This week: The epic Industry of the Ordinary show! Duncan and Richard interview Adam Brooks and Matthew Wilson who are Industry of the Ordinary. Go check out their show at the Chicago Cultural Center!
“Through sculpture, text, photography, video, sound and performanceÂ Industry of the OrdinaryÂ are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian.”
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.
WTF? this weeks show is as long as your arm and brimming with what you need to
know about the art world around you…
It’s a three shows for the price of one deal!!!
First Duncan takes on the Chicago Artist Coalition to find out, what they do and
what business they have publishing a magazine.
Next,Terri and Serena talk to David Adjaye and Cydney Payton at The Museum of Contemporary Art: Denver
and figure out how you go about building a museum.
As if that was not enough, Mark Staff Brandl our European Chief checks in to remind us
how important it is to be a member of a community.
The show closes with a tribute to the Birthday of Joseph Mohan.
The Central European Bureau, â€œEuroSharkâ€ Mark Staff Brandl and his new partner Lamis El Farra interview Alex Meszmer of the art team Meszmer/MÃ¼ller.
Meszmer discusses the exhibition they curated at Projektraum Exex titled â€œDeconstructing Eden â€“ Fragments of a Perfect Life,â€ their transitory museum-in-progress called Zeitgarten, the Swiss professional artistsâ€™ organization Visarte, and the new group of highly active â€œalternativeâ€ art spaces in Switzerland united under the rubric â€œOff-Off.â€
Terri and Joanna give their book review of Eeee Eee Eeeee by Tao Lin . The “shitty drawing of novels.”
Duncan rages about how F-ing angry he is at the Art Institute of Chicago, and in order to make up for it, rumor has it that he intends to increase his donation to them. If you work in development, please make a note of Duncanâ€™s generosity and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and Iâ€™ll pass along his phone number. He really wants to talk to you ASAP.