Archive for April, 2011

Lucas Blalock – Towards a Warm Math

April 30, 2011

Hassla continues its support of young experimental photographers with the publication of Lucas Blalock’s Towards a Warm Math.

The book includes an essay by John Houck.

There will be a book launch event tonight from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Griffin Editions
338 Berry St
Brooklyn, NY

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Hans-Peter Feldmann's $100,000

April 28, 2011

Speaking about his plans to tack 100,000 used dollar bills (his Hugo Boss Prize money) to the walls of the Guggenheim Museum rotunda in New York City, Hans-Peter Feldmann had this to say:

“I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50s, at that time there was no money in the art world. Money and art didn’t exist. So for me $100,000 is very special. It’s incredible really. And I would like to show the quantity of it.”

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Florian Maier-Aichen

April 28, 2011

Florian Maier-Aichen, Untitled, 2011

April 29 – June 25, 2011

303 Gallery
547 W 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

Last Chance

April 28, 2011

Malevich and the American Legacy at Gagosian Gallery (uptown)

Kazimir Malevich, Mystic Suprematism, 1920-27

Saul Fletcher at Anton Kern Gallery

Saul Fletcher, Untitled # 235 (Mum 1994) , 94/2011

Jonathan Monk at Casey Kaplan

Jonathan Monk, Rew-Shay Hood Project X, 2008 – 2011

All three exhibitions on view through April 30, 2011

The New Geopolitics of Food

April 27, 2011

“…as land and water become scarcer, as the Earth’s temperature rises, and as world food security deteriorates, a dangerous geopolitics of food scarcity is emerging. Land grabbing, water grabbing, and buying grain directly from farmers in exporting countries are now integral parts of a global power struggle for food security.

With grain stocks low and climate volatility increasing, the risks are also increasing. We are now so close to the edge that a breakdown in the food system could come at any time.”

from The New Geopolitics of Food by Lester R. Brown

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Robert Adams – The Place We Live

April 27, 2011


Robert Adams, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1968

Beautiful designed and exhaustively detailed, this Robert Adams website is a fantastic resource and a great introduction to the photographer’s lifetime of work.

The list of books this man has published is daunting to say the least.

Keep an eye out for the exhibition coming to a city near you.

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Will Steacy – 48 Hours

April 27, 2011

Will Steacy, Tire, Gary, 2011

“Shot in 48 hours, these photographs examine the evisceration of the middle class through a portrait of the economic challenges confronting two cities.”

48 HOURS

On view for 48 hours: Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30
Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Thursday, April 28
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 30, 3pm

Michael Mazzeo Gallery
508 West 26th Street
Suite 318
New York City

Visitor

April 24, 2011

Visitor, the eighth book in The Photographic Book Project is now available for purchase.

Visitor
8.5 x 12.5 inches
(216 x 317 mm)
Printed in black and red ink on a Risograph
Unbound
Soft Cover
48 pages
Edition of 100
SOLD OUT

Here is the book trailer:

Lewis Baltz & John Gossage in Conversation

April 24, 2011

Lewis Baltz: I think cinema was the greatest art of the twentieth century.

John Gossage: Absolutely. It offers all the narrative possibilities of the novel, it offers visuals, and it offers things that neither of them offer. Plus it’s damn entertaining: people sit there in the dark and watch it in groups.

Lewis Baltz: It’s like opera two hundred years ago, it has everything. It’s high art that’s enormously popular. No other art medium in my lifetime can make that claim. All the art we like ends up being very much an affair for specialists, although it doesn’t necessarily want or try to be. I wouldn’t say it’s elitist because that implies you’re trying to exclude people and actually we all constantly try to bring people in, but it usually doesn’t work.

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Fred Ritchin Presents

April 22, 2011

There are plenty of great texts and videos to be found on Foam’s What’s Next? website but if you only have time for one thing, watch the above presentation by Fred Ritchin.

Part II is here.