April 7, 2009

In New York Now

Museum of Modern Art
Kippenberger at MoMa
Kippenberger's show on Flickr
Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel at MoMA
Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded at MoMA
The Painted Picture at MoMA

SoHo
New Museum, 235 Bowery
Kinki Kooi at Feature, Inc.

Chelsea
Thoralf Knobloch at Tony Shafrazi
John Waters at Marianne Boesky
Mark Amerika at Chelsea Art Museum
Mark Amerika's own Immobilite site
Pol Bury at Chelsea Art Museum
UNSCR-1325 at Chelsea Art Museum
Paul Glabicki at Kim Foster
Picasso at Gagosian
Miroslaw Balka at Gladstone Gallery
Thomas Hirschhorn "Universal Gym" at Gladstone Gallery
Whose Territorial Imperative? at The Guild (slideshow)
Thornton Willis at Elizabeth Harris
Andreas Gefeller at Hasted Hunt
Henning Bohl at Casey Kaplan
Adam McEwen off site at Nicole Klagsbrun
Especes d'Espaces group show at Yvon Lambert
Mickalene Thomas at Lehman Maupin
David Musgrave at Luhring Augustine
Mary Mattingly at Robert Mann
Ellsworth Kelly at Mathew Marks
Luis Gordillo at Marlborough Chelsea
Susanne Thiemann Entangled at Martos Gallery
Tony Oursler at Metro Pictures
David Nolan Gallery
Richard Tuttle at PaceWildenstein
Berlin 200 at Pace Wildenstein
Siah Armani at Max Protech
Kamrooz Aram at Perry Rubenstein
798 Avant Gallery (Contemporary Chinese Artists)
Gordon Cheung at Jack Shainman
Women in Print at Susan Sheehan Gallery
Shahzia Sikander at SIkkema Jenkins & Co.
Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater
Penny Hes Yassour at Stux
Graham Gilmore at Mike Weiss
Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner

Bill Smith's Amazing Bio-Form Art at P.P.O.W.

I loved these amazing, glowing, rotating sculptures. The "future" of the past was techno-based. Our current "future" is biology based. Here's a great clue to the look of the future. Sculpture by Bill Smith at P.P.O.W. in New York.
On flickr.

April 5, 2009

David Ellis and 8 Million Stories

Check out these two guys and their new way of looking at trash.


#1 David Ellis: 8 Million Stories from matthew mascotte on Vimeo.


#2 David Ellis: How it Works from matthew mascotte on Vimeo.

Thru You

Here is the link to the Thru You website where Kutiman mixes together various music clips off of YouTube.

February 23, 2009

Art Farm

There's an artist out there named Wim Delvoye who has created a pig farm where they tattoo the pigs and then sell their skin as art. Interesting yet very disturbing.

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Roberto Bernardi

Check out the link to Roberto Bernardi's paintings on his home page. At first glance they look like photographs.

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Secret Art Wars

Secret Wars are the art world's version of a dance off. Two artists take to a blank wall and go at it, creating original artwork in under 90 minutes, with black paint only, and no sketching or pencils. It's all promoted through word of mouth.

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February 15, 2009

Giant Portraits in Kenya

JR is this super cool undercover photographer whose unauthorized exhibitions play out on a massive scale all around the world. His latest project are these giant portraits on the roofs of Kenyan homes. He's even devised a feature where the faces aren't complete until a train passes through the village.

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Mario Martinez

Check out Mario Martinez's website and click on work and sculptures . They are completely different from the perfectly proportioned human form sculptures we have been looking at in class. On his site they describe his style as urban-Gothic, sci-fi abstracted, quasi-organic. His paintings are worth a look as well.

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February 10, 2009

Xtranormal

Here's the link to the movie making website we looked at in class.

xtranormal

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February 7, 2009

Yarn bombing

Another twist on graffiti—knitters "tagging" around the city. People like Carol Hummel and Magda Sayeg are turning craft work into art work in these amazing examples of patience and skill. If there's still questions of whether this is art, read this little excerpt.

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Reverse Graffiti

Living green and the movement to reduce our impact on the planet has really exploded in the past year. In following with this trend is something called reverse graffiti. It's a fusion of the green movement with the ever popular graffiti trend. I saw this and thought it was a cool concept, but then realized it was sponsored by a cleaning product company. It loses some of its appeal but still an ingenious marketing tactic.

January 31, 2009

Muto

Most awesome video ever.

Posterboy NYC

Here's an interview with Posterboy. He trolls the New York subway system, creating clandestine art work out of advertisements. In the video he explains a sort of manifesto for his process.


January 30, 2009

Mark Dean Veca's Modern Fresco

Mark Dean Veca is a New York based artist who does these wonderful installations that combine the history of frescos with graffiti style and motifs. It's interesting to think that maybe someday future civilizations will look at our graffiti like we look at the frescos in Pompeii. Picture 2.png