Today, we were tickled by this video of painter Will Barnet talking about his 1954 painting Male and Female, which was posted by WhitneyFocus in anticipation of the artist’s inclusion in the Whitney’s “Signs and Symbols” show opening on June 28. The exhibition was organized by Donna De Salvo, chief curator and deputy director for programs, in collaboration with Jane Panetta. Read More
On the occasion of his newly opened exhibition at Tate St. Ives that shows British and international modern and contemporary art, New York-based painter Alex Katz led curator Martin Clark around his studio for the latest TateShots video, “Alex Katz.” The artist shows 30 canvases, from the early work up to the present, reminisced about his school days at Cooper Union in the 50s when Jackson Pollock “hit” and “New York changed completely.” Read More
It’s Memorial Day so you really should be outside, but if you do have to be inside, you should watch this video of Laurie Anderson giving the commencement address at the School of Visual Arts earlier this month.
Ms. Anderson, charming as always, discusses being the last artist in residence at NASA.
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Unless you somehow know everything there is to know about John Baldessari or don’t like Tom Waits, both of which seem unlikely, you have no reason not to watch the video below. It was made by the people who made the movie Catfish last year. Read More
Yesterday the organizers of the Frieze fair took a page from our book and told everyone how to get to Randall’s Island. Albeit, their explanation was a video and ours was a piece of reportage-cum-travelogue—details.
The result is below. Many people are asked if they know where Randall’s Island is. Generally, they don’t. Martin Read More
It’s Friday afternoon, so why not watch this video? It’s artists Jon Kessler and Fia Backstrom interviewing Grayson Cox about his show, “The Water’s Fine,” at Gasser and Grunert. Read More
The latest edition of the Afterall journal is out, and it includes an essay by the British-born, New York-based artist Liam Gillick called “Robert Kelly and Robert McNamara: Extended Narrative versus Data Mining.” We’re happy that the Robert Kelly being discussed is, indeed, the R&B superstar better known as R. Kelly. Read More
California band the Red Hot Chili Peppers just released their latest video, for the song “Monarchy of Roses,” and it looks a lot like the drawings of California artist Raymond Pettibon. Plenty of Mr. Pettibon’s trademark images are there, all drawn in brushy ink, including a locomotive billowing smoke, a gigantic tidal wave, mushroom clouds, J. Edgar Hoover and more. Read More