Art Radar

Art Radar

Art Basel in Basel: Asian collectors shopping for art in Europe - round-up

June 20, 2017

By Rebecca Close

The number of millionaires globally “has increased dramatically since 2000 (rising 155% to 2016), and among them, those with wealth over $50 million have risen the fastest (by over 215%)”, according to The Art Market | 2017 report, with much of that growth happening in emerging markets and particularly Asia. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’s sales results certainly seemed to confirm the growing wealth in the Asia region: the gallery’s highest selling work – a Robert Rauschenberg painting – sold to an Asian buyer for over USD1 million. In an interview with Artsy Rupac stated...

The Business Times

The Business Times

Political art makes splash at Art Basel

June 16,2017

By Helmi Yusof

VISITORS to the world's biggest art fair, Art Basel, knew something was up when Unlimited, its section for large-scale works, opened earlier this week with an unusually high number of political works.

Near the entrance of the showcase is a five-metre-high print by Barbara Kruger that states: "Our people are better than your people. More intelligent, more powerful, more beautiful, and cleaner. We are good and you are evil. God is on our side. Our shit doesn't stink and we invented everything."

Kruger typically uses words and images found in mass media to show how the public is routinely manipulated. These words are not her own - they're appropriated to highlight the far-right movements in the United States and Europe and the crisis of migration...

Whitewaller Basel

Whitewaller Basel

Schaulager, Lily's, and Romantik Hotel Spielweg: Tina Kim's Basel

June 15, 2017

Today, Art Basel opens with 291 of the world’s leading galleries showing over 4,000 artists. There, attendees will find copies of Whitewaller Basel—out to help guide guests through the busy art fair and the surrounding city life in Basel, Berlin, and Zurich. Below, we’re sharing tips on where to go for dinner, drinks, and art inspiration from Tina Kim, Founder of Tina Kim Gallery...

L'Officiel

L'Officiel

Anatomie de la plus grande foire d'art contemporain

June 13, 2017

By Yamina Benai
Lorsqu’en 1970 Ernst Beyeler, Balz Hilt, Trudi Bruckner, galeristes à Bâle, décident de s’unir pour poser les jalons d’une foire d’art internationale, pouvaient-ils imaginer l’ampleur qu’au fil des années Art Basel allait revêtir pour se situer, aujourd’hui, en pole position des foires internationales d’art moderne et contemporain ? Façonnant de manière pérenne le monde de l’art et son marché. Déjà, la première édition affichait des chiffres enviables : trente galeries issues de dix pays attiraient 16 000 visiteurs. Cinq ans après, Art Basel atteignait sa vitesse de croisière en accueillant quelque 300 exposants, soit l’équivalent de la moyenne actuelle. Au fil des éditions, sa structure s’élargit et s’enrichit pour faire état de la scène contemporaine et de l’évolution des médiums. Dès 1974, la section New Trends (plus tard rebaptisée Perspective) explore la scène des jeunes artistes. Ainsi, en 1989, à l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de la naissance de la photographie, une quinzaine de galeries spécialisées participent à la foire, la conduisant à devenir l’un des lieux les plus importants de rassemblement et transactions de ce médium...
 

ARTINFO

ARTINFO

Art Basel in Basel 2017's USD$60m+Preview Payday

June 13, 2017

By Nicholas Forrest

The 2017 edition of Art Basel in Basel is a welcome distraction from the doom and gloom that has dominated the headlines throughout Europe and the world in recent months. And if early sales are anything to go by, the art world is getting on with the job of buying, selling, and promoting art, with Art Basel’s 48thedition in Basel injecting a bit of joy and hope into the world with reports of buoyant sales and strong attendance from some of the art world’s most important influencers. It’s a solid start for the fair, which continues until June 18.

Some of the most significant early sales include an oil painting on canvas by Philip Guston for USD 15 million at Hauser & Wirth; a painting by Gerhard Richter for close to USD 5 million at Di Donna Gallery, which is participating at Art Basel in Basel for the first time; a chromogenic color print by Cindy Sherman for USD 1.5 million at Metro Pictures; 7 paintings and 5 photographs by Saul Lieter, each within the range of  USD 10,000 to 30,000 at Howard Greenberg Gallery; and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s
“Three Delegates” 1982 at Acquavella Galleries...

