Showing posts from October, 2011

Happy Halloween!!


Allison Schulnik "Mound"


Katie Grinnan at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

This exhibition features older sculptures and new photograms that reference and re-create actual spaces in the world, depicting the fractured way we see and interpret events and places. Thematically, Katie Grinnan's work explores the paradoxical relationship between the permanence of the frozen, photographic moment and the entropy that occurs over time in both the physical and photographic world.

Tacita Dean "FILM" at the Tate Modern

The twelfth commission in The Unilever Series at Tate Modern in London has been realized by the Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean. Tacita Dean conceived a piece that consists of an eleven-minute silent 35mm film projected onto a monolithic wall erected at the end of a darkened Turbine Hall. The work is entitled Film and deals with the typical nature of the analogue film in contrast to the digital image. Tacita Dean’s film is the first work in The Unilever Series that is devoted to the moving image.

Tacita Dean created Film as a portrait of the analogue, photochemical, non-digital medium of film. Dean wanted “to show film as film can be – film in its purest form”. The images the film shows have been created during the film shoot and not in post-production. Classic in-camera and studio techniques such as masking, double-exposure and glass matte painting have been used.

Film takes the appearance of a filmstrip with sprocket holes exposed onto the emulsion. It’s in Cinemascope format, but …

The First Show II at Jancar Jones Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

The First Show, II: David Berezin, Michael Guidetti, Trevor Shimizu
October 8, 2011 - October 29, 2011
Opening Saturday, October 8th, 6-9pm

Jancar Jones Gallery
506 Bernard Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Trespass Art Parade, Downtown Los Angeles

One of the highlights of the infinite number of events that took place on the opening weekend of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative was the Trespass Parade. The Trespass Art Parade is a collaborative project between Arto Lindsay, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and West of Rome Public Art (WoR). Trespass started at the art fair Art Platform and ended at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA).

On its way through the historic Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles artists and residents rallyed together to engage in art, music, dancing, and performance. Among the participating artists are Jon Baldessari, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, William Leavitt, Jorge Pardo, Kenny Scharf, Pae White, and many other renowned artists. Among the Parade performers are Vaginal Davis, Kenny Scharf, the Newspaper Reading Club, Pedestal & the All-Girl Band, and Yarn Bombing Los Angeles.

Trespass Parade Downtown Los Angeles, October 2, 2011.

Participating artists:

Pulse Los Angeles Art Fair‏

Pulse Art Fair, too, has made it to Los Angeles. The fair has pitched its tent on the deck of a car park not far from Art Platform. The fair is dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is devided into two sections. The IMPULSE section presents galleries invited by a committee to present solo exhibitions of exhibitions of artist’s work created in the past two years. There are also large-scale installations, a video lounge, performance events, and talks. This video takes you an a tour on the opening evening on September 30, 2011.