Dada to Daesh: 100 Years Ago Today…

… on February 2nd 1916 in Zurich, Switzerland, the following announcement, written by Hugo Ball appeared in the local press: “The Cabaret Voltaire. Under this name a group of young artists and writers has formed with the object of becoming a center for artistic entertainment. In principle, the Cabaret will be run by artists, permanent guests, who, following their daily reunions, will give musical or literary performances. Young Zurich … Read more Dada to Daesh: 100 Years Ago Today…

Carolee Schneemann Fuses in Salzburg

Fuses from jackie wang on Vimeo. & here the description of her retrospective at the Salzburger Museum der Moderne: Museum der Moderne > Ausstellungen > Aktuell > Carolee Schneemann Kinetic Painting Around 350 works spanning six decades on 18,300 square feet of exhibition space spread across two floors: the highlight of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s exhibition programming this fall is a grand retrospective dedicated to the oeuvre of the … Read more Carolee Schneemann Fuses in Salzburg

New Irving Petlin Show in Paris

Last night Nicole & I were at the vernissage /opening of an exhibition of new paintings (pastels and oils) by Irving Petlin, one of our absolutely favorite workers in the field of visual arts — and one of the most literate painters I know. It was as always a major treat, and though I am partial to his pastel works — he is without a doubt the contemporary master in … Read more New Irving Petlin Show in Paris

Picasso’s Expensive Disappearing Women

Have a last look at this great 1955 Pablo Picasso painting from 1955 called “The Women of Algiers:” The painting was just sold at auction for $ 180 million, & will disappear into the safe vault of the anonymous private owner, where, as Nicola Kuhn writes in the Tagesspiegel “it will serve as a blue chip, as guarantor of value appreciation in times of an overheated market. How great the current greediness … Read more Picasso’s Expensive Disappearing Women

eL Seed: Playing with the Arabic Letters

via the always excellent Arabic Literature (in English): BY MLYNXQUALEY on MAY 10, 2015 • ( 0 ) On Thursday, May 7, Tunisian-French artist eL Seed joined artist-publisher Don Karl at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to talk about his work in Calligraffiti: Among all the painting work that eL Seed did in a recent tour around Tunis, Don Karl said, the most controversial piece had nothing to … Read more eL Seed: Playing with the Arabic Letters

Nimrod (befoe ISIS), Peter Sloterdijk on Heidegger (in French), Samah Selim on Translation & Adaptation

& here for the weekend’s end a few items of interest in between the ongoing Meddeb / Malady of Islam serialization: Much angered by the destruction of Nimrod & other archeological sites. Must be the first time I am thankful (put that word under erasure) for the British & French colonial greed that stole & stored much of the moveable treasures in their museums. Nimroud : à quoi ressemble la … Read more Nimrod (befoe ISIS), Peter Sloterdijk on Heidegger (in French), Samah Selim on Translation & Adaptation

Irving Petlin Paris Show

If in Paris catch the new Irving Petlin show at galerie Jacques Leegenhoek, 35 rue de Lille in the 7th arrondissement: it is amazing — but will close on 30 June. I’ll post on it more solidly in a few days, but wanted to get this out to alert people to he fact that it will close at the end of the month. Don’t miss it!  

“Winter Music” in June

Another superb new book for this summer: winter music — Photography by Susan Quasha & poems by Robert Kelly. This is a marvelous occasion, especially as it is the first major showing of the color photography of Susan Quasha, co-founder of Station Hill Press for which she has designed a score (hundreds? I’d guess) of books. It is published by ‘T’ Space in Rhinebeck & distributed by Station Hill. … Read more “Winter Music” in June

Lori Anderson Moseman in Peep/Show

  Check out the new issue of PEEP / SHOW, featuring the visual sequence o r b i t   l i m i t s by Lori Anderson Moseman, introduced by Nicole Peyrafitte who writes:  Lori Anderson Moseman’s compositions always offer particularized insights into the familiar… the center mass is always deeply felt —purposely, playfully, thoughtfully, consciously & unconsciously located outside the expected body. [ctd here].