The exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art originated with the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art in 2012. Since then, it has had stops at the Blaffer in Houston, SITE Santa Fe, the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, and is now on view at the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum. Founded on the idea of examining artists’ invocations of food as a[…..]
Posts Tagged ‘relational aesthetics’
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Time Travelers Chronicle (Doubt): 2014 – 802,701 A.D at Singapore Tyler Print Institute
“There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it.”—H.G. Wells, The Time Machine (1895) In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija converted the spaces of 303 Gallery in New York into a kitchen where he served rice and Thai curry to a crowd that became unwitting participants in a hybrid installation titled Untitled (Free). Seven years[…..]
Raul Bussot was 5 years old when his family decided to escape Cuba, so he doesn’t remember the details very well. He remembers his father and two friends assembling a raft in a mangrove forest under the cover of darkness. He remembers pushing the raft to the beach while keeping an eye out for the Cuban Coast Guard. He remembers huddling together for warmth out[…..]
On my first interview for graduate school, I unerringly identified each slide shown to me: Warhol, Matisse, Pollock, Smithson. I left confident for my next interview the following day. I waltzed into the building and calmly road up to the eighth floor. There, I was completely caught off guard. Instead of Rauschenberg, Duchamp or Hirst, I was presented with a photograph of a man clad[…..]
Today we bring you a special treat, Art Throughtz, from our friend Hennessy Youngman. Direct from the alabaster alcove, Youngman, aka the Pharoah Hennessy, breaks down the concept of relational aesthetics in terms that we all can understand. From time to time, we will bring you updates on the priceless wisdom of Hennessy Youngman. Believe us, you’ll be smarter after watching!
Today, DailyServing continues our 7-day summer series, Summer of Utopia, where we investigate seven different artists who either employ or interrupt ideas of utopia. Full disclosure: Ted Purves was the first person I met at the California College of the Arts and—despite the fact that I don’t work in relational aesthetics—one of the reasons I decided to apply to their graduate program. He is the[…..]