In their project “The Art of Memory: Dub Music and the CCTV Tower”artists Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr (represented by Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf) investigate today’s global linkages, visualizing them through the metaphor of the loop.

Their key interests are Jamaican dub reggae music and the iconic CCTV tower in Beijing. 

“We intuitively made this connection”, the artists state. 

Seemingly unrelated, the Beijing landmark designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and the Jamaican music style notably both follow a loop structure – one as a “looped skyscraper”, the other as an electronic, looped form of reggae with a non-linear narrative structure.

In its third year, the 2016 Florida Prize exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art presented ten outstanding artists, with American artist Noelle Mason [b.1977, Chula Vista, California] selected as this year's Prize recipient. 

Over 20,000 people attended the Florida Prize. Participating artists included Anthea Behm, Maria Martínez Cañas, Adler Guerrier, Ernesto Oroza, Matt Roberts, Dawn Roe, Kyle Trowbridge, Michael Vasquez and Sergio Vega.

Via The New York Times By Graham Bowley, Alicia Desantis and Josh Williams 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Sept. 24 in Washington after a long journey. 

Thirteen years since Congress and President George W. Bush authorized its construction, the 400,000-square-foot building stands on a five-acre site on the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument. 

President Obama will speak at its opening dedication.

From September 15th to October 22nd, 2016, the new Nina Johnson [formerly Gallery Diet] will present an exhibition debut entitled "Measure for Measure" by artist, writer and educator Seth Cameron.

Measure for Measure–the first painting show by Cameron–began one Thanksgiving with the artist tracing his hand to draw a turkey. 

Left-handed, he traced his right hand.

WUM NEWS BEIRUT–From September 15th to 18th, 2016 the Beirut International Art Fair will take place at the BIEL center [Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center ] in downtown Beirut during the city's Beirut Art Week.

On view through October 1st, 2016 is the exhibition entitled "Dysfunctional Beautification" by American artist DAIN at Black Book Gallery in Denver.  

Born in Brooklyn, and growing up in one of the biggest cities in the world during the 80’s DAIN is strongly influenced by a city well known for both its grit and beauty. 

Through strong work ethic and persistence he has contributed to the constantly changing urban landscape of NYC, his first time being “busted” was at age 8.

In 1964, Sheila Hicks chose to come to Paris to live her life and set up her workshop. 

Born in Nebraska in 1934, she was a student of Josef Albers and Georges Kubler at Yale School of Art and Architecture. 

Fresh from the experience of her travels in Latin America and five years spent in Mexico, her Parisian workshop became the centre for an open body of work, in which fibres and textiles give shape to a tactile “international language” of great sensitivity and immediacy.

From September 8-11, 2016, the prestigious Chinese gallery ShanghART will be participating at this year's edition of Photofairs Shanghai [Booth D02 and A12] at the Shanghai Exhibition Center featuring works by artists Birdhead, Chen Xiaoyun, Jiang Pengyi, Liang Shaoji, Liang Yue, Liu Yue, Wang Youshen, Yang Fudong to be showcased at booth D02 and a solo project will be exhibited at booth  A12 featuring artist Chen Xiaoyun.

For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. 

His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings, and architectural works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition.

From September 8th to October 22nd, 2016, the prestigious NYC- based Gladstone Gallery will  present an exhibition entitled "Facility of DECLINE," featuring early works from Matthew Barney’s 1991 New York debut at the gallery’s former SoHo location. 

Marking a continued collaboration between the artist and gallery, key sculptures, videos, and drawings from the series will be reunited for the first time in twenty-five years.
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