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20110916192706-04__9 Agitated Histories   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Michael Cataldi, Sam Durant, Deborah Grant, Rodney McMillian, Geof Oppenheimer, Loraine O’Grady, Mark Tribe at SITE Santa Fe October 22nd, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Posted 1/1/12

AGITATED HISTORIES PRESENTS an international and intergenerational group of artists whose works, in a range of media, create a dialogue with historic figures, movements, and events. For some of the artists in this exhibition, history is a subject to be challenged, re-written, or recreated, while for others it is a source of inspiration and creative energy. Through Agitated Histories, our understanding of historic events is upended while new histories are brought to light. The works in the exhi... [more]

20100823144611-blumandpoe-endlessbummer Endless Picture Industry   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Justin Beal, Billy Al Bengston, Scott Benzel, Gil Blank, Jennifer Bornstein, Carol Bove, Cameron, Anne Collier, R. Crumb, Lucy Dodd, Sam Durant, Roe Ethridge, Amy Granat, Guyton\Walker, Drew Heitzler, Ed Kienholz, Margaret Kilgallen, Nate Lowman, John McCracken, Adam McEwen, Aleksandra Mir, Dave Muller, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Phillips, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Reena Spaulings, Vincent Szarek, Christopher Williams at Blum & Poe July 3rd, 2010 - August 28th, 2010
Posted 8/23/10

Review also includes “Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That).” Organized by Walead Beshty at Regen Projects. Both of these artist-curated, large group shows gather an impressive all-my-cool-friends and heavy-hitters list of players and both claim, in their statements, to be in large part organized in response to an ambivalent experience or conflicted impression of Los Angeles as a formative urban, cultural context. Both shows are full of really good individual works. Couched in terms of Adorno... [more]

Maurizio-cattelan-untitled-opera-per-la-xiv-biennale-internazionale-di-scultura-di-carrara-ph Another Biennale? This time in marble...   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Nevin Aladağ, Carl Andre, Libero Andreotti, Asymptote, Vanessa Beecroft, Huma Bhabha, Rossella Biscotti, Leonardo Bistolfi, Monica Bonvicini, Carlos Bunga, Aldo Buttini, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Valentin Carron, Maurizio Cattelan, Marcelo Cidade, Nemanja Cvijanović, Arturo Dazzi, Sam Durant, URS FISCHER, Lucio Fontana, Norman Foster, Yona Friedman, Massimiliano Fuksas, Cyprien Gaillard, Frank Gehry, Antony Gormley, Cai Guo-Qiang, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Houseago, Liu Jianhua, Grigor Kepinov, Daniel Knorr, Terence Koh, Grzegorz Kowalski, Daniel Libeskind, Wu Maoquan, Arturo Martini, Paul McCarthy, Fausto Melotti, Ohad Meromi, Gustav Metzger, MVRDV, Deimantas Narkevicius, Kristina Norman, Jean Nouvel, Yerbossyn Meldibekov and Nurbossyn Oris, Damián Ortega, Santiago Sierra, Alina Szapocznikow, Dymitr Szwarc, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kevin van Braak, Bogulov Veniamin, Ingal Vladimir, Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, Gillian Wearing, Adolfo Wildt, Artur Żmijewski, Zorka Wollny     at INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA July 26th, 2010 - October 31st, 2010
Posted 7/6/10

Monuments represent power and are generally speaking stand-ins for national identity; in a word, they are authoritarian. Monuments-as-objects have had their sense and meaning radically changed with an array of failure and crises across the modern historical and political panorama. We are presently plagued with the decay of monuments, a de-monumentalization of symbols and historical icons often replaced by other varieties, less governmental, more icon: TV personalities, general phemera and the omni... [more]

Revolution_thumb Panther Propaganda   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Emory Douglas at New Museum July 22nd, 2009 - October 18th, 2009
Posted 8/9/09

          If you're tired of carefree summer group shows, head over to the New Museum for a history lesson.  Emory Douglas: Black Panther, curated by LA-based artist Sam Durant, presents Douglas' work beginning from his time as the Revolutionary Artist of the Black Panther Party. As the designer of the Black Panther, the Party's weekly newspaper, which at its height reached a circulation of over 400,000 internationally, Douglas created the iconic political imagery for the paper between 196... [more]

Lawler_matchbooks Art I Wouldn't Want to Part With   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Barbara Bloom, Sophie Calle, Trisha Donnelly, Sam Durant, Maria Eichhorn, Sylvie Fleury, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Fabrice Gygi, Jamie Isenstein, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Leigh Ledare, Sam Lewitt, ivan matos, Allan McCollum, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Walter Robinson, Aura Rosenberg, Jim Shaw, Greg Parma Smith, John Waters, Lawrence Weiner at Swiss Institute February 13th, 2009 - April 4th, 2009
Posted 2/15/09

For REGIFT New York artist and Swiss Institute Director John Miller chose the works and commissioned a total of 25 artists. The artists handle the subject of gift exchange in its many arrays including appropriation, value, potlatch (recirculation) and reciprocity. It is a very intriguing art show, with many multi- layered background stories. As objects, many of the artworks summon the surreal, existing as darling momentos generously on view for the public.Jamie Isenstein has bestowed props which a TV... [more]

Cb08jpg OCMA's California Biennial on View Through March 15  
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Michael Arcega, Edgar Arceneaux, The Backroom, My Barbarian, Kelly Barrie, Justin Beal, Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Jedediah Caesar, Sarah Cain, Bruce Conner, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Felipe Dulzaides, Sam Durant, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, ESL (Esthetics as a Second Language), Morgan Fisher, Piero Golia, Gronk, Karl Haendel, Mark Hagen, Skylar Haskard, Patrick "Pato" Hebert, Evan Holloway, Margaret Honda, Jordan Kantor, Mary Kelly, Tony Labat, D'nell Larson, Elad Lassry, William Leavitt, Matt Lucero, Shana Lutker, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, Julio Cesar Morales, Raymond Pettibon, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Yvonne Rainer, Marco Rios, Amanda Ross-Ho, Aaron Sandnes, Anna Sew Hoy, High Desert Test Sites, Jim Skuldt, Kara Tanaka, Joel Tauber, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Erika Vogt, Mary Weatherford, Lauren Woods, Brenna Youngblood at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) October 26th, 2008 - March 15th, 2009
Posted 10/25/08

It has been a rough start to the new millennium, and sadly art survey shows have failed to reflect the context in which art makers and viewers live. Thankfully Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART has remedied the disconnect with the 2008 California Biennial. Before you walk in the door, Sam Durant's banners (in English and Spanish) hijack the OC's civic-boosterism-via-banner-blight, by reminding residents that their comfortable homes were built by the sweat of an undocumented workforce, on a piece of... [more]

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