NEW ART SHOWS FOR A NEW YORK FALL
Idly thumbing through the foot-tall pile of press releases on the desk, the office secretary blandly asks, "What do you do with all this stuff, anyway?" Well, for one thing, it can be posted in the Artnet News, and then thrown away! Herewith, a partial listing of the shows opening during the first post-Labor Day week in Manhattan, from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. Apologies for overlooking the rest of the world. Ready? Look out for Thursday. Go:
Tuesday, Sept. 6: Robert Bordo at Alexander and Bonin; Sol LeWitt at Paula Cooper Gallery; Charles Arnoldi at Charles Cowles Gallery; Silvio Merlino at Nohra Haime Gallery.
Wednesday, Sept. 7: "The Art of 9/11" at Apexart; Cindy Tower at Open Space; Katherine Bernhardt at Canada; Trenton Duerksen and Mauricio Guillen at Guild & Greyshkul; Jim Isermann and Raqib Shaw at Deitch Projects; Ian Burns at Spencer Brownstone Gallery; Mike Disfarmer at Steven Kasher Gallery; Cristina Iglesias at Marian Goodman Gallery; Joshua Levine at Luxe Gallery; Nic Hess at Projectile; Roger Phillips at JG Contemporary.
Thursday, Sept. 8: Sonya Blesofsky at Plane Space; Adam Cvijanovic at Bellwether; Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner; Gareth James at Elizabeth Dee; Martin Mull at Spike Gallery; Lara Schnitger and Michael Joo at Anton Kern Gallery; Melissa Meyer at Elizabeth Harris Gallery; Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Geoffrey Chadsey at Jack Shainman Gallery; "Carry On" at Feigen Contemporary; Mike Paré at ATM Gallery; "Interstate" and "Hurray" at Nicole Klagsbrun; Marc Ash at Remy Toledo Gallery; Adolf Wölfli and Henry Darger at Andrew Edlin Gallery; Stephen Pentak at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts; Susan Wides at Kim Foster Gallery; Miriam Brumer and Emna Zghal at Skoto Gallery; Philip Jones Griffiths at Denise Bibro Fine Art; Yoshitomo Nara at Marianne Boesky Gallery; Yin Zhaoyang at Max Protetch; Nicola Di Caprio at Buia Gallery; Tom Burckhardt at Caren Golden Fine Art; Nora Aslan at Pavel Zoubok Gallery; Nick Havholm at Goff + Rosenthal; Barry Le Va at Danese; Danica Phelps at Zach Feuer Gallery; Guenter A. Werner at Mike Weiss Gallery; Chi Peng at Chambers Fine Art; Eric Blum at Lemmons Contemporary; Philip-Lorca diCorcia at PaceWildenstein-Pace/MacGill Chelsea; Dan Torop at Derek Eller Gallery; Orlan at Stefan Stux Gallery; Bill Rice at Mitchell Algus Gallery; Ann Agee at P.P.O.W.; Dennis Adams at Kent; Laura Larson at Lennon, Weinberg; Karl Jensen and Veronica de Jesus at Cue Art Foundation; Chris Jordan at Yossi Milo Gallery; Robert Giard at Daniel Cooney Fine Art; Maria Park at Margaret Thatcher Projects; Andy Diaz Hope at Lyons Wier Gallery; Laura Battle at Lohin Geduld Gallery; Andy Denzler at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery; Martin McMurray at Jeff Bailey Gallery; Stefano Arienti and Suling Wang at Lehmann Maupin; Ian Hartshorne at Rare; Ingar Krauss at Marvelli Gallery; Ellen Lesperance and Jeanine Oleson at Monya Rowe; Bruce Yonemoto at Gray Kapernekas Gallery; Warren Neidich and Katia Santibañez at Michael Steinberg Fine Art; "Utopian Conquest" at Rush Arts Gallery; "New Found Land" at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art; Michael St. John at Cynthia Broan Gallery; Maya Onoda at Magnan Projects; Kevin Francis Gray at Roebling Hall; H.R. Giger at Art @ Large; Janet Sobel at DC Moore Gallery; Ben Aronson at Tibor de Nagy Gallery; Neil Welliver at Alexandre Gallery; Mike Disfarmer at Edwynn Houk Gallery; Brian Alfred at Mary Boone Gallery; Frederick Brosen at Forum Gallery; Adam Dant at Adam Baumgold Gallery; Patrick Hughes at Flowers.
Friday, Sept. 9: Zhou Xiahou at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts; "Negativeland" at Gigantic Artspace; Debra Priestly at June Kelly Gallery; Evan Penny and Nicholas Schutsky at Sperone Westwater; David Ellis at Jessica Murray Projects; Yuken Teruya at Josée Bienvenu Gallery; Steven Walls at Oliver Kamm 5BE; Peter Campus and Anthony McCall at Leslie Tonkonow; Sally Gall at Julie Saul Gallery; Peter Hutchinson at Frederieke Taylor; Eric Freeman at Mary Boone Gallery; Frank Nitsche at Leo Koenig; Dianna Frid at Julia Friedman Gallery; Robert Indiana at Paul Kasmin Gallery; Ernesto Pujol at Galeria Ramis Barquet; Rebecca Holland at Moti Hasson Gallery; Francis Upritchard at Salon 94.
