Category: Installation

Calendar. 05.22.13.

Bridget's Bardo, 2009, by James Turell. (Photo by Florian Holzherr.)
Bridget’s Bardot, 2009, a Ganzfeld space by James Turrell. Part of the artist’s solo exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective, at the L.A. County Museum of Art. Opens Sunday. (Copyright James Turrell. Photo by Florian Holzherr.)

Miscellany. 05.21.13.

An installation view of the atrium at Gutai: Splendid Playground, at the Guggenheim.
Work (Water), an installation by Motonaga Sadamasa. Part of the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground, at the Guggenheim in New York, which closed earlier this month. (Photo by C-M.)

Photo Diary: Teach-In at Cypress College Art Gallery.

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project
Costumes worn by the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (more about them here). I really dug these as pieces of sculpture.

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project
A photo shows the SFMOMA mascot working the museum’s lobby.

Nationwide Museum Mascot Project
With that crafty basket head and those plaid paints, the MoMA mascot was the design antithesis of its staidly modern namesake. (And way freakier than the museum’s Martin Kippenberger.) Would pay cash money to see this one wandering around the museum’s architecture gallery.

Nationwide Mascot Project's MOCA mascot.
The MOCA mascot. The cardboard sign is a nice touch.

Marshall Astor
Plus: Marshall Astor’s Portrait of An Eye. The circle of videos was strangely absorbing (especially the ape playing the drums).

Okay, so I’m embarrassingly late to this exhibit. Unfortunately, it already closed. But if you live in the vicinity of northern Orange County, Cypress College Art Gallery has a student show opening on May 9.

Calendar. 01.23.13.


Wolfgang Laib sifting hazelnut pollen, 1992. For Laib’s installation, Pollen from Hazelnut, in the atrium at the Museum of Modern Art. (Image courtesy Sperone Westwater.)

  • NYC: Zarina: Paper Like Skin, at the Guggenheim Museum. Opens Friday, on the Upper East Side.
  • NYC: Nari Ward, at the New Museum. Through April 21, on the Lower East Side.
  • NYC: Drawing Surrealism, at the Morgan Library. Opens Friday, in Midtown. (I saw this at LACMA. The collages are pretty bangin’.)
  • NYC: Joan Semmel, A Lucid Eye, at the Bronx Museum of Art. Opens Thursday, in the Bronx.
  • NYC: Gary Panter: The Magnetic Lady, at Fredericks & Freiser. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Ezra Stoller, Beyond Architecture, at Yossi Milo Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Répétition: 1960-1975, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Through February 9, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Michael Benson, Planetfall, at Hasted Kraeutler. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Dieter Roth, Björn Roth, inaugurating Hauser & Wirth’s new downtown space. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: NYU is hosting a Game Jam this weekend, in which anyone who is interested can show up and help build and design a video game over the course of a weekend. Things get rolling this Friday, at the Tisch School of the Arts, in the Village.
  • Oakland: Pixelated Drift, at Johansson Projects. Opens this Thursday, with an artist’s reception next Friday, February 1 at 5pm.
  • L.A.: Tara Geer, When we are at sea in the evidence, at Aran Cravey. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Venice.
  • Madrid: Los Carpinteros, Candela, at Matadero Madrid. Opens Saturday.

Calendar. 12.05.12.


A window installation made from bags of Utz potato chips, by Brent Birnbaum. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit …And Justice for Mall of America, on view at 2nd street Gallery, in Charlottesville, Va. Through December 21. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Miscellany. 10.15.12.


River wreck ’12 (bow), at the Cacapon River in West Virginia, a 60-ft intervention by R.L. Croft. Find more images of his outdoor work here. (Photo courtesy of the artist.)