Michelangelo Pistoletto did some art Defacing paintings in the sixties and I loved it. Recently I was able to see a retrospective about one of Arte Povera’s founders ‘Michelangelo Pistoletto: Da Uno a Molti, 1956 – 1974‘, at the sublime MAXXI, Rome’s National Museum of XXI Century Arts designed by Zaha Hadid, a real contemporary art cathedral. Pistolettos’ Mirror Paintings seem like they were made yesterday, fresh! It was zen:
Find here some pictures from last Venice Biennale 2009
See some Christian Boltanski’s pictures in Monumenta 2010. I liked this odd exhibition but like always… so far, so close. January 1st, 2010, my soon to be family in law had breakfast with Christian Boltanski and Annette Messager. These are artists that I will love to meet … but no luck. I’ll tell you the story. My future parents in law run a beautiful bed & breakfast (La Maison du Cordon) in a small town in Burgundy (Aignay-le-Duc) where a very important french artist lives (Bertand Lavier) … so far this reads like an art fairy tale and you will tell me it is not possible… but yes, they came to spend new year’s eve with Lavier and so they slept in my parents in law’s B&B. I think next New Year’s eve I will spend it in Burgundy … just in case.
Lucian Freud exhibition at Centre Pompidou is solid… see it here via vernissagetv
Exhibition runs from November 4th to the 8th, 2009. Vernissage opening starts at 6:00 pm
104 rue d’Aubervilliers / 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris
M : Stalingrad (ligne 2) , Crimée ou Riquet (ligne 7)
Vélib’: bornes rue d’Aubervilliers, rue Curial, rue Riquet
Please join us for an art exhibition performance on July 10th as part of the Defacing Art Project by Pablo Gonzalez-Trejo. Visitors will be invited to deface the artworks so to become iconoclasts making a new departure for the artworks.
Place: Freedom Tower – MDC Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th, 2009 at 6:30pm
Exhibition Runs until: Tuesday, August 30th, 2009
Address: 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Phone: 1 305 237 7186
Also read articles about the Defacing Art Project here:
(Fr) Defacing ou les strates de la mémoire
(Sp) Desdibujando identidades en el espacio y tiempo: proyecto Defacing
(En) The strength lies in surrendering: Defacing
Jonathan Monk’s artwork at Casey Kaplan Gallery seems/is like a defaced Jeff koons… more here
Check out some of the pictures on this visit to La Force de L’art 02, 2009 at Le Grand Palais of Paris.
POSTMODERNISM IS DEAD
A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture
Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live
Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe
Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Artists are now starting from a globalised state of culture
This new universalism is based on translations, subtitling and generalised dubbing
Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image, time and space, weave between themselves
Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. They traverse a cultural landscape saturated with signs and create new pathways between multiple formats of expression and communication.
The Tate Triennial 2009 at Tate Britain presents a collective discussion around this premise that postmodernism is coming to an end, and we are experiencing the emergence of a global altermodernity.
Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009
at Tate Britain
4 February – 26 April 2009
Here is a small clip from the exhibition Portraits d’amies at the opening reception on September 11th 2008.
Video by Françoise Ellong & David Wolfer