Last night, Open Field became a space for Fluxus baseball dreams.
Scenes and mementos from Chris Kallmyer’s “Play Catch, All Together”
July 17, 2014
Walker Art Center
Photos and ballplayer sketch by TS Flynn
For more on Chris Kallmyer and his work, visit chriskallmyer.com
Awesome combo of social practice art and Cage-ian musical abstraction.
Drivers need to slow down. Traffic deaths are a serious problem across the United States, with pedestrian fatalities increasing in past years. One effort to keep eyes on the road is the use of colorful street art — painted right on the streets.
Art that saves lives?
Yamassee Yat’siminoli and Maroon artist Dennis RedMoon Darkeem's Good Trade, created for a Laundromat Project residency, seeks to “[recreate] the Native American custom of trade in an urban environment, allowing a mutual exchange between participants and creating a form of communication.”
For his related TRADE BLANKET exhibition, opening Wednesday, July 23rd at Casita Maria in the Bronx, “[Darkeem’s] own handmade items are exchanged for anything the interested buyer feels is of equal worth.”
The exchange of stories and items traded for these projects will then be documented through photography and video.
The Traveling Museum is a “mobile project space for public art,” designed and curated by Minnesota artists Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin's Rural Aesthetic Initiative. The Traveling Museum is now launching an Artist Residency Pilot Program, which aims to engage artists who are unable to participate in traditional residency programs due to an inability to travel, lack of opportunities in their geographic region, etc.
Fergus Fulls, MN-based Springboard for the Arts' Naomi RaMona Schliesman and Dan Olson (pictured above) are the Museum’s first resident artists. The Museum will be in Fergus Falls this upcoming week, July 20th through 26th. From the Museum’s website:
The Schliesman/Olson team will be working collaboratively July 20th through 26th to create an installation of sound and art objects within the Traveling Museum. Stop by the Fergus Falls Space Station throughout the week to watch the project unfold and attend the public reception on July 26th from 4 to 8pm.
On Wednesday, the National Endowment for the Arts announced its 66 recommend Our Town grant awards for 2014! The NEA’s Our Town program supports projects that "contribute to the livability of communities and place arts at their core," including many focused on arts engagement.
Since 2003, San Francisco-based artist Amy Balkin has worked to transfer ownership of a windswept parcel of land in California to each and every person on Earth. Or rather, to have its ownership be under no person, for perpetuity.
Out of Greensboro, North Carolina, comes some eyebrow-raising arts-journalism news: ArtsGreenboro, a nonprofit grant-giving arts organization, will underwrite a year’s worth of arts coverage in the Greensboro News & Record, the third-largest newspaper in North Carolina, Jim Romenesko reported on his blog. ArtsGreensboro
Paying for community-engaged arts journalism—an interesting new collaborative model. What do folks think?
45 years after the Stonewall Riots, we reflect by looking back at Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Billboard Poster), created for the twentieth anniversary of the civil uprising.
Gonzalez-Torres calls his billboard “a visual reference, an architectural sign of being, a monument for a community that has been ‘historically invisible.’” The work operates on an abstract level, yet the dates are keys to a complex content. The white date lines activate the viewer’s historical knowledge and may stimulate various responses, which the observer “projects” onto the empty black space. Read more at PublicArtFund.org
This work asks a lot of its viewers, I like that.