Mario Garcia Torres, I Am Not a Flopper, n.d., HD video, color, sound, 29 minutes.
Mario Garcia Torres speaks about I Am Not a Flopper, n.d., his new work currently on view at the Hammer Museum, for Artforum’s 500 Words. Part of the Hammer Projects series, I Am Not a Flopper, n.d. imagines a tell-all monologue by Alan Smithee, a pseudonym for film directors. 

In I Am Not a Flopper, Smithee expresses that the content in these films is not important; what is vital is the fact that each of his projects occupies a time slot. Though his films might not have been successful in theaters, many of them were subsequently shown on television and thus seen by a broader audience. For him, the film’s function was not to entertain but to fill the airtime. The audience may not know his name, but they have most likely seen one of his works. If achievement is based on circulation, then Alan Smithee has certainly made it.

To read the full article, click here. Garcia Torres’ Hammer Project is on view through January 4. 

Mario Garcia TorresI Am Not a Flopper, n.d., HD video, color, sound, 29 minutes.

Mario Garcia Torres speaks about I Am Not a Flopper, n.d., his new work currently on view at the Hammer Museum, for Artforum’s 500 Words. Part of the Hammer Projects series, I Am Not a Flopper, n.d. imagines a tell-all monologue by Alan Smithee, a pseudonym for film directors. 

In I Am Not a Flopper, Smithee expresses that the content in these films is not important; what is vital is the fact that each of his projects occupies a time slot. Though his films might not have been successful in theaters, many of them were subsequently shown on television and thus seen by a broader audience. For him, the film’s function was not to entertain but to fill the airtime. The audience may not know his name, but they have most likely seen one of his works. If achievement is based on circulation, then Alan Smithee has certainly made it.

To read the full article, click here. Garcia Torres’ Hammer Project is on view through January 4. 

Mike Kelley, Roger Williams Buying Land from the Indians, from the “Reconstructed History” Series, 1989; Black & white photograph. 8 x 10 inches
On view now at Skarstedt’s gallery in Chelsea is a selection of work by Mike Kelley from his Reconstructed History series. Taking pages from history textbooks, Kelley’s marks, doodles, and comments point to how history can be constructed - how narratives are championed and hidden - challenging what we know about our histories. 
The exhibition is on view through October 25. 

Mike Kelley, Roger Williams Buying Land from the Indians, from the “Reconstructed History” Series, 1989; Black & white photograph. 8 x 10 inches

On view now at Skarstedt’s gallery in Chelsea is a selection of work by Mike Kelley from his Reconstructed History series. Taking pages from history textbooks, Kelley’s marks, doodles, and comments point to how history can be constructed - how narratives are championed and hidden - challenging what we know about our histories. 

The exhibition is on view through October 25. 

"As you go through life make this your goal, watch the donut not the hole." Mungo Thomson: "Wall, Window or Bar Signs" Opening on Wednesday, September 17, 6-9pm

"As you go through life make this your goal, watch the donut not the hole." Mungo Thomson: "Wall, Window or Bar Signs" Opening on Wednesday, September 17, 6-9pm

Benoît Maire, The History of Geometry No. 2 
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Benoît MaireThe History of Geometry No. 2 

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Javier Téllez (middle) in conversation with Kadist SF director Joseph del Pesco and Hesse McGraw (VP of Public Programs at SFAI) last Tuesday night. The opening for Téllez’s Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth is TONIGHT from 7-9pm at SFAI.  

Javier Téllez (middle) in conversation with Kadist SF director Joseph del Pesco and Hesse McGraw (VP of Public Programs at SFAI) last Tuesday night. The opening for Téllez’s Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth is TONIGHT from 7-9pm at SFAI.  

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The American Desert (for Chuck Jones), 2002 video clip
Single-channel video with sound

Jason Dodge, I woke up. There was a note in my pocket explaining what had happened, 2010
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Jason DodgeI woke up. There was a note in my pocket explaining what had happened2010

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The latest edition of The People’s Biennial will open this weekend at the the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. Organized by Jens Hoffmann and Harrell Fletcher the biennial examines the work of artists and other creative individuals, who operate outside the conventional art world. 
For the second iteration of this exhibition series the curators have asked 17 recognized artists based in a wide set of locations around the United States to connect and collaborate with creative individuals they personally know who are not part of the art world in any way. These solo presentations will each be displayed in free-standing structures within the refurbished Woodward Gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit creating a creative community of the unknown, overlooked surprising. 
Participating collaborations include: 
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla and Robert Rabin
Carson Ellis and Hank Meloy
Dara Friedman and Ishmael Golden Eagle
Wendy Ewald and Denise Dixon
Lee Walton & Harriet Hoover and Mr. Coopers
Colter Jacobsen and Lance Rivers
Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman
Sharon Lockhart and Fearless Fred
Cary Loren and Jimbo Easter
Rick Lowe and Jonathan the Plant Man
Ken Lum and Orkan Telhan
Jeffry Mitchell and Vic Oblas
Scott Reeder and Xav Leplae
Alec Soth and George Wurtzel
Hank Willis Thomas and Baz Dreisinger
Transformazium and James Kidd
Steven Yazzie and Jonathan Bond
The exhibition opens on September 12 and will be on view through January 4. 
 

