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Institutional Critique and After

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The Southern California Consortium of Art Schools (SoCCAS) and LACMA present

Institutional Critique and After

Saturday, May 21, 10:30 am-5 pm

LACMA Bing Theater

Institutional Critique and After is an internationally focused program exploring the history and contemporary reassessment of the Institutional Critique movement launched in the late 1960s by artists including Michael Asher and Hans Haacke. A key aim of Institutional Critique was the exposure and ironization of the structures and logic of museums and art galleries. The movement was redeveloped in the 1980s and after by Andrea Fraser, Renée Green, Fred Wilson and others who engaged in more interactive and performative interventions; and has been vigorously reoriented in recent years to address issues such as globalization.


The international journal of surveillance studies

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The international journal of surveillance studies

http://www.surveillance-and-society.org

'Surveillance and Violent Conflict' - extended deadline

Although we have had a good response to our call for pieces on the theme of 'Surveillance and Violent Conflict', we would still like to encourage submissions in some areas, particularly the military origins of surveillance technologies and their translation into civil applications or vice versa, the intensification of surveillance in the context of "new wars" and sub-national conflicts, and resistance to militarised surveillance.


Contact

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Robbin Murphy
677 Lincoln Place #6
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(otherwise known as the first crackhouse on the left off Bedford)

cell: (347) 661-9811

robbin_murphy@yahoo.com


Art Show in LA closed by Police

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Check out

NCAC

National Coalition Against
Censorship

From Mark Vallen's weblog:

art-for-a-change.com/blog

Art Show in LA closed by Police
From Sunday, May 08, 2005

This past April I received an invite to attend an art opening at the
Transport Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

The show, titled Mark of the Beast, was scheduled for one night only on April 23rd, 2005, at the small gallery space


Art Dirt redux -- 3 months out

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Art Dirt Redux – 3 months out

I had been toying with the idea of a podcast when Robbin Murphy came back into New York to start upgrading The Thing’s web portal http://post.thing.net. Rob & I and Adrianne Wortzel were doing Art Dirt in the 90’s out of Pseudo as a webcast. Rob & I thought it would be interesting to do an “on location” Art Dirt podcast. Thus the name Art Dirt Redux. The original Art Dirt was a round table talk show that began as one of the first audio webcasts and later was upgraded to streaming video. Pseudo’s head Josh Harris was a visionary and had the idea of setting up a media outlet using the internet that would compete with broadcast and cable TV. The programs on pseudo were structured like mass media programs with commercial breaks.


Gregory Crewdson at Luring Augustine

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Not just one but two "art ladies" and their art loving crews were encamped at the Gregory Crewdson show at Luring Augustine Gallery in Chelsea while I was there. The word "alienation" cropped up once or twice but I thought Twin Peaks meets Desperate Houswives. Several of the art lovers could have stepped out of the pictures, something Crewdson probably has in mind when he casts them.


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May 7, 2005: New Media Education Conference After-party

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Pictures from the after-party sponsored by The Thing at Postmasters Gallery in NYC for the New Media Art Education Conference last night. At right, new media hooligan John Klima after he was ticketed for drinking a beer on the sidewalk.

Fuzzy pictures are courtesy Motorola camera phone.


May 6, 2005: Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks

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Jasper Johns opened at Matthew Marks in Chelsea with his Catenary series.

"After completing the installation of his 1996 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Jasper Johns retreated to his studio in Connecticut to wipe the slate clean, beginning a body of work that was a dramatic departure from anything he had made before. The first painting in this new series included a string hanging from upper right to lower left, generating a curve called a “catenary,” and this curve became the compositional backbone of the entire series."


May 5, 2005: Hyperpolis at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn

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It's a bad sign when the head of a conference admits freely from the audience that he made up the name of the conference at the last minute. The title, Hyperpolis, is catchy and connotates "a polis distributed over the entire surface of the world." Too bad more wasn't done with the theme. The subtitle, "Age of Reason 2.0" is also interesting but nothing much was done with it. This has more to do with the structure of the conference and the fact there weren't many people in the audience. Though I don't have a great deal of experience with these kinds of presentations I do think this was better suited to a smaller, more intimate setting than the auditorium at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn.


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