Video: Artist Talk by K-HOLE at the Walker Art Center

Artist/Digital Publishing collective K-HOLE gives a talk at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. K-HOLE has gained wide attention recently for being included in the current triennial exhibition at the New Museum in New York and for coining new terms that have gained a lot of traction, most notably “normcore.”

The Reading List: March 20, 2015

The Reading List is a regular look at some of the art-related essays and articles that have recently appeared on the web.

Why Are Art Heists So Fascinating?: This year is the 25th anniversary of the break-in at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston that resulted in the theft of several major artworks making it the biggest art heist in American history. The Atlantic recounts the story of the heist and asks why these crimes occupy such a unique place in the popular imagination.

Cedar Grove, Peabody Essex and Other Niche Museums Foray Into Contemporary Art: The New York Times looks at some smaller museums that are stepping out of their programming comfort zones and bringing in work by contemporary artists for special exhibitions.

The 21 Art Exhibitions You’ll Be Talking About His Year: This was published on HuffPo last month, so I’m a little late, but it is worth a look now to get an idea of the exhibition landscape coming up for the rest of 2015.

MoMA Takes a Fresh Look at New Art“Scenes for a New Heritage,” a new show that just opened at MoMA, features newer work from the museum collection from an array of international artists. In this article The Wall Street Journal profiles the show and show organizers discuss why it’s important for the museum to showcase this part of the collection.



PDF Library: 1963 Catalog for “Six Painters and the Object”

PDF Link: Six Painters and the Object

This is a digitized version of the catalog for the 1963 exhibition “Six Painters and the Object” at the Guggenheim in New York. The show was curated by Lawrence Alloway and included work by Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. The scan of the catalog is average in quality but is definitely readable which is great because it includes a lengthy essay written by Alloway for the exhibition.

This file is hosted by the Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

Image: Nick Fagan

This image is from Fagan’s current show at ROY G BIV in Colimbus, OH.

Video: I Will Resist with Every Inch and Every Breath: Punk and the Art of Feminism

This recent panel discussion from the Brooklyn Museum features Lydia Lunch, Johanna Fateman, Narcissister, Osa Atoe, and Astria Suparak and looks at punk as a space for artistic experimentation and risk-taking. 

Image: Matthew Zacharias

This image is from Matthew Zacharias’ recent show at ReView Gallery in Detroit.

The Reading List: March 13, 2015

The Reading List is a quick look at art-related essays and articles that have recently appeared on the web. 

 Your Laptop Is Also a Masterpiece: Digital Art’s Big Money Moment: Good piece that provides a twist on the typical “art meets big money” article. 

 Is Soho in the ’70s Just a Two-Hour Flight Away? 9 Artists on Why They Live in Detroit: This article is great reference for learning about what artist run spaces are popping up (or continuing to operate) in Detroit and how they are making that city’s landscape work for them. 

 The Museum of the Future Is Here: The Atlantic looks at how the newly re-opened Smithsonian museum dedicated to design has found ways to address collecting and preserving the more ephemeral design products that result from digital technology. 

 Sharon Hayes Sounds Off: Julia Bryan-Wilson (author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era and one of the best people writing about art today) contributes this piece to Afterall on the audio work of Sharon Hayes.

 After VVORK: How (and why) we archived a contemporary art blog: While the “how” part of archiving a contemporary art blog to preserve it as it once was is interesting enough, the explanation of “why” Rhizome thought it was important for this blog to live on ends up being very profound. One of my favorite art reads to come along in a while.