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Shine

The exhibition features fourteen gallery artists who present pieces with surfaces that gleam, glitter, or glow. Reflecting on the past year and setting positive intent for the New Year, Shine wraps up 2018 with a range of works from mixed media paintings to sculpture.

Opening night: Thursday, December 13, 6-8 p.m.
Dates running: Friday, December 7th – Sunday, 16th December 7th (Friday) to 16th (Sunday)
Opening Hours: 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: Spiral Garden
Minami Aoyama 5-6-23
Admission: Free

https://www.spiral.co.jp/

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Entre Pausas

On the occasion of ‘Anna Maria Maiolino. ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS),’ Hauser & Wirth Publishers is pleased to release ‘Entre Pausas (Between Pauses),’ a new artist book that publishes 74 drawings from Maiolino’s eponymous series for the first time. In 1968, Maiolino left Brazil, then controlled by a repressive military dictatorship, for New York. She lived in New York for two years with her husband and two children, participating in the city’s growing Latin American artist community and balancing her roles as a mother, wife, and artist. Caring for her two young children while her husband worked, Maiolino often felt overburdened by domestic life and isolated as an immigrant in a new country. Seizing every opportunity to make her own art, she began to draw in spare moments, capturing scenes from her everyday life with immediacy and wit. The resulting series of images also engaged with larger artistic and political questions, and became a foundation for themes that she would revisit in her art for decades to come.

This new book, in addition to her drawings, features a number of photographs from Maiolino’s personal archive as well as two poems and an account of her time in New York written by the artist. Also included are contributions from the Brazilian psychoanalyst Tania Rivera and Hauser & Wirth’s Director of Special Projects Randy Kennedy. A selection of Maiolino’s ‘Entre Pausas’ drawings are on view as part of ‘ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS).’

Laura Hoptman has been a curator and a leading participant in contemporary art conversations for three decades. In July 2018, she was named executive director of the Drawing Center, after serving for eight years as a curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, where she first worked in the 1990s. At MoMA, she organized, among many other exhibitions, “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions,” a landmark show of contemporary figurative drawing. She has also organized surveys of the work of Isa Genzken, Bruce Conner, Yayoi Kusama, Henry Taylor and Elizabeth Peyton, as well as overseeing the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

Randy Kennedy is Director of Special Projects at Hauser & Wirth. Previously, he was a staff writer at The New York Times, where he worked for 23 years, more than half of that time writing about the art world. He is the author of the novel ‘Presidio,’ published in 2018 by Simon & Schuster, and a collection of essays, ‘Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York,’ published in 2004 by St. Martins Press.

Opening night: Thursday, December 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dates running:
Opening Hours: Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street
Venue: Hauser & Wirth
Admission: Free

https://www.hauserwirth.com/

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Come out to our TENTH end-of-semester PRINT SLAM! Work by Undergraduate, Open Lab, and Continuing Education students on display and for sale. Get your fingers smudgy browsing freshly printed Risograph zines, books, calendars, stickers, posters, and signed and numbered print editions. 100% of all sales go back to the artists. FREE color chart posters featuring our 2019 spring course offerings! CA$H ONLY. Free and open to the public!!

Opening night: Thursday, December 13, 5 – 8 p.m.
Dates running:
Opening Hours:
Venue: Risolab
Admission: Free

http://risolab.sva.edu/

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Here & There

For one night on 12.13.2018, Rogue Space will be hosting an exhibition of 12 NYC based international photographers for here and there. The exhibition will show over 40 images from all over the world, from Ethiopia, to Hong Kong, to London, in a host of exciting styles.

Opening night: Thursday, December 13, 5 – 9 p.m.
Dates running: Thursday, December 13
Opening Hours: 5 – 9 p.m.
Venue: Rogue Space Chelsea
Admission: Free

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Manfred Pernice / Robert Janitz

German artist Manfred Pernice titled his sixth exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery re-kapito, which derives from the German verb “rekapitulieren,” meaning “to repeat in a summarized form,” “to remember,” “to visualize once again.” In a broad sense, this term describes a central impulse in Pernices’ work: namely the intent to commemorate and visualize events, histories, and locations through the language of sculpture. In a concrete sense, re-kapito defines an exhibition concept and the artist’s decision to intersperse his new sculptures with re-assembled works from 2008, aptly titled ‘diary.’

re-kapito consists of three distinct bodies of work: standing “Dosen” sculptures (the German “Dose” meaning “can” or “container”), floor- and wall-bound “Cassettes,” and a group of floor-based modular sculptures from the past ‘diary’ series. What ties these works together is their capacity to contain objects — and even dates and time — and therefore generate meaning.

Robert Janitz’ seemingly simple shapes belie a meticulously built contemplation on painting. He generally begins with grounds of gradient color on stretched linen, which are then covered in strokes of semi-transparent paint whipped with flour. The contrasting opacities and transparencies of his marks create fissures of light. Sometimes the paintings feature torqued rectilinear boxes, or they are composed of fields of brushstrokes alone. While it seems possible that the paintings allude to expressionism, the paintings are in fact carefully delineated sets of “procedures” that provoke awareness rather than sensation.

Janitz asks fundamental questions, such as what is a brush, paint, or even a surface; and how, via his hand, these tools and materials can generate a mark. He handles paint bluntly: the broad strokes are direct and unadorned. Janitz carefully considers and builds the different pictorial planes of each painting, contemplating the two-dimensional work and its ability to create three-dimensional illusion— how color and shadow operate with and against each other.

Opening night: Thursday, December 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Dates running:
Opening Hours:
Venue: Anton Kern Gallery
Admission: Free

https://antonkerngallery.com/

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Through

The very first epoch opening exhibition, THROUGH – The Future of Visualization- will be held from December 6th to 23rd, 2018. Co-curated by Japan Display Inc., this exhibition further pursues the possibility of their most recent beta product called ‘transparency display’ by pushing its capability beyond the existing boundary as “display parts” and exhibiting its value as visually artistic interactive lighting product. The exhibition is an experimental collaboration of cultures that asks us, “Is transparency a possibility in our future of visualization?”

Opening night: Thursday, December 13
Dates running: Dec 13 at 11 PM – Dec 14 at 6 PM
Opening Hours:
Venue: FICTION
Admission: Free

https://www.fiction-space.com/

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Most Suitable, Most Valuable

CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present Most Suitable, Most Valuable, curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellow Angie Nee.

Jewelry is a spiritual carrier, a bridge and a medium for communication from person to person. Jewelry making is tailored to individuals and personalities. In the creation process, artists pay attention to the relationship between jewelry and body. In exploring the value of jewelry within different kinds of relationships, artists are more willing to use materials that express their ideas than materials that are traditionally deemed valuable.

For a century, diamonds have become symbols of paradigm relationships in jewelers’ business marketing. In the current era of fast-selling products and popular culture, jewelry artists make jewelry with plastic, wood, recycled paper and other materials that are easily reproducible. This is a rebellion against the traditional relationship paradigm. At the same time, these works reveal a very humanized, personal, and even poetic connection to their maker.

Most Suitable, Most Valuable brings together works from a variety of artists using unconventional materials, and focuses on the artists’ exploration process of the materials and essence of jewelry. Hansel Tai is a rational poet in his jewelry creation. Xinyu Cui tried to establish a balance between tradition and modernity. Rui Xu’s development of materials was accompanied by her understanding of nature.

Opening night: Thursday, December 13, 7 – 9 p.m.
Dates running: December 5th – December 18th, 2018
Opening Hours:
Venue: CP Projects Space
Admission: Free

http://www.macp.sva.edu/

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