September 20, 2012
Perry Garvin Studio designed and built a new website for Baryshnikov Arts Center
Perry Garvin Studio designed and built a new website for Baryshnikov Arts Center
Tumblr art blogs, neuroscience and morality, hyperaddictive stupid games, and more
Outstanding long form writing from March 2012
Perry Garvin Studio designed and built International Contemporary Ensemble a website that represents their contemporary identity and showcases their concerts, recordings, and educational initiatives.
Perry Garvin Studio is excited to announce the launch of their latest website: the Habana Works website.
Malcolm Gladwell dismantles the validity of higher education rankings in this week’s New Yorker.
Irina Werning‘s Back to the Future series presents old photographs retaken years later.
Hundreds of Tourist Photos Weaved into One
My talented friend Veronica Kavass has curated this show of work by artists she hosted as manager of Chashama‘s 2010 cha north residency. Brandon Neubauer is the chap behind the photograph… Good things to be seen – opening is on Valentine’s Day. ArtCat – Midtown – chashama 217 Art Space – chashama presents: The Blithedale [...]
Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter recently got in touch with an extraordinary series of aerial photographs called Baumschule—some of which, he explains, were taken using a camera mounted on a fishing rod. via BLDGBLOG: On the Grid.
Instruction Lab is a new interactive workshop where participants can witness and reconstruct conceptual, instruction-based pieces by artists—including George Brecht, Alison Knowles, and Ben Vautier—who were integral to the international Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 1970s. By engaging directly with original Fluxus scores and performances, the lab aims to re-create the innovative spirit of [...]
Perry Garvin Studio is proud to announce the launch of our latest website for client Raddish Catering.
Perry Garvin Studio is proud to announce the launch of our latest work: The Ecology Center website.
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Ben Davis of ArtNet writes about Tino Sehgal. Good piece to be read in conjunction with the more general NY Times article from 2009 and the one from 2007. Photos For Tino – artnet Magazine
This IGN Entertainment brochure site might just be a virtuoso piece.
Rob Keller writes about the development of his font face called Vesper.
Here’s a delicious nugget of artspeak. Let’s hope it’s a translation problem.
Diane Carr – a painter I particularly admire – is back with another gallery show. December 9 – 11, 2009 at Gallery SATORI, 164 Stanton St, New York, NY
Collectors have achieved a central role in contemporary art, not that the spirit of today’s collectors has less or nothing to do with yesteryear’s philanthropist or maecenas.
Nothing new here but I’m a sucker for nostalgia. From the press release, “Florian Slotawa has ripped out pieces of his studio’s walls and transferred them to the gallery space. During the duration of the exhibition, the physically displaced architectural pieces are layered against the storefront window, through which the gallery space opens onto the [...]
“How do you acquire or display a work of performance art that exists only in the form of an instruction sheet? What should conservators do about works that are deteriorating because they were made from unstable materials, such as neon, or sharks? If you want to exhibit a huge work of conceptual art that is [...]
The Museum of Modern Art’s blog blasted onto the scene a couple of weeks ago and has been pumping out smart, solid content since. Case in point: this “behind-the-scenes” dissection of a Claes Oldenburg sculpture. Keep track of the MoMA blog; there are good things afoot. MoMA | Claes Oldenburg: Conservation of Floor Cake (Week [...]
The exhibition presents a diverse group of work in a variety of media, all of which use mapping concepts to explore uncharted territories both formal and intellectual.
“Artist Mai Ueda invites a selection of her friends–musicians, fashion designers, and artists–to perform, dine and play music at the same time. A not-to-missed neo-fluxus event that will recall the Fluxus Dumpling dinner staged by Maciunas in 1971 in SoHo.” Emily Harvey Foundation 537 Broadway, 2nd Floor Saturday, November 14 7:00pm FREE via Performa
This massive anthology collects scripts in the form of notes, instructions, drawings, graphs, charts, and more from artists of varied backgrounds and styles whose shared interest is in the performative. With contributions from Marina and Ulay Abramovic, George Brecht, John Cage, Peter Frank, Philip Glass, Dan Graham, the Living Theater, Claes Oldenburg, Rachel Rosenthal, Gertrude [...]
“While a computer program may use a complex series of mathematical algorithms, the visual artist generally uses simpler procedures. But the process is similar whether the algorithms are simple or complex. Artists like Larry Poons, Sol LeWitt, and Jackson Pollock sometimes used structured visual procedures—or algorithms—to generate their images.” Good interview with early computer artist [...]
Illuminated manuscript maps from the Walters Art Museum on Flickr
Is our fear of biotechnology impeding the scientific progress we once revered? Michael Specter thinks so. In his new book Denialism, Specter says irrational thinking has led the opposition of vaccines and genetically modified food. The internet and the news media aren’t helping either. via On The Media: Transcript of “The Fear Factor” (October 30, [...]
