Lexander Contemporary Art + Design

Lexander Contemporary Art + Design CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN Lexander Contemporary Art + Design is an art gallery, brokerage, and art fund manager based in New York.
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Since 2010 we have increasingly shifted our focus toward providing grants to select artists.

01/13/2018

We are seeking a series of drawings that were either stolen, lost or illegally sold by Robin Fisher () for her 2002 book What’s Wrong? Explicit Graphic Interpretations Against Censorshipm, published by Arsenal Pulp Press. We are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who has info that results in their retrieval.

If the drawings were stolen and/or illegally sold, the $5,000 reward also applies to any information that results in the arrest of the individual(s) involved in this crime. Please either contact us directly [info AT http://lgallery.com], the in Canada, or the in the US.

Neither Robin Fisher nor Arsenal Pulp Press have acknowledged any responsibility for the loss or theft of these drawings. The Lexander Organization is committed to the recovery of these drawings by any and all legal means necessary and to prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.

Robin Fisher is currently the host of a podcast called The Onomatopoeia Show.

https://lex.gallery/art-theft-notice/

CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN

One of the rare genuine playwrights of our times has passed away.
09/21/2014

One of the rare genuine playwrights of our times has passed away.

Actor and playwright Linda Griffiths, best known for her iconic performance in the 1980 one-woman play Maggie and Pierre, has died after a battle with breast cancer, a family friend said.

09/21/2014

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08/24/2014

G. B. Jones produced this stunning drawing of Chelsea Manning for the inside cover of Age , the latest album from It is no coincidence that Bradley Manning?s profile by GB Jones graces the album?s inside cover.

Hudson 1950 – 2014Feature Inc. mourns the passing of Hudson, its founder and mainstay for almost 30 years, who died unex...
02/15/2014

Hudson 1950 – 2014

Feature Inc. mourns the passing of Hudson, its founder and mainstay for almost 30 years, who died unexpectedly in his New York apartment on February 9th. He was 63.

Hudson—he used just that one name—was an artists' dealer, a stalwart and uncompromising champion of the artists he believed in. Unlike many gallerists of his generation,he was neither impressed not tempted by grandiose aspiratio, and, over the years, his unpretentious gallery spaces exhibited a broad spectrum of aesthetic experiences. As he remarked in 2010: "All around the country—all over the world—there were pockets of interesting things that I wanted people to enjoy, or at least be aware of. It seemed more important to stay open to the breadth of contemporary art than to settle on the obvious." The result was that, without seeming to try, Hudson built not an empire but a community of students, artists, critics, curators, and art lovers who respected his independence and were educated by his eye.

Hudson was born in 1950, and grew up in West Haven, Conn. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State College, majoring in art education, with a minor in fine arts. In the early 70's, he moved to Cincinnati, where he studied contemporary dance and earned an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. While still in school, he performed with Contemporary Dance Theater and the Judy Gregg Dance Company, and was asked to join several New York dance theater troupes. But a growing interest in the more multidisciplinary aspects of performance led him to decline these offers, and a ruptured disc sealed the matter. In the late 70's, he developed a series of solo performance-art works for himself, which he staged at venues across the Midwest: one of these, The Greek and French Arts, an art history p***o cooking lesson in the style of romance and idealism premiered at the Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College as part of its "Young Americans" exhibition in 1981. (He would continue to perform, albeit with decreasing regularity, until 1992.) Still in Cincinnati, Hudson entered the business side of the art world by managing a dance company and becoming a memeber of the artist organization C.A.G.E. ( Cincinnati Artists Group Effort). In 1981 he moved to Chicago to take a position at Randolph Street Gallery, where he organized a performance programthat featured Jack Smith and Karen Finley, among others. Three years later, feeling constrained by peer-panel reviews and the policing of content he encountered in artist-run organizations, he scr**ed togehter the money to start an art gallery.

The first Feature opened its doors in Chicago on April Fool's Day, 1984, with a show of Richard Prince's appropriated fashion photographs. From its inception, Hudson gave early exposure to a remarkable number of artists who have since become prominent figures in contemporary art. In addition to Prince—Troy Brauntuch, Sarah Charlesworth, Jim Iserman, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Raymond Pettibon, Charles Ray, Kay Rosen, Jim Shaw, Haim Steinbach and B. Wurtz all showed work at Feature between 1984 and 1988, when the gallery moved to New York. In the following years, at a series of locations from Soho to Chelasea to the Lower East Side, Hudson continued to explore the new and unknown—in 2012 and 2013, for example, he showed promising younger artists (Jared Buckhiester; Nathaniel Robinson) and under–recognized older ones (Kinke Kooi; Bobbie Oliver)—while also exhibiting Lisa Beck, Richard Bloes, Judy Linn and David Shaw, all of whom he represented for decades.

