Saturday, February 26, 2011

KAUF - Relocate

artwork for KAUF's first single by Brion Nuda Rosch.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gaël Odilon Paccard

Bits and Pieces

Tatiana Grigorenko

“an anti-portrait of a missing protagonist. inspired by soviet-era images that were manipulated to make individuals ‘disappear’ from history. the project is an exploration of memory, presence, invisibility and historical revision. blowing up my family’s snapshots to the point that their grain structure started to fall apart, i meticulously removed myself from each image using collage and/or paint.” – Tatiana Grigorenko

matthew monteith

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"What I notice about writing coming from artists who have emerged more recently from the educational system, however, is that it has begun to look more and more like the writing produced by curators, critics and academics. It is increasingly homogeneous. This should not be a surprise: as more and more art schools become degree-granting institutions, students spend more and more of their time in academic courses and courses that deal with the professional world in which they are expected to function — i.e., courses on curating, critical writing, museology, etc. At the same time the cost of education has risen rapidly, so that many, probably most students need to hold down jobs during their years of post-secondary education as well. All of which must logically leave the student with less studio time, less time to devote to developing his or her own ideas and to the making of art, but well schooled in the thought patterns and linguistic habits of curators, critics and academics, hyper-aware of the art historical context in which they work, and with a pretty good understanding of the art system. The art-school graduate of 2010 may leave school without having made anything of much consequence, but set up to write a pretty impressive sounding artist’s statement. We have moved as far as possible from the position expressed by Barnett Newman’s famous quip that “Aesthetics is for the artist as ornithology is for the birds.” (5)"

Dennis Oppenheim

Branded Mountain 1969

This Mortal Coil

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Read into it.

Donald Judd

A Good Chair is a Good Chair

Madeleine Dietz

Earth is my working and construction material , it can be found everywhere in almost inexhaustible quantity. Earth is the ground where things grow, the ground where things can live, fertile ground. Earth is the ground that can be worked and cultivated, but that is also wasted, spoil, that is exploited ruthlessly. Earth is also the fertile sediment of decomposed organic matter. Earth in combination with water is moldable, spreadable, flows, dries up, forms cracks – breaks into pieces. The sun that makes the earth dry up simultaneously provides vital light. Earth, deliberately not mixed with binders, which throughout the process always remains the same, that is earth.”