1. Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection: Ausstellung im me Collectors Room, Berlin


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    Interview with curator Nicola Graef and impressions of the exhibition "Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection" from 07.12.2014 bis 30.08.2015 at the me Collectors Room, Berlin... read more in German: Interview mit Kuratorin Nicola Graef und Impressionen der Ausstellung "Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection" from 07.12.2014 bis 30.08.2015 at the me Collectors Room, Berlin. Weibliche Weltwahrnehmung: Der me Collectors Room zeigt Werke von 60 Künstlerinnen, die sich mit dem Blick von Frauen auf sich selbst beschäftigen. Nüchtern, provokant, erotisch, geschmacklos, grotesk oder grauenvoll – so facettenreich wie die Gegenwart. Einen ausführlichen Bericht finden Sie bei "Kunst+Film": http://kunstundfilm.de/2015/02/queensize-female-artists/

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    • CHEW THE FAT Titles for Rirkrit Tiravannija


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      In 'CHEW THE FAT' ([tʃuː ðə fat] informal: to chat in a leisurely way, esp. at length), influential New York-based artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, presents filmic portraits of twelve artists: Douglas Gordon, Angela Bulloch, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Elizabeth Peyton, Tobias Rehberger, Carsten Hoeller, Liam Gillick, Jorge Pardo, Andrea Zittel, Maurizio Cattelan. The artists, all selected by Tiravanija, belong to the same generation as himself and, like him, have achieved considerable international success through the 1990s and early 2000s. Most importantly, however, all are good friends of Tiravanija. This allows each interview to unfold in a uniquely relaxed, informal way, with conversation flowing naturally and the personal coming up as readily as questions of concept or career, as each artist 'chews the fat' with Rirkrit, their old friend and colleague. Synopsis Just say it – in his feature film "CHEW THE FAT“, 2008, Rirkrit Tiravanija meets up with twelve international artists of his own generation. He takes a stroll in the Californian desert with Andrea Zittel; in Berlin he visits Angela Bulloch, as well as the recently arrived Douglas Gordon. He relaxes with Elizabeth Peyton on her porch on Long Island, NY, before hooking up with Jorge Pardo in his spacious Los Angeles studio. Upping the pace of what begins like a roadmovie, he checks e-mails in New York with Liam Gillick, receives a visit in Thailand from Pierre Huyghe, and inspects Carsten Höller's birdcage in Stockholm. Then he enjoys a glass of wine in Paris with Philippe Parreno, and saunters along the Seine with Dominique Gonzales-Förster. Finally, with Tobias Rehberger, he rides a train across Germany. The only absence is Maurizio Cattalan, who is nonetheless present in everyone else's memories. If this sounds varied and entertaining, that is exactly what it is. But the relaxed mood of these meetings in locations chosen by the artists themselves also makes for pleasantly focused yet far-reaching conversations. Tiravanija begins each talk by asking the artist to tell him about his or her motivation and art education. What happens next is left to chance: the topics covered in "Chew the fat“ range from the Football World Championships to current art projects; from street cleaning in Paris to structural changes in artists' working conditions since the 1990s. High and low, life and art are intentionally yet casually intermingled; participants discuss the value of art as a commodity and as entertainment; again and again the materialness of art objects is eclipsed by discussions of key temporal and spatial relations. While each one of the twelve conversations is unique, they share one aspect: playfully yet searchingly they adress reflections and ideas that have made art so fascinating since the 1990s. Rirkrit Tiravanija made "Chew the fat“ in the context of twelve individual artist portraits created over the past several years. A must-see!

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      • CAROLE FREEMAN Portraits of Facebook


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        Portraits of Facebook, Carole Freeman's solo exhibition at Edward Day Gallery in Toronto, Canada, is a taxonomical series consisting of 196 portraits of members of the international contemporary art world. Utilizing the social networking website Facebook as a frame of both reference and access, Freeman sourced ‘friends’ profile photos to paint a body of work in direct dialogue with the digital age. Though the focus of each portrait was the individual, the exhibition functioned as installation, portraying a minuscule slice of the Facebook community and a wealth of humanity. With Facebook Canada executives opening the exhibition and partaking in the public engagement portrait party, the exhibition resounded with much media and web exposure. Freeman was invited to present her art practice and the exhibition, through projection, on the panel Making Art in the Age of New Media, moderated by Janet Carding, CEO/Director, Royal Ontario Museum for the Canadian Arts Summit 2012 at The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada. A selection from the exhibition has been re-contextualized for inclusion in Women’s Art Now, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, January 19 – February 25, 2013, along with the work of other artists such as Elizabeth Peyton, Helen Frankenthaler, Pat Steir and more. Carole Freeman is a Toronto-based Canadian / American conceptual portraitist. Freeman’s work breathes masterful execution, authentic expression, and an experiential viewpoint into the drama and comedy of being human. An unintentional yet distinctive fusion of Lucian Freud, Elizabeth Peyton, Marlene Dumas, and Alice Neel, with an added soupcon of brazenness, Freeman’s brush marks, accidents, and varying paint thickness combine a bold, abstract application of paint to surface with an inventive approach to narrative image-making. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Freeman graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours from the University of Manitoba, with Canadian artist Ivan Eyre as professor and mentor, and a Master of Arts from the School of Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, England, including a period at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Professors and tutors included E.H. Gombrich, Norbert Lynton, Peter de Francia, Phillip Rawson, John Golding, Ken Kiff, and Cecil Collins, and professional encounters with James Rosenquist and Matta. Freeman has received numerous private and editorial commissions, with illustrations published both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Canada Council, University of Toronto, and Royal College of Art. Her work is represented in private and public collections in Canada, U.S.A., England, Italy, and Ireland. Website: www.carole-freeman.com Email: carole@carole-freeman.com

