Posts Tagged ‘Mera Rubell’

Connersmith Launches a New Gallery Space in Shaw

Nearly a year after selling its Trinidad space, the gallery bought a property at 10th & O streets NW.

Washington Project for the Arts Moves to Capitol Skyline Hotel

The Washington Project for the Arts is leaving its offices in Dupont Circle and taking up temporary digs at the artist-friendly Capitol Skyline Hotel in Southwest beginning Feb. 1.
The nonprofit arts booster can't take a breath for all the changes it's gone through in the last few years. At the end of 2007, WPA broke with [...]

“Next Generation” at Contemporary Wing, Reviewed

It didn't even occur to me that there might be a white artist in "Next Generation." Everything about the pitch for the show, the first for Contemporary Wing, suggested it would feature only black artists—to me, anyway. For the show, gallery founder Lauren Gentile asked participants in "30 Americans," the show of black artists [...]

My Office Squalor Is Now Art

If my desk reflects my personality, then clearly I am a mess.
Yesterday, E. Brady Robinson, the photographer behind the ongoing project "Desks as Portraits: An Inside Look at the DC Art World," stopped by Washington City Paper to take a portrait of my workspace. Obviously, I did not clean up beforehand.
Well, OK, I made one change. When [...]

Arts Roundup: Power Cycle Edition

Patron Saints? The Post's Marc Fisher profiles Mera and Donald Rubell, the Miami art collectors who are planning to open a museum in Southwest, whose collection fuels the Corcoran's new mega-exhibit 30 Americans, and whose Capitol Skyline Hotel just hosted the (e)merge art fair. Of Washington and its cultural appeal to outsiders, Mera says: “We [...]

(e)merge Art Fair Renewed for 2012

Not every artist that applied to exhibit at the (e)merge art fair made the cut, but they did get a consolation prize: Organizers gave each of them a free day pass to the inaugural event. A number of artists told me about the passes, and how much they appreciated the simple gesture.
Art dealers wanted to hear something [...]

Things I Learned From The Folly

The Folly is damn handsome. It's also damn cheap—it's free, that is, on account of a fundraiser the editors of the D.C. literary journal held at Marvin not long ago. And a lot of it's pretty damn interesting. There's a poem by Child Ballads leader Stewart Lupton; possibly fake and plainly fake histories of Wisconsin [...]

The Folly’s Launch Party Is Tonight

What do international art collector Mera Rubell and D.C. prince of the scenesters Andrew Bucket have in common? After wily hair, the best answer would have to be The Folly, a new print-only literary and art magazine for the District. Did you hear that—print only! It's the literary equivalent of a band releasing its EP [...]

Conner Contemporary to Launch (e)merge Art Fair in D.C. in 2011

It's news that will fall by the wayside this week, owing to the National Portrait Gallery controversy and the fact that everyone who cares is in South Beach for Art Basel Miami, but it's big news nonetheless.
Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith, cofounders of Conner Contemporary Art in Trinidad, and Helen Allen, former director of the [...]

Dawson’s Creak: Reflections on “Real Art D.C.”

In case you missed it, last week The Washington Post announced Steven Silburg as the winner of its Real Art D.C. contest. It's an honor to be the top dog in any race, but this prize is a little dubious—and not just because of the title, which evokes two reality shows that create more court jesters [...]