Artist Shio Kusaka’s brilliant Greco-dino ceramics at this year’s iteration of the Whitney Biennial.
This promo for the Paris FIAC is manic.
Terry Adkins. Muffled Drums (from Darkwater), 2003
Mat Collishaw, Garden of Unearthly Delights.
Matthew Albanese, work in process.
One might say that immensity is a philosophical category of daydream. Daydream undoubtedly feeds on all kinds of sights, but through a sort of natural inclination, it contemplates grandeur. And this contemplation produces an attitude that is so special, an inner state that is so unlike any other, that the daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a world that bears the mark of infinity.…In analyzing images of immensity, we should realize within ourselves the pure being of pure imagination. It then becomes clear that works of art are the byproducts of this existentialism of the imagining being. In this direction of daydreams of immensity, the real product is consciousness of enlargement. We feel that we have been promoted to the dignity of the admiring being. Immensity is within ourselves, it is attached to a sort of expansion of being that life curbs and caution arrests, but which starts again when we are alone. As soon as we become motionless, we are elsewhere; we are dreaming in a world that is immense.Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space.
From 2010 to 2012, I worked towards the realization of Activist New York, the inaugural exhibition of the Museum of the City of New York’s Puffin Foundation Gallery. This ongoing and ever-evolving exhibition takes as its focal point the city’s commitment to wide-ranging forms of social activism, tracing trajectories of transformative agitation both past and present with an eye towards future evolutions. This latter ambition is fundamental to the exhibition’s central objective, figuring prominently in both curatorial thinking and approach…. Read more here.