…tonight officially opened the stunning new wing designed by the charismatic/punk French architect Odile Decq (who I spent some time with last year while in residence in Oxfordshire for a conference at The Ditchley Foundation), however the inauguration unfortunately coincided with an underattended opening of a couple of new shows at the new MAXXI (Museo ..
…which is the dramatic new Zaha Hadid designed ‘Museum of 21st Century Art’ (surrounded by an unfortunate expanse of endless shadeless tree-free unwelcoming concrete which seems to function mainly as a place from which to view the building) has done much to catalyze the contemporary art scene in Rome despite it’s hostility to most of ..
…a Miami friend, opened tonight starting with a talk/performance about ‘nothing’ in the apartment above the gallery where Roman flea market vases were casually displayed on the floor and later stumbled upon and broken one by one. (galler..
…a fellow American Academy fellow this year – was a real pleasure, the highlight of the day, a 3.5 minute video she made in 2009 inspired by one of my favorite films, and described by Karen as “…a drawing animation based on a scene from Robert Bresson’s film ‘Au Hasard Balthazar.‘ It is a close-up ..
…under Nazism by Berlin based artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset (whose place I happen to be staying at this week) provides a poetically uncomfortable public moment as people are drawn to peer into the eye-level portal in the mysterious concrete monolith on the side of the walking path, which turns out to provide a ..
…presents a lovely bounty in basket and on head as you enter the back gardens as Villa Borghese, though the original now sits back in New York at the Metropolitan Muse..
…is being created in the North Sea to extend the Port of Rotterdam, and today I had a tour of the mind-blowing vastness of this operation – not to be completed until 2030 – where I was also able to view a blind for bird-watching in this industrial landscape, and dress in an exciting fluorescent ..
…this evening at the wonderful Stroom – described as “an independent foundation established in 1989 as is a centre for art and architecture with a wide range of activities, starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design the program focuses on the urban environment.” – features exhibition spaces, public programming, commissioned civic projects, ..
…and the gentle masses descend on the typically peaceful retreat for an afternoon – plus a three hour open studio with visits from curious locals, tourists, and art enthusiasts eager to engage in conversation that leaves me hoarse – followed by 7pm dance party (just right for my typical 9:30pm bedtime) which involves hours of ..
…which were planted in the early spring as a part of the “Something for Everyone” show at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut – are now at their end of Summer peak – and I just had the chance to see them this afternoon during a quick day trip… EDIBLE ESTATE #9: ALDRICH ..
…is something organized by Red76 and Sam Gould, whom I just visited on my last day in Minneapolis, at the Walker Art Center where they are staging the Anywhere Anyplace Academy for a few weeks this summer – call 1-888-339-4496 for their daily updates…
…had a board meeting today, and we discussed an upcoming Fall benefit event on the heals of last year’s fantastic gathering at “Mister Jalopy’s secret lair, accessible only through a hidden entrance behind Coco’s Variety Store“ – get on the Machine mailing list (and become a member while you are at it) to stay informed ..
…opened this afternoon – highlights included running and dancing a round in a circle on the “Dancing Platform” with a bunch of kids I didn’t know (and the occasional adventurous adult), a sophisticated picnic with tamales, linens and teacups by the Mildred’s Lane folks who came by caravan from rural Pennsylvania to be there, and ..
…by Mark Dion, and originally commissioned by the Public Art Fund for New York City’s Madison Square Park, is now permanently installed at Mildred’s Lane as a guest cabin which is where I slept last night – with occasional thoughts of the local wildlife out my door, especially the bears I had heard stories of ..
…published by Printed Matter will be available next week at their NYC store, and at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT as a companion to the show “Something for Everyone.” (see the pd..
…is a New York artist that I have been a fan of for a while, having first become aware of his work through friends that were in grad school with him, and who brought me to a few of his “performances” (more like chaotically staged collective activities that happen to have people around who want ..
…is off at the printers and will be available at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for the exhibition opening on June 27th, with a reception from 2:30-5:30, and if you want to visit from New York, check out the shuttle schedule from Metro North. (download pdf for entire poster..
…has a show titled “H. Y. S. T. et al.” opening at Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles this Saturday! (artis..
…is up and ready for some animal habitation action as a part of the show Presidio Habitats, and I was finally able to see it for the first time this afternoon on a tour of the park by curator/gallerist Cheryl Haines who organized this first contemporary art exhibition in a National Park – including work ..
…went up today in preparation for the opening of my show “Something for Everyone” on June 27th…