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A sequence of images of inventions and rubbish that strike my fancy and stoke my curiousity.

IAN BURNS, Glacier, 2008, Found object kinetic sculpture producing live video and audio Assembled size: 59” x 24” x 21” Edition of 5. Source: Nettie Horn

Ian Burn’s Glacier is the press image for Sensescapes at Nettie Horn (London) 2/27-3/28, a group exhibition that purports:

Despite the age and universality of this subject, our environment or “landscape” is still a source of investigation since our conscience plays a role in shaping our processes of representation of these environments. In order to develop this reflexion about how we experience “the world” around us, the exhibition will deal with the notion of “sensescapes” – a sensory experience evoking the relation between space and senses, geography and mind.

Installation view of Theory of a family by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez. Source: Silverman Gallery

Still yet to span the gap between Oakland and the Tendernob, but Ginger Wolfe-Suarez‘ exhibition, Theory of a family, at Silverman Gallery in San Francisco 2/5-3/13 looks utterly fascinating. Sign me up.

Installation view of Graham Dolphin's work at Spasticus Artisticus. Source: Ceri Hand Gallery

Graham Dolphin’s work (pictured) is just some of the slightly ludicrous, Mike Kelly-ish artistic production on view in Spasticus Artisticus,
Curated by Jota Castro & Christian Viveros-Faune at Ceri Hand Gallery
(Liverpool) 1/12-1/27. Can’t make it out to Liverpool? See large images of the exhibition online. Photos can’t replace first-hand experience with art objects and videos, but if the other option is missing the exhibition entirely, I’ll take the photos.

Jeppe Hein, Mobile Mobile, 2010, Exercise bike, steel construction, chain drive, mirrors, Variable dimensions. Source: NicolaiWallner.com

Jeppe Hein’s Millieu Social at Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen) 1/29-3/20

A live situation by Pierre Huyghe. Photo: Ola Rindal. Source: E-Flux.com

This mysterious and lovely photo promoting A live situation, an ongoing project by Pierre Huyghe, consisting of a series of situations performed on 10/31/09, 2/14/10, and 5/1/10.

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The Shop

The Silverman Gallery in San Francisco is launching an exhibition called The Shop, which is

a curated exhibition/ pop up shop featuring artist editions, prints and other ephemera. In the spirit of Fluxus, DIY and punk, THE SHOP explores the ongoing dialogue between printed culture and artistic production, tracing the ways in which self-produced multiples blur the divide between art and commerce….

Featured artists: Ari Marcopolous, Bozidar Brazda, Matt Keegan, Tammy Rae Carland, Ryan Foerster, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, Christina McPhee, Job Piston, Joseph Akel, BLAND, Aaron Krach, Luke Fishbeck, Marc Arthur, Neil Ledoux, Susan Silton, Yuval Pudik and many more!!!

I love artist’s editions and multiples — I’ve been making them for some time now, and it’s an odd corner of the art world to operate in, because it acknowledges both that artists should be paid for their work and art can be affordable.

I’m really excited about the show, and will definitely make it at some point to see it — but I won’t be there on the opening, because it coincides with the opening of Involved, Socially, at Triple Base Gallery, and if I may shamelessly self-promote it, it’s an exhibition curated by Michelle Blade featuring the works by Amanda Curreri, David Horvitz, Mark McKnight, Jessica Williams and Christine Wong Yap.
August 6–September 6, 2009
Opening Reception: August 7, 7–10pm
Triple Base Gallery
3041 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
gallery hours: Thu-Sun 12-5pm

I’ll be showing a new installation and my first curatorial project — an international mail art swap among multi-disciplinary and conceptual artists. I find the practices of invited artists completely intriguing and hope you will too.

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