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In 1940, Hedy Lamarr, the “most beautiful woman in the world” and composer George Antheil, the “bad boy of music” met at a Hollywood dinner party. Two years later, they received a patent for an invention now recognized as the model for wireless communication.
Four artists from 4 different cities, who have never met—and were forbidden to do so during the three months of their “residency”—collaborate on a topic that they had no say in developing.
Benji Okuda instructing a life drawing class, an adult night school group at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Image courtesy of the National Archives, Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941-1947. June 16, 2008 New Museum Night School: Public Seminar 6 Space within space within space / Things to do while […]
Snake Alley @ Taipei Cultural Center on March 19, 6-8pm Location: 1 East 42nd Street NYC 10017 (close to 5th Ave.) Snake Alley is part of Asian Contemporary Art Week which connects leading New York City galleries and museums in a citywide event comprising of public programs such as exhibitions, receptions, lectures and performances. The […]
From TIME OUT NY “Ceci n’est pas…” Sara Meltzer Gallery, through Aug 17 Nina Katchadourian, Self-portrait of the artist as an artist Courtesy the artist and Sara Meltzer Gallery The 22 artists featured in “Ceci n’est pas…” chronicle every tawdry aspect of the gallery scene with wit, irony and—occasionally—sycophantic adoration. Laura Parnes’s videos reenact the […]
In Second Life there is a virtual art world where Artists, dealers, curators, collectors and critics are represented by “avatars,” animated characters which can look like anything from realistic humans or animals to cartoons or geometrical objects. At any given time 25-35,000 people are simultaneously occupying this Metaverse. There are over 500 art galleries, and the range of art varies from shopping mall kitsch to huge animated sculptural installations that defy the laws of terrestrial physics. In this world you ARE art.
SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY examines what it means to be alive at this particular time and place and what traces each of us will leave behind.
Marta Deskur was born in Krakow in 1962 and studied at the École de Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence. She received the Diplôme National Superieur d’expression plastique in 1998. Her latest work, Rodzina (Family) has been exhibited in Poland at the Goethe Institute and elsewhere in Europe. Web project New Baby? was created during Marta Deskur’s residency at Location One