The Korea Times

The Korea Times

Korean Artists Recognized Overseas

June 6, 2017

By Kwon Mee-yoo
Two established Korean artists, Kim Yong-ik and Chun Kwang-young, are holding solo exhibitions overseas, showcasing contemporary Korean art rooted in the nation's turbulent modern history. Kim's works are on view at the Tina Kim Gallery in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. This is the artist's first solo exhibit in the United States as Kim mainly worked domestically in the past.

Kim maintained an indepenadent stance amid Korea's eventful art scene as it transitioned from modernism in the 1970s to conceptual art and Minjung art (political and populist art movement) in the '80s. Instead of following the trend, Kim explored the fundamentals of art, questioning the relationship between the avant-garde and society.

The New York exhibit centers on three major periods _ his Plane Object series of fabric works from the '70s, his geometric compositions from the '80s and his dot paintings from the '90s. As an artist Kim continuously challenges himself and he reappraised his signature dot paintings he made in the 2000s...
 

Artnews

Artnews

Here Is the Exhibitor List for FIAC 2017

June 2, 2017

By Alex Greenberger 

The FIAC art fair has announced the exhibitor list today for its 2017 edition. Galleries from 26 countries, from Hong Kong to Hungary, will bring work to the 44th edition of the Parisian fair, which opens to the public on October 19. As in the past, established galleries will be exhibiting alongside emerging ones. In a release, the fair noted that over the past decade, the exhibitor list has gradually increased its quotient of North American spaces to more than 20 percent. Although the focus remains global, over a quarter of exhibitors come from France and over two-thirds from Europe...

Artnet News

Artnet News

Gagosian Returns to the Midwest, Joining EXPO Chicago After Long Absence From the Windy City

May 25, 2017

By Eileen Kinsella

EXPO CHICAGO has reeled in some big fish for its sixth edition, which opens at Navy Pier on September 13 (through September 17). The biggest fish on the exhibitor list? Gagosian Gallery, which has not participated in a Chicago fair for decades.

As fairs become increasingly large contributors to mega-galleries’ bottom lines, dealers’ decisions about which ones to join can signal where they see potential for market growth—and which collectors, and regions, they want to cultivate.

Other notable additions to the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO include: Tina Kim Gallery (New York); STANDARD (Oslo); Anton Kern Gallery (New York); Ceysson & Bénétière (Saint-Étienne, Paris, Luxembourg, New York); galerie frank elbaz (Paris, Dallas); and Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon)...

Editors of ARTnews

Editors of ARTnews

Kim Yong-Ik at Tina Kim Gallery, New York

May 10, 2017

“Kim Yong-Ik: Solo Exhibition” is on view at Tina Kim Gallery in New York through Saturday, June 17. The solo show is the Korean artist’s first in the United States, presenting works from “three key periods of [his] career: his Plane Object series of fabric works from the 1970s, his geometric compositions from the 1980s, and his dot paintings from the 1990s,” according to the show’s press release...

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

The Hottest Art Genre Right Now May Surprise You

May 5, 2017

By Guelda Voien

Korean abstract painting, a post-war development often lumped under the umbrella term Dansaekhwa, has exploded in popularity in the last five years.

Born in the 1970s, as a generation that had endured the Korean War came into its own intellectually, the movement was entirely off the Western radar until the last decade, when prestigious galleries like Galerie Perrotin, Kukje Gallery, and Blum and Poe had exhibitions, Christie’s had a wildly successful auction and The New Yorker shone a spotlight on the rediscovered genre.

The highly textured paint strokes canvases, often in monochrome or two tones, have captured the interest of audiences in the West and Asia alike recently, with primary market prices shooting up 200 percent from 2014 to 2016...

Artnews

Artnews

A Tour of TEFAF New York Spring 2017

May 3, 2017

By Maximiliano Duron

The storied TEFAF, whose acronym originally stood for The European Fine Art Fair, returns to New York and the Park Avenue Armory for its spring presentation of modern and contemporary art. And while the Old Masters and momento mori galore of the fall edition are missed, the fair still showcases some gems, from a bronze and string Henry Moore, a suite of Fischli & Weiss C-prints, and, of course, roving oyster shuckers. Have a look at what’s on offer below...
 

