New York David Zwirner Gallery “Richard Serra: Early Work” focused on the first five years of the artist’s sculptural output, from the moment when he began working with found industrial materials (1966) to the completion of his first corpus of works, the monumental propped steel plates (1969–71) that later brought him international renown.
New York Galerie Perrotin One might dismiss Paola Pivi’s recent exhibition as a simple, meaningless, and goofy display, but its materiality alone raises such a surfeit of issues and interpretations that it far exceeds the one-liner modus operandi of much conceptual art.
New York David Zwirner The exquisite polish of paint on John McCracken’s simple slabs and other minimal sculptures has the ability to transform three-dimensional art into surfaces that relate as much to painting as they do to objects in this world.
Workplace, 2013. Mixed media, 200 x 200 x 60 cm. Leonardo Damonte, a young Argentinian sculptor, had his first solo exhibition at the Sicart Gallery, in Barcelona in 2007; just one year later, he received his first international award—first prize at the Art Biennial of Bahía Blanca in Argentina.
Boston Boston University uboc No. 1 & stuVi2, a four-day public art installation by Swiss artist Florian Dombois, was on view from sunset until 2 a.m. during the TransCultural Exchange’s third biennial conference on international opportunities for artists.
Miami Pérez Art Museum Miami A 2007 ceramic work in Ai Weiwei’s blockbuster exhibition “According to What?” emblazons a Neolithic Chinese vessel with a silver Coca-Cola logo painted over original decorative motifs of people and turtles holding hands.
Boston Boston Sculptors Gallery “Scrap!,” a recent exhibition by Boston artist Jessica Straus, was quirky and fun and full of surprises in its celebration of the inventive spirit. For this new series of works, Straus repurposed wooden clementine crates—thin plywood boxes printed with brightly colored graphics.
Lincoln, Massachusetts deCordova Museum Describe a plastic bottle. What are the first adjectives that come to mind? Maybe fragile, ephemeral, unattractive. We are so used to seeing these disposable objects transit quickly through our homes that we fail to consider their long life after the trashcan.
Rotterdam Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Theatrical producer, producer for Dutch public television, and visual artist, Peter Zegveld included 12 visual and sound works in his recent solo exhibition, which surveyed three decades of his artistic practice.
Born in Ecuador, Lucía Falconí, who studied and lived for years in Germany, embodies the global concerns of many contemporary artists while retaining a very specific and sensitive connection to her own heritage. Rainforest imagery—huge leaves, exotic plants, and birds—becomes a metaphor for a changing physical and social environment.