Posts Tagged ‘site specific’

Leif Anderson: TATTARRATTAT at Melanie Flood Projects

Leif Anderson. Purple Slurry, 2015; installation view, TATTARRATTAT, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Melanie Flood Projects. Photo: Worksighted.

The word “Tattarrattat” was first birthed in James Joyce’s 1922 novel, Ulysses. It’s the longest palindromic word in English literature and an unmistakable onomatopoeia that takes inalienable form only in a moment we can collectively imagine: a furious rapping at the door. Such phrases within Joyce’s Ulysses and Finnegans Wake make him a legend amongst Modernist writers who are trepidatious about inventing words where none[…..]

An Interview with Susan Graham

Susan-Graham, 22-Deputy Single Action Revolver, 2002

On a Tuesday morning in September, I met with sculptor and photographer Susan Graham at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California. Graham was more than halfway through her five-week artist residency and opened her studio to me, allowing an up-close view of her sugar and porcelain sculptures in the process of assembly. Graham shared stories from her childhood in Ohio, articulated her thoughts about working,[…..]

Boyle Family

“Take the actual surface coating of earth, dust, sand, mud, stone, pebbles, snow, grass or whatever. Hold it in the shape it was in on the site. Fix it. Make it permanent.”  (Mark Boyle, Journey to the Surface of the Earth – Mark Boyle’s Atlas and Manual, 1970) In 1968, Mark Boyle (b.1934 Glasgow, d.2005 London) and Joan Hills (b.1931 Edinburgh) invited friends to a[…..]

Direct serious action is therefore necessary

“What is the function of art, or the nature of art? If we continue our analogy of the forms art takes as being art’s language one can realize then that a work of art is a kind of proposition presented within the context of art as a comment on art. We can then go further and analyze the types of propositions.” – Art after Philosophy[…..]

Summer of Utopia: Rosa Casado and Mike Brookes

Today we continue our week-long series, Summer of Utopia, through the work of artists Rosa Casado and Mike Brookes. Spanish performance artist, Rosa Casado and British visual artist, Mike Brookes initiated a long-term collaboration in 2000 focusing on performative engagements in social spaces,  informed by seminal works addressing utopian ideals of social equality,  self-organization and ecological sustainability. In Paradise 2 – the incessant sound of[…..]

Abbas Akhavan: Islands

The Third Line in Dubai presents Islands – Abbas Akhavan’s first solo exhibition in the region.  According to The Third Line, Akhavan’s site specific installation visualizes the connections between the art world/art market and the world’s economy.  Akhavan positions this global economic theme within Dubai – mapping the city directly onto the gallery walls. In Islands, Akhavan paints a series of aerial maps that do[…..]

Best of 2009

Best of 2009 Dalek (aka James Marshall): Broken, Beaten and Buried Originally published on January 26, 2009 Earlier this year partnered with Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC to produce a new site-specific installation by the artist Dalek. Over a two week period a group of 12 artists, under the direction of Dalek, created the entire exhibition which called for every square inch[…..]