I’m suuuuper excited about the April issue of ARTnews, which not only features my article on video games and art, but provides me with a cover story that features Elvis. And as someone who got hitched at the Graceland Chapel in Vegas, all I gotta say to that is: HELL. YES.
If you want to see video of Brody Condon’s piece, which is featured on the cover, you can find that on his website right here. If you’re looking for some additional reading, may I highly recommend Tom Bissell’s Extra Lives, a breezily written and poignant introduction to games and game criticism. Online, for thoughtful takes on video games and game culture, definitely check out Ian Bogost’s blog as well as Kill Screen Magazine.
Thanks for reading! And, as always, the story looks even better in print (with lots of sexy graphics) — so buy the mag if you can.
Where you can find Meg Hitchcock’s work (seen here) in the weekly Datebook.
Smells on a freight car. (Image courtesy of Smells.)
If you are looking for a fine way to walk off all that turkey (or tofurkey), may I highly recommend the Charles LeDray exhibit at the Whitney. It is intense. It’s hilarious. It makes you think about why we fetishize the things we do. Best of all: I’ve got a slide show of it up at Gallerina.
Interacting with Luke Savisky’s New Works, an immersive installation with cameras, lights, couches, spinning objects and 3-D glasses. Awesome. The exhibit is up through May 9 at the Austin Museum of Art. (Photos by You Know Who.)
13 by Artemio. Part of the exhibit ChakrAK-47 at LAXART, through March 20, in Culver City. (Image courtesy of LAXART.)
- In NYC: William Kentridge: Five Themes, at MoMA, opens Wednesday. See a slideshow PBS Art Beat.
- In NYC: Band of Bikers at ZieherSmith, opens Thursday. Book signing on Monday, March 1.
- In NYC: Debra Hampton, Twenty Paces, at Priska Juschka Fine Arts, opens Thursday.
- In NYC: Wolfgang Tillmans at Andrea Rosen Gallery, through March 13.
- In NYC: Bruce High Quality Foundation: The Brucennial 2010, at 350 West Broadway, opens Thursday.
- In Newark: Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in North and South America, at the Newark Museum, through May 23.
- In Miami: Global Caribbean at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, through March 30.
- In St. Louis: Gordon Matta-Clark, Urban Alchemy, at the Pulitzer, through June 5.
- In S.F.: William Leavitt, Show of Cards, at Jancar Jones, through March 20.
- In San Diego: Joaquín Torres-García: Constructing Abstraction with Wood, at the San Diego Museum of Art, through May 30.
- In Valladolid: Private Eyes: The Collection of Laurence Miller at the Sala Municipal de Exposiciones de San Benito, through March 14.
- The Hague: Haute Couture, at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, through June 6.
- In Berlin: Walton Ford: Bestiarum, at the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, through April 24.