Here is a video of the Liberators exhibit on display through September 26, 2010 at Museo de las Americas in Denver. The video originally appeared on adobeairstream.com.
Is a Titan IV Stage II rocket engine a work of art? It was designed to fly to Saturn, but never made the journey. How about a B61 Thermonuclear Bomb? According to Adam Lerner and Paul Andersen, curators of Energy Effects: Art and Artifacts from the Landscape of Glorious Excess “nuclear weapons are designed to produce fear, and thereby they are made specifically to prevent their own use.” Try telling that to the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Everything you wanted to know about the Biennial of the Americas and more happening in Denver this summer.
Is the Denver Biennial already a success as Mayor Hickenlooper claims? Yes and No. Read more here in Leanne Goebel’s post on Huffington Post.
Was Wael Shawky censored by SITE Santa Fe? And did they have reasonable grounds to ask him to change his concept? He did, but the controversy remains when the artist showed his New Mexico work in Egypt and Jordan.
What do a business man, a sports guy and Bruce Mau all have in commong? Denver’s Biennial of the Americas, which proudly touts itself as a biennial with scientists and thinkers. But what about the art?
This global focus of the art world, the film world, the creative world on the demand of the market has eroded a sense of community.
“This isn’t a biennial of contemporary art in the traditional sense. Our goal is to reinvent the notion of a biennial and take it a step further.”
Basualdo said choosing Nauman to represent the United States was simple.
“He is an artist’s artist,” Basualdo said. Nauman was also forefront in the minds of the Philadelphia curators, because they were in the process of acquiring Nauman’s 1967 neon, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths.
Media Credit: Courtesy of Albuquerque Museum “Swoop” by Julia Barello, featured at the second annual Biennial Southwest exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum. The second installment of Biennial Southwest at The Albuquerque Museum, features 83 works from artists in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Artists competed for cash awards totaling $10,500 in a variety of categories. … Read more