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Harmony Hammond Included In Women in Abstraction at Centre Pompidou, Paris. Alexander Gray Associates

Alexander Gray Associates announces Harmony Hammond’s inclusion in Women in Abstraction, organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and curated by Christine Macel. In connection with the Women in Abstraction exhibition, the Centre Pompidou is organizing an international symposium from May 19–21 in partnership with the association AWARE?(Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) and the LEGS (Laboratory for Gender and Sexuality Studies – University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis?/?Paris Nanterre), with Adrienne Edwards, Briony Fer, Harmony Hammond and Griselda Pollock as guests of honor. More information and registration for the symposium can be found on the Centre Pompidou’s website

The institution’s press release follows:

Women in Abstraction aims to trace a lesser-told history of art primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries by focusing on the contribution of women artists to abstraction. The exhibition includes over 200 artists working across disciplines, such as dance, applied arts, photography, film, and performance art from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and the United States in order to tell an expansive and complex story with many voices.

Many exhibitions dealing with abstraction underestimate the fundamental role played by women in the development of this movement. By focusing on the paths of artists, some of whom were unfairly ignored, the exhibition proposes another history. Women in Abstraction brings to light the decisive turning points that have marked this movement, evoking both the research undertaken by artists, individually or as a group, and the founding exhibitions.

The Exhibition is organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Ali Banisadr: These Specks of Dust. Kasmin. NYC

The gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by artist Ali Banisadr (b.1976, Tehran) opens today. Comprising nine recent paintings, several of which were included in Banisadr’s critically-acclaimed museum show at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, in 2020-21, the exhibition will also include a new large-scale diptych, the first multi-panel work by the artist in six years.

These Specks of Dust coincides with the publication of a major monograph by Rizzoli Electa featuring contributions from Negar Azimi, Robert Hobbs, Joe Lin-Hill, and John Yau. The artist will be signing copies of the book this Saturday, May 8, from 1–3pm at 509 West 27th Street. To RSVP for the event, please email events@kasmingallery.com.

An online viewing room featuring an in-depth look at the exhibition is also available via the button below.

Read an interview with the artist in ARTnews.

Celebrate Mother’s Day With All Of Your Mom-Centric Favorites On HBO Max

There’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than bonding over cherished films and shows on HBO Max. Leading up to May 9, HBO Max is giving mothers and maternal figures the appreciation they deserve by elevating stories that celebrate all the amazing moms. 

On the homepage and throughout the app on the Movies, Series, and Kids and Family pages, HBO Max will feature “Watch With Mom” trays that highlight the best movies and series to enjoy with mom – whether you’re together or apart this holiday. This curated selection features some of the most popular programs among adult women, with a particular focus on creating co-viewing opportunities. From classic movies like, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Dirty Dancing, “Crazy Rich Asians,” “27 Dresses” and “The Notebook” to Max Originals such as “Love Life,” “Selena + Chef, and “The Great Pottery Throwdown,” to beloved HBO series like “Big Little Lies” and “Sex and the City,” there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

HBO Max will also feature a “Celebrating Moms” tray across the app’s four Kids pages, which are curated by age group and custom-tailored to the developmental stage of each group. Each of the pages will showcase Mother’s Day themed TV episodes from series such as “Sesame Street,” “Little Baby Bum,” “The Fungies!,” “The Jetsons,” “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Adventure Time,” “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Below are the lists of programming that will be featured on HBO Max this Mother’s Day. As a reminder, HBO subscribers in the U.S. have free access to the HBO Max app as part of their HBO subscription through participating providers. 

Watch With Mom: Movies

  • 27 Dresses, 2008 (HBO)
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • Autumn in New York, 2000 (HBO)
  • Being Julia, 2004
  • The Bridges of Madison County, 1995
  • Casablanca, 1942
  • Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
  • Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)
  • El Ombligo De Guie’dani (AKA Guie’dani’s Navel), 2018
  • Emma., 2020 (HBO)
  • Evelyn x Evelyn (HBO)
  • Going the Distance, 2010
  • Habla Woman (HBO)
  • Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe (aka The Wedding Unplanner), 2020 (HBO)
  • Let Them All Talk, 2020
  • Life As We Know It, 2010
  • Like Water for Chocolate, 1993 (HBO)
  • Little Women, 1949
  • Lonely Blue Night, 2020 (HBO)
  • Long Gone By, 2020 (HBO)
  • Los Lobos, 2020 (HBO)
  • Love Story, 1970 (HBO)
  • Mona Lisa, 1986
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002 (HBO)
  • Nuestras Madres (aka Our Mothers), 2021 (HBO)
  • Shall We Dance?, 2004
  • Singin’ in the Rain, 1952
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974 (HBO)
  • The English Patient, 1996 (HBO)
  • The Family Man, 2000 (HBO)
  • The Five-Year Engagement, 2012 (HBO)
  • The Last Kiss, 2006 (HBO)
  • The Lucky One, 2012 (HBO)
  • The Notebook, 2004
  • The Photograph, 2020 (HBO)
  • The Wedding Date, 2005 (HBO)
  • The Year of Living Dangerously, 1982
  • You’ve Got Mail, 1998

