Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, is the first museum exhibition to explore the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. Bringing together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the record's transformative power from the 1960s to the present.
Through sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, sound work, video and performance, The Record combines contemporary art with outsider art, audio with visual, and fine art with popular culture.
The exhibition features 99 works by 41 artists, including rising stars in the contemporary art world (William Cordova, Robin Rhode, Dario Robleto), outsider artists (Mingering Mike), well-established artists (Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Carrie Mae Weems) and artists whose work will be shown in a U.S. museum for the first time (Kevin Ei-ichi deForest, Jeroen Diepenmaat, Taiyo Kimura, Lyota Yagi).
Playing her instrument:
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Herbie Hancock in 1986
Losing track ... Herbie Hancock struggles to hear the beginning of his latest LP. Photograph: Rex Features
Music is increasingly sold digitally, one track at a time. Which means that albums are, sadly, becoming an anachronistic form. But before the dear old LP rides off into the sunset, let's consider a strategic moment of every album: the opening track.
From the listener's point of view, "side one, track one" is one of the most important moments. Does it draw you in? Does it make you want to continue listening?
Most albums are carefully plotted, the order of the tracks crucial to taking the listener on a journey. Sometimes an artist (or the record company, which usually has a say in these matters) might want to show their hand, hitting the listener between the eyes straight away with their best track. Or they may just want to whet our appetite, giving a mere hint at pleasures to come.
True, some albums are carelessly slung together. But even then, the running order of the tracks can work fine. Whatever the reason, tell us about your favourite opening album tracks.
* Listen to others' suggestions and add yours to a collaborative Spotify playlist
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Afonso Macedo (the owner)
Been compared to:
by Tiago Eiras
David Rodrigues & Octupossy Crew member António Rebocho
Emma Get Wild (espanha)
Birds Are Indie (portugal)
Tó Trips (portugal)
David Rodrigues [cosa nostra]
Jorge Simões . "Shuffle" . photography
Col. Recolher Obrigatório . "Violarte" . multimedia (at Arte à Parte)
Catarina Leal . "Parede Branca Que Já Não é..." . painting
Special edition for Record Store Day
Wraygunn . Amateur . 10" + Poster . 50 copies.
Tó Trips photos: Nuno Ávila
BIRDS ARE INDIE
Birds Are Indie photos: Nuno Ávila
Thursday, April 14, 2011
As part of the Odisseia showcase, we bring back Antunes, that extremely Portuguese version of Ulysses, a character invented by a Modernist visual artist who was also a poet, an essayist, a playwright, a caricaturist, an actor and a dancer: José Sobral de Almada Negreiros (1893-1970). However, during the process of adapting, rewriting and/or reinventing that peculiar Bildungsroman entitled Nome de Guerra, Jacinto Lucas Pires brought to the stage not only Antunes, but the rest of its extravagant cast of characters: the experienced Dom Jorge, Judite – she who, actually, is not called so –, angelic Maria, the Uncle, and the novel’s Author himself, with his boiler-suit. Directed by Cristina Carvalhal and Nuno Carinhas, Exactamente Antunes will be mostly anything and its opposite: a romantic comedy, a Lisbon soap opera, a social documentary, an American musical, a fake melodrama. Or, quite simply, a play in which to experience the ingenuousness and ingenuity of Almada – the ‘little boy with a giant’s eyes’, as he once described himself – his view of the body and of the city, and his inquiry into identity. “Woe is he who is so ignorant of his own dream.”
photography JOÃO TUNA
Photo Section with actors
Thursday, April 7, 2011