Public call: Day of Museum Solidarity – March 4, 2013
Call on museums and galleries across the globe to demonstrate solidarity with threatened Bosnian cultural institutions.
February 20: Sign up to participate
March 1: Take action, upload image
March 4: Promote the collective action
Dr. Azra Aksamija and the international platform www.cultureshutdown.net
March 4, the date of this Day of Museum Solidarity, marks the six-month anniversary of the Zemaljski Muzej’s closure. This crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina requires political, economic, and institutional solutions. By participating in the Day of Museum Solidarity, you will make an important and much needed contribution to resolving this crisis. This call is supported by CIMAM and more than 40 museums, galleries and universities across the globe. To participate, follow the simple directions provided on the CULTURESHUTDOWN website.
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 14, 2013
January 30 – April 28, 2013 at Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific FIlm Archive
Giorgio de Chirico: Melancholia, 1916
Oil on canvas; 20 x 26-1/2 in.
The Menil Collection, Houston.
Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston
In today’s digitized world, silence is increasingly elusive. For composer John Cage, the absence of sound was not merely elusive, it was impossible. His groundbreaking composition4’33” contained no actual music, but instead called attention to the ambient sounds surrounding the performance and its audience. He asserted “there is always something to see, something to hear.” On the occasion of Cage’s hundredth birthday, Silence presents nearly a century of modern and contemporary art and film to examine the spiritual, existential, and political aspects of silence.
Co-organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) and The Menil Collection in Houston, Silence presents a broad range of works, including iconic pieces by Joseph Beuys, Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Christian Marclay, Robert Rauschenberg, Doris Salcedo, Andy Warhol, and many other leading artists.
BAM/PFA’s presentation of Silence features a host of public programs, including an opening conversation between Toby Kamps, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection, and UC Berkeley psychology professor Dacher Keltner; a three-part series of Sunday morning meditations in the galleries; performances by sound artists Jacob Kirkegaard and Loren Chasse; and a series of L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFAevents inspired by the theme of silence.
Posted by pivotartgallery on January 27, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles has announced that it will launch MOCA TV, a new video channel for original contemporary art and culture programming, in July 2012. It will be part of YouTube’s new original channels initiative, announced in October 2011, to create one hundred new original channels with narrow content. MOCA is reportedly the first contemporary art museum to associate with a major media company in an online video-programming venture of this scale, and MOCA TV is the first contemporary art and culture channel to be included in YouTube’s new initiative.
Posted by pivotartgallery on July 1, 2012
Pacific Standard Time exhibits the history of art in Los Angeles from the post-World War II era through the 1960s and 1970s. By exploring the significance of this decisive period, the wide-ranging show encompasses media from ceramics to video; movements from L.A. Pop to conceptualism; and themes from cultural identity and politics to the history of artist collectives in Southern California.
a collaboration of more than 60 institutions across Southern California, it begins October 2011 and runs to April 2012. check out pacificstandardtime.org, for lots more information about the exhibitions.
An intermedia performance at CalArts, 1983. Courtesy of the CalArts Archive
Posted by pivotartgallery on November 30, 2011
Chris Fraser, One line drawing the view from my studio window — credit: courtesy of the artist
don’t miss Part II of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts sixth edition of its signature triennial event, Bay Area Now, a celebration of regional artists across an array of disciplines, from performance to visual art, to film/video.
when: July 9 – October 22, 2011
where: YBCA, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, Calif.
more info: www.ybca.org
Posted by pivotartgallery on July 29, 2011
Desirée Holman: video still composite from "Heterotopias," 2011; three-channel HD video; 13 mins.; courtesy of the artist and Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
who: Desirée Holman
when: June 26–September 18, 2011
Desirée Holman: Heterotopias / MATRIX 238 is curated by Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator Elizabeth Thomas.
Posted by pivotartgallery on June 26, 2011
Blue Star Museums is an NEA initiative offering free admission to museums for active duty military personnel ( & their families) from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
Find more info here: arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums
Posted by pivotartgallery on June 1, 2011
John Maeda, current president of RISD, presents on the abc’s at the Adobe Museum of Digital Media.
recommended! see it here: adobemuseum.com
Posted by pivotartgallery on April 29, 2011
Jill Magid: Closet Drama / MATRIX 237
Jill Magid: The Sky From the Capital Steps, 2010; digital photograph; courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris, New York.
March 20, 2011 – June 12, 2011 More info: bampfa.berkeley.edu
Posted by pivotartgallery on March 24, 2011
Posted by pivotartgallery on March 13, 2011
The exhibition features works by Mexican contemporary artists as well as international artists who share similar sensibilities.
It runs through May 15, 2011 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). more info here: mcasd.org
Carlos Amorales, The Horny Ghost 07, 2007, oil on canvas
Posted by pivotartgallery on March 9, 2011
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has created a website to let the public vote on video games that will be included in its first exhibit to explore the art of video games.
According to the site, the exhibit will “…explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers.”
go here to vote and for much more info: artofvideogames.org
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 21, 2011
Excursions into Domains of Familiarity and Surprise
Sunday, February 6, 3 p.m. @ BAM/PFA (free)
This event frames the research process, starting from the known and reaching forward to the unknown. The program includes a screening of Powers of Ten (and other special shorts) alongside sound experimentation with Marijke Jorritsma.
more info here: futurefarmers.com/powersoften
Posted by pivotartgallery on February 4, 2011
back in August I mentioned keeping an eye out for the Adobe Museum of Digital Art. it is now open and the inaugural exhibition is excellent!
take a look at the Uncanny Valley exhibition by artist Tony Oursler here
Posted by pivotartgallery on December 28, 2010
Brooklyn-based avant-garde ensemble NYMPH presents new music and artist Daniel Jay projects visuals celebrating our best friends – dogs.
L@te at BAM - tonight!
Posted by pivotartgallery on October 8, 2010
Two installations and 18 interventions make up The Marvelous Museum. An exhibition by artist Mark Dion who has selected a variety of objects from the Oakland Museum’s collections of close to two million items to address the history of OMCA and the nature of museums and collections.
The show will be up from September 11, 2010–March 6, 2011
For more information about the Oakland Museum of California, see museumca.org
For more information about Mark Dion, see wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Dion
Posted by pivotartgallery on September 11, 2010
coming soon – the Adobe Museum of Digital Art will present “groundbreaking” digital work that would not always be possible in a traditional museum.
Set to open in September of 2010.
Posted by pivotartgallery on August 12, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on July 24, 2010
what: Alison Gass, assistant curator of painting & sculpture at sfmoma shares her perspective on the video work ‘Squeeze’ (addressing issues of gender & labor & art) by Mika Rottenberg
where: SFMOMA, Haas Atrium
when: Thursday July 15, 2010 – 6:30 pm
the video installation is up until October 3, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on July 14, 2010
July 7, 2010 – August 22, 2010
In a special crossover project between the BAM/PFA’s MATRIX and L@TE programs, artist David Wilson will be in residence with site-specific installations, as well as programming a series of Friday-night performances.
more info including a short interview with the artist here: BAM/PFA – Art Exhibitions – David Wilson: Gatherings
Posted by pivotartgallery on July 6, 2010