assemblage

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

HARRY CALLAHAN Eleanor, Chicago,1947
In which I try to write about music:
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(via Turning Manifestos into Music)
The premiere live performance of conceptual artist Charles Gaines’s “Manifestos 2” (2013) at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on September 27 was nothing short of synesthetic. A nine-piece ensemble including piano, violin, and harp performed on stage while several highly charged political manifestos scrolled one-by-one behind the group on brightly colored monochrome backgrounds.
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In which I try to write about music:

hyperallergic:

(via Turning Manifestos into Music)

The premiere live performance of conceptual artist Charles Gaines’s “Manifestos 2” (2013) at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on September 27 was nothing short of synesthetic. A nine-piece ensemble including piano, violin, and harp performed on stage while several highly charged political manifestos scrolled one-by-one behind the group on brightly colored monochrome backgrounds.

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Nail Art: From lipstick traces to digital polish by Kerry Doran

"If lipstick is designed to smooth over the complexity of a face-to-face encounter between client and service provider, nail polish is an accoutrement for the hand that is documented and circulated on thousands of dedicated Tumblrs and Instagrams, simultaneously individualized, distinct, and deeply personal, yet dually disembodied and anonymous."

Nail Art: From lipstick traces to digital polish by Kerry Doran

"If lipstick is designed to smooth over the complexity of a face-to-face encounter between client and service provider, nail polish is an accoutrement for the hand that is documented and circulated on thousands of dedicated Tumblrs and Instagrams, simultaneously individualized, distinct, and deeply personal, yet dually disembodied and anonymous."

Cy Tombly Treatise on the Veil at the Morgan
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(via Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue)
When Christopher Williams’s retrospective, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was first proposed, the artist says he was uncomfortable with the idea of a survey. Citing the famous Ed Ruscha line, “I don’t want no retrospective,” he worried, “Am I one of these artists who made good work for like five years and the other 30 has been wasted?” Admittedly, the root of his discomfort was not really about the quality of his work, but more the work’s role in the exhibition.
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I absolutely loved this event and loved writing about it. Check it out!

hyperallergic:

(via Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue)

When Christopher Williams’s retrospective, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was first proposed, the artist says he was uncomfortable with the idea of a survey. Citing the famous Ed Ruscha line, “I don’t want no retrospective,” he worried, “Am I one of these artists who made good work for like five years and the other 30 has been wasted?” Admittedly, the root of his discomfort was not really about the quality of his work, but more the work’s role in the exhibition.

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I absolutely loved this event and loved writing about it. Check it out!

Nick Cave on the Artist’s Responsibility

“I began thinking more about myself as an artist with a civic responsibility,” said artist Nick Cave to Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish during a conversation last Friday evening at Jack Shainman Gallery. Realizing that he was bored with his past work, he decided he needed to find another means of challenging himself. “I didn’t want to hide behind the Soundsuits anymore.”

Check out my full article here.

Nick Cave on the Artist’s Responsibility

“I began thinking more about myself as an artist with a civic responsibility,” said artist Nick Cave to Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish during a conversation last Friday evening at Jack Shainman Gallery. Realizing that he was bored with his past work, he decided he needed to find another means of challenging himself. “I didn’t want to hide behind the Soundsuits anymore.”

Check out my full article here.

Nick Cave: Made For Whites By Whites at Jack Shainman Gallery

Tom Fruin: Color Study at Mike Weiss Gallery
Somebody: Miranda July’s new messaging app
"An artist-designed app that riffs on social media, performance art, and the relationship between humans and machines […] a tool that’s rooted in the natural communication styles of today but with an infusion of the once-quotidian humanity that’s been shaped by “iPhone hand” syndrome. It’s a wake-up call that technology doesn’t have to equal reclusivity" -Cait Munro, artnetnews 
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“A heroine in a fairy tale who went through trials and hectic adventures to find happiness, until she befriended a tortoise who helped her destroy her nemesis, a wicked king. I had never seen a tortoise and didn’t know anyone who had one. I wondered if I had to confront an evil king—who would help me?”

—   Adrienne Kennedy, The People Who Led To My Plays
A Window into MoMA’s Collection of Parisian Avant-Garde Theater Programs by Emily Cushman
Read about Toulouse-Lautrec’s playbill designs currently on view in the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at MoMA.