There was an overall theme in the exhibtion that was slowly divulged to me as I walked through, especially in the upstairs gallery. Things are not what they seem in this show, the allure of surfaces is revealed to be something entirely different, more complex, the closer one looks, more is unveiled.
Recently, Christie’s auction house sold a piece of digital artwork by Beeple (Mike Winkelmann) for over $69 million. The interesting thing about the work, entitled EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, beyond its aesthetic and mode of production, for me, is that the item sold is not a physical manifestation of the piece, nor is itContinue reading “Burning the Banksy: NFTs and the transmutation of authenticity”
I had the ability to travel to the Asia Society in Hong Kong to see their exhibition, Breathing Space– Contemporary Art from Hong Kong. This is a quick overview of what’s there. First off, the Asia Society is absolutely beautiful, with stunning views of the city. It’s located right next to the British Consulate General’s office. TheContinue reading “Quick Look- Breathing Space: Art in Hong Kong”
A group of my colleagues and I went on a day excursion to Lushui. The mountains and rivers were breathtaking. But for now I’d like to share a few photos of some the amazing trees I saw while there. And for good measure, a couple poems on this, the first day of Spring… I thinkContinue reading “A Poem as Lovely as a Tree: A diversion in Lishui”
[In Kang Lei’s series] the traces of previous encounters mark the surface of the present. The lines of these encounters either enhance or take away from the immediacy of the now, past and present are always, in our mind’s eye, bounded together into one image.
Hello Everyone, I’m gearing up for some new content this spring. But I’d really appreciate some feedback on the type of content you think you’d most enjoy having. Please take a 1/2 second to take my super simple polls so I can get an idea what kind of media people are looking for. I’m hopingContinue reading “Finding meaning, collecting data”
Where have I been?!? Why hasn’t the site been updated in so long? Well, a lot of things happen over the course of a year. Long story, super short: I now live and work in Zhejiang Province, China. I hope to get to the Shanghai Biennial next month, and start this project up again withContinue reading “ArtsUndone: China Edition”
The Art Newspaper reports that the Botín Foundation will have several of conceptual artist, Sol LeWitt’s drawings installed in their galleries through early 2016. Many of the works on display have not been installed anywhere since the 1970s. I think this is great news. I’ve often thought LeWitt’s work was interesting and challenging in a wayContinue reading “Sol LeWitt back on display in Spain”
Hey everyone, I wrote a guest piece for the Wunderkammer Co. blog. Please go check it out! Aesthetic Distance: A brief reflection on contemporary art galleries and political art.
I visited the Fort Wayne Museum of Art the first week of April. While there, I had the chance to see a few magnificent exhibitions. First was Steven Sorman: Only When (March 28-June 14). Sorman is known for his complex printmaking techniques which give his works velvety, rich surfaces. The museum has been collecting Sorman’sContinue reading “Sublimity and Shape: Steven Sorman at the FWMoA”