Hey amigos, do you want a limited edition Tony Smith t-shirt (cute boy not included)? Read the article I just posted on Art21 about it. Let me know if you have any questions.
Please help share this project … I’d really like to have all of Tony Smith’s artworks documented by the end of 2013!
Go have a listen to this one!
Andrea Zittel, Sprawl I, 2002. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art New York.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Andrea Zittel. A survey of Zittel’s work, titled “Lay of the Land,” is on view now at the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. The show was organized by Stockholm’s Magasin 3, where it opened late last year. In 2005, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York organized a traveling American survey of her work.
There’s also a significant installation of Zittel’s work on MoMA’s second floor right now, part of the collection-based exhibition “1980-Now.” Sprawl I, which is based on satellite imagery of human encroachment into the American desert, is one of the 12 Zittels on view.
Zittel lives and works at A-Z West outside Joshua Tree, Calif., an enterprise that encompasses “all aspects of day to day living, [in which] home furniture, clothing, food all become the sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.” Zittel also operates High Desert Test Sites, a series of experimental art sites in the California desert.
For the show’s second segment, Katherine Ball, who lived on Zittel’s Indy Island (2010), joins me to discuss her residency at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. As part of her residency deployed organic mycobooms around the lake to control pollution and installed a greywater system on the Island.
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Can’t wait to see Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century!
Trailer for Season 6 of the Peabody Award-winning series, “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Featured artists include: Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Catherine Opie, Mary Reid Kelley, Sarah Sze, and Tabaimo.
The second part of our interview with Daniel Ostroff about the work and life of Charles and Ray Eames is now up on Art21’s Blog. The interview, conducted with Tricia Gilson, covers a lot of ground, including ideas around patina, preservation, presentation, and exhibition. Along with lots of background info on the new website EamesDesigns.com.
It’s broken up into two posts:
Let me know what you think.
"New York Close Up" | Trailer | Art21
Father and son make a Space Balloon. I thought the Dia Foundation and Getty were clever to use a balloon to photograph Spiral Jetty, but this project totally owns both of them.
A pair of rainbows seen from our friends’ porch in Ponce, Puerto Rico (we visited in 2006). Of course, I’m stoked at the big announcement about Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla representing the US in the 2011 Venice Biennelle! Artinfo has a good story on the IMA’s newest project, and they were featured in Season 4 of Art:21, seen here.