Reading descriptions of this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Project, an interactive animation by Monica Cook titled Volley, inspires me with dread. But it’s the good kind of dread, the kind that knots in the stomach before releasing in smirking, conspiratorial anticipation. Before the Guggenheim Museum recruited her for their You Tube Play, a [...]
Archive Content from Sep 2011
In the early days of space exploration, theorists said that science comprehended the cosmos, but that “man himself is now the crucial mystery.” (That pre-feminist universal “man” shows that they understood humanity even less than they thought.) Today’s neurobiology may (perhaps) have made our species seem somewhat less mystery-laden, but the (contested) possibility of parallel [...]
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09/26/11 To Do List: Through October 2
See below for arts events through Sunday, October 2, 2011.
Like the battling, uber-stylish street gangs in the 1961 movie musical West Side Story, the lithe city folk in My Playground leap through Copenhagen’s immaculate concrete jungle, run up walls, and sail from stair cases with moves that could have been choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
BURNAWAY’s third birthday is exactly two weeks from today (we published our first article on October 6, 2008). Today also marks the third year that BURNAWAY has won Best of Atlanta awards from Creative Loafing newspaper!
On Friday, September 30, 2011, Flux Projects is once again starting the next few months of Atlanta’s artistic endeavors with its FLUX event, a sprawling outdoor experimental art exhibit in Castleberry Hill (click here for BURNAWAY’s review of FLUX 2010). Now settled as a firm fixture for temporary art in Atlanta, Flux Projects announced itself [...]
09/20/11 To Do List: Through September 26
See below for arts events through Monday, September 26, 2011.
I have great respect for street artists. It takes initiative, bravery, and detachment to be an indie visual producer in the public realm. There’s no money in it, only the potential for fame. Wildflowers of the urban meadows, these works offer a freshness and a spirit of freedom that is rather impossible to replicate in [...]
We’d like to pause for a moment to send a warm, thundering shout-out to everyone who helped make BURNAWAY’s Second Annual Fundraiser a brilliant success! To the crowds whose whispers of suspense, cries of surprise, and cheers of adoration could be heard over the rooftops facing the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, and Cabbagetown, we [...]
Richard Hamilton, a man credited with launching pop art into the artistic mainstream, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, following a short illness (click here for the story from the Los Angeles Times).
Several years ago if you sorted through the commentary on the ARTNEWS listerv (which was the source for happenings in Atlanta’s arts communities) you might see an announcement for something called performances in near-inaccessible environs, public and private spaces. The series spanned from 2004-2007 and was part urban exploration, part psychogeographic dérive, and part social [...]
For Stephanie Dowda, Echoes of the Sublime is about risk. And she doesn’t mean the kind of risk associated with shock and awe, but rather that, in curating this exhibition at Emily Amy Gallery, she’s making an effort to push the boundaries of the photographers and subjects that are commonly presented in Atlanta. With an [...]
Described by Marcia Vaitsman as a work in progress, her Study of Strange Things at Solomon Projects is a body of photography and video that explores the relationship between art, society, and the individual consciousness. The visual metaphors she employs aren’t just made up out of culturally received symbolism; they’re personal proto-symbols—symbols, however, of nothing [...]