Friday, April 22, 2016

Issue # 15 (15 August 2012)


Though summer is coming to a close, activities at the Westport Arts Center are still in full-swing! Please join us Friday, 8/17/12 from 6-7pm for ArtCaf√© HAPPY HOUR on the deck! More happy than hour, bring your own beverage and mingle with art enthusiasts. Light refreshments will be served an the even is free and open to anyone!

Next week we have a Summer Cafe on the deck on Wednesday, 8/22/12. Lori Cochran-Dougall of the Westport Farmers' Market and Dottie Carpenter of Doc's Organic Maple Syrup will discuss how to shop at your local famers' market and why to buy local. Sample delicious maple syrups and snack on a delectable lunch from Du Soleil.

Please see the wonderful Huffington Post and Fairfield County Weekly reviews on Landscape: Scene / Re-seen.This exhibition, from the Andrew and Christine Hall Collection. features major contemporary photographs that depict humankind's imprint on the landscape. This exhibition will be on view until September 2, 2012-- be sure to stop in before it comes down. Not to be missed!

Best Wishes,

Helen Klisser During
Director of Visual Arts
Westport Arts Center 

  

Summer on The High Line: Elad Lassry installation and Mexican Ice, August 2012. Photo by Helen Klisser During.



HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES & EXHIBITIONS


The New York Times
Dreaming of a Life as Vivid as her Art
by Robin Pogrebin

The New York Times
Nakedness in Dance, Taken to Extremes
by Alastair Macaulay 

The New York Times
High Above Columbus Circle, a Living Room, TV Inlcuded
by Robin Pogrebin 

The New York Times
Robert Hughes, Eloquent and Combative Art Critic, Dies at 74
by Randy Kennedy

The New York Times
The Quotable Robert Hughes
by Randy Kennedy

Robert Hughes on "What Art Is"
(VIDEO)

Robert Hughes
The Shock of the New, Episode 3
The Landscape of Pleasure (VIDEO)



Robert Hughes
The Shock of the New, Episode 8
The Future that Was (VIDEO)

Robert Hughes
The Business of Art: Damien Hirst is all hype
(VIDEO)

Robert Hughes: On Anselm Kiefer
(VIDEO) 

Robert Hughes: On Andy Warhol
(VIDEO)

The New York Times
A Universe Like Ours, Only Weirder
by Roberta Smith 

The New York Times
A Funeral Presence Swoops In to Roost and Caw
by Karen Rosenberg
Knight of Infinite Resignation by Diane Landry at MASS MoCA's "Oh, Canada" exhibition. Photo by Helen Klisser During.



The New York Times
Meandering Just This Side of the Hamptons
by Laura M. Holson

The New York Times
Ruling on Artistic Authenticity: The Market vs. the Law
by Patricia Cohen

ARTnews
It's About Time: The huge success of "The Clock" brings new attention to other parts of Christian Marclay's career
by Barbara Pollack

ARTLOG
Can You Build a Major Art Collection on a Postal Worker's Salary?
by Amanda Ryan

ARTnews
A Terrible Beauty?: New York's museums grapple with 9/11
by Robin Cembalest

CNN: Opinion
The Olympics miss: Why street art should be embraced not snubbed 
By Richard Howard-Griffin

Bloomberg
Chinese Artist $507 Million Ousts Picasso As Top Auction Earner
by Katya Kazakina 

Xinhuanet
Exhibition features 55 masterpieces of Pablo Picasso in China's Chengdu 

Vogue
Summer Crafts: Creative Time Hosts Inaugural Artist Sandcastle Competition
by Chelsea Allison

ARTINFO
Nivea Fires Rihanna, Raising Questions About Brand Identity and Cultural Values 
by Chloe Wyma 
  
ARTINFO
Nude Australian Artist Trio Looks to Generous Berliners to Survive 10-Day Public Performance
by Alexander Forbes 
370H55V by Chris Millar at MASS MoCA's "Oh, Canada" exhibition. Photo by Helen Klisser During.


The New York Times
The Subway Map that Rattled New Yorkers
by Alice Rawsthorn 



The Huffington Post
Polka Dot Queen: Yayoi Kusama on Her Whitney Retrospective And Vuitton Collaboration (INTERVIEW)


The Denver Post
Christo's plan to drape the Arkansas River delayed during legal fight 
by Jason Blevins

ARTINFO
Is Dasha Zhukova the Next Leo Castelli?, Possible Da Vinci Found on Scottish Farm, and More Must-Read Art News

ARTINFO 
ARTINFO's Definitive List of the 30 Best Dressed People in the Art World, from Klaus Biesenbach to Olympia Scarry
by Ann Binlot and Nate Freeman

The Art Newspaper
Eloquent silent support for Pussy Riot
by Julia Michalska 

The Huffington Post
Seikou Yamaoka, iPhone Finger Painting Artist, Creates Digital Watercolors(VIDEO, PHOTOS)

BBC One
What a Wonderful World: with David Attenborough 
(VIDEO)

The New York Times
Twin Prostitutes, Growing Old Playing Their Trade in Amsterdam  
(MOVIE REVIEW) 
by Manohla Dargis 

The Huffington Post
40 Galleries You Should Know If You Love Paint
by Steven Zevitas

Oh, Canada
MASS MoCA
through April 1, 2013 

Bruce Nauman: One Hundred Fish Fountain
Gagosian Gallery: Madison Avenue
through August 28
A detail of Kim Faler's work at MASS MoCA's Invisible Cities. Photo by Helen Klisser During.


Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
The Murder of Crows 
The Park Avenue Armory
through September 9

Chamberlain, Gursky, Hirst, Kusama, Prince
Gagosian Gallery: Beverly Hills
through September 15


Annette Messager
Marian Goodman Gallery
through August 24

Ellsworth KellyPlant Drawings
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
through September 3 

Julika Rudelius: Rituals of Capitalism 
Leo Koenig, Inc.
through September 8

Taryn SimonA Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII
MoMA
through September 3


It's Always Summer on the Inside
Anton Kern Gallery
through August 24

United States exhibition
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  

Fee's List
through 8/14 

David HockneyA Bigger Picture
The Guggenheim Bilbao:
through September 30

Julian Schnabel
MASTERCLASS, Episode 5 
(VIDEO)

The Art Newspaper
Tracey Emin, Margate's Olympic torch relay-runner, on why she likes art fairs (VIDEO)

Beijing National Museum

Call for Entries! 
Pequot Library Art Show
Due October 1

Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) by Michael Snow at MASS MOCA's "Oh, Canada" exhibition. Photo by Helen Klisser During.



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