Hey everyone, I’d like to take a moment to welcome three new columnists to Open Space for the summer-into-fall season. Til now we’ve been running a five-person cohort of columnists, with a new group starting every four months or so. Now, we’re going to try staggering our groups, so that they have some overlap between them, adding three here, two there, and one again, etc.
Brandon Brown is a poet, translator and curator. He’s written for Open Space before, back in the long-ago summer days of June Alexanderplatz, when a group of us spent a month watching Berlin Alexanderplatz, the “Mount Everest of Modern Cinema” and talking about it online. Brandon writes critical prose about contemporary rap at http://brandonbrown.blogspot.com.
Brion Nuda Rosch is an artist, curator, and educator. Many of you will already be familiar with his curatorial projects Hallway Bathroom Gallery (now Hallway Projects), Paper Awesome!, which he organized last February for Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (just downstairs from where I sit typing), and his visual reference blog Something Home Something.
Lynne McCabe is a multidisciplinary artist who is a recent graduate of the Social Practice program at CCA. Her current project, She Works Flexible Now is located in her home in Berkeley. Lynne’s artistic endeavors there include child-rearing, performance, project research and development, and a fireside discussion forum. She’s a fantastic conversationalist & I’m glad she’ll bringing that energy here.
I had a stellar evening out with these three a couple of weeks back and I know they’re all planning very exciting and very different kinds of engagements than we’ve seen before on Open Space. They share an interest in living rooms, hallways, and bathrooms as art & performance spaces, and all will be investigating various issues of how it is possible to say what you say, and how you say it, with regard to art and art issues. Do watch the blog.
To reiterate the Open Space editorial model: Our writers write and produce their work for the blog in an editorial free-zone: that is, no one at SFMOMA sees their posts before they go live. Our columnists are encouraged to write about all things visual culture in the Bay Area and beyond, and they can write about SFMOMA if they wish, but they’re never required to. Do help our new bloggers feel welcome! And drop into the comment boxes when you can.