What's Happening In Art This Week
Avery Singer solo in Amsterdam
The American artist Avery Singer (1987) is having her first European solo exhibit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 23rd of April. The exhibit shows work from 2012 until now, including new works that were made especially for this presentation. It will also show the impressive Untitled installation that was recently bought by the Stedelijk Museum, comprising of 3 walls and a ceiling of acrylic painted canvases in black and white.
The Stedelijk Museum is open daily for this exhibit until the 2nd of October 2016.
Takesada Matsutani's Paris work
The Japanese artist Matsutani has been living in Paris since the 1970's. He started out as a member of Japan's avant-garde Gutai Art Association and then won first prize at the First Mainichi Art Competition in 1966, which was a 6 month scholarship in Paris. This transformed his life and career, as he got into more bold painting and also started to work with etching, printing and silkscreen. This exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, will present never before seen paintings from his early French career, showing off his exploration of the flattening of shapes and his strong use of colors.
This exhibit runs in the Häuser & With Gallery in Zürich until May 21th 2016.
Casey McKee – Cultural Devotion
The Berlin art Gallery Artfein is showing new work by the American artist Casey McKee. McKee lives and works in Berlin, but has been working in China for a year, and this exhibit shows work that has been inspired by this trip. McKee combines photograpy and fine arts to show the cultural differences and changes, and uses a lot of humour in his work.
“Cultural Devotion” can be seen in Berlin, Germany, until the 28th of May 2016.
New British painters
The Mercer Chance Gallery in London is showing paintings and drawings of 12 new emerging contemporary artists. These artists, Alison Boult, Katie Brookes, Michael Chance, Alex Chilvers, Michelle Cioccoloni, George Colley, Nikki Gardham, Rebecca Harper, Kathryn Maple, Elizabeth McCarten, Rachel Mercer and Leon Pozniakow, are all post-graduates of the Royal Drawing School. They all have different styles and subjects, but there is also a lot of comparisons to be found in their ideas. That is where the name of the exhibit, “Fruit Salad”, was derived from.
“Fruit Salad” can be visited for a limited time; April 22nd until May 2nd 2016.
Mies van der Rohe and modernism
Architecture Centre Schunk in the Netherlands is reconstructing five restauration projects of Mies van der Rohe's work throughout Europe and the United States. By showing details of the buildings and fragments of the original wood, stone and iron, Van der Rohe's work comes incredibly close to the visitor. Of there also the original blueprints and plans are also on display, as well as pictures and furniture. The museum itself is of architectural interest as well, as it's a building by Peutz from 1933 that used to be a department store. It is now on the list of the most important architectural buildings of the 20th century.
The exhibition can be seen in Heerlen, the Netherlands, until the 7th of August 2016.