Archival Print, 2008
Did everyone else survive the holidays? Get ready for art season round II coming.
"If you don’t live in LA, it’s a good place to come to gain some perspective. If you do live here, it’s the easiest place to lose it..." Christy Lange, assistant editor of friezeAlso, Christy gets high on perspective and disses some dudes.
"This Viennese collective proposes installing a series of rusty Dumpsters in streetside parking downtown. The insides will be painted a suburban-swimming-pool blue and filled with water."see more proposals:
Koh: one is born an artist. whether you choose to accept this path of torture is completely up to yourself. the path of an artist is pure torture because you have complete freedom. its not limited by the constraints of the body like dance or fashion, the barrier of language in poetry. art is infinite. and i am a universe unto myself.
"...I’d probably be a lot more cranky right now if I hadn’t just spent a few days in New Orleans visiting Prospect 1., curator Dan Cameron’s Biennial brainchild, and the literal antidote to art fair malaise. Organized in part to help rebuild the city after the devastating effects of hurricane Katrina, the biennial takes place in seemingly countless locations across town. Three days ago I probably would have complained about having to drive through traffic, but in contrast to Miami, a very unfriendly car city and one often noted for it’s robust and expensive T&A culture, exploring the city of New Orleans offers stunning architecture, rich cultural history, great cheap food, amazing music, and right now a large amount of phenomenal art. Probably the most exciting aspect of Prospect 1. lays in the artist’s response to Katrina and the city itself, a focus that could have easily backfired..."PR: Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1], the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, opened to the public on November 1, 2008 in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans.
Complete Communion CelebrationGALLERY FIVE THIRTY THREE
Jaro Straub (Germany 1973) & Matthew Burbidge ( GB 1970) made the video installation Complete Communion Celebration based on an eight-hour performance during which the artists juxtaposed improvised guitar sounds and voices with passages from Guy Debord's autobiographical book `Panegyric' for an absent public, under a river-side bridge in Berlin. The performance is presented as two distinctly filmed parts, which are projected simultaneously: in one part the artists are performing in a seemingly interior space; in the other the sun is setting over a landscape, which rapidly becomes obscured in darkness