Wednesday Clips 5/27/09

May 27, 2009 · Print This Article

A webchat with Andy, Oliver Laric (

A webchat with Andy Warhol, Oliver Laric (

Here’s what’s got my attention, web-wise, so far this week:

*San Diego Museum of Art director Derrick R. Cartwright appointed director of the Seattle Art Museum.

*Art Institute of Chicago director James Cuno hopes to initiate massive fundraising drive for free Museum admission.

*No Boys Allowed: yearlong exhibition at the Pompidou Center is for women-only.

*Barack Obama: The Freshman.

*Now on Vimeo: watch the NYFA Panel Discussion on ‘How the Recession Has Impacted the Art World’ (featuring Edward Winkleman, Sean Elwood, Stephanie Howe, Kay Takeda; via Edward_Winkleman).

*Scope Basil is only three weeks ago away, and still ‘aint got no permit.

*”I spent a year asking why the contemporary art bubble was the biggest, bubbliest bubble of them all”:  Ben Lewis’ The Great Contemporary Art Bubble preview clip on YouTube ( ART21’s Ben Street has a funny post on the film too).

*Boing Boing writer Joel Johnson chides Wired Online for being clueless about the importance of online media–a great post, but look to the comments for the real dirt. (via ArtFagCity’s Twitter).

*Speaking of Twitter, it could be coming to a t.v. near you.

*Grrr. Argh: Monster Kid Home Movies (via Boing Boing).

*Pierogi’s famed flat files now searchable online. (via Art Fag City).

*A live conversation with a dead Andy Warhol, via psychic via webchat (via

*Beautiful/Decay needs YOU to help pick the theme for its next limited-edition publication. Winner gets a copy of the book. For free!

*Applications for the 2009 William H. Johnson Prize are now available. Due date is July 31st. (Via Artipedia).

Tuesday’s Video Pick: Matthew Green’s Spectral Dragging

May 26, 2009 · Print This Article

Spectral Dragging, 2009 from Matthew Green on Vimeo.

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.

Got an Extra $2.3M? Buy the House from Ferris Bueller

May 26, 2009 · Print This Article

Ferris-Bueller HouseThe suburban Chicago home (Highland Park) made famous in 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is up for sale for $2.3 million.

At 5,300-square-feet the house was the fictional home of Ferris Bueller’s friend, Cameron Frye. In the movie, Frye accidentally sends his father’s Ferrari through one of the house’s glass walls and into the woods outside.

The home is at 370 Beech Street, Highland Park.

Sudler Sotheby’s International Realtor Meladee Hughes says being in the home is like living in the tree house. She says there’s been a lot of interest from buyers already.

Hughes says there’s a wall dedicated to the movie in the home’s steel and glass pavilion overlooking a ravine. The wall includes behind-the-scenes photographs of Ruck and Matthew Broderick, who plays Bueller.

See a slideshow of photos and more information here

Call for artists: re-envision the for rent sign

May 26, 2009 · Print This Article


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.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact:  Additional information will be
forthcoming at

A Lesson in How to be Canadian!

May 26, 2009 · Print This Article