New York - News

My Art Guide New York App for iOS and Android

3 days ago

For the occasion of Art Week in New York and our partnership with the Armory Show, My Art Guides has developed a brand new App for Android devices, the twin of My Art Guide App for iOS.

My Art Guide New York has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Nicole Berry (Deputy Director of The Armory Show), Sean Kelly (Owner of Sean Kelly Gallery), and Dustin Yellin (Artist and Founder of Pioneer Works). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

Explore the art scene in NYC with our free guide. Type “Armory Show Art Week” on App Store or Google Play, download the app and start planning your visit.

With My Art Guide New York you can create your agenda and choose the art spaces you want to visit, the exhibitions you want to see, the special events you want to attend and how you want to spend your leisure time.

Click here to download the iOS or Android app:
App Store
Google Play

My Art Guides Editorial Team

  • My Art Guide New York App for iOS 2019 My Art Guide New York App for iOS 2019
London - News

Is This Tomorrow?

1 week ago

The Whitechapel Gallery has invited ten groups of artists and architects to explore the potential of collaboration and offer their visions of the future in the technological world of tomorrow. The exhibition touches on and responds to the various issues we are facing today including natural resources, migration, technology and spirituality.

Is This Tomorrow? is a response to Whitechapel Gallery’s landmark 1956 exhibition This Is Tomorrow , which featured 37 British architects, painters and sculptors – including Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi and Alison and Peter Smithson – who worked together in small groups.

The exhibition features 6a architects, Adjaye Associates, APPARATA, Rachel Armstrong, Rana Begum, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Cao Fei, Mariana Castillo Deball, Cécile B. Evans, Simon Fujiwara, Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, Kapwani Kiwanga, David Kohn Architects, mono office, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, Hardeep Pandhal, Amalia Pica, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zineb Sedira and Marina Tabassum Architects.

Lara Morrell

  • Marina Tabassum, Bait Ur Rouf Mosque (detail) 2012. Photo Credit: Hasan Saifuddin Marina Tabassum, Bait Ur Rouf Mosque (detail) 2012. Photo Credit: Hasan Saifuddin
New York - News

My Art Guide New York 2019 Editorial Committee

1 week ago

My Art Guide New York 2019 is a digital issue dedicated to the Armory Show and the Art Week in New York, available online and on iOS and Android app.
This new edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Nicole Berry (Deputy Director of The Armory Show), Sean Kelly (Owner of Sean Kelly Gallery), and Dustin Yellin (Artist and Founder of Pioneer Works). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

As Executive Director, Nicole Berry leads the development and strategic vision of The Armory Show, directly overseeing exhibitor relations and spearheading the fair’s VIP program. Nicole joined The Armory Show in September 2016 as Deputy Director, and was appointed to the role of Executive Director in November 2017. Previously, Nicole served as Deputy Director of Expo Chicago from 2011-2016, playing a prominent role in expanding the fair’s exhibitor list and collector base, both internationally and in the American Midwest. Raised in San Francisco, Nicole received a Bachelor’s Degree from Colgate University and a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of California at Davis. She has been active in the international art world as an art historian, art writer, curator and art advisor for over a decade.

Born in England, Sean Kelly, founder of the gallery, started his career in the art world as an artist and subsequently as a museum curator at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales. Kelly went on to become the Director of Visual Arts for the Bath International Arts Festival, Bath, England and later founded and directed Artsite, a site-specific exhibition program in Bath, England, before relocating to New York. In 1991, Sean Kelly established his own business representing artists Marina Abramović, James Casebere, Callum Innes, Rebecca Horn, Joseph Kosuth and Julião Sarmento. In a career that has spanned over twenty-five years in New York, Sean Kelly Gallery has been internationally regarded for its diverse, intellectually driven program and highly regarded roster of artists. The gallery has garnered international attention for its high caliber exhibition program and collaboration with many of the most significant cultural institutions around the world.

