Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Summer Study 2012 in New York

Summer Study in New York includes 4-week, 2-week and 1-week courses in June and July that allow students to develop professional expertise, critical thinking skills, and enhanced knowledge of art and the international art market. The in-depth courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures, guest speaker interviews, and site visits led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty and leading practitioners in the field.
JUNE COURSES

Being a Curator in the 21st Century
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Discover which fundamental curatorial skills are now crucial to success, by examining today’s most influential curators, and seminal exhibitions, and analyzing how the ‘business’ of curating has evolved over the last two decades.

Fundamentals of Art Business
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Learn about specific tools for analyzing and creating business structures in the art world in this broad and engaging introduction to business principles as applied to the arts.

Impressionism to Now
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday

Course Fee $3,750. In this intensive introduction to modern and contemporary art, students examine different movements, schools and the kinds of visual art-making practices that have proliferated since the late nineteenth century.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

This course provides an insider’s look at today’s vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, auction house, artist studio and collection visits.

The Art of Fashion
Dates: June 18 – June 29 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,650

While recent debates over ‘luxury’ have dominated the discussion of art and fashion, this course looks at the historical, geopolitical, and practical aspects of these inter-related fields.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: June 25 – June 29 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,350

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets – New York.
JULY COURSES

Emerging Markets in the Global Art World
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Immerse yourself in contemporary art from emerging markets such as China, Korea, India, and the Middle East, and examine the dynamic developments in regions that lie beyond what was once neatly defined as ‘the West.’

Contemporary Art: Market Theory & Practice
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Analyze the business aspects of the market for contemporary art by examining the primary and secondary markets, theories regarding value attribution and fluctuation in performance, and innovative market practices.

How to Run a Gallery
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

What does it take to start and run a successful gallery? In this course students gain an overview of the gallery business, from initial funding and forming an artist roster, to exhibition planning and marketing strategies.

Art Marketing & Communications
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Examine the full range of marketing approaches visual arts businesses and organizations use to communicate about their activities, and build the reputation and credibility of their artists and their institutional brands.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Discover what’s happening now in the art world through this inside look at today’s vibrant contemporary art scene in New York, focusing primarily on cutting-edge work.

Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World
Dates: July 16 – July 27 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,650

Gain an overview of important legal issues and cases in art, by exploring subjects such as copyright, moral rights of artists, and freedom of speech.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: July 23 – July 27 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,350

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets – New York.

Antonio Santin – Solo show at MARC STRAUS Gallery NEW YORK

April 1st – May 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 1st 5 – 7pm

299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Marc Straus is pleased to present an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Antonio Santin on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in New York.

Santin constructs eerie, arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes, manipulating both objects and the human form to construct a space he describes as “more real than reality itself.” Each painting originates from a theatrically composed photograph by Santin, which itself is the result of a deliberate process. Visiting his subjects in their homes, he chooses their outfits and accessories from their personal belongings to assemble each vignette. He then transforms this photographic record into a painterly construct in oil on canvas that vacillates between a mimetic three-dimensional space and a heightened reality augmented by surprising shifts in texture and gesture. He creates a visceral tension between surface and space with a range of techniques that incorporate both the technical foundations of classical painting and unexpected alterations to the qualities of oil paint to re-assemble the sensory experiences of everyday life. Deeply rooted in the tradition of Spanish Tenebrism as well as his own training as a sculptor, Santin juxtaposes flattened planes with tangible forms carved by light and shadow to create a continuous perceptual dialogue in each work.

This exhibition brings together three related series of works from late 2011-2012 that incorporate the human form as a fetishized object to be hidden or revealed in images that often conjure a cinematic aesthetic. In works such as Der Damm des Riesen (2012), Santin furthers his interest in latent sexuality intertwined with morbid overtones. The rug series evolved from his ongoing interest in the opacity of fabric as a device to obscure the body with abstract patterns and textures. Each of these works brings the background into the foreground while a discernible figure hovers beneath the surface. In the monumental We Rot (2012) the wavering, raised carpet patterns contrast with the translucent, tonally complex base. At more than twelve feet wide, the intimate details invite close viewing while the outlines of a figure emerge from a distance. In Fiebre Amarilla (2011), the lumps and bulges underneath this carpet inject a corporeal uncertainty into this geometric canvas. His newest series of crocheted landscapes of the female form are at once a technical accomplishment of texture and a formal repositioning of the body as a distinct yet abstract mass.

Antonio Santín was born in Madrid, Spain in 1978. He received his Degree in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005. He was an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Glogauer in Berlin (2006) and Centre dárt Contemporani Piramidon in Barcelona (2007). He has exhibited internationally and is represented in the collections of Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris and Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona as well as among numerous private collections worldwide. Public installations include a permanent sculpture commissioned by the city of Madrid in 2003. Antonio Santín lives and works in Berlin.

 

MARC STRAUS
299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
P: 212-510-7646
F: 212-510-7647

Hours
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00-6:00
Monday and Tuesday by appointment

http://marcstraus.com

http://www.antoniosantin.com

Adrià Fruitós – RITUAL Exhibition

A Group Exhibition by HONEYCOMB.
Opening Show July 12, 2011 / 6 p.m. at Causey Contemporary Gallery. Brooklyn. NY

HONEYCOMB and Causey Contemporary Gallery proudly present Ritual, a group exhibition featuring original artwork produced by over twenty of the freshest urban, newbrow, young contemporary artists hailing from seven countries.

