I am on a plane in L.A. about to take off for Jackson, Mississippi via Atlanta. I have been going back and forth between Jackson and L.A. on my days off for four weeks now in order to teach. I am teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in film, creative writing and
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AFF 2012 Interview: Elizabeth Mims, 'Only the Young'
Stopping at Austin Film Festival on a festival circuit, Only the Young is a look at a relationship between three evangelical teens in suburban Southern California: two skaters who are best pals and their female friend (sometime girlfriend of one of the guys). Austinite Elizabeth Mims is one of the directors of this documentary, and answered a few questions I had before watching the film. Read interview
Michael Asher, a dean of the Conceptual Art movement, whose cerebral but playful work specialized in dismantling — often literally — the institutions that show art and that shape the way people think about it, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 69. Read story
Don’t Miss: Geoff McFetridge – 'Around Us & Between Us,' Solo exhibition – Ivory & Black Soho
None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. – Geoff McFetridge
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Around Us & Between Us,” the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between. For his “Around Us & Between Us” exhibition, Geoff has created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas on his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery. In the artist’s own words: Read story
Michael Asher: Reconsidering the Object of Art (1943-2012)
I just learned this morning that my mentor, friend, and artist Michael Asher passed away last night. It’s odd, as just last night I was reviewing Mike Kelley’s “Educational Complex Onwards” catalogue and thinking about the impact CalArts has had in my own practice. That’s for another day. Read story
Los Angeles conceptual artist and CalArts instructor Michael Asher died Sunday at age 69 after a long illness, reported the L.A. Times.
"Few artists have had a larger role than Michael Asher in establishing Conceptual art within both art schools and museums," Kirsten Swenson wrote in Art in America in a May 2008 article ("If Walls Could Speak") about Asher's installation at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, for which he re-created the architectural framework for every temporary exhibition wall built there. Read story