Watch With Mom: Series

  • Baketopia
  • Being Serena (HBO)
  • Betty (HBO)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Divorce (HBO)
  • Emma
  • Expecting Amy
  • First Dates Hotel
  • Friends
  • Full Bloom
  • Girls (HBO)
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down 
  • I Hate Suzie.
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • Isabel 
  • Jane Eyre
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • Love Life
  • Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)
  • Nancy Drew
  • Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
  • Perfect Life
  • Pride and Prejudice (1995)
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Selena + Chef
  • Sex and the City (remastered) (HBO)
  • Sharp Objects (HBO)
  • Six Feet Under (HBO)
  • Stargirl
  • Stylish with Jenna Lyons
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (HBO)
  • The Tale (HBO)
  • The Undoing (HBO)
  • Unpregnant
  • Veep (HBO)

Watch With Mom: Kids & Family

  • 27 Dresses, 2008 (HBO)
  • A Cinderella Story
  • Baketopia
  • Cats, 2019 (HBO)
  • Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
  • Emma, 1996 (HBO)
  • Emma. (2020)
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down
  • Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007
  • Haute Dog
  • Just My Luck, 2006 (HBO)
  • Life as We Know It, 2010
  • Little Big Shots
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002 (HBO)
  • My Girl, 1991
  • Selena + Chef
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 2005
  • The Lucky One, 2012 (HBO)
  • The Perfect Man, 2005 (HBO)
  • The Wizard of Oz, 1939

Celebrating Moms: Kids 2-5

  • Little Baby Bum: S1, Ep 132: My Mommy Is a Super Mommy!
  • Little Baby Bum: S1, Ep 17: Mother Duck and Her 5 Little Ducklings
  • Little Baby Bum: S1, Ep 197: Mother’s Day Song
  • Sesame Street: S41, Ep 25: Grouchy Mother’s Day
  • Sesame Street: S46, Ep 18: A Very Cookie Mother’s Day
  • Sesame Street: S50, Ep 29: The Treasure of Yucky Mama
  • The Runaway Bunny

Celebrating Moms: Kids 6-9

  • Courage the Cowardy Dog: S1, Ep 5: Night of the Weremole/Mother’s Day
  • Craig of the Creek: S2, Ep 6: Fort Williams
  • Dexter’s Laboratory, S3, Ep 11: Sister Mom/The Laughing
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S3, Ep 3: Decode of Honor/World’s Greatest Mom
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S5, Ep 13: Scare Tactics/A Mom Cartoon
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S6, Ep 5: School Girl Crushed/Chess Mom/Father
  • Knows Least
  • Mighty Mighty Mega Swords: S1, Ep 49: Taming of the Swords
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: S1, Ep 17: Know Your Mom
  • Summer Camp Island: S1, Ep 27: Momsoon
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: S3, Ep 17: The Mothers
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: S4, Ep 37: The Fury
  • The Fungies!: S1, Ep 18: Happy Birthday Nancy
  • The Fungies!: S1, Ep 24:  Nancy’s Fireman Calendar
  • The Fungies!: S1, Ep 6: Take Your Seth to Work Day
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: S1, Ep 14: Grim or Gregory?/Grim vs. Mom
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: S4, Ep 9: Mommy Fiercest/The Taking Tree
  • The Jetsons: S2, Ep 12: Mother’s Day for Rosie
  • Tom & Jerry: S4, Ep 8: That’s My Mommy
  • We Bare Bears: S4, Ep 3: Mom App

Celebrating Moms: Kids 10-12

  • Ben 10: Omniverse: S1, Ep 22: O Mother, Where Art Thou?
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: S2, Ep 20: The Mother of all Vreedles.
  • Clarence: S3, Ep 26: Karate Mom
  • Courage the Cowardy Dog: S1, Ep 5: Night of the Weremole/Mother’s Day
  • Craig of the Creek: S2, Ep 6: Fort Williams
  • Dexter’s Laboratory, S3, Ep 11: Sister Mom/The Laughing
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S3, Ep 3: Decode of Honor/World’s Greatest Mom
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S5, Ep 13: Scare Tactics/A Mom Cartoon
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S6, Ep 5: School Girl Crushed/Chess Mom/Father
  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: S3, Ep 16: Mommy Nearest
  • Knows Least
  • Looney Tunes: S27, Ep 8: Mother was a Rooster
  • Regular Show: S2, Ep 6: My Mom
  • Steven Universe: S4, Ep 24: I am My Mom
  • Steven Universe: S5, Ep 13: Your Mother and Mine
  • Summer Camp Island: S1, Ep 27: Momsoon
  • Teen Titans: S4, Ep 10: Mother Mae-Eye
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: S3, Ep 17: The Mothers
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: S1, Ep 14: Grim or Gregory?/Grim vs. Mom
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: S4 Ep 9: Mommy Fiercest/The Taking Tree
  • Tom & Jerry: S4 Ep 8: That’s My Mommy

