revisiting “Invitation to the dance”
Any photos below that aren’t mine are linked to,,, something or somewhere. One hopes to the source. Well, most of them are linked anyway.
Speak, my lord; did you
From me receive the warrant?
No, my queen;
And did he in my name
No, that I cannot say.
And dared you then to execute the writ
Thus hastily, nor wait to know my pleasure?
Just was the sentence–we are free from blame
Before the world; yet it behooved thee not
To intercept our natural clemency.
For this, my lord, I banish you my presence;
And as this forward will was yours alone
Bear you alone the curse of the misdeed!
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Dana Maiden has a show, “Margins and Rocks” opening at Raid Projects on Saturday the 14th. Failing any information on the Raid site I link you to Maiden’s own site, as well as ArtCards for address, time, etc.
I remind you that “Chiasmus: Zones of Political and Aesthetic Imagination” opens at UC Irvine on Thursday, January 12. Opening night sound/light performance at 8pm by swiss artist Alexandre Joly.
And a film screening (not this one) by Tom Pnini.
“…Political art does not constitute itself by blurring the borders between the registers of the aesthetic and the political, but, conversely it can only communicate itself meaningfully by crossing these borders.”
– Helmut Draxler
Continuing, the UAG’s Critical Curatorial Exhibition Series, Chiasmus brings together eleven international artists working in such diverse mediums and strategies as: theatrical intervention, installation art and video, lyrical minimalism, sculptural systems, serial abstraction and gestural painting. In the exhibition, the viewer is invited to cross the borders between aesthetic and political concerns. This crossing occurs in the form of a dialogue that takes place between the viewer and the artwork – which continues between the artworks themselves – an operation traced by the discerning viewer. In the context of the current political landscape – from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision to the Global Financial Crisis – Chiasmus stresses the importance of a rhizomatic conversation between fields of practice in order to imagine different productive relationships between them. This is the zone of political and aesthetic imagination.
Featured artists: Sayre Gomez, Julia Haft-Candell, John Husley, Alexandre Joly, Liz Magic Laser, Ragen Moss, Nikki Pressley, Meghan Petras, Tom Pnini, Hong-An Truong, John Williams
Curators: Andy Brown, Todd Bura, Yaron Hakim , Kellie Lanham, Manjulika O’Rourke, Alexandra Pacheco Garcia, Martabel Wasserman
This exhibition is made possible by generous support from Tinnie and Shiv Grewal and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetica.
In addition to getting longer, life gets better. Have fun this weekend, or whenever it is you do have fun.