Posts Tagged ‘From the DS Archives’

From the DS Archives: Without Reality There is No Utopia

Today from the DS Archives we bring you the 2011 exhibition, “Vision and Communism”at Smart Museum at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL and the current exhibition “Without Reality, There is No Utopia” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Both exhibitions address the effects Communism and politics have on culture and art. The following article was origianally published on November 8, 2011 by Randall Miller: On the night of[…..]

Bruce Nauman: Past and Present

Today from the DS Archives we’re going way way back to the long lost time of 2008 to bring you three instances of Bruce Nauman. The two contemporary examples are his current exhibition at Hauser and Wirth in London, and his inclusion in the all-star group exhibition “Silence” at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM). The following article was originally published on June 25, 2008 by Catherine Wagley:[…..]

Positions in Norwegian video art 1980–2010 & the Cinema of Transgression

The development of video and cinema in the last century changed both the art world and popular culture forever. In recent years, cult and niche movements have been working to subvert the easily digestible main stream genres and create something more engaging. Today from the DS Archives we highlight last year’s exhibition You Killed Me First!: The Cinema of Transgression at Kunst-Werke and the forthcoming exhibition, Positions[…..]

For a Long Time & The Song Itself is Already a Skip

Today from the DS Archives we highlight the 2011 group show, For A Long Time at Roberts & Tilton. The show included an all-star line up of Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Hamish Fulton, Whitney Hubbs, Erica Love, Raymond Pettibon & Kehinde Wiley. The Song Itself is Already a Skip, Whitney Hubbs’ first solo photography show in LA is on view now at M+B Gallery. The[…..]

The Good, The Bad, and The Real

The concept of the “real” has undergone several interesting changes in the past century, and shows no sign of stopping. With new technologies, reality is now unimaginably more complex. Today from the DS Archives we take a look at More Real?: Art in the Age of Truthiness  and Ed Atkin’s upcoming exhibition at MoMA PS1, on view January 20—April 1, 2013. Atkins, “who considers HD technology deathlike[…..]

Social (Practice) Skills

Have you ever tried explaining Social Practice to someone? It’s basically impossible. It seems I’m always confronted with the response: “wait…so how is that art?” As a relatively new discipline, the study and act of Social Practice is still developing its place in the art world. Still, despite its jeunesse, Social Practice has caused quite a stir and continues to do so in the form of courses,[…..]

From Postwar to Postmodern and Transcool Tokyo

Another year has passed which means there are 365 more articles in the archives to choose from and bring to your attention every Sunday. Today we’re gonna talk about Japan. From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989: Primary Documents, The Museum of Modern Art’s new publication features “more than four decades of Japanese art after World War II, both as it unfolded and from[…..]