Well folks, here I am after being gone for a spell. My last posting was back in June and you all may be wondering as to the why, what for, and so of of my absence. Well, it’s complicated and in many ways hard to explain so let’s get started. For this week I decided […]
As most of the world now knows, the situation in Ukraine has been rapidly changing. Last week's shocking death toll has led to the disappearance of the President and other ministers, warrants for their arrest, and a new government in the making, but the situation still appears unstable. Show More Summary
On February 19, American Art will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary short film Inocente. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which is on view through March...
Many of you, Uncataloged readers probably have never thought much about Ukraine, except as my posts from and about Ukraine have appeared, or when your museum thinks about traditional Easter celebrations and those painted eggs. And perhaps you read my previous posts about the current protests (here and here). Show More Summary
Editor’s Note: Sometimes, you ask us questions on Facebook or Twitter that require a bit more than just a pithy response. So.. we wrangle the experts to get to the heart of the matter for you. You’re welcome. Q: … Continue reading ?
For bats being amazing examples of evolutionary resilience and fascinating, intelligent creatures with complex, long lives that perform invaluable ecological roles, we humans don’t seem to appreciate them very much. They’ve had a bad rep in cultures around the world … Continue reading ?
There will be both a wake and a funeral next weekend in New Jersey, where Amiri Baraka lived. The wake will be important because his passing has been a cause for deep reflection among the countless poets, writers and artists that he touched. He was a tireless promoter of others and an anthologized poet from […]
In this mini-series, I interview three young artists and recent graduates of UC Santa Cruz whose work addresses policing, state violence, and creative forms of resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex. The second of these interviews is with Kati Teague, whose series, “Have You Seen My Mother,” reckons with her experience of her mother’s incarceration. […]
This fall, Open Space has featured a series of reflections by artists, writers, and curators on “the contemporary.” Today’s piece is a concluding note from series editor Brandon Brown. In 2011?s My Common Heart, Kansas City poet Anne Boyer writes a poem titled “Questions for Poets.” The text opens, What time is it in Sydney? […]
Chief conservator Tiarna Doherty studies x-radiographs of Constantino Brumidi's study for the Rotunda of the Capitol Building. Photography by Conor Doherty. You currently can see Constantino Brumidi's Study for the Apotheosis of Washington in the Rotunda of the United States...
In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969—its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that can center around […]
… AT SIXTEEN I THRASH IN SERIAL TRANSPORTATION AND THE BLEAK APARTMENTS OF FRIENDS’ OLDER BROTHERS. A road trip to San Francisco to see Prince perform from the Controversy album. Morris Day and the Time are the opening act.The audience is 99 percent African American, and dressed to the nines. Dancing with arms thrown up; […]
David Lynch’s The Elephant Man just opened at the Stockton Royal movie theater. Because you are a cool kid, and know about these things, you tell me that David Bowie played the part on stage. We love Bowie. We play your new Scary Monsters album as often as we can get away […]
Last weekend, the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened up its doors and its data to a group of enthusiastic hackers. We were looking for help re-imagining the digital interpretation in the museum's visible storage facility, the Luce Foundation Center for...
This fall, Open Space will feature a series of reflections by artists, writers, and curators on “the contemporary.” Today’s piece is by New York-based writer and teacher erica kaufman. the leaves changed & I didn’t notice: 10 jilted starts for N.E. and S.W. 1. My initial response to this question of the contemporary was to […]
… AT SIXTEEN I THRASH IN SERIAL TRANSPORTATION AND THE BLEAK APARTMENTS OF FRIEND’S OLDER BROTHERS. A road trip to San Francisco to see Prince perform from the Controversy album. Morris Day and the Time are the opening act. The audience is 99% African American, and dressed to the nines. Dancing with arms thrown up; […]
David Lynch’s The Elephant Man just opened at the Stockton Royal movie theater. Because you are a cool kid, and know about these things, you tell me that David Bowie played the part on stage. We love Bowie. We play your new Scary Monsters album as often as we can […]
49. Bowie appears on Saturday Night Live flanked by two aliens [below]. They send waves to the chip implanted under my scalp. 50. That was last night, today we’re in a Chinese-American restaurant that has the shady comfort of a dive bar, and a lot of Beach Boy songs on the jukebox. Wild Honey was on a moment ago, and is stuck in my head now...
Here are the current standings through week 3 of the League Of F.A.M.E. © 1st – Will Brown 93 Total F.A.M.E. pts 2nd – Jackson Bollocks 77 Total F.A.M.E. pts 3rd – The Something Something Art Cliche 75.5 Total F.A.M.E. pts 4th – PRtists 75 Total F.A.M.E. pts 5th – […]
"I want death panels. I want to kill organizations that aren't showing their value."--Devon Smith Now that's the kind of sentence that makes you put down your fork. Last month, I had the good fortune to join a few brilliant people for a "Dinner-vention" about the future of the arts in America. Show More Summary