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Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, Whitney Museum

James Kalm partakes in the press preview for this icon of American Modernism. Over twenty years in the making, this exhibition surveys the lesser known but perhaps more profound side of O’Keeffe’s work, her abstraction. Beginning with her discovery and eventual relationship with Alfred Stieglitz in 1916, O’Keeffe was thrust to the stratosphere of the New York art scene. She was at the forefront of pursuing a type of organic abstraction that Stieglitz championed as America’s contribution to Modernism. Examples of O’Keeffe’s paintings covering nearly fifty years of development are on view. Includes brief statements by Director Adam D. Weinberg and the curatorial team lead by Barbara Haskell, Barbara Buhler Lynes and Sasha Nicholas.

2009 Lower East Side Kick-off

James Kalm returns for the 2009 season opener on the LES (Lower East Side). This sampler features run-throughs of five openings that give viewers an idea of the tastes and trends we likely to see more of as the year unwinds. Beginning with the zippy tape stripes of Franklin Evans at Sue Scott, we dash up Freeman Alley to take a peek at the work of one name wonder Carter at Salon 94. From there we visit Khalif Kelly’s “Metamorphosis” at Thierry Goldberg Projects, and take a glance at the video installation of Adam Shecter at Eleven Rivington. Finally it’s up to East 2nd Street to check out the most recent offering at Museum 52.


After 42 years of living in the New York Art World, and 9 years working in it, I have decided that it's time to put up a shingle. I'm opening a new art project space in Williamsburg under the name PLAYSPACE. It's located at 38-C Marcy Avenue, entrance on Hope Street, three short blocks and around a corner from the L train at Lorimer Street.

Philip Pocock "Interview with Joseph Nechvatal" at the Journal of Contemporary Art

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Journal of Contemporary Art (Fall) 1992Journal of Contemporary Art (Fall) 1992

PDF file attached of Philip Pocock "Interview with Joseph Nechvatal" from the Journal of Contemporary Art 1992

Old School Future

With the summer doldrums in full effect, the market downturn still wreaking havoc and most of the city’s cognoscenti sipping Mojitos in the Hamptons, I thought it might be a good time to take a brief review of what’s happening with the art publishing industry. Is art criticism printed on paper an anachronism? What will replace it? This is a repost of a piece that appeared in the May issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

Artists Meeting-Art Machine (AM-AM)

Artists Meeting is testing out a new fundraising site called We have a project called Artists Meeting - Art Machine that we are developing to be shown in Art Fairs. It is an Art Automat. We're asking the thing community to donate small sums to build this piece. The upside is that you get valuable prizes if you contribute on the Kickstarter site.

Viral Art: consciousness in concurrency with mutation

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Viral Art: consciousness in concurrency with mutationViral Art: consciousness in concurrency with mutation
by Himanshu Damle

Towards an Immersive Intelligence

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Towards an Immersive IntelligenceTowards an Immersive IntelligencePublished by EDGEWISE PRESS

Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality

by Joseph Nechvatal


Price of regular editions: $10.00 each.


On being Working Class & Unknown at PressWeek Venice Biennial 09

QUESTION: “Who the fuck’s [artist] Chris Brown?”

The sun blazes down. The sea chops seductively against the walls of the sun-bleached facades of a city built on water. The sun sets and people get dressed up in designer clothes to venture on their networking spree.

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