The end is near! This is Episode 9 in the 10-episode Decade of artblog series. In this 3:11-minute episode we ask people what they are excited about in Philadelphia right now. The video was shot in the summer, so some things mentioned are past. But hear what’s on peoples’ minds — From Hidden City and Citywide, to Design Philadelphia, the Fringe Festival and the opening of 3rd Ward (now closed!) eleven people tell us what they’re really excited about. Next week we wrap it up! (Click the headline of this post to get to the video.) [Note from the editor: What ... More » »
It was an unusually fertile September First Friday with shows that interested me all over the place. Sadly, you can only do what you can do, and this is what I did and saw. All venues will be open on Saturday and some are open on Sundays. Check the websites for more info and get out there this weekend. Eve Sussman and Simon Lee at Locks Gallery Sussman and Lee sometimes collaborate, and the husband and wife team had a number of collaborative videos they had made in Central Asia. One I loved in particular, which was not in Central ... More » »
News This just in from Madelyn Roehrig, a friend of ours in Pittsburgh. Her project Conversations with Andy is being featured Monday on NPR’s Morning Edition! The story, part of NPR’s summer road trip series, Dead Stop, is airing Monday, Aug 6, Andy Warhol’s birthday. As a tribute to her subject, and to the other artistic spirits buried in the Green River Cemetery on Long Island, Madelyn plans on listening from Andy’s grave with some other folks while celebrating the artist’s birthday. Sad news: Part Time Studios becomes the latest Frankford Ave. staple of the last few years to close. Their final opening is ... More » »
News In the media - 1. After sixteen years in the art world, pioneering internet art publication Artnet Magazine is ceasing its publishing operations due to financial problems; all three of the sites, and its editorial staffers (Walter Robinson, Rachel Corbett and Emily Nathan) are leaving. Roberta wrote the Philadelphia Story column for artnet from 2000-2005 and then occasionally after that. Find the full report here. 2. Locally, Annette Monnier of One Review a Month is writing for City Paper–a terrific reason to read it! Annette was our sponsorship coordinator for a while and contributed some wonderful criticism to the site. Find ... More » »
Perhaps you remember the Tiki Bar at Copy Gallery. Annette Monnier, one of the group that ran Copy Gallery, calls it one of her favorite shows there–a kind of social experiment in which people expect to find a gallery with one set of rules, but instead enter a bar with a whole other set of values. She talks about her confused relationship to the American Flag and about how guilty she feels in spending time making art when there are so many problems in the world. Her antidote to that guilt is her job running the ClayMobile program. She talks ... More » »
Before the Vox building became a stacked art building, it was home to Black Floor Gallery. The groundbreaking Black Floor and its successor, Copy Gallery, are both gone, but they will remain remembered as among the best collective galleries in town in the first decade of the Twenty-First Century. One of the founders of both spaces is artist Annette Monnier, who came to town after art school in Cincinnati. Monnier is still making art. But most of her time is spent running the ClayMobile program out of the Clay Studio. And she writes a blog about art, One Review a ... More » »
Annette Monnier aces the serve in her essay on the Ryan Trecartin show at PS1 in her blog One Review A Month. She also back-hands volleys at Jackson Pollock, not to mention at Lyonel Feininger and at Cory Arcangel both at the Whitney. See who emerges the winner. Game, set, match.
Many of you appreciated Annette’s article on artblog about the financial relationship (or lack thereof) between non-profit collective spaces and large institutions involved in No Soul for Sale. Read Part 2 of this two-part article at Machete, available online here or as a free tabloid handout at the Marginal Utility project space at 319 N. 11th St. and elsewhere.
Hey, it’s Monday! Wake up and try these links for a mix of fun and thoughtful stuff.
At One Review A Month, blogger Annette Monnier usually has something pretty smart and interesting to say. Here’s an excerpt from her latest post: I am reminded of being a young artist and saying something to a friend about this or that person “selling out” to which my wiser friend replied “you can’t tell me that you wouldn’t have done that had it been offered to you.” I never said it out loud but my friend was right. The truth is that some people make it big and others do not, just like some people are born ugly and some ... More » »Next Page »