Posts tagged as:

Slavs and Tatars

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: You Won’t Die Trying to See it All

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 8, 2016
Thumbnail image for This Week’s Must-See Art Events: You Won’t Die Trying to See it All

Finally, a manageable week for New York. If you survived Armory Week and still want to look at art, we salute you. Thankfully, this is a calm week for the city. While we’re busy preparing for our own Spring Break fundraiser next week, you can also unwind with some low-key art events. Thursday, check out several centuries of the macabre at Ricco/Maresca Gallery. Friday, return to the living with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s reincarnation-informed solo show at Rubin Museum of Art. Then head to the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Sunset Park digs for an artist talk and party to kick off the BHQFU Book Fair. Be sure to come back Saturday for more readings, activities, and goodies from vendors. Sunday, check out Foxy Production’s new Chatham Square digs. Save your energy, though, because you’ll want it for our party next week!

Read the full article →

On Christian Falsnaes’s “Rea McNamara”

by Rea McNamara on September 15, 2015
Thumbnail image for On Christian Falsnaes’s “Rea McNamara”

How does it feel to be an artist’s material? For me, it felt like crossing a boundary—or at least it did this afternoon when I was emailed a YouTube link documenting my performance in Christian Falsnaes’s “The Title Is Your Name”. The work is part of his contribution to the 2015 National Gallery Prize exhibition at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, which includes works from the other shortlisted artists Florian Hecker, Anne Imhof and Slavs and Tatars. (The prize winner will be determined by international jury on September 18th.)

When I watched the video “Rea McNamara”, then, I saw myself — the supposedly passive art viewer — as the protagonist of this work of art. I’m alone, in a curtained-off white room, watching at a desk with headphones a video on a iPad. Prior to entering, I was in a cordoned off waiting room; at the request of a docent in German, I turned off my iPhone. A distracted attention span would not be tolerated.

Read the full article →

Slideshow: The New Museum’s “Ungovernables”

by Anthony Espino and Will Brand on February 16, 2012
Thumbnail image for Slideshow: The New Museum’s “Ungovernables”

It’s here! “The Ungovernables”, curator Eungie Joo’s New Museum Triennial show, opened yesterday, and we’ve got the slideshow to prove it. Our review will be along shortly, but for the moment we invite you to make your own decisions: check out the gallery!

Read the full article →