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November 3, 1971
Hello My Love,
It has been three weeks since we said our final goodbyes in Kansas City. I hope you have safely arrived at your new apartment, and you are no longer tired from travelling so far. I also hope this letter- the first of our correspondence- will find you in the right place... [more]
Posted by Omo Misha on 8/25 | View the full blog list HEREBryan Christie's new work is a walk through a dimly lit dream. Biomorphic shapes, drenched and floating, appear more necessary than aesthetic. Yet, there is a subtle beauty about each image - haunting, unsettling and almost archaic. Perhaps you are drawn by Christie’s use of mysterious hues; or grasping at something academic, hovering just above your intelligence. Whatever it may be, your inquiry continues until you have at last unearthe... [more]
[Originally published: Artlink » vol 33 no 3, 2013 » Conversations in the Dark: Bill Hart On the occaision of Dark MOFO, the wintertime festival at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania, Australia]
It is no surprise that Dark MOFO, MONA's wintertime festival of art, sound, and light, would contain artworks related to deviance. What is more surprising is that the festival opened with such a modest start. Hobart-based Bill Hart’s multimedia installation Conversations in t... [more]
Written for The Reanimation Library’s Word Processor series in response to Willy Ley’s The Poles (1962).
A scientist searching for sleep and privacy, taken from The Poles.
Rarely Left Alone
In the introduction to The Poles, Albert P. Crary lists the many problems of the polar scientist: the arduous life, the inefficiency of the work, the accumulation of data only by scattered fragments, and that he is “rarely is left alone” to experiment. A penchant for solita... [more]
[Originally published: Art in America, Jan2012, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p31-2]
WHO REALLY RUNS—and most profits from—the current art system? Not 99% of artists and not 99% of the general public, now forced to pay ever-escalating museum admission fees to gaze at contemporary artworks they could never afford. Such hip luxuries are sold to the richest 1% in galleries that many ordinary people find too intimidating to enter. And it’s no secret that the moguls who sit on museum boards ar... [more]
[Originally published: A Blade of Grass blog, June 5, 2012]
Last October, I wrote an article entitled Art and the 99%, reflecting my initial thoughts on the art world in relation to Occupy Wall Street. It was published in January in Art in America. Shortly thereafter, I received an email from Derek Guthrie, who along with his wife was the founder of the New Art Examiner, the only nationally distributed art publication to ever come out of Chicago.
Derek Guthrie and Jane Addams Allen met in... [more]
[Artist profiles I wrote for exhibition I curated: Unspecific Index, 601Artspace, New York, NY; 11/15/2012-02/02/2013]
Work in Show
John Baldessari, GOYA SERIES: AND THERE IS NO REMEDY, 1997. Inkjet print and hand lettering on canvas, 75 x 60 inches.
Much of John Baldessari’s work famously involves pointing, in which he tells the viewer not only what to look at, but how to make visual selections and comparisons. Baldessari often points simply for the sake of... [more]
Written while a Research Fellow at the Artist's Institute during Lucy McKenzie's season
Artifice and Deception
Faux, a loanword from French meaning false, refers to that which is created in imitation: something made to appropriate another object’s materiality. Faux’s closest synonyms include simulated, artificial and unreal. The words counterfeit and camouflage are more distant relatives to faux, but when the three are taken together they represent a constellation of strat... [more]
Written for The Paris College of Art’s 72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today.
Description of assignment
The self-portrait is a quintessential assignment to the foundational arts course. Creating a self-portrait lets us consider our own personhood and represent this externally to our own self. By expanding upon the idea of what constitutes a self-portrait, we can begin to reconsider the boundaries of our own “self” and how it exists within the world.... [more]
Photographs are the best ways of reminding the old memories. So, if you don’t want your memories to get erased, you have to capture it in the lens before the event gets over. There are different types of event and on the basis of the types of the event the photography is classified. Prom photography is basically hired for capturing the astonishing moments of the school prom. Most of the prom photographers avail free of charge service, but if you are looking for experienced service then th... [more]
from Bakwa magazine
Tito Valery (Photo Credit February 16th)
To observe the world in colour, especially through photographs, can be deceptive— years of perfectioning technicolour have made that possible. We tend to focus on the gloriousness of the colours, overlooking the simple things that really matter. Perhaps this reverence for colour dates back to Greek tradition, which affirms that beauty is not only symmetria (symmetry) but also chroma (colour). It would be a shame if we are t... [more]
MARIA'S COMET 1847 iv is dedicated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of International with special thanks to the Maria Mitchell Association
MARIA'S COMET 1847 iv (IMDb) is a short film by American curator and filmmaker Homa Taj (IMDb) based on a poem of the same name by Frank J Cunningham.
For more details about the film, the poet, the filmmakers, the cast and other information, please visit our website: http://mariascomet.com/ [more]
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Urban Dimensions San Francisco by David Perea (2013)
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Maidens of London by David Perea (2014)
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from The Ann Arbor Review of Books
South African Artist Wim Botha has prepared an incredible work of carved books for the Venice Biennale.
“Unless there’s terrible news Africa doesn’t get much notice in this part of the world.” Thus begins a piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Holland Cotter, for The New York Times. The piece, titled “A Million Pieces of Home”, subconsciously reveals a patronizing ideology which more often than not pervades the We... [more]
from The Ann Arbor Review of Books
Cache by Minna Salami Weedmark Publishing; 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1-291-31161-7
When Nigerian-Swedish writer Minna Salami released a slim collection of poetry on Valentine’s day this year, I immediately recalled that I’d read her poems sometime in 2010 on the erstwhile Palapala Magazine. The impression the poems left on me then was of a confident poet who wasn’t afraid to experiment with language as she branded her Aforcentrism with conviction... [more]