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Vision for LACMA Expansion Explored in LA Times Piece

May 26th, 2017

LACMA, via LA TimesThe LA Times has a piece this week on LACMA’s vision for its permanent collection in its proposed expansion project helmed by Peter Zumthor.  The museum will exhibit its permanent collection as a series of ongoing temporary exhibits.  “The big risk for LACMA’s plan is how it changes our relationship to art we love — and through it, our relationship to the museum,” says writer Christopher Knight.
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Tate Announces Exhibition Schedule for 2018

May 26th, 2017

Tate Galleries, via The GuardianThe Tate has announced an ambitious schedule of exhibitions for next year at its various exhibition spaces, with shows including a survey on Francis Bacon, Lucian FreudFrank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj and Paula Rego, and a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Joan Jonas.  
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Peter Blum Gallery Relocating Downtown

May 26th, 2017

Peter Blum's New Downtown Space, via Art NewsPeter Blum’s 57th Street gallery space will close this summer, as the dealer relocates downtown, the Art News reports.  “After having been informed that our building on West 57th street, along with four neighboring buildings, will be torn down for another high rise, we looked at many different places and areas which would suit our needs for a substantial size gallery in an area which was not overrun and still felt like ‘New York,’ ” said director David Blum.
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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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