The california arts council site is a great resource for california arts news information including grants, jobs, and open calls.
According to their site they are a state agency whose mission is “… to advance california through the arts and creativity.
The California Arts Council encourages widespread public participation in and appreciation of the arts and creative endeavors. The agency helps build strong arts organizations at the local and statewide level, directly supports arts programs for all citizens, assists with the professional development of arts leaders, supports arts education in schools in all areas of the state, and promotes awareness of the value of the arts. The agency does this by administering a number of competitive grant programs and special initiatives, collecting and disseminating information, and assisting organizations and individuals.”
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 28, 2010
|ˈpivət| – a rendering by me done in the very cool google sketch-up
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 26, 2010
Thanks to Tamara Straus for reminding me in this article about the 510Arts.com website. Bringing together the 4 communities of Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, and Emeryville it is a great place to get started on an exploration of the East Bay Arts Scene.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 25, 2010
Presented by Americans for the Arts, the National Arts Index is a highly distilled annual measure of the health and vitality of arts in the United States by using 76 equal weighted, national-level indicators of arts activity. This report covers an 11-year period, from 1998 to 2008. Download a pdf, listen to a podcast and find out more here.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 23, 2010
I would like to highlight an organization that works to combat censorship for the visual arts. The National Coalition Against Censorship has many different programs dedicated to protecting free expression including a project specific to visual arts advocacy.
The NCAC website has many resources including an ‘art law library’ and a news page. The work that they do (an example can be seen in this letter protesting the removal of a painting from an exhibition because it depicted a *gasp* nude figure) is critical to maintaining freedom of expression and inquiry.
The NCAC is also involved with the File Room project by artist Antonio Muntadas.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 22, 2010
The Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar is dedicated to the notion that in Berkeley every day is an arts festival. A cool online arts calendar!
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 21, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 19, 2010
The exhibition How Many Billboards ? looks to be a promising exploration of art in public spaces.
The central question it raises, according to the director Kimberli Meyer, is whether or not contemporary art can or should periodically replace media advertising. A very interesting inquiry with some great artist involvement. Among the 20+ participating artists are Kenneth Anger, Allan Sekula, and Ken Gonzales-Day.
Visit the link for a map, an exhibition blog and many more details…could be the perfect excuse to visit L.A. this spring!
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 18, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 17, 2010
a very informative article about the Magnum Archive relocation and sale – from Wired
The Story Behind the Legendary Magnum Archive Sale
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Posted by pivotartgallery on February 16, 2010
The Indiana Museum of Art announced that its technology department will be taking a new, consultative approach to its engagement with peer institutions and other members of the non-profit arts community. Known as the IMA Lab, the technology team “…will spearhead innovations in museum technology by consulting to other museums and not for profits on digital projects”. Read more here.
They have already developed many innovative uses of technology including an informative and fun blog. I have also mentioned one of my favorites, ‘Art Babble’ before. The Dashboard that they have developed to track data like museum visits, endowment, and even energy consumption is very impressive. This is definitely an institution to keep an eye on!
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 14, 2010
a great google map created by the folks at rowan morrison
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 12, 2010
Extended Hours at Giorgi for Pixels Show
The Giorgi Gallery show, “Pixels At An Exhibition,” is a collaboration between composer/artist Knox Bronson’s pixelsatanexhibition.com website and architect/artist Rae Douglas’s Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 11, 2010
THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT seeks limited edition sets of posters from artists, designers and design firms from around the world. See this link for more information: thehaitiposterproject.com
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 11, 2010
Cape Neddick, Maine – August 2007 from Steven H Silberg on Vimeo.
Artist Steven H. Silberg creates work that provokes us into re-evaluating the way we experience everyday images. His expansion of the still photographic image into longer “exposures” presents us with a final image that indicates the passage of time, the subject, and the process in a single visual experience.
By translating the traditional photographic technique of long exposure into contemporary computer imaging methods, Silberg challenges and expands our perception of what information an image can contain and how beautifully that information can be conveyed.
The amazing image below is a compilation of the video above – what an excellent solution to viewing motion in a single frame!
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 9, 2010
Astro_Soichi has been posting regular Twitter updates and amazing TwitPics from outer space.
Astro_Jose also has many amazing images.
In my opinion, images are a necessary tool for communication. Of course there are exceptions to every rule and every person has an individual response to different stimuli, but spend some time with the images above and I am sure the experience would have enhanced your perception just a bit.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 8, 2010
See this interview with Iwan Wirth and his perspective on opening a new gallery after the recession. He also shares his views about the art market in general.
Great questions by Charlotte Burns!
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 7, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 3, 2010
As a student at UT, I was amazed to see the Harry Ransom Center‘s copy of the 1455 Gutenberg Bible. I am confident that the Magnum Archive will be in good hands.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 2, 2010
UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.
All materials on UbuWeb are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s).
UbuWeb is completely free.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 1, 2010