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Free Music, Literally (Part I) by Dion Workman


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.

Benefit Auction for Steven Kurtz


More benefits and donations needed

An April 17 benefit auction at Paula Cooper Gallery in NYC has
attracted donations from some of the biggest names in the
contemporary art world, including Hans Haacke, Richard Serra, Cindy
Sherman, Martha Rosler, Sol LeWitt, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Kiki Smith,
Lorna Simpson, Chris Burden, and many others. (See details at bottom
or at

The Long Emergency


The Long Emergency

What's going to happen as we start to run out of cheap gas to guzzle? James Howard Kunstler sees a bleak future ahead.

Making Things Public


making things publicMaking Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy

A show curated by Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel
ZKM Center for Art and Media

It turns out that the oldest meaning of the English and German word for 'thing' concerns an assembly brought together to discuss disputed matters of concern. Hence the focus on the slogan FROM REALPOLITIK TO DINGPOLITIK, a neologism invented for the show. This major shift is reflected in the aesthetic of the show, in the ways in which the over one hundred installations and works of art are presented, and in the general physical and virtual architecture. What we are trying to do is compare modernist with non-modern attitudes to objects. In effect, we are moving FROM OBJECTS TO THINGS.

Beuys Does Roger Daltry


Joseph Beuys SingsJasper Johns did an episode of The Simpsons and Andy Warhol did commercials for Japanese electronics so why shouldn't Joseph Beuys sing pop songs?

Here's why.

Discuss with MTAA

Radiodays/Radio Patapoe


Radiodays is a temporary radio station. Realizing a 'listening exhibition' rethinks ways of art presentation. By using an auditive format, artistic works are presented successively within a space rather than simultaneously: they appear, disappear and reoccur. The choice of using the medium radio at the same time attempts to give a voice to an actual concern towards the auditorial found in many works by visual artists.

An alternative: Radio Patapoe stats graph


stat summary

Above is the latest (as of this posting) graph of stats. A big shout out to Pakistan and Italy! And our buddy France is back!

We're working on a new drupal site and it should be up soon with all that entails. I'm back in NYC 4/12/05 if one happens to want to buy me a drink. Keep the faith.

Interactive City: ISEA 2006 + Zero One San Jose Festival


ISEA 2006

April 22, 2005 is the deadline of the early call for proposals to Interactive City: ISEA 2006 + Zero One San Jose Festival, August 5-13, 2006.

GH Goes To Greenpoint


Drinkin' & Drawin'
GH continues his Art Dirt Redux special investigation of indiginous American art forms, traveling to the sleepy hamlet of Greenpoint, Brooklyn to podcast with the locals as they gather for their annual Drinkin' & Drawin' Competition. There he chats with the town's hedge fund statistician and discusses local marriage rituals with the competition judges (photo above courtesy MTAA).

Art Dirt Redux goes to Greenpoint

Surveillence photos of the event by Regional Homeland Security Agents MTAA.

Klaus Nomi Remix


Klaus Nomi
Electronic Dance Music pioneer Man Parrish has remixed Klaus Nomi's classic Total Eclipse.

sample mp3

If you can remember the 'eighties you're probably trying to make a buck off them.

The Nomi Song trailer