Melvyn Bragg and guests AC Grayling, Beatrice Han-Pile and Christopher Janaway discuss the dark, pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. As a radical young thinker in Germany in the early 19th century, Schopenhauer railed against the dominant ideas of the day. He dismissed the pre-eminent German philosopher Georg Hegel as a pompous charlatan, and turned instead [...]
Between 1996 and 2005, Maria Eichhorn conducted interviews with artists, gallery owners and others–including Carl Andre, Michael Asher, Paula Cooper, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Adrian Piper, Robert Ryman, John Weber, Lawrence Weiner and Jackie Winsor–about sales of artworks, speculation, the role of collectors and museums and artists’ rights. via Amazon.com: Maria Eichhorn: The Artist’s Contract [...]
Glad to hear of a new show of photographs by Angela Strassheim. I was captivated by the saccharine melancholy of her 2006 “Left Behind” series. Radically new direction here in this upcoming show. Press release follows. – Marvelli Gallery is pleased to present “Evidence,” an exhibition of new photographs by Angela Strassheim. This will be [...]
American Landscapes takes the interiors of commercial photography studios across the United States as its ostensible subject. The artists reject the foreground and highlight instead the space in which images are literally “made.” In these occasionally abstract photographs, the surfaces of walls, floors and ceilings junction along straight lines and parabolic curves to create the [...]
Honest and Epic Mobile Home Commercial
Jerry Saltz recently wrote a letter to MoMA articulating his grievances, suggesting remedies, and indicating that hundreds of his “fans” on Facebook found the indiscrepency alarming.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of the new website I designed for Friends of the High Line.
Shattered Art by Brock Davis via Toxel.com
New show up by Daniel Lefcourt. One sentence in the press release is a glory of artspeak: “Meaning is simultaneously constructed and evaded, deflected and defined.“ HA! Anyway – good stuff in that mid-60s Minimal vein. More at his website: http://www.certainlynot.com/daniel/main.php Sutton Lane: Exhibitions.
It’s another art manifesto! http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/principles_of_negative_art/#When:16:41:00Z Posted via Pixelpipe.
The New Museum’s first triennial exhibition, The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, presents work by fifty artists under the age of thirty-three. On view April 8 – July 5, 2009.
This blog features related articles, multimedia, and interviews about this Millennial generation.
Thanks to Andy Horwitz for interviewing me on his terrific blog Culturebot.
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Plastic surgery as art at Apex Art. More>
Opening soon at the terrific LAWRIMORE Project in Seattle, the work of artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley will be on view. Here’s a good one called “Stability”: like a see-saw, this 25 foot structure is a house balanced on a central pivot with the two artists living at either end. More here
Improv everywhere created an art gallery opening on the 23rd Street subway platform in Manhattan. They put up 30 placards next to objects in the space (pipes, electrical boxes, signs, advertisements), transforming them into works of art. The gallery included a bar, a coat rack, and a cellist. My favorite wall label for a telephone: [...]
DCKT Contemporary – Exhibition – William Swanson. Could be a good show.
Music for the Williamson Tunnels, 2008. Audio double-CD, edition of 1000, September 2008. A limited edition compilation by Alan Dunn and Jeff Young inspired by The Williamson Tunnels in Liverpool, featuring historical pieces alongside new compositions around the theme of artists’ uses of the sound of dripping water.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of a calendar I designed for the New Museum’s current exhibition It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq: A project by Jeremy Deller. The show looks promising so take a peek at the speakers and if you’re in New York, drop on by.
“We will stay together for one year and never be alone. We will be in the same room at the same time, when we are inside. We will be tied together at the waist with an 8 foot rope. We will never touch each other during the year.” Artist Tehching Hsieh performed this piece with [...]
Nice compilation of Chris Burden’s work in video form: U B U W E B – Film & Video: Chris Burden.
Old Fluxer Ben Patterson talks about Fluxus, its origins, and its legacy. Patterson-Ben_Tells-Fluxus-Stories_1962-2002.mp3 audio/mpeg Object.
A galloping bass line, choppy guitar twitches, swelling horn sections à la “Giant Steps” Boo Radleys, and peculiar lyrics about a hummingbird who flies into a slice of watermelon prompting existential panic at a party. This is “Melon” by Portland band Point Juncture, WA.
Gallerist Ed Winkleman discusses a range of topics related to art and business in this highly recommended hour-long interview.
The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. Some highlights from this year’s award and past: C5 Casino: The group of artists C5 marks a roulette wheel on [...]
Lynne Pidel, a gallery attendant at the New Museum has kindly organized a show of works by many of its employees. There was no “curating” either artists or pieces. The only criteria for inclusion was whether or not one worked at the NewMu. Most of the artists are from Security or Visitor Services. There are [...]
Unrelated to art but a very good (and short) interview with a philosopher on the meaning of friendship: Philosophy Bites: Alexander Nehamas on Friendship.
