June, 2009

Venice Biennale: Union of Comoros

For their Biennale debut, the Union of Comoros is in participation with a project, Djahazi, by the Italian artist Paolo W. Tamburella. Comoros is a small series of islands located off the coast of Mozambique in East Africa, and Djahazi gets its name from the classic wooden boats the Comoros people used for centuries to transport goods and heavy cargo through the Mozambique Channel and[.....]

Venice Biennale: Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov

The Russian artist duo Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov present Danger! Museum at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In this playful installation of paintings and video, the artists continue their exploration of painting’s art historical past and the legacy of Socialist-realism. In this instance their paintings are created through the lens of the the Italian Renaissance, highly appropriate for the Biennale’s setting. Dubossarsky and Vinogradov’s exhibition[.....]

Venice Biennale: Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s newly commissioned work, Giardini, represents Great Britain at this year’s Venice Biennale. Giardini takes its name and subject matter from the main venue of the Biennale, the Giardini di Castello, on two separate, highly horizontal film screens placed seamlessly side by side. The images on each screen in turn interact with one another, offering different vantage points of the same imagery. Each screen[.....]

Venice Biennale: Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Guests represents Poland at this year’s 53rd Venice Biennale. Wodiczko’s video projection installation is at once an aesthetic and a political work. While much contemporary art addresses social and political issues, it is an exceptional achievement for an artist to convey such commentary through powerful aesthetic means as Wodiczko manages to do in this work. Guests is realized by the projection of large-scale[.....]

53rd Annual 2009 Venice Biennale

Over the next five days, DailyServing.com will bring exclusive coverage of this year’s 53rd Annual Venice Biennale. DailyServing writers Arden Sherman and Kelly Nosari traveled to Venice earlier this month and attended the exhibitions, and over the next five days will report on some of the most noteworthy work in this year’s Biennale. Despite the tough economic times and talk of a more “serene biennale,”[.....]

Gavin Nolan

This month, Mark Moore Gallery is presenting new paintings by Gavin Nolan in an exhibition titled Hexen Reflex. Nolan’s paintings are presented opposite artist Julie Heffernan in the project room of the Bergamot Station gallery. Nolan’s new hyper-real portraits continue to border on surrealism, drawing reference from contemporary image sources coupled with a technical confidence on pair with the Old Masters. The works have a[.....]

Dark Night of the Soul

Currently on view at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles is the exhibition Dark Night of the Soul, a collaborative installation by acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch and two-time Grammy Award winning musical artist and producer Danger Mouse. The two-room exhibition extends the artists’ original collaboration for Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse‘s recent album, Dark Night of the Soul, which featured artwork by David Lynch created specifically[.....]