Episode 366: Mika Tajima and the India Art Fair

September 4, 2012 · Print This Article

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This week: A BAS bureau twofer!

First Patricia talks to Mika Tajima.

This week, Patricia Maloney chats with artist Mika Tajima at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art just before the opening of the exhibition Stage Presence, where her collaborative film, performance, and sculptural project, Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal, is currently on view through October 8, 2012 .

Mika Tajima, was born in Los Angeles, and lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned a BA from Bryn Mawr College in 1997, an MFA from Columbia University in 2003, and attended The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training Program in 2003. Her work has been included in the exhibitions The Pedestrians, South London Gallery, London (2011); Transaction Abstraite, New Galerie, Paris (2011); The Double, Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, Long Island City (2010); Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009); The Extras, X Initiative, New York (2009); Learn to Communicate Like a Fucking Normal Person, Art Production Fund, New York (2009); Deal or No Deal, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami (2008); 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Mika Tajima: Broken Plaid/Holding Your Breath (taking the long way), RISD Museum, Providence (2008); The Double, The Kitchen, New York (2008); Sympathy for the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Music Is a Better Noise, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2006); Grass Grows Forever in Every Possible Direction, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2005); Echoplex, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York (2005); and Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway (2005). She is part of the music-based performance group New Humans.

The following is part of the ongoing collaboration between Bad at Sports and Art Practical. You can read an abridged version of the interview here.

Next: New India correspondant Tanya Gill goes to the India Art Fair!

Tanya Gill, a Chicago artist living in New Delhi, wanders through the India Art Fair of 2012. Over the course of four days she spoke to Gallery owners and artists, and found a surprising number of Chicago connects. Recorded here are her conversations with Kiran Chandra, Renuka Sawhney of The Guild, artist Vibha Galhotra, artist Ram Rahman from The SAHMAT Collective, Laura Williams of Art 18/21, artists Joan Livingston and Katarina Weslien from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ritika Baheti of the Autonomous Public Laboratory Project, and four living works of art by Preeti Chandrakant.

Episode 365: Marina Abramović and Brent Birnbaum

August 27, 2012 · Print This Article

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This week: Amanda and Susan Sollins talk to Marina Abramovic and then Tom Sanford and Amanda talk to Brent Birnbaum at NADA 2011 (the first two minutes are a bit noisy, it goes away).

Episode 364: Matt Greene

August 21, 2012 · Print This Article

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This week: 7 effing years! Our NADA series continues with Los Angeles based artist Matt Greene.

(b. 1972, lives and works in Los Angeles)

Past Exhibitions:
“Defenders of Reality,” Peres Projects, Los Angeles
“Eden’s Edge,” curated by Gary Garrels, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Forthcoming
Solo Exhibition, Deitch Projects, New York
Group Show, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, England
“Swallow Harder: Selections from the Collection of Ben and Aileen Krohn,” Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, curated by Robin Held
“the wilderness is gathering her children once again,” Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
“LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side,” Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
“Panic Room” works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens
“We Are the Dead,” Modern Art Inc., London, UK
“She Who Casts the Darkest Shadow on Our Dreams,” Peres Projects, Los Angeles, California “JT Leroy, Origins of Harold,” Deitch Projects and Art Production Fund, New York, NY
“Translation,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
“Traum/Trauma Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens,” Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
“Gravity’s Rainbow,” Peres Projects Athens, Greece

Greene has been featured in Art Forum, Flash Art, The Believer, Frieze, I-D, The New York Times, and recently catalogues of his work were published by Peres Projects (“She Who Casts the Darkest Shadow on Our Dreams”) and The Moore Space (“Scream”).

Catalog available for the solo exhibition at Deitch Projects, New York.

Greene’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and the Honart Museum, Terhran.

Episode 363: Hrag Vartanian & Hyperallergic

August 13, 2012 · Print This Article

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This week: Hyperallergic founder Hrag Vartanian live from NADA.

 

Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful and radical thinking about art in the world today.

Created by husband-and-husband team, Veken Gueyikian and Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic officially launched on October 14, 2009. It combines the best of art blog and magazine culture by focusing on publishing quality and engaging writing and images from informed and provocative perspectives.

The site was the winner of Best Art Blog at the 2011 Art & Reality Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 2011 alone, Hyperallergic was featured on major media outlets around the world, including television stations, like Al Jazeera, radio stations, like WNYC and 97X, newspapers, like New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, The Art Newspaper, Poland’s Onet Wiadomości, Hungary’s Origo and Israel’s Ynet.co.il, magazines and journals like The Nation, Art News, Italy’s Internazionale, The Brooklyn Rail, and not to mention dozens of websites, including Boing Boing, Kottke, Andrew Sullivan, Felix Salmon, CNN.com, Huffington Post, Memeorandum, Gothamist, Gawker, Kotaku, FoxNews.com, NBCSports.com, PSFK, Brooklyn365 and The Stranger’s Slog.

Hyperallergic also publishes a Weekend edition edited by leading writers and journalists. It offers a closer look at issues in art, books, films, theatre, dance and music.

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Episode 362: Narcissister

August 7, 2012 · Print This Article

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This week: Live from NADA, okay not live now, but live at the time, why do you care, oh, wait, you don’t sorry. Amanda and Richard on the radio broadcasting from 89.0 “The Shack” at  NADA 2011. We interview the seriously fascinating Narcissister!

 

Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Her formative dance training took place at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Among her professional highlights was being selected to perform with the Alvin Ailey Company in Memoria, one of Ailey’s seminal pieces, touring Europe as a dancer in a German rock-opera and performing in industrial work for Mercedes Benz.

In addition to her performance work, Narcissister works in many other creative media including contemporary quilting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and photography. She has participated in studio residencies including The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Art in General Eastern European Residency Program. In addition, her work has been included in group shows and media publications. Narcissister has also worked extensively as a commercial artist, designing window displays and working as a stylist and art director.

The Narcissister performance project integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer with her current visual and commercial art practices. Narcissister has been receiving much recognition as an outstanding artist and performer through the written word, invitations, and awards. Her art film “The Self-Gratifier” won an award for “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival. In April 2009 she was awarded a Backstage Magazine “Bistro Award” for Outstanding Vaudeville/Burlesque Performance, a category created especially to honor Narcissister’s performance work.

In addition being a featured performer at The Box NYC, Narcissister has presented live work at Deitch Projects, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, and Anna Kustera Gallery, and has starred in and curated performance shows at Santos Party House and The Zipper Factory. Her art videos have been included in gallery shows and film festivals worldwide. In Spring 2009, Narcissister co-starred in “All Made Up: Fauxnique/Monique Jenkinson and Narcissister,” a performance art show at The New Museum in New York. In Spring 2010, she workshopped “This Masquerade,” an evening-length piece at The Kitchen. She remounted “This Masquerade” at Abrons Art Center in Winter 2011. Narcissister was a re-performer of Marina Abramovic’s Luminosity piece as part of the groundbreaking retrospective “The Artist is Present” at MoMA.

Narcissister is also developing an international following. In Spring 2009 she was invited to present an evening length solo show as part of the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia. She has presented work at Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival in Hamburg, Germany, at the Edgy Women Festival in Montreal, and at “The Festival of Women” in Ljubljana, Slovania. She also presented work at Warehouse 09, Copenhagen’s first live art festival, and at “Bordel Des Arts,” a performance series at Lucas Carrieri gallery in Berlin.