Image via Art Asia Pacific
Can you imagine going about your everyday activities nude? Art Asia Pacific ‘s Michael Young wrote about his experience at artist Stuart Ringholt‘s naked tour of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. He begins his article describing what he and his wife “wore” in the nude and continues to describe the less than enlightening experience of the tour. Read Young’s account here.
The New York Times’ Mark Whittaker also wrote an account of the tour. Ending on a more uplifting note, the conclusion, was similar to Young’s in that the experience of the art was not enhanced by being naked.
Recently on May 25, in conjunction with the exhibition <laughter>, Apexart in New York City hosted one of Ringholt’s tours.
Would you go?
Posted: June 1st, 2013 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body, Visual and Critical Studies | Tags: Apexart, Art Asia Pacific, bodies, body, laughter, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, naked, naked tour, New York, New York City, New York Times, nude, Stuart Ringholt | 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 »
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 »
Last Tuesday my colleague, Brandi Kulakowski, and I went to New York City for a day to meet with some artists. We had an incredible trip. This week I will share with you the two main gallery visits.
Sandra Dukic, The Anatomy of Female Feelings, 2012
First we met with Sandra Dukic and Boris Glamocanin at Splatterpool Art Space. Boris and Sandra had just opened the exhibition All in a day’s work curated by Boshko Boskovic. The collaborators just finished a six-week residency in Brooklyn at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ICSP). If you live in New York go see it!
Boris Glamocanin, Ode To the Revolutionaries & Myself (detail), 2012
When one enters Splatterpool you immediately experience Dukic’s The Anatomy of Female Feelings. The work is comprised of dishcloths with short statements embroidered into them ranging from “You should be pretty all the time” to slightly more obscure assertions. Dukic arranges the work so that the audience uses their body to maneuver through the piece reading each cloth. When the viewer comes to the end she is in the back half of the gallery space and encounters Glamocanin’s Ode To the Revolutionaries & Myself. Glamocanin’s piece began as a collection of dots on the wall. At the opening he encouraged the guests to pick up a marker and connect the dots–his work became a communal project. Again, the work requests the audience to use their body. The work almost completely covers the two largest walls in Splatterpool. Dukic and Glamocanin’s two works seem to exist independently but upon closer examination one realized the intricacies that bring the work and the two collaborators together.
Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review | Tags: ICSP, New York, Splatterpool | No Comments »