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April 29, 2005 (Richard Prince)

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Richard Prince opened at Barbara Gladstone Gallery tonight with some old but mostly new work. Unlike the past few shows, which were consistant groups of similar work, this was almost a mini-retrospective not only of the work but of his themes and his obsessions through the years.

The result is creepy, made especially so by one work that has an audio loop of a whistled tune/toon that permeates everything else. He's managed to out creep the master Bruce Nauman.


April 28, 2005 (Crandall, New Museum)

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Jordan Crandall

Jordan Crandall talks to Joy Garnett during the book signing for Under Fire : The Organization and Representation of Violence. Vols. 1 & 2 at Printed Matter.

Art Dirt Redux interview: mp3


Jordan Crandall, Under Fire Vols. 1 & 2

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Under Fire Vol 1&2
Jordan Crandall
Under Fire : The Organization and Representation of Violence. Vols. 1 & 2

Through a series of discussions about an array of issues--battle simulation techniques and news programming, democracy and violence, the privatization of the military, and militarized bodies--Jordan Crandall explores the organization and representation of contemporary armed conflict. Moderated by Crandall, Under Fire 1 & 2 is a compilation of a series of dialogues that occurred online in 2004 between artists, political scientists, critics, activists, and journalists around the central theme.

For more information and to purchase: Printed Matter.


Matthew Buckingham and Joachim Koester at The Kitchen

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Christiania
Matthew Buckingham and
Joachim Koester

Sandra of the Tuliphouse or
How to Live in a Free State

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, NYC
April 26 thru June 18
Tues - Sat, 12 - 6 pm

Christiania
Five video projections that follow the fictional "Sandra" through the utopian community of Christiania in Copenhagen. With an outsider's perspective she engages in the daily activities of the city, interweaving historical and factual information. Scenes are projected on separate screens with their own isolated soundtrack letting viewers walk through the space constructing their own narrative with the freedom promised by Christiania itself.


Art Dirt Redux Chelsea Podcast

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Art Dirt Redux, Chelsea
Popes, pills, bullets, crucifixions, brass balls and bunny suits: Art Dirt Redux walks Chelsea on April 19, 2005. We stop in at the Robert Gober show at Matthew Marks, Lucas Samaras at Pace Wildenstein and chat with the owners of Lennon Weinberg. Then we have lunch and complain about young artists today.


Richard Barbrook Pictures

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Richard Barbrook

Wolfgang Staehle (center, left) and Richard Barbrook (center, right) prepare to arm wrestle for the title of Supreme Net Visionary.

More pictures from Imaginary Futures here


Lecture by Richard Barbrook

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TONIGHT!
The Thing at Postmasters and
the Institute for Distributed Creativity present:

Imaginary Futures
Dr. Richard Barbrook
Hypermedia Research Institute
University of Westminster, London (UK)

Richard Barbrook

6:30 pm
459 West 19th Street
New York City


Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat

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Billowy Drowse
BILLOWY DROWSE

by Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat

Five minutes of improvisation combining an electronic double bass and a modified Casio-SK1 synthesizer. As a duo, Margarida and Barry have developed a spontaneous language and a dynamic range that is all their own. She journeys with the bass and electronic pick-up with her fingers, bow, sticks, stones and anything else she finds fit, while he experiments with electro-magnetic devices, homemade circuits, and modifications to existing electronic instruments. The textures that emerge from their performance peel back the layers of air, knot them together, and then let them simply hang.


9/11 Dust to DNA

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World Trade Center
GH interviews artist Kevin Clarke about his collaboration with Mikey Flowers, Dust to DNA:

On the morning of September 11, 2001, florist and volunteer EMT Mikey Flowers grabbed his digital camera and ran the few blocks from his store toward the World Trade Center. He aided the injured after the first plane hit, and then fled for his life when the south tower collapsed, capturing as many moments of the stupefying chaotic scene as humanly achievable. These images are the foundation for Flowers and artist Kevin Clarke's collaborative project, Dust to DNA, presented by Sara Tecchia Roma-New York in this one time venue.

Art Dirt Redux podcast with Kevin Clarke


Free Music, Literally (Part I) by Dion Workman

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Dion WorkmanExperimental music presents a curious model for thinking about political art. Political sloganeering and symbolic gestures must be immediately rejected as they exist in the realms of representation that this art form attempts to bypass.


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