Commentaries - June 2011

A little inaugural poem (2001)

Deirdre Kovac read "a little inaugural poem" early in 2001. The occasion was a celebration of Crayon magazine's issue number 3. The event also featured Andrew Levy, Andrew Mossin and Chris Daniels. Kovac read nine poems in all that night. The entire event was recorded and is presented on its own PennSound page.

New York art walk

Richard Tuttle, Julio Galan, Donald Judd, Chaim Soutine

Soutine/Bacon, Helly Nahmad Gallery
be sure to check out the "virtual tour"
Two by Soutine (second is my detail):


Portrait of a Man with a Felt Hat
, c. 1921–22


Recling Woman with Red Sofa, c. 1916


Group of Trees, c. 1922

Donald Judd
David Zwirner


Here is the gallery's installation shot:

& here are some interiors I shot (is the soul blue or orange?):




Julio Galán
Ramis Barquet Gallery

read Raphael Rubinstein on Galán at  Silo, his excellent and substantive blog
Two details from this ravishing, exuberant Mexican painter:



Richard Tuttle
Pace
here I just focus mostly on alphabetical element in these wonderfully whimsical sculptures:




but then there's this, a view of the top . . .



Melting Middle Class

Ligorano-Reese

The middle class is melting today -- even faster than “DEMOCRACY,” Ligorano-Reese's last ice sculpture, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, 501 West 23 Street, New York (you can see the work till about 8pm tonight).

I asked the artists whether the melting middle class was a good thing or not: wouldn't that heighten the contradictions? They couldn't go there ...

I arrived just in time to take this shot, "ass backward" as Nora Ligorano noted: "all that will be left is the ass."

It looked like the "M" would hang on till morning, Marshall Reese told Web Log at Jacket 2.

for those on Facebook: more photos here.

Scum manifesto and stating the facts (Vanessa Place)

Today we at PennSound have segmented Vanessa Place's Segue Series reading at the Bowery Poetry Club. The reading took place on March 27, 2010. Here are the two pieces she read that day:

  1. Scum Manifesto (11:28): MP3
  2. Stating the Facts (19:27): MP3

For much more of Place's work, visit her PennSound page.

Collective Generation artists' books show in Paris

collective generation

« Au Plaisir du Livre »  : « Collectif Génération » et les nouvelles perspectives du livre d’artiste

the grand series published by Gervais Gassaud.
Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris

Poets:
BRESIL: Régis BONVICINO
ETATS UNIS: John ASHBERY, Charles BERNSTEIN, Jerome ROTHENBERG, Raphaël RUBINSTEIN.
FRANCE: Marilyne DESBIOLLES, Fabrice MELQUIOT, Claude MINIERE,
ITALIE: Nanni BALESTRINI
JAPON: Kenji NAGAKAMI
MEXIQUE/ETATS UNIS: Monica de la TORRE

Artists:
Angleterre: Stephen BUCKLEY , David TREMLETT
Argentine: Miguel Angel RIOS, Sergio VEGA
Brésil: Elida TESSLER
Chine: Yang YONGLIANG
Corée du Sud: Jeong Hwa CHOI
Etats Unis: Susan BEE, Elana HERZOG, Suzanne Mc CLELLAND, Jill MOSER, Archie RAND,
Judith SHEA.
France: Jean CLAREBOUDT, Dominique FIGARELLA, Dominique LIQUOIS, Philippe MAYAUX,
Bernard PIFFARETTI.
Italie: Elena BERRIOLO, Marco GASTINI, Giorgio GRIFFA.
Malaisie: H.H. LIM
Mexique: Carlos AMORALES
Portugal: Julião SARMENTO
République Tchèque: Jiri CERNICKY

press release / pdf