So the worst kept secret in the art world is finally out Blain/Southern is finally over – the drip drip feed of senior staff leaving, artists in dispute, and the overstretching of the company with the opening of their New York space has reached its final destination.
Blain|Southern gallery in London just presented its show on some early photographs by the acclaimed film-maker Wim Wenders. It is an incredible occasion to discover a new side of this all-embracing artist, and to see for the first time some of his archival polaroids!
For centuries, Western art traditions have been centred on creating tangible and physical objects such as paintings, architecture and sculpture. Viewing art therefore, has been about seeing and looking. In contemporary art today, often something non-tangible must be accepted, even momentarily, to allow the artist to make their intended impression.
This is the first show to be shown in any gallery in America wholly devoted to celebrating this idiosyncratic art period which revolutionized the modern art scene in the 20th century. And what better gallery to present it to contemporary viewers than Blain/ Di Donna in New York located right in the pulse of todays International art scene?