To some an austere figure, with his buzzed head and dancer's body, Hudson was, at the same time, eminently approachable. In each of Feature's iterations, his desk was out in the open, and he politely greeted all comers. Once, when asked how he looked at art, he replied: "The first thing is to be quiet. I drop my agenda or expectations, and listen. Then, I soften my gaze. The eyes are agressive, and once you realize they are out there hunting, you can learn to tune them down, and let what is out there come to you. The body knows things way before the brain does... Art is primarily about the development of consciousness, not the development of an object. The object is just a catalyst."

Funeral arrangements are private. A memorial service is being planned for June.

Source: Feature Inc http://featureinc.com/

Feature Inc. is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting painting, drawing, photography and sculpture by established and emerging American and international artists in New York City since 1988.

What was the slam poem that got Qatari pro-freedom poet sentenced to life imprisonment (later commuted to fifteen years ...
01/30/2014

What was the slam poem that got Qatari pro-freedom poet sentenced to life imprisonment (later commuted to fifteen years after complaints from PEN and Amnesty?)

Where is all the outage from artists, musicians, and all those who decried so-called "oppression" and "censorship" in Russia? Where is all the outrage from so-called "Evangelical Christians" who constantly denounce Russia, China and Iran for so-called "religious persecution" (and where most established minority religions are actually legal and/or tolerated)? Total silence from all such quarters.

Read it for yourself and learn the facts: No other countries in the world are more repressive, more oppressive and terrorise their citizens and migrant slave labour more than the Gulf Arab monarchies. No other country in the world even comes close to such levels of terrorism, migrant slavery, white slavery of Central and Eastern European women, persecution of artists, poets and all religious minorities—try a poetry slam or preaching the Gospel in Qatar and Bahrain and brace yourself for a nightly dose of torture and possible beheading if you resist the bloodthirsty authorities.

http://lexzine.com/mohammed-al-ajami/tunisian-jasmine/

Tunisian JasmineWe are all Tunisians (Tunisian Jasmine)by Mohammed al-Ajami[This is the slam poem for which Mr. Al-Ajami was brutally tortured, isolated in solitary confine for heaven knows hw long, and quickly sentenced in a kangaroo court to life imprsonment. After numerous appeals from various NG...

01/30/2014

Few performances stay with me for weeks afterwards, but this one-two punch of short performances that were simultaneously part of the Performa performance festival and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s half of the Radical Presence show were powerful.

"I think it’s embarrassing for a head of state to go on like that for 45 minutes and say almost nothing … The real conce...
01/23/2014

"I think it’s embarrassing for a head of state to go on like that for 45 minutes and say almost nothing … The real concern is that when you have an organization as powerful as National Security Agency has become and its Five Eyes allies and the cost of engaging in mass surveillance is decreasing about 50% every two years because of the cheapness of computers and the cheapness of bandwidth, that is a threat to constitutional government in the United States. And also in other countries …

What I wanted to see today was a mechanism that would re**rd that tendency, reducing a long-term threat to constitutional government. I don’t see that. I don’t see that individuals are protected from those surveillance abuses. I don’t see any prosecutions. You know government is serious when it starts talking about someone is going to be prosecuted."
—Julian Assange, on US President Barack Obama’s dubious promise to reign in the NSA.

"Hollywood is the most insidious and corrupt propaganda machine on this planet, aggressively promoting, by violent force and psychological terror, an antihuman agenda founded upon objectification, exploitation, and deception—the Hollywood concept of 'freedom' is that of perverse indulgences in all manner of p***ography, ultraviolence, and sociopathy … this is not freedom, but the worst kind of slavery and inhumanity. Put simply, Hollywood is terrorism of the mind and the r**e of the soul … If people wish to believe democracy exists in America and elsewhere in the so-called “free world,” they might as well believe Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny exist in reality."
—Lexander

Why Hollywood Hates Freedom: The Real Reason Julian Assange is the Most Dangerous Man in the WorldPosted on 22 January 2014 by Lexander MagazineJulian Assange has found himself increasingly transformed into a real world analogue to the character of Morpheus in The Matrix, hunted by numerous governme...

