Archive for September, 2009

Zombie: A Mindless Affair at Antena

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Celebrations that invite us to observe a historical occurrence are still strongly practiced in contemporary culture. Halloween, as celebrated in America, profoundly depicts the strongest features from gothic and horror literature, film, TV, and graphic arts. Among the repertoire of traditional characters, the zombie distinguishes itself for possessing the biology and behavior of a normal human being, yet lacks consciousness. This exhibition uses the vernacular of the mythological zombie as a starting point to engage in ideas of death, mindlessness and symbolisms for the occult and inexplicable. The term zombie also intends to address issues referring to the mindless self in a social spectrum: leading and following; acts of automatism and fanatic behaviors.[...]


Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Tendencia - Installation View - Museum Of Art of Caguas (MUAC)

Currently on view until October 14th 2009 at the Museum of Art in Caguas (MUAC), TENDENCIA is a multidisciplinary event that brings together a group of contemporary artists whose practice ranges from video, installation and urban art. Organized by Victor Alex Reyes and Norma Vila Rivero, the event boasts of presenting a curated sample of emerging artists that reflect prevailing global trends in contemporary art.[...]

Michael Smith & Mike Kelley at Sculpture Center

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Mike Kellys - Junk Sculpture at SculptureCenter

Who in the world goes to a sweltering Nevada desert for seven days to an event that boasts of an anything goes mentality? Well, approximately 50,000 thousand people. You can catch a glimpse of the Burning Man festival at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, with Michael Smith and Mike Kelley’s first collaborative project, A Voyage of Growth and Discovery.[...]

Stuart Cumberland at The Approach

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Stuart Cumberland - Installation at The Approach

In a detached manner, alone in the studio, Stuart Cumberland begins painting by dropping his trousers and pants to his ankles and howling the names of his forebears.[...]

Gamaliel Rodríguez at Espacio Minimo

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Gamaliel Rodríguez - The Concepts of Fuel & Full - Installation View in Espacio Minimo Gallery

Espacio Minimo Gallery opens its current season with the first solo show in Spain by Puerto Rican artist Gamaliel Rodríguez under the title The Concepts of Fuel & Full. In it the artist reflects upon the different types of energy that are currently used by man, and for what purposes.[...]

Michel Blazy at Art Concept Gallery

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Michele Blazy - Installation View

On the occasion of his personal exhibition entitled How to proceed with crabs, beetles, ants, lizards, birds and mice? Michel Blazy invites the viewer to look at the everyday life of a gallery converted to an experimental space. Such a precise statement literally announces the content and the main issue of the project. The title evokes the chapter of a natural sciences manual training as well as it echoes the unpredictability and the absurdity of a title such as Umberto Eco’s book: How to travel with a salmon?[...]

Ivan Argote

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Shock full of inventiveness and humor with a rebellious twist, Ivan Argote’s work comments on the ways we traditionally regard art, by shifting the focus from the visual work to very particular actions that question the behaviors we assume within society’s parameters of what is acceptable.[...]

Interview with Aggtelek

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Aggtelek - Polymorphous

The work by Aggtelek (Gema Perales and Xandro Vallés, 1978, Barcelona) proposes new ways of looking at sculpture by exploring and playing with the creative process in a very dynamic way. In their videos, their artwork manifests itself as a direct result of the structural development of their performances, creating narratives that question the traditional notions related to sculpture by means of constructing and deconstructing ephemeral objects and scenarios.[...]

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