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Paris 2014 Scalpel blades, skin graft blades, zips, stitching needles, pins, stainless steel studs, safety pins, champagne caps and wire, tourist souvenirs, French francs, condoms and gloss paint on canvas 96 x 144 in. (243.8 x 365.8 cm) Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Black Scalpel Cityscapes by Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst new paintings, Black Scalpel Cityscapes, are displayed at the White Cube São Paolo. The paintings are made up of surgical instruments combined to create bird’s-eye views of urbanized areas from around the world.

Gerhard Richter | Lesende, 1994

Gerhard Richter at the Fondation Beyeler

Gerhard Richter is recognised as one of contemporary art’s most important figures. The German artist, whose approach to art is classical, explored new relationships between painting and photography in the 1960s, pioneered new forms of abstraction in the 1970s and engaged in an erudite and innovative reinterpretation of various art history genres in the 80’s.


Li Hongbo’s Paper Statues in Motion

You might have seen Li Hongbo’s paper sculptures constructed from stacks of layered paper images around the web, but Kid Guy Collective in collaboration with the Klein Sun Gallery is documenting the artist’s sculptures in 240 frames per second video capturing the fine details of Hongbo’s work.


Ai Weiwei – Evidence

Ai Weiwei | Evidence at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Ai Weiwei is putting on his largest one-man exhibition yet in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau; Evidence. On 3,000 square metres in 18 rooms and the spectacular Lichthof, he will be displaying works and installations which were either designed for the Martin-Gropius-Bau or have not yet been shown in Germany. One of the highlights of the exhibition will be Stools – an installation of 6,000 stools jam packed in the museum’s atrium.


Terracotta daughters by Prune Nourry

Terracotta Daughters exhibition, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, 2013

Terracotta Daughters exhibition, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, 2013

After her Holy Daughters project in India, Prune Nourry reflects upon gender preference in China; parents wishing to have a son. She infiltrates the local culture through the familiar symbol of the Terracotta Soldiers, by creating an army of 116 life-size Terracotta Daughters.


Taxidermied horses | Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan at Fondation Beyeler

Kaputt is the first exhibition of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan after his announced retirement during his 2011 Guggenheim retrospective. The show held at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland and focuses on a single ‘old’ piece, presented in a new way – ‘untitled’ of 2007 turns into a five horses installation, on view until October 6, 2013.


The miniature indoor clouds of Berndnaut Smilde

Nimbus Green Room, 2013 Digital C-type Print  75 x 102 / 125 x 170 cm Green Room, San Francisco Photo: RJ Muna

Nimbus Green Room, 2013. Digital C-type Print. Green Room, San Francisco. Photo: RJ Muna

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde’s photos of clouds hanging mysteriously seem to bring a luminous weather phenomenon indoors. His Nimbus series captures the fleeting “manmade” cloudage that he has created inside old gallery halls.


Art Paris Art Fair : 144 galleries from 20 countries under the majestic roof of the Grand Palais

Art Paris 2013 Sculpture feathers

Held from 28TH March to 1st April, the fair invites Russia as guest of honour in 2013.

In 2013, Art Paris Art Fair is confirming its identity as the art event that focuses on the art scenes the East (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia). With 74 newcomers to the fair, the 2013 selection brings profound changes and a notable expansion of its international dimension. This year, 20 countries are represented (compared to 16 in 2012) and a total of 43% of participants are from abroad.


Tilda Swinton’s Surprise Performance at MOMA

Actress Tilda Swinton is performing the art of sleeping at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

She presents her one-person piece called “The Maybe”. In “The Maybe,” Swinton lies sleeping in a glass box for the day. The exhibit will move locations within the museum every time Swinton performs.
There is no published schedule for the piece, which will occur about a half dozen more times through the end of the year.