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Faig Ahmed: interview
The Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed talks about his exhibition Fluid Forms, how he reinterprets the process of carpet-making, and the fact that traditional weavers were not happy producing carpets with gaping holes.
Zarina: Descending Darkness
Luhring Augustine, New York City, until 6 December 2014
In her works on paper and installations, the artist Zarina, who left her birthplace in India more than 50 years ago, explores the idea of home while living elsewhere.
Allen Jones
Allen Jones, Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 25 January 2015
Risking the wrath of many, London’s Royal Academy of Arts is playing host to a long-overdue thematic overview of the controversial works of British pop artist Allen Jones.
Marni Kotak interview: ‘ I wanted to have my son’s birth as a performance’
US artist Marni Kotak talks about her performance of everyday events in real life as way to raise awareness of self-destructive emotions that ruin women’s lives and often go unnoticed.
Adeline de Monseignat: interview
Adeline de Monseignat: Home. Ronchini Gallery, London, until 17 January 2015
Dutch-Monagesque artist Adeline de Monseignat’s work is greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud’s concept of the uncanny. For her current exhibition, Home at the Ronchini Gallery, she has created a large-scale installation exploring childhood memories.
Fabrizio Poltronieri: Iconic Theogonies – The presentation of Computational Gods
Oi Futuro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until 4 January 2015
The 20 prints in this show are a product of pure chance, says Fabrizio Poltronieri, who as both artist and programmer, positions himself in the tradition of truthful and direct computational experimentation between man, code and computer.
EV Day: interview
E.V. Day: Semi-Feral, Mary Boone Gallery, until 25 October 2014 and Salomon Contemporary, New York, until 20 December 2014
‘I stiffened 200 thongs to look like jet fighters and strung them in the atrium of Philip Morris’s. That would not have happened in the 70s.’
Piotr Uklański interview: ‘I think of death all the time’
The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, until 21 December 2014
The New York-based Polish artist Piotr Uklański talks about the influence of the second world war on his work, dealing with death as a subject, and his eternal pessimism.
Cut to Swipe
Museum of Modern Art, New York, until 22 March 2015
With works from the 1980s to the present that appropriate, and sometimes manipulate, images and sound from television, film, the internet and radio, MoMA’s Cut to Swipe explores the rapidly changing nature of visual culture across digital and social media.
Anselm Kiefer
Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 14 December 2014
The Royal Academy’s current exhibition, which showcases more than 40 years of Anselm Kiefer's career, is the first major retrospective of his work to be held in the UK.
Nathaniel Prottas interview: ‘Often museum didactics get in the way of people viewing art’
Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Museum of Biblical Art (MOBiA), New York, until 11 January 2014
Nathaniel Prottas, director of education at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York, talks about public programming for its current exhibition, which traces the history of printmaking, through works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo and other master printmakers.
Michelle Grabner interview: ‘My family is an important part of my life as an artist’
American conceptual artist Michelle Grabner talks about how she combines her roles as artist, curator, teacher and writer, the importance of her family to her art, and why she stays rooted in the Midwest.
The British Line: Group Show
What defines the British national character? The British Line, an exhibition at the Robin Katz gallery of monochrome drawings by some of the greatest British artists from the 20th century to today, hopes to answer that question.
Pieter Vermeersch
Carl Freedman Gallery, London, until 17 January 2015
In his latest solo exhibition, Belgian artist Pieter Vermeersch casts a minimal eye over the fragmentation of time and space, bringing serenity through simplicity.
Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography
Philadelphia Museum of Art, until 4 January 2015 (then on tour)
This retrospective of the work of American photographer and film-maker Paul Strand spans six decades of his career, including his candid street portraits, films and artist’s books.
Gretchen Bender
Tate Liverpool, until 8 February 2015
In a mesmerising and disquieting exhibition, Tate Liverpool showcases the prophetic work of video artist Gretchen Bender, who railed against the rise of consumerism and the political appropriation of mass media.
Roxy Paine: interview
Roxy Paine’s Checkpoint is the latest of his meticulously crafted dioramas. He talks about how he fuses industry and nature in his work and why, despite the vast scale of some of his pieces, he still makes everything by hand.
Hayal Pozanti: interview
New York-based painter Hayal Pozanti talks about her invented alphabet, working with digital media, and her belief that eventually paintings will be viewed and experienced through screen technology such as Google Glass.
From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, until 8 March 2015
Canadian artist Emily Carr recorded the relics and landscapes of the indigenous people of British Columbia. Through her work, this exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery provides a vividly illustrated history lesson.
Agathe Sorel: studio tour
Agathe Sorel talks to Anna McNay about the work in her retrospective exhibition at the Studio of Contemporary Art, Forest Hill, London.
Frieze London 2014
The 12th edition of Frieze London brought many changes. Yet while curators and exhibitors took creative risks, the Frieze formula continues to succeed in bringing the best galleries and artists to London each year.
Christian Thompson: interview
‘My work does not need to be read through the optical lens of my race’.
Ethereal
Leila Heller Gallery, New York City, until 13 December 2014
This exhibition of contemporary art from South Asia displays an impressive range of materials and styles, traditional and modern, but stays within an all-embracing fold of the ethereal.
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Cindi Di Marzo: Sacred Seriality: The Serial Devotional Print, MOBiA/Frick Gallery, 3 Dec. 5:30 pm. Read interview with course leader Nathaniel Prottas http://bit.ly/1uHnghX

