Tag Archive "archives"

Robert Alexander

A look at North Philadelphia in film — Unedited Philadelphia at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

[Kitty draws us into a night of history, photography, film, and community, in an evening spent remembering the stories of North Philly. — the artblog editors] Frozen in time All that was missing were the sounds of yesteryear: * As cops stood around, with assistant police commissioner Frank Rizzo in their midst, as the 1964 Columbia Avenue riot cooled down. * As “screaming” teenagers watched Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five, James Brown, and others perform silently at the Uptown Theater. * As Langston Hughes read from his poetry book: “Hold fast to dreams…” at the Pyramid Club. * As Philadelphia printmaker ... More » »

Joan Mitchell Foundation archives. photo: Rice+Lipka Architects

Books for artists, part 2

[In her second installment of books for artists (find the first here), Andrea focuses on best practices for creating and organizing an archive, offering tools and an example of one artist’s approach. — the artblog editors] Free downloadable workbook The Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Career Documentation for the Visual Artist: An archive planning workbook and resource guide is available as a free downloadable PDF. I attended an early-morning session at the recent College Art Association‘s annual meeting in Chicago because the staff from the Joan Mitchell Foundation was presenting resources they have developed as part of their Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program. ... More » »

Niamh O'Malley  'Garden' Project Arts Centre

Dublin – Niamh O’Malley and Barbara Knezevic; on looking and materiality

—>Andrea encounters a black and white garden and a book that explores ideas about art’s materials and value–the artblog editors————–> On entering the gallery at Project Arts Centre,where Niamh O’Malley‘s Garden is on view through June 22, the most striking first impression is that all the color has been drained. It is a resolutely black and white world. In the midst of the space a large pane of glass, framed as a window, stands in a slot in the middle of a two-sided bench. Seeing a garden through glass and mirrors The glass has seemingly-random patches of paint, as if ... More » »