Friday, August 16, 2019
Tomorrow afternoon, Otherwise Studios - ran by Abby Nowakowski and Ahmri Vandeborne - will play host to Pop-Up Shop, a market of artists' multiples and editions.
Otherwise is located at 490 York Rd, Building I Suite 201, in Guelph, Ontario. The event runs from 2 to 5 pm. Admission is PWYC.
For more information, visit the website, here.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Signal No. 20 - Série 1
Peyrat-la-Nonière, France: Société Branger Lajoix, 1974
201 x 21 x 24.2 cm
Edition size unknown, titled and dated
A floor-standing electric multiple comprised of metal casing with textured black finish, a blue Plexiglas light filter, a metal rod support and a beige painted metal base.
Takis died this week, at the age of 93. His work is currently the subject of a major survey at the Tate Modern in London, on view through October 27, 2019.
In late April, the Art Production Fund and White Columns launched a joint venture called “The New York Artists’ Memorial Garden”, featuring benches by Laurie Anderson, Judith Bernstein, Barbara Bloom, Rafael Ferrer, John Giorno, Hans Haacke, Joan Jonas, Alex Katz, Glenn Ligon, Zoe Leonard, Jonas Mekas, Meredith Monk, Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Peyton, Jack Pierson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner and others.
Based on a curatorial initiative of Matthew Higgs, “The New York Artists’ Memorial Garden” is an extension of an existing NYC Parks “Adopt-A-Bench” program, which allows individuals to create a personal memorial for a loved one in a public space. Thirty-four New York- based artists were invited to dedicate a park bench to a person – or an entity – of their choosing.
The subjects of the dedications include author and activist James Baldwin, filmmaker Maya Deren, musician Alice Coltrane and art historian Linda Nochlin. Martha Rosler dedicated hers to David Antin, whom she describes as "Poet, mentor, friend, foe".
The benches are located in Jackson Square Park, open from 6am to 1am daily, and on view for the next ten years.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Esker Bookshop Pin
Calgary, Canada: Esker Foundation, 2019
Edition of 250
A silver and magenta hard enamel pin designed by GuyGuyGuy on the occasion of Esker Foundation’s Bookshop launch. Available for $5.00 from the publisher, here.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sound Journal Do-Nothing
Japan/Canada: Slow Editions, 2018
Audio cassete, 37:31
Edition of 260
Released in September of last year, the inaugural issue of Sound Journal, curated by Masahiro Takahashi, features six ambient musicians from Belgium and Japan responding to the theme of "music you listen to when you don’t want to do anything".
A1 –夕方の犬(u ・ェ・) Feel Good 4:41
A2 –H. Takahashi Water Lily 9:15
A3 –Hegira Moya Efflux 4:39
B1 –Takao Good Times 3:49
B2 –Endurance (6) One Summer 5:56
B3 –Lieven Martens The Garden Gnome (Draft Version) 9:11
Available from the publisher, here.