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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Sun Xun in We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art News
    Sun Xun in We Chat A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art Center for the Arts Wesleyan University Middletown Connecticut Group Exhibition through February 28 2016 Born after the end of the Cultural Revolution young artists are challenging traditional notions of Chinese identity and inventing new ways to shout out in the global arena This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan and features works by Sun Xun Jin Shan Ma Qiusha Lu Yang

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-01-26_sun-xun-in-we-chat-a-dialogue-in-contemporary-chinese-art/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Sun Xun: 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission ​ News
    Sun Xun 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission The work will be unveiled at Art Basel Miami December 2016 Having recently renewed its global partnership with Art Basel Audemars Piguet is continuing its support to the arts with a commission to Chinese artist Sun Xun which will be unveiled at Art Basel Miami in December Tim Sayler Audemars Piguet s Chief Marketing Officer tells Blouin Artinfo The Swiss watchmaker launched its

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-02-03_sun-xun-2016-audemars-piguet-art-commission/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Mapplethorpe + Munch News
    that defied the establishment of their era In the exhibition you will see a series of self portraits that shows how both Munch and Mapplethorpe experimented extensively with their own identity as artists Both artists portray themselves at existential extremes as can be seen in Munch s self portrait photographs from the beginning of the century and Mapplethorpe s early Polaroids in which he explores his own sexuality in front

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-02-06_mapplethorpe-and-munch/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Laurent Grasso in Artefact Expo 2016: Up in the Air News
    the Air STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven Belgium Group Exhibition February 9 February 21 2016 Artist Page Back to News Next News Previous News Laurent Grasso in Artefact Expo 2016 Up in the Air STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven Belgium Group Exhibition February 9 February 21 2016 In the video installation Les Oiseaux we follow a flock of starlings above the Vatican in Rome making graphic forms in the sky at high speed They

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-02-09_laurent-grasso-in-artefact-expo-2016-up-in-the-air/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic News
    2016 Kehinde Wiley is one of the leading American artists to emerge in the last decade and he has been ingeniously reworking the grand portraiture traditions of Western culture Since ancient times the portrait has been tied to the representation of power and in European courts and churches artists and their patrons developed a complex repository of postures and poses and refined a symbolic language This language woven into all aspects of a portrait described the sitter s influence and power virtue and character or profession In his consideration of portrait traditions Wiley has been especially drawn to the grand aristocratic portraits of the 18th century The artist began his first series of portraits in the early 2000s during a residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem He set out to photograph and recast assertive and self empowered young men from the neighborhood in the style and manner of traditional history painting Since then he has also painted rap and sports stars but for the most part his attention has focused on ordinary men of color in their everyday clothes Trained at Yale in the 1990s Wiley was steeped in the discussions concerning identity politics during this decade and he

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-02-11_kehinde-wiley-a-new-republic/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Laurent Grasso in Magic and Power: From magic carpets to drones News
    27 June 5 2016 Vibration stupefaction delicious horror are as many words to qualify the experience of the sublime this singular feeling of attraction mixed with terror that we experience when we are confronted to the outburst and power of the elements Born at the heart of the 18th century this aesthetic and philosophic concept weaves the main thread of a reinterpretation of the humanity passionate history with nature Gathering over a hundred artists architects and filmmakers worldwide The tremors of the world offers a dialogue between ancient and contemporary works It explores the ambivalent and persisting attraction for the Nature too far and catastrophes At a time of ecological upheavals and alarmist statements the exhibition also explores two radical changes in the concept of the sublime the spectator realising his partial responsibility in the disordered world and the catastrophe itself now invisible under the effects of our activity Lastly the exhibition evokes the resurgence since the 60 s of a rekindled bond with nature An aspiration for re enchantment a quest of fusion reviving a more contemplative iconography of the sublime In this journey fluctuating between a philosophy of the 18th century and a contemporary vision the aesthetics questions

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-02-27_laurent-grasso-in-magic-and-power-from-magic-carpets-to-drones/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium News
    Getty Museum Los Angeles California Major Solo Exhibition March 15 July 31 2016 Robert Mapplethorpe is among the most influential visual artists of the late twentieth century This major retrospective exhibition reexamines the arc of his photographic work from its humble beginnings in the early 1970s to the culture wars of the 1990s Drawn from the landmark acquisition made in 2011 from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation the exhibition mixes Mapplethorpe

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-03-15_robert-mapplethorpe-the-perfect-medium/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Los Carpinteros News
    career spanning over twenty years Los Carpinteros have caught the imagination of the public with painstakingly made works often loaded with humor which give rise to multiple readings and questions The practice of the collective uses watercolors sculptures videos and installations to question the function of objects and their potential relationship with different ideologies and political positions Their work may be described as a kind of poetic activism that questions

    Original URL path: http://www.skny.com/news/2016-03-17_-los-carpinteros/ (2016-02-08)
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