The 2019 Edition of The Armory Show

Jorinde Voigt, Immersive Integral Midnight III, 2018, Ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil, chalks, pencil on paper © Jorinde Voigt. Courtesy the artist and David Nolan Gallery, New York

Jorinde Voigt, Immersive Integral Midnight III, 2018, Ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil, chalks, pencil on paper © Jorinde Voigt. Courtesy the artist and David Nolan Gallery, New York

The 2019 edition marks 25 years since the fair’s founding at the Gramercy Park Hotel. The Armory Show will present 198 galleries from 33 countries, bringing together an unparalleled presentation of international galleries in central Manhattan. 


Throughout the fair, 88 exhibitors will present solo- or dual-artist booths, reflecting a strong focus on in-depth presentations and curatorial approaches. A number of artists will make their New York debut at the fair, while several exhibitors have chosen to  restage important historical works.  In addition to solo- and dual-artist presentations, many exhibitors will devote their booths to presentations by leading contemporary women artists across several generations.

Full exhibitor list here

The 2019 edition features a tribute to founders Pat Hearn and Colin de Land, examining global shifts in the visual arts since the fair’s founding. To mark this historic milestone, The Armory Show is announced the creation of the Gramercy International Prize, a new, yearly initiative that supports the advancement of young and pioneering New York galleries who have not previously participated in The Armory Show.
 
In the spirit of the fair's founders, a jury will award a nominated gallery with a booth at no cost to showcase a solo or dual-artist presentation, providing a platform for experimentation and discovery with minimal financial risk. Ramiken has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gramercy International Prize and will exhibit a dual-artist presentation of works by Darja Bajagić and Andra Ursuţa. Combining wall sculptures from Ursuțaʼs Vanilla Isis series with paintings on printed and sewn canvas by Bajagić, the presentation offers idiosyncratic and complicated views on extremism, sexuality, and politics. 56 Henry was named the runner-up with honorable mention.
 

THE POMMERY PRIZE AND THE ANNUAL PRESENTS BOOTH PRIZE

The Armory Show 2019 will present two new prizes from partners Pommery Champagneand Étant donnésThe Pommery Prize will recognize an exceptional presentation within the Platform section of the fair with a $20,000 prize. Étant donnés Contemporary Art will award the Étant donnés Prize of $10,000 to one living artist of French nationality, or France-based, who is featured at The Armory Show. For the third consecutive year, Athena will present the annual Presents Booth Prize, a $10,000 prize that recognizes an outstanding and innovative presentation within the Presents section of the fair.

Now On View | VOID at ACFNY | March 12

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition VOID, uniting two photographers, Yvonne Oswald and Tatiana Lecomte. The show, curated by the Jewish Museum Vienna, marks the first under the helm of new director Michael Haider. On view from March 12 to June 16, 2019, VOID draws attention to forgotten and repressed aspects of Jewish history in Austria.
 
The exhibition juxtaposes Yvonne Oswald’s photographs of deserted rooms of a former grand hotel in the Austrian Alps with Tatiana Lecomte’s images of mounted birds from the collec­tions of the Natural History Museum in Vienna.
 
Curators Danielle Spera and Astrid Peterle, Director and Chief Curator of the Jewish Museum Vienna prompt a discourse about commemoration, its representabil­ity and communica­tion—aspects of the work of remembrance with which the Jewish Museum Vienna is con­fronted on a daily basis. The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is an ideal place to conduct this discourse in a global context — because of its roots in the “Austrian Institute” which was decisively influenced by Aus­trian Jewish émigrés.
 
Oswald’s work captures the absence resulting from the expulsion and murder of Jews after the so-called “Anschluss.” The once luxurious Südbahnhotel on the Semmering moun­tain pass was the cultural hub of the fin de siècle society outside Vienna and, until 1938, a meeting place for numerous Jewish guests. Personalities such as Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud, Karl Kraus, Peter Altenberg, Gustav Mahler, Franz Werfel, Stefan Zweig, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, all of whom decisively shaped the cultural and intellectual life of the twentieth century, were closely connected with the Semmering and the Südbahnhotel in their work.

