Sarp Kerem Yavuz creates visually provocative works of art in pursuit of peaceful coexistence. Born in Paris in 1991 and raised in Istanbul, he works primarily with photography, light projection, neon, and drawing. His works explore gender, politics, religion, and violence.
He is the recipient of several international accolades, including the 2019 Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship, the 2016 Palm Springs Photo Festival Emerging Photographer award, presented by Leica Camera, the 2013 New Artists Society Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the 2013 Leah Freed Memorial Prize. In 2013, he became the youngest artist to exhibit and be included in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Modern Museum.
His artworks are published in Turkey: Istanbul CODEX, and the Boys! book benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. His photographs are included in The Luciano Benetton Collection as part of Imago Mundi, in the permanent collections of the CICA Museum in South Korea, the JPMorgan Chase Collection, the Norton Museum in Florida, the Allen Memorial Art Museum and the Transformer Station in Ohio, the Polaroid Originals (formerly Impossible Project) Collection in Berlin, the Soho House Collection in Istanbul and New York, and The Marmara Hotel Collection in New York. He has participated in over 30 exhibitions in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Venice, Sydney, Amman, London, Shanghai, Dubai, New York, Chicago and Istanbul. He currently lives and works between New York and Istanbul.
Produced by Acria, 2017 Three-color screen print on Coventry rag paper 56 x 48 cm / 22 x 17 inches Edition of 75, signed, dated, and numbered
Proceeds benefit ACRIA: Artists Ending AIDS Fund
Mining from a range of art historical movements including symbolism, surrealism, and pop art, Emily Mae Smith’s practice often pokes at masculinity and female gender norms through her paintings. In Chekhov’s Gun, Smith presents her own interpretation of the dramatic principle Chekhov’s Gun, which states that every element in a story is essential, removing all unnecessary parts — for example a gun that appears on stage in the first act must be used in the final act.
Smith presents a beautiful blue sky, with a smoking gun in distinct pop aesthetic, surrounded by threatening white teeth; a recurrent motif that Smith describes as “a cartoon for a hyper masculine man-splain[ing] mouth—like an early 20th century tycoon, bared teeth blabbing wide.”
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A message from the artist:
A classic yellow-colored nosebleed smile. It is said that this yellow was conscious of the yellow cab-like orange color of the 1980s. I pursued the reality that I was running as a messenger by running around in the streets of NY Manhattan with fixed gear.
In October 2019, French artist JR created a unique work within the California Correctional Facility: Tehachapi, a level 4 maximum security prison. JR and his team collected the testimonies, stories and portraits of former and current incarcerated citizens who focus on their rehabilitation, as well as some members of the prison staff, and pasted them with their help in the leisure area from prison. The gluing of 338 strips of paper was completed in a matter of hours thanks to the help of everyone involved in the project, but above all thanks to the increased number of prisoners and staff, working together with the RJ team. The final view of this installation was made possible by a drone.
This book brings together the two art installations made by JR in the prison, behind the scenes pictures as well as the testimonies of the participants in their entirety.
It opens the doors of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi, a maximum security prison, through an extraordinary artistic project.
In October 2019, French artist JR created a one-of-a-kind art activation within the walls of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi in Southern California - a maximum security facility.
JR and his team captured the portraits and stories of former and currently incarcerated citizens that are keenly focused on rehabilitation, as well as some of the prison staff, and pasted them with their help, as a large team, on the recreation space within CCI.
The wheat-pasting of 338 strips of paper was completed in a few hours thanks to the help of all the participants in the project, and more incarcerated men and staff, working together with JR’s team.
The final installation shot was done from a birds-eye view with a drone.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this lithograph will be donated to CAN ART CHANGE THE WORLD?, a non-profit organization that aims to use the power of art, culture and education to bring social awareness and social change around the world and in specific communities. In the case of this lithograph, funds will be donated to organizations working towards a more just legal system and dignity for individuals directly impacted by it.
Offset print on 240 gsm paper 60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in Edition of 500
Gabriel Rico’s formulas are brief and precise expressions to make, solve or achieve something concrete. Thus, they are processes helping to resolve problems or carry out tasks with a series of symbols and rules. The big difference between mathematical formulas and Rico’s is that our artist's symbols are “things”; objects steeped in value for being real by their very nature. Therefore, these applications are not intended to be a symbolic or abstract representation of a real being but the synthesis or fusion of things that exist on the material plane. Here, we are reversing the traditional process of representation, experimenting with absurd procedures, then, instead of ignoring reality, taking the physical nature of these objects and combining them to see what happens.
Published by Triangle Books, 2020 Hardcover, 448 pages 17.7 x 23.6 cm | 7 x 9.3 in Text in English Edition of 1000
From the Publisher:
More Drawings documents over three hundred works from the Eddie Martinez’s archive and is a continuation of his first book Drawings published in 2017. With a selection ranging from 2005 to the present year, More Drawings presents a juxtaposed, achronological montage of the evolution of Martinez’s aesthetic and his indefatigable imagination.
Stephanie H. Shih is a Taiwanese American artist exploring concepts of home, not just as a physical place, but also as cultural, generational, and emotional spaces we inhabit. Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA), Wieden Kennedy (Portland, OR), and Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and featured by NPR, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Published in 2014 by Hatje Cantz 345 pages Hardcover
Elmgreen & Dragset work at the crossroads of art and architecture, performance and installation. Preoccupied with objects and their settings, along with the discourse that can arise when those objects are radically recontextualized, Elmgreen & Dragset push against the normal modes for the display of art.