Posts Tagged “Ed Ruscha”

League of F.A.M.E. — WEEK 1 (Artforum Ads Week) Results

10.05.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

EXTRA EXTRA! The League of F.A.M.E. week 1 results are in! If you have been following, you know from the video posts that Artforum Ads was the category drawn for week 1. The tallying began with the February 2013 issue of Artforum ceremoniously torn in half by The Commissioners. Then it was sifted line by line…

There were some standout artist... More

Proposal for a Museum: Ed Ruscha

12.17.2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an expansion project planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k.asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Amongst those proposals the editors will intersperse some related works drawn from history. Today: Ed Ruscha.

Ed Ruscha’s pa... More

Positive Signs #56, 57, 58, 59, & 60

09.25.2012  |  By
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Positive Signs is a series of interpretive diagrams, quotes, and speculations on creativity and optimism.


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The Whole Earth on a Page: Jessica Brier on Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog

07.09.2012  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Jessica Brier

In 1966 Stewart Brand stood under UC Berkeley’s Sather Gate and sold buttons for 25 cents apiece that said, “Why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?” This provocation was inspired by one of Buckminster Fuller’s epic lectures, in which he insisted that the root of human problems was the common misconception of the Earth as flat and endless. Although the Earth’s shape was known in the abstract, it was not yet understood in any tangible way. Brand remembers sitting on a rooftop, floating on an acid trip, ... More

Chicano Remix

02.02.2012  |  By
Filed under: Essay, Field Notes

As I made my way through the pantheon of exhibitions on display for L.A.’s current citywide retrospective Pacific Standard Time (PST), which celebrates the city’s fertile postwar period of art production, I couldn’t help but ponder: what of today’s many visionary young L.A. artists? What does all this history mean to them? Given the fifty-f... More

Third Hand Plays: The Comedy of Reduction

07.26.2011  |  By
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Poets have played with the idea of absolute compression since the start of the tradition — epigrams and haiku are two of the oldest forms of poetry — yet it’s not until the 20th century that one sees this trend extend to poems of under, say, five or ten words. Apollinaire included a one-sentence poem (called a monostich) in his first collection, Alcools, entitled “Chantre” (1913): “Et l’unique cordeau des trompettes marines.” Fans of Ezra Pound, author of the famously brief “In a Station of the Metro,” will be familiar with the even briefer poem “Papyrus” (1916), inspired by the Sapphic fragments, which runs: “Spring… / Too long… / Gongula.” The Italian poe... More