Portal: Perspectives on Video Performance

Portal: Perspectives on Video Performance

Portal is a cross-platform project inviting artists, writers and audiences interested in time-based art – video, new media, sound and performance – to engage in a series of exhibitions, performances and symposia, surveying the changing nature of art in the digital world. In recent years, we have seen the increasingly radical transformation and re-organisation of... [ Read More → ]
Lights In Motion: Rarities from the Howard Wise Gallery at EAI

Lights In Motion: Rarities from the Howard Wise Gallery at EAI

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Noon – 7 pm Program repeats hourly. On the 40th anniversary of EAI’s incorporation on August 17, 1971, EAI pays tribute to founder Howard Wise and the Howard Wise Gallery with a special screening of rare and never-before-screened archival materials, including films of kinetic art works, interviews, and documentation of the... [ Read More → ]
Per-son-age: Video exhibition at Famous Accountants

Per-son-age: Video exhibition at Famous Accountants

Per-son-age 6:00pm – 10:00pm Famous Accountants Gallery 1673 Gates Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385   Curated by Rico Gatson per-son-age/ persenij (noun) A person (often used to express their significance, importance, or elevated status) Per-son-age is an exhibition of videos in which the artist is the primary performer. Historically artists such as Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper,... [ Read More → ]
Straight to Video 1

Straight to Video 1

I’ve been organizing an exhibition of music videos from Columbus, OH. The main impetus for the exhibition is to digitize previously un-transferred material that is at risk of entropy and/or deterioration. The digitized footage will then be gifted to a few archives after the exhibition for access and posterity. Some of the artists that I... [ Read More → ]
Fracking and NYC Water Supply

Fracking and NYC Water Supply

  …The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed opening large portions of the state to fracking, a dangerous method of drilling for natural gas that threatens our water, health, and the environment. Fracking involves the injection of millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into shale rock. The pressurized mixture causes the... [ Read More → ]

NZ on Screen presents: Artists on Screen Series

For this showcase of NZ visual arts talent, critic Mark Amery selects his top documentaries profiling artists. From the icons (Hotere, McCahon, Lye ) to the unheralded (Edith Collier) to Takis the Greek, each portrait shines light on the person behind the proverbial canvas. Amery introduces the collection of Kiwi artists as framed onscreen, in... [ Read More → ]

E.S.P. TV at Silvershed

Sat. July 9, 8pm-12am SILVER SHED 119 West 25th Street, PH New York , NY 10001 Tel: 1-646-322-332 E.S.P. TV is coming to Silvershed this Saturday with a rooftop screening of highlights and outtakes from Episodes 1-4 and a sneak preview of Episode #5. If you’ve never seen the show this is a great chance... [ Read More → ]

Teens “Get” Ryan Trecartin

Posted by Daniela Stigh, Assistant Director, Communications, MoMA PS1 on the museum’s Inside/Out blog Ryan Trecartin. Roamie View: History Enhancement (Re’Search Wait’S). 2009–10. HD Video, 28:23 min. Image courtesy the artist and Elizabeth Dee, New York  I had the opportunity to meet with a group of teens in MoMA’s Museum Studies program to discuss what... [ Read More → ]

“The View From a Volcano: The Kitchen’s Soho Years, 1971-1985″

Anthology Film Archives. Electronic Arts Intermix. White Columns. The Kitchen. What do all of these cultural meccas share in common in 2011? Each DIY space-cum- “institution” is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. In addition to lectures and performances, The Kitchen will present an exhibition about its early years in Soho, before the alternative arts... [ Read More → ]

Bring to Light NYC brings Nuit Blanche to Greenpoint, Calls for Artists

Early this spring, New Yorkers were treated to a unique and unprecedented  spectacle, with “Let Us Eat Cake,” a program where projected images filled the facade of the New Museum on the Bowery. Following along this trajectory, the same collective will present a one night festival of ephemeral, site-specific, public projections and performances in Greenpoint... [ Read More → ]

