Described as “part freestyle musical theater, part dessert reception,” the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver created a special event for participants of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) Summit, held in Denver at the Art Museum August 29-30. Adam Lerner, who sits on the board of COIN and his MCA creative team put together ALOTTATHISALOTTATHAT to show … Read more
Working in Mysterious Ways, “Continental Drift” Spotlights Contemporary Coloradans from adobeairstream.com
On June 30, 2011 I received a request for proposals and call to artists from Nora Burnett Abrams, associate curator at MCA/Denver, for a joint Colorado exhibition to be held at MCA and the Aspen Art Museum that is now under way. Artists were asked to submit their CV, a 250-word artist statement and up … Read more
The counterculture movement was in essence a western phenomenon. That’s the premise of West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977, a book and exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Yes, significant moments played out at Woodstock and in Greenwich Village, but the American West allowed … Read more
One building and 16 ounces of string, that’s what one finds at MCA/Denver. Of course it’s much more than that. The conceptual, minimalist sculptures of Fred Sandback create transparent planes that change the perspective of the otherwise bare galleries at the museum, providing new insight for the viewer. Sandback was born in 1943 and died … Read more
Art Writer Leanne Goebel reviews Dario Robleto’s ‘An Instinct Towards Life’ at MCA/Denver. The review was originally published on adobeairstream.com.
Art Writer Leanne Goebel reviews Hermann Nitsch and Bloodlines at MCA Denver, curated by Simon Zalkind.
Since the advent of photography, visual artists have taken to using photographic images as raw data they then translate from film or digital file to their chosen medium. With the death of film upon us, more and more contemporary artists seem to be exploring what that means. Currently on view in Denver are two such artists: Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Marc Brendenburg
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.
Visual Art Source is the partnership between ArtScene a California website and Art Ltd. magazine, which is expanding from it’s Los Angeles base and reaching eastward to capture both Santa Fe and Denver and beyond. I’m writing previews and recommendations for VAS of Denver and Colorado exhibitions. Here are two early entries that were featured … Read more