Posts Tagged “The Guggenheim”

Curatorial Romance

05.06.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Wednesday, May 5: I’m on a San Francisco-bound plane, whizzing above the clouds at 440 mph. I’m avoiding writing my next Open Space blog post because I’ve made such a big deal out of it—hours of research, pages of notes, contextualizing up the wazoo. I’ve just spent four days in New York City, the second visit where I didn’t go see the Marina Abramovic show at the MoMA. But I’ve had many discussions with people who have seen the show. Someone told me that some guy grabbed the ass of one of the naked performers, and that guy w... More

“Without the public these works are nothing,” participating with Felix Gonzalez-Torres

08.22.2009  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Field Notes

For the past seven months, a copy of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s black and white print of a bird soaring through a cloud streaked sky has hung on the wall above my desk. This wall is opposite my bed which means that the print is usually one of the first things I see when I wake up in the morning. I took two copies of Gonzalez-Torres’s print from SFMOMA’s The Art of Participation exhibition last January, carefully rolling them and tucking them in my bag as I biked home. I tacked one above the various photographs, postcards, and notes that have gathered on the wall above my desk and the other I gave to a friend who had just moved into a new house.

During The Art of Participation these prints, known as Untitled 1992/1993, were placed one ontop of another in a stack placed on the floor of one of the galleries. The description of the print lists the printing method, offset lithograph on paper, and then includes this important detail in paranthesis: (endless copies). Visitors w... More