Nathaniel Stern (USA / South Africa, born 1977) is an experimental installation and video artist, net.artist, printmaker and writer. He has produced and collaborated on projects ranging from interactive and immersive environments, networked art and multimedia physical theater performances, to digital printing and collage, stone lithography and slam poetry.
Heâ€™s won many awards, fellowships, commissions and residencies between South Africa, America, and all over Europe. Nathaniel holds a design degree from Cornell University, studio-based Masters in art from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU), and research PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Nathaniel has held solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Johnson Museum of Art, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the University of the Witwatersrand, and several commercial and experimental galleries throughout the US, South Africa and Ireland. His work has been shown at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including the Venice Biennale, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, South African National Gallery, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, International Print Center New York, Milwaukee Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Center (Hungary) and Grahamstown National Arts Festival (South Africa). Public collections include the Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media (Cornell University), turbulence.org, Contemporary Irish Art Society, and the Universities of South Africa (UNISA) and the Witwatersrand; he is in private collections all over the world. Recent features on Nathanielâ€™s work can be seen in the Leonardo Journal of Art, Science and Technology, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, NY Arts and Art South Africa magazines, Rhizome.org, PBS.org, the Wall Street Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
This week Brian sits down with Eleanor Hanson and Oliver Wise, the Oakland-based founders of The Present Group, who describe the project as â€œlike a mutual fund that produces art instead of profits.â€; A quarterly art subscription project, The Present Group enables a community of subscribers to create a new avenue of support for contemporary artists.
They produce thought-provoking work in a variety of media, and each of the four annual limited editioned art works is paired with an essay contextualizing the edition.
Their goal is to engage art enthusiasts who never thought of themselves as art collectors and to introduce them to the experience and pleasures of owning contemporary art. This is the next installment of the collaboration between Art Practical and Bad At Sports.
An abridged transcript of this interview appears in AP Issue 13. http://www.artpractical.com
Image: David Horvitz. Hermosa Beach, CA, Issue 9, Winter 2009; viewmaster reel, viewer, and Somerset cotton rag paper card. Courtesy of The Present Group.
This week: Richard and Duncan speak with Chicago based artist and 2010 Whitney Biennial participant Julia Fish about her work, Japanese architecture and more!
Before that starts, there is a short pithy segment on C2E2, which was awesome (the show not our bit).
Yes I made a stupid Front 242 musical joke which only I will find funny.
This week Jeffrey Deitch interviewed by Carlo McCormick!!! Recorded before a live studio audience at the BAS apexart show “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it is Raining.”
Carlo McCormick is a leading New York art writer and a champion of “the downtown scene”. For almost decades Jeffrey Deitch has been perhaps the most important taste maker and facilitator of emerging contemporary art in New York City and the world. On the eve of Deitch’s departure from New York, Carlo will talk to Jeffrey about his time and legacy as one of the most visible, dynamic and controversial players in the the New York art world.
This week: HOLY CRAP OUR SHOW AT apexart OPENS!!! April 7th 6-8 p.m. http://www.apexart.org/exhibitions/badatsports.htm.
Also this week: Duncan talks to Peter Otto!
Peter Ottoâ€™s work reports on the constituent factors of a human condition continually shifting between beguiling and highly disturbing. He reveals the state to which humanity â€“ ever tested by social, cultural and political forces â€“ bends, breaks and at times collapses. His paintings and sculptures show a reality emerging from the darkest moments. The themes are somber; the work though is delicately formed and teeming with graceful facture.
Otto, who lives in Arnhem, The Netherlands, has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe including projects at Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen, the KrÃ¶ller-MÃ¼ller Museum, BoÃ¿mans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Galerie Reuten and Galerie Swart in Amsterdam, the Museum Kurhaus Kleve and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.