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20101116004012-sc13_3 Showcased   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Zarouhie Abdalian, Bill Albertini, Alpha60.com, Emanuele Becheri, Taha Belal, Carlos Bevilacqua, Elisheva Biernoff, David Buuck, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Brandon Walls Olsen, Nicolas  Boulard, Malak  Helmy, Jason  Kalogiros,   Cameron  Kelly,   Juozas  Laivys,   Michelle  Lopez,   George  Maciunas,   Benoît  Maire,   Lauren  Marsden,   Joshua  Martinez,   Nicolas  Matranga,   Giovanni  Oberti,   Mauro  Vignando at SC13 at the San Francisco Antique & Design Mall August 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2010
Posted 11/16/10

Entering San Francisco Antique & Design Mall is like stepping out of the wardrobe into a land full of haphazardly placed objects and wares, trinkets, tchotchkes, and worlds upon worlds of aged interiors, all of which manage to simultaneously disorient and excite the savvy adventurer. Located a little past Industrial Street and the just-built Lowe’s that is sure to threaten the extant home-building depots and emporiums en route, SFADM is (at best) unconsidered by devotees of con... [more]

Badger1 Monuments To Secrets Lost In The Night Of Time   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Christopher Badger at Jessica Silverman Gallery March 19th, 2010 - April 24th, 2010
Posted 5/18/10

"The heavenly motions... are nothing but a continuous song for several voices, perceived not by the ear but by the intellect,a figured music which sets landmarksin the immeasurable flow of time."John Banville: Kepler, (Minerva 1990) A freestanding wood and epoxy resin sculpture serves as a sentinel securing the space of the Silverman Gallery. This seven sided object, a key work in the Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Badger’s recent solo exhibition Rain Shadow Cross Section, consists... [more]

Ghostbusters_ii_poster I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/8/10

      In 1989, in the small conservative journal, The National Interest, a former political analyst for the US State Department, Francis Fukuyama, published an article entitled, The End of History? His article was hailed by some as the perfect interpretation of current events at a time when the Cold War disintegrated, the Berlin Wall fell, and the USSR and other “socialist” governments abandoned previous forms of socialist and communist economies in hopes of participating in... [more]

Blade_runner_poster More Human Than Human   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Eleanor Antin, Jennifer Bornstein, Juan Capistran, Bruce Conner, Rodney Graham, Colter Jacobsen, Tim Lee, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Kristen Morgin, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Allen Ruppersberg, Mark Soo, Ron Terada, Mario Garcia Torres, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, James Welling at CCA Wattis Institute January 19th, 2010 - April 10th, 2010
Posted 3/8/10

      Empathy, he once had decided, must be limited to herbivores or anyhow ominvores who could depart from a meat diet. Because, ultimately, the empathic gift blurred the boundaries between hunter and victim, between the successful and the defeated.   Science fiction is an art of prophecy, a process of historicizing the present, a reflection of an ongoing present as past, and a refraction of future permutations. The imaginary, symbolic, and real become interwoven through a proce... [more]

Cosmiclatte_jhu Cosmic Latte: In Search of Universal Color   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 1/26/10

This image is not my creation, nor is it the work of the astronomers who first registered it, Karl Glazebrook & Ivan Baldry. You see, the blanched chroma before you is a picture of the cosmos, the average color of the universe.  It was mixed on a Heideggerian palette: a celestial clearing, a void where being arose. The researchers sought to determine the age and composition of stars by charting emitted light in the largest sample of the universe yet analyzed—several billion light years of infor... [more]

Anthony_discenza_teaser_1_1416_45 Pretty Pictures Will Not Solve Anything: In Eight Parts   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Anthony Discenza at Catharine Clark Gallery January 7th, 2010 - February 13th, 2010
Posted 1/26/10

    One It’s Blackwater meets Saved By The Bell. It’s Darth Vader meets Debbie Does Dallas. It’s Tom Hanks meets Velveeta. It’s Lord of the Flies meets Dance Dance Revolution. Its Vito Acconci meets Penthouse Forum. It’s Marquis De Sade meets Benny Hill. These pairings are culled from a massive list of similar statements organized by Oakland-based artist, Anthony Discenza. Affixed to a wall in vinyl, the list, entitled Sometimes a Great Notion (Part 1) (all works 2009), is a keystone work in D... [more]

Lauren “I’LL FIND IT IF YOU STOP TALKING”   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jesse Ash, Gediminas Atskinas, Olivier Babin, Nina Beier, Liudvikas Buklys, David Buuck, Deric Carner, Etienne Chambaud, Brian Clifton, Torreya Cummings, Dina Danish, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Rosie Farrell, Daniel Oates Kuhn, Seth Lower, Benoit Maire, Francesca Bennett & Nicolas Matranga, Darius Mikšys, Tegan Moore, Elena Narbutaitė, Isola & Norzi, Kamau Amu Patton, Raymond Boisjoly & Ryan Peter, Mandla Reuter, Snowden Snowden, Gareth Spor, David Stein, Daniel Turner, Freek Wambacq, Jen Weih, Christine Wong Yap at Queen's Nails December 5th, 2009 - December 6th, 2009
Posted 12/28/09

    I didn’t see Exercises in Seeing, partially because I wasn’t there. In most cases, not having seen an exhibition should make writing its review rather difficult, if not utterly pointless (see: re+view). While what follows can only be a speculative reconstruction, perhaps conjecture is the only appropriate tool for reviewing an exhibition of contemporary art held completely in the dark. After all, no one saw the show. More than thirty primarily visual projects were shipped to San Francisco... [more]

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