Artist Kennedy Yanko Wants to Teach Your Children How to Make Art During Quarantine
Next week was supposed to be a big one for artist Kennedy Yanko, as she was supposed to present new work at the Dallas Art Fair by way of New York’s Denny Dimin Gallery. Then the fair, like so many other art events happening around the world, got postponed indefinitely. (It is now scheduled for the beginning of October.)
Iranian-Born Artist Amir H. Fallah Creates Work That Thrives In A Cultural Limbo
Fallah creates work with stupefying subtext
The 40-year-old artist paints idiosyncratic portraits that unfurl infinite narratives to his audience. Ask him, and he explains that his detail-rich, colour-drenched paintings are a new kind of portrait, one that shows a person without physicality at all. More often than not, these portraits – usually created in close collaboration with his subjects – forego face and skin tone, and instead allow a Garfield plushy or goblet drum to tell the tale.
A pair of hairy, pendulous tits and a huge belly marred by stretch marks, drooping skin, fresh bruises, and old wounds: This is a general yet reasonably accurate description of an obese, middle-aged physique—one that belongs to me, a gay man.
“Nothing feels as good as scouring a yard, spotting a piece that calls to you, digging for its entirety, and revealing its full glory,” says Brooklyn-based sculptor Kennedy Yanko. She is speaking of her trips to salvage yards in search of discarded metals she will later repurpose for her sculpture practice. “It’s a full day or multiday activity, scavenging. But again, it’s an integral thrill and informs everything that follows.” The fruit from some of these treasure hunts will be on view in a solo show with Denny Dimin Gallery at the Dallas Art Fair in October. Page 79
In New York, amidst the current pandemic demobilizing our cities, Denny Dimin Gallery in New York mounts “Hong Kong — Tales of the City,” a panoramic showcase of Hong Kong video art, co-presented with Videotage.
10 More Recipes From Artists Who Are Getting Creative in the Kitchen to Spice Up Dining in the Era of Social Distancing
Dana Sherwood, Olafur Eliasson, and other artists share some of their favorite recipes.
As much of the world hunkers down, practicing social distancing and sheltering in place, everyday life is shifting dramatically. And for artists, like the rest of us, that means preparing for an extended stay at home by stocking up their larders.
In search of a little culinary inspiration, we turned to artists who have worked with food in their practices, either as a material or subject matter, to ask them what they’re cooking during these unprecedented times.
People who are comfortable buying pricey cars or jewelry often don’t carry the same level of confidence when they step into an art gallery.
“Why?” asks Mike Steib, the CEO of Artsy. His answer: “The industry is opaque, it isn’t accessible, and there’s high transaction friction. So [wealthy people], despite their means, come to believe that it must not be a world that’s available to them.”
How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? is an online exhibition, co- curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis. We invited artists who are considered thought leaders; artists who struggle with futuristic pessimism, political outrage and psychic melt-downs.
‘What Does a Gallery Become?’: Small Galleries Seek Solutions as They Face a Perilous Spring Without Fairs or Exhibitions
Small and mid-range galleries are the most vulnerable to economic shifts, but they are also more spry.
For decades, the contemporary art market has essentially functioned as a bountiful flow of physical meetings: crowded openings, boozy dinners, and chatty fair floors, not to mention handshake deals. So what happens when all that evaporates? We’re about to find out.
Artadia has announced the recipients of the sixth annual Los Angeles Artadia Awards: Beatriz Cortez, Amir H. Fallah, and Suné Woods. Cortez, a Los Angeles–based multidisciplinary artist, whose work explores topics such as versions of modernity, memory and loss in the aftermath of war, and migration, and Woods, who is best known for her multichannel video installations, photographs, and collages, will be given $10,000 in unrestricted funds.
Art Industry News: The Metropolitan Museum of Art May Be Closed, But the Met Gala Is Still On + Other Stories
Plus, Studio 54 regulars look back ahead of the Brooklyn Museum’s show and mega-galleries in New York temporarily shutter.
Artadia Announces 2020 Los Angeles Winners – Artadia has awarded 2020 grants to the Los Angeles-based artists Beatriz Cortez, Amir H. Fallah, and Suné Woods.
The Armory Show, which returned to Piers 90 and 94 on New York’s Hudson River for its 26th edition boasted 183 exhibitors from 32 countries, although most were American and European galleries while only 14 were from Asia or have a presence there.
The 2020 edition of the Armory Show opened to invited guests on Wednesday, March 4, and runs at Piers 90 and 94 through Sunday, March 8. Despite ongoing concerns around the world over the new coronavirus and the ways in which it could spread in large crowds, the fair went on, and many dealers said the affair was business as usual during its early hours.
Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week
From the Armory Party at MoMA to the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, there’s something for everyone this week. Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
The 2020 edition of the Armory Show opens to the public later this week, running from March 5 to March 8, with a preview day on March 4. This year, more than 180 local, national, and global exhibitors will gather at New York’s Piers 90 and 94. Mega-enterprise Gagosian will be joined by returning galleries such as 303 Gallery (New York), Victoria Miro (London and Venice), Jeffrey Deitch (Los Angeles and New York), and Sean Kelly (New York and Taipei). Newcomers to the fair include Carbon 12 (Dubai), Denny Dimin Gallery (New York), Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore).
Armory Week 2020: Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to the Fairs
BY CLAIRE SELVIN
With the ADAA Art Show having already opened and many more fairs to follow, it’s time once again for Armory Week in New York. Below is a guide to nine art fairs to take in over the days to come, at scales both big and small. Note that the listings focus on public opening dates and times (excluding certain advance previews and VIP events).