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Pop-Up at The Armory Show

February 18, 2016 by Mary

In its 22nd Year, The Armory Show is more international than ever with a distinguished selection of modern and contemporary galleries. Established in 1994 and held annually on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show is New York’s premier international art fair. In its 22nd year, The Armory Show will host 204 galleries from 36 countries worldwide – the fair’s largest international representation to date.

While the presence of American and European galleries remains extremely strong, exhibitors from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America represent a growing proportion of the fair’s international exhibitors. The galleries represented at The Armory Show 2016 have locations in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


John Hoyland, Power Stations (Paintings 1964-1982)

Centrally located within Pier 94 near the café, Other Criteria will present a selection of artist designed homeware and accessories, with a variety of signed and limited-edition art books. Some highlights include the John Hoyland book Power Stations, launching in the US.

Piers 92-94
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 119

March 3rd – 6th, 12pm – 7pm

Other Criteria at Art on Paper, Booth 103

February 18, 2016 by Mary

Art on Paper returns to New York City’s Pier 36 this March 3 ­ 6, bringing the best in paper­based art, presented by 65 top galleries from around the world, to downtown Manhattan. The inaugural Art on Paper welcomed 20,000 visitors to the Lower East Side over the fair's four buzzing days. The fair was set apart by the quality of its exhibitions. The medium­ driven focus lent itself to significant projects ­ unique moments that elevated Art on Paper, quickly shaping the fair into an important and influential New York City destination for modern and contemporary art. The fair's second year will build on its inaugural edition's exceptional attendance, strong critical reception and meaningful acquisitions as it continue to explore, expand and re-imagine what a work on paper can be.


Harland Miller, Love Kicked Me Down Where I Belong, 2015

In continuing the success of the acclaimed museum show at our founder’s Newport Street Gallery in London, Other Criteria are excited to debut a new print series by one of Britain's leading abstract painters, John Hoyland (1934 – 2011). Additionally we will be featuring our largest print collaboration to date with renowned German artist Thomas Sheibitz, as well as unveiling new Harland Miller original work, alongside his most recent hand-embellished gold-leaf print series ‘I am in the Detail’. Also on display will be iconic works from Damien Hirst’s ongoing ‘kaleidoscope’ series, as well as three-dimensional Eduardo Sarabia works on paper from his New York show ‘Ballads’.

Other Criteria will be at Art on Paper booth 103
Pier 36, 299 South Street
New York, NY 10002

Opening: March 3rd, 6m – 10pm
Fair: March 4th – 5th, 11am – 7pm & 6th, 12pm – 6pm

Rachel Howard: Sette Opere per la Misericordia

February 12, 2016 by Mary


Rachel Howard, Controlled Violence, 2015-2016
Painting: oil and acrylic on canvas, 107 cm x 107 cm
Sculpture: wood, towels and pigment, 35cm x 35cm x 61cm + towels

Sette Opere per la Misericordia (Seven Works for mercy) shows the works of seven contemporary artists, of international scope: Antonio Biasiucci, Roberto Caracciolo, Piero Golia, Rachel Howard, Anish Kapoor, Henrietta Labouchere and Olaf Nicolai.

The artists have donated a work that describes the theme of mercy in across the board and in various modes and techniques of expression they interpret. The works will be exhibited for three months in the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia, alongside the 'old masters' Caravaggio, Battistello Caracciolo, Jordan, and Santafede Azzolino.


Sette Opere per la Misericordia
Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, Italy
13 February 2016 – 13 April 2016

Michael Joo: Radiohalo

February 9, 2016 by Mary

Press release:

Blain|Southern announces Radiohalo, a major solo exhibition of new artworks by acclaimed New York-based artist Michael Joo. A conceptual artist who works across a variety of media, Joo is interested in themes of energy, nature, technology, history and perception, which he explores through narratives of places, people and objects.

His non-linear, almost cyclical approach results in work that is a documentation of process. Whether chemically treated, silver-coated or photo-based, Joo uses several recurring methodologies, and has been working with silver nitrate for over a decade. His interest lies in the way the human eye perceives the compound but also in the physical, performative nature of its application to other materials. Recently, by combining the chemical with a sensitised epoxy ink, Joo has created a new series of ‘caloric paintings’, several of which are included in the exhibition.

The ‘caloric paintings’ pick up a consistent thread from earlier works, such as The Saltiness of Greatness (1992), where Joo meticulously calculated the amount of energy that historical figures consumed during a lifetime. Here he gauges the number of calories individuals would expend performing various actions. Combining a range of techniques associated with painting, photography, print-making and sculpture, the caloric values are transferred to canvas. By assigning a numerical value to a quantifiable action, the artist questions if there is any significance in this method of categorisation.

Standing at three metres, a marble slab mounted on a steel frame, Prologue (Montclair Danby Vein Cut) (2014-2015), is an imposing new sculpture. It continues the artist’s interest in Cameron’s Line, a tectonic boundary in the US defined by a subterranean belt of marble. The sculpture acts like a billboard or marker, in which a landscape of time, compression and process is reflected in the strata that run through it. Treated with silver nitrate on one side, the refractive surface works as an alternate plane that provides a different perspective, a window to elsewhere – creating a dialectic which is both spatial and temporal.

Throughout the exhibition, Joo demonstrates how acts of creation, life and energy thrive at borders and intersections. A group of sculptures cast from endangered cranes’ legs speak further of his meditations on boundaries, whether geological, physical or socially constructed.

The sculptures have been used by the artist to make marks on the gallery wall by dragging their graphite embedded legs down its length. The marks’ fleeting physicality relate to the fragility of a population living in politically contested territory, not bound by borders defined by human agency; and how the incursion of physical space is defined in contemporary culture.

The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive 120-page publication detailing Joo’s recent significant, ongoing bodies of work. It includes an essay by Miwon Kwon, Professor & Chair of Art History at UCLA and a conversation between Michael Joo and artist Julie Mehretu, alongside whom he exhibited at Sharjah Biennale 2015. Further solo exhibitions in 2016 include the Smithsonian, Washington, DC and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. Joo’s work will also be part of EVA International - Ireland's Biennial of Contemporary Art which opens on 16 April 2016.

In 2001 Joo represented South Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale together with Do-Ho-Suh. He has participated in numerous international biennial exhibitions and in 2006, was awarded both the grand prize of the 6th Gwangju Biennale, Seoul; and the United States Artists Fellowship, which recognises America’s most accomplished and innovative artists. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including FNAC, Paris; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Samsung Centre for Art and Culture, Seoul and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


Michael Joo, Prologue (Montclair Danby Vein Cut), 2014-2015
Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern

Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP
10 February – 9 April 2016
Private View: 9 April 6 – 8pm

Joo in conversation with Tim Marlow, Wednesday 10 February at 6.30pm:
To coincide with the opening of Radiohalo, Blain|Southern London will host an in conversation between Michael Joo and Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Photos: Other Criteria at Zona Maco 2016

February 5, 2016 by Mary