Ritualistic behavior is one of the few things that have universally permeated all human sociological development. It has helped form civilizations, spawned entire belief systems, and through the ages has continuously influenced human conduct while simultaneously shaping the world as we know it. While the actual processes may vary, the incorporation of ritual into society is something that transcends nationality, geographic location and linear timeline. Cultures of both the past and present have used symbolic, traditional or religious rituals for any number of reasons including divination, personal pleasure, the achievement of spiritual or emotional needs, the formation of social bonds, expressions of respect and devotion, the advancement of social status, acceptance or for educational purposes. Although there are great differences among the countless rituals in existence, it is evident that regardless of intent or appearance, ritualistic behavior is undeniably intertwined with both our past and our future, and something that unites us all.

Ritual will be on-view July 12 – August 28, 2011.

Summer Gallery hours are Wed. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat and Sun. 12 – 6 p.m. And Mon. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Causey Contemporary Gallery
92 Wythe Avenue, 718.218.8939
Williamsburg / Greenpoint / Bushwick

 

Yayoi Kusama – Museo Reina Sofía

El Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid) acogerá desde el próximo 11 de mayo la primera exposición retrospectiva realizada en España de la artista japonesa Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1929), una muestra organizada en colaboración con la Tate Modern de Londres que, tras su paso por nuestro país, recorrerá algunos de los principales centros de arte del mundo: Centre Pompidou de París (del 19 de octubre de 2011 al 9 de enero de 2012), Tate Modern de Londres (del 25 de enero al 27 de mayo de 2012) y Whitney Museum de Nueva York (de junio a septiembre de 2012).

Esta artista, la más reconocida de Japón, desempeña un rol crucial en el arte de posguerra desde una posición excéntrica. De un lado, se aproxima al pop, a los nuevos realismos y al feminismo en sus instalaciones y faceta pública; de otro, su empleo de la repetición, del monocromo y de la retícula tienen que ver a la vez con la obsesión y la enfermedad mental. Esta exposición muestra a Kusama como una artista irreductible y esencial en las nuevas narraciones globales del arte contemporáneo.

Esta exposición ofrecerá una visión global de sus seis décadas de carrera que permitirá recorrer, a través de una serie de ambientes, el acercamiento de Kusama a los diferentes materiales y técnicas e incluirá algunas de sus conocidas instalaciones de gran formato, entre las que destaca la nueva representación del espacio infinito en Infinity Mirrored Room–Filled with the Brilliance of Life (2011), montaje diseñado expresamente para esta ocasión. 

Madrid. Yayoi KusamaMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Del 11 de mayo al 18 de septiembre de 2011.

CELESTE PRIZE 2011, 3rd edition

CELESTE PRIZE 2011, 3rd edition
Last day for prize entries 31 July
Final exhibition and awards in New York in November 2011

6,000 € – Painting Prize
6,000 € – Photography & Digital Graphics
6,000 € – Video & Animation
6,000 € – Installation & Sculpture
6,000 € – Live Media & Performance

The 50 finalist artists will be chosen by a jury and selection comittee of international art critics and curators led by Eugene Tan. Each selector will make his or her personal choices known in public, onsite. Names of selectors will be published no later than end of February.

Winners receive

  • Cash prizes totaling 20,000€
  • Promotion and exposure by a New York based press office
  • Personalised, 2 minute video-trailer for each winner
  • 150-page catalogue is free for winners

Benefits for Finalists

  • Cash reimbursement for travel/transport totaling 10,000 €
  • 5 artists invited to an exhibition at the Tria Gallery – New York
  • 2 artists invited to a residency in Lecce and Siena (Italy)
  • 1 artist invited to a residency in Brooklyn – New York
  • Promotion and exposure by a New York based press office
  • 150-page catalogue is free for finalists

Benefits for all participating artists

  • 2 works in Celeste Prize 2011 – New York
  • 2 works in theme exhibitions Producing Censorship – Milan/New York
  • 1 photographer at Shipping Minds exhibition, Coimbra, Portugal, 7-28 May
  • 4 video works in a video screening at Icon Gallery, Coimbra, Portugal, 28 May
  • Fonlad Festival, Portugal, exhibition on the UAVM Museum
  • Student artist receives a free 3 months art course at the Siena Art Institute, Italy
  • Constant international promotion, thanks to priority filters and special displays
  • Facilitated access to over 300 curators and 200 art galleries active in the network
  • Hundreds of artists are contacted in Celeste every year with invitations to exhibit


Final Exhibition, Get to-Know Party, Open Studios in New York

  • Invite to a unique Get to-Know Party pre-final exhibition party
  • Jurors will introduce works in a tour of 50 finalist works
  • Art talk with curators
  • Brooklyn Open Studios

DHRUVI ACHARYA – GASP! KRAVETS WEHBY GALLERY

Dhruvi Acharya
GASP!

The Kravets/Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce GASP! a solo exhibition of new paintings by Dhruvi Acharya opening on Thursday, February 25th and running through April 2nd, 2010.

Dhruvi Acharya divulges the secrets of an inner psyche brimming with the deep affection and concern for modern city life. GASP indicates her response to the complex navigation of matters pertaining to humanity, technology and the environment. Her female protagonists simultaneously navigate artifacts of Indian miniatures and modern Mumbai living. Each woman grapples with the physical aspects of her body and/or image. Some women are large carrying child, others fat from consumption. Other women are starved of oxygen in a polluted environment or deflated in appearance for emotional complexities. Dhruvi has a unique working process that incorporates collage and multiple layers of synthetic polymer paint to create a resin like surface with opulent depth.

Dhruvi Acharya lives and works in Mumbai. This will be her first solo exhibition in New York. She recently had solo shows at Nature Morte in New Delhi and Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai.

For further information please call the gallery at (212) 352-2238 or email info@kravetswehbygallery.com.

http://www.kravetswehbygallery.com


http://www.dhruvi.com