Monthly Archives: September 2009

Paris’ White Night

Staying out all night is nothing new for Parisians, but this weekend, they will do so in the name of art. This Saturday, October 3, Paris’ Nuit Blanche returns for its 8th year. This free annual event (which translates roughly to “sleepless night”) celebrates art’s integral role in the life of the city and its [...]

Trash Humpers: The Title is Literal

Harmony Korine has dubbed his new trashcore romp a “found object” – something you might stumble across during a good bin rifle, although, after the film, you might have to sidestep perverts exploring their erotic potential. Regressing via the conventional Mister Lonely to the territory of Gummo’s hermetic misfits, it follows a crew of geriatric burn [...]


Terence Koh presents ADANSONIAS, A Tragic Opera In 8 Acts ACT 1 6th October 2009 8 PM Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac 7 Rue Debelleyme, 75003. Paris.

Intergalactic FM

Online radio station Intergalactic FM pumps out four streams of astonishing electronic music 24-hours a day, every day. Founded last year and programmed by Dutch disco heavyweight I-F, a renowned DJ and producer named Ferenc Van Der Sluij, the station is a lifeline for thousands of listeners addicted to the myriad permutations of Italo-disco, electro, synth-wave, techno, house and disco. [...]

Dan Graham’s Rock/Music Writings

Primary Information has recently released the artist Dan Graham‘s Rock/Music Writings. While I picked up a copy at the London Art Book Fair over the weekend, I’m yet to open it.  A review will appear here shortly, but in the meantime, it is worth checking out Graham’s video work from 1984, Rock My Religion, online [...]

TJ Clark’s Speech on the Occupations in California

My name is Timothy Clark. I came to Berkeley in 1988, and the 21 years I have taught and researched here have been in many ways the most rewarding of my life. Therefore my feelings are painfully contradictory, you can imagine, as I look out at these old and new friends. It is an honor [...]

LIFE‘s 30 Dumb Inventions

Because who wouldn’t want a pair of artificial Japanese breasts with a built-in heartbeat? Or for that matter, a precarious outdoor cage in which to dangle your infant several stories over the street. LIFE magazine has cataloged its picks for most absurd inventions of all time, most of which are rather amusing. A few of [...]

An American Journey – French Documentarian Follows Robert Frank’s Tire Tracks

In 1959, Robert Frank’s The Americans was published in New York City. The magazines that reviewed the book were appalled and the art of photography was open in a new way. Traveling on a Guggenheim Fellowship between 1955 and 1956, Frank drove America in a used Ford, cutting a jagged ring around the lower 48, and [...]

Pike Loop, a Robot-Built Installation

This Wednesday, the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York will inaugurate its month-long building project, Pike Loop. A curling brick wall, designed by Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler, will be built over the course of the month entirely by a robot. The one-armed industrial claw – aptly named R.O.B. – employs the same technology and [...]

Kandinsky at the Guggenheim

Kandinsky at the Guggenheim is a major event in New York. Six levels of the museum have been devoted to the painter’s canvasses – nearly 100 of them – in a retrospective that ranges from 1902-1942 and draws mostly from the three largest public holdings of his work:  the Guggenheim Foundation, the Centre Pompidou in [...]