Lecomte, in turn, explores issues of pictorial memory through reflections on the “unrepresentable” quality inherent in every photographic representation. Her photographs of mounted birds call key aspects of photography such as the accurate reproduction and documentation of reality into question. Concerned with the adequacy of reproductions to communicate memories, these photographs thus become a contempla­tion of the pictorial representability of the unimaginable, traumatic experiences of the Shoah.

A R T Announces the Representation of Czech Architects CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Image: Courtesy of KIVA photography, Ondřej Chybík (left) and Michal Krištof (right).

Image: Courtesy of KIVA photography, Ondřej Chybík (left) and Michal Krištof (right).

A R T is pleased to announce representation of CHYBIK + KRISTOF, founded in 2010 by Ondřej Chybík and Michal Krištof. In 2019, the duo will announce a series of new projects, which include urban infills, atypical modular architecture and a sizable winery in southern Czech Republic.
 
CHYBIK + KRISTOF is an architecture and urban design studio whose expertise lies in the fields of private and public space. The architecture firm has offices in Prague, Brno and Bratislava and operates with 50 + multidisciplinary international team members.
 
The firms past projects are closely aligned with sustainability and are heavily influenced by the architectural legacy of the Czech Republic. Founder Ondřej Chybík states, “we investigate the connection of buildings and their surroundings. Within the past century, the Czech region has seen three architectural movements: classical style urbanism, modern architecture of the 30s and the socialist-realism period. Each movement has influenced the local environment and the existing city structure, where we continue to draw our inspiration from.” 
 
The studio continues to cultivate new and experimental projects, skillfully balancing conceptual thinking and complex design. Michal Krištof defines the studios approach as,“an expression of trends and movements within a society, reflecting on crucial moments in history while drawing influence for the future.”

The Armory Show Announces Platform Presentations

The Platform presentations for the 2019 edition feature large scale artworks by nine internationally renowned artists, curated by Sally Tallant, Executive Director of the Queens Museum. 

Image Credit: Tania Candiani,  Reverencia , 2019, Choreographic Action Penachos: Maestro Marcos Anderete Dancers, Francisco Rojas and Carlos Coronel. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vermelho.

Image Credit: Tania Candiani, Reverencia, 2019, Choreographic Action Penachos: Maestro Marcos Anderete Dancers, Francisco Rojas and Carlos Coronel. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vermelho.

The Armory Show announces the participating artists and galleries in Platform, a curated section of the fair, which stages large-scale artworks and installations across Piers 92 & 94. The 2019 edition of Platform, entitled Worlds of Tomorrow, is curated by Sally Tallant, the recently appointed Executive Director of the Queens Museum, and former Director of Liverpool Biennial. Worlds of Tomorrow features works by Andreas AngelidakisSiah ArmajaniTania CandianiRyan GanderIris HäusslerXaviera SimmonsJessica StockholderSuper Taus, and Pascale Marthine Tayou, who will present a monumental new work in the Town Square on Pier 94.
 
Worlds of Tomorrow which takes the 1939 New York World’s Fair as a point of departure, features nine site-responsive projects, seven of which have been made specifically for the fair. On the brink of World War II, the New York World’s Fair looked to a hopeful future in the face of rising geopolitical uncertainty. Similarly, the artists featured in this year’s Platform offer hope, respite, and resilience in the face of our present realities in the forms of performance, collective activism, and collaboration.
 
“Today, we are living in dark times: borders are closing; there is a growing refugee crisis; identity, internationalism and citizenship are in turmoil,” remarks Sally Tallant. “Environmental challenges and the oppression of minorities in a society of pervasive gender inequality define this moment. We cannot let these uncertainties paralyze us, we must find a way to gain perspective and develop ways of seeing that allow us to build new hope. It is through art that we express our hopes and fears, and articulate alternatives and new possible worlds. Artists often speak out for the rights of people on the margins of society and now that we are facing a shift in how those people and margins are defined, we need artists to continue to be brave.”
 
