Fridays Links Roundup

June 19, 2009 · Print This Article

On this weeks roundup we check out the conservation of contemporary art, AFC’s recap of Venice and Basel, and most importantly cats getting stoned via boing boing. Hope everyone has a great weekend and maybe well see you at galleries tonight.

Invader Video

June 19, 2009 · Print This Article


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Before I moved to Chicago and before I became an intern at BAS I was an intern at the Los Angles based Gallery Sixspcae. Sixspace had made its roots in Chicago and was run by Caryn Coleman and Sean Bonner. One summer I had a chance to help out on an Invader show titled RUBIKCUBISM. After watching this video it made me reminisce my gallery attendent days in LA at their awesome gallery. I do not miss helping construct one of these pieces. I not only destroyed 20 Rubik’s cubes but also glued my hands together.

Kalup Linzy in 500 Words

June 18, 2009 · Print This Article

This months edition of Artforum’s 500 words comes from performance artist Kalup Linzy. The write up is totally worth checking out. I just spent the past hour or so watching Linzy’s videos on Youtube, really entertaining.

“I SHOT TWO MUSIC VIDEOS FOR PROENZA SCHOULER, basically responding to the clothes, and we’re doing a photo shoot. This is my first time working with high fashion. I’ve been researching photographs and looking at models; it’s all pretty edgy, so I don’t think the relationship between my work and Proenza Schouler is as distant as I originally thought. I’ve seen some pretty wild, risqué stuff in fashion photography. Now the question is: How can my work flow and meld into that?

I wasn’t planning to shoot as many videos as I shot for my first album, SweetBerry Sonnet. I was more interested in developing a live performance, but when Proenza Schouler came to me and asked me if I wanted to collaborate, the idea for the videos just came to me.”

Read the entire article here.

Make sure to check out Linzy’s Youtube page.
Linzy also has a documentary that will focus on his participation in Prospect 1.

Quit Your Job and Become an Artist Panel Discussion Tomorrow Night!

June 16, 2009 · Print This Article

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Former BAS guests The Post Family will be hosting what looks to be an interesting panel discussion. I wish I could go but we are having a moving party for a BAS member. If your free definitely stop by and check it out. Then let me know how it was,

via The Post Family:

Quit Your Job and Become an Artist
The Post Family and Sonnenzimmer Panel Discussion

As part of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr‘s lovely letterpress show entitled Quit Your Job and Become an Artist, hear members from Sonnenzimmer and The Post Family discuss their own transitions from working in a “typical job” to working as artists in independent and collaborative spheres within the traditional economy. Refreshments provided by Peroni. Brought to you buy Around the Coyote.

Wednesday, June 17 @6:30pm
Flat Splats Gallery
1817 W. Division St
Chicago, IL
$3 suggested donation

Tuesday’s Video Pick

June 16, 2009 · Print This Article

Last week I read an interview with  Marina Abramović in Art Review and ended up spending my lunch hour watching some interviews and old performances of hers. This weeks pick is actually two different videos. The first is TateShots interview with Abramović. If your not familiar with the TateShots you should definently check them out.  The second video is “Rythm 10″ (1973). This is probably not for the squeamish.