apexart Life Between Borders

apexart Life Between Borders book launch

apexart has been publishing relevant books since 2006. The latest title, Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists, considers the consequences of frequent relocation and travel in the art world. Launched April 12, 2014, 4pm.
As arts professionals and artists relocate more often and on a larger, global …

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Fine Art


April 17, 2014 – 8:32 am |

Raw Vision, the internationally renowned magazine of Outsider Art, turns 25 years old this year, and to help it mark this milestone, Comme des Garçons is collaborating with the magazine throughout 2014. This partnership kicks off publicly at The Outsider Art Fair, which takes place at Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street in New York from May 8 to 11, 2014.

Raw Vision MagazineRaw Vision and Comme des Garçons constitute two of the world’s most individualistic creative exemplars: visionary art as reflected in the pages of Raw Vision and the imaginative mind of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. To celebrate its quarter-century of success, Raw Vision has granted exclusive rights to its vast reservoir of images and layouts for use by Comme des Garçons to create 20 to 30 mini-magazines that will be dispersed around the globe. Launched in 1969 in Tokyo by Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons has for the past 45 years proudly cultivated a reputation for outré designs, making the label highly relatable to Outside Art. The fashion designer is planning multiple installations featuring Raw Vision at their stores and Dover Markets in New York, London, Paris, Bejing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore next October.

Founded by London-based John Maizels in 1989, Raw Vision has for the past 25 years advanced the appreciation of Outsider Art in a wide and ever-growing international audience, earning the magazine the byname the Rolling Stone of Outsider Art. “My original motivation was that I believed that outsider art was the most authentic and purest form of art known to man, but apart from me and a few others hardly anyone had heard of it. It was a mission, certainly, and like outsider artists, I had no profit motive,” explains Maizels.

Raw Vision’s unique focus on Outsider Art has earned it many devoted subscribers, including David Bowie, Brian Eno, Cameron Diaz, Jarvis Cocker and the late Lou Reed, as well as major international Outsider art collectors. Raw Vision, the internationally renowned magazine of Outsider Art, turns 25 years old

Says Maizels, “When Rei Kawakubo approached me about using Raw Vision’s rich trove of Outsider Art images as presented in our award-winning layouts, I knew her reputation as one of the world’s most innovative and imaginative fashion designers, and recognized that she grasped the unique and powerful character of the Outsider artists that Raw Vision has tirelessly promoted since the late ’80s.”

“When Raw Vision first started, it was in a primordial era when Outsider artists and even large Outsider Art environments were still being discovered and documented,” says Maizels, an Outsider art collector in his own right. “It’s extremely gratifying that Raw Vision is responsible in no small measure for the attention many Outsider artists have received and the recognition that they now enjoy—woefully overdue in most cases.”

Another aspect of Raw Vision’s 25th birthday is a comprehensive exhibition of Outsider Art at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris. On view since September 2013 and running through August 8, 2014, the show features works by 81 Outsider artists from around the world, including such monumental names in Outsider Art as Bill Traylor, Adolf Wölfli and Henry Darger, alongside others that are not so well known and whose works have never been shown publicly.

Nowadays, Outsider Art is a globally recognized sensation, and nowhere is it celebrated with more energy and in a more sweeping manner than at New York’s Outsider Art Fair. For 21 years it has been the world’s foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art. And for 21 years, the Outsider Art Fair had always taken place in winter—that is, until this year. For the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8-11 at Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. (The dates coincide with the New York edition of the Frieze Art Fair.)

The Outsider Art Fair opening gala takes place on May 8 and will benefit God’s Love We Deliver, the leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness in the New York City metropolitan area. Admission for early access, from 3 to 6 p.m., is $100. The general vernissage is from 6 to 9 p.m., with an admission price of $50. A daily ticket for the remainder of the show is $20, and a pass for the full run is $50. Hours are Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday May 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit: www.outsiderartfair.com.

For information about Raw Vision visit: www.rawvision.com and for Comme des Garcons, visit: www. commes-des-garcons.com

Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig Cafe bau bau and new publications

April 14, 2014 – 8:08 am |
Celine Condorelli

The Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig (GfZK) is pleased to present its newly designed café and its latest publications.
Céline Condorelli: bau bau
Produced by Lars Bergmann and Michael Hahn
Ever since the Museum of Contemporary Art was founded, the museum café has been redesigned by artists at regular intervals. bau bau is …

Artforum April 2014

April 2, 2014 – 7:46 am |
Artforum April 2014

Download the April issue of Artforum, available now on the iTunes newsstand. And get the iPhone app for artguide—the art world’s most comprehensive directory of exhibitions, events, and art fairs in more than 500 cities—here.
This month in Artforum:
J. Hoberman looks through the peerless lens of Michael Snow:
“Snow’s strongest pieces are …

Sternberg Press publish The Contemporary, the Common: Art in a Globalizing World

March 21, 2014 – 7:48 am |
Art in a Globalizing World

Links between art, contemporaneity, and the common lie at the heart of Chantal Pontbriand’s writings as a critic, editor, and curator. This collection of essays written in the first decade of the twenty-first century looks at the different issues that arise when examining what binds the practice of art to …

frieze issue 162 published

March 21, 2014 – 7:43 am |
frieze issue 162

Island Life: Dan Fox invites six artists, curators and writers to give their opinion on how identity, infrastructure and education shape art in the Caribbean today. With over 700 islands, each hosting a different range of languages, the region represents a uniquely rich and complex set of cultures and histories. …

Afterall issue 35 published

March 10, 2014 – 7:37 am |
Afterall issue 35

Afterall presents issue 35, spring 2014, which examines art’s relationship to its economic context. Through the work of Olga Chernysheva, Teatro da Vertigem and Tony Chakar we look at art’s capacity to challenge the commodification of life under late capitalism, while accompanying essays reflect upon the conditions of circulation and …

Bonniers Konsthall announces New publication: Andreas Eriksson, Roundabouts

March 10, 2014 – 7:32 am |

On the occasion of the solo exhibition Roundabouts, Bonniers Konsthall is presents the new publication Andreas Eriksson, published by Koenig Books.
One persistent question that pervades Western history is the relationship between nature and culture. This recurring theme in art, philosophy and politics is addressed by each and every generation that …

Artforum March 2014

March 3, 2014 – 7:55 am |
Artforum March 2014

This month in Artforum:
“Event Scores”: In his final interview, multidisciplinary artist Terry Adkins, who passed away unexpectedly as our March issue went to press, talked with composer and computer-music pioneer George Lewis about performance, improvisation, history, race, and sensation:
“The Mars rover is my model of what I want to make …