Take a Contemporary Art Trip with Nina Beier

March 30th, 2020
  • Nina Beier – Metro Pictures

    Croy Nielsen Showing Nina Beier

    Standard Oslo, Nina Beier Works

  • (Thanks to Marlene Sharoff)

    Nina Beier

    Posted by Marlene Sarroff on Monday, March 30, 2020

    ARTIST: Nina Beier, “Empire” 2019
    Nina Beier tackles some messy copies and creates some others herself. Pieces of collectable porcelain dinnerware inhabit birdcages that imitate man-made architecture. Installed on the gallery’s parquet flooring, the antique china doesn’t seem out of place in this formerly domestic space. Each hand-painted plate or vessel belongs to a series called Empire that was produced by Royal Copenhagen. Porcelain ceramics imported from China became coveted status symbols in Europe as early as the 14th century. They were quickly and widely copied, yet European craftspeople couldn’t match the quality of Chinese exports for another nearly 400 years.

    By placing things into an uneasy state of cohabitation, Beier causes them to become more honestly themselves – as if an exhibition could also be group therapy for wayward commodities. Whether this is the case for the art dealer surrounded by paintings of himself is harder to say, but the short circuiting of the dynamic between a gallerist and the works they exhibit reveals something interesting about the machinations of art.
    Excerpt: – Patrick Armstrong

    RIP Maurice Berger, Critic, Curator & Author of White Lies

    March 24th, 2020
  • Critic, Curator Maurice Berger(Artnet)

    Art Critic and Curator Maurice Berger, Whose Prescient Work Addressed Representations of Race, Has Died of COVID-19 at Age 63
    The influential writer was the author of books including ‘White Lies’ and ‘For All the World to See.’

    Maurice Berger poses in the “For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” exhibit in the National Museum of African American History and Culture Gallery of the Smithsonian’s American History Museum July 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit, which focuses on the power of visual media, is on display to November 27 and is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland and the National Museum of African American History and Culture


    Staying Alive, Mask & How To Wash Hands

    March 13th, 2020

  • Carnivale Mask (sold in Venice)

  • Renate Buser was ahead of timerenate1
    showing how to wash hands in 2008.

  • Garlic and Ginger – G Theory

    (photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Garlic & Ginger..the two spices that grace the oriental cooking. In contrast to other theories which circulate in the world today, They are constructive without being overly critical. They deliver the essentail services of being pungent and relevant. Unlike the Russian constructivist, the origin of this theory is ancient and anonymous. The subscribers to this theory are seldom arrogant, and their work is
    understood and appreciated by all.

  • TP Meditation I by Fung-Lin Hall(toilet papercollage)http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2008/10/08/shark-fin-soup-and-tissue-2/

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Friday, April 24, 2009

  • Happy Int’l Women’s Day

    March 8th, 2020

  • (Lena Olin and Juliette Binoche from the Unbearable Lightness of Being)

  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Megan Rapino

  • Vogue 2019
    (Greta Thunberg)
    (“School strike for the climate” the sign said.)

  • Carla
    Carla Fernandez

  • Elvis with Takamine Hideko and Minamida Yoko.http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2015/01/08/three-kings-elvis-bowie-and-hawking/

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Toni Morrison here.

  • Carla Herrera Prats

  • Augusta Savage – A Harlem Renaissance Sculptor

    February 29th, 2020
  • Augusta Savage

    Augusta Savage (born Augusta Christine Fells; February 29, 1892 – March 27, 1962) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.[2] She was also a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists who would become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts

  • A monument of Hope and Beauty

  • RIP Beverly Pepper -A Sculptor of Monumental Lightness

    February 6th, 2020
  • RIP Beverly Pepper (NY times obit )

    Beverly Pepper, Sculptor of Monumental Lightness, Dies at 97

    An American artist who long worked in Italy, she created towering forms whose evanescence belied their giant scale.

    Beverly Pepper (homepage)

    Beverly Pepper (born December 20, 1922) is an American sculptor known for her monumental works,
    site specific and land art. She remains independent from any particular art movement.