B. Wurtz at Metro Pictures, Curated by Matthew Higgs

B. Wurtz: Works 1970 – 2011 Curated by Matthew Higgs Opening reception: June 22, 5 – 7 pm Metro Pictures presents the first New York survey of the work of B. Wurtz. Spanning some 40 years, the show is a collaboration between B. Wurtz; White Columns director Mathew Higgs, the exhibition’s curator; Metro Pictures; and... [ Read More → ]
Dara Birnbaum at Marian Goodman Gallery

Dara Birnbaum at Marian Goodman Gallery

Arabesque June 28 – August 26, 2011 New York Opening reception, Tuesday, June 28th , 6-8 pm Marian Goodman Gallery presents one of the first solo exhibitions of Dara Birnbaum’s work in New York since 2001, following her large European retrospective Dara Birnbaum: The Dark Matter of Media Light at S.M.A.K./Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst,... [ Read More → ]

Woodstock Digital Media Festival

This festival is a good concept, but it’s not hip enough. Sorta comes off like a conference meets a yoga retreat for new-agey 55 year olds. I mean, it’s in Vermont, but clearly is being targeted as a destination for people in Europe and New York. And WOODSTOCK?!?!?! REALLY??? It’s starting to remind me of... [ Read More → ]
For the Kids at Salon 94 Freemans

For the Kids at Salon 94 Freemans

From the Press Release: Salon 94 is pleased to present For the Kids, an exhibition of sports lithographs from the archives of John and Tock Costacos. Opening on Thursday, June 23rd 2011 at Salon 94 Freemans and curated by Fabienne Stephan and Adam Shopkorn, the show serves as a mini-retrospective of early Costacos posters from... [ Read More → ]

Wian Treetin

  In anticipation of the opening of his exhibition Any Ever at PS1, this Saturday June 18th at PS1; Ryan Trecartin has leaked 4 of the 7 part non-sequential epic film to four different websites. Loyally, the artist debuted the first segment Ready (Re’Search Wait’s) on Rhizome.org, then The Re’Search at Dis Magazine, Temp Stop... [ Read More → ]
ICI presents Project 35: 35 Video Works Selected by 35 International Curators Commemorating their 35th Year

ICI presents Project 35: 35 Video Works Selected by 35 International Curators Commemorating their 35th Year

“Berkeley’s Island” by Guy Ben-Ner (Israel) as selected by Mai Abu ElDahab (Egypt/Belgium) Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present “Project 35,” an exhibition of video works selected by 35 international curators in commemoration of exhibition producer Independent Curators International’s (ICI) 35th year from June 17 through July 30, 2011. Each of the curators was invited to... [ Read More → ]

Getty acquires Harold Szeemann archives

Marcia Reed and Glenn Phillips for the Getty Blog reporting:   Preserving the Legacy of Harold Szeemann   Harald Szeemann. Photo: Ingeborg Lüscher The Harald Szeemann Archive and Library, one of the most important private research collections for modern and contemporary art in the world, is coming to the Getty Research Institute—and we couldn’t be... [ Read More → ]

DIS Presents Herbalife™ Wednesday June 15, 7pm

DIS Magazine presents + Tweens + Herbalife + Choreagraphy at Gresham’s Ghost 7:00pm, Wednesday June 15th Gresham’s Ghost 401 Broadway, room 201 DIS invites you to Herbalife™ for a re-contextualization of the official Herbalife dance performed by tweens and choreographed by Richard Kennedy. This event, presented in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), is part... [ Read More → ]

Moving Image: An Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art to Coincide with Frieze Art Fair in October 2011

Last March during The Armory Show, the Moving Image, an Art fair comprised entirely of Contemporary Video Art was launched in New York. Moving Image Staff announced today that the  video art fair will make its London debut to coincide with Frieze Art Fair this fall (13-16 October). Conceived by New York art dealer Ed... [ Read More → ]
Light Industry signs 5 year lease in Greenpoint, and announces Free Anthony McCall event in Dia Chelsea

Light Industry signs 5 year lease in Greenpoint, and announces Free Anthony McCall event in Dia Chelsea

