China Contemporary: Architecture, Art, and Visual Culture

A trio of museums in Rotterdam are currently exploring this theme of contemporary creative culture in China with three interrelated exhibitions on Architecture, Art and Photography. Nederlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Nederlands Fotomuseum. The explosion of industry and commerce in China over the last few years has gripped the West’s attention. Some are gripped by fear, some by fascination, but whichever way …

Gerhard Stochl: Skateboarders 1996-2006

If you are in Berlin for the World Cup excitement and have some downtime between matches (or if you just want to flee the excitement), you should check out New York-based photographer Gerhard Stochl's show at CircleCulture Gallery that opens this Thursday, 29 June 2006 and runs through 31 July 2006. For the last 10 years Stochl has been photographing professional as well as casual …

Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin

Massive and baroque, Petah Coyne's haunting sculptures belie their humble material origins. Using wax, hair, beads, ribbons, bows, and fake flowers, the New York-based artist's work conjures fairytale and myth. Some seem to tell more contemporary stories, like the towering white pleats of "Untitled #978 Gertrude and Juliana (The Whitney Women)," which. pictured after the jump, is featured in her current show "Above and Beneath …