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Helen Toomer Takes Over Pulse Art Fair
Few events each year successfully gather and contextualize movements within the arts world. In its ninth edition, NYC's iteration of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair manages to do exactly that. Fifty international exhibitors showcase the work of hundreds...
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Nidhi Agarwal: मानसिक (Psychic)
Within the magnificent Oberoi Gurgaon Hotel, located in India's bustling business hub of New Delhi, acclaimed artist Nidhi Agarwal is showcasing a series of chaotic and colorful mixed-media paintings. The gallery, Nature Morte, carries global prestige...
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Interview: Gary Taxali
Art and commerce are traditionally thought of as opposing forces. Of course, this is especially true for artists who's work lands on both advertisements and gallery walls. Finding inspiration from commercial work while maintaining a sense of integrity...
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Interview: Mark Fox
Manipulation is something everybody experiences every day—good or bad, conscious or unconscious. For NYC-based artist Mark Fox, manipulation has permeated his entire body of work and is a theme he continues to explore in his latest exhibition "MFKPMQ...
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Best of CH 2013: Instagram
As we enter 2014, a glance back at our Instagram truly reflects the number of miles the CH team clocked last year. Various cities across dozens of countries, art fairs and auto shows, captivating design, sweet treats and even alcohol inspired us on...
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Interview: Ruben Nusz
by Mason Riddle "Severed Hues"—currently on view at Minneappolis' Weinstein Gallery—has prompted a lot of people to reconsider color, abstraction and illusionistic space. To create his modestly scaled paintings, Ruben Nusz brandishes a brush loaded...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Folded, Rippled and Melted
Whether angled or oozing, wave-like or crumpled, shapes in art and design have always stepped beyond the boundaries of traditional form. During our recent exploration of art in Miami, a few works caught our attention, and also begged to be touched...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Color Chaos
There are over 16 million noted colors and artists have long sought to capture several—if not most—of them. Even Pantone's GEO system is composed of 2,058 new solid colors. Options are limitless, combinations even more so. Across last week's art...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds
From the earliest noted iterations of art—paintings upon cave walls—to today's cat-obsessed internet, animals have provided the inspiration behind culture of all kinds. We are awash in imagery of beasts and birds and domesticated pets. But during...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Photography
Every December, Miami is packed with contemporary art from around the world, and the range of media from across the fairs that set up their temporary annual digs is astounding. Jumping out from the myriad sculptures, paintings, videos, performance...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Dove Allouche
As part of Art Basel's "Positions" program, selected galleries are invited to present the work of a single artist. As part of this year's program, Parisian gallery Gaudel de Stampa presented an ethereal series of photographs by French artist Dove...
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Kustaa Saksi: Hypnopompic
The way one sees the world informs their representation of it. This is true in all forms of expression—but especially in visual arts. Health ailments (from the severe to the commonplace) have oft-influenced the work of great artists. Amsterdam-based...
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Four Young Art Galleries
At Paris' Slick Art Fair in October, CH discovered the work of several young galleries that reflect the ever-evolving nature of the industry. Beyond the traditional role of representing artists, their more proactive approach leads them to investigate...
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Travis Louie: Strange Discoveries
In Travis Louie's imaginary world strange creatures and humans exist side-by-side—and are even sometimes morphed together into one. While much of his work offers a fictional recreation of the family portraits that do not exist in his superstitious...
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Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland at MOCA
Tomorrow, 2 November, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) will unveil Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, an exhibition profiling the works of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920–1991). Organized by MOCA curator...
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Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain 2013
The 2013 Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) party starts right at the entrance. Immediately, visitors are faced with the impressive and imposing, nearly seven meters tall "Iron tree," by controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Pursuing...
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Mindset by Mambo
by Vivianne Lapointe Chilean-born, Paris-bred, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Flavien Demarigny aka Mambo can now add curator to his list of skills. His collaborative exhibition titled "Mindset" at the newly opened Lacen Project in Hollywood...
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World Map Archive
Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach's World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged...
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Tender Lotto by Seth Kinmont
Part of the New Museum's 2013 Ideas City Festival, Seth Kinmont’s new project, Tender Lotto, explores the concept of value and the creation of it. Rather than just a sculpture to be viewed, Tender Lotto is an artwork to be experienced and involved...
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I'm So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth
by Vivianne Lapointe "I'm So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth," a multidisciplinary exhibition by West Virginia-born, New York-based artist Aïda Ruilova, presents a new series of works on paper created out of 25 Emmanuelle movie posters collected...
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Shark Toof
by Vivianne Lapointe LA-based artist Shark Toof has made quite a name for himself for his dangerously bold depictions of the world's most popular and misunderstood apex predator on street corners across the US. When asked about the genesis of his...
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Interview: Jiminie Ha and Item Idem
by Laila Gohar "White Zinfandel is not a magazine about food, it's a magazine inspired by food" says Cyril Duval, a conceptual artist better known as Item Idem. The artist is collaborating with Chef Leif Hedendal for the release of White Zinfandel...
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Interview: Matt Kenyon
Best described as a bit of a tech nerd with creative interests, Matt Kenyon also has a score to settle with big business and irresponsible government. Reacting to the economic and social impact engendered by their misbehavior, Kenyon joined forces...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Manuel Ameztoy
For the final video from our adventures in Buenos Aires we visit the studio of the fantastic visual artist Manuel Ameztoy. Ameztoy works exclusively with paper cut-outs, creating fragile installations on an epic scale. We caught up with him the day...
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