Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dream Home: Tiny Victorian Cottage


Did you see the NYtimes today? They featured the most amazing little home.
I want to run away to this cottage in the Catskills and hide for a few months. Only problem is that someone already lives there. Can you believe the owner renovated the entire thing for only $3,000.00?













Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Collages by Jacob Whibley

Here are collages from Jacob Whibley. Aren't they beautiful?





Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Blog: High Octane Machine

An old friend of mine started a blog, and it's worth taking a look. Follow her!
http://highoctanemachine.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 21, 2010

Style Favorites


I visit NYC street fashion blogs regularly. Here are my favorites for this week:


Style pictures taken from the sidewalks of NYC










Pictures taken from Style Defined and Elle Street Chic

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Yeji Jun and Thinking Performance at the Guggenheim



Yeji Jun, One of the artists from my last show is performing at the Guggenheim tonight with Joan Jonas! I couldn't make it but you still have time to support her.

(by the way, here is Yeji's website - http://www.yejijun.com/)



Thinking Performance at the Guggenheim
Thursday, June 17 @ 8�pm

Five years after the groundbreaking (Re)Presenting Performance symposium, held at the Guggenheim Museum in April 2005, artists, curators, and theorists gather to discuss issues manifested in recent performance-based work mounted at the Guggenheim. Referencing topics pertaining to site specificity, live action, the place of memory, and the role of the document, these focused presentations provide an opportunity to think deeply about specific practices in contemporary art. As part of the symposium, and on the occasion of the exhibition Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Joan Jonas will re-present her seminal 1969 performance Mirror Piece I, newly expanded specifically for the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda.

Featured speakers include: Marina Abramović, Claire Bishop, Jennifer Blessing, Chrissie Iles, Joan Jonas, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Susan Philipsz, Rebecca Schneider, Nancy Spector, and Nat Trotman.

Thursday, June 17, 8 pm — Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured by Joan Jonas followed by a post-performance conversation with Chrissie Iles.
Friday, June 18, 2 pm — Symposium

$30, $20 members, $10 students (each ticket includes admission to the performance and the symposium)
Box Office: 212 423 3587

The Creator's Project


Do you know about the Creator's Project? Registration is now closed but if you were able to get tickets make sure you post pictures!






The Creators Project event series—a roving global celebration—launches this summer on June 26, when The Creators rolls into 80,000-square-feet of display and performance space honeycombed throughout the legendary Milk Studios in New York’s Meatpacking District.

The event is going to be a groundbreaking combination of interactive art and installations, panels, workshops, screenings, and live performances. As much as The Creators Project is a digital archive of our digital world, it is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the Real. Many of the artists within the program explore the way that digitally manipulated images, sounds, and motions converge in real time, in real spaces.

Some things at the New York event you should watch out for…

• London’s UVA (United Visual Artists) will be installing several works including their truly awe-inspiring and rarely viewed Triptych. Stay tuned to the Creators Blog for some exciting news around a customized installation of the piece.

• Nick Zinner, guitarist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, will also be installing a major image and sound composition—new creative territory for Zinner, who has been obsessed with a particular style of documentary photography for well over a decade.

• There will also be several screenings and “performances” of Spike Jonze’s newest film, the robot love-story I’m Here, complete with a special interactive video booth where viewers will be given the chance to record messages about the film directly to Spike.

• We’re also preparing a global installation with the LA-based directorial duo Radical Friend. Stay tuned for more information on their epic vision as we near the New York launch date in June.

LIVE MUSIC BY: Interpol, Mark Ronson, Die Antwoord, Neon Indian, The Rapture, Sleigh Bells, Gang Gang Dance, Salem, and Very Special Guests.

DJ SETS BY: N.A.S.A., XXXChange, Lemonade, and Mira Calix.

EXHIBITS: The Digital Flesh by Radical Friend, A Sculpture of the Album by xx, Triptych & Hereafter by United Visual Artists, My Secret Heart by Mira Calix, Rainbow Vomit by MOS Architects, Melter 2 by Takeshi Murata, A.D.A.B.A. by Nick Zinner, Cube by Muti Randolph, L.A.S.E.R. Tag by Graffiti Research Lab, O.S.S.I. by Hojun Song, Jetpack Baseball & NIDHOGG by Mark Essen, Frozen Event by Ricardo Carioba, and Shred Master Pro by Legs.

FILMS: I’m Here by Spike Jonze, ODDSAC by Danny Perez and Animal Collective, A Room With A Cat by Peng Lei, The Face by Ray Lei, Pixels by Patrick Jean, Go Fast Connexion by Ladj Ly, and 3 films by Sun Haipeng.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dasha Shishkin - Printmaker

Do you know Dasha Shishkin? She is a Russian printmaker who lives and works in New York. I first saw her series of three intricate drawings of cats fighting each other and loving each other at Ps1 Greater New York show in 2005. I have never been able to forget about the delicacy and movement in her work where objects are intermingled and webbed together often with very dark themes, despite their initial uplifting appearance. She has always been one of my favorite artists.




Monday, June 7, 2010

Photographer Artur Adeszko and Artists in the Kitchen

I met Artur at the Artist's in the Kitchen Exhibition. Have you ever seen such beautiful photography?






What I loved most about our last AIK show is how all the artists were so inspired from each other. I thought a perfect example was Sherry's "Architectural Grotesque" (I know, I know, I keep posting about it but it was the feature piece at the show.. and it was amazing) Here are three different takes of her work by three different artists who were exhibiting work:

Artur Adeszko:

Conor Duffy:

Cristina Sigmond:


Did I miss anyone who took pictures of Sherry's or another artist's work?