Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Stirring Pictorial Essay

Monday, February 26, 2007

Homies on the west coast, check it:
New Girls Network
There are a few important codes of ethics in the contemporary art world. They tend to go unspoken, but everyone knows them. Among these are the edicts that you shouldn't curate your own work, and you should be very careful about curating the work of close friends and partners, past or present. Shared Women, a major group exhibition opening this Wednesday at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), kicks those rules to the curb. There is certainly a tongue-in-cheek element to this organizing principle, as manifest in curators A.L. Steiner, Emily Roysdon, and Eve Fowler's description of Shared Women as 'an exhibition that is dependent on cronyism, feminism, and nepotism.' While this type of insider trading has gone a long way in establishing the members of many an 'old boys network,' the practice's recontextualization from a feminist perspective formulates what the organizers call a 'dirty commerce' which is truly predicated on collaboration, support, and the constructive critique necessary for growth in the art world. Needless to say, the esteemed curators included themselves in this show, along with several strongly emerging artists, including Amy Adler, Chicks On Speed, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, JD Samson, K8 Hardy, Kathe Burkhart, Leidy Churchman, Stanya Kahn & Harry Dodge, Tara Mateik, Ulrike Mueller, and others--many of whom take up extant tools, ideologies, and objects in new, media-specific ways. - Marisa Olson

6522 Hollywood Boulevard LA OPENING tonight! 2/28
Curated by A.L. Steiner, Emily Roysdon and Eve Fowler
Featuring works by: A.K. Burns, A.L. Steiner, Amy Adler, Ashley Reid, Carrie Moyer, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Chicks On Speed, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Deborah Schamoni, Edie Fake & Dewayne Slightweight, Ellie Murphy, Emily Roysdon, Erika Vogt, Eve Fowler, GB Jones, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Goody-B Wiseman, Heather Cassils, James Tsang, JD Samson, Jeanine Oleson, Jennifer Reeves & M.M. Serra, K8 Hardy, Kathe Burkhart, Leidy Churchman, Lindsay Brant, Lisi Raskin & Aaron Brewer, Marriage, Math Bass, Michelle Dizon, Nicola Tyson, Nicole Eisenman, Paige Gratland, robbinschilds, Shannon Ebner, Sharon Hayes, Shelia Pepe, Stanya Kahn & Harry Dodge, Suzanne Wright, Taisha Paggett, Tara Mateik, The Third Leg and Ulrike Miller.

BBC News **FLASH** Mice in tennis balls! In related yet unrelated news, ABCN is taking up a collection to get this guy a tennis ball with A/C

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Some highlights from a quick trip to The Forest yesterday.
Huang Yong Ping
David LaChapelle
Daniel Buren (!)
Rachel Harrison
Justin Lieberman's family sitting around his confrence table discussing Judy Chicago's Dinner Party.
What did everyone see this weekend? What did you like? Did you need to use wepons at any point?

Friday, February 23, 2007

A few things we spotted last night at the Armory, Linda Benglis 1969 "fallen Painting". Carol Dunham makes great drawings though we couldn't care less about his painting. Albert Olhen, (click on the collage to see it bigger). What we think is a brilliant new Rachel Harrison although it doesnt look like any kind of Rachel Harrison we've seen before, it was at the Greene Neftali booth. Dr. Laurie Weeks and Greg Bogin hanging out at the Leo Koenig booth in front of a beautiful Wendy White painting and sculpture (!)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


There are 3 cds worth of genius music here, 2/3 of the 60 songs on these cds are new and unreleased, this is a fucken brilliant collection, get it! Boadwee, I mean you!

The Triple CD compilation GIRL MONSTER Volume 1

Chicks On Speed Records celebrates the re-written history and future of womens creative audio outputs, to further invent and challenge the future of music and push the boundaries of sound and pop around the world!!!

GIRL MONSTER tells a rich historical story, from the original girl monsters of punk and post punk to contemporary tricksters and electro-rock pranksters

Female heroes of the late 70ies and early 80ies like The Slits, The Raincoats or Malaria! appear alongside contemporary classics like Björk, Le Tigre, Peaches or Chicks On Speed. But what sets the compilation apart from all the other compilations around the topic of Women and Music is that it is not just a collection of what everybody knows already, packaged under the misleading slogan of Women in Rock, instead this compilation creates a movement of its own

Download some tracks from Myspace

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Warrior Kites Behind the Dancer's Mask

Q: When should I begin Aerobicizing my soul?

A: When the foreign aria of your flesh becames atonally grotesque mostly.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Things that would help:
Pool therapy
ritual winter dance
liquor parade
Surgery party

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Like night and day or like day and day?

Frida was impailed by a pole in a bus accident, I was bending over to clean the cat litter, the common donominator here is the nightmare of having a body. I have been shuffling around The Mounds for a week now, stoically keeping my pain secret inside the prison house of myself, but the ills that flesh is heir to demand to be heard. The vail of wellness, Lifted!

Lumbar: Fuck Fuck Fuck, Ouchy!

There are a lot of problems with this pitiful body, but the nettle in my bramble, the thorn in my thong if you will, is reoccuring lower back pain. I would not throw away the opportunity to get it replaced with a bionic back or a doric collum like Frida here.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Ruh-row... (click here for links)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Astronauts and Diapers: Spacewalking astronauts wear large, absorbent diapers called Maximum Absorption Garments (MAG) to collect urine and feces while in a spacesuit. It is the finest and most absorbent diaper ever made! The astronaut disposes the MAG when the spacewalk is over and he/she gets dressed in regular work clothes.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sorry about the news black out, George (aka Crazy Porkchop) is home and playing the cute card to her full advantage. I miss everyone! Thanks for all the sweet comments on the last post... My camera broke as I was trying to upload a picture of her to post last night, so that'll have to wait till we get a chance to buy a new camera which will be sometime in the next millenia.

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