Jun 27, 2014

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Glass Puzzle at Simone Subal Gallery

Uri Aran, Andrea Büttner, Joan Jonas, Yorgos Sapountzis, and Mary Simpson

June 28 – August 1, 2014
Opening reception June 28th 6-8pm

One version of an event is like a body without a shadow. If we flip our idea of the split, from Freud (division from trauma) or Janet (retreat from hysteria), instead of a psychic break we arrive at a fracturing whole, shifting into versions and variations as a natural tear along the lines of the self: a puzzle. A game of mimesis, with rules and logic but no goal. At the start of the game a split occurs, one body—one performer—into two. The self scatters, and in that moment a gap is formed, between the mirror (the screen) and the double (the self). A glass puzzle plays with that gap, exploits it. It splits, then works to conceal the split, picks up a mask to substitute one for another, a surrogate. A glass puzzle is a puzzle in space—perpetually pieced back together, never completing itself.

via Fionn Meade

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Jun 24, 2014

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David Ostrowski special commission for 032c.

George: Everybody’s doing something, we’ll do nothing.
Jerry: So we go into NBC and tell them we have an idea for a show about nothing?
George: Exactly.
Jerry: They say, “What’s your show about?” I say, “Nothing.”
George: There you go.
Jerry: I think we may have something here.

More here. via Peres Projects.

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Jun 22, 2014

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Totally love Przemek Pyszczek‘s work. First saw it on Instagram.

I got obsessed with the below pics in bignickberlin‘s feed.

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Here’s a studio visit on Berlin Art Link. So great.

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Jun 21, 2014

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A version of Imi Knoebel’s Raum 19 I don’t think I really understand… Raum 19 IV

A small version. Wish I could’ve seen it IRL. I have such fixed ideas related to my encounters with the larger one at Dia. It’s hard to “see” this via a photograph.

Was at Christian Lethert, Colgne. Via CAD.

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Jun 18, 2014

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James Lee Byars 1/2 An Autobiography at PS1 – June 15–September 7, 2014

I attempted to travel to Mexico City to see this exhibit at the Jumex last winter but, never made it. Have been looking forward to its arrival in NYC ever since. I’ll attempt to see this show several times this summer. My fascination with Byars just keeps growing over the years. The more I learn, the more I’m drawn in.  It seems like there’s enough mysterious poetry around both him and his work to last a long time too. Congrats to Peter Eleey who curated this exhibit with Magalí Arriola.

I’m also excited for the two books being released in relation to this exhibit! I got an email yesterday informing me the first, Sourcebook, will be coming sooner than they had promised when I pre-ordered it. The second, an exhibition catalog, will come later this summer.

Please enjoy the time and space.

Above James Lee Byars photos vias PS1 1. The World Flag. 1991. Gold lamé, 161 x 85 x 6 inches (409 x 216 x 15 cm) 2. Portrait of the Artist. 1993. Gold leaf on paper, Three parts, each: 30 1/4 x 21 3/4 inches (77 x 55 cm) 3. The Conscience. 1985. Gilded wood, glass cupola, globe, 72 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches (185 x 58 x 58 cm). All three are courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.

              

Jun 11, 2014

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I am mainly preoccupied with the world as I experience it, and at times when I would rather be dead the thought that I could never write another poem has so far stopped me. … What is happening to me, allowing for lies and exaggerations which I try to avoid, goes into my poems. I don’t think my experiences are clarified or made beautiful for myself or anyone else; they are just there in whatever form I can find them.
 — Statement for “The New American Poetry,” 1959

Hope you were able to go to this last night.

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Jun 10, 2014

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Saw this awesome Guyton/Walker project with Maharam a while back. Somehow in my memory, it evolved into fabric and i wanted to make furniture with it! But it’s wallpaper. The Walker used to have Murakami wallpaper but, this is way cooler. Really interesting.

Greg Allen has more.

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Jun 9, 2014

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TH FI TO IN PH – James Lee Byars 1977

A large black tissue with gold printing is crumpled to fit into the (oversized, for the series) cardboard box. The title “TH FI TO IN PH” is an abbreviation of “THe FIrst TOtally INterrogativ Philosophy”.

The work was issued to accompany an exhibition at the Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach that ran from April 21st to May 22, 1977 (an exhibition invitation, unrelated to the boxed catalogue, is above, bottom). Curator Johannes Cladders’ essay is printed inside the box.

via ABM

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Jun 3, 2014

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Splendide Hotel – Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

At Museo Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid March 13 – August 31, 2014

A bibliography of  the books involved is available here.  More here at CAD.

“… the notion of space as a revealing medium, and of time as one of its closest allies. ”

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