Dustin Yellin (B. 1975, California) is an artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the founder and director of Pioneer Works, a multidisciplinary cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn that builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired word. Drawing on both modernism, and the sacral tradition of Hinterglas painting, Yellin primarily works through a unique form of 3-dimensional photomontage, in which paint, and images clipped from various print media are embed within laminated glass sheets to form grand pictographic allegories. These totemic and kaleidoscopic works often plumb the history and fate of human consciousness within the Anthropocene. His work has been acquired by the Brooklyn Museum, while it has been exhibited at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City as well as the Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, amongst many others. Yellin is often featured in diverse media ranging from the New York Times, to Artforum, Vanity Fair, and TED. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

My Art Guides Editorial Team

  • Nicole Berry © Justin Barbin Nicole Berry © Justin Barbin
  • Sean Kelly Sean Kelly
  • Dustin Yellin © Pavel Antonov Dustin Yellin © Pavel Antonov
Berlin - News

Gallery Weekend Berlin 2019: Galleries and Artists Announced

1 week ago

The 15th edition of the Gallery Weekend Berlin sees the participation of 45 galleries presenting either young emerging artists or more established positions.

A preview of the 45 participating galleries’ exhibitions will take place on Friday the 26th of April at 11 am, followed by the official opening at 6 pm. The galleries will also be open between 11 am and 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The participating galleries and artists:

Galerie Guido W. Baudach | Björn Dahlem
Blain I Southern | Bernar Venet
Niels Borch Jensen | Matt Saunders
Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie | Veit Laurent Kurz
BQ | Raphaela Vogel
Galerie Buchholz | Michael Krebber
Buchmann Galerie | Nigel Cooke
Capitain Petzel | Stefanie Heinze
carlier I gebauer | Asta Gröting
Crone Berlin | Clemens Krauss
Contemporary Fine Arts | Tal R, Eberhard Havekost
ChertLüdde | Sol Calero, Juan Antonio Olivares
Dittrich & Schlechtriem | Julian Charriére
Galerie Eigen+Art | Martin Eder, !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Konrad Fischer Galerie | Richard Long
Galerie Friese | William N. Copley, Saul Steinberg
Galerie Michael Haas | Abraham David Christian
Kewenig | Imi Knoebel
Kicken Berlin | Robert Frank, Saul Leiter
Klemm´s | Elizabeth Jaeger
Klosterfelde Edition | Jorinde Voigt
König Galerie | Camille Henrot, Matthias Weischer, Jeppe Hein
KOW | Franz Erhard Walther, Clegg & Guttmann
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler | Pieter Schoolwerth
Tanya Leighton | Math Bass
alexander levy | Fabian Knecht
Daniel Marzona | Axel Hütte
Meyer Riegger | Daniel Knorr
Galerie Neu | Jana Euler
neugerriemschneider | Thomas Bayrle
Galerie Nordenhake | Rémy Zaugg
Peres Projects | Beth Letain
Galeria Plan B | Horia Damian
Gregor Podnar | Anne Neukamp
PSM | Daniel Lergon
Aurel Scheibler | Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Esther Schipper | Ryan Gander
Galerie Thomas Schulte | Jonathan Lasker, Alice Aycock
Société | Kaspar Müller
Sprüth Magers | Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Reinhard Mucha, Andrea Robbins/Max Becher
Galerie Barbara Thumm | Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Fiona Banner
Galerie Barbara Weiss | Frieda Toranzo Jaeger
Wentrup | Florian Meisenberg, David Renggli
Barbara Wien | Jong-Ik Kim
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner | Richard Oelze

Gallery Weekend Berlin
26 – 28 April 2019

Carla Ingrasciotta

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Basel - News

Art Basel in Basel Announces its 2019 Exhibitors List

1 week ago

This year, 290 leading international galleries present works ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists. While galleries from Europe continue to be strongly represented, the show also features returning and new exhibitors from across the globe, including Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Africa.