Actors in New York and Hollywood are a dime a dozen. In Los Angeles, sometimes it seems like everyone and their uncle wa...
01/18/2014

Actors in New York and Hollywood are a dime a dozen. In Los Angeles, sometimes it seems like everyone and their uncle wants to be an actor. Of the thousands upon thousands of people who flock to Hollywood every year to try to establish such a career in television and/or film, less than one percent have any real chance of making it. Most neither have the patience nor the persistence to strive and survive the many obstacles and absurdities of an admittedly corrupt and perverse industry.

Read the rest of the article @ http://lexzine.com/the-most-insidious-myths-of-hollywood-on-the-virtues-of-being-a-struggling-and-starving-actor-or-the-lack-thereof/

The Most Insidious Myths of Hollywood: On the virtues of being a “struggling and starving” actor, or the lack thereofPosted on 17 January 2014 by Lexander MagazineActors in New York and Hollywood are a dime a dozen. In Los Angeles, sometimes it seems like everyone and their uncle wants to be an acto...

"I am a poet. I have done nothing wrong … You can’t have Al-Jazeera in this country and put me in jail for being a poet....
01/15/2014

"I am a poet. I have done nothing wrong … You can’t have Al-Jazeera in this country and put me in jail for being a poet."
—Mohammad Al-Ajami

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR A POETRY SLAM

Mohammed al-Ajami is a Qatari poet and third year literature student at Cairo university who is serving a 15 year prison sentence in Qatar. Al-Ajami was arrested in Doha on November 16, 2011, after being summoned by state security. He was charged two days later with “inciting the overthrow of the ruling regime” and “criticizing the Emir” for two of his poems. The first poem was never written down, but spoken in a private poetry slam among friends at Cairo University in August 2010 in response to a fellow poet. Without his knowledge, the poem was secretly recorded and posted online. The second poem, “Tunisian Jasmine,” written in 2011, expresses support for the uprising there, and was also recorded and posted online. On November 29, 2012, the Criminal Court in Doha sentenced al-Ajami to life in prison and his sentence was later reduced to 15 years. That sentence was confirmed by Qatar’s Supreme Court on October 21, 2013. In the following days, two representatives from PEN American Center were denied access to al-Ajami, despite having been approved for a visit. Al-Ajami is being held solitary confinement in Doha’s Central Prison in violation of UN principles. He is married with two daughters and two sons, the youngest of which was born while he was in prison.

Source: PEN America http://www.pen.org/infographic/infographic-mohammed-al-ajami

Qatari poet Mohammed Al-Ajami, originally sentenced to life imprisoned by Qatar courts?since reduced to fifteen years.

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11/12/2013

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Several prominent contemporary artists, most notoriously Damien Hirst, have been subsidized by Qatar & other Salafist re...
11/09/2013

Several prominent contemporary artists, most notoriously Damien Hirst, have been subsidized by Qatar & other Salafist regimes for many years. People who have purchased anything from artists like Damien Hirst have inadvertently purchased work that was principally financed by such state-sponsors of global terrorism.

For more information, please visit http://www.gulflabor.org/

Week 3 . West Coast Artists in Vancouver, San Diego and Tijuana Launch Campaigns for Gulf LaborLeave a reply Michael Ruiz, San Diego, “la línea” “the line” erased digital image on paper, 2012-13 This week’s contributions are by Doris Bittar and Jayce Salloum:Doris Bittar/Protea Gallery in San Dieg...

11/09/2013

Please note that when you visit the Guggenheim, Louvre & Tate art museums that are building museums & have major assets in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and Qatar, you are helping these Salafist Arab regimes finance & arm Al-Qaeda and the genocidal massacres of Christians, Muslims (especially the Shia), Persians, Bahrani, Kurds, Yezidi, Turkmen & other peoples of the region, including in Syria, where Al-Qaeda is attempting to establish a Taliban-style regime. The terrorist regimes of Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia are all closely supported by the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitmen...
11/09/2013

Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum).

“52 Weeks” is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

To learn more visit: www.gulflabor.org
For additional information, please email: [email protected]

Week 3 . West Coast Artists in Vancouver, San Diego and Tijuana Launch Campaigns for Gulf LaborLeave a reply Michael Ruiz, San Diego, “la línea” “the line” erased digital image on paper, 2012-13 This week’s contributions are by Doris Bittar and Jayce Salloum:Doris Bittar/Protea Gallery in San Dieg...

