This year, even GAMERZ, an art&tech festival with a name that promises its visitors much joy and entertainment, didn't want to turn its back to the times of fear and uncertainty we are living. The festival was as playful as ever but with a slightly darker tone and with a selection of artists whose works question the worrying changes at work in society.
Emerging Art - Art Remixer Thomas Robson develops collision art to confront received aesthetics & critically re-appraise imagery in a visually saturated world. Creating a contemporary Art Remix portfolio.
On the occasion of the artist’s current exhibition The Sound of Silence, which will be on view at Galerie Lelong until May 2nd, Alfredo Jaar paid a visit to the Rail’s Headquarters to discuss some aspects of his life and work with Publisher Phong Bui, Consulting Editors Dore Ashton and David Levi Strauss, and a group of graduate students in the Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts.
n his talk at Eyeo Julian presents several of his own works, and work made with others, in an effort to outline his shift from Media Artist to that of ‘Critical Engineer'. Julian is a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin. His projects and the occasional paper have been presented at many museums, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, FILE
My works are based in a Architectural Urban Paint ,Drawing and Collage using A personal lenguage expressed in different resources ;
Drips of Acrylic paint , Grid of lines using ink pencil and correct pen over dark surfaces, Papers selected from art, photographs or fashion magazines . With all this elements i create a sort of compositions based in the idea of Maps Collages , Panoramic urban landscapes or architectural structures that i see constantly in the city.
The City narratives and its system of inner transformation such as its human component Are aesthetically and discursively represented in my work.
In the works a sense of non-territoriality seems to clash with the Maps, places and patterns Which preceded the rapid expansion Practices and its advanced and modern traces which begun to take place in the beginning of the 20th Century.
A retrospective exhibition by this award-winning artist featuring new commissions and other works being shown in the UK for the first time.
Ground-breaking new media artist Gina Czarnecki makes films, installations, public art works and sculpture which emphasise human relationships to disease, evolution and genetic research. Her work is influenced by the arena of biomedical science and it explores notions of belief and thresholds of perception. Czarnecki is interested in the possible corruption of the human genetic mix, and her works raise significant questions about developments in the 'life' sciences and changes in culture, society and language.
Combining painting and technology provides J.D Doria with the possibility to develop the idea of painting as multitude. Painting, in its historic nature and form, converges into one image; yet incorportaing technology, allows an expansion and examination of the medium’s borders beyond the exclusivity of the one image. J.D Doria is an Israel based artist, and her recent work reflects a growing interest in the “Future”, and in a radical “reading” of Aesthetic. Please visit her website or follow her Tumblr for more work.
It is the problem of “choice” that we are always faced with.
What do you want to eat for lunch today? I am feeling like to having some Indian, but Chinese sounds nice as well, so let me think… There is this new Indian restaurant that opened last month, and it should be nice… many people are talking about that.
Finally, I decide to go to a Japanese restaurant right around the corner, next to the flower shop – in order to have some California rolls. I am passing by and I do feel like to having some. I love California roll even though it’s an American invention and is sort of a fake Sushi, because I’ve hated row fish since I was in elementary school. My friends and I went to a pond to fish and we got some small fishes, but they smelt really bad on my hands. I just remember it to be one of the bad stories about row fish, but there may be something more than that -- but I have no idea -- this will entirely be another story.
Benjamin Gaulon -aka RECYCLISM- is an artist, researcher and art college lecturer. And to be honest, when i see how much he manages to pack in each of his job descriptions, i'm starting to suspect that he benefits from more than 24 hours per day. I've read about his artistic activities ever since i've started blogging. Often both playful and critical, his projects involve printing messages on walls using a PaintBall Gun, collecting video streams from wireless surveillance cameras, turning your videos into animated GIFs, developing radio controlled cars that physically react to messages sent on Twitter, giving an architectural dimension to the 1970s game PONG, circuit-bending, hacking, deconstructing and re-purposing "obsolete" electronic devices.
‘Rothko/Sugimoto’, the first exhibition at Pace gallery’s new London outpost, strives after an epic register. In physical scope, admittedly, it is not extravagant: the display comprises eight late Mark Rothko paintings of smallish proportions, balanced by eight silver gelatin photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto from his long-term series of seascapes. But an epic mood of brooding gravitas and infinite time lurks within the sombre hues and radically reduced schemes – something of the “anger of Achilles” as he contemplated mortality before the “wine dark sea”.
An augmented HTML 5 version of Rem Koolhaas' Junkspace essay from 2002...Rem Koolhaas published an essay called Junkspace in 2003, in the opening he describes this Junkspace as being the “residue mankind leaves on the planet” it is a direct inversion of space junk which is the debris humans leave in space. Cities are becoming overwhelmed with junk space, Koolhaas believes this Junkspace is a product of ‘self-replication’ and has become a Bermuda triangle of concepts.
From reading this essay my understanding of Koolhaas’ description of Junkspace is the architectural spaces that are built to the purpose of trapping inhabitants in a surrealist environment, major examples of these are shopping malls, casinos and airports (which Koolhaas refers to a lot in this essay). In these spaces you lose all concept of time, the lack of direction, time or weather allows users to stay (and spend) for longer. A vivid example of this is Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, upon entering people are dazed and dazzled by the extravagant roof detailing, however lose all sense of direction and are therefore subjected to aimlessly wonder upon first visit.
Esther Stocker manifests this idea in her physical work by forcing viewers to read between the lines with her abstract geometric installations. Esther is a Vienna-based artist with a passion for design, minimalism & use of forced perspective in art.
Originally labeled a Pop artist for his use of flags, maps, targets, color names, numerals and other common objects, he went on to cycle motifs through so many media and conceptual twists that he reset the priorities of late 20th century American...
Over the past 15 years, poet, novelist, and filmmaker Tan Lin has been at work creating an "ambient" mode of literature that engages a set of practices including sampling, communal production, and social networks, addressing issues such as relaxed copyright, boredom, plagiarism, and the commodification of attention.
He has written 10 books, most recently Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking; Insomnia and the Aunt; and HEATH COURSE PAK. His video work has screened at the Yale Art Museum, Artists Space, the Drawing Center, and the Ontological Hysterical Theatre. He is currently finishing work on a novel, OUR FEELINGS WERE MADE BY HAND. He teaches creative writing at New Jersey City University.
We talked by Skype, G-chat, email, phone, and used Google Drive in real-time to talk about the many different uses of technology in his work and what its implications are for the future of literature:
Five Videos is an online series "hosted" by Rhizome, in collaboration with FACT, responding to the Liverpool Biennial's theme, The Unexpected Guest. Each week throughout the Liverpool Biennial, a new artist will curate five videos about hospitality.
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