The Week in Pictures

New Art From L.A.'s Galleries, Openings From Gstaad to the Lower East Side, & More

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Sculpture by Gavin Kenyon at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles
Sculpture by Gavin Kenyon at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles
Paintings by Patrick Wilson at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Paintings by Patrick Wilson at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Work in Mai-Thu Perret's new show "Astral Plane" at David Kordansky in L.A.
Work in Mai-Thu Perret's new show "Astral Plane" at David Kordansky in L.A.
Another piece in the Perret show
Another piece in the Perret show
The artist Amanda Ross-Ho in her L.A. studio
The artist Amanda Ross-Ho in her L.A. studio
Brendan Fowler's new paintings at LA%3E%3CART in L.A.
Brendan Fowler's new paintings at LA%3E%3CART in L.A.
A piece by Christian Marclay in a ski gondola at "Elevation 1049," Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry's new exhibition in Gstaad
A piece by Christian Marclay in a ski gondola at "Elevation 1049," Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry's new exhibition in Gstaad
An ice sculpture by Olivier Mosset in the Gstaad show
An ice sculpture by Olivier Mosset in the Gstaad show
Sam Anderson's teeny artworks at SculptureCenter
Sam Anderson's teeny artworks at SculptureCenter
A detail from Tue Greenfort's installation at SculptureCenter
A detail from Tue Greenfort's installation at SculptureCenter
Agnieszka Kurant's imaginary books, waiting to be written into reality, at SculptureCenter
Agnieszka Kurant's imaginary books, waiting to be written into reality, at SculptureCenter
The actor Abe Vigoda in a scene from <em>Cutaways</em>, Kurant's film at SculptureCenter bringing to life characters who were cut from the movies "The Conversation," "Vanishing Point," and "Pulp Fiction"
The actor Abe Vigoda in a scene from Cutaways, Kurant's film at SculptureCenter bringing to life characters who were cut from the movies "The Conversation," "Vanishing Point," and "Pulp Fiction"
The little-known Nicholas Roerich Museum on the Upper West Side in New York is devoted to the mystical Russian painter known as the "Master of the Mountains"
The little-known Nicholas Roerich Museum on the Upper West Side in New York is devoted to the mystical Russian painter known as the "Master of the Mountains"
Another view from the Roerich Museum
Another view from the Roerich Museum
Some people really like this museum!
Some people really like this museum!
The opening of eFlux's new show "Taiping Tianguo," featuring four Chinese artists who lived in New York in the 1980s and early '90s: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong
The opening of eFlux's new show "Taiping Tianguo," featuring four Chinese artists who lived in New York in the 1980s and early '90s: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong
Documentation from Tehching Hsieh's second legendary "One Year Performance" in 1980 in which he punched a time clock in his studio every hour on the hour and then left the room
Documentation from Tehching Hsieh's second legendary "One Year Performance" in 1980 in which he punched a time clock in his studio every hour on the hour and then left the room
A photograph by former East Village denizen Ai Weiwei of him and his neighbor and friend Allen Ginsberg
A photograph by former East Village denizen Ai Weiwei of him and his neighbor and friend Allen Ginsberg
A piece by the great Martin Wong
A piece by the great Martin Wong
A painting by Wong
A painting by Wong
Another set of paintings by Wong
Another set of paintings by Wong
Perhaps the most obscure of the four artists, Frog King Kwok represented Hong Kong in the 2011 Venice Biennale and is known for his sensory-overload installations
Perhaps the most obscure of the four artists, Frog King Kwok represented Hong Kong in the 2011 Venice Biennale and is known for his sensory-overload installations
Kwok's installation at eFlux was crammed with fliers, photos, printouts, and other documents
Kwok's installation at eFlux was crammed with fliers, photos, printouts, and other documents
Kwok filled a table with Chinese takeout, telling visitors that if they at the food, they consumed his art.
Kwok filled a table with Chinese takeout, telling visitors that if they at the food, they consumed his art.
Frog King Kwok
Frog King Kwok
Frog King Kwok!!
Frog King Kwok!!

With the art world flocking to Art Los Angeles Contemporary this week to browse that fair's unusually strong roster of exhibitors this year, the city's spacious galleries threw open their doors to give the influx of collectors a taste of what Tinseltown has to offer. Meanwhile, a universe away in Gstaad, the curator Neville Wakefield and artist Olympia Scarry debuted a show called "Elevation 1049" that was funded by the Swiss megacollector Maja Hoffmann, bringing site-specific by Swiss artist like Olivier Mosset, Christian Marclay, Urs Fischer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ugo Rondinone, and Olaf Breuning to the ski-chalet-pocked town. 

We were there too, as well as at other art attractions as diverse as the opening of eFlux's terrific new "Taiping Tianguo" exhibition of Chinese artists who lived in New York in the 1980s and early '90s, the quirky Nicholas Roerich Museum, and a last look at the season's exhibitions at SculptureCenter.

To see photos from the week's art events, scroll through the slide show above.

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