Tag Archives: Sound

Nan Goldin, "Gilles and Gotscha, Paris," 1992-93. Cibachrome print. Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

On View Now

On View Now | Time Warp: “NYC 1993″ at the New Museum

Some works “seem as powerful and provocative today as they were twenty years ago,” writes Max Weintraub in our second review of “NYC 1993.”

From the Archive

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Llyn Foulkes “has never had nor seemed to want any conceptual smoothness.” Columnist Catherine Wagley on the maverick artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Hammer Museum.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, "Pulse Index", 2010. "Time Lapse", Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2012. Photo by : Kate Russel

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

Art 2.1 | New Frontier at Sundance 2013: “Pulse Index” and “Coral RKV”

Nettrice Gaskins revisits relational aesthetics in a third post from New Frontier at Sundance, looking at works by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Lynette Wallworth.

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Columnist Amelia Ishmael interviews filmmaker and performer Lori Felkner about her “amazing” piece “Light Makes Music.”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Niels Geybels: Sequences, Monoliths, and Beneath the Earth

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Niels Geybels: Sequences, Monoliths, and Beneath the Earth

Columnist Amelia Ishmael speaks with Antwerp-based visual artist, graphic designer, and musician Niels Geybels, whose various practices often overlap.

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Two Histories of the World: Part Two

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Two Histories of the World: Part Two

Caroline Picard looks at “Two Histories of the World,” a two-part exhibition taking place at two different venues and at two different points in time.

Lisa Meyers and Autumn Chacon's "Noise Cooking" at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Nicole Caruth on Lisa Myers’ and Autumn Chacon’s sound and video show “Noise Cooking,” now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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The Storyteller: An Interview with Hera Buyuktasciyan

The Storyteller: An Interview with Hera Buyuktasciyan

Istanbul-based artist Hera Buyuktasciyan’s projects draw on the stories people tell–some tragic, others triumphant–about family, community, and their relation to individual self-worth.

Partituras Finales (Final Scores).

Sound in Recent Works by Mexican Artists

Sound in Recent Works by Mexican Artists

Israel Martínez guest blogs a post surveying the state of contemporary sound art in Mexico.

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Touched

Antonius Wiriadjaja presents his “Gamelan Sampul,” a laptop sleeve that also acts as a musical instrument, at Sony Wonder Technology Lab in NYC.

Danielle Adair, Oh—Say Can You See, video still, 2003. Courtesy of the artist.

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Carol Cheh talks with Danielle Adair, an artist whose videos, performances and installations interrogate the political uses to which language is put.

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Seeking Refuge

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Seeking Refuge

Victoria Gannon considers a bird sanctuary in Oakland’s Lake Merritt in terms of landscape and the meaning of refuge.

Perfomance by Yuki Higashino at Skånes Konstförening Malmö, Sweden

The Unholy Trinity of Postmodern Architects, Black Metal, and Holy Minimalism

The Unholy Trinity of Postmodern Architects, Black Metal, and Holy Minimalism

What do postmodern architecture, Black Metal culture and ‘holy minimalist’ musical compositions have in common? Read on to find out.

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Radical Receptivities

Radical Receptivities

Can listening more actively spur radical change? Elana Mann and Juliana Snapper on The People’s Mic and the power of attentive voices.

Terence Hannum in Terence Hannum and Nicolas Lobo's "Broadcast Against Recording" performance event at de la Cruz Collection, Miami, Fl, United States, July 9, 2011

From the stage to the studio | Terence Hannum: unholy bows, negative litanies, and amidst throngs

From the stage to the studio | Terence Hannum: unholy bows, negative litanies, and amidst throngs

  Terence Hannum is a musician and studio artist who has recently relocated from Chicago to Baltimore to teach at Stevenson University. I first met Terence shortly after moving to …

Mark Titchner performing at Warsall New Art Gallery infront of his installation "Be Angry But Don't Stop Breathing," September 2, 2011. Photo by author

Mark Titchner: More noise, more silence, sigils, and word viruses

Mark Titchner: More noise, more silence, sigils, and word viruses

  In September of this year I traveled to Wolverhampton, U.K. to present some of my research on Black Metal and contemporary art to the Home of Metal Conference, a …

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Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Set Me Free! Performa 2011 Part II: Beyond the Biennial

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Set Me Free! Performa 2011 Part II: Beyond the Biennial

If moribund is defined as an adjective for that which is approaching death or obsolescence, then perhaps it is the best word to describe my experience of Performa’s last week. This …

Gast

Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert: Vibrations of Light and Sound, to trigger seismic molecular events, to shake the wall, to break down barriers

Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert: Vibrations of Light and Sound, to trigger seismic molecular events, to shake the wall, to break down barriers

