Pedro Reyes: Creative Time Gala 2018

CreativeTime.org:

We're thrilled to announce artist Pedro Reyes as our honoree for this year's Creative Time Gala taking place on Thursday, October 11 at 99 Scott in Bushwick, Brooklyn. A longtime Creative Time collaborator, honoree Pedro Reyes is internationally acclaimed for creating challenging artworks that address urgent social and political issues such as gun violence, and is truly exemplary of Creative Time's mission.

"I am honored to be a part of Creative Time history. My experience with the organization has been one of the wildest, most exciting and thoughtful adventures I’ve ever had — an experience made possible by a group of committed and resourceful idealists who believe in the power of art to affect real change."
- Pedro Reyes

Jordan Casteel, Pieter Hugo, Simphiwe Ndzube

Article: ‘Both, and’ mirrors gallery’s rich past

(IOL)

Every wall and room of the Stevenson Gallery has been used to pay homage to artists new and old who have showcased their work at one of the bastions of the Cape Town art scene.
The latest exhibition Both, and opened on Thursday and reflects on the past 15 years of the gallery’s existence through a selection of some 50 artists curated by the gallery’s newest partners, Alexander Richards and Sisipho Ngodwana.
They have tried to cast their minds back and make selections that serve as odes to modern and contemporary art while also celebrating the history of the gallery, its publication programme, local presence and global perspective.
The exhibition is a massive undertaking for the young curators, and will run simultaneously across the Stevenson’s Cape Town and Joburg locations.
Weekend Argus toured the gallery with the curators before the opening and they explained the choices and challenges with Both, and.
“A lot of the artists that you will see are not necessarily our gallery artists; they’re from the continent or international but it shows what Stevenson has been able to bring to the game,” said Richards.
With that in mind the first artist featured is locally based and born Berni Searle. Her 2001 video installation Snow White features Searle kneeling naked while being covered with flour. “Flour is poured over her head, then water, and she starts kneading bread... What’s important about this work in relation to the show is throughout the show there are a lot of questions about how you make something from nothing,” said Richards.
Other featured artists include Breyten Breytenbach, Jordan Casteel, Nicholas Hlobo, Pieter Hugo, Simphiwe Ndzube, Jo Ractliffe and more.
Giving the public access to the entire gallery was a central theme for the curators and became a point of importance for them in keeping with the overarching message of celebrating the history of the gallery. (more at IOL)

Simphiwe Ndzube Contemporary Art Taylor Art Collection Denver

Nathlie Provosty: Group Show 'Bui, Jensen, Lewczuk & Provosty'

Phong BUI
Bill JENSEN
Margrit LEWCZUK
Nathlie PROVOSTY


Gallery Night Opening
In presence of the artists

18 April from 6 to 9 PM
Avenue Louise 430, Brussels

Four Brooklynites reunite for a one-time-only group show in Brussels.

The idea of this exhibition arose from their long-nurtured friendship
and genuine shared love of art and culture. 
Together they explore the themes of pairs, parallels, and patterns,
with the pure pleasure of camaraderie, including the diversity that allows them to remain friends with their growth in perpetual tact.

Join us at our Brussels gallery for the opening in presence of the artists
on Wednesday 18 April until 9 PM.

Nathlie Provosty (b. 1981 in Cincinnati, Ohio; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has gained critical acclaim for her subtle, highly sensual oil paintings that oscillate in appearance through open-ended imagery and responsiveness to the movement of light. 

Works are included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; the Colby Museum of Art, Maine; the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Maine; the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Titus Kaphar: Unseen: Our Past in a new light

March 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history. Gonzales-Day and Kaphar illuminate the contributions and sacrifices people of color made during the country’s founding. Kaphar defaces, cuts, and peels back his paintings to show how portraits of American historical figures, such as Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, have traditionally coded racial difference, hid systemic prejudices, and omitted the presence of African Americans. Gonzales-Day photographs portrait busts, sculptures, and ethnographic casts in European and American museums to create installations that reveal how scientific studies, artistic conventions, and collecting tendencies have reinforced inappropriate notions of race and “Otherness.” Together, the work of these two artists will demonstrate how the absence of certain figures and communities in art has preempted their recognition in national history, and, in the process, will reclaim a space for them in the art historical context.

The Portrait Gallery curators for this exhibition are Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Latino Art and History, Taína Caragol, and Curator of Prints, Drawings and Media Arts, Asma Naeem.

Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

Article: Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

(artlyst.com)

"Presents, a platform for galleries no more than ten years old. This year, 26 galleries will showcase recent work through solo and dual-artist presentations. Highlights included Athi-Patra Ruga at WHATIFTHEWORLD; André Butzer at NINO MIER GALLERY; at Parafin, new works by Justin Mortimer; at Vigo, selected works by Derrick Adams from his Future People exhibition at Theaster Gates’ Stoney Island Arts Banks; Jose Carlos Martinat at Revolver Galeria; and Cammie Staros’ New York debut at Shulamit Nazarian."  More at Artlyst