December 31, 2009

minimal exposition 2009

created march 2009
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davide faggiano: speech

ivan speech 2009

ema speech 2009

francesca speech 2009

massimo speech 2009

ale speech 2009

all content © davide faggiano all rights reserved (click images for larger version)

December 30, 2009

harrison tyler's adapt: destruction & creation of order

adapt by harrison tyler artist's statement:
“Adapt” is about the adaptation and establishment of the conflicting environments of “industry” and “family”. This conflict is represented by the destruction and recreation of a standard unit or “order”. This standard unit symbolizes the potential for structural and cultural advancement. The materials being standardized by the family refer to the production of constructional material as a resource for creation. The workers of industry are operating a machine to force an uninhabitable environment on the opposite side of the room. They are dissolving standard sized sheets of Styrofoam into acetone. This destruction of the standard sized industrial material represents a destruction of the standardized unit and makes a structurally unusable substance. When the representative of family is introduced- they are beginning to pour a concrete foundation with the goal of overcoming the uninhabitable space within this toxic environment. The foundation is a standard sized 4’ x 8’ rectangle, creating the sense of order destroyed by the workers of industry. When finished with the concrete, the family rolls a fan in front of the foundation, establishing a chemically safe environment. When the foundation is dry and the toxic fumes are blown away, the family continues the process of adaptation and establishment of a domestic environment. Bread is baked in the new environment and all eight pieces are placed on a sheet of linen, accompanied by eight slabs of cement on a combined one yard of linen- again contributing to the creation and practice of order. The making of food in this new environment is symbolic of the idea of family and the maintaining of an inhabitable, welcoming space. Flatbread consisting of flour and water was one of the first created foods. Linen was one of the first fabrics manufactured. I use these materials to compare the conflict of industry vs. family to the time of human’s original adaptation to the natural environment, and the advancement of technology and order. Linen was used to cover the bodies of the living and to preserve the bodies of the dead, but always served to protect and bring psychological security to the individual and family. The workers of industry continue to work, but their efforts are now overcome by the family’s order.
the viewer's query: is the artist's statement an integral or requisite element of this work? can 'adapt' stand on it's own [video and stills] without the explanation / elaboration offered in the statement? does the artist's statement add to / detract from your enjoyment or appreciation of this work? video and stills via cargo collective more conceptual art more posts with video

December 29, 2009

giuseppe penone: details of an exhibition

from the exhibition: giuseppe penone at marian goodman gallery, nyc 2008:

pelle di grafite - riflesso di allanite 2007
graphite on canvas

pelle di grafite - riflesso di allanite (detail)

pella di grafite - riflesso di vanadite 2007
graphite on canvas

pelle di grafite - riflesso di vanadite (detail)

pelle di grafite - riflesso di fuchsite 2007
graphite on canvas

pelle di grafite - riflesso di fuchsite (detail)

pelle di grafite - riflesso di prehnite 2007
graphite on canvas

pelle di grafite - riflesso di prehnite 2007 (detail)

pelle digrafite - reflesso di wolframite 2007
graphite on canvas

pelle di grafite - reflesso di wolframite (detail)

pelle di grafite - riflesso di manganite 2004
4 panels, graphite on dark canvas

installation view (including tre pietre)

tre pietre 2006
bronze, steel, stone

all work © giuseppe penone all rights reserved
photos courtesy marian goodman gallery, nyc

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December 28, 2009

urban facade: pattern | abstraction

© maerten prins some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

industrial joy
© marja van bochove some rights reserved (CC-BY)

untitled...homage to estes
© mike lusk some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

flats in barcelona
© tom donald some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

concrete jungle
© ben foster some rights reserved (CC-BY)

© daniela nobili some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

vancouver 384
© rick lawrence some rights reserved

© yersinia pestis some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

© david winship some rights reserved (CC-BY)

© o palsson some rights reserved (CC-BY)

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December 27, 2009

benchung: contemporary tibetan paintings

sunflower no. 2 2008

lotus 2009

sunflower no. 089 2008

sunflower 2008

heaven #1 2005

heaven #2 2005

sunflower no. 08 2008

portrait 2009

all content © benchung (benpa chungdak)
via, and

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December 26, 2009

paul de nooijer: nobody had informed me

paul de nooijer: 1989
nobody had informed me

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December 24, 2009

antony gormley: another place

another place
FatPete all rights reserved

another place V
© hartlandmartin some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

waiting for the wave
© Ruth W some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

another place 04
Richard Messenger some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC)

another place
© Drown some rights reserved (CC-BY_SA

another place - gormley statues
© petecarr all rights reserved

another place
© dave sykes some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

another place:
  • 100 human-sized cast iron figures facing the sea, spread over 2 miles of crosby beach at liverpool
  • as tides ebb & flow, figures are revealed & submerged by the sea
  • slideshow (recommended)

December 23, 2009

dennis wheatley / stefan mcclean: lost in a moment

one-take impromptu film made in tokyo by dennis wheatley and stefan mcclean

more about this film
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more urban realism

December 22, 2009

meditation: edward burtynsky | the end of oil

SOCAR oil fields #4 - 2006

SOCAR oil fields #1a - 2006

SOCAR oil fields #3 - 2006

AMARC #3 - 2006

AMARC #5 - 2006

densified oil drums #4 - 1997

oxford tire pile #9b - 1999

shipbreaking #13 - 2000

shipbreaking #11 - 2000

recycling #2 - 2001

recycling #10 - 2001

images excerpted from the steidl book and touring exhibition organized by the corcoran gallery of art, washington dc
all content © edward burtynsky all rights reserved

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