  Earlier this year Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert responded to a call for entries I posted for two separate curatorial endeavors: one for the Black Metal theory journal Helvete, …

John Chamberlain, "King King Minor", 1982   Image: artinfo.com

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for PS1′s “September 11″

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Getting Set for PS1′s “September 11″

In two weeks I am taking a group of students to visit the September 11 exhibition at PS1. Most of the high school students in these two classes have some …

Terike Haapoja.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Terike Haapoja

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Terike Haapoja

  Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist based in Helsinki. She has a Master’s degree from the Theater Academy of Finland (Department of Performance Art and Theory) and from the …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art: The First Three Years

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art: The First Three Years

This week Teaching with Contemporary Art here on the blog turns 3. Frankly, I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this column for three years. At the same time, it …

Banu Cennetoglu, "CATALOG" and "iheartphotograph," installation view, 2011. Care of the artist.

Sampling the Document or Documenting the Sample: An Interview with Banu Cennetoglu

Sampling the Document or Documenting the Sample: An Interview with Banu Cennetoglu

Banu Cennetoglu’s website has read “meşgul/busy” since the summer. And even after four months of emails, having never meet in person, Banu Cennetgolu is still a source of fascinating mystery …

Yael Bartana. Courtesy of the artist and Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam

Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana

“It’s not that I have concrete solutions to the problems … I’m constantly mirroring human conditions and political situations. Is it possible to create this reality or not, that is …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten for ’10

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Ten for ’10

Looking back over the column this past year, I thought it might be worthwhile to pick the top ten questions generated in a year’s worth of posts. Below are some …

Mark Bradford, "Los Moscos", 2004  Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Mark Bradford: Painter

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Mark Bradford: Painter

If you live, work, or happen to be traveling through Boston any time soon, make absolutely sure you see Mark Bradford‘s mid-career retrospective at the Institute for Contemporary Art. This …

Patti Smith, "Horses," Arista Records, 1975. Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Flash Points

Music and Art

Flash Points

Music and Art

Examples of the influence of music on art are as iconic as they are profuse: Jackson Pollack madly swirling paint around him as Dizzy Gillespie blares on the hi-fi; Andy …

M2A™ Diagram. Courtesy of the artist.

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Food and Technology in an Art Lab

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision: Food and Technology in an Art Lab

Last month, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York turned their main exhibition space into X-Lab, a “living” work space where the public can interact with Eyebeam’s fellows and …

Susan Philipsz. Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Letter from London

Letter from London: Turner Blind Eye

Letter from London

Letter from London: Turner Blind Eye

The Otolith Group ought to win this year’s Turner Prize, if their installation at Tate Britain is anything to go by, which it isn’t. Tate Britain’s press department must really …

Tobias Putrih, Re-projection: Hoosac, 2010   Source: MASS MoCA

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Solid Sound

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Solid Sound

Is sound an element of design right alongside biggies like line, color, shape and texture? Teachers today are faced with the unseemly job of breaking outside “the” seven elements of …

Barbara Kruger

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

Bruce Nauman, "Days." Mixed media installation. 2009. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York & Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society

On View Now

On View Now: Bruce Nauman and the Days of Our Lives

On View Now

On View Now: Bruce Nauman and the Days of Our Lives

Having written my dissertation on the art of Bruce Nauman, I often find myself fielding questions from confused, even perturbed friends or acquaintances seeking to make sense of his art.  …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The End of Temporary

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: The End of Temporary

On August 31, 2010, the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin (TKB) will close its doors as according to the original concept. With 8 major exhibitions, 3 facades, and other projects involving over 800 …

Paul McCarthy, "Paula Jones", 2007. Fiberglass, 82 x 57 1/2 x 107 inches. via Art Daily.org

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This President’s Day roundup begins with a hotly debated exhibition and ends with a divine duo: The New Museum has announced the details of their exhibition Skin Fruit: Selections from …

Kara Walker, "A Warm Summer Evening in 1863", 2008. Wool tapestry with hand cut felt silhouette figure, 5' 9" x 8' 2". Edition of 5. ©Kara Walker. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, Banners of Persuasion and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in Art21 artist news we have two tapestry makers, a silk archway, the master of Cremaster, an artist who likes to do laundry, a magical sound installation, environmental issues, creative …

Katie Holten, "Tree Museum," Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, 2009. Aerial view from the roof of the former Concourse Plaza Hotel.

Flash Points

Tree Museum

Flash Points

Tree Museum

We invited artist Katie Holten to write about her current project, Tree Museum, a public artwork in the Bronx, New York.  — Ed. I think it’s fair to say that …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Word Games

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Word Games

Friends like to pass along quotes because they know I love them. I hang them on my office door, take them to the studio, use them as bookmarks, and read …