Sunday, April 23, 2006

Canonical Works of Modern Art

I stumbled upon this treasure trove of canonical works of modern art here, collected for a course at Columbia University.

Springtime for Klee And America

Paul KleeI don't know, spring seems like the perfect time for looking at the paintings of Paul Klee. Plan to visit the Neue Gallery to see the current Klee And America exhibit.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Whitney Biennial First Pass / Calling Marcel

Went to the Whitney ("the uptown bunker for difficult art") to see the Biennial yesterday for a quick run through of the first two floors or so...first impresions: "it's a 70's thang" as much of the art reflected, refracted and re-hashed imagery, attitudes and music from the late-sixties adn early seventies. In itself, this is not a bad thing, I liked the Dylan cover, the Miles Davis painting and several other pieces in the show. I plan to go back again next week to see a little more.

I thoroughly enjoyed Sturtevant's "The Brutal Truth" a sort of 'homage a Duchamp' installation which is essentially a re-creation of an entire suite of works by Marcel lovingly re-created...
Speaking of Marcel...
Calling Marcel : Bringing together artists and opportunities.
Check this out, I certainly will as soon as I get a spare moment.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Nan Golden's Suicidal Sister@ Matthew Marks

If you get a chance, check out Nan Goldin’s recent
multimedia installation @Matthew Marks. Be prepared
though; it’s tough to take. Not your typical
walk-through-the-park-on-a-sunny-day. Nope. Not Nan.
This is a 40-minute tribute to Nan’s older sister
Barbara, who committed suicide after a difficult and
rebellious youth.
Catch it before it closes on April 22nd if you dare...
Matthew Marks Gallery

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

Encyclopedia of Educational TechnologyA great resource for all in the field.
Note to self: try to write an article for inclusion here.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Exhibition Detail � “New Paintings and Gouaches” Works � PaceWildenstein

Exhibition Detail � “New Paintings and Gouaches” Works � PaceWildensteinFor my money, this show of recent work by James Siena was one the most interesting and rewarding exhibits of the season. Other highlights included: Calder Maquettes @ Pace/Wildenstein and Neo Rauch's paintings.