EVENTS to check out
Saturday, April 30, 2011Mixed Greens is at the NEXT Art Fair--if you happen to be in Chicago, be sure to stop by our booth! Today and Tomorrow!
Kim Beck will be speaking about her High Line project, Space Available, on Friday, May 6th, 6:30-7:30pm at Bumble and Bumble, 415 West 13th Street, Third Floor: Hear artist Kim Beck speak about the evolution of Space Available and her other work addressing overlooked and marginal spaces. Audience Q&A will follow with the artist and curator Lauren Ross.
Kim Beck will also be participating in the High Line's Family Arts Workshop on Saturday, May 7th, 10am-12pm on the High Line in the 14th Street Passage. No RSVP required. Families with children ages 5+.
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Sonya Blesofsky installation underway
Wednesday, April 27, 2011Mark your calendars: Thursday, May 5th, Sonya Blesofsky's Tenement opens at Mixed Greens.
Mark Mulroney's Grandma
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
SHOUT OUT to Juxtapose for the coverage of this new book, available at Shipley & Halmos in their "Things!" online store.
HDB back from Portland
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
HDB is officially back from Portland's Photolucida portfolio reviews, and she has happily reported that Portland is both weird and wonderful. SHOUT OUT to Rishi for the photo above.
Pratt Harlem Project
Tuesday, April 19, 2011THE PRATT HARLEM PROJECT
Be sure to check out this 2 week art event. On view through April 28!
from the website:
The Pratt Harlem Project aims to bring works by new artists from Pratt in Brooklyn and Harlem’s arts community together with buyers and interested viewers. The exhibition will feature 90 works from 80 artists and will be mixed-media and includes alumni and student artists from both Pratt and the community.
Check it out on Facebook here.
Zahi Hawass--in or out?
Monday, April 18, 2011While getting caught up on my Egyptian antiquity news this morning, I stumbled upon some rather confusing reports about Zahi Hawass, the former-then-retired-then-recently-reinstated Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Apparently he's back...
First, he was out.
Then on April 12th, he was back and announcing this good news.
Today's news, of course, is that he's been sentenced to a year in jail (he says he's appealing)....so is he in or is he out??
My most interesting find in this internet search was Zahi Hawass' own website...it includes a Fanclub AND today's announcement that the Zahi Hawass Clothing Line is launching. The good news? The profits from the sale will go to benefit the 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital in Cairo.
Friday is Fun Day
Friday, April 15, 2011The L Magazine has provided some Friday Fun Day worthy reading today. It's the NYC Art Stars: When They Were Young slideshow, and the captions alone are worth the time it will take you to peruse all 20 slides.
'The Wrong Ferrari' and the iPhone
Friday, April 15, 2011
Photo above is a screen shot from Adam Green's 'The Wrong Ferrari.'
Michelle H, Guest Blogger
The past week Adam Green released his film, The Wrong Ferrari. Shot completely on an iPhone, it made me think... could the iPhone be the new Super 8!?!
Disclaimer! I am not an artist. I have, however, worked as an assistant and am no stranger to the struggles artists face with film developing. It can take what seems like forever to get film back and it is by no means a cheap process.
There is nothing better than a film done low budget, or no budget. While the iPhone is expensive, once you buy it all you have to do is use it. Even if you're service is shut off, you still have the ability to film.
When I watched Blank City at IFC, it was not a surprise to learn that the rise in Super 8 use in '70s downtown New York may have been attributed to a vendor on Houston with a constant, and inexpensive, supply of the cameras.
Artists who don't have a budget will be using whatever costs less. Not complicated.
In conclusion: I love you Super 8, but you're bringing me down! I want artists to be able to create on the cheap, and I think it's awesome to see artists using whatever is available. In the case of 'The Wrong Ferrari,' Green was probably already toting around an iPhone, so why not use it for filming.
When asked how his 70 minute film should be viewed due to its 'online only' release, Green tells New York Magazine, "I'm encouraging people to download it, put it on the TV, and turn off the lights. It's not a f***ing YouTube clip. Watch it like a movie."
Whether Super 8 or iPhone, I guess some things never change.
Adia Millett @ StumbleUpon TONIGHT!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
If you happen to be in the SoHo neighborhood...
Stop by StumbleUpon this evening to celebrate their Discovery Series, currently featuring artwork by Adia Millett. TONIGHT 6:30PM!
Event info can be found here!
Thursday, April 14, 2011Artinfo's Ben Davis asks (and answers) "What was the Hipster?" A more important question: what is the correct terminology for the contemporary Lower East Sider these days?
Get your AMEX's out to buy your Tribeca Film Festival tix! (if you don't have an AMEX, you've gotta wait until the 18th, like the rest of us humans) The Ozzy Osbourne film sounds prrrrettty interesting.
Tyler Green is in a generous mood, shouting out to his favorite art related websites. Check out his list here.
A convenient list of tonight's openings. See you out and about!
countdown to Shark Week
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
above image via Paradis Express
3.5 months to go
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Boston's MFA announces they have reached an agreement in the purchase of Barberini tapestries.
Some reading for foodies--if you liked Ma Peche and Red Rooster, what did you think of their art??
The TATE makes an obvious appeal for Ai Weiwei's release.
early Fun Day
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Normally Friday is Fun Day, but I figured why not let it arrive early this week. This subway encounter was too good not to post.
Bottino changed my life yesterday and has started offering online ordering (with restaurant menu items! it's not just sandwiches and salads anymore for everyone in West Chelsea!)
Ai Weiwei on my mind
Wednesday, April 06, 2011and apparently many other minds as well...
The Art Newspaper
hoping for the best...
back from vacation -- Catch Up Posting!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Back from Florence and ready to get caught up on what I missed!
Here's a great little video from AOL highlighting one of their grant recipients, Coke Wisdom O'Neal!
Today is National Autism Awareness Day. Read Taylor Crowe's "Finding a Way Through Autism with Art" here.
Just in case it wasn't already painfully obvious to you, Larry Gagosian is a god. The Wall Street Journal confirms it here. And Artinfo.com's Andrew Goldstein has some interesting comments on the article here.
And I'll leave you with this little tidbit from crazytown: The attacker who tried to rip the Gaugin off the wall of the National Gallery explained, "I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you." Thank you ArtLawBlog for making my week.