Posts archive: May 2002

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- Ella Delaney [Wednesday, May 29th, 2002]

Although the Librarian of Congress rejected ridiculous royalty rates recommended by CARP (Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel), the Librarian must still make a final determination on the issue within 30 days. Now, it’s your turn to broadcast.

- Ella Delaney [Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002]

A newspaper editor argues that art should be covered more like sports.

- Meredith Tromble [Tuesday, May 21st, 2002]

Despite the recent efforts of former SFMOMA director David Ross, Eyestorm is “insolvent” and up for sale.

- Tucker Nichols [Monday, May 20th, 2002]

to see some of this side of the country’s best Chinese landscape paintings. James Cahill, retired from UC Berkeley after three decades of teaching Chinese art history, was known for bringing examples of his own collection into the classroom. This gorgeous show of paintings, curated by former students, makes a case for abandoning the slide carousel and getting straight to the goods. Closes May 26.

- Tucker Nichols [Saturday, May 18th, 2002]

Sometimes gossip in the art world is irresistable. Catch up on the latest Julian Schnabel drama, as he tangles with former friend and Cuban painter, Lázaro Gómez Carriles. This time Schnabel is oddly stuck in the role of the rational establishment, defending itself against a reckless artist.

- Tucker Nichols [Thursday, May 16th, 2002]

with an essay by Mark A. Cheetham and Elizabeth D. Harvey that takes visual criticism all the way back to cave art. James Elkins offers “A Sceptical Introduction to Visual Criticism” and Berkeley’s own Martin Jay weighs in with “That Visual Turn.” Check out the sample issue.

- Meredith Tromble [Wednesday, May 15th, 2002]

by Jenny Marketou, one of the two curators of Open_Source_Art_Hack at the New Museum in New York. Read why the museum has now pulled the plug on one of the show’s more controversial works.

- Ella Delaney [Monday, May 13th, 2002]

is Let it Breed, currently on view in the belly of the beast, the BioArts Gallery located in the offices of the Genetic Savings and Clone, an entrepreneurial startup famous for cloning the first kitty, CC. The exhibition, curated by Dale Hoyt, consists primarily of works by CALF members (Coalition of Artists and Life Forms). Debate continues to rage over whether (or how) artists can create critical work while being showcased and sponsored by the very entities they critique.The BioArts Gallery is located at 80 LibertyShip Way, suite 22 in Sausalito by appointment only; (415)621-4527.

- Ella Delaney [Monday, May 13th, 2002]

two gorgeous paintings on mulberry paper by Yun-Fei Ji at Post Gallery; stunning Afghan rugs from the Soviet invasion featuring motifs of tanks, AK-47s, landmines and helicopters at DiRT Gallery; Polly Apfelbaum’s dizzying floor installation of dyed velvet at Karyn Lovegrove; John Coplans’ very naked fingers at ACE; a delightfully ambitious show of Chinese antiquities and contemporary Western art at ACME, featuring a dreamy Uta Barth photo above a lacquered wine table; and the mesmerizing photos-as-objects of Masao Yamamato at Craig Krull Gallery. Get to it.

- Tucker Nichols [Monday, May 13th, 2002]

...because they have the illusion of invulnerability to its effects,” says The Economist in this report on the psychology of persuasion. Recent research is intended to help advertisers and politicians send more “effective” messages. But those of us opposed to facilitating effective lies might want to look into this research for help causing a “powerful increase in resistance.”

- Meredith Tromble [Friday, May 10th, 2002]

After taking in some of the works by Christian Marclay currently scattered throughout the Bay Area, dig deeper in to this seminal sound artist’s work.

- Ella Delaney [Wednesday, May 8th, 2002]

Ray Beldner is money. In Counterfeit, his new show at Catherine Clark Gallery, he reveals just how many colors he can create with a stack of dollar bills and a pair of scissors. Come see his “forgeries” of modern masterpieces, each sculpted from cool cash: a sharp Barbara Kruger, a huge Jackson Pollock. Walking on top of a Carl Andre floor piece (covered in dollar bills, of course) feels strange, in part because it’s a work of art, but also because those bills belong in our pockets. Through June 1.

- Tucker Nichols [Tuesday, May 7th, 2002]

about Rep. Rick Boucher’s impending challenge to notorious section 1201 of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (the anti-circumvention section that chips away at fair use), read one librarian’s evaluation of other endangered protections.

- Ella Delaney [Monday, May 6th, 2002]

Piper, who will lecture at the San Francisco Art Institute Friday May 10, has had difficulty managing both her academic obligations at Wellesley and her art career, says The Boston Globe.

- Meredith Tromble [Thursday, May 2nd, 2002]

“It has been a surprise to me how most of the cultural institutions in this country are not ready yet to host this sort of exhibition because of both the technical and controversial issues raised by the politics associated with some of these works.” Read more about Open_Source_Art_Hack, the show she co-curated at New Museum with Walker Art Center’s Steve Dietz.

- Ella Delaney [Thursday, May 2nd, 2002]

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