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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Eight of Anthony McCall's Solid Light Films News
    Sol LeWitt and Fred Sandback The work is unique in its status as both cinema and sculpture The New Art Trust is dedicated to preserving time based media works and expanding the collection resources in this field for our consortium members Our goal with this acquisition is to make this groundbreaking series more readily available to museum visitors to ensure the long term conservation and preservation of this series as a united body of work and to build greater appreciation of McCall s work noted Pamela Kramlich Chair of New Art Trust s Board of Trustees The six film installations include Conical Solid 1974 which projects a flat blade of light that rotates from a fixed central axis at eight different speeds over the course of its ten minute run Cone of Variable Volume 1974 which presents a cone of light that repeatedly expands and contracts at four different speeds over the course of its ten minute run Partial Cone 1974 which creates a range of surface qualities across a half cone of light from solid through glimmering blinking and flashing over the course of its fifteen minute run Long Film for Four Projectors 1974 a large scale nearly six hour installation for four projectors that creates an active field of interpenetrating blades of light which surround the viewer as the blades repeatedly sweep through space Four Projected Movements 1975 the last solid light installation that uses projector and film this seventy five minute installation explores the relationship between the triangular plane of light and the adjacent wall and floor and the active role of the projector in altering the plane of light s orientation and direction of movement in space Long Film for Ambient Light 1975 a site specific installation that uses no actual film equipment but instead incorporates three distinct elements to form the film an altered space with paper covered windows and a single electric light bulb dangling at eye level a time schema on the wall that elucidates the temporal structure of the of the work and an artist s statement on the opposite wall Notes on Duration In addition the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery have donated two related works to the New Art Trust to further support the presentation and greater understanding of the series including Long Film for Four Projectors In Passing Camera Schema 1974 a work on paper precisely outlining the sixteen part structure of the constituent reels of the film Long Film for Four Projectors Line Describing a Cone 2 0 1973 2010 a digital re make and reinterpretation of McCall s landmark 1973 thirty minute film installation Line Describing a Cone which is currently in the collections of both the MoMA and the Tate The Sold Light Films were first published comprehensively in 2005 in the monograph Anthony McCall The Solid Light Films and Related Works by Branden W Joseph co published by the NAT and Northwestern University Press The book includes curatorial essays artist interviews historical photographs diagrams and

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - James Casebere in the Rencontres d'Arles News
    Arles France The exhibition is curated by Christian Caujolle and will be on view from July 3 through September 10 2012 The works on view as part of the exhibition operate in concert with the architecture of the Abbaye de Montmajour a fortified Benedictine monastery built between the 10th and 13th centuries For the last thirty years Casebere has built increasingly complex models that he subsequently photographs in his studio

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Leandro Erlich: Monte-Meuble, l'Ultime Déménagement News
    an exciting new work titled Monte Meuble l Ultime Déménagement as part of A Journey to Nantes a contemporary art event on view from June 15 through August 19 2012 in Nantes France The monumental outdoor installation features a portion of buildings facade suspended thirty feet in the air along with an electric ladder paused in the midst of ferrying furniture between the open window and the ground below bringing

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Art 43 Basel News
    June 12 and 13 the fair will be open to the public from June 14 through June 17 2012 Concurrently on view at Art Unlimited Sean Kelly will present Anthony McCall s Circulation Figures Hall 1 0 Booth U26 an important work that invites the viewer to revisit a performance from 1972 in which McCall asked a group of photographers to record their own presence in a space containing mirrors lights and newspapers that he created The installation on view evokes the original environment yet forty years later it is imbued with new meaning as contemporary conventions of self representation have blurred the line between our public and private lives Sean Kelly will present the project in conjunction with Sprüth Magers Berlin London and Galerie Thomas Zander Cologne Art Unlimited will open with a preview by invitation only on June 11 it will be on view during the vernissage dates of Art 43 Basel and will be open to the public from June 14 through June 17 2012 Also on view as part of Art Basel s Art Parcours program which presents site specific artworks and performances in historical quarters of the city Los Carpinteros will stage an installation at the Prediger Church at Totentanz 19 Basel The work titled 150 People involves dressing chairs in the old cathedral in human clothes creating a poetic and striking intervention that addresses core questions of functionality that lie at the center of the artists practice Sean Kelly will present the project in conjunction with Galeria Fortes Vilaça São Paulo For more information on Art Parcours and 150 People which will be on view from June 13 through June 16 2012 please visit the Art Parcours website In addition as part of the Art Film program at Art 43 Basel the award winning

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present News
    offers an exclusive behind the scenes portrait of Abramović following the artist in the momentous year leading up to her major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010 The film will be on view at Film Forum from Wednesday June 13 through Tuesday June 26 2012 In addition to providing unprecedented access to Abramović s preparations for the historic MoMA exhibition MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT weaves archival footage of the artist s early works together with interviews and scenes with commentators and public figures including MoMA PS1 Director and MoMA Chief Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach art critic Arthur Danto Oscar nominated actor James Franco Whitney Museum of American Art curator Chrissie Iles Sean Kelly writer Tom McEvilley and performance artist and Abramović s early partner and creative collaborator Ulay MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT is an HBO Documentary Films presentation of A Show of Force production directed by Matthew Akers The producers are Jeff Dupre Maro Chermayeff and Owsley Brown III Director of Photography Matthew Akers Co Directed by Jeff Dupre Edited by E Donna Shepherd Co Edited by Jim Hession Original Music by Nathan Halpern Co Producer Francesca von Habsburg

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Antony Gormley: Drawing Space News
    The Phillips Collection s Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Stretenovic it will be on view from June 2 through September 9 2012 The exhibition at The Phillips Collection follows the presentations of Gormley s drawings at the Museo d Arte Contemporanea Roma in 2010 and the British Museum London in 2002 Drawing Space sheds light on the way that drawing and sculpture have been in continuous dialogue

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Gift to the National Galleries of Scotland News
    s holdings as John Leighton Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland commented The photography collections at the NGS count among the finest anywhere in the world This extremely generous grant from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation will help us to unlock the potential of these holdings and create new and engaging displays of international quality We are enormously grateful to the Mapplethorpe Trustees for helping us to bring world

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Marina Abramović wins Diaghilev Award News
    calendar year At the invitation of the Festival s organizers the jury comprised leading specialists in this field including organizers and directors of the world s most important theaters and festivals as well as critics and cultural representatives from various countries The jury was headed by the legendary reformer of contemporary opera Gerard Mortier The Life and Death of Marina Abramović is a biographical stage piece featuring scenes from Abramovic

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