Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin @ TBA 21, Vienna

“Every artist looks for the avantgarde …and I realize the avantgarde is the old, because they are in the front, they are the future” Ernesto Neto. “We are not primitive, we are contemporary because we are also living, we are also thinking”. With this statement one of the Pajés, the Amerindian artists and spiritual healers…

Birgit Megerle – Suite @ Emanuel Layr Gallery, Vienna

Quintessential / crystallized. In the small corridor at the entrance, I am welcomed by Suite, 2015, a work – a digital print – that represents a musical instrument: a triangle held by a human hand. One would expect analogue works in the main room of the gallery but this would be wrong. I enter the…

σ @ Hester, New York

σ = 5.670373(21) × 10^−8 W m^−2 K^−4 Piotr Lakomy (b. 1983; lives and works in Poznan, Poland). Solo exhibi- tions: BWA Zielona Góra, PL (2015); Galeria Stereo, Warsaw (2014); The Sunday Painter, London (2013); Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL (2012). Selected group exhibitions: CASS Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, UK (2015); The Sunday Painter, London (2015);…

Destination Vienna 2015. Kunsthalle – Vienna

Destination Vienna 2015, inaugurated on April 16th with more than 70 artists that were selected from an open call of 900 applications. The aim, as the title states, is to “provide a  a comprehensive insight into Vienna’s art scene.” Despite the huge amount of works, the visual result in the first room is positive, including…

Travess Smalley

Travess Smalley was born in Huntington, in 1986. Lives and works in New York. Solo show: Travess Smalley, Foxy Production, New York City; Travess Smalley, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; Vector Weave, Higher Pictures at The Armory Show; New York Compositions in Clay, Higher Pictures, New York. Group show: Cold Places, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; What…

Greetings from Milan

Best ten works from Miart: 1. Graham Wilson – Brand New Gallery, Milan 2. Michael Staniak – Steve Turner, Los Angeles 3. Sol Calero – Acapella, Naples 4. Paul Cowan – Jonathan Viner , London 5. Gabriele De Santis – Frutta Gallery, Rome 6. Luc Fuller – Rod Barton, London 7. Oliver Osborne – Vilma…

Rare Earth @ TBA21, Vienna

Technical: “As defined by IUPAC, a rare earth element (REE) or rare earth metal is one of a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides, as well as scandium and yttrium.” Economical: “Rare earth elements are not exchange-traded in the same way that precious (for instance, gold and silver) or non-ferrous metals (such as nickel, tin, copper, and aluminium) are. Instead they are sold on the private market, which…