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Kevin Beasley Profiled in NYT

December 13th, 2018

Kevin Beasley, via NYTKevin Beasley gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he prepares to open a show at the Whitney Museum. “There’s a story here that I think talks about migration, geography and ancestry,” he says. “But it’s really a Conceptual work.”
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Brian Faucette Leaves Derek Eller for Night Gallery

December 12th, 2018

Brian Faucette, via Art NewsBrian Faucette, a director at Derek Eller Gallery, will head to Night Gallery in Los Angeles, Art News reports. “It’s been an honor working at Derek Eller Gallery these past years,” he says, “and I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Derek and Abby for giving me the opportunity to organize some amazing exhibitions.”
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Tania Bruguera Pulls Out of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

December 12th, 2018

Tania BrugueraTania Bruguera will not attend the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and instead will stay in Cuba to fight the implementation of the newly announced Decree 349 in the country, which limits artistic speech. “We are all waiting for the regulations and norms the Ministry of Culture will put forward to implement Decree 349 in the hope that they include the suggestions and demands so many artists shared with them,” she said in statement. “I would like to add that the instructor from the Ministry of Interior who is in charge of my case [threatened] me yesterday, saying that if I didn’t leave Cuba and if I did ‘something’, I would not be able to leave in the future.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle image via weblogs.clarin.com

[image via weblogs.clarin.com]

Sophie Calle (born 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle’s work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. Her photographic work often includes panels of text of her own writing.

Sophie Calle- Blind #14, 1986 Gelatin silver print, two chromogenic prints, and text panel image via www.metmuseum.org

Sophie Calle- Blind #14, 1986

Gelatin silver print, two chromogenic prints, and text panel

[image via www.metmuseum.org]

Calle is admired by several artists around the world, and has been paid homage with retrospectives of her work. Additionally, Calle’s text Exquisite Pain was adapted into a performance in 2004 by Forced Entertainment, a theatrical company based in Sheffield, England.

In bed with Sophie Calle: The artist's parody of Brigitte Bardot in 'Days lived under the Sign of B, C and W' image via www.telegraph.co.uk

In bed with Sophie Calle: The artist’s parody of Brigitte Bardot in ‘Days lived under the Sign of B, C and W’ [image via www.telegraph.co.uk]

Sophie Calle- Les dormeurs, 1979 image via www.elsilencio.com

Sophie Calle- Les dormeurs, 1979

[image via www.elsilencio.com]

At her gallery shows, Calle frequently supplies suggestion forms on which visitors are encouraged to furnish ideas for her art, while she sits beside them with a disinterested expression. In November 2008, she will participate in an exhibition “Système C, un festival de coincidence” proposed by the Stéréotypes Associés in Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris.

[Bio via Wikipedia Entry]

Sophie Calle, 67 Days to Unhappiness- # 66 image via artjetset.blogspot.com/

Sophie Calle, 67 Days to Unhappiness- # 66

[image via artjetset.blogspot.com]

More info about the artist coming soon.

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