Sun, 24 June 2007
Allright so my computer is fairly f-ed and therefore this show note will be even less witty than usual. A bunch of post-its are wedged between the keyboard and the video processor to hold it in place. Curse you IBM.
Duncan and Marc LeBlanc talk to Caleb Lyons of Old Gold
Gallery and formerly of Art Ledge.
Brian Andrews and Marc LeBlanc talk to Justin Hansch about
Sarah corrects BAS on their grammar.
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Sun, 17 June 2007
This Week: Guest interviewer Lisa Dorin talks to German artist Jana
Gunstheimer (see the blurb shamelessly lifted from the AIC website, below).
ALSO we get two different perspectives on the fight over the Public Art Program
and how they handle the selection and approval process. Kathryn talks to Olga
Stefan Executive Director of the Chicago Artists' Coalition at Monday's protest
Richard spent a lot of time chuckling to himself about the music cues in this weeks show.
German artist Jana Gunstheimer combines her academic training in ethnology with a refined figurative drawing practice to observe and comment on aspects of her own culture. Gunstheimer responds to the transformations she sees taking place in contemporary German society including postindustrial desolation, drastic unemployment, and rising levels of aggression among people of her generation by way of a semi-fictional organization she calls Nova Porta. Complete with a logo, Web site, and an actual membership, the organization offers People without Social Function a semblance of structure through group cohesion and rigid hierarchy.
Adopting impenetrable rituals, tireless evaluation procedures, and managed leisure, the organization's stated goal is risk management and its activities are driven, if not wholly fabricated, by the artist. Under the conceptual framework of Nova Porta, Gunstheimer effectively parodies hierarchical structures, bureaucracy, and, most importantly, society's need to define oneâ��s worth in terms of work.
Gunstheimer is the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the
Sun, 10 June 2007
This week Michelle Grabner and Duncan interview Gaylen Gerber.
"Gaylen Gerber's work often incorporates the artwork of
other artists in its realization. Gerber asks other artists to cooperate with
him and let their work be installed against the ground he provides. In doing so
he focuses our attention on a central aspect of perception, which is that to
perceive something at all you must first be able to perceive it as distinct
from its context or background. By positioning his work as the contextual
ground against which we see another work of art, Gerber draws attention to the
permeability of the distinctions between object and context and fundamentally
questions the stability of perception itself. Gaylen Gerber has exhibited
widely including recent exhibitions and cooperative projects at the Musee d'Art
Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in
Exhibition view of Gaylen Gerber's 2006 Mudam exhibition featuring Gerber's work with Kay Rosen, Sam Salisbury and Remy Zaugg. Zaugg's text roughly translates: and if, as soon as I act, I was not being anymore. Photo: Jean-Noel Lafargue."
The closing song goes out to
Sun, 3 June 2007
Are you tired of all the self obsessed, cynical, angry art that’s out there today? Well Alex Jovanovich is out there to fix what ails you and point you in the right direction! Terri talks to Alex about his Loveliness Workshops.
Next, Kathryn talks to Paul Klein about the screwed up stuff
going on with public art funding in
Then, Mark Staff Brandl checks in from the Central Europe Bureau!
Last, Mike Benedetto, with another Art Superstar Cinema
Spotlight. The Supertsar is Monique Meloche. The movie is Volver directed by Pedro Almodovar. Might made his own bed music for this
Wow, what a whole lot of show.
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