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          Film by Eric Minh Swenson. WOMEN’S ART NOW shines a vivid light on what’s long been missing from the socio-cultural and socio-political equations at work in much of the world today: that missing factor being equal input from women. Thus all the works in this exhibition, though not necessarily about women, are by women. The only other criteria for the selection of artworks is that they be masterfully executed, authentic expressions of the artists’ identities and consequent points of view. The field from which the artists were selected was defined in an equally simple manner - the artists have either crossed paths with the gallery and/or the gallery has collected their work. Having cast this modest curatorial net absent of an aesthetic agenda other than artistry and authenticity, this show nevertheless exhibits a broad cross-section from the canons of modernism, post-modernism, feminism and post-feminism. Styles range from literal to abstract, geometric to expressionist; media range from traditional painting, graphics and sculpture to conceptual and other “avant-garde” forms. WOMEN’S ART NOW will benefit Women’s Voices Now, a not-for-profit organization concerned with advancing women’s rights to free expression in Muslim societies. The Women’s Voices Now website hosts the largest existing collection of films by women and about women living in Muslim societies: 98 films from 40 countries. The website also supports an interactive online community of contributors from a wide range of national, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. All gallery proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Women’s Voices Now. For further information about Women’s Voices Now, please visit www.womensvoicesnow.org or contact heidi@womensvoicesnow.org. For further information about WOMEN’S ART NOW contact info@lesliesacks.com. Images and captions for a small selection of works from the exhibition are included below. Images and information for additional works are available upon request and will be viewable on the gallery’s website prior to and during the exhibition. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website : www.thuvanarts.com ART FILM SERIES: www.thuvanarts.com/take1 MUSIC VIDEOS: www.thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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          • Eric Miles for photo-eye: Photobook Offerings for the Week of December 1


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            • Eduardo Monteagudo Abstract I


