Tag Archive "video-installation"

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 » »

Inventory, 2012. Fiona Tan, Dutch (born Indonesia), born 1966. HD and
video installation, 16 minutes, 30 seconds. Image courtesy of the artist
and the Frith Street Gallery.

Taking stock — Video artist Fiona Tan contemplates collecting

(Mellisa reviews a video installation focusing on the desire to collect and preserve objects d’art and cultural artifacts. — the artblog editors) Fiona Tan’s “Inventory,” now on view through March 23 at the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is a meditation on the visual archive as a way of preserving the world.  An intriguing look at one man’s collection of objects, “Inventory” also raises issues about collections in general, especially cross-cultural collections, which are the basis for most of the world’s encyclopedic museums. Showcasing Soane’s collection The piece is made up of six video screens that play archival film footage ... More » »

A.K. Burns, >still (crush)= from >touch parade= (2011), one of 5 HD videos. Courtesy the artist.

Detouched and Tiny Plays for Ireland at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

—Andrea’s trip to Ireland earlier this year unearthed an exhibit on the idea of touch and some 4-minute (yes, 4-minute!) theater pieces. Her review explains it all.–the artblog editors———————–>Detouched, a group show curated by Anthony Huberman, was on view at Project Arts Centre from Jan. 25 to March 30, 2013.  Huberman’s thesis in inventing the neologism, detouched, was that by merging the hand with the machine, contemporary technology generates a detached sense of proximity, or a sense of detouch. The internet may bring us information at one remove. Art almost always does. But successful art conveys the sensation of touch, as ... More » »

‘Juan Downey shot by Yanomami’ still from ‘The Abandoned Shabono’ (1978)

Juan Downey; the invisible architect at the Bronx Museum

Juan Downey was an important, yet under-recognized pioneer of video (and worked in a variety of other media), who was active in the downtown art scene in New York, where he moved in 1967 and remained until his premature death in 1993. A substantial body of his work has not been seen in the U.S. in decades. The Bronx Museum of the Arts and MIT’s List Visual Art Center have organized this large and stunning, first U.S. survey, Juan Downey; the invisible architect,  which is on view in the Bronx through June 10.  If you are interested in video, video ... More » »