Photo by Hrag Vartanian
ALSO RANS: Nina Katchadourian’s “Monument to the Unelected” is an installation of campaign signs of those who came in second in presidential elections. It was first commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s 10th Anniversary exhibition in 2009, "Seriously Funny." I Hyperallergic.
WHICH EVER WAY YOU GO, GO VOTE: It appears Donald Trump is facing a wall made of Latino votes. "Latino support for Clinton set to hit record high for a presidential candidate — and for Trump, a new low." I LATimes.
MORE HUMOR: "The show hasn’t been able to one-up Mr. Trump’s real-life caricature, but then, neither has the rest of late-night comedy. He’s been a pulsating orange sun that blinds any comedian who stares at it directly." - NYTimes on SNL. ALSO: CBS Sunday Morning on this year's political humor I Video
ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORKING: The Guardian on the “meme warfare” of this election season that makes it "easier to spread lies and respond with shrugs. The internet has become an endless theatre of virtual conflict, one in which we are all either willing or oblivious participants, and like it or not, it is on this battlefield that the nature of our reality will probably be decided." I The Guardian
IT'S ELECTION NIGHT. DRINK HEAVILY: Mother Jones features two specialty cocktails by Nicky Beyries, bar manager at Foreign Cinema and Laszlo in San Francisco: The Bad Hombre and the Nasty Woman.
FAR FAR AWAY: To escape the post election noise, or retreat if your candidate does not win, consider a hideaway like these artists have. I Artsy
L.A.: Juxtapoz street art gallery features Los Angeles art, with photos by Walter Yetman.
PARIS: "The exhibition is a further sign of how street art is establishing itself as an art form in its own right, some 50 years after early proponents used metro tunnels and handy walls as blank canvases." I Daily Star (Lebanon) on the first exhibit at the first street art museum, Art 42
HATE CRIME?: There has been protest against galleries in Boyle Heights that lead a wave of gentrification. At first one side was being told. Different POV's have been emerging, like how one gallery owner is a immigrant . . . .from Romania. I LATimes Also, NYTimes
In France, @mahnkloix painted a tribute to refugees who cross the Mediterranean sea to survive. I Global Street Art
DEFIANCE: " 'Shut the f*** up, idiots' is Shepard Fairey’s most direct response to accusations of him selling out." That opens South China Morning Post's feature on Fairey, who was in Hong Kong to open his solo exhibition “Visual Disobedience” at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation. I South China Morning Post
MURAL INSPIRED ART: "Before there were art schools and galleries in Los Angeles, there were murals," writes Jonathan Griffin at Art In America. "The tradition has a long and distinguished history, dating from the city’s eighteenth-century Hispanic founders, and it continues to thrive and evolve." That introduces a review on LA-based artist Pentti Monkkonen’s exhibition at Jenny's. I Art In America
MORE THAN JUST MUNCH: Stavanger is Norway’s fourth-largest city and littered with art. "I meant that literally: there is street art everywhere," writes Geir Haraldseth. I Art In America
ORGINS ON THE WALL: "The deliberate mystery and estranging subterranean location of cave paintings suggests that the origins of art have much more to do with religion than sex." writes Jonathan Jones in "God, sex or evolution – why did humans start making art? " I The Guardian
LE SIGN, NO?: Early 20th Century ads painted on buildings, and now fading away, have an urban charm. But development and constant exposure to the elements have them fading away quicker than before. These typography masterpieces in France show how the tradition of sign painting has a rich visual sentiment. I BBC
A-LIST: Swiss curator and artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries Hans Ulrich Obrist is number one ArtReview Power 100. I Art Review
Photo courtesy of the Department of Design and Construction.
SPIN BACK IN: The spinning Astor Place cube was reinstalled "concluding the beloved public sculpture’s two-year hiatus from the New York plaza." I Artsy
TWO MORE FROM THE NY TIMES: The New York Times on Carol Bove, 'sculpture’s woman of steel', and on museums, the new social darlings.
Carolina Miranda at LATimes writes: "Nothing like a gala to bring out the fine frocks and the socialites with looking-at-art face. Times reporter Deborah Vankin soaked up the scene at LACMA’s annual Art + Film gala, co-hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow, in honor of director Kathryn Bigelow and light and space master Robert Irwin. Writer Maxwell Williams also attended and got some valuable face-time with Jeff Koons over the important question of Cheerios. The whole shebang raised $3.6 million for the museum. Los Angeles Times, Artnet"
Episode 14: Tamarindos Who Podcast: "Que show, que show, QUE SHOW! It's the Latinos Who Lunch/Tamarindo Podcast crossover/collab episode! Join the chisme with our special guests Brenda Gonzalez and Luis Octavio. We chow down on burritos, talk about Dia de Los Muertos, podcasting and chanclasos! Ponte un suert y nos vemos en el swapmeet!"
REPEAT LINK: "Our long national nightmare is almost over. And so is Las Vegas artist/activist Diane Bush’s yearlong 'Dishing It Out 2016,' a series of monthly art happenings designed to satirize the long strange trip this year’s presidential election has been. Fittingly, the project culminates Tuesday with 'The Final Tally,' a free Election Day bash that begins at 7:01 p.m., one minute after the polls close in Nevada," writes Carol Cling. I Review Journal
Seven Magic Mountain by Gianfranco Gorgoni.
VIA Marjorie Barrick Museum:
Gianfranco Gorgoni and Bill Fox: A Land Art Conversation "Join Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment Director Bill Fox and internationally-revered Land Art photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni in a visual journey through the history of Land Art leading up to a new chapter in the tradition’s story with Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains. Talk will be followed by a hosted reception, with photo signing and informal discussion."
VIA Winchester Cultural Center
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ABOVE: A border patrol agent stands in front of a wall that fronts JR’s installation at the U.S-Mexico border. September 6, 2017. Photo by Scott Bennett.
Serigraph Print on Rives BFK, 18"x12"
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