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20120422191935-po_2012_mother_200_c4826_p Paulina Olowska at Simon Lee Gallery   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Paulina Olowska at Simon Lee April 13th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012
Posted 4/22/12

Coincidence had it that I saw the current Paulina Olowska exhibition within thirty hours of attending a talk on Liberation Porn – The Radical Politics of Seventies Gay Male Sex Film, given by scholar Ryan Powell. Besides the pretty patent differences between these events, there were some worthwhile analogies to be drawn in subject matter and ideology between the two. The extraordinarily insightful talk explored how the loosening of censorship in the late 1960’s in the United States enabled... [more]

Mobydick The Salty Atmosphere of Moby Dick   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Kenneth Anger, Matthew Benedict, Mark Bradford, Marcel Broodthaers, Angela Bulloch, Tom Burr, Tacita Dean, Marcel Dzama, Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, John Gutmann, Susan Hiller, Evan Holloway, Peter Hutton, Colter Jacobsen, Brian Jungen, Buster Keaton, Rockwell Kent, Mateo Lopez, Jorge Macchi, Kris Martin, Henrik Olesen, Paulina Olowska, Damián Ortega, Jean Painlevé, Kirsten Pieroth, Adrián Villar Rojas, Richard Serra, Andreas Slominski, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Orson Welles at CCA Wattis Institute September 22nd, 2009 - December 12th, 2009
Posted 10/12/09

With Moby-Dick, the Wattis presents the second of three shows rousting the spirits of great American literature. Although painted like a Nautica bedroom set with navy walls and white text, each room conjures the salty atmosphere of a heaving ship with alternately droning and ranting snippets from Orson Welles's recitation of Moby Dick. These elements (whale, walls, and Welles) attempt to interlace work from thirty-three international artists—no small feat. Of course, I don't envy the cu... [more]

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