Sebastian Izzard Asian Art is a New York City-based LLC specializing in Korean and Japanese art. The center’s founder, Sebastian Izzard, has 40 years of experience as an auctioneer, connoisseur, and dealer in Korean and Japanese art, including his career at Christie’s New York. He founded the company in 1998 to sell and rent Korean and Japanese art to institutions and individuals.
From March 17 to 24, Sebastian Isar Asian Art celebrates its 25th anniversary with the exhibition “Japanese Paintings and Prints, 1800-1860”. The exhibition features bird and flower paintings, landscapes, maps, poetry illustrations, and scenes from novels and history.
Works by leading ukiyo-e artists Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) are featured, as well as Hokusai’s follower Maki Bokusen (1775-1824), Teisai Hokuba (1771-1844), samurai artist Kuwagata Keisai (1764-1824), and Utagawa Kunisada (1797-1858), foregrounds the last 60 years of the Edo period.
Sebastian Izzard Asian Art: Japanese Paintings and Prints, 1800‒1860
March 17, 2023 – March 24, 2023
New York’s Gallery 52 Walker is an exhibition space of the mega-gallery David Zwirner, founded in 2021 to run experimental exhibitions not limited to commerciality. David Zwirner locates in Chelsea, and 52 Walker is in Tribeca. Tribeca, which has emerged as a new heart for New York art in recent years, has a network of small and medium-sized galleries that present experimental exhibitions. On the contrary, Chelsea features a concentration of corporate-scale galleries.
Currently, 52 Walker is presenting the two-person exhibition “Gordon Matta-Clark & Pope.L: Impossible Failures.” Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) critically examined the city’s architectural structure with large-scale projects in which he physically cut-through buildings slated for demolition. Pope.L (b. 1955) called attention to the invisible in public spaces with early performances in which he crawled through the streets of Manhattan, dragging himself on his hands and knees. They were leading figures in the downtown New York art scene of the 1970s, reflecting on life in the city and expanding the concept of art.
Gordon Matta-Clark & Pope.L: Impossible Failures
February 4, 2023 – April 2, 2023
German artist Hito Steyerl (b. 1966) explores the connections between digital technology, political movements, and global capitalism. She illuminates the invisible infrastructure that digital technology has built into society. She is a leading new media artist who has had a profound impact not only as an artist but also on the theory of new media art. Last year, Korea and Europe held major retrospectives of hers.
In “Hito Steyerl: This is the Future,” The Portland Art Museum presents the US premiere of the artist’s 2019 work ‘This is the Future.’ The work combines a short film, LED images, and a stage made of steel structures. The work uses artificial intelligence to predict and show future plant species and imagines a future in which AI-generated plants have healing power amid the devastating climate crisis. It proposes an optimistic look at the possibilities of future ecosystems, the future which will be shaped by current technological progress.
Hito Steyerl: This is the Future
February 11, 2023 – June 18, 2023