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Tue, 2008-11-11 15:30
A whole host of interesting and thought-provoking work by Aleksandra Mir. First, from her recent show at Mary Boone, Gary spotted an interesting example of Neuland in use. Visually the drawing reminds me most of the cover of Wulf Sachs’s book Black Anger, shown here on the right. The exhibition had a great name, playing off the politics of color and the supposed purity of whiteness. The words WHITE HOUSE were paired variously with PURPLE HEART, IVORY TOWER, RED NECK, AGENT ORGANGE, GREEN THUMB,

Week in Review: A Long Time Coming

Sat, 2008-11-08 00:30
In the week a mob stormed the White House out of joy, not rage, we watched the political weather, both pre- and post-: Toni Morrison, EYE, Rob Harvilla, Greil Marcus, Roger Angell, etc. Mr. Lif also weighed in: “Speaking about the past, future and present, I've run into some tricky ground. For instance, Nov 4. I have to have a song coming out on Election Day. But the song has to be passed in three weeks before Nov 4. So I have to do a big-time guessing game as to the outcome of the election:

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Fri, 2008-11-07 23:04
In the week a mob stormed the White House out of joy, not rage, we watched the political weather, both pre- and post-: Toni Morrison, EYE, Rob Harvilla, Greil Marcus, Roger Angell, etc. Mr. Lif also weighed in: “Speaking about the past, future and present, I've run into some tricky ground. For instance, Nov 4. I have to have a song coming out on Election Day. But the song has to be passed in three weeks before Nov 4. So I have to do a big-time guessing game as to the outcome of the election: is

Bones' Beat: Aleksandra Mir at Mary Boone

Thu, 2008-11-06 18:00
Bones' Beat: Aleksandra Mir at Mary Boone Posted at 12:00 PM, November 6, 2008 This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, puts on his best suit and heads uptown to the Mary Boone Gallery. Only a year ago, Aleksandra Mir put on a brilliant, heart-warming show downtown. Can she do it again in the shadow of Bergdorf Goodman? It's good for the commercial art brain to take the F train way north of Chelsea to the 57th Street Galleries once a month. Dangerous stylistic tics of looking and posin

»OURS: Democracy in the Age of

Thu, 2008-10-16 22:17
»OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding«, 16.10.2008 - 01.02.2009, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, presenting works by: Yael Bartana, Erick Beltrán, Alexis Bhagat, Paul Chan, Simon Critchley, Joseph DeLappe, Aleksandra Domanović, Sam Durant, Kota Ezawa, Andrea Geyer, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Victoria Hattam, Sharon Hayes, Susan Hiller, Ashley Hunt, I Approve This Message, Institute for Infinitely Small Things, Emma Kay, Komar & Melamid, Asaf Koriat, Runo Lagomarsino, Stev

Parsons The New School for Design Presents OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding

Wed, 2008-10-15 18:31
Ariel Orozco, Contrapeso, 2003 NEW YORK - October 15, 2008 - Parsons The New School for Design will present a timely exhibition exploring democracy as a global brand in OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding. On view October 16, 2008 through February 1, 2009, the exhibition inaugurates the first fall season at The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons’ new venue for art and design exhibitions and public programming. The exhibition is curated by Carin Kuoni, the director of the Vera List C

Opening of the new Saatchi Gallery last

Wed, 2008-10-08 01:22
Opening of the new Saatchi Gallery last night. It's a beautiful space on four floors just off the fashionable Kings Road: really, a great addition to the London gallery scene. Mr Saatchi's first show is of Chinese contemporary art. On the top floor in the Project Room: tabloid newspaper paintings by Aleksandra Mir; and in the Phillips de Pury Gallery, Julian Schnabel. Below: Matthew Bown looking a bit fragile with Julian Schnabel. Loads more photos below the cut: I don't know who most of the pe

Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding

Mon, 2008-10-06 22:11
Who’s going to win? Do we have a choice, and does it matter? “Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding” October 16, 2008 - February 1, 2009 The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery Parsons The New School for Design 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York City Opening reception: Wednesday, October 15, 6 - 9 p.m. On the eve of the U.S. presidential elections, Parsons The New School for Design, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Polit

