GLOBAL: Above portraits by Gabriel Galimberti of tykes and their toys from around the world via Cup of Jo
SEOUL: Vagina Monologues in Seoul! To prep, read a few of the books from this list. Both via The Grand Narrative
BEIJING: Ai Weiwei is releasing a hard rock album?! via Art Daily
SHANGHAI // MALAYSIA: More creativity with food by Hong Yi (Red) via DesignBoom
SWEDEN: H&M uses more life-like mannequins and creates an “Internet Praise-a-thon” via Knife & Fork and a bit on models’ labor rights.
ITHACA: Movement: The Body and Object in Motion, the Cornell University Art History Graduate Conference for 2013
VENICE // SEOUL: Kimsooja will represent South Korea at the 2013 Venice Biennale. See the full list of artists here. Kim Seung-duk will curate the South Korean pavilion. Via the Korea Herald and the Gallerist NY
HONG KONG: Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold a contemporary Asian art sale on April 5, 2013 via Art Daily
Posted: March 17th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: Ai Weiwei, Artdaily, Beijing, bodies, Cornell University, Design Boom, DesignBoom, feminism, H&M, hard rock, Hong Kong, Ithaca, Kim Seung-duk, Kim Sooja, Knife & Fork, Korean Pavillion, Malaysia, mannequins, Seoul, Shanghai, South Korea, Sweden, The Grand Narrative, Vagina Monologues, Venice Biennale | No Comments »
Dominic Wilcox via DesignBoom
MINNEAPOLIS: Pantone projects still seem to be hot. This one in particular seems quite tasty. You can follow these decadent creations on instagram @dschwen via DesignBoom.
GERMANY//ITALY//USA: Speaking of food: some odd eggs via Art Daily and DesignBoom.
NEW YORK: Here’s an annotated version of the Armory show via Art Fag City. They also featured our former president’s paintings of pooches!
CHICAGO: Today Autumn Space is holding their Benefit Auction.
CHICAGO: On Friday Research House for Asian Art will have an opening for Above and Beyond the Clouds featuring artwork by Chen Xiaowei and curated by Xie Jiankun.
SOUTH KOREA: An upcoming documentary on the dissemination of the music scene from South Korea via The Grand Narrative.
Posted: March 10th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: Armory Show, Art Fag City, Autumn Space, Calder, Chen Xiaowei, David Schwen, Design Boom, DesignBoom, dogs, eggs, food, George W. Bush, instagram, K-Pop, map, music, pantone, pooches, president, puppies, Research House for Asian Art, RHAA, South Korea, Sunday Morning Coffee, The Grand Narrative, Xie Jiankun | No Comments »
Tulips in bloom in the Netherlands (pictured above) via DesignBoom. Go to the festival!
The above reminds me of Gyun Hur‘s installation last spring in Savannah, spiritus lenis. Click here to read more and view the beautiful images.
To continue with yarn based color block installations, woven walls by Wies Preidje via DesignBoom.
This image from the exhibition Light Show at London’s Hayward Gallery– psychedelic, hypnotizing and open through April via ArtDaily.
Gregory Johnston at Stephen Haller Gallery in New York via ArtDaily.
Posted: February 3rd, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: Artdaily, Design Boom, DesignBoom, Festival, Gregory Johnston, Gyun Hur, Installation, Netherlands, New York, Savannah, spring, Stephen Haller Gallery, Sunday Morning Coffee, Tulips, Wies Preidje | 1 Comment »
GERMANY on POLAND: I’d like to go see Twisted Entities at Museum Morsbroich in Germany. E-flux says, “bodies are dissected, squeezed, deformed, duplicated and over-wound.” Sign me up!
UNITED KINGDOM: Charming for the Revolution A Congress for Gender Talents and Wildness a collaboration with the Tate Modern and Electra. E-flux says, “Charming for the Revolution is an experimental congress of artists, activists and thinkers who seek to unpick underpinning, pressing questions of contemporary sexual and gender politics; exploring strategies that divert and destabilise normative gender and its representations.”
NEPAL: There is now a third gender option for those procuring a citizenship certificate in Nepal. Huffington Post says, “activists hailed the decision, saying it was an achievement for gay and transgender rights.”
UNITED NATIONS: Did you know that there is a UN Gender Equality New Feed?
Posted: January 27th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: architecture, body, Design Boom, DesignBoom, e-flux, Electra Productions, gender, gender bender, Germany, his and hers, Museum Morsbroich, Poland, Tate Modern, UK, United Kingdom, United Nations | No Comments »
Kara Walker will be at the AIC in February!
Today I’m visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s exhibition Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black and White. As the MCA’s website says, “With dozens of works in all media, Color Bind muses on the ways the English words “black” and “white” evoke both simple formal notions and metaphors for race, politics, and historical movements. Set to coincide with the recent US presidential election, this exhibition calls attention to the ways seemingly neutral formal terms assume moral dimensions that, in turn, complicate and politicize the very works assumed to be neutral.”
