~What the hell – it’s one hot scary summer !!
CHARLIE FINCH, what the hell were you thinking . . .”Post-boom, the contemporary art season has reverted to its traditional school-year trajectory of September to June … “summing up the season”/artnet
it’s turning out to be the biggest scariest summer on record – what with the big oil spill – and it’s moving Atlantic coast ways, guys – and the wipe-out here at home – tech-wise on artlovers !! at least I’m not gushing oil into the global oceans – but it’s funny – it’s kind of the inverse tragedy – due to tech deepwaters – aka server upgrade – I’m losing the ability to maintain my archives – at least to open public access on the web !! can we call that the inverse of pollution ? I think so. the very REV LUKE MURPHY – has just managed to keep a small stream of internet juice open to my photos & text !! but at least I have a PLAN B !! – I just don’t have the corporate dough – to do it all at once. . . those guys – supposedly the biggest brains in the world among them ?? – can’t fix their toxic black water disaster – for love or money. . . and the art world sure ain’t sleeping through it – its just picking up the beat – harder, faster and hotter – than the sleepy town – you’d have thunk NYC – to be – without me !! from one of the (now !!) biggest Manhattan galleries – GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE – to the lowliest of the newest Brooklyn artist-run gallery collectives – LOUIS V. E.S.P. – scary innovation scenarios – are – the cutting edge !! welcome to the scary angry, but way COOL !! new world. the SHEPARD FAIREY – MAYDAY call – is done and over – and there is no fix in site – reality has set in – and it’s one big bad MOEBIUS global moment – welcome to the future. summer 2010. and the art scene in NYC – sleepy and over – ? – it sure as hell ain’t !!
the medium is the message, and the message is: it’s a brave new world – get with it !! ya gotta be super smart. scrambled but scary-good. with messed-up black waters in the cultural consciousness – everybody’s gotta aim green !! the artists gotta be quick on their feet if they want to be relevant – and the gallerists – have to be so so right on. everything is crucial. everything is performance art. all gallery space is performance and performance art is dead. trivial tripping, hello P.S. 1 – is so – not there. been there, done that – over.
the summer heat starts at GBE !!
if you don’t believe me – a picture is worth a thousand words !!
SPOILER ALERT !!
‘GO VEGAN!’ – & – ‘MARTIN CREED’ (Part I and 2 !!)
run thru JUNE 19, 2010
GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE
then over in BROOKLYN !!
the tiny brave new world artist collective – LOUIS V. E.S.P. brings you:
MISFORTUNE COMES !! – ’36 DRAMATIC SITUATIONS’ – a big group show !!
organized by SCOTT KIERNAN !!
the big opening reception nite party was Memorial Day weekend – but you can still catch the fun – by appointment only – thru JUNE 11, 2010 !!
LOUIS V. E. S. P.
. . . as they say it righteous, on their press release:
~Supplication~Deliverance~Crime pursued by vengeance~Vengeance taken for kin upon kin~Pursuit~Disaster~Falling prey to cruelty/misfortune~Revolt~Daring enterprise~Abduction-The enigma~Obtaining~Enmity of kin~Rivalry of kin~Murderous adultery~Madness~Fatal imprudence~(BP take note !!)~Involuntary crimes of love~Slaying of kin unrecognized~Self-sacrifice for an ideal~Self-sacrifice for kin~All sacrificed for passion~Necessity of sacrificing loved ones~Rivalry of superior vs. inferior~Adultery~Crimes of love~Discovery of the dishonour of a loved one~Obstacles to love~An enemy loved~Ambition~Conflict with a god~Mistaken jealousy~Erroneous judgement~remorse~Recovery of a lost one~Loss of loved ones~ !!
“now to this declared fact that there are no more than thirty-six dramatic situations, is attached a singular corollary, the discovery that there are in life but thirty-six emotions. A maximum of thirty-six emotions, and therein we have all r the savor of existence…” – GEORGES POITI, “The Thirty-Six Dramatic Solutions”, 1916.
and – OPENING TO-NITE – !!
FRI JUNE 4, 2010 !! 7-10 PM !! – – – – – – in BROOKLYN !! – – – – – – –
in WILLIAMSBURG. . .
we have BRIAN CHIPPENDALE – ‘FRUITING BODIES’ – !! (no less !!) – at CINDERS !!
the show runs thru JULY 3, 2010
from the press release:
“What lies behind the Black Hole, does Disney truly know ? When the chips are finished and the human brain is no less the floppy disk of yesterday, who’s to say what it will take to survive. All I can do is copy down the instructions I am given, sharpen them into a knife and stab the asshole barking orders.” – BRIAN CHIPPENDALE
and in BUSHWICK. . .
EASTERN DISTRICT PRESENTS: ‘INSTALLATION SIX VIDEO – SCION ART TOUR’ !!
FEATURING: DUST LA ROCK / ERIC NAKAMURA & SALELEE OH / FRENCH & ALAN GLASS AS FUNERAL FOG / ILL-STUDIO / JOSH GRAHAM / MARK MOTHERSBAUGH / MONIHAN MONIHAN / PMKFA / SAGE
also opening to-nite / 7-10 PM
the show runs thru JUNE 27, 2010
from the press release:
“Now in its 6th year, this revolutionary art tour heads for its final stop at EASTERN DISTRICT in BROOKLYN, NY.
The tour focuses on the video medium, which emerged in the 1960s and has since expanded galleries into more experimental, kinetic, and interactive spaces. ‘Installation 6: Video’ challenged 10 artists to create non-narrative video installations that will eventually transform five unique exhibitions across the country.”
and if that isn’t enough – to qualify as one of the hottest summer season beginnings – e-v-a-h !!
watch out world !! it’s the 6th ANNUAL RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR – over in McCARREN PARK !!
SAT + SUN / JUNE 5 + 6 / 11am-7pm
with over 300 artists !! – craft workshops !! – & – LIVE MUSIC !!
and it’s all free / to attend !!
RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR !!
talk about – SUMMER IN THE CITY !!
end of ART SEASON, NOT !!
POSTED BY NANCY SMITH / FRI JUNE 4, 2010 11:55 AM
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