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Stephanie Pereira to Head Up NEW INC as Next Director

May 22nd, 2018

Stephanie Pereira, via Art NewsStephanie Pereira will serve as the next director of the New Museum’s art, design, and technology incubator, NEW INC, the museum has announced. “We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of NEW INC led by Julia, our brilliant first director,” says cofounder Lisa Phillips. “Stephanie’s creative business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for community building will help shape the next chapter of growth for NEW INC.”
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Hauser & Wirth Prepares Major Los Angeles Show for the Late Jack Whitten

May 22nd, 2018

Jack Whitten, via Art NewsHauser & Wirth will stage an ambitious show of the works of the late Jack Whitten, who passed away earlier this year, in Los Angeles, Art News reports.  The show will feature a range of his works including his storied tributes to fellow artists and writers. 
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Damien Hirst Shark Installed at Palms Casino

May 22nd, 2018

Hirst at The Palms, via LA TimesDamien Hirst’s preserved shark in formaldehyde has been installed above the bar at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. “That’s the whole point of art in general,” manager John Gay says. “It evokes different emotions. That’s something we’re excited about with the whole collection. Art is personal. We like that it stirs different reactions and attention.”


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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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