February 2, 2014
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game examines the subject of football—nicknamed by one sports commentator The Beautiful Game—and its interactions with societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Celebrating the sport on the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the exhibition includes approximately thirty artists from around the world, working in video, photography, painting and sculpture. Two room-sized video installations—Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, by the artists Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon, and Volta by Stephen Dean—anchor the exhibition. Other works by artists including Miguel Calderon (whose 2004 video Mexico v. Brasil represents a 17-0 victory for Mexico), Robin Rhode, Kehinde Wiley, and Andy Warhol provide a sense of the miraculous possibilities of the sport as universal conversation piece.
August 17, 2013
Opening August 17th, David Choe's exhibition SNOWMONKEYBBQ in Mexico City, at Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City will include a whole new series of oil painting, drawing and watercolor. The name of the exhibition takes inspiration from the words that Chinese gamblers scream in casinos: SNOWMAN refers to 8 card (because of the shape) MONKEY refers to face cards and BBQ means the player is one card away from winning. David interprets these words as agents that snap mental states and emotions while overcoming the language barrier. He compares this feeling with an experience he had a few years ago during a ceremony with the Kogui Indians’ in Colombia, in which he experienced images, symbols and vibrant colors with no immediate significance. It was only after some time had passed that he grasped the full message. For David this was a life-changing experience that helped him develop a new sensory perception that reflects on a new vibrating color palette. SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ provides a full range of raw emotions detached from ordinary mental process in a way that the spectator can integrate and appropriate them.
JEN STARK & ALVARO ILIZARBE
The Arts Initiative
July 31, 2013
Fusing fashion and art in an innovative and significant way, Fashion Outlets of Chicago has partnered with The Arts Initiative, a newly formed collective dedicated to placing highly interactive visual art in public spaces.
To mark the opening of this historic shopping center, the debut installation from The Arts Initiative was curated by acclaimed Miami-based gallery Primary Projects and will feature work from more than 10 nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including, Daniel Arsham, Jim Drain, Friends With You, Bert Rodriguez and Jen Stark, among others.
This long-term partnership will continue to enrich and enliven the Fashion Outlets of Chicago by integrating artist-driven ideas and contemporary artwork in a way that is sure to redefine public art spaces for years to come.
Learn more about The Arts Initiative and the debut artists at www.theartsinititative.com
The Anatomy of L.A.
July 25, 2013
Opening Reception - Thursday, July 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
On view through August 1st, 2013
Open Monday - Thursday 12 - 7pm
Converse and Union Los Angeles are pleased to present The Anatomy of LA, a
large-scale photo exhibition and first edition book release, exploring the social
and physical themes of Los Angeles and its neighborhoods by photographer
JACOB HASHIMOTO "Sky Columns" at The Schauwerk Sindelfingen (The Peter Schaulfer Foundation), Sindelfingen, Germany
June 14, 2013
Opening June 14, 2013, at noon
June 5th to Spring 2014
For more information, please click here