MAY: We gave them something to talk about…

The Unscripted ArtChat started off with Hank photographing the audience photographing him:

And went on to presentation of Hank’s work and a recount of the conversation that led up to the Rubell Family Collection’s very successful “30 Americans” exhibition that originated in 2009 and is currently still traveling. The conversation was simultaneously  playful (Don and Mera cutting each other off and sweetly scolding one another) and critical (Hank shared results of his research interviewing thousands of black men about their identity, likes and dislikes essentially dispelling the myth that there are overarching and defining tendencies to this “category”).

After dinner talk was not light either as dinner guests pitted statics to Hank who argued for the accuracy of his survey approach. One could not ask for better panelists or dinner guests.

With charming guests Hank Willis Thomas, and Mera and Don Rubell

 

 

 

MARCH: Mark Dion and Rene Morales

Mark Dion and Rene Morales

Unscripted Bal Harbour, the program I curate for Bal Harbour Village hosted an incredible talk with artist Mark Dion and PAMM curator Rene Morales. Mark is truly brilliant and not only explained his practice, specifically his engagement with Fieldwork, but also led the audience through a dialogue of encounters that informed his social practice.  Im a huge fan!

 

 

 

 

 

MAR: A finalist for the CURATE AWARD with QMA and Prada Foundation

We are very proud to announce our twenty finalists for Curate. We received over five hundred entries from around the world and would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. The winner will be announced in May 2014. www.curateaward.org
  • A Fuego, Rodrigo Orrantia Gómez, Colombia
  • An Informal Settlement, Claire Breukel, USA
  • Camping Park, Rodrigo Vilhena, Portugal
  • Collapsed City, Nacho Ruiz, Spain
  • Continuity – Syrian City Paintings, Róza El-Hassan, Syria
  • Copyleft, Liping Xiang, China
  • Directly Mild, Maria Loizidou, Cyprus
  • Eating Habits, Alice Lichtenstein, Austria
  • Epigenetic Space, John-Paul Pryor and Alessandra Cianchetta, UK
  • Erase, Federico Pepe, Italy
  • Extinct in the Wild, Michael Wang, USA
  • metaPhorest, Habu Kazuhito and Yuki Yoshioka, Japan
  • Mutterzunge, Misal Adnan Yıldız, Turkey
  • Outlives, José Arispe, Bolivia
  • Picasso in my casa, Svenja Wichmann and Anna Bründl, Germany
  • Ready Meals, Cedar Lewisohn and Mike Knowlden, UK
  • S.F.C. – The Short Future City, A12, Italy
  • The Border, Evelyn Simons, Belgium
  • The Power of Words Exhibition, Omneya Kilany and Nabil Al Nashar, Qatar
  • The Reader Digested, Matthew Claudel, Carlo Ratti and Gianluigi Ricuperati, USA

DEC: A visit to Marte Museum with RETNA

Last week I travelled to MARTE Museum in San Salvador to meet LA artist RETNA whose upcoming show is planned at the Museum in March 2014, his cousin Bobby and collector/ MARTE contemporary supporter Mario Cader-Frech. Together we went to the opening of Karl Haendel’s exhibition at MARTE museum and we visited Ronald Moran, Simon Vega and a number of other studios. I’m blown away by the work being made by artist in San Salvador…

RETNA, Ronald Moran and Karl Haendel

The research I did was really useful for our upcoming publication. Shhhh….. More soon