Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Heaven is in Brooklyn --Tonight! (note this was last night)This exhibition caught my eye because of the title "Designing Heaven". Everyone has tried to imagine what the afterlife looks like. John Giglio has presented to us a series of drawings that propose what he thinks the afterlife may look like. What will our forms be? What will we do in heaven? He challenged himself to design something "completely intangible". Giglio states "In short, could I simply do the job of designing heaven? While the answer to most of those questions may very well have turned out to be 'No, I can’t', the product of a sincere and even obsessive effort can be seen in over sixty drawings that make up the show." So, take a peek at heaven tonight at Art moving Projects at 166 N. 12th street in Broolyn from 7-9.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Avenue Thurday -Sunday, 1pm - 6pm www.artmovingprojects.com
Opening: Friday December 12th 7-9 through Feb. 8th
by appointment: December 21st through Jan. 14th. Closed: Jan. 15-18th
New Media Project Space
As seen on Spirit Surfers an internet surf club “Transformer Fire” is transformed to
run in artMovingProjects N. M. P. S. What appear as 5 different videos depict failure of infrastructures looping infinitely and conjure systemic breakdown.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Designing Heaven is a series of drawings that propose what the afterlife may look like, what form those who live there may take, and how they might spend their time. The project began as a simple challenge to myself: as an artist interested in alternative architecture, I spent a number of years designing and building amorphous, temporary, and transient structures – but could I design a space which is, by it’s very nature, completely intangible? What’s more, could I make the task a calculated and impartial investigation, one devoid of any form of critique or political statement concerning my subject? In short, could I simply do the job of designing heaven? While the answer to most of those questions may very well have turned out to be “No, I can’t”, the product of a sincere and even obsessive effort can be seen in over sixty drawings that make up the show.
Most of the drawings are small, 11”x 14” or less, and are done with Pencil, Gouache, and Ink. Included in the set are titles such as Transfer Station for Heaven-to-Earth Transitions, Apparatus for Heavenly Ascension, Depiction of a Soul, Ribbon Soul Communities Over Washington Square Park, Souls Doing Useful Work, Soul Residing Under A Child’s Bed, and Everyone Loves a Beanbag Chair, Even Souls.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
There’s No Place Like Utopia
October 25 - November 30, 2008
Curator: Matt Freedman
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 26, 4 - 6 p.m.
Also on view during the opening reception will be "No Place,"a compilation of international video, documentary, and animation about utopia and other places that may or may not exist. This screening is a joint venture between FiveMyles gallery, curator Greg Pond, Nashville's Fugitive Projects and the Irish group Human Resources, headed by Emma Houlihan, an artist and curator from Dublin.
"A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at."
- Oscar Wilde -
Directions: Take 2, 3,or 4 trains to Franklin Ave. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Turn left into St. Johns Place. Walk 3/4 block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is located within walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.783.4438 / www.fivemyles.org
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Marilyn Monroe wanted to Be Buried in Pucci Through Friday, November 21
The Design Center
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Marilyn Monroe wanted to be Buried in Pucci, is a mixed-media installation by New York-based artist, Devon Dikeou opening on September 18, 2008 and running until November 21, 2008 at The Design Center located in the Goldie Paley House at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In this solo exhibition, Dikeou uses Marilyn Monroe’s living request to be buried in Pucci as the lens through which to reconsider various developments in art and design since the 1960s, particularly as they relate to the social, urban and popular cultural contexts. The installation will be comprised of various objects of art, artifacts and design including 36 abstract paintings created by the artist based on a Pucci dress. The number 36 represents the age of Monroe on her death. Five color photographs documenting the American flag hanging at half-mast in New York’s Union Square to commemorate the death of the great baseball hero Joe DiMaggio will be mounted on aluminum and hung sequentially showing the change of light on this mournful day in American popular culture (five was DiMaggio’s Yankee baseball jersey number). DiMaggio adored Monroe not only in her lifetime when he took her as his bride but in her death and year’s after their divorce remembering his love for her with six red roses that he would send weekly to her burial site. During the run of the exhibition, The Parisian, the Beverly Hills florist who took care of DiMaggio’s weekly request, will deliver a funerary urn with six red roses to The Design Center. The artist has commissioned a replica of the DiMaggio-Monroe platinum eternity band and it will be displayed for viewers to touch or try on affecting the spirit of this iconic American romance.
