assemblage

An assemblage of Arts & Culture focused on New York & London.
Assembled by Megan N. Liberty

Firelei Baez, American Sampler, from the Ciguapa series (2013) Gouache And Ink On Paper
She her more recent work, Man Without a Country (aka anthropophagist wading in the Artibone River), 2014 on view now at the Drawing Center in Small.
Small. Opens today at the Drawing Center

"This group exhibition features a selection of international contemporary artists who adopt an intimate format to explore issues related to visual perception, personal and historical memory, the construction of gender stereotypes, and the power of the imagination."

"Highly regarded as both a leading practitioner of conceptualism and an influential educator at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Charles Gaines is celebrated primarily for his photographs, drawings and works on paper that investigate systems, cognition and language."

Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989 opens at the Studio Museum in Harlem July 17!

NYC Public Sculpture

NYC has been a buzz with public sculpture this summer. And it’s only just the beginning! Hope you got a chance to check out Kara Walker’s A Subtlety at the Domino Sugar Factory, which closed this weekend.

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The installation briefly overlapped with Jeff Koons’s recently opened Split-Rocker at Rockefeller Center.

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Check out this article examining the similarities and differences of the two works, and what this means for public sculpture.

Glenn Ligon, Double America, 2012
HAPPY 4th Y’ALL!
hyperallergic:

(via On Carl Andre and the Question of History)
Ironically, Leslie Hewitt’s Monday night lecture on Carl Andre, which examined ways of escaping the hegemony of art and political history, was protested by those who opposed Carl Andre’s place within that history. On the original date of Hewitt’s lecture in May (rescheduled “due to an immediate medical condition”), a group of artists dumped chicken blood and guts on the sidewalk outside Dia:Chelsea. It was a partial reenactment of one of the late Ana Mendieta’s performances and a protest again Andre, who is currently the subject of a Dia retrospective and who in 1988 was acquitted of Mendieta’s murder.
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hyperallergic:

(via On Carl Andre and the Question of History)

Ironically, Leslie Hewitt’s Monday night lecture on Carl Andre, which examined ways of escaping the hegemony of art and political history, was protested by those who opposed Carl Andre’s place within that history. On the original date of Hewitt’s lecture in May (rescheduled “due to an immediate medical condition”), a group of artists dumped chicken blood and guts on the sidewalk outside Dia:Chelsea. It was a partial reenactment of one of the late Ana Mendieta’s performances and a protest again Andre, who is currently the subject of a Dia retrospective and who in 1988 was acquitted of Mendieta’s murder.

READ MORE

Check out my recent article!

Ray Johnson Designs opens today at MoMA! I am looking forward to seeing the work that Bookforum’s Albert Mobilio refers to as “recombinations” in his recent article on Johnson.

Digital Handwork by Kerry Doran & Lizzie Homersham

"The transfer of resources to an internet that knows none of the limitations previously imposed by a building’s walls and opening hours means we carry the burden of constant access in our hands. The substitution of physical documents with digital files, of traditional architecture with digital infrastructure, implies weightlessness. But  "immateriality" is heavy."

Check out this awesome article by my fellow scholar and friend, Kerry Doran, and her co-writer Lizzie Homersham.

A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the MorganJune 20, 2014 through January 11, 2015
Darryl Curran — L.A. Series #7, 1969Multiple printed matte surfaces, photographic mural paper, black spray paint, wood 12 x 12 x 1 in
On view now at Hauser & Wirth in The Photographic Object
Ed Paschke on view at Mary Boone gallery closes this weekend!