Harper's Bazaar Arabia

Harper's Bazaar Arabia

Art Brussels Sheds Light on the Forgotten

April 20, 2017

By Katrina Kufer

Taking place again this year at its new location in the Tour & Taxis landmark building, Art Brussels will continue its curatorial remit of exhibiting established artistic talent alongside “surprising artistic practices which one does not see at other art fairs.” Split into four sections (Discovery for emerging artists, Prime for established modern and contemporary works, Rediscovery for under-recognised or forgotten art between 1917-87, and Solo, offering in depth singular artist presentations), the fair prides itself on a comprehensive art offering that provides a developed and balanced equilibrium between upcoming and recognised talent. “Artists are and always have been at the centre of our programming,” said Art Brussels managing director Anne Vierstraete in a statement.

As 2017 marks the landmark 35th edition, Art Brussels has announced several special exhibitions visible throughout the fair, such as a collaboration with renowned exhibition maker Jens Hoffman and curator Piper Marshall for a special art project entitled Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artefacts and other Curiosities. This will see personal objects from the private collections of artists who are represented at the fair such as Jenny Holzer, Joseph Kosuth and Herman Nitsch... 

ArtFIXdaily

ArtFIXdaily

TEFAF New York Spring Offers First Look at its Inaugural Fair

April 19, 2017

TEFAF New York has released a “first look” at the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair that will take place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic art, and antiquities. The inclusion of African & Oceanic works and classical antiquities will cement the coherent aesthetic that is popular among contemporary and modern collectors.

TEFAF New York Spring follows the successful first edition of TEFAF New York Fall, launched in October 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory, concentrating on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. Both TEFAF New York Fairs are an important expansion of the TEFAF portfolio, providing an additional platform for today’s collectors and museums...

ARTINFO

ARTINFO

Chung Seoyoung at Tina Kim Gallery, New York

April 5, 2017

Tina Kim Gallery in New York is hosting an exhibition “Ability vs. Invisibility” by artist Chung Seoyoung that will be on view through April 15, 2017.

The exhibition presents a range of works from 2007 to the present by South Korean artist Chung Seoyoung (b.1964, Seoul), marking it her solo debut in the US. Throughout her career, Chung has rigorously worked with a precise sculptural language, carefully manipulating everyday objects and materials and intervening into the spaces with which her works engage, which expanded to include video, performance and sound as well, since the early 2000s. Her works are focussed on transposing her perception of industrialism and domestic, urban environments into the vernacular of her sculpture, which often operated through a logic of denial and reduction, which can be noticed in her work “Nobody Notices It (2012-2016),” on view at the exhibition. Also on view at the exhibition is her multi-media installation “The Adventure of Mr. Kim and Mr. Lee (2010-2012)”- a three-channel video made from the footage of a performance at LIG Art Hall, Seoul in 2010, showcasing nine performers and one dog situated throughout the stage, the dressing room and the hallways of LIG Art Hall, emphasizing on inert objects or people, highlighting the artist’s indebtedness to sculpture and the careful consideration of objects...

Artsy

Artsy

What Sold at ZsONA MACO

February 13, 2017

By Molly Gottschalk

As ZsONA MACO came to a close Sunday evening, tens of thousands of Mexican citizens were expected to rally in Mexico City’s streets to protest portions of U.S. President Donald Trump’s agenda that they believe will negatively impact their country. The fair’s 14th edition took place following months of global political and economic uncertainty—led in North America by the U.S. presidential election—and within a particularly fraught and tumultuous moment for Mexico, Latin America’s second-largest economy.

Fuel prices have risen 14 to 24 percent and gasoline shortages have proliferated since the turn of the year, following cuts to government subsidies on oil. Violent protests have broken out across the country in response. And some commentators have argued that oil poses the greatest immediate threat to the Mexican economy...

Fahrenheit Magazine

Fahrenheit Magazine

Lo Mejor de Zona Maco 2017

February 13, 2017

By Gabriela Mosqueda

El pasado 12 de febrero cerró sus actividades la más famosa de las ferias de arte de Latinoamérica, Zona Maco, un evento que logró conjuntar a galerías de todos el mundo y a casi 60 mil visitantes.

Desde FAHRENHEITº Magazine te compartimos cinco diferentes momentos artísticos de Zona Maco 2017 que verdaderamente capturaron nuestra atención ...

