Words from our Director, Nayland Blake: It used to be said that sculpture was the thing you fell over when you backed up to get a better look at a painting. Now the same could be said for photography. One of the many effects of the digitization of photographic proceses has been to make it… Continue reading FOUND IN TRANSLATION, ICP-Bard’s MFA Group Show from the Class of 2014
I have two examples about a piece that I changed my mind of. Both are paintings that are part of the art History, with capital H: La Gioconda, and Guernica. I have always admire both paintings, and my change of opinion has nothing to do about first liking it and then not, or vice versa.… Continue reading Changing My Tune
An interview with Patricia Silva about her thesis show, Rehearse/Resite.
Im obsessed with Arnold Genthe’s photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown from the 1890‘s. His photographies live in a book titled Old Chinatown that was edited in 1909 by Moffat, Yard and Company in New York. The first time I saw the book, was on my Ipad on Kindle. I thought it to be a very… Continue reading An Obsession is an obsession is an obsession
“I will bring you down baby, I will bring you down to Chinatown.” -Robert De Niro. Meet The Parents. 2010 Almost every big city in the world has a Chinese neighborhood known as Chinatown. When I was little I came to New York and I remember that my mother took us to a restaurant in… Continue reading I will bring you down baby, I will bring you down to Chinatown
"Who is the art world's greatest villain?" was Nayland Blake's question to the Class of 2014 during last week's Graduate Seminar. From challenging the existence of a villain at all, to psychological malaises and whale killing, click-through to see the responses of Kathy Akey, Laura A González, Kasia Gumpert, Marina Leybishkis, Xavier Luján, Emilie Lundstrøm, Nina Méndez-Martí, Juana Romero, Aline Shkurovich, Kory Trolio,… Continue reading The Greatest Villain of the Art World