Adam Hayes, an artist from Newark, NJ (remember when it was the new Brooklyn?) is having a show at the gallery Number 35 in Manhattan. Sadly I can’t dig up much information (make a website for yourself, sir) but the press release suggests his drawings “feature a moment: hair blowing, the space between drapery, a [...]
There’s a performance of Fluxus event scores this coming Thursday, October 22, 2008 at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. I’ll be in the audience eagerly watching. Join me, will you? Info here: Issue Project Room 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 pm Fluxus scores interpreted by Bradley Eros, Lary 7 and [...]
This is quite off-topic but I can’t check my excitement with being able to see hi-def footage of the Built to Spill show I missed last month (due to FLUXCONCERT conflicts). Fan-based audio and video recordings of live concerts (with full approval of the bands, mind you) has reached such a level of quality that [...]
Tick…tick…tick… The art world time bomb is about to blow up… tick…tick…tick… From the New York Times: Sales Underwhelm at Art Auctions October 10, 1008 “Adding to speculation about how the worldwide economic downturn will affect next month’s big auctions in New York, two sales abroad drew disappointing numbers. On Tuesday an auction of Islamic [...]
Francesco Longenecker is a young painter (b. 1981) in New York with a promising show of new paintings at Rare Gallery. Here are some selections. More here.
John Milton Ensor Parker is a painter working out of Brooklyn. After investigating his very thorough (and well designed) website, I was only really taken with these pictures (above).
I’m pleased to announce the launch of the minisite I designed and built to accompany the Elizabeth Peyton exhibition at the New Museum. Features include an audio slideshow, interactive timeline of Peyton’s life and career, and an essay by the show’s organizer Laura Hoptman. Special thanks to Amy Mackie and Nick Hasty.
Lord knows I’m not a Joel Shapiro fan. I find his post-minimalist sculptures downright offensive. His anthropomorphized geometries appropriate the “look” of minimalism without retaining any of a good minimal sculpture’s finest attributes: aloofness, mystery, and ambiguity. Shapiro’s sculptures are too immediately accessible, too easily read. And all within the visual framework of a movement [...]
Check out a show full of smart-looking work curated by my friend Jeanne Gerrity: Creative Cartographies at Brooklyn Arts Council. From the release: “Influenced by the organization inherent in cartography, the twelve Brooklyn-based artists in BAC Gallery’s latest exhibition, Creative Cartographies, present viewpoints both personal and political, mapping their own thoughts, journeys, and observations. Collectively, [...]
Regular readers will know I’m simply mad about painter Kristine Moran. Here’s a painting she made on view at a group show she is in at Anna Kustera Gallery. Terrific, terrific.
John McCracken will be talking and signing books at David Zwirner in New York at 11AM this Saturday, September 13.
Mass MoCA has launched a minisite in advance of Sol LeWitt’s 25 year wall drawing retrospective opening there in November. Don’t look too hard or it will give away the surprise!
The history of art shouldn’t take such an artist-focused perspective. While it makes constructing a historical narrative easier (the “Great Man” theory of history), it overlooks the importance of the artist’s vast retinue of supporters that made his/her achievements even possible. For nearly every “important” artist there has been the supportive gallerist (Daniel Kahnweiler, Virginia [...]
For those interested in 1960s Conceptual Art, I highly recommend listening to this panel discussion with Seth Siegelaub, Lawrence Weiner, and Robert Barry at MoMA in November 2007: Seth Siegelaub Panel at MoMA November 2007 They discuss how they met, their involvement in what we now call Conceptual Art, Siegelaub’s publications, and how the art [...]
Promising show coming up at Peter Blum: Wendingen: A Journal for the Arts, 1918-1932 | Peter Blum Gallery From their press release: “Wendingen, meaning turnings or upheavals in Dutch, was a monthly publication organized by the Amsterdam art society Architectura et Amicitia. The first issue was published in January 1918, with a limited edition of [...]
There’s a good set of photographs showing the installation progress of a number of Sol LeWitt’s currently in process at MassMOCA. Very encouraging, all of this. I can’t wait for the opening.
Some nice sculptures from Josh Callaghan based on charts and graphs. All works from 2008. More here. Very Concerned, Somewhat concerned, Not at All Concerned, wood, paint, 4″x12″x50″ World Poulation, 0AD-Present, aluminum, enamel Global Tobacco Production, 1950-Present, steel, concrete
Terrific news for those Diebenkorn fans out there: a retrospective of the Ocean Park series will be debuting at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2009. From their release: “Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, 1967 to 1985 Newport Beach Oct 11, 2009 – Mar 14, 2010 Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, 1967 [...]
And while we’re on Diebenkorn, for those living in Northern California, be sure to check out a little show of his work at Stanford.
a scribble M’s doing, originally uploaded by herm007. Nice Sol LeWitt wall drawing cooking along at MASS MoCA for their upcoming retrospective of Sol LeWitt wall drawings.