  • Art News Obit

    Beverly Pepper, Sculptor of Majestic Steel Forms That Transform Their Settings, Is Dead at 97

  • Ikko Narahara – A Master Photographer died at 88

    February 3rd, 2020
  • RIP Ikko Narahara (Mainichi JP)

    TOKYO (Kyodo) — Ikko Narahara, an internationally renowned photographer widely viewed as a precursor of photographic expression in postwar Japan, has died of heart failure at a nursing facility in Tokyo, his family said Monday. He was 88.

  • Ikko Narahara 31 Best

  • (Roller-Skating Rink, Colorado 1972)
    via MoMa

    See more Ikko Narahara – Photos from a Master of Photography blog here.

  • (Two Garbage Cans)

    RIP Carla Herrera Prats – (1973–2019)

    January 31st, 2020

  • Carla Herrera Prats

    Camel Collective

    It is with deep sadness and profound gratitude that I and many others mourn the passing of Carla Herrera-Prats, a beloved teacher, artist, and friend to so many of us.

  • Carla Herrera Prats Homepage

    Localization – Location – Ubicacion


    Glass Art, Robert Gardner – Four Elements

    January 29th, 2020
  • Four Elments
    Sculpture by Robert Gardner

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    (Weathered Composition 2)

    “The Book Ends” retitled by Fung Lin Hall, Robert originally titled it as “In God We Trust”

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    (Glass art by Robert Gardner)

  • The Year of Metal Rat – Happy New Lunar Year 2020

    January 24th, 2020

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  • Hieronymus Bosch
    (11 Things I learned from the Hieronymus Bosch by David Byrne)

  • Chinese New Year Zodiac Rat

    Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.

  • Banksy dead rat

    2008 Rat year

    Personality and characteristics

    Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.

    On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

    Francis Alÿs, Film Sandlines, Selfie in Mosul

    January 13th, 2020
  • On January 21, 2020, Francis Alÿs will receive the Art Icon Award . The award will be given at an evening event hosted by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick, OBE, and Swarovski Executive Board member Nadja Swarovski.

    (photo by Parwar Tariq)

    Francis Alÿs will debut his new film Sandlines (2018) in the “New Frontiers” category at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Filmed during multiple trips over the past few years, the work is part of a larger body of work focused on Iraq, the beginnings of which were first exhibited at the Iraqi Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale.

    Sandlines the story of history
    (Sundance Institute, Saturday, January 25th 9:00 PM Temple Theatre Park City Theaters)

  • (Film still from Sandlines)

  • With Kurdish Army in Mosul (Artforum-Interview)

    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

    Francis Alys via Phoenix Art Museum (With other Latin American artists)

    Francis Alÿs (See his projects here – like this one “Cut” )

    RIP John Baldessari will not make more boring art

    January 5th, 2020
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    (Beethoven’s Trumpet John Baldessari)

  • John Baldessari Radically Influential, Conceptual Artist, Dies at 88 (LA times)

  • Art News obit

    John Baldessari, Fearless Conceptual Artist Who Put Big Ideas Before Pretty Pictures, Is Dead at 88

    Baldessari was frequently asked where he got his ideas, and he often cited art history itself. He was an admirer of art from all periods of art history, and he even named his dogs Goya and Giotto. In a New York Times interview from 2016, he fantasized about an alternate life in which he became a historian who could be called Dr. Baldessari, adding, “I do believe that art comes from art.”

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    Baldessari’s Yellow Fin and Tristram

  • I’m at a rare loss of words now that John [Baldessari] is gone. He was literate. He was witty. He was a curmudgeon. But I remember him always having a list of jokes he had heard.” – Lawrence Weiner (thanks to Marian Goodman Gallery)

  • See more from previous post Recycling John Baldessari

  • Rollercoaster – 1989-90

  • Baldessari1aBaldessariHockney portrait by David Hockney

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  • John Baldessari photographed in his studio in Santa Monica by Larry Sultan

    Posted by Pascal Blanchard on Monday, January 6, 2020