The show, currently on view at H Gallery in Bangkok, includes photographic works on acrylic panels, a wallpaper installation (collaboration with Jason Pickleman) and a backlit film installation.
Practicing artists writing theory?!!! Edward Winkleman, on his wonderful art blog, one of the most important on art, has a post concerning my column for Proximity magazine (and Sharkforum reprints the articles), where theoretical articles are published by good, practicing artists. The column was inspired by a great thread on Ed's blog. Perhaps this post will be a big discussion too! Go check it out and add your voice.
INDEX Press is pleased to announce the publication of BALLARY MARVELS, featuring pen-and-ink drawings by Ellen Lanyon and eleven "nonsense" poems by Lynne Warren. Twenty-four pages plus cover, perfect bound, trim size 10 x 8 ½.
The book is available at MCA Store, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, and Printworks, 311 W Superior Street.
It can also be purchased online at the MCA website.
"People who have real theoretical minds read widely, they read selectively and they read for use."
Robert Storr: Most theory has little bearing on art:The critic and curator speaks to The Art Newspaper, and article by Helen Stoilas.
Robert Storr, US critic, curator and dean of the Yale School of Art, is visiting Frieze Art Fair for the first time, to take part in "Scenes from a Marriage: Have Art and Theory Drifted Apart?", a panel discussion today at 12pm with artist Barbara Bloom and philosophy professor Simon Critchley. He spoke to The Art Newspaper about the role of art theory, and what advice he is giving to his students in today's artistic climate.
"Curators crowned kings of the art world: Artists relegated to also-rans in power list."
In the "I told you so" department, an article by Andy McSmith in The Independant, including the list of the top 100 most powerful people in the artworld.
"If you want clout in the art world in these recessionary times, you are better off putting pen to paper as a curator than paintbrush to canvas as a jobbing artist."
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Head on Horizon: Redux 2000-2009, light, (digital projection, 2009 in collaboration with L.J. Douglas), mixed media, dimensions variable
Writing about one's own artwork is often difficult. The main task is finding palpable meaning to share with others when the work is familiar to the maker. Information can be left out, or omitted entirely, depending on the artist's literary inclination at the time of critique or observational writing.
John Gallaher is the author of the books of poetry, Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001), The Little Book of Guesses, winner of the Levis Poetry Prize, from Four Way Books, and
Map of the Folded World, from The University of Akron Press. He is currently co-editor of The Laurel Review and GreenTower Press.
What We're Up Against
On the way home from the funeral
we stopped for lunch.
Lunch was like the singing. Lunch
Still from Descent 2002
Courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery © the artist
16mm film on projected DVD
New Media Poetics: a collaboration of poetry and sound arts in two parts. In collaboration with the Experimental Sound Studio and the SAIC Department
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 6:30pm
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Part one: Reading
Featuring Bill Allegrezza, Ray Bianchi, Justin Cabrillos, Steve
Halle, Philip Jenks, Simone Muench, and Lina Ramona Vitkauskas
This project is an artistic response to the Learning Modern exhibition, with
particular attention to modernist trends in poetry and the manner in which
design sensibilities translate across media and are even evident in our
understandings of the sonic landscape. Building on the works on display,
contemporary poets design texts, which are then read in the Sullivan
Galleries. Subsequently, SAIC sound
students engage these poems as material for further response, reframing the
auditory elements of each poem's structure into a new sound score. The
resulting projects will be presented in the lobby of the Sullivan Gallery as
a temporary sound installation November 6 - 25.