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Clockwise from top-left:
Andrea Fraser, Noguchi Musuem, Julian Assange Dancing, Brandywine Creek, Stewart Uoo: Life is Juicy @ 47 Canal.
Andrea Fraser’s contribution to the this spring’s Whitney Biennial did not come in the form of a physical gallery work but as an essay printed in the exhibition catalogue and available for download from the museum’s website. Fraser writes: “Increasingly, I have turned to sociology, psychoanalysis, and economic research, rather than to art and cultural theory, to understand and work through the contradictions between those legitimizing discourses—above all in their critical and political claims—and the social conditions of art generally.” Her unique relationship to art discourse and the social and economic forces that shape it are a constant reminder of the value of a broad worldview.
Stewart Uoo: Life is Juicy @ 47 Canal
There are three components to this show: a set of post-apocalyptic cyberpunk female mannequins, a video of Call of Duty gameplay set to Cosmo-confessional voice-overs, and three double sided drawings on envelopes bearing the San Quentin seal made from the perspective of California gangsters in longterm lock-up.
Julian Assange Dancing
Wikileaks’ US diplomatic cables leak, Assange’s extradition hearings in England, calls for his assassination, and his most recent request for political asylum in Ecuador raise a complex set of questions about the relationship between individuals, national governments, and major media conglomerates. We came across this video of Assange dancing at a club in Reykjavic which has only served to complicate this endlessly interesting individual.
This small museum and sculpture garden in Long Island City is home to an exquisite collection of Isamu Noguchi’s sculpture, furniture, stage designs, and drawings. They also offer touch tours for the blind.
One of Philadelphia’s best summer treats. A great place for tubing, teens, tattoos and jumping out of 30 ft high trees.