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Archive for October, 2008

Marc Burckhardt at Art Students League of New York

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2008

The Ally by Marc Burckhardt - click for details/larger version

Here are two paintings by Marc Burckhardt - previously featured here - that would make perfect sense to the rotting, stinking and twitching gelatinous mass that Governor Palin refers to as her "brain". A sticky place where dinosaurs and humans happily coexist. Because, you know, she once saw tiny human footprints inside fossilized dino tracks which - being a leading palaeontologist, I assume - told her that they happily strolled to school together.

The truth, however, generally looks a bit bleaker and in your case, Governor Palin, here's what that dino would have done to you without thinking twice (... and even if it was of the herbivore variety):

The Incident at Melrose by Marc Burckhardt - click for details/larger version

Anyway, Marc Burckhardt and friends are currently exhibiting their oeuvres in the aptly titled Art From Anxious Times show at the Art Students League of New York. The show examines how young, contemporary artists express their concerns about terrorism, war, and environmental degradation. All details below.

Opened: Yesterday, October 2, 2008

On show: October 1 - 27, 2008

Address: The Art Students League of New York, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

Artist's website

Andy Julia at Cabinet des Curieux, Paris

by Suzanne on October 2nd, 2008

Part of Andy Julia's Carmilla series for LUSH Magazine - click for details

Andy Julia - the Parisian master of lethargic phthisis/anachronistic ennui photography - no offense there, cher monsieur, but your work just happens to have the same effect as valium lavender on me - has an exhibition opening in Paris tonight.

Symboles will remain on show at Cabinet des Curieux in Paris until October 15, 2008. Further details below.

Part of Andy Julia's Carmilla series for LUSH Magazine - click for details

Opening: Tonight, October 2, 2008, 7 PM

On show: October 2 - 15, 2008

Address: Cabinet des Curieux, 12 Passage Verdeau, 75009 Paris, France, tel: 33 (0)1 44 83 09 57 | Map

Preview works | Press release

Artist's website

Group Show at Feinkunst Krüger/Westwerk Opening Tonight!

by Suzanne on October 2nd, 2008

Bearer by Heiko Müller, mixed media on paper, 2008 - click for details

A beautiful group show marking the 10th anniversary of Feinkunst Krüger opens at Westwerk Hamburg tonight.

The exhibition will feature a bunch of lovely local artists like Heiko Müller (c.f. image above), Anke Feuchtenberger and the adorable, multi-talented art robot Moki - previously featured here - as well as some illustrious international guest artists such as Jim Avignon, Tara McPherson and many, many more.

Part of the Drapery series by Moki, 2008 - click for details

Opening reception: Tonight, Thursday, October 2, 2008, 8 PM

On show: October 3 - 12, 2008

Opening times: Mon - Fri: 2 - 7 PM | Sat - Sun: 12 - 5 PM

Address: Feinkunst Krüger at Westwerk, Admiralitätsstrasse 74, 20459 Hamburg, Germany | Map