With "FINE SOUND keine medienkunst" Weisses Haus presents soundspaces, sound installations and sound sculptures. Soundproduction from soundabsence, patterns of tones and repetitive notes, sequences and interferences of noises to musical structures. Each object, defining a standalone soundspace that has to enter into a dialog with the architectural situation and has to deal with the presence of other soundspaces. Feb 20th to March 30th, 2013.
Artists: FAXEN, Andreas Krach, Tristan Perich, Gaby Peters, RaumZeitPiraten, Ulla Rauter, Georg Reil & Kathy Scheuring, Christian Konrad Schröder, Amund Sjølie Sveen, Markus Taxacher and Benjamin Tomasi, curated by Alexandra Grausam & Markus Taxacher.
James Kalm has been aware of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat since the late 1970s. First known for his street poetry under the name SAMO, and later as an energetic Downtown scenester, and painter, Basquiat streaked across the New York art world like a comet. In a brief career, spanning less than a decade, he became one of the icons of the East Village, Underground, Punk Rock revolution, combining the grit of the graffiti writer with the sophistication of Abstract Expressionism. Since his early death, Basquiat's paintings have become some of the most highly priced and sought after works in the world. This is the first major exhibition of his work since the Brooklyn Museum's retrospective in 2005. Your reporter is "busted" by security before he can make a complete walkthrough, but this brief view provides a sense of the exhibition.
Over the last six years, Art Dubai, the leading international art fair in the MENASA (Middle East/North Africa/South Asia), has become a cornerstone of the region’s booming contemporary art community. In 2012, Art Dubai welcomed 22,500 visitors – including 75 international museums groups – and hosted 75 galleries from 32 countries.
In the above video, Savita Apte (Director, Art Dubai), Marc Spiegler (Director, Art Basel), Kourosh Nouri (Owner, Carbon 12 Gallery) and James Clar (Artist, New York) give insight into last year's fair and surrounding events. Preparations are underway for the upcoming seventh edition of Art Dubai, taking place March 20-23, 2013, at Madinat Jumeirah.