To prep for my trip to the museum I read part of Linda Alcoff’s Visible Identities and this quick discussion on Art Info with Christopher K. Ho and Roger White about the idea surrounding Ho’s exhibition “Privileged White People” at Forever & Today, Inc. in NYC.
In light of the Oscar nomination list being released: NY Times, “Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly.” Alison Klayman, the director of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, was featured in the piece. I can’t wait to hear what Coming off the Reels has to say about it.
Posted: January 13th, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: Ai Weiwei, Alison Klayman, Art Info, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Christopher K. Ho, class, Coming off the Reels, gender, Kara Walker, MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Never Sorry, Oscars, race, Roger White, sex, The New York Times, whiteness, womens rights | No Comments »
Top highlights of 2012: receiving my MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) which involved both a symposium and an art exhibition, starting my teaching job at SAIC, presenting at the (In)Appropriated Bodies conference at Cornell University, starting to write for Sixty Inches From Center, and being invited to present at the International Conference of Asia Scholars in Macau (June 2013).
Below are the top read blog posts from 2012:
1. Master of Arts Visual and Critical Studies Symposium
2. NYC, April 10, Part I [Sandra Dukic and Boris Glamocanin]
3. Red Gate Reunion Series 2012: Crystal Ruth Bell
4. Landscapes from Pyongyang at Galerie Son in Berlin
5. Just Humans: An interview with Angelica Dass, creator of Humanae
6. Red Gate Reunion Series 2012: Britt Salt
7. Felix Gonzales-Torres at Samsung Museum in Seoul via ArtDaily
8. Batman, Jaws, and Other Such Characters
9. Red Gate Reunion Series: Jon Hewitt
10. Sunday Morning Coffee (Quicky)
Thanks for reading! I hope that your 2013 is getting off to a grand start!
Posted: January 3rd, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: (In)Appro, Angelica Dass, Artdaily, Berlin, body, Boris Glamocanin, Britt Salt, Chicago, China, Cornell University, Crystal, Felix Gonzales, Galerie Son, Humanae, ICAS, International Conference of Asia Scholars, Jon Hewitt, Justin Mages, Master of Arts, New York, North Korea, NYC, Pyongyang, Red Gate Gallery, Red Gate Reunion Series 2012, SAIC, Samsung, Sandra Dukic, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SIFC, Sixty Inches From Center, South Korea, Sunday Morning Coffee, VCS | 1 Comment »
via Lil Mol’
Maud Lavin write about the “Bad Barbies” Gang for Slate Magazine.
Irina Ionesco pays her daughter Eva Ionesco for the explicit photos the mother published of her daughter when she was a young girl via Art Daily.
Gwangju Design Biennale appoints Young Hye Lee to be director for the 2013 Biennale via e-flux.
South Korea nominated their first female president on Wednesday, Park Guen-hye. She is the daughter of former president Park Chung-hee who is responsible for both an economic turn around and a dictatorship-like reign. Some hope that a female president in South Korea will help break down traditional Confucian social boundaries.
Posted: December 23rd, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Sunday Morning Coffee, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: Art Daily, Bad Barbies, Barbie, biennale, Eva Ionesco, gangs, Gwangju, Gwangju Design Biennale, Irina Ionesco, Maud Lavin, Park Chung-hee, Park Guen-hye, Playboy, South Korea | No Comments »
Above: Martin Creed via Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Above: Otomo Yoshihide and Yasutomo Aoyama at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo via e-flux
Above: Dietrich Wegner via Carrie Secrist Gallery, Opening October 26
Posted: October 21st, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Dietrich Wegner, e-flux, Japan, John Cage, Martin Creed, MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Nam June Paik, Tokyo | No Comments »
This Sunday pick your coffee carefully! Huffginton post quotes Seven Elleven saying, “ Obama is leading with 60 percent of ‘votes’ (blue cups). Romney currently has 40 percent.” Do Obama voters just need more coffee? Time will tell.
John Seabrook of the New Yorker wrote, “Factory Girls,” an article that gives a nice overview of K-Pop.
And more on K-Pop with “Gangnam Style” specifically in “The Joys of Incomprehensible Pop Music” by Joshua Rothman. In regard to the global love to this video he says “ignorance is bliss” and refers to “the joy of incomprehension.” I need to write a piece on this.
In case you missed it, I wrote a peice for Sixty Inches From Center on Zane Davis’s photography series, Towards Wolf Point. As always, my favorite part is writing about the images.
Last week, Zane and I went to Daniel Shae’s exhibition opening and book release at the Museum for Contemporary Photography. I recommend stopping by.
I really need to head down to the Renaissance Society to see Danh Vo’s Uterus.
Posted: October 7th, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: Chicago, Daniel Shae, Gangnam Style, K-Pop, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Obama, PSY, Romney, SIFC, Sixty Inches From Center, South Korea, The New Yorker, Zane Davis | No Comments »