Posts Tagged ‘The Popular Workshop’

Aesthetics of the Spectacle

Kate Bonner

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into representation. —Guy Dubord, Society of the Spectacle, 1967 The Bay Area is the social media capital of the world; with headquarters for Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it is no surprise that everywhere you go, people are[.....]

dOCUMENTA (13) Recap: the Artist’s Assistant

Open Screen Unit, mixed media installation by Hunter Longe

Hunter Longe is a San Francisco-based artist currently residing in Kassel, Germany after working as an artist assistant at dOCUMENTA (13). Longe’s mixed media works and installations have been exhibited in San Francisco at The Popular Workshop, The Luggage Store Gallery, and Triple Base, in Oakland at Krowswork gallery, and in Los Angeles at Show Cave Night Gallery. After meeting at dOCUMENTA (13), Longe and[.....]

Lightning Appears for a Clear Sky
Rhythms and Mysteries at The Popular Workshop

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There are many ways in which we try to know things. Some people use scientific inquiry to discover specificities that help explain the world we experience. Others use intuition and introspection to explore abstract concepts that give insight into our minds. Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt combine a stark and clinical examination of objects, people and events with the subtle use of sequencing to create[.....]