September 2007 Archives
One of my favorite art fairs starts Thursday:
It's free except for the benefit preview!
Friday/Saturday, September 28/29, 2007, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 11am - 5pm
Thursday, September 27, 2007, benefiting Printed Matter, Inc.
6 - 7 pm, early admission to preview
7 - 9 pm, general admission to preview
BENEFIT PREVIEW TICKETS
· Price on Request (early admission to preview plus
Ed Ruscha edition Little Mexican Church on a Windowsill & David Shrigley ticket edition)
· $150 (general admission to preview plus
Josephine Meckseper edition Untitled (%) Shelf [Detail] & David Shrigley ticket edition)
· $150 (general admission to preview plus
Josephine Meckseper edition Untitled (March...) & David Shrigley ticket edition)
· $20 (general admission plus David Shrigley ticket edition Fucking Ace)
Pool Art Fair at the Hotel Chelsea, Friday and Saturday 12-8PM, with a benefit preview Thursday 6PM-?
FREE SHOW, a series of interactive works taking place in the corner windows of an apartment building at 304 West 10th Street (near the water, corner of Weehawken) kicks off Saturday with a performance by our friend Nancy Hwang on Saturday, 1-6PM.
I'm sure there is more going on, but I'm running out to a tech seminar. Here's an inside tip: Soon you will be able to check the new ArtCal Zine for special events like these. Look for it next week.
Here's a post for my geek readers. ArtCal now uses Amazon S3 for all of the exhibition images. That means we don't have to worry about storage space as we continue to add shows, and that images should load more quickly.
Quite of the few of the ads are served that way too. We just DNS magic to make it appear that they're coming from hosts with names like adimages.tristanmedia.com and static.artcat.com.
Cute Swiss firemen from Geneva, rapping in French:
"118, au cas ou tu flippes/ 118, inscrit-le dans ton slip" (118, in case you freak out/118, write it in your undies)
A group of young Geneva firefighters decided to film the clip to end public confusion between their number, 118, and new directory assistance hotlines. Here is the story on BBC News.
- blogchelsea: Chelsea Barnes & Noble to Close
the Chelsea location of Barnes and Noble will not be renewing their lease in May
tags: chelsea books
- 'They made me a pasta I couldn't refuse' - Telegraph
Diners are flocking to what could perhaps be termed the most exclusive restaurant in Italy - one located inside a top security prison
tags: volterra italy tuscany restaurant prison
- An Iraqi "Eliot Ness" Out in the Cold
The Bush administration is abandoning the forced-out Iraqi anticorruption chief, as he prepares to testify that the Iraqi government is so corrupt it should be abolished.
tags: iraq war bush corruption
- SLAVA MOGUTIN
slava has a slick new website
tags: artist queer photography slavamogutin superm
- Euro Reaches All-Time High Against Dollar [we're screwed]
Investors around the world dumped the dollar today, pushing it to an all-time low of $1.40 against the euro and to parity with the Canadian dollar for the first time in three decades
tags: currency dollar euro canada usa
- TIME'S UP! :: NYC Direct Action Environmental Organization - 2007 Park(ing) Day
(today 9/21) parking spots at 7th Avenue and Charles Street in the West Village are transformed into a park
tags: environment activism timesup publicspace nyc westvillage manhattan
When I took yesterday's photo, many people on 23rd Street were waiting to be allowed to go east while the police had the area around 23rd and Seventh blocked off for a bomb scare. It's the second time this has happened in 23rd Street this month. The last one was west of Eighth Avenue. I love this comment on a blogchelsea post about yesterday:
We live in an age of paranoia. Suspicious package? We used to call that "garbage."
photo by Ruth Waltz for the International Herald Tribune
The IHT has a review of the premiere of Hanz Werner Henze's new opera, "Phaedra" at the Berlin Staatsoper. In New York, the opera world thinks an opera by freakin' Richard Danielpour is some kind of breakthrough, but Berlin gets a premiere by one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century, with designs by Olafur Eliasson no less!
They're also doing a new production of Medeamaterial by Pascal Dusapin (based on the Heiner Müller play) directed and choreographed by Sasha Waltz! I can't stand it!
It's time to interest some of those hedge fund billionaires in some contemporary music methinks.
- Community ratings of the drinks served at openings, including how long before they typically run out of the good stuff
- A podcast, with press releases read out loud, and recommendations from guest editors
- Times to End Charges on Web Site - New York Times
In addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material fro
tags: nytimes newspaper archives
An installation view from the room of drawings. Check out ArtCal for more information.
If you're walking by the Zach Feuer window on Tenth Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets) in Chelsea, and want to learn more about the artist being shown, visit his website. He is Matthew Northridge, with a site hosted by ArtCat.
I see that at least two galleries, both of whom have a significant number of artists with street art or illustration backgrounds, think taking photos in their galleries is a bad thing. What are they afraid of? Do they think any of us is going to go home and upload images to CafePress to sell t-shirts?
James and I encountered a rather hostile reception at Capla Kesting after he took some photos of Travis Lindquist's exhibition, and were told to never return. Didn't they found the Fountain Art Fair, and invite us to attend as press?
