Oded Hirsch at Thierry Goldberg.
: A planned set of paintings, now underway, of cardboard maquettes of vehicles of massive hubris and monumental disasters, each doomed in their own way, done partly in dialogue with the work of William Daniels. Vehicles include: The Hindenberg The Titanic Richard Serraâ€™s Tilted Arc The Challenger Space Shuttle The Ryugyong Hotel The V2 Sputnik-2 [...]
‘There is an old saying that says, “too many cooks, spoil the broth.” In this web page the inverse is introduced, that is “many bad cooks, make good soup.” From simple mathematics, we know that negating a negative number produces a positive number. In a game of chess, you might sacrifice pieces in order to [...]
If you’re from Queens, and you drive, then you’ve probably wanted to break into those crazy twin spaceship towers from Men In Black / 1964 World’s Fair to see what they’re like. Well, the fantastically-named Tent of Tomorrow web site doesn’t give you the location of the keys to the place, but it does have [...]
photo by Lisa Kereszi photo by Lisa Kereszi photo by Lisa Kereszi Lisa Kereszi’s photographs of Governors Island , a New York Public Art Fund Commission to document the former military and Coast Guard base, sealed-up and closed since the mid-Nineties, immediately made me think of the derelict ice rink from the Flushtopia project, and [...]
I actually like this piece of Roman Signer’s more as the photo, with its end a mysterious and open though likely ill-fated adventure. The rocket snub makes it more like something I would do: closed, mannerist. -via unbeige
I am sleeping on Baca and Lilly’s couch in Northern California for two weeks, while we mount our attack on the idea of retro as future (or even contemporary), and usually I am the first to wake up. So, I inchworm my sleeping bag clad self over to their bookshelf, and then squirm back to [...]
I think I need to rename this blog the Deborah Fisher Meta Blog, because here comes another gem: Good art asks relentlessly and obnoxiously for things it can’t have, and then it either goes and gets those things despite everyone and everything saying No! or it dies trying in a delightfully dramatic way. This obnoxiousness, [...]