Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fax in Paris

FAX, an exhibition I organized at The Drawing Center last year, has been touring in collaboration with iCI, and is currently on view at New Galerie in Paris, until January 8th. The latest version there adds new work by Raphael Zarka, Annette Messager, and Claude Leveque, among others, to the original list of nearly 100 artists, designers, writers, architects, and scientists. The catalog, distributed by DAP, is also available through Amazon.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Emily Wardill in Frieze













Jennifer Higgie on the work of Emily Wardill, whose exhibition is currently on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center:

The ambition of Wardill’s work is exhilarating; it is so chock-full of startlingly inventive scenes and arcane references that trying to understand them on first viewing is akin to a skydiver trying to grasp the history of the world between leaping from the plane and landing. (More...)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER


October 21, 2010 - January 4, 2011


Opening Reception:

October 21st, 6-8pm

http://listart.mit.edu/


Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind, the first U.S. museum survey of the work of Los Angeles artist and writer, Frances Stark (b. 1967, Newport Beach, California). For over two decades, Frances Stark (b. 1967, Newport Beach, California) has laid bare the creative act in all its tedium and enchantment. With distinctive wit and candor, her expressly personal language reflects an interest in the relationship between art, literature, and everyday life. While describing an attempt to render the poetic from the mundane, Stark's work also reflects a poignant search for the "kind of 'liberation' I-as a woman, artist, teacher, mother, ex-wife-am really after."


Support for Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind has been generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, David Teiger, the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Emily Wardill: Game Keepers Without Game


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce Emily Wardill: Game Keepers without Game, the first U.S. museum presentation of the work of British artist Emily Wardill. The exhibition will consist of Wardill’s recent feature length film Game Keepers Without Game (2009), as well as screenings of two of the artist’s 16mm films, Ben (2007) and Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007). Gamekeepers without Game (2009) is British artist Emily Wardill's (b. 1977, Rugby, UK) re-imagining of the 17th-century play Life Is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño, 1635) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Wardill's short films screened as part of the exhibition combine theatre, metaphor, and cinematic melodrama.


Support for Emily Wardill: Game Keepers Without Game has been generously provided by David Teiger, the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.



Melvin Moti: The Prisoner's Cinema


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce Melvin Moti: The Prisoner’s Cinema, the first U.S. museum exhibition of the work of Dutch artist Melvin Moti. The work of Melvin Moti (b. 1977, Rotterdam, Netherlands) gives form to incidents, events, and subjects displaced from historical narratives. The Prisoner's Cinema (2008) is a 35mm film based on reports of hallucinations resulting from periods of prolonged visual deprivation.


Support for Melvin Moti: The Prisoner’s Cinema has been generously provided by the Mondriaan Foundation, The Netherlands Cultural Services, David Teiger, the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.




Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind, Emily Wardill: Game Keepers Without Game, and Melvin Moti:The Prisoner's Cinema are organized by João Ribas.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Frances Stark in Artforum/Emily Wardill in Frieze

The upcoming survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artist and author Frances Stark that I am curating at the MIT List Visual Arts Center is previewed in Artforum this month. The exhibition will be accompanied by an edited publication of the artist's writings, spanning from 1997-2006.

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The current issue of Frieze includes a great feature by Jennifer Higgie on British artist Emily Wardill; the cover features a still from her film Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007) which will be part of an exhibition of her work that opens at the MIT List in October.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Art:21 Interview etc..

I was recently interviewed for the Art:21 blog, on among other things, the notion of curatorial practice and the "contemporary."

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has published a monograph on Portuguese artist Ana Vieira, to which I contributed an essay on the "architecture of the self." The catalog is published on the occasion of the forthcoming exhibition, Ana Vieira: Muros de Abrigo, currently at the Museu Carlos Machado and travelling to the Gulbenkian Foundation in January, 2011.

The current issue of Flash Art features a piece on Eva Hesse co-authored with Laura Fried, Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis.

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From Philipp Oehmke's profile of Slavoj Zizek in Der Spiegel:

"Zizek, Badiou and Negri have known each other for years. Sometimes they work together, but each of them is more apt to take note of what the others are doing, what they are saying or what they are writing about, even if they have more than likely not read the others' books. Negri is not aloof enough and too much of a class warrior for Zizek and Badiou. Badiou is too rarefied for Negri, and Zizek publishes so many books that even he probably doesn't have time to read them all."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lusitania: From oceanography to beyond form
Editora Licorne, Lisboa, April 2010, 112 pages.

Contributions by:

Allen S. Weiss
Ana Luisa Barão
Catherine Liu
Filipe Rocha da Silva
João Ribas
Martim Avillez
Michael Taussig
Saul Ostrow

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Recent writing...


The current issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction includes my review of the new Archipelago edition of Heinrich von Kleist's Selected Prose.

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Everywhere and All at Once: An Anthology of Writings About Performa 07 is the second in a series of publications related to the Performa biennials. The book features documentation, and a short text, related to my curated project for the biennial with artist Ryan Gander.

ABSOLUTE FINAL PERFORMAcover
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The current issue of Flash Art features an interview with artist Sterling Ruby. http://www.art-agenda.com/show_images/1267467757image_show.jpg

Monday, March 29, 2010