Olafur Eliasson, is a Danish-Icelandic artist, who in 1995 established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London. Eliasson was commissioned by The Public Art Fund to create four man-made waterfalls., this installation called the New York City Waterfalls (in New York Harbor), ran from June 26 through October 13, 2008.  His works are currently being shown at the Tanya Bonakdur Gallery in New York City, now through March 20th.

This is Eliasson’s sixth solo show at the gallery which continues his exploration of and experimentation with modes of perception and the experience of space and time. Focusing on movement, color, and light – and the interplay between the three phenomena – the exhibition involves the viewer in a collaborative creative process.

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Neue Galerie New York presents “Otto Dix,” the first solo museum exhibition of works by this major German artist ever held in North America. The exhibit opened today and plans on running through August 30, 2010. Organized by Olaf Peters, Professor of Modern Art History and Art Theory at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, the show will open at the Neue Galerie, then travel to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Portrait of the Dancer Anita Barber 1925

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Remember that bit o’ news the other day that Lindsay Lohan got suing mad at E-Trade for their SuperBowl commercial because they thought they were talking about her in the ad and decided to sue them for a bagillion dollars? Well the folks over at Gallery of The Absurd posted this hilariously awesome print in response to that tabloid tale. Lindsay should be flattered.


Roman Polanski, the award-winning director known as much for drugging and having sex with a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house in the 70′s, as for acclaimed films such as The Pianist and Rosemary’s Baby, is now getting even more media attention, but this time it is for something a little different. On February 26, the exhibition “Roman Polanski, Director and Actor” opened at the Dusseldorf FilmMuseum in Germany, profiling the exiled movie maker’s early career as a student actor up to his present accomplishments.

Read the whole article: artinfo


The Grateful Dead performed the last of their more than 2,300 concerts in 1995 and thus belong increasingly to history, not the present. Two related events make that reality clear: a new exhibition about the band that has just opened at the New-York Historical Society and the recent creation of the much larger archive, housed at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from which it is drawn.

“The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society,” which continues through July 4, includes only a tiny part of the material that the band donated to the university in 2008.

Read the whole article: nytimes


Mark Rothko ‘Archaic Idol’

Throughout history, mythologies have provided explanations for humankind’s existential surroundings through collective beliefs and shared verbal and visual narratives. Representational visual artists have long looked to ancient mythologies as a thematic repertoire, a tradition both preserved and evolved by modern and contemporary artists who continue to address and reinterpret mythological references in their works.

This exhibition addresses the artistic traces of these motifs in modern art, as well as the practice of modern myth-making, through a nonlinear, thematic representation of works, following a rough chronology from 1797 to 2008. Among the artists represented are Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Paul Cézanne, Enrique Chagoya, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Juan Downey, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Arshile Gorky, Wifredo Lam, Matta, Ana Mendieta, Wangechi Mutu, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Jackson Pollock, Odilon Redon, Mark Rothko, Jim Shaw, and Andy Warhol. via MoMA

ART FAIR IN APRIL: artbygenève

artbygenève is an art fair that takes place every spring at Palexpo. This year is the 19th edition of the international art fair, and it will take place from Wednesday 28th April to Sunday 2nd May 2010, between 11am and 8pm (Entrance for artbygenève is free on April 28 2010) in the city of Geneva (Switzerland).

Expected to attract over 20,000 visitors, with the preview event expecting some 400 art collectors, specialists from museums and from international art schools, local galleries and Swiss institutes active in the world of art.

Visit their website for more information at: artbygenève

Daily Design Inspiration is just that. A daily dose of eye candy to highlight artworks utilizing graphic design, painting, illustration techniques, or computer graphics, that we find for your viewing pleasure. Today’s edition is…Steampunk. Don’t know what Steampunk is? Well read on…

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

You’ve seen ‘steampunk’ before and might not have known it. Some movies that are steampunk in nature include The City of Lost Children (1995), Brazil (1985), City of Ember (2008), Hellboy (2004) and The Golden Compass (2007) to name a few.

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This is absolutely brilliant! From designer Chris Dimino comes a cuckoo clock themed after Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror movie The Shining. Dimino was challenged to create a cuckoo clock by which the clock itself, the cuckoo motion, sound, and the pendulum capture a moment in time fitting these elements to a concept. His solution?  When the clock strikes the hour, the clock depicts the classic moment from The Shining in which Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) comes crashing through the door wielding an ax screaming “Here’s Johnny”, followed by a scream by Shelly Duvall.  via slashfilm


According to an art historian at the University of Toronto, Philip Sohm he is. He has studied the number of writings (books, catalogs and scholarly papers) on both of them during the last 50 years. Mr. Sohm has found that Caravaggio has gradually, if unevenly, overtaken Michelangelo.  Read the whole story: NYTimes


First Lady Michelle Obama formally presented the gown she wore to the 2009 inaugural balls to the Smithsonian’s First Ladies Collection Tuesday, March 9, during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History. The gown will be displayed in the center of a new gallery addition to the museum’s popular exhibition, “The First Ladies at the Smithsonian. The one-shouldered, white-silk chiffon gown, created by designer Jason Wu, is embellished with organza flowers with Swarovski crystal centers. ” The new gallery, “A First Lady’s Debut,” opens to the public March 10. via Smithsonian National Museum of History


“Changing Channels” investigates how art reflected and drew on the mass media of television between the 1960s and the 1980s. The exhibition presents works that show the increasing significance and the economic, technological and social mechanisms of the medium. The works in question were made at the moment when television itself had undergone fundamental changes and this in turn brought about a comprehensive revision of the relationship between art and the role of media in the public sphere.  Read the whole story: artdaily

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