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
Michael Asher, the groundbreaking L.A. conceptual artist and veteran CalArts teacher, died Sunday night after a long illness. He was 69.
A teacher at CalArts since the early 1970s, Asher was famous in the classroom for his wit and candor -- and also his endurance. His marathon "crit" (critique) sessions, designed to review student work, could by his own account run from 10 a.m. to midnight. "I throw away the clock," he once told me. Read story
5 Dance Shows To See This Week, Including Dancing at a Bus Station
3. Indonesian dance icon makes U.S. debut
In Indonesia "revered" is almost choreographer Ery Mefri's first name so often is his name spoken as revered Ery Mefri. A member of West Sumatra's Minangkabau ethnic minority, Mefri's signature choreographic style is dervived from a combination of spiritual movement and martial arts elements employing controlled extended balances, chanting, clapping and body percussion. Read story
Q&A With Hotel Transylvania Director Genndy Tartakovsky
New Sony Pictures Animation HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is released on the 12th October in the UK and what a better time than to catch-up with director Genndy Tartakovsky to speak about Adam Sandler’s role creatures, mythological beasts and – of course – Dracula! Read interview
Juan A. Gaitán Tapped for 2014 Berlin Biennale: The writer and independent curator, who splits his time between Mexico City and Berlin, has been named as the curator for the German capital's eighth biennial, slated to open in the spring of 2014. A former adjunct professor at CalArts, Gaitán has served as a curator for Rotterdam's Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and Vancouver's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. See story
What's missing from this picture? Until now, it was the picture.
The public has not laid eyes on this fresco since it was unveiled exactly 80 years ago -- and thereafter soon whitewashed -- that politically angry and anguished mural that David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of Mexico’s "big three" muralists, painted in Olvera Street in 1932. Read story
Inspired by many of our favorite videogames, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph delivers a funny, original and heartwarming tale about an 8-bit bad guy in search of a new life.
Nobody could have predicted that one of Disney Animation’s best features of the past few years would unfold in the world of 8-bit videogames—an environment famous for its crude and primitive use of animation. It’s even more impressive when you learn about the painstaking process of producing Wreck-It Ralph and how the creative team pushed the limits of CG animation to build the various worlds and diverse characters (over 180 of them) of one of fall’s top movies. Read story