Wednesday January 5, 2011
From ArtBasel Miami: transformation, change and new beginnings
“Currently on view at the Bass Museum in Miami, Isaac Julien’s new nine-screen installation TEN THOUSAND WAVES features Maggie Cheung, Zhao Tao, Yang Fudong, and poems by Wang Ping as commissioned by Julien and was shot on location in China. The work poetically weaves together stories linking China’s ancient past and present. Through an architectural installation the work explores the movement of people across countries and continents and meditates on unfinished journeys.” -Isaac Julien
Leonardo Drew is interested in the cyclical nature of existence. While the work is made of detrius from everyday life, the result is formally abstract and aesthetically powerful compositions that transcend time in a celebration of the eternal.
In this series of work, photographer Bing Wright pays tribute to the central role of silver in the photographic printing process. Here, Wright memorializes silver and its alchemical magic as he abandons his darkroom for the digital world.
David Rabinowitch, Birth of Romanticism Drawings: Furnace of Affliction, 2008-9
Belgian linen collage, wax medium with pigment, metallic paint, colored pencil, oil paint, pencil, acrylic paint on paper
29 5/8 x 29 inches
David Rabinowitz is known for his powerful, minimalist sculpture which investigates space and perception. In the 1970s with a nod to the eighteenth century Romanticism movement, Rabinowitch experiemnted with the fluidity of form through tonal variations in lithography. This most recent body of work draws from both his 1970′s experiements as well as his sculptural practice. These heavily worked, layered collages have a new sense of emotion and vitality.
The cherry blossom holds significant meaning for the Japanese symbolizing life, death and rebirth. Gersht has a keen eye for the uniqueness of a particular landscape; when combined with technical mastery Gersht elevates the scene to a level unseen by the naked eye. In this series of work, Gersht focused on the Imperial Palace in Tokyo using only ambient light and long exposures.