Sunday, May 06, 2012

Flash Art International: May_June 2012

Flash Art International 284 features two covers: Takashi Murakami and Jacob Kassay.
News Section:Lucy Rees introduces us to the inaugural exhibition and program of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney , on the occasion of its reopening in March, 2012. Lucy Rees extends her Australia overview to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), in Tasmania .
Flash Art International’s editorial team interviews White Cube Hong Kong’s director Graham Steele about the recent opening of the gallery’s Asian branch. Umberta Genta interviews Manifesta 9 curator and co-curators, discussing the theme of this edition, “The Deep of The Modern,” as well as the choice of location. Wendy Vogel provides an insight to the second New Museum’s Triennial, “The Ungovernables,” by analyzing the political and aesthetic orientation of the exhibition. Lucy Rees interviews Anne Barlow, curator of the BucharestBiennale 5, “Tactics for the Here and Now.” Adam O’Reilly talks to Garry Neill Kennedy about his latest book, The Last Art College , 1968-1978, which details the history of the legendary Nova Scotia College of Art and its influence on conceptual art.
In the Gallerist’s Page, Donatien Grau interviews Seth Sieglaub about the beginning of his gallerist career in the ’60s and the evolution of his practice. In the Curator’s Space, Sam Bardaouil takes Iranian art of the Safavid Empire as a starting point to debate on the challenges and provocations offered by art throughout history. Flash Art International also features Asian Insider, a column on the Asian art market by Patricia Chen, who, in this issue, focuses on Hong Kong and Singapore.
Book Reviews:
Ver Sacrum: The Death of The Audience, by Nicola Trezzi; Trembling Bodies, by Lucy Rees; Francesca Woodman, by Umberta Genta.
Flash Art Editor at Large Gea Politi interviews Palais de Tokyo President, Jean de Loisy, on the occasion of the reopening of the Palais on April 2012.
Alexander Ferrando talks to Toronto-based collector Ydessa Hendeles about her “curatorial compositions” and theYdessa Hendeles Art Foundation.
On the occasion of his major exhibition “Murakami-Ego” at the Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Doha , Qatar , Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is interviewed by the exhibition curator and 2013 Venice Biennale artistic directorMassimiliano Gioni.
American artist Jacob Kassay is interviewed by Matthew Lyons about his background in Buffalo , his relationship to music and his exhibition at the Power Station in Dallas .
In a conversation moderated by Getty curator Glenn Phillips and Flash Art Los Angeles editor Patrick Steffen, Judy Chicago and Eleanor Antin talk about their arrival in California in the ’60s, the early days of Feminism, and Pacific Standard Time.
Los Angeles-based artist Tomory Dodge speaks to his fellow artist Brett Cody Rogers about his recent body of work, his childhood and abstract painting.
Kunsthalle Winterthur director Oliver Kielmayer presents a selection of works by Phil Collins, Adrian Paci, Ferhat Özgür, Irina Botea, Köken Ergun and Mircea Nicolae under the title “We are beautiful.”
Flash Art International May-June issue features the second iteration of its supplement Flash Art Asia:
Introducing the supplement is a Survey edited by Giancarlo Politi and Lucy Rees involving professionals based in the region.
In an essay written by Beijing-based art critic Edward Sanderson, Flash Art International introduces the practice of Chinese artist Liu Ding.
Iona Whittaker explores Chinese artist Liu Wei’s practice in an essay focused on the artist’s most recent works.
Lucy Rees talks to Indonesian artist Gede Mahendra Yasa about his work in relationship to the legacy of painting.
Israeli curator and filmmaker Joshua Simon and artist Ohad Meromi speak about Meromi’s notion sculptures and much more.
Using the term Hallyu as a starting point, editor II-Joo presents the modus operandi of Seven Korean artists: YeonDoo Jung, U-Ram Choe, YongBaek Lee , KiBong Rhee, Heung-Woo Shin, Lee Se-Hyun and Park Min Joon.
This issue Brand New section includes Jeremy Shaw by Klaus Biesenbach and George Henry Longly by Wendy Vogel, and the Spotlight exhibitions are “The Collectors show: Kimera. Asian contemporary art from private collections,” at the Singapore Art Museum, and Elad Lassry (Presence 2005) ” at the Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles .
The review section includes:
Interiors, Birgit Brenner, Albert Oehlen, My Barbarian, Glenn Kaino, Gabriel Kuri, Toby Ziegler, Thomas Eggerer, Boris Mikhailov, Yayoi Kusama, Combine Reality: Eli Cortiñas and Katharina Jahnke, Monica Bonvicini, Philippe Mayaux, Lucio Fontana, Pierre Vadi, Dan Graham, Atelier Van Lieshout, Ai Weiwei, Ali Kazma, Aernout Mik, Karl Holmqvist, Kwan Sheung Chi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pushpamala N.

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