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.
Pagosa seeks new home for arts council was published December 11, 2009 in the Durango Herald. The Pagosa Springs Town Council voted unanimously Nov. 3 to demolish this log cabin that was home to the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, leaving the organization without a home. New video and drawings flaunt dystopias from adobeairstream February 13,…
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.
Recent articles written by Leanne Goebel published at adobeairstream.com include “Chicken Shack Village” at BMOCA, Christoph Heinrich name director of Denver Art Museum, Embrace!, and the re opening of Donald Judd’s concrete works in Marfa, TX
If the roots of urban Denver lie in the collision of small-town America and car culture, then where can new roots of urbane cultural Denver take hold? DAM is like a teenager who puts on fancy designer clothes to be popular but doesn’t fully embrace the inborn pragmatism of cowboy boots.
Instead of a 250 item design exhibit that looks forward to where design is going, Denver Art Museum’s new design curator Darrin Alfred has put together a show currently on display that looks backward:”The Psychedelic Experience, Rock Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area, 1965-71.”