Since Creative Council
will be doing a studio visit with Mike and Doug Starn on Wednesday I thought that this might be a good time to post some links about the last two times the brothers Starn kicked my ass. Here's two pic-heavy posts from their amazing show at Wood Street in Pittsburgh last summer . . . 1
. And here's my post on Fallon & Rosof's Artblog
about their show at Castelli in 2005.
King of Be.
For their 33rd anniversary Creative Time is running a retrospective of their 59th Minute series. I came to the series late so it's been great to catch up on one's that I missed. The other week when I stopped by they were playing Mary Lucier's Monarch
In the June 17 issue of New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz
included Ugo Rondinone's air gets into everything even nothing & get up girl a sun is running the world
in the list of his favorite public artworks in NYC. It has to be one of the most tree-heavy Top 5 lists anybody outside the arboriculture community ever assembled. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Especially when one of the other tree-themed works is Dubuffet's Group of Four Trees
on Chase Manhattan Plaza. I swear, I'm going off
on that piece about every other week.
Creative Time: The Book Party.
Photo by Nancy Smith.
Nancy Smith of Art Lovers New York
posted pictures of Creative Time's book party at Printed Matter. If you don't know Smith's site, you should. Bookmark that puppy.
are some more photos of the party on the CT site. No pics of me, man. I was in Philly for the weekend for Zoe Strauss's amazing I-95 installation
could make me miss that.
The only thing that bums me out about this post is that I wasn't the one to find it. I would love to have seen this accidental reemergence of Sleepwalkers
. Yael sent me these photos, and I have to say that I'm happy that somebody found them. It's kind of great how the characters are looming over the skyline. It's as if the walls of MoMA
weren't enough. They've transmogrified into something bigger and hungrier and more mustachioed than ever. I also like how that big tear at the bottom makes the text say, "Promote Youness." Decay and Destruction are so much smarter than we'll ever be.
Talk Talk Talk.
Oh, and speaking of interviews with Anne Pasternak, there's another one on Artkrush, and it's fucking excellent. And thank ya for the shout out, Ms. Anne. She rules. And I gotta agree with her about that Zhang Huan performance
. That was on of the most crazyass things I've seen in my life, and I've got nothing but love for my memory of it.
As I was saying. Creative Time . . . always on it with the organ
action. Check out that fierce jingle.
I Love The Passing Of Time.
In May Anne Pasternak and David Byrne were on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss Creative Time's 33rd anniversary celebration and everything that led to it. Byrne also spoke about his upcoming project with Creative Time. Regarding the latter, Creative Time always does well when an organ is involved
so this should be good. Listen to the interview here