Friday, February 22, 2013

Fine Artist of the Month: Linked Pangrams in many Languages for Sol LeWitt

Each month I am adding to an on-going series of writings and works about Fine Artists who work(ed), or are primarily working in the NYC area. This month I produced a text work: Linked Pangrams in many languages for NYC Fine Artist, Sol Lewitt

Eble ĉiu kvazaŭ-deca fuŝĥoraĵo ĝojigos homtipon.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Wafting zephyrs quickly vexed Jumbo.

Pójdźże, kiń tę chmurność w głąb flaszy!

דג סקרן שט בים מאוכזב ולפתע מצא חברה

Lynx c.q. vos prikt bh: dag zwemjuf!

Vex quest wizard, judge my backflop hand.

Victor jagt zwölf Boxkämpfer quer über den großen Sylter Deich

とりなくこゑす ゆめさませ みよあけわたる ひんかしを そらいろはえて おきつへに ほふねむれゐぬ もやのうち

Portez ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume

Høvdingens kjære squaw får litt pizza i Mexico by. 

Pijamalı hasta yağız şoföre çabucak güvendi

El veloz murciélago hindú comía feliz cardillo y kiwi. La cigüeña tocaba el saxofón detrás del palenque de paja.

Любя, съешь щипцы, — вздохнёт мэр, — кайф жгуч 

Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozzvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu.

Įlinkusi fechtuotojo špaga blykčiodama gręžė apvalų arbūzą.

أبجد هوَّز حُطّي كلَمُن سَعْفَص قُرِشَت ثَخَدٌ ضَظَغ

Jove xef, porti whisky amb quinze glaçons d'hidrogen, coi!   

Sic fugiens, dux, zelotypos, quam Karus haberis

Nne wepụ he'l’ụjọ dum n’ime ọzụzụ-ụmụ, vufesị obi na Chukwu;ṅụrịanụ nime nwa enyere unu;gbakọọnụ, kpaa, kwe ya k’o-guzoshie ike, ọ ghaghị ito, nwapụta ezi agwa  

Ìwò̩fà ń yò̩ séji tó gbojúmó̩, ó hàn pákànpò̩ gan-an nis̩é̩ rè̩ bó dò̩la


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Friday, February 15, 2013

List of things: final e-mail*, news, etc...

1. I will no longer be sending out a personal e-mail to people about my blog on a regular basis. Please use a RSS feed reader or subscribe via email. See links to the right of this post.

2. Many things happening right now. Major news next week.

3. My thoughts go out to friends in the Urals, Russia.

Bonus Modernism quote: "Modern art, like modern literature and modern life, has
lost much." -Clement Greenberg

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sustainable Gamers










Some of you know I have started a weekly audio show (podcast) with Matthew Stockton. This podcast is not about Fine Art per se, it is an audio show that discusses all things related to being sustainable and playing games (especially video games). Having said that their is a fair amount of philosophical and aesthetic discussion on each episode. It all started very naturally by speaking together at lunchtime, I found our mature content of our conversations and critiques to be better than many audio shows I listen to. I like that this is a window into this world of popular culture and the world in general.

Many have asked why I did not start a weekly Fine Art audio show. To me Fine Art is a timeless thing, it does not need to be up to speed on the latest trends or fashion. I have plans to do audio discussions on Fine Art, but I do not foresee anything that will be on a weekly or very regular basis.

To also clarify, I will be, as always continue a Fine Artistic practice. This is simply just an addition to me.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Ghost Modernism - update 3 - ideas of Modernism

As stated before, I was invited to be a part of a group show in the The Hague, Netherlands. The show, Ghost Modernism, will be opening Spring, 2013. Currently, I am working on a new installation for the show.

Below are some ideas, links, and quotes on Modernism:

Videos:

The video below is a lecture by Robert Irwin. In the beginning of the video (at 11:20).
Irwin on Modernism - 11:20

The video below is an interview of Clement Greenberg discussing Jackson Pollock and Modernism.
Greenberg on Pollock

Wikipedia links:

Modernism (Roman Catholicism)

Modernism (music)

Modern architecture

Modern art

Modernist literature

Quotes:

“What distinguishes modern art from the art of other
ages is criticism.” -Octavio Paz

“As for the datedness of 'modern art'––what, exactly, has come along to supplant it and render it dated?” -Clement Greenberg

“Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing unfortunately you can't help being.” -Salvador Dali

“The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.” -Paul Gauguin

“Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art.” -Max Bill

“The role of a museum of modern art is to make a good selection and identify what we believe to be the coming movements, and that requires taste.” -David Rockefeller

“The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world in other words – expressing the energy, the motion and other inner forces.” -Jackson Pollock

“This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.” -Salvador Dali

“Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.” -Robert Motherwell

“The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.” -Jackson Pollock

“The impulse of modern art is the desire to destroy beauty.” -Barnett Newman

“There is no such thing as modern art. There is art,and there is advertising.” -Albert Sterner