Find out here the full list of participating galleries.

Art Basel
Messe Basel

June 13 to 16, 2019

Private Days (by invitation only)
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11am to 8pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11am to 8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 4pm to 8pm

Public Days
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Friday, June 14, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 11am to 7pm

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Courtesy of Art Basel Courtesy of Art Basel
USA - News

18 Artists are Taking Over Coachella Valley in California for the 2nd edition of Desert X

2 weeks ago

Desert X is a site-specific contemporary art exhibition in the Coachella Valley, running February 9 – April 21, 2019.

18 artists, selected by artistic director Neville Wakefield and co-curators Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum, have settled down site-specific works and their names are Iván Argote, Steve Badgett and Chris Taylor, Nancy Baker Cahill, Cecilia Bengolea, Pia Camil, John Gerrard, Julian Hoeber, Jenny Holzer, Iman Issa, Mary Kelly, Armando Lerma, Eric N. Mack, Cinthia Marcelle, Postcommodity, Cara Romero, Sterling Ruby, Kathleen Ryan, Gary Simmons, Superflex.

In putting together the exhibition, the curatorial team invited the artists to respond to the specific history of this place.

Desert X 
February 9 – April 21, 2019

Coachella Valley, Ca
Admission free

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Mary Kelly, Peace is the Only Shelter (2019). Photo courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Mary Kelly, Peace is the Only Shelter (2019). Photo courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Marrakech - News

1-54 to Be Back in Marrakech for its Second Edition

2 weeks ago

The second edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns at La Mamounia, Marrakech between the 21 – 24 February 2019.

The fair features 18 international galleries and the work of over 65 established and emerging artists. It also features a wide programme of events in partnership with local institutions across the city, including Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, Montresso* Art Foundation, Comptoir des Mines Galerie and Fondation Farid Belkahia among others.

This year 1-54 FORUM, the programme of talks and screenings, is curated by art historian and curator Karima Boudou.

Opening hours:
21, 22 Feb by invitation only
23 Feb 12:00 – 20:00
24 Feb12:00 – 18:00

Admission free

For more information visit

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Hicham Benohoud, Untitled, 2018, From the series Landscaping, C-Print, 60x90 cm. Courtesy Loft Art Gallery Hicham Benohoud, Untitled, 2018, From the series Landscaping, C-Print, 60x90 cm. Courtesy Loft Art Gallery
Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi - News

My Art Guide Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi 2019 Editorial Committee

2 weeks ago

My Art Guide Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi 2019 is a paper and digital issue dedicated to Sharjah Biennial, Art Dubai fair and the art week in Dubai, available online and on iOS and Android app. This new edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Nina Heydemann (Director of Maraya Art Centre and 1971 – Design Space), Shobha Pia Shamdsani, (Executive Director of UAE Unlimited) and Lana Shamma (Senior Manager, Public Programmes at Art Jameel).
The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.

Dr. Nina Heydemann is currently the director of the Maraya Art Centre and the 1971 -Design Space in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2010, the Maraya Art Centre is a non-profit art space that is also home to the Maraya Video Archive and the Maraya Art Park. The 1971-Design Space, launched in Sharjah in 2015, is a non-profit platform for local as well as international designers and houses the1971 -Design Store. Before her appointment, Dr. Nina Heydemann worked as theSenior Manager –Visual Arts heading the Department of Visual Arts at the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) in Abu Dhabi from 2014-2018. She received her PhD degree in Art History from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and the University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. Her dissertation “The Art of Quotation. Forms and Themes of theArt Quote, 1990-2010”, examinesinter-pictorial referentiality of contemporary artworks. Previously, she worked as an exhibition manager for the Deutsche Bank Art Collection in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Dr. Nina Heydemann studied Art History and Cultural Sciences at the University of Leipzig, the Università Ca’ Foscari Venice and Venice International University, Italy. She was awarded scholarships from the University of Leipzig, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

