Posts tagged as:

Josiah McElheny

This Week’s Must See Events: A Week of Historicization

by Paddy Johnson on October 24, 2016
Thumbnail image for This Week’s Must See Events: A Week of Historicization

Brace yourself: Pretty much every museum in the city has a major show launching, from The Met’s Kerry James Marshall show, to the Whitney’s Immersive Cinema survey, to the Rhizome and New Museum’s Net Art Anthology launch. We’re excited about EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW. Why? Because they are all historical shows in some way, attempting to chart a history of important art works and movements. This is important work.

Oddly enough, Historicizing seems to be a broader theme for the week in general—well, in at least one show. Saturday Elizabeth Dee will launch a mammoth show that attempts to look at the East Village scene of the 80’s and where those artists are now. This is a must-see exhibition, so between this, the museum shows, and everything else we have listed you’re going to be busy.

Read the full article →

This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Kara Walker Strikes Back

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on November 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Kara Walker Strikes Back

Just when you thought it was okay to take tasteless selfies, Kara Walker will exhibit the videos she made to spy on you. Oh, my!

Read the full article →

Somebody’s Selling Reagan Blood, Because Apparently Somebody Wants Reagan Blood

by Whitney Kimball on May 24, 2012

There’s a line in the movie Manhattan where Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are discussing a Castelli show. You don’t see the work, but it goes kinda like this: “You liked the plexiglass sculpture? How about the steel box?” “The steel box was wonderful, it had a marvelous negative capability. The rest of the stuff downstairs was bullshit.” Josiah Mcelheny’s, Some thoughts about the abstract body, is kind of what you’d imagine that show to look like. [Andrea Rosen]

The Brooklyn Museum has announced a crowd-curated exhibition! September 8-9th, Brooklyn artists will open their studios, and the community will decide what goes in the exhibition. via: Julia Kaganskiy [Go]

Following the T-Rex skeleton sale this week, another auction peddles a vial of Ronald Reagan’s blood, along with Bieber hair and Ally McBeal PJs. The sale of the blood was thwarted by the threat of legal action from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, which then lead the seller to donate the item to the Foundation. [via: Marina Galperina, Corinna Kirsch, Kyle Chayka, Wonkette]

Lance Esplund writes an obit for the Lower Merion Barnes Foundation site. [Bloomberg]

An unmarked Starbucks will pose as a cafe, with wine. [Voice]

The Voice’s new “The People Trying to Ruin The Internet” series is a must-read for people who use the internet. [Voice]

Hundreds of foodies nearly perished on Sunday when stranded for hours in Brooklyn without wine, beer, and snacks at GoogaMooga, the celebrity chef and music fest. They tweeted a wildfire of complaints, and now “ExtraMooga” ticketholders will receive a full refund. The festival apologizes for not having provided extra mooga. [TimeOutNY]

Read the full article →