Interesting photo and video works by Assaf Shaham.
I’m back in Rome after a crazy week in Turin. It was all about art fairs, non-stop openings, random food and rain…
Patrick Guns, No To Contemporary Art, 2006
Photo taken at the Louvre during the Second World War…
‘People Staring at Computers’ is a photographic intervention by Kyle McDonald:
“I wrote a simple application that took one picture every minute. If it found a face, it uploaded the photo to my server. I installed the app around NYC over three days, collecting more than a thousand photos.
Before sharing the photos online, I decided to exhibit them in the same places they were originally captured. So I wrote another app that could be remotely triggered after being installed on all the computers in one location. When the app starts up, it takes a picture and slowly fades in that photo. A moment later, it starts cycling through older photos.
Most people instinctively quit the app less than 10 seconds after recognizing their own face, so the exhibition was relegated to the unused machines.”
Senso Orario is an exhibition I curated in Voltaggio (Alessandria), a little town in the north of Italy.
Five contemporary artists (Bianco-Valente, Mariagrazia Pontorno, Tamara Repetto, Roberto Pugliese and Marcella Vanzo) created site specific works for the occasion. Here are some photos…
BYOB Venice has been short (rain came to disturb us after a couple of hours), but very cool!
More info: http://www.byobworldwide.com
Every website is a monument is the first solo Italian exhibition of Greek artist Angelo Plessas at Gloriamaria Gallery (Milan). In his work Plessas combines animated drawings with domain names to create websites. He treats websites as places where we can imagine and experience objects, the same way we can admire a sculpture in a public space.
More infos here.
A more open place is a photo series by Phillip Meisel. He took long-exposure photographs of a computer screen while flipping through photo albums on Facebook. The title refers to a quote by Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg: “We’re going to change the world. I think we can make the world a more open place”…
“Para-Sites features a series of subtle interventions conceived for interstitial spaces, locations and human-scale architectural elements at Laboral. By means of projections, a parallel reality is superimposed on that of the space itself. The interventions work as parasites, disturbing and altering our perceptions of an already familiar place. ”
Last week I took a trip to Gijon, in order to attend the opening of Para-sites, an exhibition by Pablo Valbuena at LABoral. I also visited the other two shows currently on view in the museum: Habitar and Process as paradigm, which include lots of interesting projects. As usual, here’s my photoreport.
No Soul For Sale. A Festival of Independents, Tate Modern, London, May 14-16th 2010
No one beats Marina Abramovic in creating extremely strong emotional responses through performance.
And here are Marco Anelli’s photos of all the people who sat in front of the artist…
In the photo above:
Ulay, Marina Abramović’s partner from 1975-1988, sits with her during her performance. This was the first time they “performed” together since The Great Wall Walk (1988), when they each walked over 1,200 miles (2,000 km) along the Great Wall of China starting at opposite ends and meeting in the middle to say their goodbye. (The Museum of Modern Art, March 9, 2010 – Photo by Scott Rudd)
Constant Dullaart poses in front of found online group portraits…
Mirrored Box is an installation by Alan Ruiz:
“A mirrored environment doubled as an ephemeral printmaking machine. Over the course of several months viewers were given a camera and instructed to take a self-portrait, publicizing a private moment: intimate and infinite. “
Drift, a film by Theo Tagholm…