Xaviera Simmons deploys photographic and sculptural works to explore the systems that have rendered invisible major aspects of the American narrative. Both Tania Candiani and Super Taus use objects and performance to offer critiques of cultural stereotypes and to explore personal and national identity. Ryan Gander employs comic reinvention to re-visualize a modernist sculpture; Andreas Angelidakis challenges the market through the redistribution of school supplies in a ‘donation drive’, and Siah Armajani responds thoughtfully to the current migrant crises with radical hospitality in the form of seven rooms. Environmental issues of ecology and waste are brought into sharp focus by Pascale Martine Tayou through a spectacular work comprised of multi-colored plastic bags. Iris Häussler re-presents a body of work that blurs the line between fact and fiction, challenging historical reinvention, while Jessica Stockholder combines symbiotic objects that require support from, and are dependent on other objects, to demonstrate the need for collaboration and collective action.
 
Presentation details:
 
Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto) will present Iris Häussler’s Apartment 5 (2019) a studio reconstruction representing the late body of work of French immigrant Florence Hasard. In 1942, Hasard moved from Wisconsin to New York. Her legacy reveals the life of a reclusive artist living in exile and isolation, the mind of a woman traumatized and obsessed with her experiences during World War I. Location: Town Square, Pier 92.
 
In 1918, Belgian abstract sculptor, painter and founding member of the De Stijl group, George Vantongerloo, created Komposition Aus Dem Ovoid (Composition from the ovoid). Over a hundred years later, Ryan Gander comically revisits this artwork as an enlarged and swollen form made of up of ovoids covered in multi-color artificial fur balls, exhibited on a white plinth. Gander’s work, Het Spel (My neotonic ovoid contribution to Modernism)(2019) is presented by Lisson Gallery (London, New York). Location: Champagne Lounge, Pier 94.
 
Begun in 2016, Siah Armajani’s 3-D printed Seven Rooms of Hospitality (2016-2017) responds with thoughtful urgency to the contemporary migrant crisis, representing the uncertain spaces occupied by refugees, deportees, and exiles. While constituting a clear indictment of the nationalist politics that have produced the global refugee crisis, Armajani’s works presented by Rossi & Rossi (London, Hong Kong) convey hope in their attempt to revive the revolutionary internationalist energy of the avant-garde, alongside the communal impulse of vernacular American building. Armajani’s Platform presentation aligns with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Siah Armajani: Follow This Line, the first major U.S. retrospective of the preeminent Iranian-American artist, opening February 20. Location: Staircase Lounge, Pier 94.
 
In an installation consisting of two "Penachos" or Crowns, Tania Candiani uses bamboo, reed, cloth, paper and feathers to create "Reverencia 2019" based on the headdress used in the Dance of Los Quetzales. Presented by Galeria Vermelho (Sao Paulo), Reverencia features video, drawing on paper, and live activations. The piece proposes a reinterpretation of the symbolic meaning of the movements of the Dance, based on reverences of gratitude and petition, and draws a historical connection with the National representations during the World’s Fairs of the 19th century. Location: East End, Pier 94.
 
Through photographic and sculptural works, Xaviera Simmons’ Chord (2018-2019), presented by David Castillo Gallery (Miami), explores the legacies and the ways in which systemic policies and prejudices have rendered major aspects of the American narrative virtually invisible, the effects of which reverberate into the present day. Location: West End, Pier 94.
 
Jessica Stockholder’s three works presented by Kavi Gupta (Chicago) share a reliance on objects taken from other contexts and used as “raw” material in the crafting of sculpture“Dream Whip” (2019) is comprised of: Catapult Anime Stack, made from layering old furniture fragments, an MDF box, and topped with an array of objects plucked from a vast stream of “products” and myriad chemical formulations; Assist #1: A Cyst and Assist #2create combustion where their metal hardware hits the prop. The Assists can also be used as a ‘base’ to display another artwork, prompting the question: how is autonomy enabled? Location: Central Lounge, Pier 92.
 
