The work was performed in the service of the archive process, in the form of collection of bacteria from my own body. The samples were transferred to an environment conducive to growth and development. The sum of the collected bacteria showing the presence of invisible organisms on the body of the host.
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Portrait of MCAB
The work "Portrait of MCAB" is not only about the issue of Museum as a space, which has been closed for some time; it is also about Museum s existence in time, as well as the biological aspect. Given that I have not had a chance to visit the interior of the Museum, neither when it was open for public nor now, I can infer that I do not have a relationship with it, and see it merely as one building in line building rotting away in Belgrade. The issue of time imposes itself... [more]
Recently exhibited at Harlem School of the Arts' freshly renovated Gallery Space, Fabiola Jean-Louis' Rewriting History is an interdisciplinary series that serves up a ride through antiquity and imagination. Modern period dresses, fashioned almost entirely from paper, become actors in a photographic essay that challenges notions of reality, time and space. Visual, sculptural and performative at once, the artist creates a world that embodies an alternate past where people of color might have live... [more]
Interesting. The word says a lot and nothing at all. We often leverage it to describe people, projects, and ideas that we don’t quite know what to make of yet—or notions too complicated to be quickly defined. Used and abused, the word teeters on the brink of vacuity. Defining something as interesting insists on a radical subjectivity, the spark of a personal constellation of references and affinities. Yet it equally connotes the superficial bundle of affects often tendered in digital exc... [more]
Annette Weisser is interested in the remnants of history on the human psyche. The Berlin-based artist came of age in rural Germany in the 1980s, grappling with the specter of National Socialism and her own political socialization in West Germany. As part of the Kriegsenkel generation (the “grandchildren of the war”), Weisser and her contemporaries are caught in a moral crisis, horrified by the fascism of the past and unsettled by their nation’s ethos of repentance since the 1960s. H... [more]
Curated by Albert Stabler, GRAFT is an installation work by ArtSlant Prize 2014 winner, Edra Soto, opening this Friday, April 1st from 6 - 8 pm at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space.
The exhibition will be on view until May 1st, 2016.
Galley Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6 pm. Located inside Essex Street Market, New York.
Image: Edra Soto, Photo Documentation (Cement Bus Stop, San Juan, Puerto Rico), 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Born in Puerto Rico and residing for decades in Chicago,... [more]
I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to points. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.’ —Harry Nilsson
At Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth Street location, Tony Tasset has wallpapered the large warehouse space with 66 arrow paintings. The paintings, which feature pairs of arrows (one pointing up, the other pointing do... [more]
Sunim KohMarie CraigProgram * Exhibition Open 11.00am - 4.00pm* Welcome by Rae Bolotin 11.30am – 11.45pm * Sabrina Roesner talks about the World Heritage artist in residence program 11.45am – 12.15pm * Magda Wegrzyn - artist talk 12.15pm – 12.30pm* Lunch - bring your own picnic; Bilpin Cider will be served. 12.30pm – 1.30pm*Cyanotype Workshop - Part 1 1.30pm – 2.00pm * Marie C... [more]
by Annie Shepard
on July 26, 2015
Sticks and Stones
The Amanda Knox Trial of Sienna Reid
On November 2nd, 2007 Meredith Kercher was found dead in her apartment in Perugia, Italy. What followed was part murder investigation, part tabloid fodder, and part witch hunt.
Amanda Knox, Meredith's roommate, was arrested for the crime. Despite having no physical evidence linking her with the scene of the crime, Knox was... [more]
By ERIC REGULY
Through paintings, photographs, film and 'curse tablets,' artist Sienna Reid explores the Italian murder case that transfixed the world
Sienna Reid's whimsical apartment in Rome's ancient Monti neighbourhood has morphed into a tantalizing cultural testament to Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted, and later acquitted, of the murder of her British roommate in Perugia, Italy.
Enormous strips of white paper hang from the walls of Reid's studio. They bear the grisly or outrageous... [more]
by Alison Gates
All in all, I found this show, dare I say? Fun.
The last time Sienna Reid showed at Collusion Gallery, in August 1997 for her show "My Friends, Naked," I approached the show with fear. The fear turned to respect when I realized that Reid had pulled off a feat of postmodernist dexterity by using one of the oldest painting formats, the nude portrait, to convey a new late-twentieth century kind of honesty and honor. Still, despite the fact that "My Friends, Naked" made... [more]
Imagine you have a daughter. She is a good kid -- almost 20 years old, hasn't ever been in trouble. Her friends, family, teachers, acquaintances all describe her with words like sweet, funny, sporty, loyal, wouldn't hurt a fly -- all things you might find in any high-school yearbook. She is about to embark on her junior year abroad -- an adventure for which she has saved and planned -- to Perugia, Italy, where she wants to study language. After just a few weeks in the country, she is accused... [more]
Picturing the Unsayable: Carl E. Hazlewood
by Patricia Spears Jones
From the New York Quotidian series, 2012, pigment print, 15 × 10 inches. Images courtesy of the artist and Skoto Gallery, New York.
I met Carl Hazlewood in that most millennial of ways: Facebook. His daily postings of his and other artists’ works intrigued me; I had to “friend” him. What started as an interest in daily musings and pictorial renderings became a full-fledged 3D friendship. But Car... [more]