In this installation the artist focuses formally on creating works where Pop Art, abstract painting, Minimalism, Performance and Conceptual art variously converge questioning the mutual exclusivity of these art historical categories. All of the varied components will be melded together to suggest a loose biographical and historical tableau of this romantic and turbulent era in American culture.
The Goldie Paley House, where The Design Center is located, is a 1950’s-era modernist home built on the model of the California Case Study houses. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide sweeping views of a garden and swimming pool that was designed in the shape of a baby grand piano. The pool will be covered in a tarp that the artist has designed inspired by the undulating swirls of the Pucci dress.
Devon Dikeou has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe including: Hohenthal und Bergen - Statements: Basel Art Fair 29, Basel, Switzerland; MAMCO, Geneva in collaboration with Outcasts Incorporated; Postmasters Gallery, New York; and more recently at artMovingProjects, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dikeou is the publisher/editor of Zingmagazine, a curatorial crossing, an award-winning publication that recently celebrated its 12th anniversary.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
September 6 – November 2, 2008
Beat the Champ (Sega Genesis Championship Bowling: Dana), 2008
installation with hacked Sega Genesis game controller
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York, NY
The video game as a medium and a style of life has reached its middle age along with the first generation of people who grew up playing them. The non-linear, interactive, processor based narratives, which at first mimicked Hollywood and struggled to convey their simple content with 8-bit processors, gradually became the largest entertainment industry in the history of electronic media. RESET/PLAY is an exhibition attempting a critical exploration of contemporary art inspired by video games. Questioning the history, control mechanisms, political and art-historical implications of electronic games, RESET/PLAY assembles a formidable group of international artists who made a significant impact on this growing post-game artistic sub-genre. Artists include Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Mike Beradino, Brody Condon, Alex Galloway, JODI, Guthrie Lonergan, Kristin Lucas, Joe McKay, Michael Smith, Eddo Stern and Keita Takahashi.
Judgment Modification (After Memling), 2008
self-playing video game
Courtesy of the artist and Virgil de Voldère Gallery, New York, NY
Talking Art with RESET/PLAY guest curators Marcin Ramocki and Paul Slocum
Saturday, September 6, 3:00 pm
RESET/PLAY is organized for Arthouse by guest curators Marcin Ramocki and Paul Slocum, both of whom are practicing media artists who also run independent spaces in Brooklyn and Dallas, respectively, that focus on media art. The exhibition will be accompanied by an 8-bit music and film festival co-organized by the Austin Museum of Digital Art.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Collection of Estate
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth oil on canvas approx. 6x4 feet
Collection of Estate
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth oil and mixed media on canvas approx 3x5'
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth mixed media approx 24x36"
Collection of: Peter Wood
Pam Gasner (Littlefield) whaT A looker!
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth mixed media (Monarch Butterflies) Not sure if before Damien Hirst. approx 24x36"
Collection: Peter Wood
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth mixed media approx 24x36"
Collection of Shirley and Walter Gasner
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth "Windows on Block Island" mixed media 1985
Donated To: Block Island Historical Society's Benefit
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth Pastel on Paper approx 8x11"
collection of Lisa Karst
Cynthia Bloom Namenwirth watercolour approx 9x13"
collection of Lisa Karst
If anyone has seen paintings of lobsters by this artist please let us know.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Recipient of a grant from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation in 2007
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
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It is not quantity but quality. Marcin Ramocki and Tom Moody (right)
Photos: artMovingProjects/Aron Namenwirth
To dis-spell a rumor this was a closing party for Cynthia Bloom and Jens Brand's show at aMP
not a closing of the gallery. Their work will remain up for at least another month by appointment only. We will remain very much alive. We regret having to postpone the shows of Adam Simon and John Giglio.
Let's start a new rumor - look
for artMovingProjects or a gallery with a different name, same players to open in china town near the new museum fall/winter 2008. Cheers and thanks to all the performers for keeping the spirit real, surfing and burning. Also, Thanks to Dan Davidson who came up from New Mexico to help with installation which is continuing with hand made kites baring the i ching.
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