Donation Drive (2019) by Andreas Angelidakis and presented by The Breeder (Athens) is a performative, value-exchange protocol benefiting public schools in need. Equipment and tools requested by teachers from charities dedicated to the provision of school supplies are assembled into a sculptural installation and tagged with art certificates. Potential collectors at the fair are encouraged to buy parts of the installation as a donation. As a result, the schools receive funds to buy the equipment they need, while the visitors to the fair can enjoy purchasing part of an installation for the price of an educational object. If a collector decides not to keep the actual artwork, it will be donated to the schools. Location: Central Lounge, Pier 92.
 
Plastic bags are helpful, as well as harmful—they carry goods, cross borders, and contribute to pollution. Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Plastic Bags (2019) takes ubiquitous objects and uses them to create an artwork that offers a colorful commentary on consumerism and globalism. This timely, visual investigation of ecology is presented by Richard Taittinger Gallery (New York) and Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana). Location: Town Square, Pier 94.
 
If you’ve ever dreamt of winning something but never quite made it, Super Taus can actualize the recognition of your achievements. In Quick Fix (2019), she’ll engrave one of the hundred trophies she found via Amazon and AliExpress with the achievement(s) of your choice, presented by narrative projects (London). Location: West End, Pier 92.

The Armory Show Announces the Gramercy International Prize


The 2019 edition features a tribute to founders Pat Hearn and Colin de Land with a thematic program of Armory Live Talks examining global shifts in the visual arts since the fair's founding

March 7 - 10, 2019 on Piers 92 & 94 in New York City

Tracey Emin and Jay Jopling, with Emin’s work  Hotel International , at The Gramercy International Art Fair in 1994. Image Courtesy of Art in America.

Tracey Emin and Jay Jopling, with Emin’s work Hotel International, at The Gramercy International Art Fair in 1994. Image Courtesy of Art in America.

The Gramercy International Prize
The 2019 edition of The Armory Show will celebrate the fair’s 25th Anniversary. To mark this historic milestone, The Armory Show is announcing the creation of the Gramercy International Prize, a new, yearly initiative that supports the advancement of young and pioneering New York galleries who have not previously participated in The Armory Show. 
 
In the spirit of the fair's founders, a jury will award a nominated gallery with a booth at no cost to showcase a solo or dual-artist presentation, providing a platform for experimentation and discovery with minimal financial risk. Ramiken has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gramercy International Prize and will exhibit a dual-artist presentation of works by Darja Bajagić and Andra Ursuţa. Combining wall sculptures from Ursuțaʼs Vanilla Isis series with paintings on printed and sewn canvas by Bajagić, the presentation offers idiosyncratic and complicated views on extremism, sexuality, and politics.
 
“The founders of The Armory Show – originally named the Gramercy International Art Fair – sought to provide an alternative platform for contemporary art through presentations by artists who challenged the status quo,” says Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show. “In the spirit of our founders, we are honored to offer this new prize to a gallery committed to showing a robust and experimental program of emerging talent in the hopes that they too may continue to push the boundaries of contemporary art practice.”
 
For its inaugural year, the Gramercy International Prize jury includes: Stefano Basilico, Collector and Advisor; Clarissa Dalrymple, Independent Curator; Nicole Klagsbrun, Owner and Founder, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery; Andrea Rosen, Owner and Founder, Andrea Rosen Gallery; and Lisa Spellman, Owner and Founder, 303 Gallery.

Read more here.



The Armory Show Celebrates the 25th Anniversary in 2019

The Armory Show 2018, Pier 94 Central Lounge. Photo by Teddy Wolff courtesy of The Armory Show

The Armory Show 2018, Pier 94 Central Lounge. Photo by Teddy Wolff courtesy of The Armory Show

The Armory Show's 2019 edition will present 194 galleries from 33 countries, bringing together an unparalleled presentation of international galleries in central Manhattan. Staged at Piers 92 & 94, the upcoming fair will feature a diverse breadth of compelling artworks—from new discoveries to historical masterpieces. The Armory Show, supported by Lead Partner Athena Art Finance, will open to the public March 7–10, 2019 with the VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6.