Saturday, Sept. 10: "The Art Parade" at Deitch Projects; Bruce Pearson at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts; Ohad Meromi at Harris Lieberman; Richard Dupont at Tracy Williams, Ltd.; Spencer Sweeney at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise; "Puntos Cardinales" at PS122 Gallery; Jon Pylypchuk at Friedrich Petzel Gallery; Sidney Goodman and John Dobbs at ACA Galleries; Lucy McKenzie at Metro Pictures; Paloma Varga Weiss at Gladstone Gallery; Monique Prieto and Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read; Peter Drake at Claire Oliver; Krzysztof Wodiczko at Galerie Lelong; Mark Wyse at Wallspace; "Organic New York 1941-49" at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery; "Talent 2005" at Allan Stone Gallery.
Korean artist Jheon Soocheon intends to inaugurate the fall art season with a really big show -- he plans to "draw" a metaphorical line between New York City and Los Angeles with a passenger train dramatically draped in white fabric. Scheduled to leave New York’s Penn Station on Sept. 14, 2005, and arrive at Union Station in L.A. on Sept. 21, The Moving Drawing of Jheon Soocheon: The Line That Crosses America has scheduled stops in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Kansas City and the Grand Canyon, among others.
Ancillary activities include an on-train symposium, boasting appearances by U. of Chicago art theorist W.J.T. Mitchell and French intellectual Guy Sorman, as well as an exhibition at the Korean Cultural Service on Park Avenue in New York featuring a "live web-cast of the moving drawing as it is crossing the nation." Riding the train -- supplied by RailCruise America of Saint Louis -- in addition to the artist, symposium participants, curator Shim Chung and assorted tech people, are as many as 20 passengers, who have access to a four-star art experience (including lodging at top hotels) for $20,000 each.
The Moving Drawing is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism and supported by Hyundai Motors and Samsung Electronics. Born in 1947, Soocheon studied in Japan and New York and has exhibited at the Venice and São Paulo biennials; in 2007 he plans to make a work in the Arizona desert involving images of the moon and 365 television monitors. For more info, see www.movingdrawing.comNEW WORKS FOR MOMA CONTEMPORARY GALLERIES
The Museum of Modern Art is giving its fans a new installation of works in its vaulting, second-floor galleries for contemporary art, the first since the museum opened last November. Debuting Sept. 14, 2005, is "Take Two. Worlds and Views: Contemporary Art from the Collection." Overseen by curators Klaus Biesenbach and Roxana Marcoci, the selection of ca. 50 works is said to address three significant contemporary preoccupations: shifting perceptions of identity; the political landscape; and the notion of the sublime and the dematerialization of the art object.
The new installation includes a set of 24 portraits from 1994 by Marlene Dumas; The Brown Sisters (1975-2005) by Nicholas Nixon, a series of 31 portraits; Gary Hill’s 1996 wall-size video of a group of blue-collar workers; Marina Abramovic’s 1975 video Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful; a 1997-98 installation of 131 video monitors by Dieter Roth; a room-size installation from 1981-88 by Ilya Kabakov; a mannequin tableau from 1995 by Yinka Shonibare; Presentation, a mural-sized painting from 2005 by Dana Schutz; a 2001 audio installation of 40 voices and 40 speakers by Janet Cardiff; James Le Byars’ The Table of Perfection (1989), a 6 x 6 ft. marble cube covered in gold leaf; and a light installation by James Turrell.AIC GETS MONET WATER LILY
The Art Institute of Chicago has announced the acquisition of Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond (ca. 1917-22), a bequest of longtime museum benefactor Ruth Kaplan, who died earlier this year. The horizontal mural-like painting, which measures ca. 52 x 80 in., is one of the largest of the AIC’s 34 paintings by the artist. The picture has been cleaned and is now on view in the museum. PERES PROJECTS OPENS IN BERLIN
Los Angeles art dealer Javier Peres, whose Peres Projects on Chung King Road is one of the anchors of L.A.’s Chinatown gallery district, is opening a branch in Berlin on Sept. 29, 2005. Located at Schlesische Str. 26, Peres Projects Berlin is actually two spaces, a main gallery of approximately 3,500 square meters and a 1,500-square-meter riverfront space. The inaugural installation by Terence Koh coincides with a solo museum show at Vienna’s Secession; the smaller space features work by Bay Area artist Chris Ballantyne. What’s more, the building has so much space that Peres is inviting other galleries to join him for a year. First up is Vilma Gold from London, which is presenting a new installation by Mark Titchner. For details, see www.PeresProjects.com
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