ALOTTATHISALOTTATHAT – Art Intersecting “Innovation” and Equaling Nothing from

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…

MCA Denver, Exploring the CounterCulture (West Coast Style) from

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…

Isca Greenfield-Sanders & Marc Brandenburg in Denver

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

Energy Effects and Objectophillia on

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.