El trabajo de la surcoreana Kyungah Ham no sólo incluye los materiales de los que está hecho sino también a los intermediarios, la ansiedad, la censura, las horas dedicadas a él y la cantidad de personas que se involucraron. ¿Por qué? porque estos gigantescos lienzos completamente bordados a mano no cuentan con la autorización del gobierno de Corea del Norte para existir y tienen que ser contrabandeado varias veces para llegar finalmente a una galería...

W Magazine

W Magazine

The Scene at Zona Maco 2017, Mexico City's First Major Art Fair in the Donald Trump Era

February 12, 2017

By Alexandra Pechman

As calls for #NoBanNoWall rang out on social media and across U.S. cities, the 14th edition of the Zona Maco art fair kicked off on Wednesday in Mexico City, with an international flock descending on Latin America’s art capital. While most exhibitions and dealers at the fair stayed out of the political fray, criticisms of Trump’s proposed border wall from every nationality were never far out of earshot—or, in some cases, on full display in the booths. Here are the highlights from Mexico’s biggest week in contemporary art...


 

ARTINFO

ARTINFO

Davide Balliano's Mystical Geometrics at Tina Kim Gallery

February 10, 2017

By Nicholas Forrest

New York’s Tina Kim Gallery is currently showing presenting its first exhibition of Davide Balliano until February 24. The New York-based Italian artist is presenting a body of new large-scale paintings created especially for the exhibition. Continuing his ongoing investigation into perceptions of scale and proportion, specifically in relation to man’s position and status within the universe, Balliano’s monumental yet intricate new works are at once architectural, biological, and mystical, reflecting the variety of sources from which he draws inspiration.

Using plaster, gesso, and lacquer, Balliano composes his paintings layer by layer through a process of addition and deletion, ingraining his signature geometric motifs directly into the surface. At a distance the surfaces of his fresco-like minimalist compositions appear slick and uniform, but upon closer inspection are revealed to be highly textural expressions of Balliano’s complex painting technique. Up close the characteristics of the micro supersede the macro, while from afar the characteristics of the macro engulf the micro – the human condition concretized...

 

ARTnews

ARTnews

Preview Mexico City's 2017 Zona Maco Fair

February 7, 2017

 

By Maximiliano Duron


The 14th edition of Zona Maco in Mexico City opens Wednesday, February 8, and runs through Sunday, February 12. The fair, hosted in the city’s Centro Citibanamex convention center, brings together over 140 national and international exhibitors and is divided into five sections: Galleries, Nuevas Propuestas (New Proposals), Zona Maco Sur (Zona Maco South), Modern Art, and Design. Among the artists featured are Ghada Amer at New York’s Tina Kim Gallery, Juan Capistrán at Guadalajara’s Curro, Alexis Zambrano at Monterrey’s Peana Projects, Jeffrey Gibson at L.A.’s Roberts & Tilton, and Rufino Tamayo at Pablo Goebel Fine Arts, Mexico City...
 

La Jordana

La Jordana

Zona Maco en Mexico: el arte por encima de muros y fronteras

February 6, 2017

Ciudad de México. Cerca de 150 galerías de Estados Unidos, Alemania, España, Francia, Corea del Sur, Venezuela y México, entre otros países, ofrecerán a la venta el trabajo de más de mil 500 artistas en la feria de arte Zona MACO, considerada la más importante de América Latina, que se inaugura el miércoles en la Ciudad de México.

En tiempos en que el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, habla de construir un muro en la frontera entre México y su país, entre los participantes habrá decenas de galerías estadunidenses, principalmente de Nueva York, Los Ángeles y Miami...

 

Artnet News

Featured Artworks

January 31, 2017

i Italy

i Italy

Davide Balliano: A Contemplation of Minimalist Forms

January 30, 2017

By Joelle Grosso

Talented young artist Davide Balliano is currently making waves in the art world and has a number of shows coming up in 2017. Originally from Turin, Balliano decided to make the trip overseas and is currently living in New York City. His intricate pieces are characterized by their abstract forms, minimalistic touches, and structural framework. He has been featured in exhibitions all over Europe including Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Berlin, and Michel Rein Gallery in Paris, but Balliano is looking forward to working with the Tina Kim Gallery right here in New York.

Several recent paintings will be presented that were created specifically for this exhibition and they carefully display “synthesized elements that speak to the notion of proportion and consider humanity’s place in relationship to the power of the universe.” Balliano’s interests in philosophy, theology, and physics are clearly reflected in his work which is grounded in the contemplation of nature, its overpowering dimensions, as well as the human condition...