Art Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Shobha Pia Shamdsani is also the co-founder of UAE Unlimited – a satellite art platform that supports emerging Emirati and UAE-based artists. Shamdsani has been the platform’s Executive Director since its inception in 2015, and has overseen the successful development and realization of four exhibitions under its auspices. She continues to work closely with HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan to put into effect the organization’s mission, and to widen its scope. As the art advisor to HH Sh Zayed bin Sultan, she carries complete directing responsibility over all aspects of his private collection. In this capacity, she has collaborated with HH Sh Zayed bin Sultan in building an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art from the Middle East and South Asia. Shamdasani’s experience in the visual arts has also often translated into an engagement with large-scale sumptuous interior design projects in Abu Dhabi, where she worked closely with artisan painters, craftsmen, and engineers at various stages of the design and construction process. With experience in London, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, Shamdsani’s art and culture interests have been shaped by a very diverse set of influences. She remains connected to the international art community through a continual engagement with biennials and art fairs on the global stage.

Lana Shamma’s focus is on the development of programmes and partnerships that engage a broad public, often outside of the gallery setting, including Art Jameel Commissions. Previously, Lana worked in management and outreach at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. With a Masters in Public Diplomacy, her Fulbright Grant led her to research film partnerships between Jordan and the USA.

My Art Guides Editorial Team

  • Nina Heydemann, Director Maraya Art Centre and 1971 - Design Space Nina Heydemann, Director Maraya Art Centre and 1971 - Design Space
  • Shobha Pia Shamdsani Shobha Pia Shamdsani
  • Lana Shamma, Senior Manager, Public Programmes Jameel Arts Centre Lana Shamma, Senior Manager, Public Programmes Jameel Arts Centre
Los Angeles - News

Frieze Los Angeles to Premiere on February 15 –17, 2019

2 weeks ago

The inaugural edition of Frieze LA, to inaugurate on February 14 (invitation only preview) includes special gallery presentations and curated artist projects, talks and film. More than 70 invited galleries take part in the first Frieze Los Angeles – including a special selection of emerging spaces from the city – presenting a global cross-section of today’s most significant and exciting artists and creating an exceptional opportunity for collecting and discovery.

Victoria Siddall, Artistic Director, said, “The extremely positive reaction to Frieze Los Angeles from galleries is testament to the importance of this city which is so rich in great artists, museums, galleries, and art schools. I am thrilled with the response we have had and the strength of the exhibitor list, which includes exceptional contemporary art galleries from around the world as well as leading established and emerging spaces from L.A. We are working closely with our host venue Paramount Pictures Studios to present the imaginative curatorial programming that Frieze is known for in this unique and exciting environment.”

Find here the list of the participating galleries.

Opening Hours
Thursday Preview, February 14 (invitation only)
Friday Preview & Private View, February 15: 2pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 16: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday, February 17: 12pm – 6pm

Frieze Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios
February 15 – 17, 2019

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Shahryar Nashat, 'Mother on Wheels (Oro Grigio)', 2018 Shahryar Nashat, 'Mother on Wheels (Oro Grigio)', 2018

In memory of Jonas Mekas by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

3 weeks ago

In remembrance of Jonas Mekas we have translated this moving obituary by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, originally published by Artribune, which retraces the artist’s story from his arrival in America to “The Cinema of Happiness”.

It is not easy to express what Jonas Mekas meant to us, especially now, when the world seems to have, all of a sudden, worsened, an epoch in which the birth of a happy man seems improbable in the next one hundred years. The memories we have of him and the adventures we lived through together are many. The thought that these will not be lived anymore is hard to accept and disorientating. So perhaps it’s better to start with what everyone says about him.

