We are pleased to announce that The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has added Hiroshi Senju's Suijingū (Shrine of the Water God) to its permanent collection. This twelve-panel, twenty-four-foot screen is on view in Room 230 of the museum's Asian Art Galleries.
We are pleased to announce that gallery artist Susan Weil will be featured in Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College, the first in-depth exhibition of the history of photography at the storied institution. Her work will be featured alongside photographs by Josef Albers, Hazel Larsen Archer, Josef Breitenbach, Harry Callahan, Trude Guermonprez, Robert Haas, Clemens Kalischer, Barbara Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Andy Oates, Robert Rauschenberg, Aaron Siskind, Cy Twombly, Stan VanDerBeek and Jonathan Williams.
The exhibition coincides with a series of workshops, talks and screenings, the details of which can be found here: http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/exhibitions/
We are pleased to announce that STG artist Zheng Lu will be installing a large-scale sculpture at Gillman Barracks as part of the outdoor public art project Lock Route, which will open to the public January 13 during Gillman Barracks’ Art After Dark event. The bespoke sculpture is part of the artist’s Shiosai series and will be on view until June 30. The Lock Route project, which will include a number of sculptures, was commissioned by the Gillman Barracks Programme Office and curated by Khairuddin Hori.
Congratulations to STG artist Susan Weil, whose work is part of the group exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957 at the UCLA Hammer Museum, which was named one of the top ten museum shows of the year in the LA orbit by art critic Christopher Knight. He writes: “For a generation of young artists flanking World War II, tiny Black Mountain College in rural North Carolina would become the prime incubator of America’s avant-garde culture.”
Congratulations to Hiroshi Senju, who has been awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation for his contributions to the deeper understanding of Japanese art around the world through his internationally recognized oeuvre. The award was presented in New York by Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consul General of Japan in New York. The Foreign Minister's Commendation is awarded annually to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and areas.
Re-sist-ance is gallery artist Zheng Lu’s first large-scale solo museum show in Shaghai. It comprises eight new works produced in 2016 that explore the aesthetics of resistance. This follows a successful solo exhibition at Taipei’s Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015.
The husband-and-wife team, known for their installations dealing with displacement, change and memory by way of community engagement, talk about the work on view in their current exhibition at STG Chelsea.
Thames & Hudson has just published Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements, a lavish overview of the photographer’s groundbreaking work across four decades, including 140 photographs of both iconic and previously unpublished images. Edited and curated by William A. Ewing, it presents Burtynsky’s oeuvre in five free-flowing sections that provide a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world.
Jane Lee is profiled in Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon, 2016). This is a broad survey of more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with—and pushing the the boundaries of—the medium of paint. This is a follow up to Vitamin P, published in 2002.
Photographs by gallery artist Steve McCurry are on view at Asia Society Hong Kong in Picturing Asia: Double Take–The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. The exhibition, which marks Asia Society’s sixtieth anniversary, sheds light on Brake and McCurry’s common passion in capturing the many facets of Asia.
Veteran STG artist Susan Weil’s work is on view in Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957. The traveling exhibition debuted at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art before moving to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Its final stop is the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Columbus. This is the first comprehensive museum show to focus on the history of the college, which became a crucial incubator for future giants of the mid-century avant-garde.
We’re pleased to announce the winners of our outdoor mural contest at STG Singapore: UCA (Unknown Chinese Artists), Soph O and Sam Lo. Soph and Sam will paint a 10-meter long mural outside the gallery in front of a live audience during Gillman Barracks’ Fourth Anniversary celebrations over the weekend of September 24. We received sixty (amazing) entries; our sincere thanks to all who applied.
Miya Ando walks us through her latest works, from glistening sheets of metal to slabs of raw, charred wood. She discusses her interest in the shifting nature of perception and viewers’ engagement with her ephemeral paintings. She also speaks about how her childhood—growing up among Buddhist priests in a temple in Japan—inspired her recent work.
We invite Fashion Institute of Technology art historian Rachel Baum to sit down with one of Bangladesh’s foremost contemporary artists, Dhaka-based Tayeba Begum Lipi. Their conversation touches on Lipi’s provocative choice of materials, ranging from razor-blades to safety-pins, and her recent works exploring ideas of commodification and self-branding.
American-born conceptual artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner invited us into his studio to explore the process behind his sonic sculptures inspired by Indonesian gamelan music. Kuffner immersed himself in the study of the instruments for the last decade and continues to work with craftsmen from Java. His kinetic works are comprised of orchestras of handcrafted percussion instruments derived from the gamelan and robotic technology.
Long Island Pulse magazine interviews Nathan Slate Joseph about his life and work. The longtime STG artist shares how he transitioned to sculpture from working two dimensionally and how his childhood in Israel continues to inform his art.
The online art publicationsits down with Miya Ando in her studio ahead of the opening of The Nature of Percepton, June 9, in the Chelsea gallery. Ando speaks about how she creates metal paintings, drawing on techniques from her ancestors who were sword makers in Bizen, Japan. She also reveals her latest experiments using charred wood laced with gold dust.
Robert Yasuda’s work is on view in Forty, a celebration of the venerable institution’s fortieth anniversary. The exhibition, organized by Alanna Heiss, PS1’s founding director, features work by more than forty artists who were key participants in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement and the early years of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
To listen to a conversation between Robert Yasuda and Alanna Heiss, click here.
June 25 markes the opening of Bei Wu, a new sculpture park, which showcases more than seventy-five works from artists from around the world, including seventeen paintings and sculptures from longtime STG artist Fré Ilgen who is based in Berlin. The works, which will remain in the park’s permanent collection are installed in and indoor gallery designated specifically for Ilgen’s work, as well outside.
STG artist Denise Green’s work is on view in the fifth edition of The Biennale of Painting. The show features six of her pieces, including two abstract paintings and four small and large-scale photo collages related to the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes.
The Straits Times highlights the Anthony Poon exhibition Transformation and Color (May 2016) at STG Singapore and speaks to his family about how they helped bring the show to life. The exhibition features rarely seen works offering insight into one of the most significant figures in modern Asian art history.