January, 2011

Feng Mengbo

Today’s article is from our friends at Art Practical, where Matthew Harrison Tedford discusses the installation The Long March: Restart by artist Feng Mengbo currently on view at MoMA PS1. Feng Mengbo at MoMA PS1 demands that viewers participate in the work’s unraveling. The Long March: Restart (2008), the installation coterminous with the eponymous exhibition, is a video game. The exhibition marks the first time[…..]

From the DS Archives: Franziska-Klotz

This Sunday, the DS Archives reintroduces German artists Franziska-Klotz. This February Franziska-Klotz will be showing solo at the Charim Ungar Gallerie Berli.  She is also currently part of the group show Lost, up through March at the Galerie im Parkin Bremen. This article was originally written by Seth Curcio on April 24th, 2009. Currently on view at the Cerasoli Gallery in Culver City, California is new[…..]

Debt

Usually the word ‘debt’ raises fear in the hearts of people everywhere. It is often associated with maxed out credit cards and other financial woes. Sometimes it is associated with those freakishly kind people who, for one reason or another, we constantly feel indebted. However, there can be positive connotations to this four letter word. Debt is the title of an exhibition that features two[…..]

Browser Art from the Comfort of Home

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Around 1970, painter David Hockney was in London feeling listless. Or at least he was according to Jack Hazan’s 1974 documentary, A Bigger Splash, which portrays Hockney as a lovesick, indecisive genius. The original NYTimes review of Hazan’s film called it “unforgivably solemn, something that Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey would never[…..]

Everything You Need to Know

Marcel Broodthaers, DVD movie still, GRT Archive. I remember the first time I saw a work by Marcel Broodthaers. It was also the first time I had heard of him. I had just begun working as an exhibitions installer at the Harvard University Art Museums and we were installing Extreme Connoisseurship, a show curated by Linda Norden from, if I recall correctly, the Fogg’s collection[…..]

Manuel Ocampo: The Painter’s Equipment

Beware of those guys who appear to paint the stuff of (mostly the Christian) religion. Often accompanying the gilded visual tales of Virgin and Child in various mediums are irresistible moral invectives, sexual innuendos and didactic spiritual laws, implicit political commentary and socio-cultural critique, which of course, make them loads of fun to look at. Yet these powerful undercurrents only emerge quite prominently if these[…..]

Unsettled Objects

Unsettled Objects at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow, reflects on how artists have examined the social and political. The exhibition takes its name from Lothar Baumgarten’s (b. 1944) installation Unsettled Objects, 1968-9. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford which probes the status of the object as it journeys into the museum, and uses the language of the museum to call attention to the ideologies of[…..]