Andrew Russeth

Editor of GalleristNY
On View

‘If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It’ at Zürcher Studio

'EggsactlywhatIwantmymorning2looklike' 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 16 in - Courtesy of Clifton Benevento

This rollicking 20-artist affair is leading the race for feel-good group show of the season. At the curatorial helm is the master of libidinal, cacophonous Pop painting, Peter Saul, who is responsible for some of postwar America’s most incisive, outrageous pictures. Eighty this year, he’s curating for the first time and has tapped artists young and old, nonchalantly admitting in a short essay what is true of so many group shows: he just picked his friends, even if a few he only “met once for a few minutes and seemed friendly enough.” Read More


Bringing James Lee Byars Back to Detroit: Triple Candie Interviews Triple Candie About Their Latest Project

Detail of 'James Lee Byars: I Cancel All My Works at Death.' (Courtesy Triple Candie)

It’s hard to know where to begin with Triple Candie. There are too many good stories, and a lot of them are pretty complex. Best to keep it short. Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett founded it in 2001 as a gallery on West 126th Street in Harlem. For a few years they did all sorts of unusual art shows. (Their website has an archive.) Around the middle of the decade, things got really weird: the shows continued, but without art. They organized “David Hammons: The Unauthorized Retrospective” (comprised of photocopies), “Cady Noland Approximately: Sculpture and Editions, 1984–2000″ (exactly what it sounds like) and a survey of Lester Hayes, an artist who does not exist. In 2009, they moved to West 148th, and then in 2010 they closed, decamping for Philadelphia. Though they no longer have a space, they have continued to organize shows at various venues. Their latest, “James Lee Byars: I Cancel All My Works At Death,” is at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit through May 4. It’s marketed as “the first comprehensive survey of the plays, actions, and performances of James Lee Byars,” and includes no work by the enigmatic artist, who was born in Detroit in 1932 and died in Cairo in 1997. Read More

Art Basel 2014

Biesenbach, Obrist Seek Naked Women, Male War Veterans, Identical Twins, Dancers, for Basel Show

Obrist and Biesenbach. (Courtesy PMC)

If you live near Basel, Switzerland, or don’t mind spending an extended period there during Art Basel, participating in an artwork, Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist want to hear from you, according to the fair’s site. As you may have heard, the gentlemen are organizing a show called “14 Rooms” there in June, and it’s shaping up to be a fairly performance-heavy (or at least people-heavy) affair. They need bodies. Read More

venice biennale 2015

Pamela Rosenkranz Will Represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Bienniale

Installation view of 'Pamela Rosenkranz: Because They Try to Bore Holes' at Miguel Abreu in 2012. (Courtesy Miguel Abreu)

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announced today that its biennial jurors have tapped Pamela Rosenkranz to represent Switzerland in the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens next May. Ms. Rosenkranz, who was born in Sils-Maria, Switzerland, in 1979 and shows in New York with Miguel Abreu, has been a mainstay of major exhibitions recently, having been selected for the 2014 Taipei Biennial, the 2014 Marrakech Biennale, the 2013 Venice Biennale and the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Read More