Reminds me of Escher on lsd in a sorbet shop. Fun to gaze upon but hard to see. Love the colors. Dont see continuous lines wrapping around abstract shapes as much as abstract shapes piercing continuous lines. Its hard to write about art sometimes. Sometimes you have to do more than just walk past it. Sometimes you have to stare at it for hours or live with it to undestand it.Sometimes you will never understand it. A.T.Sheppard
I found this show terribly disappointing. Most of the works are on loan from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, so it's all the latest and trendiest artists. If that's your thing, you'll love the show. Personally, I found it all very slick, commercial and shallow. Like a lot of contemporary work, it reflects the artists' and the art audience's interest in novelty and production values. I love the museum, but I'm not sure why they wanted to climb onto this particular bandwagon.
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damn.... are you for real thinking this shit is NEW?!
where have ya'll been hiding?!
the cross pollination of the visual arts and audio arts HAVE BEEN happening in portland for awhile now!! there's been tons of SOLID live painting/interactive shows around....but all of the media in this town wont cover it!!
Just this last thursday April.1st.
International graff Legend PEETA( www.peeta.net) just showed here with
Portand graff OG Aden Catalini @Backspace.
a heavily sponsored show(artmedia,imagekind,etc) supported it...
while there was amazing live painting, live music, dj's and even some gurella art happening.
i've personally done a ton of interactive live painting.... 20ft. walls etc..with numerous national, and international musicians.
and the list can go on!!!
just because the media decides to cover your "ART PARTY" doesnt mean youre doing anything
NEW OR ORIGINAL!
you know shits been rockin around PDX....and ya'll HAVE NOT been the ones rockin it!
stand inline and follow....
because you know who runs this shit.
I’d strongly recommend against purchasing the app for this exhibit. Six of the items on the app can be found for free online because they are taken directly out of programs from other institutions. The links provided below lead to the unedited source material and provide a much fuller understanding of the artists represented in the exhibit. These links expose the viewer to amazing resources that will enable them to further enrich their exploration of contemporary art. The content created specifically for the exhibit does little justice to the artists or their work, and reflects poorly on the Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Overall, the App feels like an ill-conceived attempt at incorporating technology (giving undue respect to the novelty of an iPod tour) into an exhibit at an institution that struggles to be relevant.
Content of Disquieted app:
Introduction: Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator, “Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art”
Track 1: Charles Ray: Tate Media
Track 2: Su-en Wong: Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History at Portland State, and Bruce Guenther
Track 3: John Baldessari: Tate Media http://channel.tate.org.uk/#media:/media/45538302001&list:/channel/playlists/45927933001&context:/channel/search?searchQuery=John+Baldessari
Track 4: Sue Williams: Arnold Kemp, Artist and Chair of MFA program at PNCA, and Bruce Guenther
Track 5: Tracey Emin: Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History at Portland State, and Bruce Guenther
Track 6: Gregory Crewdson: Excerpts from “Closeup: Photographers at Work” courtesy of Ovation TV
Track 7: Paul McCarthy: Art 21
Track 8: Wangechi Mutu: Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the PAM, and Bruce Guenther
Track 9: Glenn Ligon: Arnold Kemp, Artist and Chair of MFA Program at PNCA, and Bruce Guenther
Track 10: Ellen Gallagher: Art 21
Track 11: Lari Pittman: Art 21
Track 12: Caroll Dunham: Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the PAM. and Bruce Guenther
Track 13: John Sonsini: Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History at Portland State, and Bruce Guenther
Track 14: Ron Mueck: Arnold Kemp, Artist and Chair of MFA program at PNCA, and Bruce Guenther
Track 15 Andreas Gursky: Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the PAM. and Bruce Guenther
Since the museum didn't have the money to produce a catalog, in print or online, here is a list of what is on display. Please enjoy and remember to support your local art museum.
*****Disquieted First Floor*****
In the Midst of Dreams, 2009
Fall '91, 1992
Untitled (your body is a battleground) 1989
Male Mannequin, 1990
Baby Pink Painting with Three Girls, 2000
Junction Series: Two Landscapes, Birds (with People) and Soldiers (at Attention) 2002
The Quintet of the Astonished, 2000
Noses and Ears, Etc (Part Three): Altered Person with Descending Hand, 2007
royit on sunsetstrip, 2008
Hustle 'n Punch By Kaikai and Kiki, 2009
Sourire en Bois, 2007
Testicle Flange on the Green, 1997
Shake a Tail Feather, 2003
Keep Me Safe
Untitled (Blind Reflection), Winter, 2007
Untitled (Birth), Winter, 2007
Brancusi Tree (gold), 2007
*****Disquieted Second Floor*****
Teeth Tracks, 1996
In My Neighborhood #1, 2004
Remember the Revolution #1, 2004
Rinko-chan on the Building, 2005
Magma Spirit Explodes, Tsunami is Dreadful, 2004
Facility 1391, 2007
Untitled #3, 2008
Over the Water, 2007
Untitled (Sindelfingen, July 23, 2009, For Kurt, Et in Arcadia Ego), 2009
Crouching Boy in Mirror, 1999/2002
Jorge, Carlos, Luis, Remiro, Geovani, 2005
Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2004
Mouse Swimming Overhead, 2004
"Origins of mystic, feminine power"? What?!
Thanks for the information..It was very helpful!
all i have to say is, that face really fuckin creeps me out. o_O
Also, in science you learn there's a name for that: exoskeleton. Whatever happened to distribution requirements?
I think sometimes students forget that there are certain ways of speaking that have no real currency outside of colleges. For example: "an exteriorialization of the interior: a marginalization of the skeleton into the skin." I'm not sure what that means, if anything. Inside out?
That's a really good question-- one I was asking myself as I interviewed all the Reedies. Ultimately, I can't really say if I was sneaking into the center of a big inside joke, or if the student projects are really intended as a serious contribution to the contemporary art world. I would guess it's a little of both, though I'd like to hear what other people think about this.
Great write-up. Now the question, I think, is who this is actually intended for. It's free and open to the public, but the language of those artsy reedies suggest that it's aimed at a much narrower, closer-to-home audience. Is this an experiment for the benefit of its own community or really intended to engage a larger audience, in Portland and beyond. Or both? I'm really asking.
Bill is know as rockman Bill or bondage Bill since he used to make leather accessaries for bondage back in the early 90's and 80's.
"I refuse to play by the rules."
You have never played by the rules, even as a child.
Oooooo! I hope it keeps its roots and doesn't just become another modernized hipsterdom of something once fantastic.
Wow, what beautiful work (I just checked out her website – great range, yes some for kids but most just amazing)!! Kind of a lame article though . . . Portland showing off its provincial side; I know we are all supposed to love Pdx and all things local, but there is life outside of Portland too. Someone doing well in other places should be a good thing, and true artists are also allowed to want to make some cash to live – the starving artist thing is pretentious and unrealistic. Cut a local artist some slack.
I have seen his work in Chicago and it is amazingly neat.
Shameless! Using a blog comment for you press release.
Especially on this story it's almost like saying "Through my name in the failed gallery pile too!"
This article!!! Creative and enlightening
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