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Current Viewing: PAOLA PIVI : "Ok, you are better than me, so what?": Galerie Perrotin New York : 909 Madison Avenue

"?" 2013, URETHANE FOAM, PLASTIC, FEATHERS 115 X 148 X 111 cm : Image courtesy  of Galerie Perrotin."?" 2013, URETHANE FOAM, PLASTIC, FEATHERS 115 X 148 X 111 cm : Image courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.

Paola Pivi, I love you. I've been following you for sometime now, a little bit like a groupie and somewhat like a kid following a circus. Your circus is usually populated by the most fantastic menagerie of exotic animals doing hilariously domestic things. Like a leopard knocked out from sipping too many cups of tea from leopard rimmed tea-cups for instance. Apart from being accessible and appropriate for all ages, I love your wry, dry sense of humor. The best thing an adult can retain from childhood is a sense of mischief and of play. Your art is rife with that. I'm so happy that you are the inaugural artist in the New York Galerie Perrotin space. I love that Emmanuel kept the French spelling for the American market. I mean it took me a while to stop misspelling it as "galarie" in my posts but that's process right?...Make the mistake...and thus learn from trying.

Current Viewing: “Champs Élysées” : Palais de Tokyo

" Champs-Elysées" : Images courtesy of Palais de Tokyo, Paris" Champs-Elysées" : Images courtesy of Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Whoah! Palais de Tokyo does it again, Not only in terms of convening another knock-out and suitably enough, drop dead curatorial exercise, but also in terms of the stunning cultural self-awareness embedded in the idea of this exhibit. For the premier contemporary art space in Paris to structure an exhibition around the concept of the "cemetery" is beyond ironic and actually a form of cultural criticism of the best order. Paris as a Necropolis... The museum as the repository of a decaying past...art as a cultural funerary rite! That's so dense and rich a self-critque especially because the thought-system is delivered via a bricolage of unexpected artists ranging from Rodin to Ian Hamilton Finley to Duane Michals. This exhibition goes down as one of the best of the year in TI's books.

Stephen Prina : As He Remembered It : Curated by Jarrett Gregory : LACMA

As He Remembered It charts the influence between California modernist architecture and contemporary art.As He Remembered It charts the influence between California modernist architecture and contemporary art.

Matthew Day Jackson: Enshrouded Paris: 2013 Plastic, carbon fiber, YKB, steel, stainless steel frame

Good artists are also good thinkers: visual philosophers of a kind.Good artists are also good thinkers: visual philosophers of a kind.

Once at a dinner with a group of artists, I expressed embarrassment at my profession in fashion. Mr. Matthew Day Jackson advised me to stop stuttering and own up to the function . I think about that whenever I see his work.

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: PURE INVISIBLE SUN : LEE BULL : GALERIE THADDEUS ROPAC (PARIS) Sept 7th 2013

Lee Bul has been working since the 1980s, and has become one of the most noted Korean artists on the international art scene.Lee Bul has been working since the 1980s, and has become one of the most noted Korean artists on the international art scene.

Current Viewing: Aggelika Korovessi: Time, Form, Concept : National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The purpose of this exhibition is to make the visitor think about the components of its title.The purpose of this exhibition is to make the visitor think about the components of its title.

I'm enjoyed how both the works of antiquity and the sculptural forms, which fell into a kind of prosaic Modernist track matched up perfectly. Time as the great equalizer and all that. elculture.gr had some great notes on this show.

Anthea Hamilton : “Notes on Neo-Camp” at Office Baroque (Antwerp)

Remarkable Show. Venue: Office Baroque, Antwerp . Curated by: Chris Sharp Date: February 24 – April 20, 2013Remarkable Show. Venue: Office Baroque, Antwerp . Curated by: Chris Sharp Date: February 24 – April 20, 2013

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