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Loop Barcelona 2015: Poetry, Politics, and Personal Stories   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/4/15

The camera floats through a slap-dash architectural model, following a trickle of water originating from a fountain stuck through a passport picture, gargoyle-style, flowing past miniature cities consisting of slabs of transparent plastic, slipping into a next scene. Garishly colored deserts are bombarded with Jell-O and chocolate sprinkles. Fruit is hooked up to seriously scientific machines with electric cables. And TV-commercials from the eighties spin out of control. In the meantime the swinging sou... [more]

This Is Not a Music Video: A Video Art Playlist   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 6/1/15

“Video killed the radio star,” The Buggles sang in 1979. The song brims with nostalgic longing for a simpler, low-tech era that was more authentic and wholesome. Two years later MTV was launched, the first television network to non-stop broadcast music videos. With a self-congratulating sense of irony the programmers selected “Video Killed the Radio Star” as the first clip to be shown. The event may not have marked the actual death of the radio star but it did introduce a... [more]

Post-human: Gender Identities And Cyberspace   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Juliette Bonneviot, Andrea Crespo, Morag Keil, Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) April 22nd - June 21st
Posted 6/1/15

Transgender identities are coming of age with a global platform and widening acceptance. Gender fluidity is not yet accepted in all countries and cultures and therein lies the latest challenge of the multi-faceted identity of being transgender, implying a journey from birth to re-assigned identity and a dual cultural heritage inherited as a consequence. Trans identities are becoming more culturally accepted in the West and new neuro-biological research is also contributing to the debate and suggestin... [more]

Tim Knowles  
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5/29/15 Posted 5/29/15

Tree Drawing film: https://vimeo.com/37331908 [more]

Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E15 with Theaster Gates   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 5/28/15

Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before. In this week's season 1 finale: "I'm learning a lot about myself right now." Turns out Theaster Gates is a natural at make up application. He also tells Danny about being a university profe... [more]

ATTILA CSÖRGŐ  
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5/25/15 Posted 5/25/15

Combining the media of ......read more: http://gregorpodnar.com/attila-csorgo/ [more]

FLUX: Dawn of the Harlem Art Fair  
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5/25/15 Posted 5/25/15

Last weekend, Harlem welcomed the FLUX Art Fair - its first contemporary art fair. The event launched with a VIP reception on Wednesday, May 13th and was open to the public Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, the 17th. FLUX had been hard-fought by its organizer, Leanne Stella of Art in Flux -especially with the building under hard-hat construction up to the eleventh hour. All came together beautifully in the end, and the FLUX Art Fair waxed luminous against a backdrop of higher profile art ev... [more]

Klaus Guingand Artworks  
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5/23/15 Posted 5/23/15

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Kenneth Radu - Macri’s Pink Narrative  
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5/20/15 Posted 5/20/15

Macri’s Pink Narrative. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd “In the film Funny Face starring the exquisite Audrey Hepburn and the light-as-air Fred Astaire, the dynamic Kay Thompson in her role of fashion editor proclaims that it’s time to “Think Pink!” We are then treated to a frenzy of pink haute couture. Of all colours in western society …” [more]

Kenneth Radu - Facing the Faces: the Facebook Self-portraits of Adamo Macri  
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5/20/15 Posted 5/20/15

Facing the Faces: the Facebook Self-portraits of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd “Self-portraiture and painting are almost synonymous. Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Titian, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Francisco Goya, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, Emily Carr, Frida Kahlo, a legion of others: the walls of art galleries are heavy with images of artists w... [more]

Kenneth Radu - Art of the Orifice: Adamo Macri’s Verboten  
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5/20/15 Posted 5/20/15

Art of the Orifice: Adamo Macri’s Verboten. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd “The human body has always been the source of pleasure and revulsion, at once the embodiment of ecstasy and excrement, delight and disgust, beauty and brutality, dream and nightmare. In his great satire Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift depends upon such antithesis in his portrayal of the admirable Houyhnhnms and Gulliver’s ensuing misanthropy. A... [more]

Kenneth Radu - Cellular Excitement: An Appreciation of the Art of Adamo Macri  
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5/20/15 Posted 5/20/15

Cellular Excitement: An Appreciation of the Art of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd "In many of his drawings, photos, constructions and other pieces of art, Adamo Macri depicts various forms existing beneath the visible surfaces of the world, and the reality of secret miniscule life teeming in obscure places. He explores, or imagines, acts of creation from the fundamental cellular level of existence to the intangible world of states... [more]

On Troll Caves and Rose Gardens: Jon Rafman and Keren Cytter at Feuer/Mesler   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Keren Cytter, Jon Rafman at Feuer Mesler May 10th - June 14th
Posted 5/19/15

In Jon Rafman’s 2013 film, Still Life (Betamale), we watch furries and hentai sourced from the deep web while a flat voiceover delivers a speech about leaving one world to enter another. It’s the promise virtual realities offer us: escapism. This idea is at the center of Grand Tour, the inaugural two-person show featuring new works from Rafman and Keren Cytter at Feuer/Mesler, one of two new Lower East Side galleries founded this year by Zach Feuer and Untitled director Joel Mesler (the sec... [more]

FOLLOW THE (SILK) DOVES... MY "COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE" SOLO-SHOW IS APPROACHIN'  
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5/18/15 Posted 5/18/15

This is the Official Flyer of my next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse″ – taking place in an amazing Romanesque temple, on Lake Como, Italy. The show is exceptionally scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5, 2015, in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center – 50 meters from the lake shore – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy: St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a really beautiful setting... [more]

The Plural Present: Artists Research Unconditional Love   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 5/18/15

In Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Italo Calvino illustrates, with the aid of an Italian folktale, how love might be a force of attraction that holds the very craft of a story that brings seemingly disjunct events together. King Charlemagne, spellbound by a ring, falls in love with whoever possesses it: a young girl, an old man, and finally, a lake. “To hold this chain of events together, there is a verbal link, the word 'love' or 'passion,' which establishes a continuity between different... [more]

Sarah Sze  
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5/16/15 Posted 5/16/15

Since the late 1990s Sarah Sze's signature sculptural aesthetic has presented ephemeral installations that..... read more: http://www.victoria-miro.com/artists/33-sarah-sze/ [more]


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