Global Art Fairs January

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Lon­don Art Fair | Jan­u­ary 15–19, 2014 | Lon­don, Eng­land

Los Ange­les Art Show | Jan­u­ary 15–19, 2014 | Los Ange­les, CA

Art Stage Sin­ga­pore | Jan­u­ary 16–19, 2014 | Sin­ga­pore

Unpainted Media Art Fair | Jan­u­ary 17–20, 2014 | Munich

ARTEFIERA | Jan­u­ary 24–27, 2014 | Bologna, Italy

Art Los Ange­les Con­tem­po­rary | Jan­u­ary 30-February 2, | LA

art­gen­eve | Jan­u­ary 30-February 2, 2014 | Geneva

India Art Fair | Jan­u­ary 20-February 2, 2014 | New Delhi

Photo LA | Jan­u­ary 16–19, 2014 | Santa Mon­ica, CA

The Metro Show | Jan­u­ary 23–26, 2014 | New York City

Art Palm Beach | Jan­u­ary 24–27, 2014 | Palm Beach, CA

Miami Inter­na­tional Art Fair | Jan­u­ary 16–20, 2014 | Miami

Doug Aitken, The Source | Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val | Utah

Gote­borg Inter­na­tional FF | Jan­u­ary 24 to Feb­ru­ary 3, Gote­burg

CoolNY Dance Fes­ti­val | Jan­u­ary 29 – Feb­ru­ary 9, 2014 | NYC

Colombo Art Bien­nial | Jan­u­ary 30-February 9, 2014 | Sri Lanka

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Art Events December 8 – 18th

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TsEKh Con­tem­po­rary Dance Fes­tival | Decem­ber 1–15, 2013 | Rus­sia

Art Talk: William Leav­itt | Decem­ber 5, 7 pm | MOCA, Los Ange­les

Gallery Talks: Sharon Ya’ari | Decem­ber 3, 8-9pm | Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Mark Brad­ford and Larry Bell Film Pro­gramme | Octo­ber 16 — Decem­ber 21, 11am-5pm | White Cube, Lon­don

Hong Kong Dance Fes­ti­val | Octo­ber 25–15 Decem­ber 2013 | Hong Kong

Mike Kel­ley Look­ing For­ward | Decem­ber 15, 2013 | New York City

In The Tower: Kerry James Mar­shall | June 28-December 7, 2013 | Wash­ing­ton DC

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Work­ing at Crown Point Press | Sep­tem­ber 1, 2013-January 5, 2014 | Wash­ing­ton DC

2013 Inter­na­tional Sculp­ture Sym­po­sium in Miami | Decem­ber 1–4, 2013 | Miami

4th Avenue Win­ter Street Fair | Decem­ber 13–15, 2013 | Tus­con, AZ

Cairo Sta­tion @ Guggen­heim Museum | Decem­ber 20, 2013 | New York City

Lunchtime Art Talks: James Welling @ UCLA Ham­mer Museum | Decem­ber 18, 2013, 12:30 pm — 12:45 pm | Los Ange­les

Lec­ture: Ingre­di­ents of the Amer­i­can Appetite @ Art Insti­tute of Chicago | Decem­ber 19, 2013, 6–7 pm | Chicago

December 1-8 Art Calendar

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Light Up Your Night, Miami, December 3

Design Miami, December 4–8

Brazil Art Fair, Miami,Decem­ber 4–8

NADA Art Fair, Decem­ber 4 — 8

Scope Miami, Decem­ber 4 — 8

Art Basel Miami Beach, Decem­ber 5 — 8

Red Dot Miami, Decem­ber 3 — 8

CONTEXT, Decem­ber 3–8

Miami River Art Fair, Decem­ber 6–8

Unti­tled Art, Decem­ber 4–8

AQUA 13 Art Miami, Decem­ber 4–8

PULSE Miami, Decem­ber 5–8

TsEKh Con­tem­po­rary Dance Fes­tival, Russia, Decem­ber 1–15

Hong Kong Dance Fes­ti­val, Octo­ber 25–15 Decem­ber 2013

CMA Per­form­ing Arts Series: Pre-concert Talk with David J. Rothen­berg, Decem­ber 4, 2013 — 7:30pm, Cleveland

Mil­len­nium Film Jour­nal at MOMA, Decem­ber 2, 7:00 pm

International Art Fairs and Events

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Abu Dhabi Art | Nov 20–23, 2013 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emi­rates (More Info.)

Roman­ian Film Fes­ti­val in Lon­don | Novem­ber 28 — Decem­ber 2 | London (More Info.) 

Documentary Film Festival | November 14-21 | New York City (More Info.) 

Cin­ema St. Louis | Novem­ber 14–24 | St. Louis, Mis­souri (More Info.)

Brisbane Underground Film Festival | November 21-23 | Brisbane, Australia (More Info.)

Wordless International Film Festival | November 23-24 | Sydney, Australia‬ (More Info.)

Listings for November 7th-10th, 2013.

IFPDA Print Fair | Novem­ber 7–10, 2013 | New York, NY (More Info.)

Art San Diego | Novem­ber 7–10, 2013 | San Diego, CA (More Info.)

Artis­sima | Nov 7 — 10, 2013 | Turin, Italy (More Info.)

Con­tem­po­rary Istan­bul | Nov 7 — 10, 2013 | Istan­bul, Turkey (More Info.)

One Torino #1 artissima.it (More Info.)

The Others theothersfair.com (More Info.)

Art Taipei art-taipei.com (More Info.)

Affordable Art Fair, Seattle (More Info.)

Arte Lisboa artelisboa.fil.pt (More Info.)

Shanghai Art Fair sartfair.com (More Info.)

Cologne Fine Art & Antiques cofaa.com (More Info.)

Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (More Info.)

International Fine Art Photography Show & Workshops (Beijing, China) (More Info.)

Florence Biennale (More Info.)

de Young Museum  Guest Lecture: 400 Years of American Quilts, Styles, and Influences, by Linda Baumgarten (More Info.)

MICA: New Paradigms in Teaching And Learning
mica.edu/Faculty/2013_AICAD_Conference_at_MICA.html (More Info.)

Boston University The 30th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture
bu.edu/ah/students/graduate-student-history-of-art-architecture-association/the-symposium/ (More Info.)

MFA Boston Afternoon with Proust
mfa.org/programs/series/afternoon-proust (More Info.)

Stanford University Art Meets Technology: Core Samples from Nine Archives
artsinstitute.stanford.edu/events/art-meets-technology-exhibition-reception-symposium/ (More Info.)

Mid-America Arts Alliance: Estamos Aqui (We are Here)
eusa.org/exhibit/EstamosAqui (More Info.)

NYC Art Studio School Celebrates Expansion of Size and Services Despite Flagging Economy + NY Arts Magazine

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Celebration is in the air as thousands of people of all ages, 5 to 95, flock to a Manhattan hotspot that one might not expect… an art school that has all of NYC talking. On September 22nd 2011, New York City’s The Art Studio NY, located on West 96th street between Columbus and Amsterdam on the Upper West Side, is expanding to a new 2000 square foot studio, which quadruples it in size. The move is a response to the steadily increasing demand of New Yorkers who want to reconnect with their creative side and freely express themselves through painting, drawing and mixed media…. read more

Home Within Home

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Home Within Home
Kris Scheifele

Do Ho Suh is a wanderer. He is compelled to move but always wants to bring home with him. Since he has developed the ability to make a home wherever he is, things are starting to pile up. A case in point is Suh’s signature transportable fabric installation piece, Seoul Home… (1999), a diaphanous and ghostly, green full-scale rendition of his traditional Korean childhood residence. It serves Suh as a kind of security blanket, that can be packed in a suitcase. As Seoul Home… travels from one exhibition site to another, its title is emended to reflect that history: Seoul Home/ L.A. Home/New York Home/Baltimore Home/London Home/Seattle Home… In this way, Seoul always remains the point of origin, but recedes into memory as “home” becomes an aggregate of every place the piece goes. While Seoul Home…, was not itself included in Suh’s recent show at Lehmann Maupin, its presence reverberated throughout the exhibition. This first appeared as a parachute in Fallen Star 1/5, a 1/5-scale model of the Rhode Island house where Suh lived while attending RISD, with his childhood Korean home crashed into the back of it. The house-parachute, deflated on the floor, softened the impact.

A monument of craftsmanship and detail, Fallen Star 1/5 pays homage to the jarring cultural displacement and homesickness Suh felt landing in the U.S. as an undergrad. Standing over ten feet tall and sliced diagonally to reveal its interior, Fallen Star 1/5 endlessly fascinates. In the Rhode Island home, which is divided into several apartments, the sheer quantity of objects speaks to the American preoccupation with material accumulation while revealing its residents are: skateboards and heavy metal posters for the rebellious adolescent, African statues and framed fine art repros for the globe trotter, and so on. Here, Suh’s investigation of home and transience intersects with another thematic thread in his work, the opposition between individual and the collective. While the objects are supposed to be distinguishing features of individuality, the people (who are absent from the scene) are recognizable because they are familiar types. Similarly familiar are the sparse, grubby decor of Suh’s student digs and his coping strategy. Food is the palliative balm he uses on his severed roots—miniature dumplings and noodles sit on a coffee table opposite a rubble-covered couch. A sketch of a house with legs sits on a tiny worktable.

Sharing the same space as this simultaneously large and small crashsite are drawings in which Suh’s homes are always connected, sometimes violently, sometimes holistically. In one instance, a toothy green house gobbles a smaller red one; in another, he strings his international domestic experiences into a cohesive whole, stacking and connecting rooms from disparate locales. This show maps how far Suh has come in more ways than one.

Suh’s work, however, shines brightest in its subtler, less literal forms. The fabric sculptures from the Specimen Series, made in the same way as Seoul Home…, are elegant meditations on quotidian domestic detail. Often overlooked, utilitarian objects—hinges, latches, switches, icetrays, and doorknobs—are Suh’s way into intimate contact with new surroundings. Rendered in sheer polyester—blue for his New York City apartment and mossy green his Berline residence—these 1:1-scale, 3-D replicas are pinned in place like ethereal creatures in frames and Plexiglass boxes, hung in clusters on the wall. Here again, Suh’s attention to detail is so fine that he even includes the instructional text on the circuit breaker panel. Small enough to be crumpled up into a pocket, these trace objects serve as crib notes for places never to be forgotten.

Finally, in a separate space at the back of the gallery, Suh installed a smaller, more solid version of Seoul Home… Here, the gallery walls were painted black to protect Home Within Home, the show’s eponymous piece, because it is delicate in another way: it is made of non-archival photosensitive resin. This translucent material glows space-alien green, revealing Suh’s childhood home once again, only this time embedded within the house from Rhode Island like a troika doll. Cut into quadrants and sitting about hip-height on wheeled carts, this sculpture pulled apart to allow viewers to walk through the merged homes. As they do, they enact the drawing of the house with legs seen earlier on the miniature work table. From a distance, viewers appear to give the house legs by walking through it, and they do as they take the memory of Suh’s homes with them wherever they go.

***Do Ho Suh’s Home Within Home is on view until October 22, 2011 at Lehmann Maupin, New York.

*** This article was published by NY Arts Magazine, 2011. Sponsored by Broadway Gallery, NYC.