- Hope everyone has had a good week. Here is a brief roundup of some of the things you might have missed this week. I still haven’t checked out the Olafur Eliasson show at the MCA. I have heard a lot of really great things so hopefully I will get a chance to catch it this weekend. Next week we should be introducing a new addition to the BAS blog. Check back next week to see who.
- Cannes Film Festival winners
- “Beginning with early 20th century paintings by French artist Suzanne Valadon and ending with works by up-to-the-minute figures such as Japan’s Mariko Mori…” How “up to the minute” is Mariko Mori? The LA Times covers the Pompidou Center’s all female show.
- Proximity’s sister mag PR will be releasing issue 2 this Sunday, the 31st at the Hyde Park Art Center.
- A Time to Get brought us a brief history of the Van’s skate shoes. Wicked.
- The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Wisconsin is celebrating their 10th 10th Anniversary this weekend.
- Now that Lauren has outed me on loving cat videos check out Play Him Off Keyboard Gato.
- BLD BLOG interviewed Richard Mosse about Saddam’s Palaces.
- Kyle Gann will be giving a talk at University of Chicago on Sunday at 2:00pm
- Have you checked out the Marma Spot?
Here comes our second installment of Tuesday’s Video Pick where we pick a random video of an artist either talking about their work or video art. I was a little stumped on what to show this week so I put a request for videos up on twitter. Matthew Green hit me back with his video Spectral Dragging. “Spectral Dragging features a shaman-like Figure draped in a foil cloak walking in the desert. In his hand he holds a staff of surveying with which he detects and communicates with variations of himself displaced in time-space. As the Figure walks a circular path outlining a dimensional fold or vortex, our understanding of time and space at this moment and place stretches and bends. The friction between the intersecting dimensions causes a diffraction wake resulting in a hypnotic trance inducing shift in the frequency of visible light.”
For more info check out Mathew’s site.
via Christopher Albert:
Artists are invited to re-envision the FOR RENT sign as one part of a series of installations and collaborations created by Christopher Albert as part of the annual 10x10x10 exhibit in Ellenville, NY. Every year, 10x10x10 invites 10 artists from 10 communities to create installations in 10 empty storefronts in downtown Ellenville, NY. Submitted signs will be incorporated in an installation for 3-4 weeks in beginning on July 11, 2009, the opening of the exhibit. The signs will also be part of a longer term online project. Artists will be fully credited online and at the exhibition site.
There is no fee for submitting work.
Anyone from anywhere can submit, and multiple submissions are welcome.
Two sizes of signs will be accepted: 12″x8″ and 19″x15″.
Signs should be created using a sturdy but flexible material. ie:
heavy card stock, poster board, watercolor, etc. (or even plastic or
vinyl if you choose to rework an actual For Rent sign.)
However you choose to treat the sign and which medium you choose to
use is up to you. The only requirement is that it conveys the spirit
of “FOR RENT” and that it should have an area in which someone could
write a phone # (no phone #’s will be written on the signs, but they
should have the space for it.)
Be aware that for installation purposes, signs will likely be attached
to a structure via pins through the corners of the signs.
Deadline for receipt of signs: Monday, June 22.
Drop off locations for signs will be set up in Beacon, Poughkeepsie
and Ellenville, NY. Signs can also be mailed to: Christopher Albert
1172 North Ave Beacon, NY 12508.
Please put your name, telephone, email and mailing addresses on the
back of the sign.
The signs will be returned after the conclusion of the exhibit.
Has anyone gone to see the new Star Trek movie? Nichelle Nichols was a totally better Uhura than Zoe Saldana. She just looks so bad ass in that pic.
Here are some of the stories from this past week. Have a great three day weekend!
- Stolen Moore Now Scrap Metal, Police Say: Bronze sculpture had been missing since December 2005.
- Proximity has posted photos from this years Version Fest and the Chicago Art Parade.
- Studio 360 had BAS pal Lori Waxman discuss reinventing the critic.
- RISD cuts budget to deal with their increasingly low endowment. Museum will be closed for the month of August.
- The future of art museums.
- Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO of The Guggenheim. I was excited at first but $55! It its not even that large.
- The National Portrait Gallery has a video tour of the Francis Alÿs Fabiola installation.
- BTW, Canada was sort of sucking ass this week with two lame news stories. Let us also remember that there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals. Take that Duncan!