Monday, April 27, 2009

I smell second place!

sorry Allison, but you're not America's Next Top Model.
I want to be friends with you and have share a nosebleed or two, but you are getting a Jenah'fied. Or Lauren'ized. Or something between quirky and a personality.

love you!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

c'mon over!

I'm curating a show at Landings, opening the first weekend of May. Which is pretty soon, come to think of it. I will have Landings 1 and 2 to my disposal, while Andrea Geyer will occupy Landings 3.
My show is called Case Study: Art and Biography and tackles the work of Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman has presented in many different ways, but I've chosen to look at her work in relation to who she was dating at the time. It's pretty rude, but I do believe there's a lot of interesting things about Sherman's work that will be uncovered. Especially with an artist that denies the autobiographical.

Anyway, check out for more details and please come down for the opening. There will also be a launch for Landings Journal issue 1 pretty soon. Fingers crossed.

younger than jesus

tolerance, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

The generational at the New Museum is opening tonight, with Ida Ekblad, Ryan Trecartin, Lizzie Fitch, Cory Arcangel, Aids-3D, Tauba Auerbach, Keren Cytter, Ryan Gander, Matt Keegan, Adriana Lara, Emily Roysdon, Josh Smith, Trish Vonna-Michell and plenty of others. Plenty of familiar faces, but quite a few I don't know that well. Or at all.
So, the premise: Youth. No big surprise, seeing as the art world is gearing it's attention to people just out of, or still in, grad school. The three curators have asked 150 informants from all over the world to supply them with fresh, local meat. I put forth three names, one of them made it to the show. The rest will be featured in an artist directory with 498 others. I'm curious to see what the directory will look like. Charley's special Berlin Biennial edition a few years ago could potentially compare to the megacatalog of young artists. The three curators compiled a page about each artist they had considered for the biennial, whether it be a press release or a crappy jpeg.

The triennial will hopefully turn their eye to older than God for the next show. Or something. The show is up until the first week of July. Good luck.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ruba got a new haircut!

Cindy Wilson (B52's), originally uploaded by cerise9 ♫.

miami won't know what hit them