Exhibition: Sara Cwynar at Cooper Cole

New York-based photographer Sarah Cwynar‘s latest exhibition,Accidental Archives, opens this Thursday, July 12 at Cooper Cole gallery in Toronto. Cwynar has exhibited her photos and installations internationally in The Magenta Flash Forward Festival, at Butcher Gallery, Ed Varie, Printed Matter, Paul Petro Special Projects, the Royal College of Art, and COOPER COLE. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, 01 Magazine, and Bad Day Magazine. She was listed as one of Print Magazine’s 20 Under 30 New Visual Artists for 2011. Cwynar currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information regarding the opening, check out the gallery’s Facebook page.

Accidental Archives at Cooper Cole runs from July 12-August 18, 2012.

Exhibition: Zagga Zow at Cooper Cole

Zagga Zow opens at Cooper Cole this Thursday, July 12. It is the inaugural annual summer group show for the gallery, bringing together a diverse collection of contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.

For more information on the opening check out the gallery’s Facebook event.

Zagga Zow at Cooper Cole runs from July 12-August 18, 2012

Exhibition: Color Jam by Jessica Stockholder

The intersection of State Street and Adams in Chicago has been given a colourful facelift by American multimedia artist Jessica Stockholder. ‘Colour Jam‘ is a 3-dimensional site specific painting installation, transforming the streets and adjacent buildings of the intersection into a vibrant, experiential art piece. The project was commissioned by Chicago Art Loop, and is the city’s largest public art installation to date.

‘Color Jam’ by Jessica Stockholder at Sate St. and Adams, Chicago IL

June 5-September 30, 2012


Exhibition: Yoko Ono at Serpentine Gallery

Yoko Ono’s latest exhibition, To The Light, opened this past Tuesday at Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens area. On until September, the show is part of the London 2012 Festival which coincides with the Olympics. To The Light features both new, never before seen and past work from the celebrity artist, known for her interactive installations and performances that encourage audience participation. Sculptures, photographs, video and installations by Ono decorate both the interior and exterior of the gallery.

To the Light at Serpentine Gallery, London runs from June 19 to September 9, 2012.

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Exhibition: Rachel Whiteread at Whitechapel Gallery

British artist Rachel Whiteread unveiled her latest piece today, a frieze decorating the outside wall of London’s Whitechapel Gallery. Tree of Life is the first publicly commissioned piece by Whiteread, who came to prominence in the early ’90s with her sculptural installations like House, a life-sized concrete model of a condemned house in East London. Tree of Life is part of the London 2012 Festival, and made possible with support from the Art Fund.

More photos and a description of the project after the jump.

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Video: Berndnaut Smilde’s Indoor Clouds

Infuse a little bit of magic into your day with Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde‘s Nimbus series. The video above is from Nimbus II, 2012, created in the presentation space of Hotel MariaKapel in the Netherlands. Smilde’s clouds are created by precise controlling and careful monitoring of the temperature and humidity in his chosen space; when conditions are perfect, a short burst from a fog machine creates the cloud-like shape that forms in the room before it dissipates seconds later.

View more of Smilde’s wondrous works by clicking here, and see more photos of Nimbus II after the jump.

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Exhibition: Art Basel

Tomorrow marks the official opening of one of the most important art events of the year, Art Basel. Nearly 300 of the world’s leading galleries of modern and contemporary art converge in Basel, Switzerland to take part in the fair, displaying works by over 2,500 artists from all disciplines of visual art.

Art 43 Basel runs from June 14-17, 2012 at the Messe Basel exhibition site.

Read on for Artinfo‘s list of the best booths.

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Exhibition: Souther Salazar at Narwhal Projects

California-based artist Souther Salazar arrives in Toronto this week for the opening of his new exhibition “You and Me (and the Mouse in the Moon)”. His first exhibition with Narwhal Projects, this series of drawings, paintings, and sculptures is drawn from a loose, dreamy, and poetic narrative about a pair of charming, joyful characters as they explore the wonder of the world. Part of Salazar’s “The Trading Tortoise” mobile trading post, this exhibit is one chapter of a year long travelling art installation / community-oriented barter market. The Trading Tortoise, as activated by Salazar and his collaborator Monica Choy, offers temporary spaces for guests to create, barter, and tell stories.  This exhibition is recommended for children and anyone else with a sense of wonder and amazement.

Salazar, who lives in Pasadena, California, has recently had solo exhibitions at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City and Giant Robot Gallery in both New York and Los Angeles.

The Ministry of Artistic Affairs will offer its own welcome to Souther Salazar at our next event. On Monday, June 18, at 7:00p, members of The Ministry are invited to an after-hours session at Narwhal Projects’ home in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto for a meet and greet with the artist, who will discuss the show, his collaboration with Monica Choy, and his artistic practice. Kristin Weckworth and Steve Cober of Narwhal Projects and Magic Pony will be on hand to join the discussion and speak about the role of creative curating shops like theirs in the Toronto cultural fabric.

You can learn more about the event here and find information about joining The Ministry here.

Souther Salazar
“You and Me (and the Mouse in the Moon)”
Narwhal Projects
2988 Dundas Street West, Toronto
June 16 – July 15, 2012

Exhibition: Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star

Seven years in the making, Korean artist Do Ho Suh‘s latest sculptural installation was unveiled to the public yesterday in San Diego. The gravity defying Fallen Star sits precariously atop a building on the UCSD campus’ Jacobs Hall, appropriately located on the grounds of the Jacobs School of Engineering. The sculpture was commissioned by UCSD’s Stuart Collection, and will remain installed as part of their permanent collection.

Exhibition: Sally Mann at Fotografiska

A career-spanning retrospective of celebrated American photographer Sally Mann opened this week at Fotografiska, Stockholm. Mann is well known for her moody black and white images documenting intimate family moments;  A Matter of Time brings together five decades worth of these photographs, exploring themes of mortality and temporality.

A Matter of Time runs from June 1-September 30, 2012 at Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm.

Exhibition: Hong Kong International Art Fair

With a rising international interest in the up and coming Chinese art market, the Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 12) is becoming ever more significant for those interested in contemporary art. Yesterday marked the opening of the weekend-long event held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, showcasing art from across Asia and abroad. ART HK is produced in collaboration with Art Basel, and this year features over 200 participating galleries from 38 countries, as well as a slew of guided tours, panel discussions and special events.

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Exhibition: Tom Sachs – Space Program Mars

Contemporary multimedia artist Tom Sachs‘ latest exhibit Space Program: Mars opens today at Park Avenue Armory‘s Wade Thompson Drill Hall. The interactive installation presents a meticulously and elaborately staged reproduction of a trip to Mars, with everything from rocket launches to miniature lunar rovers to the massive, life-sized control station with monitors playing live feeds of the various activities going on around the room.

Space Program: Mars runs from May 16th-June 17th, 2012 at Park Avenue Armory

Read on for a detailed account of the exhibition courtesy of ARTINFO.

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