Are you tired of all the self obsessed, cynical, angry art that’s out there today? Well Alex Jovanovich is out there to fix what ails you and point you in the right direction! Terri talks to Alex about his Loveliness Workshops.
Next, Kathryn talks to Paul Klein about the screwed up stuff going on with public art funding in Chicago. Paul is working of some interesting activist stuff and we will post a letter/manifesto on the recent events, on our blog.
Then, Mark Staff Brandl checks in from the Central Europe Bureau!
Last, Mike Benedetto, with another Art Superstar Cinema Spotlight. The Supertsar is Monique Meloche. The movie is Volver directed by Pedro Almodovar. Mike made his own bed music for this bit. Wow.
Wow, what a whole lot of show.
This week Terri talks to Gregg Bordowitz and David Getsy about queer art, queer theory and what it means to be queer in 2007. Duncan and Meg were there too, but it is mostly Terri, Gregg and David’s show.
Gregg Bordowitz is a writer, AIDS activist, and film-and videomaker. His work, including Fast Trip, Long Drop (1993) and Habit (2001), documents his personal experiences of testing positive and living with HIV within the context of a personal and global crisis. His writings are collected in The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings:1986-2003. He is currently on faculty in the Film Video and New Media department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
David Getsy is an author, theorist and Assistant Professor of 19th and early 20th Century Art Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Special Correspondent Tony Fitzpatrick interviews Time Out Chicago’s Ruth Lopez about just about everything. It’s an engaging and insightful conversation. Duncan and Richard chime in now and again.
The show closes with further proof that if there is an obscure musical tidbit in Tony’s past, we can find it.
This week Book Reviews and West Coast News! Terri Griffith and Joanna Topor
review Miranda July’s book No One Belongs Here More Than You. Worked in
to the commentary is discussion of the Mackenzie’s sex life and Oprah’s
use of the phrase Vah-Jay-Jay.
Brian Andrews and Marc LeBlanc talk to curator Joseph del Pesco and artist
Scott Oliver about the Collective Foundation.
The Collective Foundation (CF) is a temporary organization. The concept of
curator Joseph del Pesco and artist Scott Oliver, CF relies on the contributions
of numerous people who are working to advance art in the Bay Area. During the
organization’s launch at YBCA, The Foundation will set up temporary headquarters
in our galleries. They will hold think-tank discussions, how-to sessions for
navigating the CF Web interface, and Shotgun Review Second Saturdays where participants
will review as many Bay Area art shows as possible. The furniture for the Foundation’s
headquarters will be borrowed from local individuals, modified for the exhibition,
and returned at the close of the show—a generous illustration of the benefits
of networking. Find out more at www.collectivefoundation.org.
Duncan makes a funny noise at the end of the show.
This week Art Fair Part Deux. In response to blog comments I am attempting something
new, and listing the times of the bits. Which I must say is one more damn task
to complete for the show, but I’ll try it and see if it drives me insane.
0:00-11:25 Intro, overall recap and lots of snotty commentary by Duncan, Amanda,
11:40-22:10 Team Browder (Amanda and Dolly Browder) with Susan Hobbs on the
Susan Hobbs Gallery.
22:20-29:05 Team Queer Ghetto Bus (Terri, Serena and Meg) talk to folks from
the Thomas Robertello Gallery: guests Thomas Robertello , Adam Ekberg ,Lily
McElroy, Hybinette + Richards
29:10-34:00 TB talks to artist David Opdyke with Roebling Hall Art Gallery
and Dolly gives some of the best insight ever!
34:10-37:38 TQGB talks to the Williamsburg based Eyewash Gallery and Larry
Walczak and Paul Kurman.
37:50-46:05 TB talks to Santiago Cucullu with High Point Press about his work.
46:20-49:55 TQGB talks to the delightful artist Anni Holm with Orleans Street
Gallery and the art scene in St. Charles Illinois.
50:05-58:40 Joel Beck Who runs Roebling Hall Gallery who curated the video
installation spectacle in the lobby along with Steven Levy.
58:45-1:05:35 TQGB talks about Brittany’s va-jay-jay and with the fine folks
from the Capla Kesting Gallery: David Kesting, John Leo, Daniel Edwards, Martina
1:05:45-1:14:00 TB Talks to Steve Zavvatero and Heather Marx of The Heather
Marx Gallery from San Francisco. Amanda tries to start a knife fight.
1:14:20-1:19:30 The Team Browder wrap up which is a delightful conversation
between Amanda and Dolly recapping Dolly’s first Art Fair experience. This is
my personal favorite moment in the show.
1:19:30-1:22:45 Closing credits and quips, never to be missed.
Whew! That was some serious typing for 6 a.m. on a Sunday.
Lastly, while looking for a picture for this weeks show, I stumbled upon this
link on Anni Holm’s site, check out the story and help if you can. Anni should
e-mail us so we can have them both on to talk about it.