January, 2011

Physical Center

Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects on Andrews Road in London is an inconspicuous space persistently aswarm with creative energy and excitement. Conceived as a ‘laboratory of ideas; a testing ground for new thoughts and actions,’ Shonibare studio invites the submission of exhibition proposals – three of which are chosen yearly to be exhibited in the space. This year, launching the new season of exhibitions at Guest[…..]

From the DS Archives: Sanford Biggers Moon Medicine

On this Sunday from the DS Archives, reacquaint yourself the work of Sanford Biggers. This article was originally written by Allison Gibson on March 11, 2010. Currently on view at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum is a solo presentation of new work by internationally renowned, New York-based artist, Sanford Biggers. The work on view in the exhibition, entitled Moon Medicine, encompasses the breadth of Biggers’[…..]

Testimony of Simplicity: Jason Kalogiros at UnoSolo

In the Same Place no.7 (Bernal Hill), 4 x 5 inches, analog c-print. 2010. Courtesy of UnoSolo.

A pinhole camera is a primitive, often homemade photographic apparatus composed of a darkened chamber, in which light sensitive film or photographic paper is inserted and then exposed via a tiny “pinhole” puncture in the wall of the compartment. It is “Photography 101″ at its most basic. San Francisco based artist, Jason Kalogiros constructed his from an Old Fashioned Quaker Oats container, featuring the familiar face[…..]

The Self-Discipline Artist

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Maybe it’s an American thing, a hanger-on Puritan fetish, but I can think of few qualities more seductive than discipline. It seems like the quickest path to perfection, and as much as I purport to accept—even celebrate—“idiosyncrasy,” “peculiarity,” “limitation,” they’re all consolation prizes, the realities you force yourself to love once you[…..]

ASCII History of Moving Images

Today’s article is from our friends at Art Practical, where Mathew Harrison Tedford discusses the History of Moving Images via a collection of Vuk Ćosić’s 1998 détourned film clips, on display on the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) NetArt online gallery. The flickering green blowjob is both radical and passé. The alphanumeric pixels depict an ambiguously famous sex scene. It is[…..]

PROGENY II: ON ART, FAMILY, RACE, and CULTURE

From October 8th, 2010 through January 23rd 2011, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina, presents an exhibition by two creative duos of mother and son artists entitled Progeny Two: Deb Willis and Hank Willis Thomas and Fo Wilson and Dayo. This exhibition is an exploration of the creative process per se and the context of social and[…..]

George Condo’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Today’s post comes from our friends over at Flavorwire.com, a site dedicated to breaking exciting news in everything contemporary, including visual art. In the spirit of our ongoing content sharing partnership, we bring you an article about the collaboration between George Condo and Kanye West for Kanye’s latest album cover. Some interesting, albeit not really surprising, news: According to Calvin Tomkins’ profile of George Condo[…..]