Posts Tagged ‘Art Practical’

No Portraits: A bizarre tribute to Joseph Beuys, Frida Kahlo, Stelarc, Orlan, and other artists

Guillermo Gómez-Peña. No Portraits: Not James Luna, 2012, from the No Portraits photo-performance series. Courtesy of La Pocha Nostra, San Francisco. Photo: Jen Cohen.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you the work of writer and performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña. The original introduction to the piece explains, “A native of Mexico City, Gómez-Peña has created pioneering work in performance, video, radio, installation, poetry, journalism, and cultural theory that explores cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language, ‘extreme culture,’ and new technologies.” He is also[.....]

Painting Expanded

Tom LaDuke, Run Generator, 2009. Graphite, glue, mirror, 6 x 19 x 9 1/2 inches

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you Leigh Markopoulos‘s review of the recent Painting Expanded Symposium at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The one-day symposium was held on April 13, 2013 and included presentations and panel discussions with ten internationally-known artists from around the United States. On Saturday, April 13, 2013, ten artists representing[.....]

Falling from Great Heights

As a part of our ongoing partnership with the San Francisco-based arts publication Art Practical, today we bring you a review by Matt Stromberg of the exhibition Falling From Great Heights at Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles. Falling from Great Heights, the current exhibition at the Stephen Cohen Gallery, takes its title from a quotation by the astronomer Carl Sagan that addresses the sublime and ineffable nature of the universe: “The[.....]

The Modern Monster

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a review by Matt Sussman of the exhibition The Modern Monster at Queens Nail’s Gallery in San Francisco. “What kind of monster are you?” is the chorus from a single by the ’90s pop-punk group Slant 6.1 The question accuses the listener of being something other than human. However, the singer-guitarist Christina Billotte’s flat[.....]

Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Matrix 247

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Matt Sussman on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s 2007 video installation Morakot (Emerald), currently on view at the UC Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA) in Berkeley, California. Named after the abandoned Bangkok hotel in which it was filmed, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s 2007 video installationMorakot (Emerald) transforms the UC Berkeley Art Museum’s (BAM/PFA) small Matrix gallery into a kind of temporary residence.[.....]

Sadie Barnette – Composed and Performed

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Liz Glass on Sadie Barnette‘s exhibition at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco. Glitter and dirt; earthbound objects and slices of psychedelic space; the white cube and the club: these pairings are all present—and at odds—in Sadie Barnette’s exhibition, Composed and Performed. The exhibition is minimal in[.....]

The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Genevieve Quick. In her piece, The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens, Genevieve explores the 5-channel video installation Hearsay of the Soul, 2012, by acclaimed artist and filmmaker Werner Herzog. As the fourth and final installment of its exhibition series “The Way Beyond Art: Infinite Screens,” the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts[.....]