FULL EXHIBITOR LIST 2019

Save the Date | 25th Anniversary | The Armory Show 2019

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Preview: March 6, 2019: 12–8 pm
March 7 - 10, 2019 on Piers 92 & 94 in New York City.

To mark the fair’s 25th Anniversary edition, The Armory Show unveiled a campaign of iconic images taken from the fair’s first editions at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Accompanying the campaign is an exciting three-part digital narrative that chronicles the fair’s early years at the Gramercy Hotel through its relocation to Manhattan’s Westside.

NOW ON VIEW | British Painter Phoebe Dickinson Exhibition in London | November 14

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British painter Phoebe Dickinson unveiled her new urban and pastoral works painted during her year of global travel. “Journey Through Landscape” is on view at Tessa Packard Showroom in Chelsea, London until December 14, 2018. This new body of work marks a shift in the artist’s oeuvre, as Dickinson is well known for her portraiture in the style of late 19th-century American masters, such as John Singer Sargent.

Read more in Artists & Illustrators, Country & Town House, House & Garden, London Art News, The London Magazine, Town & Country, and more.

NOW ON VIEW | Women.Now. at ACFNY | Until February 18

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) is pleased to present Women.Now., a group exhibition showcasing contemporary female artists based in Austria and the United States, curated by Sabine Fellner. This transmedial show unites artists from different generations, commenting on women’s role in society and the arts.
 
The exhibition pays homage to two major anniversaries. 2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Austria. This movement allowed women to formally participate in political practices. Second, it remembers 1968, a year in which social norms defined by patriarchal structures were put under radical scrutiny as the feminist avant-garde was formed. In Women.Now., curator Sabine Fellner sheds light on the legacies of these monumental time periods and how they impact current artistic discourse . The contemporary art scene is still struggles with gender disparities, whether that be in the art market, museums, or exhibition venues.

Read more on Aesthetica, An0ther Magazine, Art & Object, Good Trouble Magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Architects Newspaper and more.

The Armory Show Announces 2019 Curatorial Board

Exhibition View, 2018 Edition

Exhibition View, 2018 Edition

The Armory Show announced today that Sally TallantLauren Haynes, and Dan Byershave been selected to curate The Armory Show’s 2019 edition, marking the fair’s 25th Anniversary Year since its founding in 1994. The Armory Show will open with a VIP Preview Day on Wednesday, March 6; the fair will be open to the public March 7–10, 2019.
 
Led by Nicole Berry, Executive Director, The Armory Show’s 2019 edition will once again convene a selection of top international galleries in Midtown Manhattan, presenting artworks that range from historical masterpieces to the latest contemporary projects by established and emerging artists. This year’s international curatorial team reflects The Armory Show’s core identity as a place for presenting new artists and strong curatorial viewpoints.
 
“We are thrilled to be working with these internationally renowned curators on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary Year,” says Nicole Berry. “The gallerists who founded the fair had a strong and important vision to present new voices in the arts. Capturing the spirit of the fair’s early days, while also looking toward the future, we have selected three curators who will bring new energy and perspectives to the 2019 edition. Engaging Sally, Lauren, and Dan reflect the core of our mission, to provide discoveries, intellectual rigor, and thoughtfulness to the fair experience. This is possible through our deep relationships with international curators and institutions, which continue to make The Armory Show New York’s premier destination for top galleries, artists, and collectors alike.”

Read more here.

Now On View | FOCUS Kazakhstan Berlin: Bread & Roses | MOMENTUM

Organized in association with the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan the exhibition is part of a global cultural initiative with shows in New York, London and Korea.

September 25 – October 20, 2018

Bread & Roses © Camille Blake and MOMENTUM

Bread & Roses © Camille Blake and MOMENTUM

The Focus Kazakhstan Berlin exhibition Bread and Roses examines the work of four generations of Kazakh woman artists created since 1945. The exhibition, and its related artist residency program, with nearly 30 artists offers a fresh perspective on both modern and contemporary Kazakh art and culture. It proposes a broader model for considering art made by women in other post-Soviet and post-colonial contexts. The history of the Soviet Kazakh SSR with the rapid development of the Republic of Kazakhstan since its foundation in 1991, have created a melting-pot of ideas and influences between east and west that are expressed dynamically in its contemporary art production.
 
