Friday, July 2, 2010

Tris Vonna-Michell, Art of Noise, etc. [Collected]

Gregory Barsamian, Runner, 2008. Table-saw blade, cast metal, wood, motor, strobe light. On view at The Boiler, through July 31. Photo: 16 Miles
  • The Gregory Barsamian show at The Boiler is worth a visit. The main piece was commissioned by the Museum of Old and New Art — "the largest privately funded museum in Australia." See it before it is shipped off to Tasmania. Note: In the image above, imagine the table-saw blade spinning around, a strobe light flashing, and the little men quickly sprinting. Muybridge goes kinetic. [The Boiler]

  • How is New York going to compete with this?: "Trepidations aside, the exhilarating highlight of the night was the stunningly simple but gasp-worthy stunt in which first-time stuntman and Franco body double, Brad Standley, threw himself over the side of the three-story building to his presumptive death below." [Artforum]

  • Art Fag City guest blogger Tom Moody penned a nice takedown of the recent Jorge Pardo show at Petzel. Head to the comments section for a nice analogy between the mob and the contemporary-art world via Walter Robinson. [AFC]

  • 1, 2, 3: Sam Davis Jr., David Altmejd, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Nice to see that knife-and-taxidermy P-Orridge sculpture, which had been at Participant, again. [FANCY]

  • Arshile Gorky was obsessed with camouflage. Ad Reinhardt was not interested in running a camouflage school with him. []

  • John Baldessari, banality, and 40 years of palm trees. [LACMA on Fire]

  • Fine driftwood furniture or Ursula von Rydingsvard sculpture? [The Brick House]

  • A video of a Tris Vonna-Michell performance. [Strange Messenger]

  • Friday Jam: George Barber and George Snow's video for Art of Noise's 1985 "Legs" [Rhizome]

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