Friday, February 26, 2010

Yes... Im here...


i really like the pictures on slapchopped today

slapchopped is a blog in which the contributors post images, every day. it's really great if you just want to look at something.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

i'm pretty sure i'm in love with sandy kim's photography.
pretty positive.

Andrew Moore

an artist i found in aperture..
i thought jason might be especially interested in his urban archaeology series.  
"just as americans have travelled to europe for generations to visit its castles and coliseums, the europeans now come to detroit to view its ruins.  that detroit should inspire such reverie is a fitting homage to the odyssey of this uniquely american city."

Monday, February 22, 2010

i experienced chat roulette for the first time this weekend. an open video chat site that connects you to strangers randomly. there were several men jerking off, many people laying in their beds, several requests for boob flashes, and people just chillin'. you should try it out if you haven't already, it was quite bizarre and entertaining.

Carrie Mae Weems

in last Wednesday's class i read a quote from Aperture about a piece by a female artist whose name i could not remember.
her name is Carrie Mae Weems, the piece was "Not Manet's Type". unfortunately i cannot find the entire image on the web, but here's a part of it:

this is the quote a i read:
"...She purposefully casts herself as the object of the male gaze, and then shapes scenarios that overturn that role. One could speculate that these masters' often distorted images of women reflect a fear of the feminine; if this it eh case, then Weems takes that threat a step further. In this series the black woman's body is seductive but also willful and independent - and it is the female artist who is putting herself on display. Not Manet's Typeexplores the dilemma of the modern woman who wishes to be desired, yet not to be created in the image of a male-generated reality."

reminded me of chapter 4 of Ways of Seeing......

Friday, February 19, 2010

about writing

roberto bolaño, the good dead friend, he said that to read is more important than to write.
and is like faulkner working in the post office, opening the letters of other people and reading them, so you need to look from any kind of source to find your way; things you could never imaging out of yourself, to understand more what you are doing, where you are.

so, here a link with lots of different contemporary photographers that deal with nudity (in the photography index):

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Commons

If you are looking for really interesting historical photographs, there is a joint venture over on Flickr called the Commons from many great institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, National Archives, the Getty, and others. Here's some interesting ones I dug up:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

i love/envy/am proud of Dustin. check this shit.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

please watch.
this is part one, watch part two as well. feel weird about it.

"i know i could be a good person, i just have these terrible things inside of me"

posting about visual arts

Interesting article on posting online about visual arts here.

Friday, February 12, 2010


i bought in to the blog culture. we'll see how it goes.

Swiss photography

NEAR is an association for Swiss contemporary photography, lots of links to really great photographers

Thursday, February 11, 2010


helio told me about an artist named sigmar polke a while back who does photo and screen prints. pretty interesting for anyone doing transfers or lifts or print work, right now.

Vik Muniz TED

just in case everyone hasn't seen this, yet. it's pretty cool. there are actually a lot of really interesting artist talks (and some really bad ones) on TED, so if you have some free time look around.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

k e n n e t h a n g e r


"Kenneth Anger's short film about actresses in Hollywood in their mansions during the late '40's. This is part of a proposed feature-length film that sadly never got made, but this elegant and stylish dream-like memoir hints at the strange sweetness and flair for ennui and outrageous that Anger could inspire. "


good site for contemporary art+technology

Monday, February 8, 2010

Internet Resources

To get things started here, I thought I'd post a list of good internet resources I use to find new and interesting artists and related articles.

Image and artist blogs:

I Heart Photograph
But Does It Float
Feature Shoot
Ground Glass
Horses Think
It's Nice That
Mrs. Deane
Wrong Distance
Today and Tomorrow
Tiny Vices
Tiny Vices Blog

Magazines and Article Resources:

Foam Magazine
Lay Flat
Journal of Contemporary Art (tons of great interviews!) - TONS of free PDFs of books and essays on various topics, you just have to register

Interesting projects:

Internet Archaeology
Object History Awareness
Strange Maps

Artist Collectives and places to show work online:

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