Trois Gallery at the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta has a difficult task before it: How can a retrospective of consummate performance artist Marina Abramović be communicated if the artist is not physically present to perform? During Abramović’s wildly successful 2010 retrospective at MoMA, several strategies were deployed: re-performances of her works by other [...]
Archive Content from Oct 2011
10/31/11 To Do List: Through November 7
See below for arts events through Monday, November 7, 2011.
Is the human mind a “meat machine?” What exactly, if anything, about a human being could never be replicated by technology? The Atlanta Ballet performed Wayne McGregor‘s dance work EDEN|EDEN at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center last weekend, October 21-23, 2011. The piece, which examines questions about the human mind and cloning, was originally [...]
Atlanta Art Crush is an interview series brought to you by Susannah Darrow, Laura Hennighausen, and photographer Carla Aaron-Lopez. This month’s interview is with designer Mark Montgomery.
This is the way Nancy Solomon’s gallery ends, not with a whimper but a bang. On September 16, 2011, Nancy Solomon inaugurated the beginning of her new role as director of the reinvented Solomon Projects by firing rounds from a .22 Beretta. She was at the Quickshot Shooting Range with a group of arts enthusiasts [...]
After I parked on Kirkwood Avenue in Reynoldstown, a woman wearing a wig and a leopard-skin outfit strolled past me carrying the torso of a mannequin. As I assembled my camera gear in preparation to shoot images of Art on the BeltLine, I watched as she nonchalantly walked down the old railroad tracks toward Memorial [...]
so vast, so limitless in capacity is man’s imagination to disperse and burn away the rubble dross of fact and probability, leaving only truth and dream — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun Grammar purists may quibble with much of William Faulkner’s writing. Tightly composed and editorially pruned it is not. It is, however, undeniably [...]
Oakland Cemetery is full of marble bodies, most of them angelic and heterosexual. They represent a frozen ideal of sexually conservative heteronormativity. What if an artist buys a plot here and installs a larger than life-size sculpture depicting two naked women intimately embracing, lying on a slab of stone for all to see? For some, [...]
In the documentary, Examined Life, Slavoj Žižek explains that we must begin to see garbage as aesthetically pleasing in order to come to terms with the inevitability of the environment we have created. He asserts that our understanding of ecology is becoming an ideological “opium for the masses,” where the ecologist is a conservative whose [...]
A few works stood out during the second week of my residency in Seoul.
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Wet Plate and Mirrors, an exhibit at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery featuring contemporary Daguerreotype and tintype photography, captures a subject through the tedious stillness necessary for the slow development of these archaic processes. The constrained pose and tense gaze of the sitter reveals a caged-animal sensibility that connects the trapped image to the spectator—reflecting a kind [...]
At 29, Philadelphia-based photographer Michael M. Koehler produces work that’s strikingly nuanced with life experience, colored by extensive travel and a practiced understanding of how to make a beautiful image. In Between, his exhibition currently on display at Get This! Gallery through Saturday, October 29, 2011, documents urban landscapes spanning from post-Katrina New Orleans, to [...]
As you might expect, there is more to the manipulated photography of Cui Xiuwen’s Existential Emptiness at Kiang Gallery than meets the eye. The Chinese photographer’s series of self-portraits with her doll-doppelgänger are, in fact, about making visible the invisible processes of the conflicted and evolving self. The self-portraits visualize internal tension, reflecting the artist’s [...]