Celebrating Moms: Kids 13+

  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: S3, Ep 16: Mommy Nearest
  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: S4, Ep 13: Mother’s Day
  • Friends: S10, Ep 9: The One with the Birth Mother
  • Hack My Life: S3, Ep 22: Mother Hacker
  • Regular Show: S2, Ep 6: My Mom
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast: S7, Ep 6: Momentary
  • Steven Universe: S4, Ep 24: I am My Mom
  • Teen Titans: S4, Ep 10: Mother Mae-Eye
  • The Big Bang Theory: S7, Ep 18: The Mommy Observation
  • The Middle: S1, Ep 22: Mother’s Day
  • The Middle: S2, Ep 21: Mother’s Day II
  • The Middle: S6, Ep 23: Mother’s Day Reservations
  • The Middle: S9, Ep 13: Mommapalooza
  • Young Sheldon: S1, Ep 18: A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside

Shout Out To Mom: Cartoon Network

  • Adventure Time: S8, Ep 232: Lady Rainicorn of the Crystal Dimension
  • Adventure Time: S8, Ep 255: Islands Part 5: Hide and Seek
  • Adventure Time: S8, Ep 256: Islands Part 6: Min & Marty
  • Amazing World of Gumball: S2, Ep 28a: The Authority
  • Amazing World of Gumball: S2, Ep 35b: The Castle
  • Amazing World of Gumball: S3, Ep 47a: The Mothers
  • Amazing World of Gumball: S3, Ep 48a: The Procrastinators
  • Amazing World of Gumball: S3, Ep 58b: The Money
  • Amazing World of Gumball: S5, Ep 104: The Choices
  • Clarence: S1, Ep 26: Patients
  • Clarence: S1, Ep32: Dust Buddies
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: S1, Ep 13: Little Muriel/The Great Fusilli
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: S3, Ep 28: Campsite of Terror/Record Deal
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: S4, Ep 52: Remembrance of Courage
  • Craig of the Creek: S1, Ep 33: Dinner at the Creek
  • Craig of the Creek: S1, Ep 8: Escape from Family Dinner
  • Craig of the Creek: S2, Ep 44: Fort Williams
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S2, Ep 15: Mom and Jerry/Chubby Cheese/That Crazy Robot
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S5, Ep 56: Poppa Wheely/A Mom Cartoon/Mockside of the Moon
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S5, Ep 61: Scare Tactics/A Mom Cartoon/My Dad vs. Your Dad 
  • Dexter’s Laboratory: S5, Ep 63: Glove at First Sight/A Mom and Dad Cartoon/Smells Like Victory
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: S1, Ep 120: Know Your Mom
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: S3, Ep 196: TKO Rules!
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: S3, Ep 203: Big Reveal
  • Steven Universe: S2, Ep 62: We Need to Talk
  • Steven Universe: S3, Ep 95: Greg the Babysitter
  • Steven Universe: S5, Ep 142: Your Mother and Mine
  • Victor and Valentino: S1, Ep 32: The Great Bongo Heist
  • Victor and Valentino: S1, Ep 7: Cleaning Day
  • Victor and Valentino: S1, Ep 8: The Babysitter

Bonhams to Offer the First Collaboration Between the Two Artists to Ever Appear at Auction

On May 12, Bonhams sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art in New York will offer Untitled (1980) by Keith Haring (1958-90) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88), the first collaboration between the two artists to ever appear at auction, and?one of the only?works?created by these two giants of contemporary art together (estimate: $300,000-500,000).

Martin Wong (1946-1999) Meyer's Hotel, 1980-1981 (estimate $150,000-200,000)
Martin Wong (1946-1999) Meyer’s Hotel, 1980-1981 (estimate $150,000-200,000)

Untitled comes directly from the collection of Samantha McEwen, who lived on Broome Street, New York City, with Keith Haring and his partner Juan DuBose from 1980 to 1983. This work on paper is an incredibly rare, visual conversation between Basquiat and Haring, and only a small handful of works by this pair are in existence. Untitled?was recently?exhibited in?Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria: an unprecedented exhibition that included upwards of two hundred?works by the two artists, which was developed with the support of the family of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Keith Haring Foundation. Untitled was considered critical to the exhibition by Dr. Dieter Buchhart, art historian and curator of the exhibition.

Jacqueline Towers-Perkins, Bonhams Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art, said: “Keith Haring?and Jean-Michel Basquiat are two of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th Century and synonymous with the creative explosion in New York in the 1980s. They created an exuberant composition full of each artist’s distinct visual language?and?socio-political?commentary and we are so excited to offer this incredible collaboration as a highlight of our sale for the spring season.”

Julian Schnabel (b. 1951) Mi vida es una cumbre de mentiras, 1999 (estimate $70,000-100,000)
Julian Schnabel (b. 1951) Mi vida es una cumbre de mentiras, 1999 (estimate $70,000-100,000)

An additional standout highlight from New York’s counterculture includes a seminal masterwork from pioneering New York artist Martin Wong (1946-1999), Meyer’s Hotel(1980-1981), a depiction of Wong’s first New York apartment (estimate: $150,000-200,000). This is one of the most important works by the artist to ever appear at auction. A Chinese American from San Francisco, Wong moved to New York in the late 70s and became an essential figure in the vibrant and energetic East Village art scene, collaborating and mentoring many of the most influential artists of the time including Keith Haring, Rammellzee and Futura. An established collector of graffiti art himself, Wong co-founded the Museum of American Graffiti in the East Village in 1989. Openly gay, Wong lived and worked during the AIDS crisis, and it was from complications of the virus that he died at the age of fifty-three.