FIAC 2008 in Paris October 23rd - 26th

Thu, 2008-10-02 17:31
FIAC 2008 Paris October 23rd - 26th, 2008 Vernissage on Wednesday, October 22nd: Cour Carrée & Grand Palais. Special Preview at the Cour Carrée on Tuesday, October 21st. info@fiac.com http://www.fiac.com SPECIAL PROJECTS TUILERIES GARDENS Works by Vincent Beaurin, Etienne Bossut, Leo Copers, Richard Deacon, Dewar&Gicquel, Mark Dion, Dan Graham, Mona Hatoum, Véronique Joumard, Tadashi Kawamata, Leopold Kessler, Bertrand Lavier, Aleksandra Mir, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Kiki

Fourth Annual Passport to the Arts: Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow

Thu, 2008-10-02 17:25
Martin Schneider writes: Always welcome, a press release from the Mother Ship, reproduced below: The New Yorker's Fourth Annual Passport to the Arts Event A Benefit for Friends of the High Line October 2, 2008--On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the New Yorker Promotion Department will host its fourth annual Passport to the Arts event, featuring a self-guided tour of twenty-eight leading Chelsea galleries, an evening cocktail reception, and a silent auction benefitting Friends of the High Lin

Temporary Bookshop — Motto Distribution

Wed, 2008-09-24 12:17
(Via Alexis / Motto Distribution) Dear friends, dear collaborators, MOTTO distribution, specialised in culture magazines and books, is happy to invite you to the temporary bookshop to be set up in CORNER COLLEGE at Perla Mode, Zürich. The event stretches out in one week, starting on september 27th until october 4th included. For the occasion various publishers are invited and presentations are taking place almost everyday, with a new publication highlighted each time. To acompany the laun

Artículo sobre el nuevo poemario de Luis Luna 'Al-Rihla (El viaje)'

Wed, 2008-09-24 03:35
Luis Luna (Madrid, 1975) acaba de publicar Al-Rihla (El viaje) en la colección ‘Helado de Mamey’ de Ediciones Amargord: un itinerario por los principales lugares de espiritualidad recorridos por el poeta. El libro arranca con una cita de Avempace dedicada a los solitarios que los sufíes designan con el nombre de extranjeros, ya que aunque vivan en sus propios países o entre sus compañeros y vecinos, en realidad son extranjeros en sus ideas, pues se han marchado con sus pensamientos (…,) que para

Rocket sculpture from industrial debris

Fri, 2008-08-15 21:00
"Gravity" is a work by Aleksandra Mir. It's a giant model rocket made from junk, mainly steel and fiberglass. The video shows the build process, backed by smooth jazz. Via VVORK. Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Arts | Digg this!

Rocket sculpture from industrial debris

Fri, 2008-08-15 20:35
"Gravity" is a work by Aleksandra Mir. It's a giant model rocket made from junk, mainly steel and fiberglass. The video shows the build process, backed by smooth jazz. Via VVORK. Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Arts | Digg this!

Bush, Georgia, Russia, Sharpie Maps of the US and Aleksandra Mir

Fri, 2008-08-15 19:29
So first, I think everyone should look at the articles that poet and provocateur Linh Dinh is posting at his blog Detainees about the conflict between Russia, Georgia, the US, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, NATO and more more. ° This article by Lisa Karpova from English Pravda illuminates the problems with post-Iraq US foreign policy, i.e. we have no high horse to stand on. Or even a small miniature

Cold War, Hot Stuff

Fri, 2008-08-15 16:59
Aleksandra Mir, Cold War, 2005, felt tip pen on paper, 305 x 483 cm. ..............................

»Gravity«, 2007 by Aleksandra Mir.

Sun, 2008-08-10 13:15
»Gravity«, 2007 by Aleksandra Mir. The 20m high rocket was built out of junk and had smoke coming out of its windows. It stood in the Roundhouse, London, a former industrial train turning station that has since become a permanent performance space. The materials took five months to source from various scrap yards in England. Most of it is steel or fiberglass, plus a few tractor tires and several industrial fans, and the bottom part is a discarded tank from a toothpaste factory. Video.