Anna McNay: As Kara Walker opens a new exhibition @SikkemaJenkins http://www.sikkemajenkinsco.com, rematch @annamcnay's interview with her: http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/kara-walker

Cindi Di Marzo: Scribblings of a shoemaker's son: #KashinathChawan at #GalerieHamer, Amsterdam, through 10 Jan. 2015 http://bit.ly/11Haf0H

Cindi Di Marzo: In The Forest Lover, novelist #SusanVreeland explores #EmilyCarr's courageous iconoclasm and enigmatic personality, http://bit.ly/1Aepptp

Cindi Di Marzo: Four decades of innovation in the graphic arts, #BarbaraNessim: An Artful Life at #BardGraduateCenter through 11 Jan. 2015, http://bit.ly/1vl8Ryf

Cindi Di Marzo: Glittering World: #NavajoJewelry of the #YazzieFamily, through 10 Jan. 2016, #NationalMuseumoftheAmerican Indian, NYC http://bit.ly/1yeYFVu

Cindi Di Marzo: Brilliant: #Cartier in the 20th Century opens 16 Nov. @DenverArtMuseum: opulent jewelry, timepieces and elegant objects made from 1900 to 1975

Anna McNay: Launch of Echt/70, a book by @BedwyrWIlliams, on 12 Nov, 6-9pm @_Limoncello_ Rewatch @studiolatest's video: http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/bedwyr-williams-interview

Cindi Di Marzo: #EgonSchiele Portraits at the #NeueGalerie, NYC, through 19 January 2015 http://bit.ly/ZCiGK5

A Native American Romantic in Modernist Clothing

George Morrison. Grey and Black Composition, 1960. Gouache on paper, 14 x 10 1/2 in. Collection Minnesota Museum of American Art. Gift of George Morrison.

Anishinaabe expressionist artist George Morrison (1919-2000) was born on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota, but his quest as an artist took him far, both literally – he  studied in France, Italy and Spain and at the Art Students League of New York, painted on Cape Code and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design – and figuratively – he became friends with Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning and other prominent action painters and abstract expressionists. While his aesthetic drew on their modernist vision, he embraced nature as his religion, inspired by the rocks, trees, woods and wide horizon surrounding his birthplace as well as his people’s legends. Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, a touring retrospective of his exquisite paintings, elemental totemic sculpture, and drawings and prints, highlights the romantic, spiritual dimensions of his art.

National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, 24 October 2013 – 23 February 2014 and travelling to six museums during 2015. 


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