Bread and Roses presents work by Anar Aubakir, Lidya Blinova, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Gania Chagatayeva, Vera Ermolaeva, Zoya Falkova, Aisha Galimbaeva, Tatiana Glebova, Gulfairus Ismailova, Kreolex Zentr (Maria Vilkovisky & Ruth Jenrbekova), Gaisha Madanova, Aigerim Mazhitkan, Almagul Menlibayeva, Gulnur Mirzagalikova, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Katya Nikonorova, Saule Suleimenova, Gulmaral Tatibayeva and Lena Vorobyeva. 

Read more on Berlin Art Week, Exberliner, Freunde von Freunden and more.
 

CHART End of Fair Report 2018 Edition

Under the new  direction of Nanna Hjortenberg, the fair received positive response for quality presentations, the expanded design fair,  special installations and the extensive public programming. The 2018 edition closed with a significant increase in visitors and international presence.

Galleri Format Oslo. Photo by Joakim Züger

Galleri Format Oslo. Photo by Joakim Züger

CHART Emerging. Photo by MARCUS BJØRN, Courtesy CHART ART FAIR

CHART Emerging. Photo by MARCUS BJØRN, Courtesy CHART ART FAIR

CHART closed on Sunday, 2 September with outstanding art and design presentations, 28,523 number of visitors, including a robust turnout of local and international collectors. Exhibitors and participating artists noted important presence of collectors, journalists and curators, which led to significant sales and institutional acquisitions. This reflected on the increased number of collectors and institutions, not only from the Nordic region, but also from other territories including Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and The United States.

Now in its sixth edition, 44 exhibiting galleries from the Nordic countries were invited to participate in the 2018 edition. The art fair section of CHART, featured outstanding 20th- and 21st-century artworks in a range of media presented by 32 leading Nordic galleries. The 2018 edition launched special presentations produced for the 2018 edition of the fair, and has an increased focus on solo and dual presentations. Notable presentations included: Galleria Heino, a new exhibitor, showed new works by Finland´s acclaimed photographer and video artist, Elina Brotherus; Galleri Magnus Karlsson presented new works on paper by Peter Köhler, made specifically for this year's edition; and Andersson/Sandström exhibiting large-scale works by Turner Prize-winning British sculptor, Tony Cragg.

"The visitor numbers for CHART has been rising year on year, but this is the first time we experience such an explosive increase in the number of guests. We have had guests from 22 different countries, visitors from 97 national and international cultural institutions and we see a very wide age range among our guests. I’m of course immensely proud and it is great to see, that we have succeeded in our ambition to be a meeting place for both the dedicated art professionals and a broader cultural audience." - Director, Nanna Hjortenberg

Read more on An0ther Magazine, Architectural Digest, artnet, Editor at Large, Corriere Della Sera: Living, Der Tagesspiegel, DesignBoom, Die Presse, Die Welt, Galerie Magazine, Il Sole 24 Ore, Monopol Magazin, Surface Magazine, Wallpaper,* Whitewall and more.

Focus Kazakhstan Berlin Highlights Four Generations of Female Artists

Organized in association with the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan the exhibition is part of a global cultural initiative with shows in New York, London and Korea.

September 25 – October 20, 2018
MOMENTUM, Kunstquartier Bethanien: Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin

Bakhit Bubikanova,  New Year's Postcard , 2015. Courtesy the artist and Focus Kazakhstan

Bakhit Bubikanova, New Year's Postcard, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Focus Kazakhstan

The Focus Kazakhstan Berlin exhibition Bread and Rosesexamines the work of four generations of Kazakh woman artists created since 1945. The exhibition, and its related artist residency program, with nearly 30 artists offers a fresh perspective on both modern and contemporary Kazakh art and culture. It proposes a broader model for considering art made by women in other post-Soviet and post-colonial contexts. The history of the Soviet Kazakh SSR with the rapid development of the Republic of Kazakhstan since its foundation in 1991, have created a melting-pot of ideas and influences between east and west that are expressed dynamically in its contemporary art production.
 
