Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Debt, 2013, two-channel slide projection, color and black-and-white, silent, 9 minutes 33 seconds.
Kader Attia is a French artist of Algerian descent currently based in Berlin whose practice often investigates historical misunderstandings. His installation The Repair from Occident to Extra-Occidental Cultures, 2012, was a highlight of last year’s Documenta 13. He recently expanded the research he developed for that work into the exhibition “Repair. In Five Acts,” which is on view at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin through August 25, 2013. 
Here he discusses the intellectual framework of this project and how it evolved into its current presentation.

No It Isn't Supposed to be Easy

“I like to work alone, because it irritates me if people say something stupid — I just can’t stand it,” she said, over a cappuccino at the Museum of Modern Art. “I have a Polish guy who comes in and cleans the studio, but pretty much no one else.” Full article NYTimes

Want me...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Marcel Dzama

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Janet Abrams: Ceramics in the Expanded Field Conference in London

Clare Twomey from “Piece by Piece.” Photograph by Sylvain Deelu.
In a talk that addressed ceramics as one aspect of his “social practice” as an artist, Gates nailed certain aspects of the field that usually go politely unspoken: “The middle classes do ceramics. It’s not a field for poor people. It looks a certain kind of way and attracts a certain kind of people. There’s some kind of orthodoxy around clay that makes it seem quite limiting. I never see anything in Ceramics Monthly that looks like anything I’m interested in. It was when I left the religion of ceramics that I found freedom.”- full article here.

Joan Didion Documentary!

A Certain Ratio- Do the Du

Of giants: sex, monsters, and the Middle Ages By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

by Michael Mark Cohen (full article here.)
“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” Chester Himes, If He Hollers Let Him Go.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Flirting With the Dark Side

“The Art of Mourning” at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Credit Misha Friedman for The New York Times
A look from Gareth Pugh’s spring 2015 show.
“There is this darker feeling, a pervasive sense of melancholy in culture and fashion,” said Shelby Lee Walsh, the president and head of research at the Trend Hunter website — perhaps an acknowledgment, Ms. Walsh said, “that life isn’t as wonderful as we see it portrayed on our Instagram accounts.” Full article here.

Ann Hamilton at the Henry Art Gallery

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014