Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ryan Trecartin, Trash Can Art, the Sumi Ink Club in Brooklyn, a 24-Hour McCall Film, etc. [Collected]

Anicka Yi, Midcentury Olfactory Brutalism, 2010. Light box, transparency paper, potato chips, ground Cheetos dust, 24 x 21 x 5 in., in "Belief & Understanding" at Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, through July 28, 2011.
  • In advance of his upcoming show at MoMA P.S.1, Ryan Trecartin is showing sections of his four-part piece Re'Search Wait'S online. Rhizome and DIS Magazine have posted pieces, and The Awl and Huffington Post will follow up later this week. [Rhizome, DIS Magazine]

  • Are public garbage cans the hottest thing in art right now? Klara Lidén has a trove of them at the Venice Biennale, David Bernstein is doing a performance with a New York bin at Sommerkampf in Piermont, New York, and L&M is showing a pioneering example, the 2003 Jeff Koons Walrus Seal Trash Cans at Art Basel. [Contemporary Art Daily, Sommerkampf, Art 42 Basel]

  • Related to the above: Kim Levin's ARTnews cover article, "Talking Trash," on the history of detritus and rubbish in modern and contemporary art. [ARTnews]

  • Robert Morris and Olivie Mourgue. [YHBHS]

  • Richard Prince on photographer Miroslav Tichý, from a book of Prince's essays that will be published in September. [Los Angeles Review of Books]

  • On Mark Fisher's recent explication of hauntology, Ariel Pink, and a lot more, at NYU. [Rhizome]

  • Jamie Sterns writes precise, honest classified ads for art-world jobs. [Ya Ya Ya]

  • June 15: Herbalife is a controversial L.A.–based nutrition and weight-loss company with annual sales of more than $2.7 billion. A multi-level marketing company that some have accused of being a pyramid scheme, it is also, according to DIS Magazine, "the premiere commercial cult." At 7 pm, at the current location of Gresham's Ghost, DIS presents "a re-contextualization of the official Herbalife dance performed by tweens and choreographed by Richard Kennedy." [Gresham's Ghost]

  • June 15: A postcard for Demetrius Oliver's Argentum piece, available at the Studio Museum in Harlem, reads, "To observe this work gaze at the Harlem River after sunset." Below this text it lists four dates: March 19, April 18, May 17, and June 15. There is a full moon tonight. [SM]

  • June 16: With the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling 4-3 yesterday that the state's new collective-bargaining law can go into effect, it sounds like a good time to watch Native Land, the 1942 documentary by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand about labor struggles and American fascism. Skip work, if you can. It's at the Museum of Modern Art at 1:30 pm. [MoMA]

  • June 18: The Sumi Ink Club, the itinerant drawing project initiated by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, the founders of the estimable Lucky Dragons, visit Rawson Projects, drawing together 12 pm to 6 pm. [RP]

  • June 18: At noon, The Artist's Institute and Light Industry present Anthony McCall's Long Film for Ambient Light (1975) at Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor. It runs until noon the next day. The work was first shown at the Idea Warehouse, a performance space created by Alanna Heiss's Institute for Art and Urban Resources at 22 Reade Street in 1975, the year before the opening of Heiss's next major project, P.S.1. "The work used no actual film or projector," McCall wrote of the piece. "Three distinct elements combined to form the ‘film,’ and no one of these was regarded as prior to the other two." Light Industry has a stunning archive of documents relating to the piece. [LI]

  • June 19: "Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever," opens. [MoMA P.S.1]

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