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Manifesta 13 to be Held in Marseille in 2020

August 29th, 2016

At the announcement for Manifesta 13, via ManifestaThe 2020 edition of Manifesta will be held in Marseille, the organization announced this week.  “Manifesta is researching how cities are coping with these encounters that influence our daily lives, and the way we live now and in the near future,” says Hedwig Fijen, director of Manifesta.  “The contradictions in the urban context of Marseille, its history, its position in the southern periphery of Europe, and its close connection in thematic perspective with Manifesta 12 in the City of Palermo, makes it an excellent choice for a Manifesta edition in 2020.”
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New Museum to Show Major Raymond Pettibon Exhibition

August 29th, 2016

Raymond Pettibon, via Art InfoThe New Museum has announced the first major museum exhibition of the work of Raymond Pettibon, taking up three floors at the museum and spanning his full career.  The show opens on February 8th, 2017, and will run into the spring.
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Show Arranged by Artificial Intelligence Goes on View at Tate Britain

August 29th, 2016

Sir Peter Lely’s Two Ladies of the Lake Family, via The GuardianThe Tate Britain is currently showing an exhibition of paintings and photography, paired together using an Artificial Intelligence program that evaluates works based on algorithmic patterns and logic systems, and assembles galleries based on that information.  “The team have created and trained a ‘brain’ to a point where it is simulating certain human attributes and unleashed it online – and it is creating a gallery,” says Tony Guillan, the producer of the IK prize.  “Without knowing it, it has created subjective meaning. By asking the question ‘how do computers work and think?’ you ask the exact same question of humans.”
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Chris Burden

Chris Burden at his studio in Topaga, CA image via wirednewyork.com

Chris Burden at his studio in Topanga, CA

[image via wirednewyork.com]

Chris Burden (born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946) is an American artist. He studied for his B.A. in visual arts, physics and architecture at Pomona College and received his MFA at the University of California, Irvine from 1969 to 1971. Burden’s reputation as a performance artist started to grow in the early 1970s after he made a series of controversial performances in which the idea of personal danger as artistic expression was central. His most well-known act from that time is perhaps the performance piece Shoot that was made in F Space in Santa Ana, California in 1971, in which he was shot in his left arm by an assistant from a distance of about five meters.

Medusa's Head, 1990. Plywood, steel, cement, rock, model railroad trains and tracks- image via nialldebuitlear.com

Medusa’s Head, 1990.

Plywood, steel, cement, rock, model railroad trains and tracks

[image via nialldebuitlear.com]

Video of Burden’s Shoot and other performance art

Chris Burden, Trans Fixed- 1974

Chris Burden, Trans Fixed- 1974 image via jalopnik.com

Chris Burden, Shoot image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Chris Burden, Shoo- 1971

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Burden was taken to a psychiatrist after this piece. Many interpretations have been made regarding this piece. Many saw it as a statement about both the war in Vietnam and the American right to bear arms. Other performances from the 1970s were Five Day Locker Piece (1971), Deadman (1972), B.C. Mexico (1973), Fire Roll (1973), TV Hijack (1972), Doomed (1975) and Honest Labor (1979).

[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]

Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me (rendering), 2008- electro-polished stainless steel

Chris Burden, What My Dad Gave Me (rendering), 2008-

electro-polished stainless steel.  [image via www.artdaily.com]

More info about the artist coming soon.

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