The latest edition of The People’s Biennial will open this weekend at the the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. Organized by Jens Hoffmann and Harrell Fletcher the biennial examines the work of artists and other creative individuals, who operate outside the conventional art world. 

For the second iteration of this exhibition series the curators have asked 17 recognized artists based in a wide set of locations around the United States to connect and collaborate with creative individuals they personally know who are not part of the art world in any way. These solo presentations will each be displayed in free-standing structures within the refurbished Woodward Gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit creating a creative community of the unknown, overlooked surprising. 

Participating collaborations include:

  • Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla and Robert Rabin
  • Carson Ellis and Hank Meloy
  • Dara Friedman and Ishmael Golden Eagle
  • Wendy Ewald and Denise Dixon
  • Lee Walton & Harriet Hoover and Mr. Coopers
  • Colter Jacobsen and Lance Rivers
  • Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman
  • Sharon Lockhart and Fearless Fred
  • Cary Loren and Jimbo Easter
  • Rick Lowe and Jonathan the Plant Man
  • Ken Lum and Orkan Telhan
  • Jeffry Mitchell and Vic Oblas
  • Scott Reeder and Xav Leplae
  • Alec Soth and George Wurtzel
  • Hank Willis Thomas and Baz Dreisinger
  • Transformazium and James Kidd
  • Steven Yazzie and Jonathan Bond

The exhibition opens on September 12 and will be on view through January 4. 

 

Tonight at SFAI - Kadist’s very own Joseph Del Pesco will be in conversation with Javier Téllez and SFAI’s Hesse McGraw. The talk is held in conjunction with Téllez’s exhibition at the Walter and McBean Galleries, Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth. 
The talk begins at 7:30 at SFAI’s lecture hall. The exhibition opens today and there will be a reception on Thursday, September 11, 7-9pm, and will be on view through December 13. 

Tonight at SFAI - Kadist’s very own Joseph Del Pesco will be in conversation with Javier Téllez and SFAI’s Hesse McGraw. The talk is held in conjunction with Téllez’s exhibition at the Walter and McBean Galleries, Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth

The talk begins at 7:30 at SFAI’s lecture hall. The exhibition opens today and there will be a reception on Thursday, September 11, 7-9pm, and will be on view through December 13. 

Unknown photographer, Red Presnya Museum of History and Revolution, late 1980s, Moscow. Installation view. Image from the personal archive of a museum worker.
The latest issue of e-flux is out and it features several articles that we can’t wait to dive into. One such article is Arseniy Zhilyaev’s piece on the role of museums in the display of revolutionary and volatile content. 
There are also articles by Jonas Staal, Miran Mohar and more. To read the whole issue, click here. 

Unknown photographer, Red Presnya Museum of History and Revolution, late 1980s, Moscow. Installation view. Image from the personal archive of a museum worker.

The latest issue of e-flux is out and it features several articles that we can’t wait to dive into. One such article is Arseniy Zhilyaev’s piece on the role of museums in the display of revolutionary and volatile content. 

There are also articles by Jonas Staal, Miran Mohar and more. To read the whole issue, click here

Jonathan Monk, “Mistakes have been made” (2014), marble, 25x23x28cm
Tonight in New York - Jonathan Monk is giving a talk at Cooper Union about his work. He’ll be speaking about 100 of his works, the selection of which will be unknown to him prior to the lecture. The lecture will be recorded and transcribed and turned into a performance at another lecture occasion by using an exact transcript including all “hmms”, “arrrhs”, “ummms”, questions, and interruptions.
The talk begins at 7pm. For location and more information, click here. 

Jonathan Monk, “Mistakes have been made” (2014), marble, 25x23x28cm

Tonight in New York - Jonathan Monk is giving a talk at Cooper Union about his work. He’ll be speaking about 100 of his works, the selection of which will be unknown to him prior to the lecture. The lecture will be recorded and transcribed and turned into a performance at another lecture occasion by using an exact transcript including all “hmms”, “arrrhs”, “ummms”, questions, and interruptions.

The talk begins at 7pm. For location and more information, click here