“Pneuma” by David Zink Yi at Hauser & Wirth

Posted by The G on June 30, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by David Zink Yi.

Untitled - Architeuthis by David Zink Yi

Untitled (Architeuthis) by David Zink Yi

Hauser & Wirth in New York are presenting Peruvian artist David Zink Yi’s first solo exhibit in New York entitled “Pneuma.”  The exhibit is a mixed media show featuring seven expirimental works that juxtapose photography, video installation, film and sculpture.  As David Zink Yi is Peruvian born and based in Berlin, the viewer rises above the differences in culture and language that both places offer. Using imagery of life and death, Yi’s works transcend these barriers into a universal understanding of our identity in the world.

The above work, Untitled (Architeuthis) is a 660 pound ceramic squid!  David Zink Yi represents the implications of the damage being done to our environment in this work and making it more dramatic, the squid is laying in a pool of blood (but it’s actually corn syrup).  I spoke with David Zink Yi at the opening night gala reception and I had no choice but to ask the question – as the exibit will be up for a month, is the syrup going to ruin the hardwood floor at the gallery?  Without flinching, David told me “I guess I’ll have to let you know when the show is over.”  Fair enough!

Alrededor del dosel - Around the Canopy by David Zink Yi

Alrededor del dosel (Around the Canopy) by David Zink Yi

On the second floor is a video installation that is in stark contrast to the ground floor at Hauser & Wirth.  While the downstairs area has images of death and decay, the upstairs gallery presents a hopeful look at the possibilities life has to offer.  The picture above does not capture the dual sided installation that also features text written across the walls of the gallery taking the viewer across the Peruvian jungle in search of a rare bird.  I recommend you check out “Pneuma” in person to capture the feelings that still images cannot give you.

“Pneuma” by David Zink Yi is showing at Hauser & Wirth in New York through July 29, 2011.

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Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth

Posted by The G on November 5, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Monika Sosnowska

Balustrade by Monika Sosnowska

If you like optical illusions, alternate realities and mind-bending sculptures, today is your lucky day.  Polish artist Monika Sosnowska is showing her latest works at Hauser & Wirth in New York and you’ll have to see them with your own eyes to fully appreciate how spectacular they are.  She uses steel to make these works and I was advised that all of these were created from scratch and not just manipulated from pre-existing sculptures.


These works by Monika Sosnowska are on display at Hauser & Wirth until December 18, 2010.  Hauser & Wirth is located at 32 East 69th Street in Manhattan.

Dieter Roth, Bjorn Roth: Work Tables and Tischmatten

Posted by The G on October 6, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G. Art by Dieter Roth, Bjorn Roth.

Dieter Roth, Bjorn Roth: Work Tables and Tischmatten. Now showing at Hauser & Wirth in NYC through October 30, 2010

October 6, 2010 is a very special day for the late artist Dieter Roth.  The day marks his 80th birthday as well as the opening of a retrospective of his work entitled “Dieter Roth, Bjorn Roth: Work Tables and Tischmatten” at Hauser & Wirth in New York.  If this article is your first exposure to Dieter Roth’s work, here are a few quick fun facts:  Bjorn Roth is Dieter’s son (who often worked together with his father on art projects).  “Tischmatten” literally means “table mats”  in German.  Dieter Roth had 7 studios (primarily in Iceland and Basel) and he passed away from a heart attack in 1998 at work in his studio in Basel.  Finally, Roth is one of the most influential artists of the Post-World War II period and is best known for his works that are made with rotting food and decomposing materials. The “Work Tables and Tischmattten” exhibit is so interesting as there are several of his actual work tables on display which gives the viewer a unique insight into his thought process.  In addition, over 20 of his works are featured that juxtapose minimalism with chaos and disorder.

Tischmatten by Dieter Roth

“Work Tables and Tischmatten” is on display until October 30, 2010 at Hauser & Wirth which is located at 32 East 69th Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it!

After the jump, see an extreme close up of a section of the top picture in this article, so you can get an idea of the meticulous detail in these works.

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