Belated birthday kisses to John Baldessari! xoxo
Image: John Baldessari, Haste Makes Waste, 1973, video (black and white, silent), 4 min. Acquired through the generosity of James and Kara Moore in honor of Oliver Moore.
© 2011 John Baldessari. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. Via MoMA.
Videos of artists at work are usually so boring and poorly shot/edited that I turn them off after the first ten seconds or so. I like the concept of them, though, so it’s nice to see one actually turn out well.
There are lots of photos, another video and an interview with Rime on the MTN-World site; I highly recommend clicking here if you are a fan.
Video via Revok’s blog.
De Hallen Haarlem just opened the first exhibition in Holland of Rineke Dijkstra’s The Krazy House. The show, which previously traveled to Berlin (Galerie Max Hetzler, February 20-March 27, 2010) and New York (Marian Goodman Gallery, June 29-August 21, 2010), consists of a series of photographs and a 4-channel video projection of dancing adolescents, including Nicky, above. It runs through March 13, 2011 at De Hallen Haarlen and I highly recommend checking it out if you are in the neighborhood between now and then.
Rineke Dijkstra, Nicky, Liverpool, England, January 19, 2009, 2009, archival ink-jet print, ed of 10, 124.2 x 102.2cm framed.
Image via Marian Goodman Gallery.
Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at MoMA, just posted a short article on MoMA’s new Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, which I plan to go see when I’m New York in February, and the efforts that have been taken to preserve this important body of work.
Here’s an extract:
The exhibitionAndy Warhol: Motion Pictures marks the continuation of the long-term effort to preserve one of the artist’s most important bodies of work. Before his death in 1987, Warhol stipulated that his works should be cared for by The Museum of Modern Art, and in 1997 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts completed the donation of the surviving 4,000 reels of original footage and print materials. Between the Warhol Museum (which holds the copyright), MoMA (which holds the original material in safe storage), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (which did the cataloging)—all supported by the Warhol Foundation—preserving these works for generations to come was a monumental and collaborative task. Especially since, in the words of MoMA’s former chief curator of film Mary Lea Bandy, “The material arrived in decrepit cardboard boxes in 1987.”
The restoration of the original material and the digitization preserved this important body of work, and, as 16mm film material and 16mm film projection equipment is less readily available, the digital versions allow the films to be accessible to a large global audience.
Read the rest here. The exhibition runs from December 19, 2010 through March 21, 2011.
Installation view of Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures at The Museum of Modern Art, 2010. Left to right, Screen Test: Susan Sontag (1964), Screen Test: Dennis Hopper (1964), Screen Test: Kathe Dees (1964), Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965), Kiss (1963–64), Screen Test: Lou Reed (1966), Screen Test: Kyoko Kishida (1964), Screen Test: Baby Jane Holzer (1964), and Screen Test: Donyale Luna (1964).
Image © 2010 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Photo: Jason Mandella
I can’t wait to get some free time so I can visit Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary at MOCA Pacific Design Center. The exhibition opened November 6 and runs through February 4, but those in the neighborhood today can stop in to see Xenakis Film Series, Part I, which features a special live performance by the Colburn Conservatory of Music.
Whether you make it or not, I recommend watching this video through to the end. If you’re a fan of Xenakis, you’ll really enjoy it.
From MOCA’s The Curve:
La Légende d’Eer is a 7-channel electro-acoustic composition written by Xenakis for the opening of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The performance of La Légende d’Eer is shown with a film by Bruno Rastoin, which is comprised of 350 stills made during the original performance of the work at the Diatope, an architectural construction designed by Xenakis. Master tapes by Gerard Pape. Directed by Bruno Rastoin.
“Automatic Writing” by William Kentridge. Phillip Miller’s music, to which the film is set, adds a really wonderful dimension to the images.
This is a really nicely shot video of Koralie and Supakitch working on their mural for the exhibition Kimono Fusion at the Museum of World Cultures in Goteborg.
This show looks fun - if you enjoy Japanese culture and live nearby, I recommend checking it out. As you’ll see at the end of the video, Koralie and Supakitch’s finished piece looks lovely.
Thanks for sending me the video, Adeline.
Two new wonderful pieces by Ericailcane at this year’s Fame Fest. As with Slinkachu, I’d been looking forward to his visit for some time.
Angelo says of Ericailcane that “he’s the most talented skilled nicest friendliest coolest bestest glorious king of arts in the known and unknown world!” This isn’t actually as much of an exaggeration as it seems.
In addition to his murals, Ericailcane made some drawings, watercolors and ceramic plates for the Fame Fest show (public opening: September 25). Here’s a video of him at work in the Studiocromie studio.
Images above via Fame Festival.
Aakash Nihalani is building a really terrific repertoire of short films. This one is called “Charmer”.
2010, Brooklyn, New York.
Copyright Aakash Nihalani.
This is Alice’s first show in her new space, so make sure to go out and support it if you’re in the area.
SIXEART: “Nuevo Mundo: Transmutacion Intercontinental”
Exhibition: September 9 - October 9 2010
Opening: Thursday September 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Address: 4, RUE DU PAYS DE LIEGE 1000 BRUSSELS
Poster Boy “Gone Fishin” video by Keith Haskel. This is one of my favorite PB pieces.
“Not Wanting To Say Anything About Marcel: An Artwork By John Cage” (September 24, 2010 - March 28, 2011) at Norton Simon Museum. I recommend watching this short video if you’re a fan.