Light Industry announced today that they’ve  just signed a 5-year lease on a new, ground-floor space at 155 Freeman Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which they will share with Triple Canopy and The Public School. While the venue is being renovated over the summer, Light Industry will continue presenting a regular series of events at like-minded... [ Read More → ]

Lisa Oppenheim at iCI’s new event space

Independent Curators International 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 May 25, 2011 6.30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. From iCI’s site: Gather at ICI’s brand new event space for a NYSE with Lisa Oppenheim on Wednesday, May 25th, and take an in-depth look into this artist’s sublime, research-based works. Merging fact and fiction, Oppenheim... [ Read More → ]

Artists Space launches new venue: Artists Space: Books & Talks’ on Grand St. and West Broadway

May 10, 2011, 7 – 9 pm at Artists Space 38 Greene St, 3rd Floor Artists Space: Books & Talks is an additional 2,500 square foot storefront venue on Grand Street and West Broadway. This space will in future host a bookshop – with 1,000 titles exclusively selected by 100 artists, writers and critics, each... [ Read More → ]

Churner and Churner gallery screens a Kuchar Brother pairing

The Secret of Wendel Samson (1966, Mike Kuchar) (Above and below)   Encyclopedia Of The Blessed (1967-69, George Kuchar) (above) Two very different George and Mike Kuchar selections were screened Friday night courtesy of the Film Co-op and a 16mm projector borrowed from Light Industry at the new space Churner and Churner on 10th Avenue.... [ Read More → ]

Dreamweapon: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938 – 1979) at Boo-Hooray

Boo-Horray gallery on West 23rd St will present Dreamweapon: The Art and Life of Angus MacLise from May 10 – May 29 curated by Johan Kugelberg (JOHANN KUGELBERG!!!) and Will Cameron. The larger project will also encompass a Sound Installation (at 265 Canal St) and a Film series at Anthology (on May 12th) featuring the... [ Read More → ]

La Brune et Moi

  Filmed in 1979, screened once in 1980 to a small crowd on the Left Bank, and lost until 2005, I’m sad to say that my 2011 tastes were underwhelmed with this one. French director Philippe Puicouyoul lifted the story line (Business man falls for a young girl and vows to fulfill her dream of... [ Read More → ]

Aluminum Music at the Kitchen’s 40th

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, The Kitchen is hosting a party that will be based on a memorable bday-bash-cum-fundraiser in June of 1981 at a Times Square Megaclub. “Dubbed Aluminum Nights, the marathon event saw a capacity audience of many hundreds — including, all seem to recall, Mick Jagger backstage — enjoy a diversified... [ Read More → ]

EAI in Times Square! MTV 44 1/2 , EAI, and The Times Square Alliance Partners to Celebrate Video

This is so exciting! Instead of pontificating as usual, I think it’s best to simply re-post the info from EAI’s website. Video documentation to follow! Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special project for Times Square. In partnership with the Times Square Alliance and MTV, EAI brings artists’ visions to the... [ Read More → ]

Dara Birnbaum at EAI

Marking the occasion of a new comprehensive catalog and retrospective on the prolific ouevre of Dara Birnbaum, a selection of the artist’s early performance-videos were screened at Electronic Arts Intermix on March 30th. Editors of the new publication, Karen Kelly and Barbara Schröder introduced these early black-and-white, performance-based videos, which preceded her single channel works.... [ Read More → ]

Takahiko Iimura

Pretty stoked to check this out, and I have been hearing good stuff about this new space. I didn’t make it to the opening, which appropriately happened during the “supermoon,” but this guy did and blogged about it. I was introduced to Iimura’s work through my research on an exhibition and publication with Electronic Arts... [ Read More → ]

Maria Lassing "Films" at Friedrich Petzel

Known mainly for her paintings, (specifically, her ‘Body Awareness Paintings’) Chelsea’s Friedrich Petzel Gallery has organized an exhibition of the Viennese artist Maria Lassing’s videos. These lesser known works were created in New York, where the artist resided for 12 years until 1980. During her stint with the city, it makes sense that she became... [ Read More → ]