via VernissageTV

DRAFT is the first exhibition of artist Michelle Grabner’s work at Autumn Space Gallery in Chicago. In this show, Michelle Grabner presents five large scale works and an edition. Included in the exhibition are a monochromatic woven gesso relief and a collaborative sculpture with Michelle Grabner’s husband Brad Killam.

Michelle Grabner is a Professor and Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago and runs The Suburban and The Poor Farm with her husband Brad Killam. She will co-curate the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work is included in the permanent collections at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Luxemburg; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Eva Hesse, No Title (1965), via Hauser and Wirth

Eva Hesse, No Title (1965), via Hauser and Wirth

via Artobserved

Eva Hesse’s 1965, on view at Hauser and Wirth in London, is a visual representation of a productive period in the late artist’s life.  Named after the formative year in which the pieces on view were created, it reflects the artist’s physical and mental states during this period, a time when she undertook a residency at Kettwig an der Ruhr, Germany.  Living in an abandoned textile factory, Hesse built a new style of working from the sewing machines, fabrics and other cast-off material in her space, simultaneously building a new artistic and personal awareness for herself in the process.
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Art Basel Miami Beach

December 8, 2012

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972.

Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972.

by Jane Simon
via art agenda

Much can be—and, of course, has been—said about the role of Art Basel in the global art market. It’s a fair, after all, that can turn certain “peripheral” cities into cultural centers. What was Basel, what was Miami, before the advent of the art fair? In particular, Art Basel laid down the blueprint for turning a beach town for retirees into a world-class city replete with sophisticated art venues. Surely during a few concentrated days, checkbooks are flung open as widely as the doors to some of the city’s venerable collections. Yet scores of art viewers attend the fairnot to buy art, but to see things they rarely have the chance to experience otherwise, and even to be inspired.
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Bernadette Corporation – 2000 Wasted Years (Installation View) (2012), courtesy Artists Space

Bernadette Corporation – Made In America (Issue 3) (2001), courtesy Artists Space

Over the past decade and a half, the loosely defined art collective of Bernadette Corporation has moved from underground fashion line and party promoter, to film producer, to editor and publisher of a variety of magazines, books and novels. It is currently based in New York as a collaborative with three principal members, Bernadette Van-Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walczak. Challenging contemporary creative identities and consumer politics, the group has time and again subverted the traditional practices of art and art exhibition.
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Corbett vs. Dempsey present You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do, its first exhibition of new works by artist Joyce Pensato. In this exhibition Corbett vs. Dempsey presents a group of brand new paintings, including images of Groucho Marx and South Park Kenny, as well as a startling new batch of painting collages, a new facet of her oeuvre.

Impressions from New York

October 9, 2012

Gagosian Gallery NY Chelsea: Richard Phillips has worked with actress Lindsay Lohan and presents the trailer to his new film ‘First Point’

It is astonishing that the Galleries in Chelsea (Gagosian etc.) are still on the cutting edge. Commercial art can also be the most interesting. The other highlight is the Brooklyn Museum where three interesting special exhibitions are presented parallel. MoMA and New Museum are left behind?