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Sung Jin Kim

Opening this week in Seoul at the Gallery Hyundai will be Korean-born artist Sung Jin Kim’s second solo show. Created in photorealism and exploring the mouth as the battlefield of the face, the artist’s looks at the subject as a sensory organ as well as a means to consume and communicate. Using a large scale to present the lips while omitting the rest of the[…..]

Wangechi Mutu

Opening today at Victoria Miro in London,will be new work by artist Wangechi Mutu in her first UK solo exhibition. The artist will be making a departure from her earlier collages and installations with their highly critical, dark and confrontational themes and stepping into a renewed optimism and positive energy inherent in this new body of work. The exhibition’s title Yo.n.I is derived from yoni,[…..]

The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos

On view until January 2008 at SITE in Santa Fe in New Mexico is a group show titled “The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos.” The exhibition contains work by 27 contemporary artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala. In the last decades of the twentieth century, disappear was used as a transitive verb to identify people who were kidnapped, tortured and killed by[…..]

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner is mounting a new body of work, “As Far As The Eye Can See”, at the Whitney Museum from November 2007 through February 2008. The artist uses words to serve as the raw material for his art. Words are spoken, sung, painted, printed, stamped on coins and manhole covers, put to film, just about anywhere. The text is intended to help people understand[…..]

Kara Walker

On view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through Feb 2008, artist Kara Walker will be showing “My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love”. The artist explores racism in the American psyche through large-scale silhouettes that tell a story as they spread from one end of a room to the other. Walker has created a repertoire of narratives in which she conflates fact[…..]

Hilary Wilder

In a new body of work titled A Castle Dark (For Cathy), artist Hilary Wilder tells the story of Cathy Smith, a former groupie to The Band also known for her troubled relationship with singer Gordon Lightfoot and her implication in the drug-related death of John Belushi. The series of paintings are constructed from the visual details of her life while paying homage to Canadian[…..]

Judy Fox

Opening at P.P.O.W. in late October, Judy Fox will be showing “Snow White and the Seven Sins”. Playing on the classic Disney storyline Fox uses Pride, Envy, Anger, Avarice, Sloth, Gluttony and Lust as surreal objects to surround a beautiful nude adolescent girl who is seemingly unconscious. Known for her sculptures of children rendered with refinement; exploration of the child’s body in life-size naturalistically-painted clay,[…..]