- Christie's denies selling fake painting Crain's New York Business | Crain's New York Business
Auction house Christie's International denied claims on Friday that it knowingly sold New York art dealer Tony Shafrazi a fake Basquiat painting.
tags: shafrazi basquiat art christies auction fake
- Perl's alive and kicking in the job market - Perl Buzz
This is good for me
tags: perl job
Actually, the whitewashed walls of the Upper East Side apartment she shares with her husband, Roderick Waywell, who used to own the East Side Tennis Club but segued into philanthropy to help run an arts education program championed by the crooner Tony Bennett, are devoid of artwork.
Her rationale: I didnt want to live with second-rate art, so I decided that if I couldnt have Kandinsky or Mondrian, Id rather live with nothing. Well, not quite nothing. Francesco Clemente painted her in odalisque form after she organized a Guggenheim retrospective of his work, and as a further favor, lent her the eight-foot painting.
Doesn't this seem like an odd thing to say when your job involves trying to convince people to buy and sell contemporary art via Sotheby's? Perhaps not, since the auction houses are making it more expensive to sell lower-priced works.
Self-Portrait, Skull, 1958
Ink on paper
11 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches
I know of at least two shows dealing with skulls or skeletons opening in the next week, and the invitation image for the Sherry Levine show at NYEHAUS is a skull too. What's up with that?
- Cheim & Read, I Am As You Will Be
- Dinter Fine Art, Death & Love in Modern Times
- NYEHAUSE, Sherry Levine
I saw the show at Dinter Fine Art in the process of being installed today and it looks awesome.
[image above is from the Cheim & Read website]
I spotted this on Tenth Avenue in Chelsea today. Actually, if I had done a 9/11 post, it would have been to mention that I worry about how many people I see wearing flip flops these days. I was at Grand Central at rush hour a few days ago, and easily half the women I saw were wearing them. You can't run in those in an emergency!
James and I, along with Leah Stuhltrager, are participating as jurors in this benefit on Saturday. I think that means we three will award a prize or prizes to some of the artists who donated works for the benefit. Show up and be shocked to see us outside before 2pm!
The Greenpoint 100: Friends of the Greenpoint Library Artists' Benefit
Saturday, September 15, 2007
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
At the Greenpoint LibraryFor more information please call the library at 718-349-8504 or email email@example.com.
107 Norman Avenue at Leonard St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
- Dieu Donné benefit auction and inaugural exhibition
Works are now viewable online
tags: dieudonne art auction
- The FM Ferry Experiment
live broadcast from the Staten Island Ferry, September 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 - 2007; 12 - 4 pm EST (NYC)
tags: art radio sound neuroTransmitter statenisland ferry
- Barnes Makeup Foundation
A New Cosmetic Line Created by the Homeless Museum to Raise Funds for the Preservation of the Barnes Foundation
tags: barnes foundation philadelphia merion pennsylvania art
We made two shows on the Lower East Side "top picks" on ArtCal today:
[top image from the gallery website, bottom image by me]
The new ArtCal uses feeds from Flickr, blip.tv, and also searches for links back to each listing via Bloglines Citations. When you're out taking photos and videos, or writing about shows, don't forget to tag/link appropriately.
This page (which was used for the screencap above) shows a good example of all three.
Update: Here is another idea for artists and galleries. If you have video or computer animation in a show, and your website isn't really set up well for video (unlike this), put some excerpts on blip.tv and tag them so that people visiting the exhibition page on ArtCal can watch them.
James and I are attending Don Giovanni on Saturday as part of NYC Opera's "Opera For All" promotion: $25 tickets! I recommend getting on their mailing list for future offers, as most of it is now sold out except for a concert of hightlights from the season on Thursday the 6th. If you want to avoid the crowds in Chelsea, maybe you should attend that instead. You can text "OPERA" to 43077 for insider news and offers.
Sept. 6th: City Opera Concert Celebration 7:30 p.m; followed by an after party with the East Village Opera Company on the Promenade of the State Theater
THE CONCERT: The City Opera Celebration Concert will showcase our orchestra in an 80-minute program of highlights from the season sung by City Opera artists.THE POST-CONCERT PARTY: As a way of kicking off the Festival and welcoming a new audience to our house, the entire audience will be invited onto the Promenade and Ring Balconies of the New York State Theater for light hors d'oeuvres and beverages following the Concert. The East Village Opera Company, a rock band that plays opera arrangements, will provide music for the party.
For those not here in NYC to avail themselves of the 193 upcoming openings on ArtCal, here are some openings of friends or people I've written about coming up in other cities.
Scott Treleaven, buckskin (iii), 2007
Watercolor and paper
9.5 × 5.75 inches
The Soap Factory in Minneapolis has a group show titled Host curated by Elizabeth M Grady that includes a number of artists whom I either know or have written about, including Derick Melander, Carol Salmanson, and Caitlyn Masley. That opens September 8th.
In Washington, DC, artist JT Kirkland of the Thinking About Art blog, has curated a show titled The One Word Project Show, a group show of 33 artists. It will be held at The Arts Club of Washington, the former home of President James Monroe and at one point the White House. It opens September 7th.
- Art Fag City > The Do's and Don'ts of Press Releases for the Web
Paddy gives her take on the volumes of text that we receive on weeks like this.
tags: art press pr publicrelations