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still from Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina and Alexandra Lerman ‘Reading Lenin with Corporations’

‘It’s the Political Economy, Stupid’ in New York and Grayson Perry’s ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’ in London

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid is an exhibition of work by ten artists or collectives, at the Austrian Cultural Forum through April 22, 2012.  Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, this is a smart exhibition that I suspect will be preaching to the converted, but in style.  By means of a slide show, sculptural installation, wall drawing, and numerous, single-channel videos, the international group of artists address the politics of our current economic crisis.  This is the gallery version of Occupy Wall Street. Dred Scott literalized the metaphor of money to burn by asking volunteers on Wall Street to ... More » »

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Conference spectacular:SPEMA comes to town

Postcard announcing the Vernacular Spectacular Extravaganza show at Penn in conjunction with SPEMA conference. Click to see it large then click all sizes to actually read it. Libby and I are involved with the SPEMA conference this weekend. We’ve been going to the Society of Photography Educators, Mid-Atlantic region conference as portfolio reviewers for several years. And we’re thrilled that this year the “do” is in Philadelphia, right in our backyard at University of Pennsylvania’s Meyerson Hall!! John Waters, Keynote Speaker, SPEMA Conference this weekend. Photo by Greg Gorman. artblog pal and frequent contributor Colette Copeland co-organized the conference with ... More » »