May 11, 2013
BANGKOK — Conceptual artist Arin Rungjang was recently confirmed as one of two artists due to helm the Thai Pavilion at this summer's Venice Biennale
(the other being ceramicistWasinburee Supanichvoraparch
). Surprisingly, it appears that his contribution will be quite un-Rungjang like in some respects — free of the audience activities or site-specific responses for which he is renowned.
Yet, one feature that has been pivotal in some of his shows will remain: food. Though an exploration of the epic historical and geographical journey of one dish in particular, an egg yolk-based Thai desert known as thong yod
, Rungjang hopes that hidden meanings and cross-cultural connections will become apparent.
In part one of our two part look at Thailand's 2013 Pavilion, the softly spoken Rungjang, who also has a show entitled “Faraway So Close!” about to open at The Hague's West
, explained more to BLOUIN ARTINFO. [continue reading
May 10, 2013
’s unusually multiversed artistic practice ranges across everything from publishing books and taking photographs, to performance and painting, moving fluidly between analog and digital realms and sometimes not even resulting in physical art objects. His eclectic oeuvre includes a project for which he convinced hundreds of strangers to publish pictures of themselves with their heads in freezers and a recently completed piece that involved intentionally losing things while walking through airport security. [continue reading on Blouin Artinfo
May 7, 2013
Rietveld TV is the innovative Gerrit Rietveld Academie TV programme that is broadcast once a month on Saturday evening at 11.39 PM on AT5. Rietveld TV focuses on both the work and the lives of the present generation of artists. Students and former students talk about their work, their working methods, their habits and their fascinations. Produced by Rogier Roeters, © 2013.
...Torben Ribe, the Danish artist who made the piece, remarked that most viewers considered the painting as the real piece and the tree as just obstructing it, not even as being an integral part of the work. In a gallery space one is used to read the pieces on the wall and for most people a painting still is the holiest of holy when it comes to art. Therefore it should ideally not mingle with everyday objects. But Ribe was not showing a painting; he was showing the worst possible conditions for showing a painting. By doing so he questioned and challenged any straightforward reading of a painting and the spaces in which this tends to take place... [Continue reading on lost-painters.nl
Torben Ribe: Composition with tree, acrylic and coffee with milk on canvas, artificial tree – 2011 West
March 18, 2013
Surveillance — Act 1: Isaacs’ Principles.
Surveillance is a ‘life & site-specific’ project in seven acts by Lotte Geeven
en Yeb Wiersma
More info here
March 9, 2013
New publication by Francis Buger: Is it today or yesterday?
Produced in the context of the exhibition 23 Kilograms
. Online reading and PDF download here
January 31, 2013
Raffaela Crispino, Mélanie Géray, Emmanuel Bayon & Wannes Goetschalckx
are the winners of the Prix Médiatine 2012. A price for young artists between 18 and 40, organized by Wolubilis
January 25, 2013
Jan van der Ploeg
, Wall Painting No 350, Staff, 2012. 266 x 4760 cm, acrylic on wall, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand.