Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Markus Hansen's Shoe In : Nuit Blanche Paris

Markus Hansen, the Paris-based German artist, pulled out some 3300 shoes for his Nuit Blanche exhibition at the Palais des Déscouvertes in Paris this October. The work, a monumental sculpture made from thousands of discarded shoes (borrowed from the charity Association Emmaüs)sometimes appeared as a giant eye, or breast, or something other worldly even as it was clearly of the world. A bit of a play on the "line made by walking" and other works borrowed from nature by land artist Richard Long, and a refined take on Christian Boltanski's huge clothing depot work shown in Paris and New York and elsewhere, these shoes had soul and provided endless fascination from the multi-tied levels of the Palais des Déscouvertes. Film provided by Studio Markus Hansen.

Monday, October 8, 2012

PAPYRI at The Emily Harvey Foundation Venice

PAPYRI – Guestbooks, Bookworks and Similar Departures by guests of the Emily Harvey Foundation 2004–2012 Curated by Berty Skuber

October 19-27, 2012 Wednesday-Saturday: 4:30-7:30 p.m. and by appointment until November 11
Exhibition opening Friday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.

Archivio Emily Harvey San Polo 387 30125 Venice, Italy

www.emilyharveyfoundation.org ehf@emilyharveyfoundation.org

PAPYRI is a recognition of the presence in Venice of all the various personalities who have been resident guests of the Emily Harvey Foundation since 2004: over 150 creative individuals (painters, sculptors, architects, photographers, publishers, calligraphers, poets, novelists, journalists, critics, composers, performers, stage designers, linguists, and a theoretical physicist) from 25 countries on six continents.

In addition to the guestbooks which are found in the Foundation’s various residency apartments, the exhibition also presents a series of books and book-related works by Foundation guests. Some of the works were made in the course of the guests’ periods of residency in Venice, others refer back to those times, and many were made especially for this exhibition.

The artists’ response to the idea of the exhibition has been both generous and enthusiastic.
Many of the works which have already gone to press or been published as editions gratefully acknowledge the Foundation’s contribution to their realization.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Immaculate Perception

Immaculate Perception.

Surrealism, asserted André Breton, was above all "a revolutionary movement."  And that movement, both visual and literary, was largely identified with the dream. Shock, non-sequitur, unlikely but often gorgeous juxtapositions were the signature elements of surrealist works.

These ideas come to term in Immaculate Perception by Matthew Rose –  a lullaby in the surrealist cannon: A young girl in a bob cut dreams in a dream of a lemon tree.  She is the revolution, says the artist.

Based on a smaller collage, Immaculate Perception measures 80 cm x 60 cm (31½ by 23¾ inches) and is inkjet printed on fine art paper in an edition of 50, each print signed and numbered and dated by the artist and printed on high quality acid-free fine art paper.
    See Immaculate Perception on Keep Calm.   More prints from Matthew Rose here.  

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Sal Randolf's Free Money

    The Emancipation of Money, 2012  Sal Randolf.
    Rubber stamp printing on paper, people, cultural expectations., Dimensions Variable, Duration Variable.  NFS.

    The Emancipation of Money is an experiment in circulating an alternative form of currency (the Free Dollar). With no predetermined purpose or use, the Free Dollar is designed to invite questions and provoke interactions. Hand printed “dollars” are infiltrated into the social community in a number of ways: left for the taking on open plates, given in spontaneous acts of admiration or amusement, slipped into publications and papers, or offered on request.

    The work is part of a curated selection of artwork from Culturehall with text by David Smith.

    See more here: Sal Randolf's The Emancipation of Money on Culturehall.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012