Tomorrow, I head off for another trip to Rome working with Context Travel, a company I've been working with for the past year and it seemed like a great time to share what I've learned from working with them. Context is based in Philadelphia and they "provide an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Show More Summary
Week 2 of the League of F.A.M.E.© is upon us! The video link below reveals the category that will be used for scoring. Stay tuned tomorrow when we will show you each team’s starting roster, including any moves they made for this week (#hashtag week). Note: each # is counted as one per source URL. [...]
“Yet [Jasper] Johns’ approach has been wholly justified, in a way Duchamp especially would appreciate: he got in while it mattered, while it happened, when he was alive–and fucked us all, but good, in the process” -Coagula, Issue 25, January 1997 Contemporary is saying things like “I only listen to slappers”, talking about trap [...]
In our regular feature Collection Rotation, a guest selects from SFMOMA’s collection works online. This fall artists with Bay Area ties take over the series. In addition to their rotations, we asked each artist to answer poet Robert Duncan’s request to students in his 1958 Workshop in Basic Techniques and provide us with set of [...]
EXTRA EXTRA! The League Of F.A.M.E. week 1 results are in! If you been following, you know from the video posts that “Artforum Ads” was the category drawn for week 1. The tallying began with the February 2013 issue of Artforum ceremoniously torn in half by The Commissioners. Then it was sifted line by line… [...]
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), is on view at the CJM through October 27. Open Space presents a series of writings on works in the exhibition. Today’s post is from Steve Seid, who looks at Daniel Reeves’s Sabda in the [...]
Artists find their inspiration from … well, everywhere! In the case of Cleveland artist Susan Skove, she found inspiration in the wallpaper in the drawing room at Lilly House. Floral and nature images have provided the bulk of her inspiration over the last 22 years, and so she found that the Lilly House wallpaper aligned […]
Hello Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts,Each week after a category is drawn the nine teams in the League of F.A.M.E. must play/start five of the artists from their stable of ten.Below are the lists of artists our League of F.A.M.E. competitors played/started for this week — Artforum Ads Week.
And the result is...
On the occasion of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, SFMOMA curator of public programs Frank Smigiel and poet and playwright Kevin Killian co-organized a small chapbook of poetry, beautifully hand-produced by Andrew Kenower and Lara Durback. We are posting selections from FIELD WORK on Open Space throughout the fall. Pre Columbian, 1965 HUGO GARCÍA [...]
The League of F.A.M.E. draft night was a big hit! There were controversial picks resulting in league-wide votes. There were cheers, there were jeers, and plenty of beers. It all started with the owners choosing their team names. And without further adieu here they are in the order of their draft position: Conrad M. Meyers [...]
This is the last of the guest posts offered during this fall season, and it dovetails with last week's post about opening up collections access nicely. George Scheer is the director and co-founder of Elsewhere Collective, a fascinating "living museum" in a former thrift store in Greensboro, NC. Show More Summary
League Of F.A.M.E. (Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts) Is a fantasy competition in which participants select imaginary teams of visual artists, living or dead, and score points according to the performance of their players. Each player will chose a team/stable of 10 artists at the live draft event. Each week a scoring category will be blindly [...]
For the first time in the history of SFMOMA’s biennial award program honoring Bay Area artists, the museum has commissioned the four recipients of the 2012 SECA Art Award to create work outside the traditional gallery context. Their site-responsive projects are at several locations throughout the Bay Area.To complement these projects, Open Space has commissioned [...]
Just over two years ago, a question from my Pickle Project co-founder Sarah Crow caused me to say "hmmm...." and pick up the phone to call Anne Ackerson (above, left to right: me, Anne, Marianne Bez, Gwen Spicer and Christopher Clarke). Show More Summary
If you have been following along, you might have noted that Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — is a favorite holiday for the Youth Education staffers. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on … Continue reading ?
Fall is coming! Leaves are changing color, temperatures start creeping down, and gardeners will be able to get back outside without the threat of heatstroke. Well, in theory. This is Houston, after all. But despite the fact that it’ll be … Continue reading ?
Notwithstanding the horrible tragedy of the Columbine (Colorado) incident, April 1999 was by far one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Not even a week prior to leaving, I was preparing to give final exams for courses I … Continue reading ?
This fall, OPEN SPACE will feature a series of reflections by artists, writers, and curators on “the contemporary.” Today’s piece is by Kate Zambreno, author of the novels O Fallen Angel (Chiasmus Press) and Green Girl (to be reissued by Harper Perennial in January 2014.) Her critical memoir Heroines was published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents. [...]
North Carolina Museum of History 1988.39.4 I’m always amazed when my colleagues tell me that the biggest barrier they face to “opening up” the content at their museums is from registrars—the people who care for collection objects. In...Show More Summary