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Walker blog interview with Maximage

Walker blog interview with Maximage

I asked SB about people/studios that push the offset printing process when we were discussing a potential litho print last week, and he mentioned Berlin-based collective Maximage. The 2013 interview in the Walker design/art blog (linked above) sheds light on their interest in intervention.

Photo of the cover of Acid Test by Maximage

The cover of Acid Test, 2010. Image from Swiss Design Awards (image source)

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The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art

Photo of the entrance to the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art

Lobby of the Colby College Museum of Art and the entrance to the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion.

Visited the Colby College Museum of Art recently for the fist time in years, the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a great addition. Wish I brought a proper camera.

Photo of the Colby Museum façade

Entrance to the museum, including Richard Serra’s “4-5-6” in the courtyard.

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On Kitty Anderson’s talk about Carol Bove’s work, and on visiting the Barnes Foundation

I recently attended the talk Supporting Structures: The use of plinths and platforms in Carol Bove’s work at the Henry Moore Institute. Kitty Anderson’s talk coincided with the Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa exhibition in the Institute’s main gallery spaces.

Installation view of the Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute

Installation view of the Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute, Gallery 1. Photo via blog Books & Boots (image source)

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Constructs in art

Researching the definition/concept of a construct (in science, in philosophy, in art) and came across a listing for On new constructs in art by Ernest Edmonds in the publications section of the compArt | center of excellence digital art database. Need to take a closer look at this database, they’re currently drawing attention to the early phase of digital art (roughly 1950 to 1980).

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Surfing with coffee

Surfing w/ coffee. Order of exploration:

A
Google image search “knyttan blanket scarves”Today and Tomorrow post about a scarf (↓B) → Nicolas Sassoon (↓C) → Computers ClubAlexandria McCroskyAlexandria McCrosky in i want you magazine (↓D) → Google image search Alexandria McCrosky

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Emoji Portraits by Yung Jake on Today and Tomorrow

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artnet interview w/ SassoonOpening Times – Digital Art Comissions (↓E) → How Do We Write When We Write Online by Orit GatGat’s review of The People’s Platform, “Was the internet intended for you?” (↓F) → The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age by Astra Taylor

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Jordan TateTrevor Paglen exhibition at Altman SiegelTrevor PaglenJacob Appelbaum (@ioerror)

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“You Alright” by Nicholas O’Brien“In The Hollow of the Valley” by Nicholas O’BrienNewHive

F
BOMB magazine

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Judd essay on function v. art

I’ll be your interface* is a recently-closed (shame!) exhibition organised by Roxana Fabius at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. The exhibition featured recent work by Dexter Sinister and objects from the Marieluise Hessel Collection.

There was a talk in March at the Judd Foundation (NYC) about work that doesn’t make a “crisp distinction” between function and art, sounded interesting (see more on Dexter Sinister).

Required further reading since I missed the talk: Donald Judd, It’s Hard to Find a Good Lamp, 1993.

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Motivation > Talent

Motivation matters more than talent, and for a particular reason. The craftsman’s desire for quality poses a motivational danger: the obsession with getting things perfectly right may deform the work itself. We are more likely to fail as craftsmen, I argue, due to our inability to organize obsession than because of our lack of ability.