Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

.art registration period



It appears that the worker in Rodchenko's poster forgot to include the hyphen when shouting, "e-flux."

Only two weeks left in the ominously-titled ".art registration period," according to e(ntrepreneur)-flux's Anton Vidokle. Come May 9th the draw-bridge comes up and those not aboard this Russian's arc will miss out on the cheese plate that is the Revolution's centenary.

Here is what the e-fluxetariat sent out this morning:

"This struggle must be organised, according to 'all the rules of the art,' by people who are professionally engaged in revolutionary activity."
–Vladimir Lenin, What Is To Be Done?, 1901
The centenary of the October Revolution is around the corner.
So is the end of the .ART professional registration period—on May 9 to be exact. After that you might lose out on your top choice of best domain names, and more popular names will get pricier.
Join our comrades at ICA LondonPara SiteStedelijk and many others across the planet. Get a registration token at www.e-flux.art.
Questions? Email artdomain@e-flux.com.
And here is a sample of what Vidokle told the Guardian last month:
'Being an artist implies a normative departure from bourgeois society. It’s a different kind of extension because it refers to a different lifestyle, so, unlike other domains, .art has the capacity to draw artists and institutions to itself.'

Yes, "implies" is the right (and careful) word. But is "different"? As for "itself," I reminded of the Borg.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter Bee-In



So many bees, so few croci.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sign of the Times



When I first saw this sign I thought it said WELCOME TO WHITENESS.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

No Time to Waste



Much of what ails me about our contemporary condition can be found in this inadvertent artwork.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Final Walk-Through



Last Monday SFU Audain Gallery curator Amy Kazymerchyk, Western Front Executive Director Caitlin Jones, Griffin Art Projects Director Lee Plested and CSA co-founder and curator Steven Tong came together for a final walk-through of the VAG's Ambivalent Pleasures exhibition. It was my pleasure to hold the microphone and listen as the group spoke with eloquence, insight and honesty of a show comprised of work by artists that the four have worked with in the past (a number of the works on display were first shown at their galleries), but also of a curatorial frame that, for this sound recordist, has more in common with expediency and brute pragmatism than lyricism and risk.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Museum is a School (2009-)





I am not sure what the conditions are for the display of Luis Camnitzer's The Museum is a School (2009-), but every time I see its text, the punctuation is different.