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Tara Donovan, Untitled, 2014. Aryllic and glue. More about the installation at Pace Gallery.

ericjohnolson:

Tara Donovan, Untitled, 2014. Aryllic and glue. More about the installation at Pace Gallery.

2 weeks agoericjohnolson 1 note

Omer Fast - The Casting (Front)

2 weeks ago

Leo Gabin, 2012

2 weeks ago
Stephen Willats, HOW OTHERS SEE US AND HOW WE SEE OURSELVES, 2012

Stephen Willats, HOW OTHERS SEE US AND HOW WE SEE OURSELVES, 2012

2 weeks ago
Pedro Reyes, SANATORIUM, 2011. (more about the project)
"SANATORIUM is a transient clinic which provides short, unexpected therapies. The only way to experience this project is to sign up as a patient."

Pedro Reyes, SANATORIUM, 2011. (more about the project)

"SANATORIUM is a transient clinic which provides short, unexpected therapies. The only way to experience this project is to sign up as a patient."

1 month ago
Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Open Engagement 2014 Keynote
‘I desire to create a new kind of utterly public art. Not in sealed off, special places, for the few, but art injected right into the city’s bloodstream of daily working life’

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Open Engagement 2014 Keynote

‘I desire to create a new kind of utterly public art. Not in sealed off, special places, for the few, but art injected right into the city’s bloodstream of daily working life’

1 month ago
Rick Lowe’s conversation last year with Nato Thompson really aims at the core of these issues that affect all aspects of art and community. Creative time talk here: http://creativetime.org/summit/2013/10/25/rick-lowe-and-nato-thompson/

Rick Lowe’s conversation last year with Nato Thompson really aims at the core of these issues that affect all aspects of art and community. Creative time talk here: http://creativetime.org/summit/2013/10/25/rick-lowe-and-nato-thompson/

3 months ago
‘Out of Place: Art For the Evicted’ (1984), an outdoor exhibition organized by PAD/D’s ‘Not For Sale’ committee at various locations in the Lower East Side. The facades of abandoned buildings were plastered with artworks in a bid to call attention to gentrification. Read more about the organization at Hyperallergic.

‘Out of Place: Art For the Evicted’ (1984), an outdoor exhibition organized by PAD/D’s ‘Not For Sale’ committee at various locations in the Lower East Side. The facades of abandoned buildings were plastered with artworks in a bid to call attention to gentrification. Read more about the organization at Hyperallergic.

3 months ago

Favorite Artist this week: Tatiana Blass

3 months ago
Listen to William Powhida on Bad at Sports. He really lays it all out.

Listen to William Powhida on Bad at Sports. He really lays it all out.

3 months ago 1 note
"No Longer Interested", by Steve Lambert
"…If we want to change this, and we should, we need to speak clearly in a language people can understand – not by adopting academic language for institutional appeal or trying to cover over our insecurity with pompous nonsense.
To make art and show it to the world is a generous act. Art is not just for the artist (that is called art therapy), but also as a means to participate in the broader culture and move it forward. To do so, we need to take seriously how we communicate to audiences through art, and in how we talk about our work.”

"No Longer Interested", by Steve Lambert

"…If we want to change this, and we should, we need to speak clearly in a language people can understand – not by adopting academic language for institutional appeal or trying to cover over our insecurity with pompous nonsense.

To make art and show it to the world is a generous act. Art is not just for the artist (that is called art therapy), but also as a means to participate in the broader culture and move it forward. To do so, we need to take seriously how we communicate to audiences through art, and in how we talk about our work.”

3 months ago 1 note
Fatema Abdoolcarim
Video from 2013 MFA show at California College of the Arts.

Fatema Abdoolcarim

Video from 2013 MFA show at California College of the Arts.

4 months ago
Jovencio De La Paz
A Setting for Rituals Involving Indigo 
with Craft Mystery Cult (Sonja Dahl, Stacy Jo Scott)

2012

The Craft Mystery Cult, composed of Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, and Stacy Jo Scott, is a collective effort born from our desire for haptic making. Craft making is based in a body that remains fallible but linked to our primary human knowledge. As an unknowable and unspeakable knowledge, it remains a mystery. Craft skill is our link to this mystery.

We are projecting an alternative space, a mystery school where craft is envisioned to actually have the capacity to create a temporary, perhaps absurd utopia. Ours is an absurd linked not to irony and satire but to an optimism that remains in the face of futility. Craft Mystery Cult’s goal is not to dispense a knowledge that only a few have access to, but to remind each body of its own agency. The insertion of such practices into contemporary dialogues which favor the fetishization of a supposed post-apocalyptic condition, creates a location where sincerity rubs up against sarcasm, repetitive labor against gestures of bravado. - Craft Mystery Cult, 2012.

Jovencio De La Paz

A Setting for Rituals Involving Indigo 

with Craft Mystery Cult (Sonja Dahl, Stacy Jo Scott)

2012

The Craft Mystery Cult, composed of Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, and Stacy Jo Scott, is a collective effort born from our desire for haptic making. Craft making is based in a body that remains fallible but linked to our primary human knowledge. As an unknowable and unspeakable knowledge, it remains a mystery. Craft skill is our link to this mystery.

We are projecting an alternative space, a mystery school where craft is envisioned to actually have the capacity to create a temporary, perhaps absurd utopia. Ours is an absurd linked not to irony and satire but to an optimism that remains in the face of futility. Craft Mystery Cult’s goal is not to dispense a knowledge that only a few have access to, but to remind each body of its own agency. The insertion of such practices into contemporary dialogues which favor the fetishization of a supposed post-apocalyptic condition, creates a location where sincerity rubs up against sarcasm, repetitive labor against gestures of bravado. - Craft Mystery Cult, 2012.

4 months ago 1 note

Hiraki Sawa

4 months ago 3 notes
After going to a workshop on appropriation of public content by Melanie Valera (http://www.henryart.org/events/past_event/930/2014), I couldn’t help but remember Mike Kelley’s piece in his retrospective at PS1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5DZNHkkmxA)

After going to a workshop on appropriation of public content by Melanie Valera (http://www.henryart.org/events/past_event/930/2014), I couldn’t help but remember Mike Kelley’s piece in his retrospective at PS1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5DZNHkkmxA)

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