Friday, April 22, 2016

Issue #29 (30 May 2014)

From New York to Westport, the arts are thriving. Kara Walker's "A Subtletly" (35-ton sugar coated sculpture) at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg is an absolute must-see, with its monumental and thought-provoking sugar-coated sculptures that reflect the dark history of the sugar industry.

The Arts Center is proud to announce the inaugural launch of our brand new Westport Artist Collective with an exciting, one-night-only Pop Up exhibition on Thursday, June 5 from 6 - 9pm. All art is for sale and the artists will be present!

Please also join us on Friday, June 13 from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of our summer exhibition, "Scents & Soles: Robert Cottingham and Nina Bentley." The exhibition will feature 230 exquisite watercolor paintings of perfume bottles by Robert Cottingham and 23 witty shoe sculptures by Westport's own, Nina Bentley.

Happy reading and best wishes,

Helen Klisser During
Director of Visual Arts
Westport Arts Center

Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" at the Domino Sugar Factory, Williamsburg. Photo by Helen Klisser During. 

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LISTEN: Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet
by Audie Cornish,

Kara Walker's Sugar Sphinx Spawns Offensive Instagram Photos
by Cait Munro, artnet news

Kara Walker: Process and Inspiration
by Creative Time

World's Top 20 Biennials, Triennials, and Miscellennials

8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 
through August 3

An Art Weekend in Bushwick
by Valeriya Safronova,  T Magazine

Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Brooklyn Museum
through August 10
Mika Rottenberg's, "Bowls Balls Souls Holes" at Andrea Rosen Gallery, through June 14. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963 - 2010
through August 3

Italian Futurism, 1909 - 1944: Reconstructing the Universe
Guggenheim Museum
through September 1

Gauguin: Metamorphoses
through June 8

Maria Lassnig
through September 7

Mel Bochner: Strong Language
The Jewish Museum
through September 21

Gagosian, Athens
through July 25
Sterling Ruby, "SUNRISE SUNSET" at Hauser & Wirth, through July 25. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 
1963 - 74
Brooklyn Museum
through September 28

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series
The Studio Museum Harlem
through June 29

Sherrie Levine: Red Yellow Blue
Paula Cooper Gallery
through May 23

Wafaa Bilal: The Ashes Series
Driscoll Babcock Galleries
through June 1 

Maira Kalman: Girls Standing on Lawns and  Other Projects
Julie Saul Gallery
through June 14

Mika Rottenberg: Bowls Balls Souls Holes
Andrea Rosen Gallery
through June 14
Tara Donovan, "Untitled" made of styrene index cards at Pace Gallery, through June 30. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014 Scorecard: What Worked Well and What Didn't
by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, Blouin ARTINFO

A Stonehenge for the Modern Age
by Holland Cotter, The New York Times

MoMA PS1 Announces 2014 Warm Up Schedule
by Alanna Martinez, Blouin ARTINFO

Gleeful Museums Unpack a Bequest: Rarities from Mellon Collection Reach New Homes
by Carol Vogel, The New York Times

VIDEO: Art Critic: I don't care what happens to the thieves, just bring back the masterpieces
CNN interview with Jerry Saltz

Art School Creates a New Reality: New York Academy of Art Recovers From a Bad Reputation
by Randy Kennedy, The New York Times
Artist Katharina Grosse shows her newest project on her phone at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

VIDEO: Katharina Grosse: Freunde von Freunden

ArtReveiw Asia Spring/Summer 2014

What to See at Serpentine's 'Park Nights'
by Ashitha Nagesh, Blouin ARTINFO

The World's Most Infamous Unmade Bed Is Up For Auction For $2 Million
by Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post

Artists and writers defy censorship in Egypt
by Ann Shaw, The Art Newspaper

Lunch with the FT: Edmund de Waal
by Jackie Wullschlager

Met Plans a Gut Renovation of Its Modern Wing
by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times

In a Commanding Literary Voice, Maya Angelou Sang Out to the World
by Elizabeth Alexander, The New York Times

North Miami Fights to Keep Its Art Museum
by Patricia Cohen, The New York Times

Norman Rockwell's Art, Once Sniffed At, Is Becoming Prized
by James B. Stewart, The New York Times

VIDEO: Great Museums-- Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City

War photographers are unique, driven, and talented-- without them, the world would be blind
by Tracy McVeigh, The Guardian
View of the 9/11 Memorial site. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Rebelling Against Abuse, Afghan Women See Signs of Change
by Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times

Photojournalist Killings Make My Work Dangerous: The death of a French photojournalist weighs on conflict photographer Lynsey Addario
by Lynsey Addario, National Geographic

More than 400,000 pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of art are available for download online
by Caitlin Dewey, The Washington Post

An On-Demand Painting to Match Your Sofa? Just Ask Brendan Smith
by Scott Indrisek, Blouin ARTINFO

Jack Shainman opens The School in Kinderhook, NY
by Katy Diamond Hamer, Flash Art
Iranian Artist Has Covered Over 100 of Tehran's Walls In Surreal Street Art
by Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post
Faith Ringgold's "Goovin High" on the High Line, through June 2. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Surreal Paintings Reveal the Violent Absurdities of the Columbia Drug Trade
by Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post

Reflections on the Magic of the Journal Gallery, From the Artists Who Show There
by Ben Barna, T Magazine

Marianne Vitale, At Home on the High Line
by Blake Glopnik, Blouin ARTINFO

Ana Mendieta: death of an artist foretold in blood
by Sean O'Hagan, The Observer

9 Inspiring Maya Angelou Poems You Can Read Online
by Maddie Crum, The Huffington Post

In MoMA's Garden, a Gala for Patrons: The Scene at MoMA's Annual Garden Party
by Yana Paskova, The New York Times
Oh Lorde! New Zealand singer/songwriter, Lorde, (center) stands with UNDP Administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark (r), and WAC Director of Visual Arts, Helen Klisser During (l).


One-night only! Not to be missed!
Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 6 - 8pm
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