The sale also includes two paintings by Julian Schnabel (b.1951) The Conversion of St. Paolo Malfi I, 1995 (estimate: $100,000-120,000) and Mi vida es una cumbre de mentiras, 1999 (estimate: $70,000-100,000).  Mi vida es una cumbre de mentiras is a fascinating painting which features several of Schnabel’s signature interests: the text of the title as a compositional element which translates to My life is a mountain peak of lies, expressive paint handling with glossy resin, stretching to the limits of the canvas and bounded in by a traditionally ornate frame.

The sale will directly follow the 12pm auction Kusama: The Collection of the late Dr Teruo Hirose, comprising of three paintings and eight works on paper gifted by Kusuma herself to Dr Hirose, her lifelong friend and doctor whom she consulted in her early years in New York in the 1960s, when she was a struggling young artist in need of medical aid.

Blindspot Gallery will participate in Art|Basel Hong Kong 2021

Blindspot Gallery is delighted to announce our participation in Art|Basel Hong Kong this year at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21 – 23 May 2021, presenting works by Chen Wei, Un Cheng, Jiang Pengyi, Jiang Zhi, Sarah Lai, Lam Tung Pang, Sin Wai Kin, Trevor Yeung, Yeung Tong Lung and Zhang Ruyi.

Un Cheng, Nice to have a night like this, 2021, Oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm each. Image courtesy of artists and Blindspot Gallery
Un Cheng, Nice to have a night like this, 2021, Oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm each. Image courtesy of artists and Blindspot Gallery

Chen Wei fabricates an image of satellites strewn across an abandoned construction site, starkly lit in a nocturnal cyberpunk glow; the vacant landscape poetically yet disturbingly locked in time. Chen exposes the aftermath of rapid industrialisation and proliferating economic growth as waste and excess reproduce like mushrooms in abundance, a reflection of the country’s consumerist and materialist aspirations.

In a recent diptych painting Nice to have a night like this (2021), Un Cheng uses her
signature psychedelic color palette to paint night scenes of Sham Shui Po overlayed with other forgotten corners and fragments of her memory. She conjures an intricate network of portals that transitions the viewer from naked reality to imagined dreamscapes.

Stripping back to the very foundations of image-making, in Foresight (2017-2018), Jiang Pengyi resists human intervention and grants agency to time and organic substances, allowing the decomposition of food waste to manipulate the surface of light sensitive film through the secretion of bacteria and chemicals. Simultaneously at Blindspot Gallery, Jiang Pengyi’s solo exhibition Sun! Sun! takes place.

In a new addition to an ongoing painting series, The world is yours, as well as ours (2013-ongoing), Jiang Zhi continues to explore the expanded field of painting and the mediation of the image. By using software glitches to create visual complexities, Jiang translates the image meticulously by hand onto the dual sides of the polyester canvas surface, he questions the language of abstraction and the authenticity of technological manipulation.

In Monica (2018), Sarah Lai paints a movie still depicting bombshell Chingmy Yau in the iconic erotic thriller Naked Killer (1992). Yau, a leading Hong Kong actress of the 1980s and 90s, embodies the persona of a Femme Fetale, capturing the sensuous aesthetic of the bygone 90s era presented in mainstream media and entertainment.

Lam Tung Pang’s Meaningless No.12 (2020) is an oversized still life of anonymous daffodil in the wild, wavering against a sudden wind in a bid to survive uncontrollable environmental forces. The anonymity of the plantation renders meaningless against the backdrop of our monumental world and history at large.

Sin Wai Kin, If it were really the name of something, it would be the name of everything, 2021, Makeup on face wipe, 20.5 x 17.5 cm. Image courtesy of artists and Blindspot Gallery
Sin Wai Kin, If it were really the name of something, it would be the name of everything, 2021, Makeup on face wipe, 20.5 x 17.5 cm. Image courtesy of artists and Blindspot Gallery

Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin) uses drag in their practice as speculative fiction to challenge our systemic attitudes towards gender, sexuality and identity in our status-quo. In the process of using facial wipes to remove their makeup after each performance, Sin discovered that the imprinted wipes became an archive of their evolving characters.

Trevor Yeung presents two iterations of Night Mushroom Colon (2016-ongoing) , a small cluster of unruly luminescent mushrooms inhibiting unassuming corners, a mixed-media work combining electrical converters and night lights. These mushrooms thrive in fecundity, penetrate orifices, and reproduce through polyamorous converters and tempting colors.

Yeung Tong Lung narrates the vernacular street scenes and people of Hong Kong in Kam Wa Street (2014). The regular bustling market scenes of Kam Wa Street at the
peak of day become deserted in the dead of night. Yeung plays with the apparent realism in his paintings with an array of perspectives, presenting new ways of looking. Using his skilful dissection and fusing of reality and imagination, he elevates the familiar banal, inducing a moment of illusory clarity in midnight.

