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August 27, 2014 at 5:37pm
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Recipe For A Fluxus Research Residency

Recipe For A Fluxus Research Residency

What you will need: an invitation from Sarah Schultz and the Walker Art Center Open Field Team to consider Fluxus

Ingredients:

9 cups of tea, 4 beers and many conversations around the inherent nature of Fluxus with artist Chris Kallmyer. Set aside initial impressions to cure.

12 parts literature, notably Fluxus Experience by Hannah Higgins, with much Ben Vautier for humor, Alison Knowles for…

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March 23, 2014 at 10:29pm
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Amazing library archives at the Walker Art Center on Fluxus.

10:58am
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Rick Prelinger’s updated Appropriation Manifesto: contemporary practical thinking in the realm of creative practices. @wattis

Rick Prelinger’s updated Appropriation Manifesto: contemporary practical thinking in the realm of creative practices. @wattis

March 19, 2014 at 7:31pm
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When you least expect it!  It works.

When you least expect it! It works.

7:29pm
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Site research unplanned

Site research unplanned

7:26pm
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Hallway, artwork, and opportunity

Hallway, artwork, and opportunity

February 18, 2014 at 5:30am
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Public space (NY Pub Library)

5:28am
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Dainty graffiti.

Dainty graffiti.

5:26am
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Teenager.

5:22am
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Mid-century cannibalism by Stephanie Syjuco at the Recology Artist Residency show, which could easily be confused for a DWR/Ikea mashup.

5:12am
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All in a spectacular day’s work.

February 9, 2014 at 1:04am
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Whereas the real story of the United States Army’s art experts, and their last-ditch scramble across Europe to find looted masterpieces before the Germans burned them or the Russians stole them, is fascinating. It raises all kinds of thorny issues about how we determine cultural value, whether works of art are more than commodities and the nature of the changed relationship between Europe and America after 1945.

— http://www.salon.com/2014/02/07/george_clooneys_boring_european_vacation/

January 15, 2014 at 8:21am
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People Imitating Cats - Walker Catvidfest from Maria Mortati on Vimeo.

Final edit for Walker People Imitating Cats mobile video project

January 7, 2014 at 11:40pm
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Guggenheim seemed a natural fit for Christopher Wool.

11:33pm
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Reblogged from hyperallergic

Video Game Pits Museum Photographer vs. Security Guard

hyperallergic:

I recently considered the question of whether or not viewers should take photographs in art museums. It turns out there’s a video game in the works that makes that question an electronic challenge.

“No Photos, Please!” is the work of someone named…

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Fred Wilson should get a kick out of this.