Last year my colleagues Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor invited me to think about organizing a discrete film exhibition in conjunction with their gallery exhibition, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000. Read more
A postage stamp is a small, government-issued square of paper adhered to mail in order to enable its circulation. An artist’s stamp, in the simplest of terms, is an object that is related to a postage stamp in either its form or content, but which does not necessarily help deliver a letter. Read more
Today’s post is a continuation of a Q&A with Dexter Sinister, the artist collective that contributed to the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language (on view until August 27). In the previous post, they discussed their contribution to the show: the third issue of their journal Bulletins of The Serving Library doubling as the exhibition catalogue, plus a trailer. Here is the next part of the conversation… Read more
These notes accompany the screenings of Arne Sucksdorff’s The Great Adventure (along with a pair of short films) on July 18, 19, and 20.
And now for something completely different! Over the past several weeks we have looked at films that seem to be definitive statements of the worldview of major artists Read more
By now nearly everyone concerned is frustrated by the lack of concrete outcomes at the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development—and the lack of firm resolve on the part of most of the participating national governments. Read more
How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Painting and Sculpture and Contemporary galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, August 10). Read more
Moiré (from a French textile description) occurs when two patterns (meshes, concentric rings, grids, etc.) are overlaid, creating visual interference at their intersections. Read more