Friday, January 18, 2019
"We stand in solidarity with the New Museum Union.
We are troubled by New Museum leadership’s decision to hire an anti-union firm to sow fear and hostility and to misinform both management and staff about the role of unions in the workplace. Intimidation and misinformation do not constitute open engagement with the Museum employees. Moreover, such behavior goes against everything that the Museum has historically stood for—that is, equity, diversity, and a commitment to institutional responsibility.
We implore New Museum leadership to do the right thing and allow their employees to form a union without interference. We also urge leadership to bargain with the New Museum Union in good faith for a fair contract. Your coworkers are not simply union supporters but devoted colleagues who deeply love and believe in the institution and are fully committed to its future.
Julie Ault, Artist
Andy Bichlbaum, the Yes Men
Claire Bishop, Professor, PhD Program in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Hannah Black, Artist
Nayland Blake, Artist, Chair ICP-Bard MFA
Jennifer Bolande, Professor, New Genres, UCLA Dept. of Art
Justin Vivian Bond, Transgenre Artist
Gregg Bordowitz, Artist
A.K. Burns, Artist
Paul Chan, Artist
Howie Chen, Curator
Liz Collins, Artist
Leah DeVun, Associate Professor, Rutgers University (Member, AAUP-AFT Local 06323)
Kimberly Drew, Writer and Independent Curator
Andrea Fraser, Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Art
Malik Gaines, Artist
Liam Gillick, Artist
The Guerrilla Girls, Artists
Miguel Gutierrez, Artist
House of Ladosha
Sharon Hayes, Artist
Katherine Hubbard, Artist
Juliana Huxtable, Artist
David Joselit, Distinguished Professor, PhD Program in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Alhena Katsof, Curator
Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Artist and Writer
Nicole Killian, Artist and Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Devin Kenny, Artist
Kate Kraczon, Curator
Molly Larkey, Artist
Simon Leung, Artist and Professor of Art, UC Irvine
Monica Majoli, Artist and Professor, UC Irvine
Yong Soon Min, Professor Emerita, UC Irvine
Fred Moten, Professor, New York University
Carlos Motta, Artist
Gala Porras-Kim, Artist
R.H. Quaytman, Artist
Halsey Rodman, Artist; Co-Chair of Sculpture, Bard MFA; Critic, Yale School of Art, Painting and Printmaking
Martha Rosler, Artist
Alexandro Segade, Artist
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Artist; Visiting Artist Faculty, California Institute for the Arts and
Bard Summer MFA
Gregory Sholette, PhD, Professor, Queens College Art Dept, CUNY
Patrick Staff, Artist
Eric A. Stanley, Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley
A.L. Steiner, Artist
Eric Golo Stone, Writer, Artist, and Curator
Lincoln Tobier, Artist, Otis College of Art and Design / SEIU Local 721
Mariana Valencia, Artist
Chris E. Vargas, Artist
Anton Vidokle, Artist and Founder of e-flux
Matt Wolf, Filmmaker
Yellow Jackets Collective"
Thursday, January 17, 2019
History of the Music Bike and Other Stories
Verona, Italy: Francesco Conz, 1977
32 x 42.5 x 5 cm., loose leaves
Edition of 40
"In the Asolo period, which goes from about 1973 to 1979, Francesco Conz was the host of numerous neo avant.garde artists, accumulating many documents and giving life to a series of editions and publications henceforth become historical. Many of these were edited in collaboration with Pari & Dispary Editions or with editions of Beppe Morra, even if in these editions the collaboration is not cited in the colophon.
The first Fluxus guest were Joe Jones (who stayed there until 1979), Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman, followed by Al Hansen, Jon and Geoffrey Hendricks and Takako Saito."
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Parole / Mots / Words / Wörter
Florence, Italy: Recorthings & Zona Archives, 1979
7" vinyl record, 33 ⅓ RPM, 13:30
Edition of 500
As the cover graphic illustrates, Nannucci took the streets like a reporter, with a microphone and recording crew and asked passers-by (outside the International Cultural Centre in Antwerp, on the streets of Florence, etc.) to tell him the first word that came to mind. The words are then isolated out of context, and often posed as a tentative or confused question. The list of words is printed on the inner sleeve.
Later made available in a boxed work with the same name, accompanied by a folded poster, photographs, a bibliography, and other printed materials.
Labels: Maurizio Nannucci
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Canadian Club Whisky Painting
Toronto, Canada: Shark Editions, 1996
12 x 9"
Edition of 3
Paintings made of pelican ink, food colouring, ginger ale and whiskey, included as part of the exhibition Tools 'n' Shit (Round One), featuring works by Andrew Buszchak, Brennan Kelly, Nestor Kruger, Euan Macdonald, Jackie McAllister, Ella Dawn McGeough, Andrew Reyes and Sally Spath, with a mailer by Brennan Kelly.
The exhibition continues into February, by appointment only, at goodwatercorktown.
For more information, visit the website, here.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Pop Quiz was conceived of as a bookwork, many years ago, but first began life as a video, out of financial necessity. It was eventually produced in it's intended form by Paul + Wendy Projects, but continued as a growing video archive - first 15 minutes long, and now over four hours.
The video and the book are both included in an exhibition at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick, which opens tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.
The piece includes every question from the lyrics of every pop song in my music collection, about two thousand in total. The work functions as a kind of Dada-esque questionnaire and also as a form or self-portrait. The questions appear briefly on the screen to be pondered, but in the areas where my listening habits and those of the viewers intersect, they may leave with gallery with a melody rattling around their heads in the form of earworm.
The exhibition continues until February 20th. For more information, visit the Owens Art Gallery site, here.