Sun, 30 May 2010
This week: Brian Andrews and Duncan MacKenzie check in with Judith
Leeman and Shannon Stratton while visiting Portland, Oregon and discuss their
most recent curatorial endeavor the "Gestures of Resistance" exhibition at Portland's
Museum of Contemporary Craft. We talk about problematizing the standard static exhibition,
how a viewer can access a dynamic and evolving show, what an object be
"loaded" with, and the problem with placards.
The exhibition includes...
Sara Black and John Preus, Anthea Black, Carol Lung, Cat Mazza, Mung
Lar Lam, Ehren Tool, and Theaster Gates.
Sun, 23 May 2010
This week: The third in the lecture series that was in conjunction with the Bad at Sports organized exhibition “Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining”. Tom and Amanda talk to Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts.
Founded by two letterpress printers, Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA). ILSSA is a membership organization for those who make conceptual or experimental work with obsolete technology. Consisting of a Union and a Research Institute, ILSSA seeks to build community and create resources, promoting the creative re-use of discarded innovations and the values embedded within them. Since its inception in 2008, ILSSA has grown to over 100 members, including a social sculpture weaver, a clip art librarian, a blogger who posts in needlepoint, a designer/builder of vacuum tube electronics, and an heirloom farmer. On this evening with the use of an overhead projector and a portable anachronistic sound system, the ILSSA co-operators will provide an overview of the organization, its activities and members, and the philosophy behind their collective interests.
Mon, 17 May 2010
This week, Duncan, Amanda and Tom talk to artist Steven Rand, who is the founder and Executive Director of apexart in New York.
If you are in or around NYC this is the last week of "Don't Piss On Me and Tell Me It's Raining" the Bad at Sports organized show, go check it out while you still can!
Sun, 9 May 2010
This week:Painters/Painting (aka "The Painters of Painting") recorded at apexart in late April as a part of the BAS organized exhibition which runs through May 22.
Painter and Bad @ Sports NYC
correspondent, Tom Sanford will moderate a panel of 5 other painters who will
talk about painting. Kamrooz Aram, Holly Coulis, David Humphrey, Dike Blair and
Deborah Kass not only represent three or four generations of New York painters
and are all prominent voices among their cohort, but also represent a wide
variety of approaches to the medium. These, "the Painters of
Painting", will discuss the current concerns in painting as well as
painting's enduring relevance as a humanistic and idiosyncratic antidote to the
prevailing corporate culture of consensus and commodification.
Tom's wrap up e-mail sent to all involved afterwards-
I just wanted to send y'all a note to thank the many many of you who
came out to the panel and offer my apologies to those who weren't
able to get in! I am so sorry that a super turnout put apexart in the
position that they had no choice but to not allow a few people in. It
was totally packed inside - i actually had an audience member sitting
on my lap for most of the talk. But thank you all ever so much for
making the effort, i sincerely appreciate the overwhelming show of
The incredible turn out certainly speaks to the great enthusiasm for
painting in the medium's global capitol city and I think the talk was
a success. The panelists (David, Deb, Holly, Dike & Kamroos) were
charming and interesting and insightful, i did my best to keep us on
course, and Steven Rand and the apexart crew (Cybele, Julia & Julien)
were gracious and generous hosts.
Best of all the audience has plenty of great questions comments and
the occasional well timed out-burst! Special thanks to for really
great questions and comments from Daniel Davidson, Alfred Steiner,
Michael Anderson, Carlos Fragoso, and George Rodart among others
whose names I didn't know - great hustle guys!
Anyway, thanks a million for all of your support and interest and
remember the most important thing is to keep those brushes wet - and
Michael Anderson pointed out with the optimism that we all share for
painting and picture making "There are about 9 million new kinds of
paintings yet to be made!!"
Sun, 2 May 2010
This week: Duncan talks to artist/educator/agitator Nathaniel Stern.
Nathaniel Stern (USA / South Africa, born 1977) is an experimental installation and video artist, net.artist, printmaker and writer. He has produced and collaborated on projects ranging from interactive and immersive environments, networked art and multimedia physical theater performances, to digital printing and collage, stone lithography and slam poetry. He’s won many awards, fellowships, commissions and residencies between South Africa, America, and all over Europe. Nathaniel holds a design degree from Cornell University, studio-based Masters in art from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU), and research PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Nathaniel has held solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Johnson Museum of Art, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the University of the Witwatersrand, and several commercial and experimental galleries throughout the US, South Africa and Ireland. His work has been shown at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including the Venice Biennale, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, South African National Gallery, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, International Print Center New York, Milwaukee Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Center (Hungary) and Grahamstown National Arts Festival (South Africa). Public collections include the Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media (Cornell University), turbulence.org, Contemporary Irish Art Society, and the Universities of South Africa (UNISA) and the Witwatersrand; he is in private collections all over the world. Recent features on Nathaniel’s work can be seen in the Leonardo Journal of Art, Science and Technology, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, NY Arts and Art South Africa magazines, Rhizome.org, PBS.org, the Wall Street Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.