Alison Hildreth from her Emerging Cartographies series
On view right now at the Currier Museum of Art! A wonderful exhibition that explores hierarchy in the museum, museum archives, and the creativity of research.
"Googly eyes are worse; all googly eyes that are kept silent become poisonous."
Way to go SFMOMA for chalking up another one for the dogs! Dog Days 4eva!
My favorite museum has a Mark di Suvero piece! Now I just need some dogs…
"Gioni’s native irreverence is key. “Lately," he says, “people just think that contemporary art is something there to pass the time of the wealthy, or because everybody else is doing it or because openings are cool and fashionable." Gioni, by contrast, sees art not as the exclusive domain of the hip and the well-to-do, but as a kind of mental playground for the masses. “We need to remind ourselves that contemporary art is first of all a form of conceptual gymnastics, in which we learn to coexist with what we don’t understand," he says." (via The Crown Prince of the Art World - WSJ.com)
What’s new in our Image Gallery: this photo of Jackson Pollock and a scruffy dog digging in the sand. I can’t decide if Pollock is just watching the dog or helping to dig the hole.
The Drawing Machines of Harvey Moon
Collaborations between artists are not uncommon, especially if two artists have different sets of talents, but share the same vision. What usually results is a finished, co-authored piece that both artists can take credit for. This notion of authorship within a collaborated work is questioned by new media artist Harvey Moon, who ‘extends the capabilities of his own system’ by collaborating with his Drawing Machines.
The Drawing Machine itself initially started off as a servo and two motors, run by an Arduino that is programmed with an algorithm telling it how to move the pen across the page. Moon has sophisticated his machines from the original model, using new algorithms to express himself in his unique works of art. Moon actually views himself as a producer more than as an artist; he creates the rules and systems in which the Drawing Machine can create, and then he lets the machine run as it pleases. The notion of relinquishing of artistic license to his robots is a concept that Moon is continually interested in.
Harvey Moon is currently using his drawing machine to create a series of works that takes satellite images from Google Earth. By drawing these places at random, and without knowing where it will draw next, the drawing machine is creating an ‘impossible map’ that is based off of the miscommunication between machines.
To view the interview with the artist and see the machines in action, check out this video here.