Posts Tagged ‘MOMUS’

Spotlight: Momus

Larry Rivers, Maquette for Larry Rivers Exhibition at Dwan Gallery, 1961. Colection of Virginia Dwan, © Estate of Larry Rivers. Photo: Tricia Zigmund.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. Wrapping up our week with Momus, today we bring you the final selection from Senior Editor Casey Beal: “LA contributing editor Catherine G. Wagley delivers a careful reflection on the factors that cause a legacy to be selectively appropriated. Through a compelling reexamination of LA gallerist Virginia Dwan’s history[…..]

Spotlight: Momus

Jill Magid.
The Proposal (detail), 2016; Uncut, 2.02 carat, blue diamond with micro-laser inscription “I am wholeheartedly yours,” silver ring, ring box, documents. Setting design: Anndra Neen. Courtesy of the artist; LABOR, Mexico City; RaebervonStenglin, Zurich and Galerie Untilthen, Paris.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we admire, and this week we’re reading Momus. “Kimberlee Cordova, a Momus contributing editor from Mexico City, continues her penchant for bold and brave art criticism with this assessment of the role that exaggeration and ‘alternative fact’ played in Jill Magid’s much-publicized performance piece, The Proposal. Kimberlee suggests that the easy narratives that emerge, though convenient for Magid’s[…..]

Spotlight: Momus

Tanya Lukin Linklater, “He was a poet and he taught us how to react and to become this poetry,” 2016. Photo: Guy l”Heureux. Courtesy BNLMTL.

Continuing our week highlighting the work of Momus, today we bring you a selection by Senior Editor Casey Beal: “Momus contributing editor Saelan Twerdy covers a lot of ground in this thorough and theoretically rich exploration of art’s ‘morbid symptoms’ in this moment of late capitalism and decadent neoliberalism. He manages to do so without sacrificing close attention the subject at the center, the 2016 Montreal Biennial.[…..]

Spotlight: Momus

Bruce Davidson, "USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang." Courtesy Magnum Photos.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some of the commendable arts publications that we regularly read, and this week we’re spending some time with Momus. Today we bring you one installment of  Andrew Berardini’s “How to” series: “His light, infectious prose mines the artworld’s white cubes, back rooms, and dark corners for intimate scenes and broader insight. He also recently started a new series titled ‘Portraits,’ the[…..]

Spotlight: Momus

Kathryn Andrews. Black Bars, 2016; Installation view. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.
Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love, and this week we’re focusing our attention on the work of Momus. Senior Editor Casey Beal writes, “This piece, by Publisher and Editor Sky Goodden, is set during a gallery-viewing trip to Los Angeles which—like so many other things—acquired an unexpected gravity in the immediate, stunned aftermath of Donald Trump’s 2016 election.[…..]

Summer Reading – It’s Not Stealing If It’s Art: A Re-Primer on Image Appropriation for the Internet Generation

Left, Arabelle Sicardi and Tayler Smith's original photograph, "Hari Nef," 2014. Right, Zak Arctander's appropriation, "Cheeks," 2015.

From our friends at MOMUS, today we bring you “It’s Not Stealing If It’s Art: A Re-Primer On Image Appropriation for the Internet Generation.” This funny, provocative essay by RM Vaughan considers recent skirmishes that involve images created or reused by the Suicide Girls, Richard Prince, Arabelle Sicardi and Tayler Smith, and Zak Arctander. Vaughan delineates his position with the question: “Here is where I must ask, what don’t visual[…..]