Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Weekly Roundup

    Carrie Mae Weems. I Look at Women (still), 2013. Video. Courtesy the artist. Carrie Mae Weems joins ART21 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jeff Koons drops by The New School, Allan McCollum prepares for a solo show, and more in this week’s roundup of ART21-featured artists. Carrie Mae Weems will join BAMcinématek and ART21 for a screening of [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 08.25.14

    Ai Weiwei filming The Sandstorm, directed by Jason Wishnow. Despite friction between artist and director and budgetary bumps that stalled production, Jason Wishnow’s short sci-fi film The Sandstorm is expected to premiere soon. In his acting debut, Ai Weiwei will play a tuk tuk-driving water smuggler in a dystopian, H20-free world. Dubbing him a “groundbreaking counter-surveillance artist,” the online [...]

  • The Future of Mesh Networks: An Interview with Dan Phiffer

    Screenshot of the network on an iPhone. Courtesy the artist. Dan Phiffer is a Brooklyn-based artist and programmer for the New Yorker. I first learned of Phiffer’s work during Occupy in New York, when he began building and testing a mobile and hyper-local network for protestors to communicate anonymously with one another, called This [...]

  • Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas

    Season 7 Preview: Joan Jonas [see the SlideDeck] Production stills from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Joan Jonas was born in 1936 in New York. A pioneer of performance and video art, Jonas works in video, installation, sculpture, and drawing, often collaborating with musicians and dancers to [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 08.18.14

    Natalie Bookchin. Now he’s out in public and everyone can see (tw0-minute sample clip), 2012. 18-channel video installation; 16-minute loop. Last week, following the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, Twitter blew up with a series of diptychs showing contrasting selfies—“the young man that all suburban mothers want their sons to [...]

  • The Go! Push Pops on Future Feminisms

    Go! Push Pops. The Clitney Perennial, a collective feminist performance protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014. Courtesy the artists, New York. © Go! Push Pops. Image courtesy of Marie Tomanova. I ventured uptown to the Whitney Museum of American Art two weekends before the closing of the 2014 Biennial. The exhibition spanned four [...]

  • Gordon Bunshaft’s Lever House

    International Style Modernism in the postwar art history and architecture of New York, Gordon Bunshaft’s Lever House from Smarthistory.

  • Season 7 Preview: Omer Fast

    Season 7 Preview: Omer Fast [see the SlideDeck] Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972, and grew up in Israel and New York. His multichannel video installations blur the boundaries between documentary, dramatization, and fantasy, frequently generating viewers’ confusion. Fast often anchors his narratives with a conversation between two people—whether subjects recounting their own [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 08.11.14

    Robert Gober. Untitled Leg, 1989-90. Beeswax, cotton, wood, leather, human hair; 11 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 20 inches. Collection: Museum of Modern Art, New York. “Our arts venues scare people or make them feel stupid or small,” writes filmmaker Mark Cousins (The Story of Film), decrying the middle-class values that determine the design of [...]

  • The Future of Mapping: An Interview with Clement Valla

    Clement Valla. The Universal Texture, 2012. Inkjet on canvas; 44 x 92 inches. Courtesy the artist. For thousands of years we have sought to map our world. In the 1670s, Giovanni Domenico Cassini began what became the first accurate, countrywide topographical map of France. The process took over a hundred years to complete; the map [...]


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