Monday, November 29, 2010

Exhibition Short Review, The Force of Absence

Gladstone Gallery, Ugo Rondinone, "nude" November 6 through December 23, 2010

Solo exhibition of Ugo Rondinone, an exhibition that continues his exploration of meaning created through and in subjectivity but maps out an extended terrain through figuration and life sized sculptures that are solemnly morbid.

In this show the Swiss Artist extends his conceptual concerns beyond the ironic and optimistic gestures (works that come to mind, 'Hell, yes!' planted on top of the New Museum', and his clown series) featured in some of his past work. His new work and its context within the space of the Gladstone gallery forcefully creates a mediative space, an interval, an interval affirmed by a certain measure of absence keenly felt by the spectator.

Required attendance for those familiar or new to his work. Click here for Exhibition Link.

Monday, November 01, 2010

AC Weekly Calendar

Barnes & Noble R. Crumb, 11/1/2010 7pm
R. Comb, known as the father of the underground comix, joins daughter Sophie in conversation with Bob Weil about the release of her new book, Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist.

Fashion Institute of Technology, Nayland Blake 11/2/2010 130pm - 230pm
Artist, writer, curator, and Chair of the ICP - Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, Nayland Blake, speaks about his work where he addresses issues of his own racially mixed background, sexual identity, and body identity.

92nd st Y, Anselm Kiefer 11/2/2010 8pm
German Artist Anselm Kiefer, former student of Joseph Beuys, has built a diverse body of work over the past 40 years that interrogates and critiques German history, particularly the current impact of the former Third Reich.

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Paul Chan 12/1/2010 6pm-8pm
Paul Chan discusses the process of his collaboration with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to put on Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He will also show clips from the performance and speak about about the installation of the Godot archive at MoMA.

Guggenheim, Rob Pruitt 12/8/2010 7pm
Rob Pruitt, notorious for reemerging in the art world with a gallery show that featured a line of cocaine sprawled across a gallery floor, will host the Guggenheim's second Annual Art Awards.