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              Born in Fuentealbilla, the heart of La Mancha ( Spain). His childhood was spent in this part of the Spanish backcountry surrounded by vineyards and cereal fields, land of open horizons and clear skies. Eduardo grew up among canvases and in permanent contact with nature. He clearly remembers the days his father took him and his brothers outside to paint the fields or the nearby villages by the river like Alcala del Jucar. He paid attention to his parents as they worked and grew to love art, translating life into colors and brush movement. He studied at Albacete and then proceed studies in Art at Cuenca, Spain.Not satisfied with the lack of activity of his hometown and seduced by the contemporary concepts of today's art he decided to travel to Paris to seek his own path. It was in Paris that he met artists who became a definitive influence to him. They introduced him to different points of views on life, art and living. He worked hard and lived the bohemia way of today's Parisian eventually getting a grant from La Mairie -the City Hall of Paris- to produce exhibits of his work, like the "Salon des Artistes Europeens" and "Reencontres". After spending two years in Paris Eduardo moved back to Spain where he continues to search, experiment and, of course, return to Fuentealbilla, his beloved homeland where his heart and his art have always belonged. Biografia 1993 Les premiers travaux sur la modélisation et de dessin sur l'environnement de travail de leur parents, Carmen del Berro et Philippe Monteagudo, à la fois professionnelle et une vaste prestige international.  1998 Subvention de la Ville de Paris pour le projet "Reencontres» dans «Carnation coulée les Arts Centre". Paris. France.  1999 Premier montré au garage Ludlow, avec M. Keith Mueller. Cincinnati, États-Unis  1998-2000 de coopération avec divers artistes à Paris et résidences dans le «Ateliers de la Ville" de la Cité des Arts.  2001 Exposition en particulier avec M. Edwin Haldor Topsoe Blomqvist et Chips Galerie. Copenhague, au Danemark.  2001 montre à l'Institut Cervantès de Chicago.  2002 Projet de salle de décoration Hôtel Juan Carlos I à Barcelone.  2004 Décoration compléte de Marriott Chicago Burr Ridge. États-Unis  2005 montrent d'abord à Toronto, au Canada, Klim Art Gallery  2006 Hôtel Sheraton. Northern Kentucky Airport. États-Unis  2007 Exposition solo à la Galerie Deuxième Klimart. Toronto. Canada.  2008 Première exposition personnelle à la Galerie Blue Dot, dans le district de Toronto distillerie, site historique et abrite le festival de jazz annuel de cette ville.  2011 Exposition "Jazzteiz" pendant la Festival International de Jazz VitoriaGazteiz. Iradier chambre. Marc Chagall4.Frida Kahlo5.Pablo Picasso6.Paul Klee7.Ansel Adams8.Claude Monet9.Diego Rivera10.Vincent Van Gogh11.Jackson Pollock12.Norman Rockwell13.Andrew Wyeth14.Diane Arbus15.Francis Bacon16.John Piper17.Chuck Close18.Edward Hopper19.Gustav Klimt20.Henri Matisse21.Jeff Koons22.Rene Magritte23.Roy Lichtenstein24.Andy Goldsworthy25.Cindy Sherman26.Damien Hirst27.Keith Haring28.Man Ray29.Mary Cassatt30.Takashi Murakami31.Albrecht Durer32.Alexander Calder33.Edgar Degas34.Edvard Munch35.Lucio Fontana36.Jasper Johns37.John Wesley38.Piet Mondrian39.Richard Avedon40.Robert Rauschenberg41.Winslow Homer42.David Hockney43.Egon Schiele44.Fernando Botero45.Marcel Duchamp46.Paul Cezanne47.Edward Weston48.Helmut Newton49.John Singer Sargent50.Kara Walker51.Louise Bourgeois52.Max Ernst53.Paul Gauguin54.Robert Frank55.Robert Mapplethorpe56.Romare Bearden57.Wassily Kandinsky58.Alfred Stieglitz59.Bruce Weber60.David Bailey61.Frank Stella62.Georges Seurat63.Giorgio Morandi64.Henry Moore65.Lucian Freud66.Matthew Barney67.Walker Evans68.Wayne Thiebaud69.Cy Twombly70.Gerhard Richter71.Irving Penn72.Jim Dine73.John Currin74.John James Audubon75.Kiki Smith76.Nan Goldin77.Richard Prince78.Richard Serra79.William Eggleston80.Auguste Rodin81.Bridget Riley82.Edouard Manet83.Elizabeth Peyton84.Francisco de Goya85.George Segal86.Gustave Courbet87.Jenny Holzer88.Jenny Saville89.Lee Friedlander90.Marlene Dumas91.Olafur Eliasson92.Sol LeWitt93.Anish Kapoor94.Cai Guo Qiang95.David Alfaro Siqueiros96.Donald Judd97.Ed Ruscha98.Edward Steichen99.Georges Braque100.Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. escuelas abstractas, sucedidas del 'Expresionismo abstracto', como: 'La pintura de zonas de color', 'La pintura Hard Edge', 'El Minimalismo', y 'El Op Art'. Las dos formas de pintura abstracta pueden aparecer juntas en una obra, también se puede dar la supresión de detalles, en que ya no puedan distinguirse los elementos figurativos, como ejemplo: las obras de: Ivon Hit

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              • Freunde von Freunden - Karen & Christian Boros


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                In the Boros residence – a former Second World War air raid shelter built in 1942 in central Berlin – visitors can easily lose their way in the maze-like corridors of bare concrete. There, Christian and his wife, Karen, live with their son amidst paintings by Elizabeth Peyton and a series of installations by groundbreaking artists such as Olafur Eliasson. It is a dream home that once seemed impossible to realize, but has now become an art manifesto for Berlin’s historical Mitte district, where change is the norm. The whole interview and all pictures will follow in 2012. In the meantime you find the best pictures in our book http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/book/ Video by Christian Fussenegger and Maren Sextro

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                • Don't Touch Candy by David Almazan


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                  This is a conceptual work by one of the students in Andrew Pinto's design class. This project is one of many for the Housatonic Community College's (HCC) virtual "Factory" (a la Warhol) called HCC Factory. The projects were in keeping with the collaborative and social aspects of the Housatonic Museum of Art's original exhibition, "In the company of..." which focused on the social as subject or medium and included works by: Harmony Korine, Jeremy Kost, Rashaad Newsome, Elizabeth Peyton, Billy Sullivan and Andy Warhol .. as well as an episode of the late 1970s cable access show TV Party. For more on HCC Factory: http://hccfactoryprojects.blogspot.com/ For more on the exhibition: http://inthecompanyofhcc.blogspot.com

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                  • Elizabeth Peyton: Forever Friends


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