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Book Review :: Unofficial Release: Self-Released And Handmade Audio In Post-Industrial Society

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Unofficial Release: Self-Released And Handmade Audio In Post-Industrial SocietyUnofficial Release: Self-Released And Handmade Audio In Post-Industrial Society

Thomas Bey William Bailey
Unofficial Release: Self-Released And Handmade Audio
In Post-Industrial Society
(Belsona Books Ltd., 2012)


Book Review ::: The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Three Stigmata of Friedrich NietzscheThe Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche

Book Review by Joseph Nechvatal

The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche: Political Physiology in the Age of Nihilism by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 157pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780230282551


nOise anusmOs review @ Brooklyn Rail by Robert C. Morgan

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JOSEPH NECHVATAL nOise anusmOs by Robert C. Morgan @ Brooklyn Rail published here: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2012/06/artseen/joseph-nechvatal-noise-anusm...


nOise anusmOs (review)

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Joseph Nechvatal, blackeye, 2010. Computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas and screen with digital animation screen, 20 x 20Joseph Nechvatal, blackeye, 2010. Computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas and screen with digital animation screen, 20 x 20
Joseph Nechvatal's nOise anusmOs
by Yuting Zou

Art Review published at on-verge.org
http://www.on-verge.org/reviews/review-of-noise-anusmos-by-joseph-nechva...

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Tom Sachs, Space Program: Mars, Park Avenue Armory, May 16 - June 17, 2012

Tom Sachs
Space Program: Mars

Park Avenue Armory
66th Street and Park Avenue
produced by the Armory and Creative Time
May 16 - June 17, 2012

May 16, 2012.

It must be a daunting task for any artist to consider placing a body of work into a huge, cavernous void such as the Park Avenue Armory. How to fill the 55,000 square foot Drill Hall, with its high vaulted ceilings and acres of plank floor, in addition to the ornate, memorabilia filled, wood paneled corridors and regimental meeting rooms, and not have your work overwhelmed by the vastness? How to signify amid the hangings, accoutrements and sheer volume of another age?


How to Succeed in Art Criticism Without Really Trying : Joseph Nechvatal’s nOise anusmOs

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"Chelsea Walk: How to Succeed in Art Criticism Without Really Trying"
By John Perreault
May 8, 2012

from
http://www.artsjournal.com/artopia/2012/05/chelsea-walk-how-to-succeed-i...


Cum on Feel the Noize

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full cover of Immersion Into Noisefull cover of Immersion Into Noise

Cum on Feel the Noize
by Jamie Allen

Published at continent. 2.1 (2012): 56–58

Nechvatal, Joseph, Immersion Into Noise, Open Humanities Press, 2011, 267 pp, $23.99 (pbk), ISBN 1-60785-241-1.


The Von Show: even if you never look at art in bars

In a season marked by the Whitney Biennial, with art fairs and benefits for non-profit art organizations in great profusion, with the blandishments of high toned connoisseurship spiced with high octane commerce, with Spring in the air and Winter never really having arrived, with a powerful burgeoning thirst for the eternal verities, what could be better than an art show hung in a local watering hole, an exhibition that hopefully combines the hip with the possibility of a nip?

Such seems to be the rationale of local kneipe VON when they brought in artist/musician/polymath Emil Memon to organize a show during Armory Week. They were not alone in their attempts to end run the business and the busy-ness of art during this crowded moment. VON is down the street from Salon Zurcher, which provided a compact alternative to Armory hoopla by showcasing seven women artists from seven galleries. And VON is just a few blocks from both the Spring/Break "curator-driven art fair" in the Old School at Mott and Prince and also the second edition of BHQF's Brucennial, which gathered the work of 500 artists in a former theater at Bleecker and Sullivan.

Like all of these modest, downtown, indigenous and socially integrated projects, The Von Show happily avers that History is Made at Night. It goes to bat for the home team, but with an international roster of artists that provides an object lesson in "think globally, act locally."


Rehearsal for a review of the 2012 Whitney Biennial

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Omnipresence, Overdrive

Elisabeth Sussman at the media preview (speaking for herself and co-curator Jay Sanders): "We share a common problem. We know exactly what we want to do, and we want to do everything all the time.”

Everything is just about as hard to do as Nothing. Together they form a daunting dialectic, a binary of either total presence or total absence, total immersion or total negation, the one essentially necessitating its opposite. It seems a reasonable starting point for the alternate filling/emptying of a museum with images, sounds, light and action. With an emphasis on exploration and process, on film programs for each artist screened for one week, dance companies in residence for two weeks, itinerant musical and fashion performers, a polymorphous pursuit of recombinant activity, the 2012 Biennial exists on the heady continuum of Be Here Now/Be Here Never/Be Here Always. It's the Baba Ram Dass of exhibitions and would happily Catalog the Whole Earth if you let it. With artwork that generously bleeds into realms of the organic, the scientific and the encyclopedic, this Biennial is also the closest in recent memory to connote a contemporary Wunderkammer.


Balancing Art and Complexity: Joseph Nechvatal's Computer Virus Project by Stéphane Sikora

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Joseph Nechvatal's Computer Virus ProjectJoseph Nechvatal's Computer Virus Project
Balancing Art and Complexity: Joseph Nechvatal's Computer Virus Project
by Stéphane Sikora

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