Archives for the Month of February, 2013

Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman Work from Remember Carthage. “An essay film in the tradition of experimental documentarians like Chris Marker or Harun Farocki, Remember Carthage takes the viewer on an epic journey in search of an abandoned resort town deep in the Sahara desert. However, one travels not through archival or personal images but through footage sourced […]

Optical Calibration Targets

Optical Calibrations Targets (via BLDGBLG). “There are dozens of aerial photo calibration targets across the USA,” the Center for Land Use Interpretation reports, “curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts used for the development of aerial photography and aircraft. They were made mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, though some apparently later than that, and many are still in […]

Eelco Brand

  Eelco Brand Work from his oeuvre “Painting largely consists of adding and removing elements. You work on an image that evolves through its own logic. For me, constructing a 3-D image is the same as painting. But the fascinating thing about working with 3-D constructions is that you can enter the virtual space behind […]

Christoph Meier

Christoph Meier Work from his oeuvre. “While the situations staged by Christoph Meier are characterized by an abstract, geometrical formal vocabulary, the objects used appear to represent a plot. The emphasis here is on the performative and narrative potential of the media and presentation formats themselves. For Christoph Meier, exhibitions are only a moment, an […]

Bernadette Corporation

Bernadette Corporation Work from 2000 Wasted Years at Artists Space, New York. “2000 Wasted Years is the first retrospective by Bernadette Corporation. The exhibition recasts the works authored by the group since their inception in the early ‘90s. The origins of Bernadette Corporation lie in the organization of parties in downtown New York, their mock incorporation […]

Aude Pariset and Juliette Bonneviot

Aude Pariset and Juliette Bonneviot Work from Last Sprint/Summer “Aude Pariset and Juliette Bonneviot are images serial killers. Like Dorian Gray, who couldn’t bear to see his aging portrait, or a publicist who constantly retouches his photos, the two artists shed one image and leap into another. By questioning the true value of visual representation, […]

Barry Stone

Barry Stone Work from Many Worlds if Any @ Klaus von Nichtsaggend. “In Many Worlds If Any, his fourth solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Barry Stone continues to stretch the philosophical positions of his artistic practice within a world growing exponentially saturated with digital images. The show features seven framed photographs that employ various […]

Mathew Cerletty

Matthew Cerletty Work from his oeuvre. “Ikea” is a color-coordinated still life of a narrow cabinet with flowers in a red glass vase on top. Golf clubs lean against its side, a black handbag hangs from a peg rack and a three-part scroll on the wall pictures an antique skeleton key. With its rhyming rectangles […]

Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai Work from his oeuvre. “in his work carsten nicolai, born 1965 in karl-marx-stadt, seeks to overcome a separation of art forms and genres for an integrated artistic approach. influenced by scientific reference systems, nicolai often engages mathematic and cybernetic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organising structures.” […]

Ian Pedigo

Ian Pedigo Work from (mostly) Accumulations of Matter at Klaus Von Nichtssagend. “Accumulations of Matter addresses the life of objects and the totality of the spaces within which they are contained. The sculptures in the show express a visual and physical fragility that opposes the concreteness of an assembled and actualized idea. Pedigo removes materials […]