Sunday, September 28, 2014

Casas que Crecen

Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, Jorge Campuzano e Ing. Elias Macotela
la casa que crece, 1962. Manual “Casas que Crecen”. Archivo Ramirez Vazquez.

Museo Experimental El Eco

Exhibition view at Museo Experimental El Eco with a work of Felipe Mujika. Archit: Mathias Goeritz, 1953, Mexico City.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Casa Eduardo Prieto López

El vestíbulo de la Casa Eduardo Prieto López con “El ángel” escultura por Mathias Goertiz, Jardines del Pedregal, México, DF Arq. Luis Barragán - Reception hall of the Eduardo Prieto Lopez House with “The Angel” sculpture by Mathias Goeritz, The Gardens of Pedregal, Mexico City. Architect:  Luis Barragan.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bad Art is Good for Us All

Anonymous thrift store painting titled “Future Tennis Stars”

Text by Alison Gerber

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Staging the Domestic

Staging the Domestic, 2011, wood, acrylic, wool, 120 x 93 x 37 cm

Anna Chatzinassiou and "Salon de Bricolage" (Athens), present at "The Hospital Club" in London, a group exhibition titled "Staging the domestic".
The term “domestic” is used in this exhibition with its dual meaning, indicating both the home and the native.
The title could thus be interpreted both as “installing artwork within a domestic environment” and as “directing native Greek art across borders.”
Participating artists:
Venia Bechraki, Alexandros Georgiou, Apostolos Georgiou, Panos Kokkinias, Angelo Plessas, Mantalina Psoma, Alexandros Psychoulis, Georgia Sagri, Danae Stratou, Elena Syraka, Panos Tsagaris, Kostis Velonis and Marina Vernicos.
Curated by Anna Chatzinassiou
16 October - 7 December 2014
"The Hospital Club" , London.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

How to Become A Non-Artist

 How to Become A Non-Artist is a project Ane Hjort Guttu carried out with her four-year-old son. Together they investigated what could comprise an artwork, with her son creating various “installations” around the house. Documented as a narrated slideshow, the work explores the heritage of the readymade from a very personal and humorous angle.

Talk with Marcelo Cidade and Kostis Velonis

September 20 / 12:00 pm :  Modulario, Museo TamayoMexico City.

Trickster / The variable practice

A Whales Architects, The Turk, 2014
The expanded term “trickster”, as a deity that, in shamanistic mythologies, bears the characteristics of an anthropomorphic animal but also the qualities of a mythological hero who breaks the laws while being in fact a seducer. The game between two related definitions – the one who works miracles and the trickster – can be useful for appreciating a direction of today’s visual production. If we consult the ancient Greek definition of “metis”, which means cunningness and skill, we see that doing the trick was coming along with both the materialization of a technical invention or immediate necessity, and the styles of the artistic practice.
The problem arisen unexpectedly, the apparent impasse not predicted in the original design, lurks as contingency in the practices of the artists examined here, as well as in our lives. But through the multiple and variable wavering of Metis, it turns into a beneficial accident, something not only manageable but almost desired. The point of friction operates as a signal for the change of course and tactics. It did and does indicate the internal dynamics of situations, goes back to Odysseus and his “many devices”, is opportunistic in the strategic meaning of the term, outside its moralistic and negative meaning, and joins up with “cunning intelligence”: the kind of noesis that Plato overthrew for the purpose of establishing the idealistic thinking.The vision of the curator of this exhibition is to assemble works of contemporary artists who, by their tactics, bring forth the reading of the world as a permanent global variation, where apparently insignificant details of daily practice find their meaning in the evolution of things, and the conjunctures are no longer problematic imponderable factors but the field of genesis of new dynamics.

Valentina Karga, "Summer school for Applied Autonomy" , 2014

In those works and tactics, a kind of intelligence still survives, which does not paralyze in front of the unpredictable (the conjunctions), which is able to cope with perplexities in front of the distance that separates an ideal project from the effort of its implementation.
Participating artists: A Whales Architects, Arvanitis Nikos, Kamaris Stephanos, Karga Valentina, Kessanlis Nikos, Kotionis Zissis, Kotsoni Eleni, Ntelakos Apostolos, Pantazopoulou Ioanna, Sachini Nana, Sachpazis Costas, Sagri Georgia, Sepetzoglou Nikos, Touloudis Petros.
Curators: Alexandros Psychoulis, Kostis Velonis
theoretical back-up: Phoebe Giannisi gallery, Athens : 29.9 – 22.11.2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the Trance

A pretty anarchist said to me

It's not that great love happens

What happened became your great love

Her echo had an ancient glow & so

proved buoyant for my little craft
I left the world & felt a world
The bee loading its gloves with powder

The albatross wanting one thing from the sea
Nothing can wreck our boat said she
& when the water felt the glacier
The future held a present tense
The present held a future without cease

Brenda Hillman

From Practical Water, 2009

Monday, September 1, 2014