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Itinerant Belongings, a group show by Slought and UPenn

[Evan, who has been walking a lot lately, explores another group show set between spaces–one that’s meant to open our eyes to the many different meanings of “home” and place. — the artblog editors] Itinerant Belongings, the latest collaborative exhibition between Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, endeavors to explore the physical and immaterial natures of belonging and home through a mixture of photography, video, and drawn imagery. Highlighting the plight of homelessness and its evolution over the past few decades; the effect of a growing homeless population on our definition and delineation of public and private spaces; and ... More » »

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 » »

Jennifer Delos Reyes, Harrell Fletcher, Nao Bustamante and William Pope.L

Among friends: Haverford College’s four art happenings

Some art happenings at Haverford College this past week generated some fun, some  love and a little discomfort. Here’s a quick example of what went on: I myself just returned from a field trip through exotic Suburban Square with [artist] Harrell Fletcher! Lots of fun–went to a ColdStone ice cream store when the staff has to sing to you if you tip them; we ended up singing to them for a change (“This Land is Your Land”)–from email from James Weissinger, Associate Director, John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center, Haverford College, who by night is sometimes seen hanging around at ... More » »


Weekly Update (2) — Summer with Louise Bourgeois and William Pope. L

[The Weekly’s Summer Guide issue this week includes my wrap-up of things to do locally and in Pittsburgh (let’s look west for a change!). Here’s the link to the art roundup and below is the copy with pictures.] Catching the WaveFrom a one-day-only traveling sideshow to a monumental bronze and steel spider, this summer offers an array of great art happenings. The Bugs of Summer Louise Bourgeois, Spider, 1996, cast 1997, bronze cast with silver nitrate patina. Here, sited on the National Gallery grounds in DC. I can’t find an image of the Crouching Spider but will take some tomorrow ... More » »