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IMG MGMT

IMG MGMT: The Cube Show

by Deborah Kass on October 19, 2010
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IMG MGMT is an annual image-based artist essay series. Today's invited artist Deborah Kass is a Broadway baby whose paintings examine the intersection of art history, popular culture and the self.

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IMG MGMT: Untitled

by Sean Raspet on October 11, 2010
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In the past one might have imagined that were they to break/puncture a photograph that it would shatter like a mirror, or exhibit a literal rupture—i.e., tear like a piece of paper. In the present, a viewer is more likely to imagine that a semi-intelligent semi-transparent liquid would seep out, itself both a lens and a healing balm.

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IMG MGMT: New York Conversations (Day One)

by Anton Vidokle on September 27, 2010
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New York Conversations is a text film. Shot in a Chinatown storefront converted for this occasion into an improvised kitchen/restaurant, the film documents three days of public conversations between artists, critics, curators, and a free floating public. The talks, lunches, and dinners were organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nico Dockx, and Anton Vidokle in response to an invitation by Brussels-based art journal A Prior to be the subject of their new issue. Instead of commissioning essays or producing artwork to be printed in the journal, the artists decided to rethink the structure by which an art publication is produced and to attempt to do this discursively in a public setting.

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[IMG MGMT] L.M. vs. Leni R.

by Lorna Mills on September 22, 2010
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[Editor’s Note: IMG MGMT is a is an annual image-based artist essay series. Today’s invited artist, Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film,  obsessive digital video animations incorporated into restrained installation work and currently […]

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[IMG MGMT] Squiggles, Trees, Ribbons and Spirals: My Collection of Women’s Health, Beauty and Support Group Logos as the Stages of Life in Semi-Particular Order

by Shana Moulton on September 21, 2010
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Editors’ Note: IMG MGMT is a series of image based essays produced by artists. This week’s invited artist is Shana Moulton. Born in Oakhurst, CA, Moultan is a Brooklyn-based video and performance artist. She studied at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Moutlon has performed at The Kitchen, Performa 09, and Electronic […]

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[IMG MGMT] Molla Nasreddin: The Magazine That Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve

by Slavs and Tatars on September 15, 2010
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We first came across the Azeri periodical Molla Nasreddin on a winter day in a second-hand bookstore near Maiden Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was bibliophilia at first sight. Its size and weight, not to mention the print quality and bright colors, stood out suspiciously amongst the meeker and dusty variations of Soviet-style works in old man Elman's place. We stared at Molla Nasreddin and it, like an improbable beauty, winked back.

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[IMG MGMT] A Tour of the Monuments of Ridgewood, Queens

by Jennifer Sullivan on September 13, 2010
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This February, Jennifer Sullivan moved to Ridgewood, Queens, the second to last stop on the M train. Seven months later it's still strange territory to her, but she’s growing to like it. She considers herself to be a self-appointed artist in residence and volunteer ambassador. This photo essay of Ridgewood monuments document the details of her neighborhood and within it, the objects of her attention.

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[IMG MGMT] What Relational Aesthetics Can Learn From 4Chan

by Brad Troemel on September 9, 2010
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Is it still necessary to define art by intent and context? The gallery world would have us believe this to be the case, but the internet tells a more mutable story. Contrary to the long held belief that art needs intent and context, I suggest that if we look outside of galleries, we'll find the actions, events and people that create contemporary art with or without the art world's label.

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[IMG MGMT] My Life and Synchronicity With The Wu Tang (Symbol)

by Peter Sutherland on September 7, 2010
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Maybe everyone has a set of memories that repeatedly comes to mind. At least once a day I think of the Wu Tang logo, usually in its original color (yellow). And I’ve always enjoyed the concept of the Clan–there are many members adding to the group's core, each bring something unique. Having been personally affected by a series of Wu related experiences over the years; I've come to wonder what their effect might be. For this reason, I've created an account of those occurrences mostly without attempting to locate significance within individual events. My hope, is that,these memories and experiences will impart the power of the WU.

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IMG MGMT Begins Today!

by Paddy Johnson on September 7, 2010
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Good news. AFC’s well known image-based essay series IMG MGMT begins today. For this series curatorial fellow Dave Harper and I invited over ten artists to put together image based essays for the blog. Amongst this years participants are Paul B. Davis, Deborah Kass, Josh Kline, Lorna Mills, Shana Moulton, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Sean Raspet, Jennifer Sullivan, Peter Sutherland, Slavs and […]

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