Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Banner Project is underway

The Banner Project is Underway

Our First banner inspired by artists from 'Circa 1986' at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is underway. The children are learning what made this particular era in the American art scene so special, learning about the artists and the political and social climate.

Right: Students from the Salvation Army working to create one of ten of the 6 x 26 banners.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thomas Hirschorn at the 2011 Venice Biennale

Thomas Hirschhorn has been chosen to represent Switzerland at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Hirschhorn, a Paris-based artist who was born in Bern, Switzerland is known for his constructions of foil, plastic, cardboard and packing tape that appear both in art institutions and in public places. His work gather references to philosophy and popular culture, economics and poetry, artists and fashion designers, in a bombardment of information and imagery that often concern issues of left-wing politics and globalization.

Artist Thomas Hirschhorn poses in his installation "Establishing a Critical Corpus", at the Switzerland pavilion of the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale contemporary arts festival, in Venice, Tuesday May 31, 2011.

Ben Lewis delves into Thomas Hirschhorn’s silver-foiled lair to meet the artist.

Thomas Hirschhorn on what it means to be an artist.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Art critic reviews Folkert de Jong's Sculpture

Alastair Sooke, an art critic from
The Telegraph, calls Folkert de Jong's figurative installation The Dance "a strange, complex and open-ended piece".

The Dance
is one of several progressive sculptures featured in the exhibition
The Shape of Things To Come at the Saatchi Gallery.
The exhibition, which will be open until Oct 16, showcases the work of 20 contemporary sculptors in the Saatchi collection.

Click here to read the full article.