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Franz Graf – See What Sees You – Vienna – Austria

Franz Graf, SIEheWASDICHSIEHET, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Krizinger © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2013

From Jan 29, 2014 until May 18, 2014 – Belvedere – 21er Haus
Franz Graf (born in Tulln in 1954) lives and works in Vienna and the Waldviertel region in Lower Austria. He studied with Oswald Oberhuber at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. From 1979 to 1984, he cooperated closely with Brigitte Kowanz. Between 1997 and 2006, he was a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

His works are black and white and depict figures and abstract ornaments. Frequently, the basic shapes he uses are circles combined with letters, word fragments and quotes – his art is material poetry. Graf brings together drawings, photographs, audio and video art, prints and objects from daily life to create open systems that form aesthetic spaces of experience rather than multimedia installations.

For his exhibition at the 21er Haus in Vienna, Graf entangles the many levels of his oeuvre again to juggle emptiness and abundance, black-and-white contrasts, fine delicate details and large iconic, archaic and modern elements in his signature style.

For this purpose, he produces a new series of works that is juxtaposed with pieces by international and national contemporary artists as well as with works from the collections of the Belvedere and of the artist himself. The sum of these parts not only forms an exuberant exhibition in the main hall of the 21er Haus, but also a stage on which Franz Graf will permanently extend his installation throughout the duration of the exhibition. Additionally, it will host performances and collaborative art productions every other week.


American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe – New York – NY

 Edward Hopper. House by the Railroad. 1925. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29" (61 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Digital Imaging Studio

Edward Hopper. House by the Railroad. 1925. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29″ (61 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Digital Imaging Studio

Until January 26, 2014 – Museum of Modern Art – MoMA

American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe takes a fresh look at the Museum’s holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century.

Florine Stettheimer - Family Portrait, II - Oil on canvas 46 1/4 x 64 5/8" (117.4 x 164 cm)  -  1933 - The Museum of Modern Art

Florine Stettheimer – Family Portrait, II – Oil on canvas 46 1/4 x 64 5/8″ (117.4 x 164 cm) – 1933 – The Museum of Modern Art

American Modern includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by more than 50 artists, bringing together some of the Museum’s most celebrated masterworks, including pieces by Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Florine Stettheimer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth.

Andrew Wyeth - 1948 - Christina's World - Tempera on gessoed panel - 81.9 cm × 121.3 cm (32¼ in × 47¾ in) - Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Andrew Wyeth – 1948 – Christina’s World – Tempera on gessoed panel – 81.9 cm × 121.3 cm (32¼ in × 47¾ in) – Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Contextualizing these works across mediums and amid lesser-seen but revelatory compositions, American Modern offers these artists’ views of the United States in a period of radical transformation, expressed in a variety of visual styles, artistic movements, and personal visions.

Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) - Abstraction Blue - 1927 - Oil on canvas - 40 1/4 x 30" (102.1 x 76 cm) - Copyright:© 2013 The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) – Abstraction Blue – 1927 – Oil on canvas – 40 1/4 x 30″ (102.1 x 76 cm) – Copyright:© 2013 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The selection of more than 100 works is organized thematically, depicting such subjects as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA’s collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution’s history.

Museum of Modern Art  – New York

Arnaud Maggs: Identification – Ottawa – Canada

Until the 16th of Sep 2012 – National Gallery of Canada

Canadian artist Arnaud Maggs has often been described as an aesthete. Through his photographs he gives us the opportunity to look again at our surroundings to see the unusual beauty in the commonplace – in the shapes of people’s heads, the markings of time in old books and paper ephemera, as well as the different typography we encounter in our everyday lives.

Arnaud Maggs Scrapbook (détail), 2009 Collection du MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie) © Arnaud Maggs Avec l’aimable autorisation de Susan Hobbs Gallery

rnaud Maggs: Identification is a survey exhibition that follows the senior artist’s production over four decades. Focusing on seminal and recent works, it showcases the artist’s various working strategies and subject matter. The show features his early portrait series, his monumental photographic installations of found historical ephemera, the typography used in signage and numbering systems, as well as pieces that centre on rare books, including his own Scrapbook (2009), which is filled with the inspiring items Maggs collected while working as a graphic designer. Each work on display records in some way the people, places and lived experiences that have marked him – they can be seen as portraits of the artist.

Arnaud Maggs - Alex Colville 1988

National Gallery of Canada

Art Basel 43 – 2012 -Basel – Switzerland

From June 14 to June 17, 2012 – Messe Basel, Messeplatz

The world’s premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show’s multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

65,000 people attended Art 42 Basel, the last edition of this favorite rendezvous for the global artworld, including art collectors, art dealers, artists, curators and other art enthusiasts.

A Gentil Carioca | Rodrigo Torres | Uns trocados (Some change), 2009 | Courtesy of the artist and A Gentil Carioca

th its world-class museums, outdoor sculptures, theaters, concert halls, idyllic medieval old town and new buildings by leading architects, Basel ranks as a culture capital, and that cultural richness helps put the Art Basel week on the agenda for art lovers from all over the globe. During Art Basel, a fascinating atmosphere fills this traditional city, as the international art show is reinforced with exhibitions and events all over the region.

Galerie VidalCuglietta | Zin Taylor | Thoughts about twelves cups, seven fingers and one cane manifested into a form (study)

cated on the banks of the Rhine, at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany, Basel is easily navigated by foot and trams.

Art Basel Website

Heather Hermann – New Works – Las Vegas – Nevada

Heather Hermann - Farewell Cosmos - Oil on Canvas - 36” x 36”

From May 31st 2012     – Sin City Gallery

Romance and technology merge as one. Heather Hermann aka “Calliopie” presents a elegantly sexual view into the philosophy of love, and the fascination of repressed desires exemplified by the classic hard-style of pre-WWII Art Deco Germany.
Heather is 23 years old and is a native of Las Vegas. Attended LVA and graduated with a diploma in AP Visual Arts and Photography.

Heather Hermann - The Execution of Princess Von Hildus and Her Hero - Oil on Canvas - 30” x 48”

he is a current local rising Las Vegas artist star and has participated in several events contributing to the Cast and Reunion Showgirl Reunions, First Friday and much more. Heather works with Sin City Gallery and is prepping to show at Blackbird Studios this winter.
Heather now works at Emergency Arts in the Las Vegas Downtown Area.

Sin City Gallery

HyeKyong Yun, Solo Show – Helsinki – Finland

From May 16 to June 3, 2012 – 00130Gallery

Self-portraiture is about treating personal history and documenting a process of self-exploration and self-discovery. Taking pictures of others seems very different from self-portraiture but I approach it as different way of documenting myself. My photographs always have a part of me in them; they contain my personal history, no matter whom they are of.

he emotions reflected in my art are also a common issue for all human beings, so that they can see their own reflection in my work and in the sympathy it evokes

orn in Seoul, South Korea, HyeKyong Yun has been living and working in Montreal since 2003. She holds a BFA in cinema at Sangmyung University in Seoul, Korea as well as a BFA in photography at Concordia University. For several years the focus of HyeKyong’s photography has been self-portrait. In her latest project, “Boys”, she uses this self-portrait approach to portray others.


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