Exhibitions

From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Tokyo transformed itself from the capital of a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture, and commerce, becoming home to some of the most important art being made at the time.

Many of Modernism’s great artists name the Greek 16th Century painter El Greco as a major source of inspiration and fascination, including Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Delauney, Macke, and Marc. About 100 works by them and other modernist painters will be juxtaposed with 40 of El Greco’s original works from major international collections, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Metropolitan Museum of Art at Museum Kunstpalast from April 28 – August 12, 2012.

A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Iveković came of age in the early 1970s during the period known as the Croatian Spring, when artists broke free from mainstream institutional settings, laying the ground for a form of praxis antipodal to official art.

The first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture, HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture brings together more than one hundred works in a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art.

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 is one of the world’s largest ever expeditions into design. With it’s year-long program that consists of 300 events, projects, and initiatives Helsinki will examine the ways in which design is embedded in everyday life.

On view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from February through June, and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from February through May, in its only West Coast presentation, Mark Bradford is the first major museum survey of paintings, sculptures, and multimedia works by this leading figure in contemporary American art.

Hong Kong based artist Man Tsun held a solo exhibition in his town showcasing his artwork which was presented in a unique way; his illustration were featured alongside to a “double-plastic” giving the drawings a more realistic feel.

the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present The Air We Breathe, a thematic exhibition that brings together commissioned work by 30 contemporary visual artists and eight poets who, for this project, will explore issues surrounding the cause to legalize same-sex marriage from various perspectives.

The exhibition, which runs through October, sees prints of the pair’s work placed in random spots throughout the city. Those who find the photos are encouraged to take them home, totally free.

Slovakian artist Roman Ondák’s project is a living infographic, a plotting of visitors’ heights whose mean will become increasingly apparent over the four months at the Temporary Stedelijk.

The silent projection runs on a continuous 11 minute loop onto a 13 metre high monolith, it was made using non-digital techniques and is due to run until March 11, 2012.

After 10 years of working with both the local and international art communities from their Little Italy–based headquarters, Scott White Contemporary Art (SWCA) officially announces today that the gallery and all operations are relocating to 7655 Girard Avenue, La Jolla CA in November 2011.