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P·P·O·W is pleased to present Prisoners from the Front, Hilary Harkness’s first exhibition with the gallery, her first solo exhibition in over a decade, and the largest exhibition of her work to-date. In her meticulously rendered small-scale paintings, Harkness fuses traditional painting techniques with a distinctly contemporary sensibility to explore power struggles inherent in sex, race, and class systems on an uncensored stage.A culmination of works from 2019 – 2023, The Arabella Freeman Series is an episodic drama which chronicles an alternative narrative of the making of Winslow Homer’s iconic Civil War painting, Prisoners from the Front, 1866. With painterly sophistication, Harkness intertwines her singular…

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For more than sixty years, Daido Moriyama has used his camera to interrogate and revolutionize the way we look at the world with his dense, grainy images. Even today, Moriyama’s pioneering artistic spirit and visual intensity remain groundbreaking. This exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery traces the path of a photographer who transformed the way we see photography and questioned the very nature of photography itself.The retrospective focuses on different moments of Moriyama’s vast and productive career – beginning with his early works for Japanese magazines, interest in the American occupation, and engagement with photorealism. The show then moves through to…

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I’m a huge fan of Lori Damiano’s paintings and animations; I also really love Will Oldham’s music, so when I saw that Lori and Will had teamed up on a children’s book, I was ecstatic. Shorty’s Ark is a 22-page hardcover publication celebrating the diversity and fragility of planet Earth. Curious as to how this whole thing materialized, I reached out to Lori to get the skinny.Michael Sieben: Did you know Will Oldham before working on this project? How did you make his acquaintance?Lori Damiano: I sent an unsolicited letter to Will 20 years ago that was a hand-written report…

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Alicja Kwade, a sculptor whose installations composed of spherical rocks and mirrors have been exhibited widely, has joined Pace, a mega-gallery whose roster has rapidly grown over the past few years. Kwade, a star of the Berlin art scene, will continue to be represented by New York’s 303 Gallery, Paris’s Mennour gallery, and Reykjavik’s i8 Gallery. But she will be leaving a gallery that has long represented her: the Berlin-based König Galerie, making her one of the many artists to have departed that enterprise over the last year. Related Articles König’s founder, Johann König, was accused of sexual misconduct in…

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A series of evening auctions held in London during the Frieze art fair at the three main houses—Phillips, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s—provided more evidence of a market contraction, with sales down a remarkable 20 percent compared to the same ones held last year. Together, the three houses pulled in a collective £139 million ($168 million) with fees. (That figure excludes the sum from a single-owner sale at Christie’s last week). The evening sales hammered at a total of £112 million ($136 million), well below the £130 million combined low estimate. Across the eight total sales dedicated to contemporary art conducted by…

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The Qatar Museums have called off the opening celebrations for a blockbuster exhibition of work by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd planned to launch later in the month. While it was not entirely clear what had caused the cancelation, the opening celebrations were called off as Israeli forces continue to bombard Gaza following an attack by the militant group Hamas on October 7. Hamas’s attack killed 1,400 people in Israel, while Palestinian authorities have reported that more than 2,800 people have been killed in Israel’s ensuing response. As Israel has continued to threaten the possibility of an invasion in Gaza,…

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Six paintings stolen from the town hall in Medemblik, Holland, recently appeared without warning on the doorstep of an art detective in Amsterdam—with no return address included.  According to Dutch media reports, Arthur Brand, known for his help in recovering a Van Gogh painting last month as well as a Picasso painting, was watching TV at home on Friday night when the doorbell rang with a delivery. The delivery man—who was reportedly uninvolved with the heist—unloaded a package that contained six historical paintings which are believed to be worth upwards of €100,000 (about $106,000). After examining the incredible trove, Brand called the…

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Early in 2022, painter GodwinChamps Namuyimba was furiously finishing works for a solo exhibition at Galerie Marguo in Paris. Though prices for his works at auction had recently exceeded $160,000, Namuyimba was still living and working in a two-bedroom apartment in a hotel complex in Masaka, the small city in southern Uganda where he was raised. The apartment walls were bare—his landlord made him agree not to hang anything—and he painted on imported unstretched Belgian linen as he sat on the floor. Outside his home in Uganda, whether in Masaka or Kampala, the country’s capital and the center of its…

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Since the start of the pandemic, artists, collectors, and curators from around the world have had their eyes on Mexico City. It’s a lush, sprawling metropolis with a vibrant, multigenerational art scene supported by a raft of first-class institutions and three primo fairs (Zona Maco, Material, and Salón Acme). But Mexico City isn’t the only budding center of arts and culture in the country. Cities like Monterrey and Guadalajara, as well as spots across the state of Michoacán, are booming with creative energy. And none of this would be possible if it weren’t for a dedicated but largely unsung collector…

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Some have claimed that Belgium is the country with the most collectors per square meter. Statistically, this may be tough to prove, but it’s true that the country’s scene is more active than it’s ever been. Art galleries keep expanding to Brussels, which is now home to outposts of Paris dealer Christophe Gaillard and São Paulo’s Galeria Jaqueline Martins. They followed in the footsteps of Almine Rech, who was the first to make the move back in 2006, followed by Gladstone, Nathalie Obadia, Valérie Bach, and Templon. And then there is the forthcoming KANAL – Centre Pompidou, a Brussels satellite…

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