A blanket of fine, dry snow greeted the wallers on their first morning of work in Kansas City. It was the beginning of March, and Andy Goldsworthy, with the help of a select crew led by four veteran U.K. wallers and two handfuls of local stone movers, was conjuring up his latest site-specific installation, Walking Wall, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
NEW YORK New Museum Daiga Grantina, a Latvian-born artist working in Paris, has produced a rare thing: a series of sculptural moments that together evoke certain structures of the natural world. Her strategically spaced, sequential pieces are effectively about their own materiality, enclosed and defined by how and from what they are fabricated.
LONDON Waddington Custot American sculptor Jedd Novatt, who works between his studios in Paris and the industrial city of Eibar in northern Spain, close to Bilbao, describes his early experience of diving as character building and an important influence on how he sees and experiences space, even on dry land.
WASHINGTON, DC von ammon co. “MENTAL”—the title alone encapsulates how many people identify the zeitgeist in this dystopian era, a crisis, in part, of individual freedom and choice that 20th-century existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre predicted in Being and Nothingness. New York-based Tabor Robak updated the theme with wily poignancy in his recent show.
Sarah Lucas has a feeling for materials that quite simply takes your breath away, a formidable command over sculptural form, a knack for striking compositions and juxtapositions, an abiding interest in charged and often politically incorrect content, and a deliciously wicked sense of humor.
Desmaterializar, descartar, recuperar, romper, arrugar—palabras que nos acercan al trabajo de Julia Clutterbuck, una joven artista que plantea escenarios abstractos compuestos a partir de composiciones superpuestas de materia.
“Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948–1968,” which opened on February 13 at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles (the gallery is closed until further notice), is the first comprehensive presentation in the U.S. of the late Italian master’s groundbreaking Ambienti spaziali (Spatial Environments).
WASHINGTON, DC Various locations In a city chockablock with monuments, “By the People” alternatively mounts ephemeral public art. Organized by the nonprofit organization Halcyon, which also sponsors residencies for social practice artists and social entrepreneurs, the 2019 “By the People” festival (its second installment) aimed to present “artwork that sparks dialogue and builds bridges within and across communities.”
Guillaume Leblon’s works are difficult to categorize, occupying the space in between things. He considers his sculpture and installations to be like “fleeting memories, blurring the boundaries of real and surreal,” with “a strong and seductive material presence.”
Jes Fan’s work unspools complexities, unifies diversities, and creates new forms of beauty. His unique vision includes abstract systems that allude to gender and racial distinctions as well as to outer/inner structures, merging art, science, philosophy, and cultural histories.