Bureau for Open Culture is an itinerant curatorial initiative that utilizes exhibition, education, design and publishing to position the art institution as an overall form of critical practice. L’ECLISSE redux is produced by Nate Padavick, Cassandra Troyan and James Voorhies.
Paris Photo at the Grand Palais (Paris) offers and extraordinary overview of contemporary photography. With dozens of photographers on display the viewer can wander all genres from urban landscape to portrait to the old masters.
dOCUMENTA(13) should be experienced as a journey, not only through contemporary art but through life. It combines all the elements of our existence as human being. If you decide to see dOCUMENTA(13) drop your must-seen-marathon attitude and enjoy what you can see. It is all worth seen and it all requires maximum attention to be understood. Every project, performance, installation or film will touch you, make you think, leave you with questions, lots of questions and no answers.
Ars Electronica 2012 just ended but will echo for sure. An incredible amount of events, performances, and happenings along with all the projects on view offered infinitive food for thought and hopefully some food for change.
The Big Picture, New Concepts for a New World is the theme of Ars Electronica 2012. Ars Electronica made its debut in Linz, Austria in 1979. Since then the festival is a place of coexistence between art and technology where these two disciplines interweave and inform each other and as consequence are presented as one.
Ven Voisey is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in sculpture, installation, painting, and sound. His practice, however, is unified by an overarching interest in communication — the possibility or impossibility of translation — between each other and one’s self, across circumstance and species, and through time and technology.
The journey begins on a ferry to Governor’s Island. Taking off from the art nouveau looking end of the South Ferry pier I am cruising along with the “Flaming Youth”. Am I on the right path or did I just travel through times?
Virginia Ines Vergara is a New York based photographer. Her latest project includes glass-scapes realized with three different cameras of which only the third one takes pictures. The first two, film-less, function as viewing devices only.
Craig Leonard’s recent work includes handmade records for the Los Angeles punk band the Screamers, a collaborative project with the Maritime History Archive on Newfoundland’s resettlement program, an examination of the Cuban Independent Library Movement, and a bookwork consisting of obsolete concepts from the Oxford English Dictionary.
Sandra Mack Valencia is a New York-based artist originally from Medellin, Columbia. Her work has been recently featured in “The (S) Files 2011”, the sixth edition of El Museo del Barrio’s biennial which shows the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area.