Monday, April 28, 2008

Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries



















Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

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YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is in Seoul. Its C.E.O is Young-hae Chang (Korea), its C.I.O. Marc Voge (U.S.A). YHCHI's pieces present a Homeric hero searching for sublime meaning in the insignificance of a life lived anywhere but where it seemingly counts; Asian businessmen and bar hostesses drinking the night away; a man who dies and is reborn a stick; a Korean cleaning lady who is really a French philosopher; an illegal immigrant in a holding cell under the Justice Palace, in Paris; a woman who sexually embraces corporate monopoly; an evening with Sam Beckett in a bordello; an S O S from a beauty queen; a night roundup followed by an execution; a frustrated bongo player; a guy who goes to work without his pants; a girl with a Global Positioning Satellite chip sewn into her abdomen; the second Korean war in the eyes of W.G. Sebald; cultural identity; nothingness; loneliness; love in a snowy region of Japan; a guy and his girlfriend trying to get from Tokyo to Detroit; official North Korean policy on oral sex; eating glass; movie end credits; the Riviera; a duty-free DMZ; a James Brown impersonator; Saul; and more.

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YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
THE ART OF SLEEP, 2006
http://www.tate.org.uk/netart/artofsleep/
Online Flash animation with original soundtrack, 18 min 26 sec

Monday, April 21, 2008

Regine Basha












04.21.08

Regine Basha

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[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]

Regine Basha is a curator who, for the past 15 years has worked in Montreal, New York and Austin. Her undergraduate work at NYU was in Studio Art and Art History and her graduate work was at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (class of 96). As an independent curator she has been mostly involved in realizing context-specific situations for the production of new work in both public and private space, as well as considering alternative curatorial practice. In the mid-90s, she was a part of two collectives with artists, Mayday Productions and The Brewster Project, each of which realized temporal and experimental projects throughout New York City's parks, hotels and neighboring townships. In Austin, she produced numerous special projects, exhibitions, screenings, symposia and residencies for artists in conjunction Arthouse, and with Fluent~Collaborative, an organization she co-founded with Laurence Miller. Basha's recent and upcoming exhibitions an exhibition about listening with Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello (Lora Reynolds Gallery), an exhibition with Berlin-based Setareh Shahbazi (Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara), and a town-wide sound sculpture project in Marfa, Texas called The Marfa Sessions (Ballroom Marfa). Basha's essays have appeared in Art Lies, Art Papers, Bidoun, Cabinet, Modern Painters and Performing Arts Journal. She is currently installed at unitednationsplaza, Berlin as curatorial participant.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Marie Watt

04.14.2008

Marie Watt


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(Due to a technical glitch, audio from the Art Talk AM interview with Marie Watt is not available. Please enjoy this recording of her lecture)

Marie Watt (born 1967) is a contemporary artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Part Seneca, Watt has created work centered on contemporary Native American themes. She holds a B.A. in art from Willamette University and a Master's Degree from Yale University. She has also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Watt's art is primarily lithography and sculpture. For her sculpture, she uses a variety of materials, including everyday objects, as well as textiles, alabaster, slate, and cornhusks. In 2002, her stone sculpture Pedestrian was installed along the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland. Her work has appeared in several exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

In 2004, as part of the Continuum 12 artists series, an exhibit of her work opened in New York City and the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibit includes Blanket Stories, a sculpture made of two towers of wool blankets, with each stack sewn together with a central thread. The blankets are ones Watt collected over several years, including many Hudson's Bay point blankets that were given to Native Americans in trade by the Hudson's Bay Company during the 19th century.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Storm Tharp


04.07.2008

Storm Tharp

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[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]

Storm Tharp was raised in the rural town of Ontario, Oregon where his creative life began in calligraphy and ceramics. He attended Cornell University in 1988 and received a BFA from the College of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1992. His work is categorically interdisciplinary - although recently, his output has been primarily large-scale works on paper. These works, which are mainly figurative, encompass many narrative and historical references - balancing the sublime and desperate postures of human theatrics. Upcoming solo exhibits are scheduled for Galerie Bertand et Gruner in Geneva, Switzerland in September and PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon.
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