May 20, 2010
Like Images… but, you know, ending with “-ry” instead of “-s”
- Abramović fanboy Paco Blancas has sat with her 14 times (and counting), which is apparently enough times to get MoMA to interview you for their blog.
- Roy Lichtenstein at Gagosian
When we think of still lifes, we think of paintings that have a certain atmosphere or ambience. My still life paintings have none of those qualities, they just have pictures of certain things that are in a still life, like lemons and grapefruits and so forth. It’s not meant to have the usual still life meaning.
555 W 24th St (at 11th)
New York NY 10011 [map]
212 / 741-1111
May 8, 2010 – July 30, 2010
- The new Banksy work in downtown NYC have already been, um, vandalized by the likes of IRAK and Poster Boy (supporters).
- Tag by China’s ABS Crew (NeochaEDGE)
- Hedi Slimane recently posted a series of photos of Jonathan from the Drums on his blog (alongside images of Johnny Rotten and Joe D’Allessandro).
- James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem—who has been getting mediocre-to-good (but mostly good) reviews for This Is Happening—answers fan questions for Opening Ceremony.
I love a shitty idea that you just totally go 100% with.
- Greg.org has a neat list of commonly mispronunced artist names.
- Eva & Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org present No Fun—click through for the amazing video. Their latest show consists of bits of famous work that they pinched from museums and galleries. (Animal) (UPDATE: Commentary, and an essay on the Mattes’ virtual reperformance from a year ago. Thanks Greg.) (Almost but not really related: art theft in Paris.)
Eva & Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org
Reality Is Overrated
459 W 19th St (at 10th)
New York NY 10011 [map]
212 / 727-3323
May 15, 2010 – June 19, 2010
- 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Art Posters! A well-executed, if predictable, promotion; check out the rest from the likes of Marlene Dumas, Julie Mehretu, and 14 others. (TWBE) Footnote: Kentridge’s show at MoMA is worth seeing as well.
- Marijuana Fuels a New Kitchen Culture (NYT)
- Surface to Air – Colder Front launch event at Oak
Surface to Air
28 Bond St (at Lafayette)
New York NY 10012 [map]
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 20, 7–10pm
- Plus, a spot of Ai Weiwei coverage for good measure:
His cultural and political footprint is unique in a country where people generally face a choice between thriving within the confines of the system or shouting from the shadows outside it. For the moment, he is attempting to do both, and nobody is at all sure where that leads. As Chen Danqing, a fellow artist, puts it: “He is doing something more interesting, more ambiguous…. He wants to see how far an individual’s power can go.”
Ai Weiwei is an evangelical believer in transparency: He chronicles his own life online and on film and, in particular, he has taken to documenting his interactions with officialdom with blunt precision.
–Evan Osnos, Ai Weiwei’s Transparent Life,
Letter from China blog on the New Yorker, May 17 2010
Osnos also suggests some recommended reading on Ai Weiwei.
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