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For the nineteenth “Safety Curtain” at the Vienna State Opera, the jury (Daniel Birnbaum and Hans-Ulrich Obrist) selected Tauba Auerbach. Her work will be presented on November 30, 2016 and will be on view through June 30, 2017.

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November 19, 2016 Tauba Auerbach Artist News Permalink

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Christian Marclay 2014 collaboration with Okkyung Lee has been released as a record titled Amalgam. The record is available for sale through Paula Cooper Gallery’s bookstore.

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November 16, 2016 Christian Marclay Artist News Permalink

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Barbara Moore, director of the Peter Moore Archive, Presents an expanded version of Stockhausen’s Originale: Doubletakes at a special screening at Anthology Film Archives, New York, November 15th, 7:30pm.

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November 1, 2016 Peter Moore Artist News Permalink

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Sol LeWitt at Cahiers d’Art, Paris, opens Thursday, October 20th.

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NEW YORK – The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Sol LeWitt in the exhibition space of the prestigious publisher Cahiers d’Art, at 15, rue du Dragon in Paris. The exhibition, timed to open during the FIAC Art Fair, will run from October 20, 2016 through January 28, 2017.

The exhibition will present Wall Drawing #1183: Eight bands of color,1 first installed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 2005. The work is a flowing expanse of interweaving lines of red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, grey and black on a white background. The drawing was realized by a team of draftsmen and women who followed the artist’s original sketch as well as a plan drawn specifically for the Cahiers d’Art space. Luminous and profoundly musical, the work wraps around the entire space, offering an enveloping vision of rhythmic, undulating color.

The exhibition will also present three-dimensional works and works on paper by the artist.

Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) was born in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1953 he moved to New York where had his first one-person show at the John Daniels Gallery in 1965. The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague presented his first retrospective exhibition in 1970, and his work was later shown in a major mid-career retrospective curated by Alicia Legg at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1978. LeWitt’s works are in numerous public collections including: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Centre National d’Art Moderne Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Turin’s Castello di Rivoli; the Moderna Museet Stockholm; and the Tate Gallery, London. In November 2007 the Centre Pompidou-Metz organized a retrospective of the artist’s wall drawings, “Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007.” A year later, “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective” opened at MassMOCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), and will remain on view for 25 years.

Cahiers d’Art is one of the world’s most distinguished publishers of the visual arts. Founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos as an artistic and literary journal, Cahiers d’Art soon became a major publishing house renowned for its publications on key figures of 20th century modern art in France, such as Matisse, Braque, Léger, Ernst, Arp, Calder and Giacometti. In 1932, Cahiers d’Art began publishing the landmark Pablo Picasso par Christian Zervos, a definitive catalogue of works by the artist, which was re-issued in French and English in 2014. Cahiers d’Art was relaunched as a publishing house and gallery in October 2012 and has presented exhibitions of Rosemarie Trockel, Ellsworth Kelly and others to date.

  1. Image: Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1183: Eight bands of color, September 2005; acrylic, height: 9 ft 3 in. (281.9 cm).

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September 29, 2016 Sol LeWitt Artist News Permalink

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Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, the artist’s first solo museum show in New York and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings, opens at The Drawing Center on Friday, October 7th. The exhibition is on view through December 18, 2016.

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September 27, 2016 Cecily Brown Artist News Permalink

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There will be a Bruce Conner symposium at MoMA this Friday, September 23, 1:00–5:00 p.m. Kevin Hatch, Assistant Professor of Art History, SUNY Binghamton, and author of Looking for Bruce Conner (2012) will serve as the keynote speaker. Participants include Anastasia Aukeman, Assistant Professor, The New School, and author of Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association (2016); Michael Duncan, art critic; Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Carnegie Mellon; and Sheldon Renan, writer, director, and producer. Exhibition co-curators Stuart Comer and Laura Hoptman moderate.

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September 20, 2016 Bruce Conner Artist News Permalink