Zhang Ruyi, Matte-Substance-12, 2020, Concrete, rock fragments, steel rods, 122 x 40 x 37 cm. Image courtesy of artists and Blindspot Gallery)
Zhang Ruyi, Matte-Substance-12, 2020, Concrete, rock fragments, steel rods, 122 x 40 x 37 cm. Image courtesy of artists and Blindspot Gallery)

Zhang Ruyi’s practice deals with the crossover between organic phenomena and industrial landscapes, her sculptures often reminiscent of relics in a post-urbanist landscape. Zhang incorporate fragments from demolition sites, rendering the life of cacti into artificial stone. These defunct life forms become monuments imbued with natural history.

Ultimate Tutorial: How to Manage a Team Well?

The opportunity to work in a group is a real plus, but managing a team requires a lot of work. It implies, above all, a perfect knowledge of how to bring people together and teach them to put their skills to the same purpose. You also need to know how to stimulate them, how to motivate them, how to encourage them so that they come to work thinking that this is a great place, that they have fun like you can get from a 20 Bet welcome bonus package. This and many other things are the responsibility of a strong leader who can lead his team.

Learning to Let Go

The first thing to avoid is thinking you know it all. Indeed, even if the person in charge has been in the company for years, it is a question here of managing human capital, personalities. This means working with people of all ages, backgrounds but also different temperaments. Everyone reacts differently to stress and challenges. It is, therefore, necessary to adapt one’s discourse to the person in front of one’s face, to allow him/her to develop and acquire the best of him/herself. This implies working with others but also on oneself. It is impossible to control and anticipate everything, hence the need to establish good internal communication from the outset. It will be necessary to delegate, and for that, we must learn to trust each other. To each his own method.

Setting Limits

Letting go and trusting does not mean setting any limits. The company is a place for professional exchange. It is therefore a question of clearly stating its objectives and defining the role of each person within it. A manager must know how to reframe. All members must know their place and learn to give the best of themselves. In this way, they are aware of their workload and can adapt to it. The rules legitimize the authority of the manager in the event of failure on the part of his colleague or team. He or she can take stock once a week or once a month in order to refocus on the essentials. The challenge is to maintain a balance between working and having good relationships.

These famous rules are also related to human resources management: absences & leave, sick leave… An organization that can be facilitated by HR software that allows optimizing HR decisions. Thanks to dematerialization, the administrative procedures will be reduced and fluid, thus facilitating the daily life of employees.

Communication

We will never stop saying it: communication is the key to all good relationships. As mentioned later, we must take the time to cross-check past events and analyze them by asking ourselves the right questions.

  • What goals did we achieve this week? How did we get there?
  • Where did we have difficulties and why?
  • What are our weaknesses? How can we overcome them?

This is not about finding a scapegoat, but about understanding what works and what needs to be changed. In the same department or in the same team, why not distribute the tasks according to each person’s abilities and skills. By getting to know each other, we adapt to management.

On the scale of a large company, it is best to organize a feedback system. Here too, it is necessary to take the process seriously and not organize it for appearances.

Take it Rather as a Useful Approach, a Barometer of The Internal Life of Your Company

Getting to know your employees is essential. You need to know how to listen to them, understand them, detect their strengths and weaknesses. One of the keys to gaining the respect of your team is to listen. The more the manager knows the personalities of his colleagues, the more he has confidence in the right person. The advantage for him is to be able to delegate.

Exchanging ideas helps to progress and create a dynamic and efficient team.

A happy employee is a productive employee!

David Zwirner to launch new global livestreaming event on June 10

A new global livestreaming event exclusively on davidzwirner.com 

On June 10, David Zwirner will launch the first edition of Program, a new global livestreaming event that will transport viewers directly into David Zwirner’s galleries in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong. Featuring curated installations of artworks from gallery artists in each space, this series of live video walkthroughs and interactive discussions with artists, curators, and art-world enthusiasts will translate the energy of an in-person event or art-fair experience into the online space. Broadcast from David Zwirner’s galleries, visitors will be able to hear about the artworks presented and ask questions in real time. The full schedule for June 10 will be released in the upcoming weeks, and a private preview day of Program will be held on June 9.

Program will present new and never-before-seen artworks, in addition to historic works. In New York, new works will be on view by Harold Ancart, Carol Bove, Stan Douglas, Toba Khedoori, Yayoi Kusama, Neo Rauch, Dana Schutz, Jordan Wolfson, and Lisa Yuskavage, with additional works by Josef Albers, Francis Alÿs, Ruth Asawa, Raoul De Keyser, Roy DeCarava, Marlene Dumas, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, and Franz West. In London, works will be shown by Nate Lowman, Kerry James Marshall, Chris Ofili, Josh Smith, and Franz West, and in Paris, works by Diane Arbus, Isa Genzken, Juan Muñoz, Oscar Murillo, Jason Rhoades, Thomas Ruff, and Christopher Williams. In Hong Kong, works will be presented by Mamma Andersson, Raoul De Keyser, Yayoi Kusama, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Luc Tuymans.

Among the new and notable works to be unveiled in Program will be a new painting by Kerry James Marshall that belongs to the artist’s ongoing series Black and part Black Birds in America (pictured above). This painting will be on view at David Zwirner’s London gallery. The first two paintings from this series debuted on David Zwirner’s website in July 2020 in Studio: Kerry James Marshall

In parallel to the live programming, the online presentation will include narrative elements to contextualize each artwork on view. Audiences will also be able to make appointments to view the works in person at David Zwirner’s brick-and-mortar galleries via davidzwirner.com.

