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Hey, Ryan Trecartin — we have a minivan, too

In last Sunday’s The New York Times, artist Ryan Trecartin talks up his 1999 minivan in a really cute story. Well, we have a 1999 minivan, too, and worthy of a really cute post to this blog.

06-28-11 | Comments Off

Best of Venice: Iraq, Bangladesh Pavilions and more

Day One at the Venice Biennale: Umbrellas draw visitors into the Bangladesh pavilion, wax sculptures by Urs Fischer melt until the limbs drop off and American bureaucrats take Star Wars into the office.

06-18-11 | Comments Off

Captivating, beautiful and whimsical in Zurich

New works by Canadian artist Rodney Graham at relocated Hauser & Wirth in London. The exhibition “Vignettes of Life” features film installation and lightbox photography. Trevor’s notes: “Captivating, beautiful, whimsical.”

06-14-11 | Comments Off

Dispatch from London

Spotted by Nasher Museum Director Kim Rorschach in London: amazing Fourth Plinth project by Yinka Shonibare.
The artists’s giant replica of Horatio Nelson’s flagship is the latest sculpture installed on London’s empty plinth in Trafalgar Square.

06-13-11 | Comments Off

Dispatches from London

Just in from Trevor’s iPhone: a scene from the “Gone with the Wind” exhibition at Raven Row in London.
Trevor’s notes: “Top floor (3rd or 4th)…rollicking, chaotic fun. Group installation surprise after floors of documentation, and minimal sound art works.”

06-12-11 | Comments Off

Dispatches from London

Spotted outside Lisson Gallery in London, a graffiti-like tribute to detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

06-12-11 | Comments Off

LACMA Explores ‘Human Nature’

Human nature is a loaded term. But the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection show, curated by Franklin Sirmans, of the same name offers a critical foray into what exactly the term constitutes as well as a history of art since 1968.

04-18-11 | Comments Off

Trevor’s Top Ten: Armory Week 2011

From the main fair to Chelsea galleries and New York art museums, Trevor covered a lot of ground in three days to come up with his Top Ten list of contemporary art that caught his eye, a kind of snapshot of New York in March.

03-05-11 | Comments Off

Greil Marcus Comes to Duke

Perhaps America’s most important music writer, Greil Marcus will be gracing Duke University this week with his presence in a week-long residency sponsored by Duke Performances. The author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy in the American Voice, Marcus will be enlightening audiences in Durham Feb. 16-18.

02-14-11 | 1 Comment »

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