An ambitious 6-channel film installation, its title is self-explanatory: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS (in three movements) to John Cage’s composition 4’33” with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 (six performances; six films). Legendary c              

Dec 31, 2010

Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS (in three movements) to John Cage’s composition 4’33” with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 (six performances; six films) 2008 16 mm colour, optical sound
    stunned by tacita dean at the walker art center.

    please enjoy .

    posted by matt olson

    You hold the essence of the idea in your head. It’s just like someone saying: I am thinking of God – that’s as close as you will ever get to it – you have the essence of the idea. My next step was simply to realize my interest in speech as a medium              

    Dec 22, 2010

    “Circle on the Floor” white chalk circle on floor, 1968
    Interesting couple of conversations with Ian Wilson.  first in 1969 and then in 2002.
    Please enjoy the time and space you have.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Thirty and Eight, ROLU will present new pieces designed to activate one’s awareness of the physical actions related to sitting. Matt Olson, Mike Brady and sammie warren of ROLU studio will be present at the opening.—–              

    Dec 18, 2010

    chicago people, Thirty and Eight, Derek Chan and Ayako Yamasaki and RO/LU furniture.  
    opening 6-9 tonight at golden age
    hope to see you there!

    posted by matt olson

    VALIE EXPORT’s artistic work comprises: video environments, digital photography, installation, body performances, feature films, experimental films, documentaries, Expanded Cinema, conceptual photography, body-material interactions, Persona Performances,              

    Dec 17, 2010

    3 Figurationszeichen / 3 Konfigurationszeichen (1976) – valie export

    discovered in LE NOUVEAU MAGAZINE DU PALAIS DE TOKYO

    please enjoy the day.

    posted by matt olson

    … Within the world of IA [Image Aggregator] websites, even the seemingly simple act of recognizing an image’s author proved to be a task that was chronically prone to oversight. Unsettling as these oversights were, many of the “content-conscious,” having              

    Dec 16, 2010

    DDDDoomed—Or, Collectors & Curators of the Image: A Brief Future History of the Image Aggregator is the 1st in a series of 7 publications from edition m  k, a small-scale, independent publishing platform founded in minneapolis in 2010 as an extension of making known and the (design) practice of r. gerald nelson.

    “DDDDoomed,” crafted as a speculative fiction that unfolds from the perspective of a future commentator reflecting back and theorizing about the factors that brought about the dysfunctional state of the contemporary image world, tells the story of how the image (specifically, the online image) devolved in the hands of image aggregators (IAs).

    IAs, as “DDDDoomed” asserts, in having “single-handedly pave[d] the way for a young and Internet-reliant culture’s collective disinterest in even the most essential content of an image,” have turned the image into an aimless one that is made intentionally devoid of its meaning, knowledge, and even of its most basic identifying information. Furthermore, it is argued that “by devaluing [the] image’s potency … IAs were effectively exaggerating the worth of their role by convincing the viewers of their websites that their assembled collection … was, paradoxically, to be the sole object of spectacle.”

    “DDDDoomed” offers a thorough look at the contemporary (online) image world through the lenses of comparatively important image and photography-based artworks, image archives, and artists who are engaged with the collection and use of disparate images.

    see more at the walker art center design blog.

    please enjoy.

    posted by matt olson

    the rolu exhibit at mondo cane has been extended. Extension may refer to: * A cheerleading stunt * The building of community capacity by outsiders ie agricultural extension * Extension (geology) relating to the pulling apart of the Earth’s crust * Extens              

    Dec 15, 2010

    limited edition box chair square (peggy) in process. 
    available at mondo cane in nyc.
    our exhibit there has been extended for a month and will be on view until 12/31.

    posted by matt olson

    Weeping is a collection of newspaper clippings from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal of people crying. part of the "After Modern History" series which is a report on world events that re-edits the news of the day by linking together images –              

    Dec 15, 2010

    two things arrived in the mail from kiosk:
    above: weeping: crying about nature by michael kim (i might have gotten the last one)
    below: paper hot air balloon
    one was a gift for me, the other a gift for someone else. 
    please enjoy the time as it passes.

    posted by matt olson

    La segona exposició temporal del Laboratori de Fabricació reuneix per primer cop des de 1972 les pel·lícules originals realitzades pels dissenyadors que van participar a "Italy: The New Domestic Landscape", la cèlebre mostra original del MoMA, comissariad              

    Dec 14, 2010

    habitats and anti habitats, an exhibit organized by the columbia school of architecture that revisits the seminal 1972 exhibition at moma – italy: the new domestic landscape.

    barcelona design hub 12/11/2010 to 20/02/2011

    would love to see this.

    posted by matt olson

    Golden Age is pleased to present Thirty and Eight, Derek Chan and Ayako Yamasaki featuring furniture from Minneapolis based design studio RO/LU. This is Chan’s first exhibition with the gallery and directly follows a solo exhibition at the Museum of Cont              

    Dec 11, 2010

    rolu is super psyched to be involved in this show in chicago at  golden age.
    Golden Age is pleased to present Thirty and Eight, Derek Chan and Ayako Yamasaki featuring furniture from Minneapolis based design studio RO/LU.    

    Thirty and Eight is a celebration of simplicity and of the basic, everyday rituals we use to compose our lives. Chan will be showing a series of thirty delicate ink drawings from his “Daily Drawings” project and Yamasaki will be presenting a curated selection of eight housewares culled from Tokyo’s wholesale district on her most recent trip to Japan.  In keeping with these rituals, tea will be served each day at three o’clock.     

    This is Chan’s first exhibition with the gallery and directly follows a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and collaborations with Theaster Gates at the Whitney Museum of American Art during the Whitney Biennial.

    December 17, 2010 – January 16, 2011
    Opening: Friday, December 17, 6-9pm

    we will be at the opening one week from today.  come and say hi!
    please have a wonderful weekend.  

    posted by matt olson