Posts Tagged “[2nd floor projects]”

New York Art Book Fair

09.24.2013  |  By

Each year the Davids and Goliaths of the art world meet on neutral ground at the New York Art Book Fair, and for at least one weekend they put away their rocks and their swords.

Large galleries benefit from the avant-garde credibility of the event, now in its eighth year, and the small presses and publishers benefit from the huge audience that come... More

Blood Brought to Ghosts: Notes on Kenneth Anger

12.16.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

for Francis Heinzfeller

Magic is never settled; the one that should have it has it. The only definitive statement that can be made concerning its nature is that it is creative. Eros is the name of its agency.

Throughout my impassioned love for Kenneth Anger and his Magick Lantern Cycle I have heard of several stray films that over time have disa... More


06.21.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Few years back, curator Margaret Tedesco named a show she organized at Queens Nails Annex “OverUnderSidewaysDown,” after the old Yardbirds hit, and this time around at her own gallery she dips back into those spooky psychedelic 60s days with “Andmoreagain,” the current show at [2nd floor projects], the unique space she has carved out of her own apartment to show new work. Do you know Arthur Lee, Bryan Maclean, the band called Love that, like Tedesco, stepped out of the bubbling pop stew of LA? “Andmoreagain” is the third track on their third album, Forever Changes, and it’s the ultimate song about the succubus or sociopath, “Andmoreagain,” a supernatural creature who manges to get you to fall in love with you by mimicking your human responses. “You can see you in her eyes/ Then you feel your heart beating/ [Pause]/ Thrum-pum-pum-pum.”

Tedesco’s tiny apartment gets cleared out every time she thinks of a show, the furniture from one sunny room and most of a hallw... More