Lexander Contemporary Art + Design seeks applicants for a Wikipedian in Residence for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 at our W...
08/20/2013

Lexander Contemporary Art + Design seeks applicants for a Wikipedian in Residence for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 at our West Hollywood location.

This is currently an unpaid student internship—we do provide compensation for public transportation, meals and other such work-related expenses. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university art history program in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and be able to receive academic credits for this internship.

The primary goal of this residency is to help improve the quality, accuracy and proper sourcing of artist biographies and art history articles on Wikipedia, with a particular focus on medieval European art, early Islamic art, and 20th century modern and postmodern movements.

Applicants interested in this position may email their résumé to .

http://www.lexgallery.com/hollywood/company/careers/wikipedian-in-residence/

Wikipedian in ResidenceLexander Contemporary Art + Design seeks applicants for a Wikipedian in Residence for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 at our West Hollywood location.This is currently an unpaid student internship—we do provide compensation for public transportation, meals and other such work-related...

A new exhibition by Giovanni Saldi, entitled "Asphalt", opens in Casale Monferrato on 19 April and runs through the 28th...
04/20/2013

A new exhibition by Giovanni Saldi, entitled "Asphalt", opens in Casale Monferrato on 19 April and runs through the 28th.

Exhibition hours: 19 to 28 April - Friday from 16.00 to 19.00, on Saturdays and holidays from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00.

For more information visit the website of the City of Casale Monferrato www.comune.casale-monferrato.al.it or the artist www.arte-restauro.com.

Casale Monferrato: in piazza San Domenico l’esposizione Asphalt di Giovanni SaldìPubblicato da: Marcello RossiPubblicato il: aprile 17, 2013In: Cultura|Commenti : 0L’ assessore alla Cultura Giuliana Romano Bussola inaugurerà , venerdì 19 aprile alle ore 19 nell’ex chiesa Mater Misericordiae (piazz...

"Join artist and environmentalist Mara Haseltine on April 20 for a talk at the exhibit of La Bohème: A Portrait of our O...
04/19/2013

"Join artist and environmentalist Mara Haseltine on April 20 for a talk at the exhibit of La Bohème: A Portrait of our Oceans in Peril at agnès b boutique gallery 50 Howard St, New York, NY 10013"

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"Newsha Tavakolian's fabulous series "Look" opens this Thursday, 6 - 8:30 pm. The Tehran-based artist will be present."
04/10/2013

"Newsha Tavakolian's fabulous series "Look" opens this Thursday, 6 - 8:30 pm. The Tehran-based artist will be present."

Thomas Erben is very pleased to present the first US solo exhibition by Iranian artist Newsha Tavakolian (b. 1981, Tehran). With her new series Look, she touches upon subjects both deeply personal and general as well as political, while further developing her own visual language.

03/28/2013

G. B. Jones: Living Life Like a Car CrashPosted on 27 March 2013 by LexanderCrash by G. B. JonesSince 2000, G. B. Jones has embarked upon three significant series of drawings since completing her famed Tom Girls collection: Car Crash, The Svastia Collection, and The Last Women On Earth. Ambitious in...

The incredible work of Italian artist Giovanni Saldi, coming soon to the States via Lexander.
01/15/2013

The incredible work of Italian artist Giovanni Saldi, coming soon to the States via Lexander.

Giovannì Saldì Pittore realizza opere originali e contemporanee con svariate tecniche dalla scultura alla pittura ad olio,acquarelli e anche scenografia di incredibile effetto.

"To create a new artistic necessity means a need for new truthful and innovative forms of expression. We need to create ...
02/02/2012

"To create a new artistic necessity means a need for new truthful and innovative forms of expression. We need to create and build a fully equipped school utilizing the latest in modern science and technology." - Alexander Rodchenko.

Rodchenko is famous as a contemporary artist and a pioneer who has worked in various forms of media: painting, collage, book design, photography, and cinema. Fifty years after his passing, the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia of Alexander Rodchenko provides its students with the necessary technical capabilities intertwined with the historic tradition of artistic engineering and creative uses of multimedia technology combined with technical innovation and focused on acute, critical and meaningful engagement with modernity. Above all, the pursuit is that of meaningful art as understood through the lens of artistic truth.

This is what distinguishes Rodchenko School from numerous other educational institutions where the focus is only on the technical side and the commercial potential of photography.

Art is limitless. Commercialism is crass, and advertising is banal. And art is certainly neither.

Официальный сайт Московской Школы фотографии и мультимедиа им. А. Родченко

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