Category Archive: architecture

our new san francisco exhibition space

it was going to take an extraordinary space to replace our beautiful clementina street gallery, but that building was to be demolished to make way for a condo development and we were ready… Continue reading

a slippery slope

the wool cover on our bertoia diamond chair was 22 years old and getting really ratty.   we composted it and bought a couple of beautiful pewter-colored sheep skins from s. h. frank &… Continue reading

living with art

i think one of the best experiences you can have when you’re traveling is to get to visit the homes of people who live there.   for me, it’s particularly fun to see… Continue reading

the museum of contemporary art australia

i was in sydney for the opening of the expansion of the museum of contemporary art.   located on circular quay, the museum occupies an imposing art deco (former government) building in the very… Continue reading

luka fineisen

  this e-mail dialogue with luka fineisen took place over many weeks as we prepared for her solo exhibition in our new york gallery.    i’ve spared you the construction and shipping logistics… TH: … Continue reading

impressions of delhi

i’ve been in delhi, checking out the india art fair, doing studio visits and a bit of sight seeing.   some highlights of the trip… this was the 4th year of the india art… Continue reading

roller coaster art

some images of a public sculpture in duisburg, germany designed by the artists heike mutter and urlich genthin. called “tiger and turtle magic mountain,” it’s a “roller coaster” you walk  instead of ride. … Continue reading

jim campbell at sfmoma

jim campbell’s large-scale piece, “exploded views,” commissioned by sfmoma, is up in their atrium.    2,800 flickering LEDs, suspended from the ceiling create low resolution imagery of dancers from alonzo king’s lines ballet. here’s… Continue reading

a look back at our clementina street gallery

i opened hosfelt gallery in october 1996 – 15 years ago.  today is the last day in our clementina street gallery in san francisco.  we’ve been here for 13 years.    feeling a… Continue reading

marco maggi in bogota

marco has installed an exhibition at NC-arte, an art foundation in bogota, colombia. called “radical optimism,” it begins in the atrium with a 10 meter column, wrapped in yellow post-its, then spreads across… Continue reading

the piano addition to art institute of chicago

the art institute of chicago opened a $300 million, 264,000 square foot addition designed by renzo piano in may of 2009.   i’m a big fan of piano’s museums — menil collection (1987), cy… Continue reading

turner contemporary –

a new david chipperfield-designed museum will open in margate, kent, in the south of england next week.  the decidedly subdued exterior is based on the forms of fishing sheds, but clad in translucent… Continue reading

a nice bit of domestic curating…

a friend has done a beautiful installation in his library, juxtaposing lordy rodriguez’s “topographical” drawings with ken price sculptures. the biomorphic forms and bright colors have a nice foil in the steel shelving.

no wall is safe

we just installed a wall piece at the san francisco gallery.   here’s a stop-action video showing the process of julie chang applying huge vinyl stencils to the wall, then painting layer after layer… Continue reading

tilted plane – an installation by jim campbell

we’ve just opened the 9th solo show that jim campbell has done with hosfelt gallery.  this one in our new york space.   there’s one piece in each of the four rooms.  each piece,… Continue reading

an object of desire…

i want this table. the legs are bronze, the top is wood with gold leaf.   the first time i saw one was at a party at an art collector’s home in köln.    i… Continue reading

jim campbell is installing three pieces

in madison square park in manhattan.    here is a time lapse movie jim’s assistant, craig dorety, made of one aspect of the installation… the piece will open tomorrow night and be up through… Continue reading

some friends of mine built a house for their art.

don’t get me wrong, they live there too.  and it’s a very livable house.    but the house was designed to showcase a large collection of contemporary art made by women. its organized… Continue reading