“Over the last year we realized the traction and engagement that we could create on our own website, without an art-fair moment attached to it. Because of this, we are establishing Program, a new event series that culminates the art calendar and brings together the energy and excitement we have seen in June, but on a global scale. It will mimic the in-person dialogue and discovery you would experience at a physical opening or an art fair through global livestreaming sessions. For the inaugural presentation of Program, our artists have created significant new artworks that will be seen for the very first time, including Kerry James Marshall’s new painting from his series Black and part Black Birds in America,” stated David Zwirner. 

The unique graphic identity of Program has been specially designed in close collaboration with David Zwirner artist Christopher Williams, whose work builds on layers of circumstances, references, and connotations and has explored art-market structures in the past. 

In December 2020, David Zwirner debuted its first livestreaming event titled Miami NY, which had thousands of viewers during the daylong event.

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In 2020 alone, David Zwirner Online presented over 40 online-only exhibitions and launched five new series. One of the series, Studio, which debuted in April 2020, has shown solo presentations by gallery artists including Carol Bove, Stan Douglas, Suzan Frecon, Liu Ye, Kerry James Marshall, Raymond Pettibon, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others. 

Guided by its artist-centric ethos, David Zwirner was the first commercial gallery to launch an online viewing room on its website in 2017, with the goal of presenting its artists’ work to a truly global audience. Over the past four years, David Zwirner has established itself as an industry leader in the online art space. 

Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel Hong Kong

• Selected important works by contemporary and historic masters will span the gallery’s booth
• George Condo to debut work from new series ‘Blues’ paintings; more from the series will be revealed at Condo’s Long Museum (Shanghai) solo exhibition in late September
• Outstanding new works made in 2021 by artists Rashid Johnson and Jenny Holzer, among others
• First time presentation of works in Asia by artists who have recently joined the gallery, including Cindy Sherman, Frank Bowling and Gary Simmons

For Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, the city’s first ‘IRL’ art fair since the onset of the pandemic, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to bring together an array of outstanding historic and contemporary works by leading artists from the gallery’s program, including 20th-century masters Louise Bourgeois, Ed Clark and contemporary voices such as Frank Bowling, George Condo, Charles Gaines, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Pipilotti Rist, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons, and more.

Hauser & Wirth’s booth will be complemented by a digital iteration on the Art Basel platform ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong.’

Rashid Johnson Untitled Broken Crowd 2021 Ceramic tile, mirror tile, branded red, oak, oyster shells, spray enamel, oil stick, black soap, wax 243.8 x 304.8 x 7.6 cm / 96 x 120 x 3 in ©? Rashid Johnson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Martin Parsekian
Rashid Johnson Untitled Broken Crowd 2021 Ceramic tile, mirror tile, branded red, oak, oyster shells, spray enamel, oil stick, black soap, wax 243.8 x 304.8 x 7.6 cm / 96 x 120 x 3 in ©? Rashid Johnson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Martin Parsekian

Details of the Booth at Art Basel Hong Kong

Hauser & Wirth’s booth (1C21) at the fair will debut a new work ‘Blues in A flat’ (2021) by George Condo, from his new series of large-scale canvas ‘Blues’ paintings. More from the series will be revealed at Condo’s upcoming Long Museum (Shanghai) exhibition in late September – ‘The Picture Gallery,’ Condo’s largest solo exhibition in Asia.

Also on view will be outstanding new works made this year by artists Cindy Sherman, Rashid Johnson and Jenny Holzer, among others. Rashid Johnson’s ‘Untitled Broken Crowd’ (2021) expands the visual language of his ongoing ‘Anxious Men’ series. Johnson’s latest paintings suggest the bruising realities of the past year while inviting reflection on possible paths to healing in a post-pandemic future. Jenny Holzer’s ‘TOP SECRET SLASH’ (2021) continues her iconic ‘Top Secret’ series, where she uses redacted US government documents as the basis to create paintings or prints. Here, she replaced the censored components with heavy forms of moon gold and red gold leaf.

Cindy Sherman  Untitled 2008 Chromogenic color print 163.8 x 147.3 cm / 64 1/2 x 58 in 177.8 x 161.3 cm / 70 x 63 1/2 in (framed) ©? Cindy Sherman  Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Cindy Sherman Untitled 2008 Chromogenic color print 163.8 x 147.3 cm / 64 1/2 x 58 in 177.8 x 161.3 cm / 70 x 63 1/2 in (framed) ©? Cindy Sherman Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Other highlights include a major large-scale painting by Gary Simmons ‘Hangfire’ (2019), this is the gallery’s first presentation of work by the artist in Asia since announcing its representation of Simmons in March 2021. These important contemporary works will be complemented by historic masterpieces, including a grandly gestural painting ‘Purple Force’ (2001) by Ed Clark, and Louise Bourgeois’s gouache on paper works made in 2000s.

