Representing Place

Michael Rakowitz lecture: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Posted in artists by Owen on March 1, 2010
Michael Rakowitz artist lecture
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
7:00 pm, FAB 249

Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973, New York) is an artist based in Chicago and New York CIty. In 1998 he initiated paraSITE, an ongoing project in which the artist custom builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior outtake vents of a building’s heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Lombard-Freid Projects in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and Stadtturmgalerie/Kunstraum Innsbruck. His public project, “Return,” was presented by Creative Time in New York in 2006. He is the recipient of a 2008 Creative Capital Grant for “Dark Turquoise,” a collaboration with artist Emna Zghal; a Sharjah Biennial Jury Award; a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Architecture and Environmental Structures; the 2003 Dena Foundation Award, and the 2002 Design 21 Grand Prix from UNESCO. Upcoming solo shows include the Tate Modern in London in 2010 . Rakowitz is an Associate Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.
http://michaelrakowitz.com/category/projects/
http://www.lombard-freid.com/artist_right.php?artist_id=11

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530 Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306
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The Department of Art VAS program is part of the “VAT&D Presents: Lecture Series” which is funded by a generous gift from the late Vincent and Mary Agnes Thursby.
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Wendy Babcox artist lecture

Posted in artists by Owen on February 3, 2010

The FSU Visiting Artist Lecture Series invites you to attend:

FSU Visiting Artists Series featuring Wendy Babcox
Thursday, February 4, 2010
7:00 – 8:00pm
Room 249, Fine Arts Building: 530 E Call Street St.,Tallahassee, FL

Wendy Babcox is a British interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her MFA from the University of Florida where she received a Presidential Fellowship. She now teaches at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Her work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, video, installation and performance and has received two public art commissions. She draws upon interrelatedness of site, place and contemporary in her recent works, calling upon the imagery of animals, tourist attractions and acts of female transgression.

Projects bave been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally in places such as the Bronx Museum the Kitchen and Exit Art in New York, The Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, the Transmodern Age Festival in Baltimore, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami the International Center of Bethlehem, Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem and in Russia, New Zealand, Mexico, Columbia and Peru.

www.wendybabcox.com

Images for discussion: Jan 20

Posted in artists by Owen on January 20, 2010

Readings for this week:

  • Tim Cresswell, Place: A Short Introduction (2004): Entire book.
  • Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (1958): Chapter 1.
  • Yi-Fu Tuan, “Place: An Experiential Perspective” in Geographical Review (1975).
  • Steven Feld & Keith Basso, eds., Senses of Place (1996): Chapter 1 (“How to Get from Space to Place in a Fairly Short Stretch of Time” by Edward Casey).

Gordon Matta-Clark Splitting (1974)

Gordon Matta-Clark Splitting, Bingo/Ninths, Substrait (Underground Dailies) (1974-1976) video

Gordon Matta-Clark City Slivers (1976) video

– also see “Food” and “Fake Estates” by Matta-Clark.

Michael Rakowitz, ParaSITE

Michael Rakowitz, Minaret

Do Ho Suh, The Perfect Home II, 2003, translucent nylon, 110 x 240 x 516 inches

Do Ho Suh, Staircase – V, 2003/04/08. Polyester and stainless steel tubes.

Do Ho Suh, Fallen Star (in progress), UCSD Jacobs Building

Olafur Eliasson – The weather project 2003

Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau

Kurt Schwitters

Hans Haacke, Shapolsky et al Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1 1971

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Mattress), plaster, 1991

Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993

Rachel Whiteread, Place (Village), 2006–08, Mixed media: doll’s houses, crates, boxes, wood, electrical fittings and fixtures, electricity.

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Images for discussion: Jan 13

Posted in artists, maps by Owen on January 13, 2010

Readings for this week:

  • Barney Warf & Santa Arias, eds., The Spatial Turn (2009): Chapter 1 (“Introduction” by Warf & Arias) and Chapter 4 (“From Surfaces to Networks” by Warf).
  • Michel DeCerteau, The Practice of Everyday Life (1984): Part III (“Spatial Practices” – Chpts. 7, 8, & 9).
  • Nato Thompson, ed., Experimental Geography (2008): “In Two Directions” by Thompson and “Experimental Geography” by Trevor Paglen.

Trevor Paglen The Other Night Sky, and “Blank Spots on the Map” (all books)


It takes 154,000 Breaths to Evacuate Boston by Kanarinka
http://www.ikatun.org/kanarinka/it-takes-154000-breaths-to-evacuate-boston/


(left) Constant Nieuwenhuys, Symbolische voorstelling van New Babylon, 1969
(right) Constant Nieuwenhuys, New Babylon Nord, 1971 (detail)


Ashley Hunt A World Map: in Which We See…


REPOhistory
Lower Manhattan Sign Project


Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion map (animation)


Ellen Rothenberg, Stealth



Francis Alÿs (top) When Faith Moves Mountains (2002) and (bottom) Sometimes Doing Something Poetic Can Become Political and Sometimes Doing Something Political Can Become Poetic (2005)

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