The 100-work retrospective of Belgian surrealist René Magritte at the Tate Liverpool, “René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle,” June 24-Oct. 16, 2011, presents a full range of the artist’s iconic Surrealist images, of course, but it also includes something special -- a little-known series of erotic illustrations, displayed in the U.K. for the first time.
Gagosian Gallery seems to have everything else, why not stake out some territory in the digital realm as well? The official Gagosian Gallery iPad app launches this month, with a ton of interactive content and gigapixel photography of the gallery artists and exhibitions, which promises to open a truly expansive avant-garde esthetic space on your hand-held devices.
The Chicago art scene may lack a certain oomph, but that perception is made to be overcome. Thus, welcome the new Chicago art fair, the orthographically inverted exposition CHICAGO, scheduled to bow more than a year from now, Sept. 19-23, 2012, in Festival Hall at Navy Pier.
* Puerto-Rico based art-duo Allora & Calzadilla’s provocative six-part contribution to the 54th Venice Biennale as U.S. reps combines “technical mastery, conceptual creativity and ironic humor,” writes Laura Gonzales in Artlog.