Hauser & Wirth’s booth will also include a work by Pipilotti Rist, whose major solo exhibition ‘Your Eye Is My Island’ is currently on view at National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

Solo Exhibition

Jack Whitten
30 March – 31 July 2021
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong presents American abstractionist Jack Whitten’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Consisting of rarely seen paintings, sculpture and works on paper, the exhibition highlights a selection of works from the 1960s through 2010s.

Current and Upcoming Museum Exhibitions in Asia

Pipilotti Rist: Your Eye Is My Island
6 April – 13 June 2021
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
George Condo: The Picture Gallery
Late September – late November 2021
Long Museum, Shanghai
Roni Horn
18 September 2021 – 30 March 2022
Pola Museum of Art, Hakone

Upcoming Exhibitions at Edouard Malingue Gallery. Hong Kong

Edouard Malingue Gallery

Edouard Malingue Gallery is excited to present two exhibitions at the gallery’s Tin Wan studio this May. On the occasion of Galleries Curate: RHE, we are pleased to present a group exhibition, Shape of Water, showcasing works by Chou Yu-Cheng, Ko Sin Tung, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lai Chih-Sheng and Wang Wei. Additionally, we are delighted to present an exhibition of Nabuqi’s works, showcasing for the first time the artist’s silkscreen prints, sculptural works from A View Beyond Space series, and a new sculpture Game and the Importance of the Joints, created in 2020.

Galleries Curate: RHE | Shape of Water

The Galleries Curate is a collaborative project designed to express the dynamic dialogue between individual programmes, presenting a total of 21 exhibitions concurrently on the online platform and the exhibition spaces of the participating galleries from January until May 2021. RHE is the first chapter of this collaboration which loosely addresses the theme of water in geographical, political, economic and metaphorical terms, and reminds us that through water, we are all connected.

Responding to the overarching theme, Edouard Malingue presents the exhibition Shape of Water. As the only participating gallery based in China, Edouard Malingue aims at enriching the reading and interpretation of water from different perspectives that are equally pertinent: water has for long been a unique subject in the history of Chinese art, as both an essential artistic material, and a subject matter of cardinal importance. Five artists from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan regions of China participate in this exhibition; attentive to the geographical, political, historical and cultural backgrounds of the gallery’s locus, they present artworks that deal directly with the flowing, rolling theme of water.

For its duration, the exhibition is available both online and at the gallery’s Tin Wan studio. The gallery looks forward to initiating and being involved in more long-distance curatorial projects across galleries to come.

Nabuqi

For more than a decade, Nabuqi has been recognised for her persevering exploration of profound and uncanny sculptural and spatial forms. Signature series of works, including A View Beyond Space (since 2015) and The Doubtful Site (2018) in their slender or flattened gestures, directly confront the space and those within. The works included in this exhibition demonstrate the artist’s resoluteness at an early stage and her remarkable technical precision.

Exhibited for the first time, is a number of silkscreen prints based on Nabuqi’s small-scale drawings on paper. Since 2013, the artist has been creating with ink or acrylic small-scale drawings. A number of which has grown into large-scale sculptural or installation works; many of the drawings, however, remain as self-sufficient and independent artworks, contextualising the artist’s other series in reserved, undisclosed ways. Most recently, Nabuqi transforms some of the delicate, private drawings into silkscreen prints, revealing a number of surprising themes and hermetic contemplations and the artist’s distinct understanding of painting elements such as flatness, colour and compositional matrixes. Shown for the first time, the series responds actively to the manifestation of figurative forms and theatricality in recent works such as Do real things happen in moments of rationality? (2018), and further affirms the central position of scale and measure in Nabuqi’s long-term practise.

Beauty And Beyond: Women In Chinese Art At Bonhams

Bonhams Hong Kong Fine Chinese Art sale on 27 May 2021 presents a curated section dedicated to women in Chinese art. Entitled Beauty and Beyond: Women in Chinese Art, the 64-lot strong section surveys the many representations of women in traditional and modern art history of Chinese culture.

Although beauty has always been an indispensable element in any art form, this section is curated to discuss that women in Chinese art were not just defined by their physical appearance. As beauty standards shifted from time to time, talent, accomplishment, virtue, and sacrifice were the constant values demonstrating a woman’s qualities to be emphasised and praised in Chinese art. The sale also traces how printing technology in Ming and Qing period proliferated new, popular images of women, from the rotund beauty in Tang to the emaciated, foot-binding standard in Ming and Qing, further to the liberated, natural charm from the 20th century and onwards.

Bonhams Head of Chinese Works of Art Department Hong Kong Xibo Wang commented: “In traditional Chinese art, women are often remembered as decorative figures on porcelain and works of art, helping to establish Confucian moral standards. But is it true? With Beauty and Beyond, we aim to juxtapose women representations in traditional and modern Chinese art against the much more active role they played as artists since the 20th century, hoping to bring a broader, richer, and perhaps fairer reading into understanding women in Chinese art.”

Highlights of the sale include:

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), The Reading Lady. Estimate: HK$5,000,000-6,000,000. Acquired directly from the artist by the original owner Lu Danlin (1895-1972) and subsequently by renowned female artist Fang Junbi (1898-1986), and later by Professor Sheung Chung Ho (1937-2010), this is arguably one of the finest works by the prodigious Chinese painter among his small known corpus of portraits painted between 1941 and 1949. Unlike his early works, Zhang was able to revitalise the imagery used by traditionalist masters, instead adopting the voluptuous sculptural elements of the female form popular during the Sui and Tang dynasties. The female subject in his portraits indicate a strong sense of self-confidence and independence, paralleling with the values embraced by modern society.