Born in a rural village in Lithuania in 1922, at the age of twenty-two Jonas was captured by the Nazis while trying to get to Vienna together with his brother Adolfas. He spent several months in the Elmshorn labour camp; he attempted to escape to Sweden, but didn’t make it. Fortunately, the war ends. He spent another four years, revealed in the book “I Had Nowhere to Go”, in the Wiesbaden refugee camp and then Kassel. But he did not like to talk about this part of his life, in fact we hardly ever talked about it.

Finally, alongside his brother, a UN programme sent Jonas to New York. In 1949 at twenty-seven years old. He started off with whatever small job he could find and lived the life of a poor refugee. With the little money he had, however, he bought a Bolex, a light and very handy camera that he used up until the 2000s. He used it like a notebook; he bought a practically identical new one, only when the previous one broke. He collected five altogether. When we invited him to Venice in 2015 he was filming with a digital Sony with a broken screen: he held and moved it without looking, intuitively capturing the images he was after with his whole body. It was as if he were dancing or, as he said, practicing Kung Fu.


The rest is History. “The Film Culture” magazine, which he co-founded with Adolfas, and the film critic column on “Village Voice”. The screening of avant-garde films in which Andy Warhol participated: Jonas showed him the ropes and filmed the Empire State Building for him. Then there is his friendship with Yoko Ono and George Maciunas, also Lithuanian. Fluxus, The Factory, The Beat Generation revolved around Jonas and he was their mover and shaker. The complaints about obscene acts after the screening of Jack Smith and Jean Genet. Up unto the foundation of the “Film-Makers’ Cooperative” and the “Anthology Film Archives”. “The New American Cinema Group”, which in actual fact was far from being American, being formed by foreigners like himself and Peter Kubelka, gay, queer, women, proletarians.

That was the world of Jonas Mekas. A fast paced, interconnected, surprising, ingenious, hardworking and pulsating world, escaping any dynamics of irresponsibility connected to the market and institutions including museums. It is the independent universe portrayed in “Birth of a Nation”: a state with open borders, and in deep contact with the urgency of life. A state of grace. A state we have been lucky enough to have lived with him over the years, working closely with Jonas and his son Sebastian: the best team in the world. The team of a better world.


Mekas practiced this utopia daily in his tireless activity as theorist and unifier of the avant-garde, and he vividly brought it alive in his films. Yes, the films. Over a hundred, coined by the genre of “film diary”. They are usually described as cinema of happiness, because this is what Jonas loved to film from a certain point in his life forward: happy moments. But what is happiness, if not a stoic and rather difficult exercise to exclude the evil from one’s field of vision?

For this reason all the images he captured on film are juxtaposed and travel seamlessly from one film to the next: a flower next to his daughter Oona; Jackie Kennedy, Harmony Korine or Madonna, and then a dog, a street party, a flower again. Such an intensity that during the projections or exhibitions something subtly magical always happened; we remember when at the end of “He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life”, part of the audience held in a kind of collective paralysis, could not get up from their chairs. Or when at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul (MMCA) people hung around for hours in the great hall at the centre of the exhibition. Or when the waiters at Burger King in Venice, at the end of the exhibition “The Internet Saga”, asked him not to take down the works on the windows of the building.

Jonas will always be a lot of things to us, the happiest man in the world, the avant-garde spirit, the artist who, just a few months after the launch of YouTube, started producing works on the internet. He was eighty-five years old when he filmed and released a film a day every day for a year during his 365 Day Project, intuitively understanding what the future of moving image had in store. Images free to travel in an eternally infinite present. Images without hierarchy, between the walls of great exhibitions, as well as on the big screen and on our timelines. “Images in the sky!”, as he wrote this autumn while we were preparing our last exhibition together. That’s how we want to remember him.

 Francesco Urbano Ragazzi


Lara Morrell

  • The Internet Saga in collaboration with Zuecca Project The Internet Saga in collaboration with Zuecca Project
  • The Internet Saga in collaboration with Zuecca Project The Internet Saga in collaboration with Zuecca Project
  • Courtesy of Missoni Courtesy of Missoni