June, 2011

Under Destruction I & II

Today’s article is from our friends at Art Practical, where Christine Wong Yap discusses the group shows Under Deconstruction I & II at the Swiss Institute. Under Deconstruction III is open through August 7th. What if we thought of the substance of art not as media, but as matter? Matter exists continuously, whereas media must be elevated to the status of an art object. In[…..]

Video, an Art, a History 1965 – 2010

In the self-explanatory show entitled Video, an Art, a History 1965 – 2010, the history and evolution of the video art genre are recounted through 50 video works and installations, drawn from the collections of both the Singapore Art Museum and Centre Pompidou. Having developed in tandem with the apparatus of television and the analogue and then digital video cameras, video art’s reconfiguration of the[…..]

Artstars*: John Waters at the Venice Biennale

Today’s video is from our friends at ArtStars*, a traveling show about the contemporary art world, out to uncover the 7 Unsolved Mysteries of the Art World — one art scene, one country at a time. In this video, host, Nadja Sayej, catches American filmmaker John Waters at the Venice Biennale 2011 to ask him about that piece of art he made called “Contemporary art[…..]

For A Long Time at Roberts & Tilton

In The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World, scholar Elaine Scarry describes the inability of language to interpret and express physical pain: “By its very nature, pain resists, even destroys the language that grapples with it.” But what of the capacity of visual art to interpret and translate this bodily experience? “For a Long Time”, on view now at Roberts &[…..]

From the DS Archives: Stefano Arienti

This Sunday, From the DS Archives presents anew the work of Italian artist Stefano Arienti who works with found images and printed materials in the tradition of Arte Povera. Arienti is presently a part of the project Terre Vulnerabili at Hangar Bicocca in Milan, a series of four exhibitions exploring the concept of vulnerability through site-specific works or works redesigned specifically for the space. This article[…..]

Playgrounds of War

Playgrounds of War is an exhibition of photographs by Gina Glover on the memories and detritus of military bases, on view at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow till 7 August 2011. Since the early 1980s, Glover has travelled in search of abandoned military bases. Glover developed the Playgrounds of War series from photographs of Harrington, a former World War II airbase in England, which was[…..]

Miles Davis’ Wives

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Miles Davis wasn’t interested in Flamenco dancers or their music. Maybe it was too frilly, too foreign, too feminine to enter his orbit. Whatever the reason, Frances Taylor, the first Mrs. Miles Davis, set out to change his mind. She’d been to Barcelona and fallen for the sexy Spanish sounds and wanted[…..]