April 28, 2006

Peter Vogel at Bitforms


I speak with Laura Blereau of the bitforms gallery about Peter vogel's work. Peter is one of the first techno artists to start working with sound as a sculptural form. This show is a must see or rather a must hear exhibition.

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April 27, 2006

Valery Grancher _skypecast interview


Valery Grancher is one of France's top net artists. His original web site no memory is an classic early net art/ web art project. I spoke with him over skype about his latest projects including his new site internetpainting.vg It contains several subsites such as google paintings, web drawings, etc..

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April 21, 2006

Spring Fever Chelsea


Rob and I walk around Chelsea and see the Matthew Barney show at Barbara Gladstone. It has a spooky reference to the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII . I like Barneys' work but I think he's a Baroque conceptualist. There's a lot of money and high production values but I don't think there's any advance of artistic ideas. It's rather a Baroque articulation of conceptual and performance works done 30-40 years ago. We also went to see Sislej Xhafa at Galerie Lelong. This had a giant policeman's billy club made out of solid mahogany. I had Rob take a photo of me next to it for scale. We saw Stephen Westfall's gemotric paintings at Lenon + Weinberg. He's created a personal geometry that is so quirky that yoiu can feel his personality coming through. The must see show is a group of animations and still cartoons by Eunjung Hwang at Stefan Stux. THey are spooky, quirky Paul Klee dreamlike cartoon glyphs. They are informed with her oriental point of view fused with the generic global media language. Rob and I go by Tony Shafrazi gallery but don't go in. Instead we gossip about Tony Shafrazi, Vrej Baghoomian and Larry Gogosian.

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April 07, 2006

Collective Incubator


NSUMI : Collective Incubator
You are invited to the opening reception of COLLECTIVE INCUBATOR, a project of
Nsumi Collective. THURSDAY April 6th 7:00-11:00PM. 125 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor.
Photo ID to enter the building.

Subway: 4, 5 to Fulton St. A, C, 2, 3, J, M, Z to Broadway-Nassau

LMCC Swing Space


Collective Incubator is a space for art collectives to come into being, change,
develop, or mutate into other things. The installation is an extension of
Nsumiís consulting work, an ongoing performance whereby the group provides free
consulting services for art collectives and anyone who wants to start a
collective. Nsumi offers advice, direction, feedback, and services including:
ideation and initial concept development, spatial analysis, mediation, conflict
resolution, experimental research, architecture, landscape design, networking
and referrals.

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