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United in light — Darren Almond’s To Leave a Light Impression and Dale Chihuly’s Beyond the Object in London

[Katie explores two London shows that treat light in very different ways, from moonlit nature photographs to abstract, colorful glass sculptures -- the artblog editors] Light does much to connect us with the world. Its ricocheting rays tell volumes about what’s around us, from the expression on the face of a friend to the condition of a distant star. It’s little wonder, then, that light is an object of fascination and exploration for artists, who play with perceptions that most of us take for granted. Darren Almond‘s long-exposure moonlight photos, now showing at White Cube, play explicitly with the idea ... More » »

Martha Rosler's Monumental Garage Sale, MoMA

Museum Shopping – Thoughts on Martha Rosler’s Meta Monumental Garage Sale at 21st century MoMA

At a session of the College Art Association annual meeting in February (On the Social, The Relational, and the Participatory…), Martha Rosler spoke about her initial garage sale in 1973, at the gallery of the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, and the many sales she has held since then at art venues in the U.S. and Europe. She showed images of the recent sale, held in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, Nov. 17-30, 2012), which she said was her last. She remarked that it received international press attention, but there was ... More » »

an undefined task at TASK, FLUXspace, Philadelphia, 2008 photo Libby Rosoff

Books by Oliver Herring and Brian O’Doherty

Oliver Herring,┬áTASK Oliver Herring is generous through and through. Generous in his art and generous with this book. It is a history of the series of events he organized in a format called TASK at more than thirty sites since 2002. More than that, it is also a recipe book for how to organize an event of your own. TASK, according to Herring, is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. It is a format for bringing people together, breaking down their self-consciousness and stimulating creativity. Each TASK begins with a venue, uses a lot of ... More » »