Andreas Templin is a visual artist based in Berlin who works in a variety of different mediums from photography, installation, and video, to sculpture, urban interventions and publications. For Madrid Abierto 2008, Templin proposed a consumerist approach to philosophy – the branding of philosophers such as Paul Virilio and Giorgio Agambien – whose writings Templin believes still has a heavy influence on contemporary Western society.[...]
Archive for June, 2010
Democracia (Iván López and Pablo España) is an artistic collective that questions social structures and institutions while exploring the concept of the simulacrum and the way it has invaded our daily lives. An essential component of their work is the staging of scenes and acts that correspond to real social or political situations through video, sculpture, performance and urban interventions.[...]
As we scour the internet we continue to find artists from the 60′s and 70′s who have made an impact or have fallen into art history oblivion. Today at DaWire we feature work from Dutch conceptual artist and filmmaker Wim T. Schippers. In 1962, Schippers had an exhibition at the Fodor Museum in Amsterdam, where he covered the floor of a room with a 100 mm layer of salt and another with a couple of tons of broken glass.[...]
Raymond Pettibon merges disparate elements of American iconography, re-inscribing strange and often obscured meanings into normative narrative structures reminiscent of comic strips and advertising. Emerging from the Southern California punk culture, where he was closely associated with the legendary band, Black Flag, Pettibon’s works on paper, wall drawings and films, capture the underlying forces that dominate and determine the conditions of the American psyche.[...]
In a diverse array of photographic projects Michael Wolf explores the complex cultural identities of China and Hong Kong, where he has lived since 1995.
Jan Mancuskas films, installations and stage performances are based on the reception and conception of space. The artist uses linguistic and figurative means to implement a reconfiguration of space, often connected to a fragmentary, dramaturgical, sometimes surreal or existentialistic narrative.[...]
There are many ways to enter the work of Rafael Ferrer. His experiences are reflected in multiple mediums including painting, collage, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture. Abstraction, portraits, and text-based work mix and mingle to suggest the presence not only of a man, but also a spirit in search of freedom.[...]
I met Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro at the Americas Society in New York City about ten years ago, where we were both working as a part of the Culture Program; he was the Director of the Visual Arts Program and I was Editorial Assistant for the journal Review. Since his position at the Americas Society, Gabriel has been Curator at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Chief Curator of the Sixth Edition of the Mercosul Biennial and currently Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection in New York.
Since DaWire’s inception, an essential component of the project has been the creation of a forum where issues relevant to curatorship could be discussed. With this idea in mind, I interviewed Gabriel on curating, Latin American art and other tricky topics.[...]
This week we continue our quest to post artists of the 60′s and 70′s that have made an impact on contemporary practice. Today we turn to Douglas Huebler, one of the founders of the conceptual art movement. Although we are used to seeing conceptual art in museums and art spaces today, it was only recently (around the 90′s) that this historical mode began to be institutionally defined and revered.[...]