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Tara Sinn and Rafaël Rozendaal at SBG

Here's a few sample pics of Rafaël Rozendaal's fantastic 'Broken Self' installation, now on view alongside Tara Sinn's 'Xanax ' at Spencer Brownstone Gallery.

Check back soon for a full suite of images, video etc. and, in the meantime, read more about the show here, and please swing by to hurl a few bottles...

(pics by Yaz Matsui and Rafaël Rozendaal)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Olivier Mosset at MOCA Tucson

Olivier Mosset, Untitled (moca)
Kira Dixon-Weinstein & Adam Weinstein and The Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art Invite you to a very special evening the inaugural event at MOCA's new home 265 South Church Avenue Downtown Tucson. Saturday 6 February 2010

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Martin Wöhrl at Kunsthalle Mannheim

Martin Wöhrl will be showing "Spooky," a new sculpture in the Hector Prize Group Exhibition at the Mannheim Kunsthalle. Other participants include: Regine Mueller-Waldeck, Martin Pfeifle, Özlem Günyol, Mustafa Kunt and Sandra Kuhne. More info here...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

SBG at Art Basel Miami Beach

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jaime Pitarch installation shots online...

Click here to view a slideshow of images from Jaime Pitarch's 'beautiful unglittering things', which opened at the gallery Monday evening. Exhibition continues through December 19th, more info here...

Seamus Harahan wins Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award

Congratulations to Seamus Harahan who, on Monday evening, was announced as one of this year's recipients of the UK's prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards.

The awards, which consist of £45,000 spread in equal installments over three years, exist to "give artists the freedom to develop their creative ideas and to contribute to their personal and professional growth". Previous prize winners have included Michael Landy, Gustav Metzger, Jeremy Deller and Turner Prize winners Tomma Abts and Mark Leckey.

Read more on the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards here and on the work of Seamus Harahan here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jaime Pitarch - Opening Tonight

Jaime Pitarch's exhibition of new work opens at the gallery tonight!

See you there, 6-8pm. More info here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jaime Pitarch opening at SBG November 9th

The gallery is closed this week and next week for the installation of 'beautiful unglittering things', our second solo exhibition by Barcelona-based artist Jaime Pitarch.

Pitarch's work has included sculpture, drawing, video and performance. Often using humble everyday objects such as a guitar, a chair, and household and consumer products, the artist employs inventive and witty strategies of displacement, recontextualization, and visual punning to peel away at their routine uses and meanings, posing what The Village Voice (writing about his 2006 solo show at the gallery) has called a series of "exquisite conundrums".

Read more about the exhibition here and Jamie's work here, and we look forward to seeing you at the exhibition opening night, Monday November 9th, 6-8pm.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chili Moon Town 'Rally For Dreams' Updates!

The Chili Moon Town "Rally for Dreams" has changed shape!

Artists Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González will now be hosting their "Rally For Dreams" atop a sequined double-decker bus, touring various Manhattan locations.

Date: Fri, Oct 16, 12pm-2pm

Over the course of a Friday lunch hour, a glittering double-decker bus with multiple brass bands playing on its upper level will drive around the city promoting the power of dreams and the unique talent New Yorkers have to make them come true.

Led by the Hungry March Band and a distinguished soprano, the musicians will play, wearing artist-designed pajamas and animal costumes while riding across the island, driving by Times Square, the Empire State Building, Union Square, Canal Street and Bowery (see map below).

Come and meet us along the way!


Artists Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González started collaborating in 2007 on an ambitious public art project: Chili Moon Town Tour. Debuting in Mexico City on Chapultepec Lake, this floating, utopian city was born with the dream of undertaking a journey to New York City. Millions have made this passage throughout history, inspired by the freedom and possibility that Manhattan and its citizens give to the world.

CITY of DREAMS is curated by Blanca de la Torre with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York

Please contact Project Managers: Molly O'Rourke and Jeff Hnilicka or visit the Chili Moon Town website for more info...

Jane South in 'Slash: Paper Under The Knife'

Jane South unveils a major new installation as part of the 'Slash: Paper Under The Knife' exhibition, now on view at New York's Museum of Arts and Design.

The exhibition explores the international phenomenon of cut paper in contemporary art, showcasing the work of artists (including Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Tom Friedman, Judy Pfaff, and Kara Walker) who reach beyond the traditional role of paper as a neutral surface to consider its potential as a medium for provocative, expressive, and visually striking sculpture, installation, and video animation.

The exhibition opened to the public on October 9th, and Jane, as part of a special opening week preview along with a number of other artists, has been working in situ on her installation in the museum's 4th and 5th floor galleries.

