donderdag 31 juli 2008

Carey Young

Unlike much other current neo-Conceptualist work, Carey Young's seems relatively unconcerned with calling attention to its historical distance from such sources by engaging in overt (and possibly nostalgic) commentary on it. Perhaps surprisingly, her more straightforward endeavor to continue the Conceptualist project of critically examining art as both idea and institution draws strength from this lack of manifest art-historical knowingness.
artforum (2005)

London College of Communication

woensdag 30 juli 2008

Kim Hiorthøy

With a talent that extend to music, filmmaking and graphic design, Kim Hiorthøy, the man behind Rune Grammophone’s stunning visual identity, is a difficult man to pin down. With three very different releases under his belt this year, it was well overdue for us to grill him about his music and graphic design

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kim hiorthoy @ the empty bottle (dj) Youtube

dinsdag 29 juli 2008

Shelley Jackson

In 2003, the author Shelley Jackson announced that she would publish a 2,095-word short story called “Skin” on participants who agree to be tattooed with randomly assigned words from her text. The tattooees alone will read the story, which will be complete when the last commissioned word is inscribed on its bearer, sometime in the next few years. It will not be published on paper. Jackson asks applicants (she has many more than she can use) to read her novel, The Melancholy of Anatomy, to ensure that they like her writing before committing to a word, because “Skin” is what she calls a “hidden track” (in the pop-music sense) of the book; both explore the relationship between words and the body.

maandag 28 juli 2008

Peter Gronquist

Artist, Peter Gronquist, single-handedly re-furbished several old rifles, chainsaws, machine guns, grenades and even and electrical chair and re-branded them with high end fashion labels such as Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Burberry, Versace, Chanel, Dior and D&G for his exhibit, The Revolution will be Fabulous,
Design Bitch



zondag 27 juli 2008

The Elegant Universe

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multidimensional math

zaterdag 26 juli 2008

Dejan Kaludjerovic

Process and procedure are devices used in my work in an attempt to limit decisions and to open out the possibilities of an autonomy dictated by the material itself. This quazi- 'objective', formal system, (often using grids and mechanical tricks) questions issues of authorship, the imagination and so-called artistic facture…"the masterful intervention of the artists' hand".
bron: artist statement -

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vrijdag 25 juli 2008

Daniel and Geo Fuchs

Das Fotografenpaar Daniel und Geo Fuchs arbeitet seit über vierzehn Jahren gemeinsam an konzeptionellen Projekten. Durch den Sammler Selim Varol entdeckten sie die Welt der Toys, Figuren aus Plastik, die Lieblingsprotagonisten der Filmindustrie aber auch Persönlichkeiten des öffentlichen Lebens in Plastik nachbilden. Varols Sammlung umfasst etwas 10.000 Figuren ­ Actionfiguren und amerikanische Comichelden wie Batman, Superman oder Hulk sowie Figuren aus japanischen Mangas, aber auch Nachbildungenvon George Bush, Adolf Hitler, Elvis Presley, Silvester Stallone, Che Guevara, Saddam Hussein oder Bin Laden. Daniel und Geo Fuchs haben die Toys in meist großformatigen Fotografien portraitiert oder in szenische Zusammenhänge gebracht. Es entsteht eine spannendes Wechselspiel zwischen Realität und Fiktion.
bron: Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg



donderdag 24 juli 2008

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs

Lately the two artists renounce the photographic image and concentrate on the concept of objects. Often they set up rules and consider the production of sculpture as a game, passing the ball from one to the other. In Transformer Block the statuette of a Madonna transmogrifies into a gun and then a camera to eventually turn into a religious figure again. The installation Growhomes gathers small houses on stilts with green roofs. Due to the strong plantation lamps the vegetations grew explosively causing the cottages to tumble. The Whole Shebang is set out to be a course in-between impromptu and déjà vu, applying the irony of postmodernism on an exigent practice of sculpture.
Swiss Institute [SI]

woensdag 23 juli 2008

Miriam Vlaming

In Miriam Vlaming's paintings, figures exist in a fantasy-like dimension. But Vlaming's trademark is her deliberate imperfection, the quality of incompleteness. At first glance, Vlaming's protagonists seem childlike, busying themselves with simple games; yet we are left with a feeling of disillusionment that is far from romantic or sentimental.
bron: german-embassy london



dinsdag 22 juli 2008

Frances Trombly

Frances Trombly’s work includes trivial and derisory stuff, like a collapsed cardboard box, cleaning rags, a blue tarpaulin, a mop and even receipts from familiar stores like Publix Supermarket. Of course, the objects are completely familiar, lying scattered across the gallery space -as if accidentally dropped there. The fact that each one has been carefully hand loomed in woven fabric isn’t discernible until one arrives within a couple of feet of the object. Once you have understood the game, it shifts to an exercise in looking closely at each thing to see exactly how it was made and how it is different, under scrutiny, from the object it mimics.
bron: David Rohn


maandag 21 juli 2008

Hasisi Park

Hasisi Park is from Korea, now lives in London, UK.

our beautiful blue days (video installation 2008)

zondag 20 juli 2008

Public Access TV

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