MOBILIZING MEMORY: WOMEN WITNESSING
My Random Interference project is included in this exhibition in Istanbul curated by Isin Önol and Ayse Gül Altinay.
During the course of the exhibition, I will be adding images from the Turkish media and international press. The ever changing collection of images can be viewed online and in the galleries at DEPO.
Link to exhibition catalogue
Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D
Great piece in Hyperallergic about the PAD/D (Political Art Documentation and Distribution) collective and its archive which is now at MoMA library in Queens.
A lot of this was happening when I first moved to NYC. In retrospect, I don’t understand why I didn’t get involved.
I love the last line of the article in how it speaks about why we make archives: “The archive is in a place that will forever be there, and perhaps no one will show it much attention. But maybe one day, someone will see it, and will.” [by artist Mimi Smith.]
And there is a second essay
with many great selections
from the archive.
1989-2004 Atlas Group – history of the wars in Lebannon. possibility and limits of writing. Archives:
type A – authored
type FD – “found”
Atlas Group Productions
created notebooks by main historian – Dr. Fakhouri – i.e. photofinish notebooks – historian betting on how far off will the photographer’s “photofinish” be.
TOO EARLY – TOO LATE
It is photographic documents of artifacts in the archive that more important than the objects themselves. Look up 2 film camers Dr. Fakhouri always had with him.
My neck is thinner than a hair: A History of Car Bombs in the Lebannon Wars (1975-1991) 3,641 car bombs during these years
Scratching on things I could disavow: A history of art in the Arab World
part 1/volume 1/ chapter 1
“Art as alternative asset class.” – Mutual Art and Artist Pension Trust
more on Walid Raad
Tate Modern protest remembers China’s missing dissidents
Tate Modern protest calls for release of missing Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Pictures of sunflower seeds bearing names of 50 of the detained or ‘disappeared’ laid on grass outside gallery.
more on Ai Weiwei from my links blog
Digitally Incorrect – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ricardo Dominguez’s provocations: art or crimes?
October 3, 2010 [great article on Ricardo, the Transborder Immigrant Tool, etc]
more on Ricardo’s work and b.a.n.g. lab on the blog for Art & Resistance in Chiapas I co-taught this past summer.
Museu d’Art Contemorani de Barcelona publication and exhbition links
William Pope L., How Much is that Nigger in the Window
Franklin Furnace 1991
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Adam Whiton, Sung Ho Kim
The purpose was to use progressive technology to give voice and visibility to the women who work in the “maquiladora” industry in Tijuana. We designed a headset that integrated a camera and a microphone allowing the wearer to move while keeping the transmitted image in focus. The headset was connected to two projectors and loudspeakers that transmitted the testimonies live. read more
Matt Sesow’s “31 Days in July Project”, conceived, invented by, and begun in 2003 by Sesow.
Each day in July, Sesow begins a unique painting (30″ x 40″) in response to an article or series of articles on the front page of the Washington Post print edition. All 31 paintings are completed by midnight July 31st.
Matt Sesow is a self taught full-time painter… living and painting in Washington, DC.
Combat Paper Project
From uniform to pulp
Battlefield to workshop
Warrior to artist
Green Door Studio in Burlington, VT
BBC news doc. on project