Posts Tagged “Trevor Paglen”

Power Equals Secret Pockets

05.11.2015  |  By

In Conversation: Aaron Gach of Center for Tactical Magic

Center for Tactical Magic is an international activist art collective that challenges existing power structures. unexpected projects sat down with CTM’s founder, Aaron Gach, in a coffeehouse in Albany, CA to talk about past and present projects.


Faces of War

03.11.2014  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

I was invited by Corinne Silva, coordinator of a National Media Museum project on photography and humanism, to have an exchange with Julian Stallabrass, a London-based critic and curator who has taught at UC Berkeley and is the author of Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images. What follows is the edited transcript of a conversation tha... More

Collection Rotation: Sarah Hotchkiss

07.15.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

For our regular feature Collection Rotation, we invite a guest to organize a mini “exhibition” from our collection works online. Today, please welcome local artist and writer Sarah Hotchkiss.

I recently returned to San Francisco from a trip to Vladivostok, Russia, otherwise known as the far eastern edge of the world. This small city sits nestled on the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula between Japan, China, and North Korea, more Asia than Europe. Vladivostok was, and is, out of the way. At 6 a.m. in Moscow, it’s 1 p.m. in Vladivostok. It takes... More

Diary of a Crazy Artist: Trevor Paglen with Werner Herzog

09.20.2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Last night Trevor Paglen, a former SECA award winner, spoke with filmmaker Werner Herzog in New York’s Bryant Park. The event showcased Paglen’s newest project and book, called The Last Pictures which was presented by NYC-based public arts organization Creative Time. The Last Pictures refers to 100 images that Paglen selected to be placed on an “ultra archival” disc that itself will be placed on a satellite set to be put into geosynchronous orbit around the Earth. The theory is that after humans engineer their own nuclea... More

20 Bay Area Artists & Videos

01.06.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

In collaboration with Happenstand, last summer I compiled a provisional list of some of the most important living artists in the SF Bay Area to share with curator friends abroad and those visiting. It includes artists who have realized exhibitions at museums, solo shows at galleries, and experience outside California and in most cases the US. In other words it’s an attempt at a quantitative rather than qualitative survey. We called it Stance both as a play on the name Happenstand and the idea of taking a stance. Using the Stance artists a... More


10.15.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Of the dozen or so art blogs I know of, Vvork is the one I most frequently recommend and regularly visit. It has become a familiar resource, a routine stop for informal research. Vvork is curated/edited by a team of four (spread across three cities) who “think of the site as an exhibition space…updated daily.” It mimics a physical... More

One on One: Apsara DiQuinzio on Andrea Zittel

07.21.2009  |  By
Filed under: One on One

[Alongside our weekly in-gallery curator “One on One” talks, we post regular ‘one on one’ bits from curators & staff on a particular work or exhibition they’re interested in. Follow the series here. Today’s post is from assistant curator of painting and sculpture Apsara DiQuinzio.]

I have a growing obsession for ... More