An Extremely Rare Pale Green Jade ‘Romance of The Western Chamber’ Openwork Boulder, Qianlong. Estimate: HK$6,000,000-8,000,000
An Extremely Rare Pale Green Jade ‘Romance of The Western Chamber’ Openwork Boulder, Qianlong. Estimate: HK$6,000,000-8,000,000

An Extremely Rare Pale Green Jade ‘Romance of The Western Chamber’ Openwork Boulder, Qianlong. Estimate: HK$6,000,000-8,000,000. The jade pavilion portrays a scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber, and is likely inspired by the 18th century woodblock print illustration of the story. A young lady – the female protagonist Cui Yingying – is seated looking out from a circular window cut through from the wall, and a female attendant is carrying a qin walking in the garden. This exceptional, lustrous jade pavilion and lady group can be numbered amongst the rarest jade carvings of its type, made during the celebrated Qianlong reign for the Imperial Court. It is exceedingly rare to find a jade carving in an architectural form with naturalistic execution to details, displaying an ultimate ingenuity of craftsmanship and design.

A Rare and Large Silver-Inlaid Bronze Figure of Guanyin, 16th/17th Century. Estimate: HK$3,500,000-4,500,000
A Rare and Large Silver-Inlaid Bronze Figure of Guanyin, 16th/17th Century. Estimate: HK$3,500,000-4,500,000

A Rare and Large Silver-Inlaid Bronze Figure of Guanyin, 16th/17th Century. Estimate: HK$3,500,000-4,500,000. This feminine appearance of Guanyin – otherwise known as the Chinese mother goddess – appeared to emerge in the early Tang Dynasty, even though traditionally it could appear in any gender to expound Buddhist teaching. This rare bronze figure is outstanding for its extraordinary attention to detail and sculptural qualities. Only a few bronze Guanyin figures of comparable size with similar hand gestures dated to the Ming dynasty seem to be recorded.

A Superbly Carved Bamboo ‘Ten Ladies’ Brushpot, 18th Century. Estimate: HK$400,000-600,000
A Superbly Carved Bamboo ‘Ten Ladies’ Brushpot, 18th Century. Estimate: HK$400,000-600,000

A Superbly Carved Bamboo ‘Ten Ladies’ Brushpot, 18th Century. Estimate: HK$400,000-600,000. This rare brushpot with women as the subject is extraordinary for the quality of the high relief carving and the meticulous rendering of the details. The exterior of this lot is superbly carved with a continuous lush garden scene depicting ten old ladies sitting, chatting, entertaining with three young attendants, preparing tea, holding books and opening a door to the garden wall, echoing the painting ‘Ten Beauties’ from Five Dynasties.

Gai Qi (1774-1829), Beauties. Estimate: HK$400,000-500,000 A Very Rare Jadeite, Pearl, Jadeite and Gemstone-Inset Headdress and Necklace Set, 19th Century. Estimate: HK$600,000-800,000
Gai Qi (1774-1829), Beauties. Estimate: HK$400,000-500,000 A Very Rare Jadeite, Pearl, Jadeite and Gemstone-Inset Headdress and Necklace Set, 19th Century. Estimate: HK$600,000-800,000

Gai Qi (1774-1829), Beauties. Estimate: HK$400,000-500,000. Gai Qi was one of the most accomplished artists who mastered painting lady’s portrait in the Qing Dynasty. He illustrated the important fiction in Chinese literature history, Dream of the Red Chamber, or known as The Story of Stone.

A Very Rare Jadeite, Pearl, Jadeite and Gemstone-Inset Headdress and Necklace Set, 19th Century. Estimate: HK$600,000-800,000. The richly adorn headdress and temple pendants belong to a group of delicately crafted ornaments made for further decoration of the Imperial headdress known as dianzi.

Important and Very Rare Large Gilt-Bronze ‘Dragon’ Terminal, Han Dynasty
Important and Very Rare Large Gilt-Bronze ‘Dragon’ Terminal, Han Dynasty

Alongside Beauty and Beyond, the regular Fine Chinese Art session also highlights an Important and Very Rare Large Gilt-Bronze ‘Dragon’ Terminal, Han Dynasty from a distinguished British private collection and previously sold by the eminent dealer Eskenazi Ltd. London. Remarkable for its striking form and powerful dynamism, this was most probably the ornamental terminal once placed at the end of the curved shaft on a chariot during the Han dynasty. The use of bronze terminals in forms of figures and animals to decorate the curved shaft of a chariot appeared during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, and such tradition appeared to continue during the Qin and Han dynasties. According to the Han dynasty literature, the shaft of a chariot carrying the empress or the emperor is decorated with gilt and incised patterns of clouds. The finely-incised cloud pattern around the body of the dragon in this lot hence was very likely a chariot fitting for the emperor. This lot carries an estimate of HK$2,500,000-3,500,000.