Bread and Roses will present work by Anar Aubakir, Lidya Blinova, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Gania Chagatayeva, Vera Ermolaeva, Zoya Falkova, Aisha Galimbaeva, Tatiana Glebova, Gulfairus Ismailova, Kreolex Zentr (Maria Vilkovisky & Ruth Jenrbekova), Gaisha Madanova, Aigerim Mazhitkan, Almagul Menlibayeva, Gulnur Mirzagalikova, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Katya Nikonorova, Saule Suleimenova, Gulmaral Tatibayeva and Lena Vorobyeva. 
 
Emerging Kazakh women artists are prefaced in the show by a group of eminent forerunners who have remained more or less invisible within the history of Soviet, Kazakh and world art. Against the tumult of Stalinist repression and its aftermath, the work of these women has forged a bridge between traditional Kazakh arts, crafts and ways of living, the Soviet avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s, socialist realism and a completely new approach to art making that emerged from the beginning of the 1980s. The works that these ‘great grandmothers,’ ‘grandmothers,’ ‘mothers,’ and daughters of contemporary Kazakh art have produced reflect disparate backgrounds, struggles and life experiences. 

Announcement | Women Now at Austrian Cultural Forum New York

September 25, 2018 – February 18, 2019
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 25
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street 

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Abbildung Schumann, Claudia Schumann, OBERFLAECHEN DES SELBST ALS ERFAHRUNG, 2000, C-Prints on aluminum, analog multiple exposure, 3 pieces at 11.8 x 7.9 inches (30 x 20 cm) each. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jünger

Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, Women Now, curated by Sabine Fellner. 

Featured artists: Uli Aigner, Sevda Chkoutova, Adriana Czernin, Ines Doujak, Béatrice Dreux, Titanilla Eisenhart, Maria Hahnenkamp, Heidi Harsieber, Sabine Jelinek, Ellen Lesperance, Margot Pilz, Frenzi Rigling, Eva Schlegel, Claudia Schumann, Joan Semmel, Betty Tompkins and Martha Wilson.

British Painter Phoebe Dickinson Unveils New Landscape Paintings | London Fall 2018

The upcoming exhibition will feature landscape works painted during her global exploration of rural and urban scenery.

November 12 – December 14, 2018
Tessa Packard Showroom: 15A Ives Street, London, SW3 2ND

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British painter Phoebe Dickinson will unveil her new urban and pastoral works painted during her year of global travel. “Journey Through Landscape” will be on view at Tessa Packard Showroom in Chelsea, London from November 12 – December 14, 2018. This new body of work marks a shift in the artist’s oeuvre, as Dickinson is well known for her portraiture in the style of late 19th-century American masters, such as John Singer Sargent.
 
The show will present over 100 figurative plein air paintings ranging from earthly paradises to pastoral atmospheres.  The artist began painting in plein air as a means of escaping the four walls of her studio, painting in a range of sizes and capturing the vibrant glow of her many surroundings. The show is presented in a salon style hang, beyond the archetypal white cube that has become so principal in the contemporary scene.
 
The paintings depict cold Icelandic winter sceneries with a vantage point at the northern lights, the peaceful almost dreamy atmospheres in Malibu, California, to impressive medieval Florence. Although her paintings are classically informed, the oil paint and brief strokes give her paintings a nearly abstract impression. 
 
Throughout her artistic career, Dickinson has painted nudes, landscapes, and still-life’s, however, she is specifically captivated by portraiture, working in the tradition of William Nicholson. In 2018, Dickinson was accepted into the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery with her painting of the Cholmondeley children at Houghton Hall. The BP Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world and represents the best in contemporary portrait painting. The Cholmondeley family has also commissioned the artist to paint the mother, Rose Cholmondeley, formerly Rose Hanbury. The portrait will be completed in September 2018.