Wall Street International

Wall Street International

Davide Balliano

January 19, 2017

Tina Kim Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by New York-based Italian artist Davide Balliano. For the artist’s first show at the gallery, Balliano will present several recent paintings created specifically for the exhibition. Inscribed with his austere vocabulary and minimalist forms, Balliano’s paintings display carefully synthesized elements that speak to the notion of proportion and consider humanity’s place in relationship to the power of the universe.

Grounded in the contemplation of nature and its overpowering dimensions, Balliano’s research reflects on the scale of the human condition, looking for its core mark through a process of aesthetic reduction. Engaging with abstract forms, Balliano looks at the complex structures of the cosmos, nature, and human-made systems in macro and micro scales, simplifying them to geometric morphemes – minimal units of a meaning that cannot be further divided...

Observer

Observer

Here's Who's showing at Art Basel Hong Kong's Debut Kabinett Sector

January 17, 2017

By Guelda Voien

The Kabinett sector, which brings mini curated shows to Art Basel Miami Beach each December, expands to the Hong Kong fair this year, representatives for Art Basel said today.

The inaugural Kabinett edition in Asia, launching at Art Basel Hong Kong on March 23, will feature 19 galleries’ booths from Asia, Europe and the U.S.

Artists to be showcased include Etel Adnan, Cao Yu, Christo, Piero Dorazio, Candida Höfer, Abbas Kiarostami, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, OSGEMEOS, Bettina Pousttchi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sanyu, SHIMURAbros, Song Ta, Keiichi Tanaami, Wang Qingsong, Ming Wong and Heimo Zobernig.—press release

Some Kabinett galleries have opted for the historical approach: Kukje Gallery/ Tina Kim Gallery will present Dansaekhwa artist Kwon Young-Woo’s avant-garde paintings; Japanese gallery Nanzuka will feature Keiichi Tanaami’s 1970s collages, drawings and illustrations on a screen projector; Galerie Gmurzynska will host ‘Christo: The Essential Ideas,’ with “extremely rare works” from the Bulgarian artist dating back as far as the 1960s...

 

ARTINFO

ARTINFO

Davide Balliano's New Works at Tina Kim Gallery

January 16, 2017

Tina Kim Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of the new works of Davide Balliano (Born: Turin, 1983) from January 26 to February 24, 2017. This is the New York-based Italian artist’s first show at the gallery.

Balliano will present several recent paintings created specifically for the exhibition. Inscribed with his austere vocabulary and minimalist forms, Balliano’s paintings display carefully synthesized elements that speak to the notion of proportion and consider humanity’s place in relationship to the power of the universe...

ARTINFO

ARTINFO

Exclusive: Art Basel in Hong Kong's First Kabinett Sector

January 16, 2017

By Nicholas Forrest

Art Basel has announced the projects for the first Hong Kong edition of its popular Kabinett sector which offers galleries the opportunity to present carefully curated exhibitions within the booths. The Hong Kong debut of the Kabinett sector at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017 will feature 19 projects from Asia, Europe, and the United States.

The artists to be showcased in the diverse range of presentations include the likes of Etel Adnan, Cao Yu, Christo, Piero Dorazio, Candida Höfer, Abbas Kiarostami, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, OSGEMEOS, Bettina Pousttchi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sanyu, SHIMURAbros, Song Ta, Keiichi Tanaami, Wang Qingsong, Ming Wong, and Heimo Zobernig...

Fruit of The Forest

Fruit of The Forest

The Questionnaire with the Italian Artist Based in New York Davide Balliano

February 1, 2017

By Federica Tattoli
We talk with Davide Balliano (Turin, 1983, lives and works in New York) about his first solo show at Tina Kim Gallery in New York where he presents several recent paintings created specifically for the exhibition. Inscribed with his austere vocabulary and minimalist forms, Balliano’s paintings display carefully synthesized elements that speak to the notion of proportion and consider humanity’s place in relationship to the power of the universe. 

I know and appreciate Davide Balliano's work since the very beginning of his career when he lived in Milano, now I'm more than happy and proud to share with you through Fruit of the Forest the works he did for his first solo show in a Chelsea at Tina Kim Gallery (January 26 - February 24).

I choose to publish a text by the artist with our usual questionnaire to take you through the images of the exhibition...