Adolph Gottlieb Composition 1955 Oil on canvas 72 x 60”
“Different times require different images. Today when our aspirations have been reduced to a desperate attempt to escape from evil, and times are out of joint, our obsessive, subterranean and pictographic images are the expression of the neurosis which is our reality. To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all. On the contrary, it is the realism of our time.”
From: Le Mouvement, Galerie Denise René, Paris, April 6 – 30, 1955, with Yaacov Agam, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Egill Jacobsen, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Jean Tinguely (and Victor Vasarely) (photo: Galerie Denise René, Paris)
A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde opens this Saturday, December 3. The exhibition brings together 260 major works from MoMA’s collection, tracing the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935. Planned in anticipation of the centennial year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the exhibition highlights breakthrough developments in the conception of Suprematism and Constructivism, as well as in avant-garde poetry, theater, photography, and film, by such figures as Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Lyubov Popova, Alexandr Rodchenko, Olga Rozanova, Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, and Dziga Vertov, among others.
Exhibition Title : SPACEWARD Gallery : Everyday Mooonday at the Gallery in Republic of Korea Opening reception : 2016.11.19 19:00-22:00 Exhibition schedule : 2016.11.19 - 12.25 Hours : Tue - Sun 12-20 (The gallery is closed on Mondays)
TOiNZ is a Korean ceramic art collective of four artists from ceramic backgrounds.
TOiNZ brings to life ‘friendly ceramics’ where fairy tales inside each work share the warm feelings of people. They search for ‘friendly ceramics’ that function very closely to people’s everyday lives, producing traditional rice wine bottle, glass, plates and ceramic toys. Some of their works include: 'Teeyo’ the five village spirits of earth, fire, wind, water and heart; 'fire ball’ it appears when fire is needed and disappears; 'rocky rock’ the devoted son rock who carries his grandfather rock on his back everywhere and has become quite small with the wear and tear; tall and small trees that changes colors seasonally. These charming and lovable forms and roundness in their names further convey Toinz’s childlike pure soul.
Toinz creates ceramic shaped characters from carefully hand pressing, adding, subtracting and sculpting the clay, glazing to firing them in a kiln a few times. Because of its unique process, every piece is slightly different in shape giving the different forms and impressions its own unique story and identity. When I meet one that touches me more so than others, that peculiar feelings double and triple. The unique texture and weight you feel with the edge of your fingers let your imagination open up to the process each piece goes through. Each work has that something a machine made work cannot portray.
In this exhibition 'Toinz: the Adventure of Toin’ (2014), they have wandered around many villages meeting the village spirits and tribes and are now boarding the Cat Rocket. The planets of the universe are reborn through Toinz’s ceramic works and in them are the Universe Hony living there. Spaceward!
Re-creation of Isamu Noguchi´s Paris studio in 1927 by the Noguchi Museum as part of Impasse Ronsin-exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, featuring over 100 authentic art works, personal items and tools by Noguchi. Exhibition open until January 14th 2017. / Instagram