You can catch Jane putting the finishing touches to her piece through the end of the day today, October 13th, and the exhibition continues through April 4th, 2010.

Read more and watch a video preview of the show at MAD's site here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chili Moon Town Tour 'Rally For Dreams'

Chili Moon Town (Anna Galtarossa and Daniel González) are tonight hosting the press launch for their upcoming 'Rally For Dreams'. The reception and press preview, 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, will lay out all the details on the rally taking place at New York City Hall on October 16th.

Anna and Daniel are calling on all lovers of art and lovers of New York City to gather at City Hall on the 16th and let their voices be heard in support of the artist's quest to bring their wonderous Chili Moon Town floating city to the lake in Central Park. Chili Moon Town debuted to spectacular effect at Chapultepec Park in Mexico City in 2007 and now it's New Yorker's turn!

Please check here for further information on the project and, RSVP the Italian Cultural Institute at 212-879--4242 ext 371 if you want to come along tonight to find out how you can get involved!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Zilvinas Kempinas - more press

Zilvinas Kempinas continues to garner critical praise for his installation 'Tube' in Venice. The latest comes in Art In America magazine's Venice review in their September issue, see above.

Also worth noting, Palais de Tokyo director Marc-Olivier Wahler's nod to Zilvinas's Basel Volta installation in Art Newspaper, which you can read here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zilvinas Kempinas: Venice updates

Some press updates on Zilvinas Kempinas, who, as reported here, is representing Lithuania at the Venice Biennale this summer with his show-stopping installation 'Tube'.

Zilvinas has been garnering many favorable press reviews, including numerous Biennale critic's picks:

First off, read Laura McLean Ferris' excellent 2-page article in June's Art Review magazine here; and also an extended interview by Selina Ting with the artist in the inaugural issue of the online initiArt Magazine here.

French art magazine Beaux Arts got in early with their June recommendation of Zilvinas' pavilion; and again singled out Lithuania as one of the best of the national pavilions in their summer issue.

Le Figaro, in an article that awarded special 'Palmes' to individual works and pavilions in the Biennale, gave Zilvinas the 'Space-Time Palme', lauding its glorious spatio-temporal warping of the architecture of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia. describe 'Tube' as "wunderschöner" in Sabine B. Vogel's Venice roundup; while Aussie monthly Art World also singles out Zilvinas' "mind-boggling" work as one of the Biennale's best.

There is a great video walk-through available on, and that is pretty-much it - for now. 'Tube' continues at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Canareggio, Venice through November 22nd. Read more on the show here and check out our galleries of installation shots and opening day shots.

Szabolcs Veres images now online

We have just added an image gallery and bio to our website on Szabolcs Veres, the young Romanian painter whose work proved to be a huge success at our booth in Volta (see images below, from 'Goya in Transylvania', an article on the artist on Romanian news site

Watch this space for more info on Szabolcs and what will be his first exhibition in New York, upcoming at SBG in the near future...

Ian Burns exhibiting new work at IMMA, Dublin

As his three month residency on the Artist's Work Programme at Dublin's Irish Museum of Modern Art draws to a close, Ian Burns will be exhibiting two new pieces in the museum's Process Room through August 16th.

'A Separate State' is a new kinetic work that draws its power from a solar panel integrated into the sculpture. Mostly assembled from scavenged objects found near the museum, the piece references the visual cues of statehood - balance and justice - and plays with the great traditions of those absurd functional sculptures of the past: fountains.

'A Promise Of More' employs the atmospheric color of the unique Irish “Fireglow” light bulb to project the word “YOU” on the gallery wall, constructing the characters from the individual bulb filaments, refracted via cheap magnifying glasses, into a humble welcome or a hasty accusation.

Ian's work in the Process Room is on view through August 16th, more info here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Opening Night, Vice Photography Exhibition

Check out these great shots of last week's Vice Photography Exhibition opening! The show ties in with the magazine's current Photography Special, more info on that here. Exhibition continues through August 17th...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Works featured in "Are You Sure You Are You?"

Rafael Rozendaal

Daniel Everett
Conversations With a Computer (triptych)

Angelo Plessas

Andy Simionato

Mae Ueda

Miltos Manetas

Rafael Rozendaal

Guthrie Lonergan
9 Short Music Videos

Petra Cortright
more dancing dedux
alien abduction

Guthrie Lonergan
Artist Looking at Camera

Harm Van Den Dorpel

Tara Sinn
(Click projects, then click: Kaleidoscopes)

Cory Archangel (domain only, not exhibited)

"Are You Sure You Are You?" opens at SBG

A few pictures from Saturday night's opening...