(In celebration of our 10-year anniversary, we’re bringing you content from our inaugural year. In December 2003, Libby reviewed a dual video installation tackling race, otherness and social class. A decade later, the social issues raised by the artists still apply — the artblog editors) Two video installations at the Gershman Y gnaw away at our intractable cultural problem of race. The show, “Reverse Negatives,” which runs until Feb. 10, includes a pair of videos by Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin and a pair of videos by Doron Solomon. Biggers and Zackin, who are black and Jewish, respectively, went to art school together, ... More » »
Ed. note: In celebration of artblog’s 10-year anniversary, we are bringing you content from our inaugural year, 2003. In August, 2003, we weighed the successes and failures of “video” as a medium. Debates were had and opinions were stated but in the end, it was decided that we were just too dang impatient for such a slowly-transmitted message! Video art has since become a bit more user-friendly and its rising popularity and increased accessibility have led us to become more receptive. Consider the dialogue below and remember to “be kind” as you “rewind”! ——————————- Video time By libby August 21, ... More » »
The ICA installation of Maira Kalman’s modest drawings of life in New York is the not the bombastic, self-important art-star ego-inflated posturing that calls so much attention to itself that the art world says, all right already, I’ll give you a show. Even though Kalman works in a modest scale, the ICA gave her a show anyway; Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) is the artist’s first major museum survey.