Tuesday, July 30, 2013

laylah ali

Sunday, July 28, 2013

john cage

On July 28, 1917, W.E.B Dubois and the NAACP organized a silent march of 10,000 women, men, and children down New York’s Fifth Ave. to protest the recent massacre of African Americans in East St. Louis, Ill., as well as the recent lynchings in Waco, Tex., and Memphis, Tenn. The participants marched behind a row of drummers carrying banners calling for justice and equal rights. The only sound was the beat of muffled drums. Photo from The Library of Congress http://1.usa.gov/KaGeJ0

turn of the century medical anonymity

Friday, July 26, 2013

Miriam Cahn

see the forest for the trees

(idiomatic) To discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the big picture, or the broader, more general situation.
Smith is good at detail, but can't see the forest for the trees.

The brave witness who testified not once but twice in the Emmett Till case, died this week in Chicago. Read more about him here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/witness-emmett-till-lynching-dies-illinois-19759120

Key Witness Against Emmett Till's Killers Led A Quiet Life on NPR

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Orly Genger. cast aluminum.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

sampler research

Solar System sampler 1811
Embroidered sampler, 1793
Maria Lalor (American), Silk on linen
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (14 x 16.5 cm)

Monday, July 22, 2013

it's in the details- 2013–2014→ Autumn / Winter Collection 「発光」

Eva Kotatkova

Drawing from the series House Arrest. 2009

Public Amnesia

Lily Hibberd, "Benevolent Asylum" (installation view), board, photographic print, chair, paper, tape featuring Silence Hood from Old Melbourne Gaol Museum Collection, variable dimensions, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA, 2011
History isn’t was. History is. No matter how much we wipe our feet at the front door, we track history through the house. Leaving its muddy footprints all over the carpet.
This quote is from Phillip Adams, one of Australia’s most respected broadcasters and a left-wing atheist humanist who happens to write for a national and mostly right-wing newspaper. He’s also on the advisory board of WikiLeaks, so it’s quite telling that this quote makes an appearance in Australian artist Lily Hibberd’s latest work, one that unravels some of the gruesome history of institutionalization. More here.
calico hood from old melbourne gaol

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

War Correspondents: Two Ways of Dealing with Conflict

A drug cartel hitman tells all in El Sicario, Room 164. Read review here

Thursday, July 18, 2013

rebecca horn

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Boom Town at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Art Foundation in Dallas SITES: Available Space- July 19-August 18. 2013

+ Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 6-9 PM

Boom Town, an exhibition organized by The Art Foundation for Available Spaces, describes the tangle of networks – political, economical, geographical, social and historical – that shape Dallas’ current cultural climate. The exhibited work is by a handful of exemplary artists with connections to Dallas whose various modes of expression evince equal parts conflict, anxiety, or refusal. Without posing a justification for their choice to be here, Boom Town reveals the vibrancy and viability of this city’s artists, in hopes of aiding in their liberation from the burden of the local.
There is an absurdity in creating cultural products when there is no culture to justify them.
- Luis Camnitzer, “Contemporary Colonial Art,” 1969
Artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Dallas Biennial 2012, Cassandra Emswiler, Brandon Kennedy, M, Kirsten Macy, Margaret Meehan, Keri Oldham, Tom Orr, Arthur Peña, Linda Ridgway, Gregory Ruppe, Paul Slocum, and Terri Thornton. For more information [link].

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

KIDS WHO DIE ....... by Langston Hughes

This is for the kids who die,
Black and white,
For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile,
As always,
Eating blood and gold,
Letting kids die.

Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi
Organizing sharecroppers
Kids will die in the streets of Chicago
Organizing workers
Kids will die in the orange groves of California
Telling others to get together

Whites and Filipinos,
Negroes and Mexicans,
All kinds of kids will die
Who don’t believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment
And a lousy peace.

Of course, the wise and the learned
Who pen editorials in the papers,
And the gentlemen with Dr. in front of their names
White and black,
Who make surveys and write books
Will live on weaving words to smother the kids who die,
And the sleazy courts,
And the bribe-reaching police,

And the blood-loving generals,
And the money-loving preachers
Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people—
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people—
And the old and rich don’t want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don’t want the people to get wise to their own power,
To believe an Angelo Herndon, or even get together

Listen, kids who die—
Maybe, now, there will be no monument for you
Except in our hearts
Maybe your bodies’ll be lost in a swamp
Or a prison grave, or the potter’s field,
Or the rivers where you’re drowned like Leibknecht
But the day will come—
Your are sure yourselves that it is coming—
When the marching feet of the masses
Will raise for you a living monument of love,
And joy, and laughter,
And black hands and white hands clasped as one,
And a song that reaches the sky—
The song of the life triumphant
Through the kids who die.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

everyones's daughter

Photo: Malala Yousafzai, 16, in pink head scarf, being introduced before speaking to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. (Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times) See the full speak on forgiveness and progression here.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

James Ensor

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eva Kotatkova

collages, various dimensions
Installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig

pyllida barlow

The Interrupters- Frontline PBS

An intimate journey across the violent landscape of our cities through the eyes of those fighting to sow peace and security. Amazing and worth the watch.


Watch The Interrupters on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

bjork medulla

Monday, July 8, 2013

via: msn

Tara Sinn

via: I Like this blog

Saturday, July 6, 2013

the burns archive

via: archive blog

semigloss. Issue 3 Succeeds in its Goal of Exploring Failure

"Glass says the magazine, intended to be a gallery in print, has evolved over the course of its first three issues. "For the first, I posted a call for submissions. I selected the second issue's contributors based on a combination of submissions and several people that I addressed specifically to propose something. The most recent issue was more of a curatorial process, during which I made a list of artists or writers that I felt would either have interest in, or whose work already dealt with concepts or practices related to the focus of the issue in question."
Bradly Brown of HOMECOMING! Committee serves as the magazine's designer. His piece, "Diamond Crash," is laid out beneath Glass' editorial, and he said the usage of frosted vellum, a transparent paper for Margaret Meehan's "Julia Pastrana, 1834-1860 (2013)" was "a little tricky but I think it worked out well. I think frosted vellum is a perfect representation of failure."
Read more here. For more info on Semigloss, visit www.facebook.com/semigloss.mag

Friday, July 5, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

alexander tinei

Dancer. 2012. 125 x 100 cm. Oil on canvas
via: ink & collar

ok cola

via: creature comforts

stiff as a board. light as a feather

"David Rakoff’s third book of essays, “Half Empty,” came out in the fall of 2010, nine months after he learned that the pain he’d been experiencing in his left arm and shoulder was the result of a malignant sarcoma. David was an extraordinary essayist — the book won the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and, like his two previous collections, was a best seller — so it came as some surprise when he called his editor at Doubleday to say that he wanted his next book to be a novel written in rhyming iambic pentameter."- More NYTIMES article hereLove’s Labors, Published David Rakoff’s Last Deadline 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Deeper Dive Into Television's 'Difficult Men'

Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad, explores what the author Brett Martin describes as the "Third Golden Age of TV," based on a new kind of television character. Listen Here.