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Eagerly Anticipating: Marcel Dzama : Une Danse des Bouffons (A Jester's Dance) : Starring Kim Gordon and Hannelore Knuts

Une danse des bouffons, which features music from, among other musicians, Dzama and Will Butler of Arcade Fire.Une danse des bouffons, which features music from, among other musicians, Dzama and Will Butler of Arcade Fire.

Marcel Dzama’s latest film, Une danse des bouffons (or A jester’s dance), will have its American debut at David Zwirner in New York. It premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art to coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival (2013) and was recently on view as part of Hollow Laughter, the artist’s solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland (2014). Other works in the exhibition at David Zwirner include new sculptures, drawings, and collages.

Current Viewing: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster : euqinimod & costumes : 303Gallery (NYC): Until May 31

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.

For her first exhibition at 303 and in a New York gallery, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster will present a new typology of works by revealing an unusual part of her personal archives from the mid-sixties until now, both intimate and social, both fetishistic and symptomatic: her personal clothing and textiles.

Current Viewing: Paintings Without Borders: Ned Vena at Real Fine Arts (New York) : Until April 19th

TI  for one,  appreciates the procedural honesty of a capital letter G in Collegiate Black font.TI for one, appreciates the procedural honesty of a capital letter G in Collegiate Black font.

What was that thing you were saying about too much of the art in New York being...decorative. As in "McMansion living room ready"? As in "made by a committee of well traveled art directors". Don't be so jaded. Gorge on the ironies. Capital G. Ned Vena's show at Real Fine Arts ( you can't allege that these kids don't have a deadpan sense of humor) does not duck the ironies flying everywhere. Ned Vena ran a business as a vinyl sign maker so he decided to repurpose images created by clients of his sign business in the form of these shaped canvasses. As the press release explicates,

TI PREVIEW:CRUSHfanzine :ISSUE #9 : I AM DESI SANTIAGO

"I Am Desi Santiago" documents the work, thought processes and inspirations of the New York City based artist."I Am Desi Santiago" documents the work, thought processes and inspirations of the New York City based artist.

TI considers CRUSHfanzine to be part of the family, given the very good work executed all the way back in that Charlotte Rampling issue ( No. 4 ).

The Michel Majerus' Moment

Michel Majerus @ Kunstmuseum Stuttgart from vejai on Vimeo.

With the staging of a massive Matthew Marks retrospective that spawls across the galleries at 502, 522, and 526 West 22nd Street, Michel Majerus' post-pop legacy is at maximum impact this season. After the Kunstmuseum Stuggart exhibition in 2012, an American institution was bound to pick up the mantle of Majerus' appropriation driven work. Matthew Marks certainly has not stinted on their platforming of the Berlin-based artist, whose promising career was cut short by a plane crash at age 35

Current Viewing: DISown- Not For Everyone : Red Bull Studios ( New York) : Until April 6

Art as retail ? It's the tone of the times.Art as retail ? It's the tone of the times.

“DISown – Not For Everyone,” is an art exhibition posing as a retail store. Or maybe it’s the other way around. As Karl Lagerfeld for H&M is a diffusion line for fashion, DISown is a diffusion line for art. Set as an examination of taste and consumerism, DISown presents a new model for cultural critique. Presenting products from over 30 world-renowned artists including Ryan Trecartin, Jon Rafman, Bjarne Melgaard, Amalia Ulman, Telfar and Hood By Air (HBA), DISown will be featured in a retail installation by artist Lizzie Fitch. Art collective DIS and curator Agatha Wara present the month long exhibition, starting March 6th at Red Bull Studio New York.

Current Viewing: Sarah Lucas: Nud Nob : Gladstone Gallery ( New York)

Referencing the Greek gods of love and fertility, Lucas uses the titling of her work to infuse the sculptures with humor.Referencing the Greek gods of love and fertility, Lucas uses the titling of her work to infuse the sculptures with humor.

This show features a series of large-scale bronze and cast-concrete sculptures displayed variously on pedestals, and, at other times, installed directly on the floor. Characteristic of Lucas’s practice, the works simultaneously suggest multiple forms, as with the two monumental bronze works Florian and Kevin, which appear as both oversized vegetables and phallic-shaped sculptures. By confronting viewers with objects that are at once familiar and disorienting, Lucas proposes a reading of her work that seeks to subtly subvert socially constructed norms.

Current Viewing: Collier Schorr : 8 Women : 303 Gallery ( New York )

Schorr's earliest works utilized appropriated ads from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire.Schorr's earliest works utilized appropriated ads from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire.

The Armory Show. The Whitney Biennale. The Roe Ethridge and the Collier Schorr makes for a jam packed NY art crawl this week and next. #visualglut #feedtheeye

Current Viewing: Sacrifice Your Body: Roe Ethridge: Andrew Kreps Gallery (NYC) : Until March 29th

Roe Ethridge: Gisele on the Phone, 2013 C-print 34 7/8 x 45 3/4 in (88.6 x 116.2 cm) ; Edition of 5 + 2 APsRoe Ethridge: Gisele on the Phone, 2013 C-print 34 7/8 x 45 3/4 in (88.6 x 116.2 cm) ; Edition of 5 + 2 APs

“For the last ten years or so I have been interested in how images could function as fugue. I was initially drawn to the idea as it referred to the medical condition of the "fugue state". A person in a "fugue state" is prone to long term amnesia usually combined with a far-flung travel.

Current Viewing: Bad Conscience : Metro Pictures (New York) : Until FEBRUARY 22, 2014

Miller’s essays have been published by JRP|Ringier under the title " The Ruin of Exchange and The Price Club."Miller’s essays have been published by JRP|Ringier under the title " The Ruin of Exchange and The Price Club."

Yes, the New York Art Scene is incestuous. Yes, it's rigged and not always rigorous. But every system has its disruptions and its subversions. This show is a testimony to that. It is "organized" (note, not "curated") by artist/writer John Miller.

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