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Pipilotti Rist Turns MoMA Into a Gigantic Vagina Eye

Thu, 2008-11-20 23:15
Walking in from the bitter cold, the throngs that came to Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist's opening at MoMA last night were greeted by a luxuriant blast of summer. The entire second-floor atrium was bathed in a seamless video installation of people cavorting in a verdant flower patch, doing graphic, sensual things with dirt, tulips, worms, and fruit. In the center of the room, Barnett Newman's Broken Obelisk had long stood, a circular cushioned seating area ringed by white carpeting was patr

Museum Trends in Germany

Sun, 2008-10-26 06:23
October 26, 2008 in Museums | Tags: Falckenberg collection, German museums, Hamburg, Phoenix Kulturstiftung Cultural pundits regularly note that Germany has the densest museum landscape in the world, with annual attendance exceeding that for soccer matches. Nonetheless, the new century is witnessing an unprecedented trend toward the establishment of private museums or public-private ventures like the Weishaupt Kunsthalle in Ulm or the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden. Last year the nation

Who's afraid of America ? : Episodes 1 et 2

Tue, 2008-10-21 05:10
Who's afraid of America ? : Episodes 1 et 2 ARTE propose, dans la nuit du mardi 21 au mercredi 22 octobre 2008 à partir de 23 heures 05, deux volets de la série documentaire "Who's afraid of America ?". ZDF © Bob Merlis Religion, guerre en Irak, violences urbaines, crise de l'american way of life... : où vont les États-Unis ? Des ghettos de Chicago aux États rigoristes du Sud-Est, de Washington à Hollywood, un état des lieux des différents aspects de la société américaine, à travers le

Around the same time a similar idea was brewing in the minds

Fri, 2008-09-26 23:48
With procedural Cause of trigeminal neuralgia, your creatures and vehicles move based on how you construct them. Joes by Jon Kessler holds its own in the drill hall, as, less securely, does a mural by Chris Stain. Fotoaktion San Diego artist Perry Vasquez steps behind the camera for his first film, about the artist Doris ldquo. Expathos, in the Brent along with nbsp. Bear Mountain Citizen Action A Hundred Souls of Conscience. Iraq United Nations Implores for Children of the War and Occupation.

AO On Site: Creative Time presents Democracy In America at the Convergence Center in the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, September 21 through 27

Fri, 2008-09-26 22:03
Democracy in America: The National Campaign at the Park Avenue Armory via Art Observed Creative Time is presenting a week-long exhibition of public artworks at the convergence center for Democracy in America: The National Campaign at the Park Avenue Armory. Curated by Nato Thompson. The exhibition houses work done by over 40 artists, including Jon Kessler, Allison Smith, and Chris Stain. Democracy in America: The National Campaign is a multi-phased initiative that has traveled across the cou

The Aesthetics of Terror at The Chelsea Art Museum Cancelled

Thu, 2008-09-25 19:37
Art Fag City has just broke the news that The Chelsea Art Museum has cancelled their show The Aesthetics of Terror. According to the site, artists were informed yesterday of Dorothea Kesser’s decision stating that she felt the show “glorified terrorism and showed disrespect for its victims.” Here is the roster of who was going to participate: Josh Azzarella Daniel Bejar William Betts Blue Noses Jake + Dinos Chapman Zoya Cherkassky Jeanette Doyle Harun Farocki Coco Fusco Johan Grim

Democracy in America

Wed, 2008-09-24 16:40
Democracy in America September 24th, 2008 I don’t have time to write a full review but yesterday I went to the Democracy in America exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory (Lex between 67th and 66th). It’s free and definitely worth seeing. Runs only through this Saturday though. Go here for more info. I’d gone mainly to see Steve Powers‘ Waterboard Thrill Ride, which had premiered at Coney Island over the summer; I wrote about it here. There really wasn’t much to it; you put your dollar bill int

TODAY: The Center for Tactical Magic’s Tactical Ice Cream Unit at DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA in NYC

Wed, 2008-09-17 15:53
“The Center for Tactical Magic’s Tactical Ice Cream Unit (TICU) rolls through the city in an act of intervention that replaces cold stares with frosty treats and nourishing knowledge. Combining a number of successful activist strategies into one mobile ice cream truck, the TICU is the alter ego of the police force’s mobile command center. Although the TICU appears to be a mild-mannered vending vehicle, it harbors a host of high-tech surveillance devices⎯including a 12-camera video surveilla

Issue Project Room Benefit Thursday

Wed, 2008-09-17 03:27
This looks like it’ll be fantastic!! Check this out: Brooklyn, NY – Phillips de Pury & Company will host an auction and cocktail reception benefiting ISSUE Project Room the evening of Thursday, September 18, 2008. Now in its fifth year, ISSUE Project Room is one of New York City’s premier destinations for experimental culture and avant-garde performing arts. Dedicated to the artist, with a particular focus on those whose work moves social intellect forward through experiment and investiga

Creative Time presents Democracy in America: The National Campaign

Mon, 2008-08-25 20:31
Creative Time Democracy in America: The National Campaign September 21 - 27, 2008 Noon to 10 PM Daily Opening Sunday September 21, 2 to 10 pm 643 Park Avenue at 66th Street ARTISTS INCLUDE: Erick Beltrán, Center for Tactical Magic, Critical Art Ensemble, Annabel Daou, dB Foundation, Hasan Elahi, Feel Tank, Luca Frei, Chitra Ganesh + Mariam Ghani, Group Material, John Hawke, Sharon Hayes, Jenny Holzer, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, InCUBATE, Magdalena Ji