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Artists’ Contracts | Curators

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Based on a 1971 contract produced by exhibition organizer Seth Siegelaub and lawyer Robert Projansky, artist Maria Eichhorn took nine years to interview a group of artists and gallerists discussing the troublesome aspects of drafting contracts that may or may not have protected artists and their future gains. Two pictures in the book show Vassilakis […]

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Tags: Art · Art Market · Bern · Books · Business · Contemporary Art · Culture · Debate · Risk · Strategy · Theory

Human Voice

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Gangubai Hangal, the renowned Indian Classical singer, died on July 21, 2009. Twelve years earlier on the same day the revered anchorman Walter Cronkite, who died on July 17th, took the helm of USS Constitution in Massachusetts Bay. One common characteristic linking the two was their dignified and powerful voice. With her abundant courage Hangal […]

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Tags: Courage · Debate · History · Humanity · Music

Art or Not Art?

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Chair of Art History, Theory and Criticism at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been busy editing several insightful and inquisitive books as part of The Art Seminar series published by Routledge. The State of Art Criticism is a follow up to his earlier book What Happened to Art […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Criticism · Debate · Education · New York · Technology · Theory · Video

Noerooz = New Day

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Tomorrow is Persian’s new year and the first day of spring. Persians   all over the world will rejoice and gather to celebrate one of the most jovial rituals dating back to Zoroaster. He walked the Persian lands to spread his idea of good deeds. “Do no evil” is ironically what we need at this time […]

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Tags: Body · Borders · Community · Courage · Design · Evolution · Humanity · Iran

Thomas Hirschhorn

March 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In his comical and dysfunctional Universal Gym, Hirschhorn brings back his usual low tech constructions made from cardboard, foil, glass, heart monitors, rubber, tape, trophies, wood, etc. overloading viewers with stuff of consumerism. The motionless figures are similar to stuffed museum specimen. The hearts are gouged out of their chests, and they seem distant. Love […]

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Tags: Arezoo Moseni · Basel · Body · Books · Contemporary Art · Exhibitions · Gym · Health · Installation · New York · Sculpture

Idea Index

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Each year as part of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a distinguished jury panel awards a $100,000 prize to an idea which supports the development and implementation of a strategy with significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. Comprehensive Design for a Carbon Neutral World: The Challange of Appalachia was John Todd’s winning idea in […]

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Tags: Arkitektur · Community · Design · Environment · Evolution · Mind · Strategy · Technology · Theory

The Senses

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Another fun quick read by the remarkable thinker Paul Virilio who wrote The Aesthetics of Disapperance in 1991. In Art as Far as the Eye Can See, he debates the ramifications of the disapperance of the aesthetic. He reminds us of Albert Camus’ observation that 20th century would become synonymous with fear and how fear […]

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Tags: Art · Body · Books · Evolution · Libraries · Mind

Bear Mountain

June 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The recovery from my mountain climbing fall is yet to be fully complete. My 25 foot fall was a life changing experience making me realize how lucky I was to live through it. This post would not exist, if it were not for a branch on a fallen tree poking through my sleeve and holding […]

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Tags: Arezoo Moseni · Body · Climbing · New York