I met with Marina Abramović before her keynote address for SCAD-Atlanta’s second annual deFINE ART program. To be entirely truthful, I was nervous, something you can’t seem to avoid in the presence of the “grandmother of performance art.” My primary reception of Abramović has been in the form of still photographs that show her staring [...]
Archive Content from Feb 2011
02/28/11 To Do List: Through March 6
See below for arts events through Sunday, March 6, 2011. Update: Gyun Hur’s performative installation of Spring Hiatus begins at Lenox Square mall on Monday, February 28, will unfold over the next two weeks, and will remain on view through March 30. Listen to next week’s ARTSpeak Radio broadcast on AM 1690, The Voice of [...]
Amidst the marathon of programming that was deFINE ART 2011 at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the work of Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, stood out as a uniquely fresh blend of sound, image, and idea. Miller’s demeanor exudes the laid-back chill you might expect from a man who’s [...]
Last week’s talk at the High Museum of Art by Peter Galassi, the Museum of Modern Art’s fourth curator of photography, introduced Henri Cartier-Bresson’s traveling exhibit, The Modern Century, to a captivated Atlanta audience. I was particularly looking forward to this lecture because of Cartier-Bresson’s influence on my own photographic career. Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images were [...]
It’s that time of year again when the trees begin to bloom, the heavy winter coats fade to the back of the closet, and there is sure to be an intense debate about federal, state, and city budgets. The arts are notoriously on the chopping block, and this year with hard economic times still facing [...]
The titular white lines of White Lines and Black Dogs, the current exhibition at Young Blood Gallery and Boutique curated by Atlanta tattoo artist Jason Kelly, reminded me of the marks left by scarification. Kelly spent three nomadic years on the road, letting the people he met make deep, lasting impressions on him. The show [...]
02/21/11 To Do List: Through February 28
See below for arts events through Monday, February 28.
Family Values, a sample of work by Michael Scoggins at Saltworks Gallery epitomizes the artist’s continual plight to remain personal, relevant, and authentic.
See below for upcoming grant deadlines and calls for proposals available (but not limited) to artists in the metro Atlanta area. February reminders: 1. Hammonds House Museum’s Art Noir Auction Deadline: This Friday, February 18
If you are like most humans living on earth, The Selby has never set foot in Your Place. But if you are sufficiently interesting, well-connected, and, above all, in possession of a certain creative panache, you may not want to rule out the possibility of a visitation.1 The Selby is in Your Place, showing at [...]
When the two exhibitions, Escape and Sun and Shadow, opened at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery late last month, the space was packed to the point that I decided to return at a later date to see what the show was really about. The photographs seemed a little odd, but, on the second visit, one walk through [...]
02/14/11 To Do List: Through February 21
See below for arts events through Monday, February 21.
At a groundbreaking conference held at Emory University last week, titled Slavery and the University: History and Legacies, several presenters bemoaned the dearth of effective memorials recognizing the enslaved persons who helped build American universities. When the conference concluded on Sunday, a towering fabric memorial was unfurled in Oxford, the birthplace of Emory College. The [...]
Today BURNAWAY is pleased to present a creative piece on art and poetry by Evan Lavender-Smith for our monthly column, Authors on Art, curated by Blake Butler. “There was never any symbolism or any real idea. I just went back to looking, which I guess is a theme that runs through my work. Looking at [...]