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Istanbul Biennial Announces Artist List for Exhibition

July 26th, 2017

Elmgreen and Dragset, via Art NewsThe 2017 Istanbul Biennial, curated by artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset, has announced its artist list for the exhibition, which opens September 16 and runs through November 12.  The list of artists, each exploring what it means to be “a good neighbor,” includes Mark Dion, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
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Condo Art Fair Project to Launch in Mexico City and Shanghai

July 26th, 2017

Vanessa Carlos, via ArtforumThe Condo art fair project, which is currently wrapping a first run in New York, will launch editions in Mexico City and Shanghai, Artforum reports. “It had the same communal atmosphere as the London edition, which was important to me,” says organizer Vanessa Carlos of Carlos/Ishikawa, “and it definitely achieved the aim I have for Condo of demonstrating an alternate way of exhibiting abroad, of focusing of collaboration and of proposing a good way for audience members to encounter international artists and galleries.”
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Rocker Alice Cooper Discovers Long Lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair in Collection

July 25th, 2017

Andy Warhol, Red Electric Chair, via GuardianRock and Roll superstar Alice Cooper has reportedly discovered a lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair painting in his collection, a piece that could be worth several million dollars, The Guardian reports. “Truthfully, at the time no one thought it had any real value,” Cooper’s manager, Shep Gordon says. “Andy Warhol was not ‘Andy Warhol’ back then. And it was all a swirl of drugs and drinking. But you should have seen Alice’s face when Richard Polsky’s estimate came in.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken

image via AFP/Getty Images

b.1968

Lives/Works in:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA [1987–1991]

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Aitken’s style of art lingers in a realm between popular culture and media art. He has taken the liberty of incorporating video into much of his work, revealing a wealth of intensities. “There is no linear narrative in Aitken’s videos; the story line is disjointed both in terms of the films’ structure and sequence of images, as well as in their prism-like projection.” Grosenick, pg.20

Atkins is not only a videographer, but a photographer as well. He creates photographs influenced by epic road movies, as well as photographs manipulated through the use of a computer.  Atkins’ photographs “kaleidoscopically fragment their motifs, thus attempting to translate the principle of his video projections into a single flat surface.” Grosenick, pg. 20

“He belongs to a generation of artist that enriched the presentation of the medium of video. Aitken’s work questions nature and civilization as well as people and their relationship to time and space. Obsessed with the idea of present time, Aitken refers to his films and installations as being pure communication. In the process, he utilizes the vocabulary of Hollywood and advertising films. Alongside his freelance activities as artist and photographer, Doug Aitken is also known for his video clips, completed for artists such as Iggy Pop and Fatboy Slim.” -Media Art Net

Doug Aitken

Electric Earth image via Media Art Net

Aitken is currently participating in the Life on Mars exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Migration

Migration, image via Carnegie Museum of Art

Grosenick, Uta. Art Now Vol.2. Los Angeles: Taschen, 2005.***********

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