Monday, June 30, 2008

If you are in Berlin: "THE FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT"

The FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT will open on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 with a GRAND OPENING and will run throughout the summer with a program of an exhibition opening every day!
The FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT is initiated by GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTEL, BERLIN in cooperation with the artists and others to provide an interface for contemporary strategies and activities in art and culture as well as a resort for artists in Berlin Kreuzberg. Food and drinks are available.
Forgotten Bar Project
Schönleinstrasse 28
10967 Berlin Kreuzberg
T +49 1638476690

open daily 12 – 2 pm and 6 - 11 pm
Participants of the FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT in July are:
Nevin Aladag, Kenneth Anger, Julieta Aranda, ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS, Cynthia Beatt, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Margherita Belaief, Tobias Bernstrup, Ellen Blumenstein, Robert Breer, John Bock, Andre Butzer, Bruce Conner, Maike Cruse, Amie Dicke, Nathalie Djurberg, Iris van Dongen, Hans Jörg Dobliar, Jürgen von Dückerhoff, Antje Ehmann, Erro, Harun Farocki, Federico Fellini, Abel Ferrara, Oskar Fischinger, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Tatjana Greiner / Tim Voss, Andreas Golder, Brion Gysin, Mathilde ter Heijne, Thomas Helbig, Judith Hopf / Deborah Schamoni, Sofia Hultén, Christian Jankowski, Lisa Junghanß, Frank Kalero, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kleckner, Dirk Lange, Jeppe Laursen, Joep van Liefland, Atelier van Lieshout, Norman McLaren, Jonathan Meese, Christopher Miner, László Moholy-Nagy, Aaron Moulton, Stefan Mörsch, Samuel Nyholm, Julia Oschatz, Maeghan Reid, Daniel Richter, Patrick Rieve, Markus Selg, Seb Patane, Nina Paley, Raymond Pettibon, Javier Peres, Jon Pylypchuk, Pirat Byran, Benja Sachau, Dean Sameshima, Arcangelo Sassolino, Paul Sharits, Christoph Schlingensief, Ian Somerville, Katja Strunz, Alexandros Tzannis, Heike Tosun, Malte Urbschat, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Slavko Vorkapich, Sebastian Zarius
01 TUE GRAND OPENING / with Nevin Aladag, Julieta Aranda, ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Amie Dicke, Iris van Dongen, Hans Jörg Dobliar, Antje Ehmann, Harun Farocki, Andreas Golder, Thomas Helbig, Christian Jankowski, Dionisis Kavallieratos, John Kleckner, Annika Larsson, Joep van Liefland, Christopher Miner, Maeghan Reid, Patrick Rieve, Dean Sameshima, Arcangelo Sassolino, Alexandros Tzannis, Malte Urbschat, Sebastian Zarius
02 WED DOUBLE ANGER / 2 Films by Kenneth Anger
04 FRI UNCLE SAM’S MOTHER / Group Material
05 SAT PICTURES / works by Dean Sameshima
07 MON GUILIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI / Movie by Federico Fellini presented by Amie Dicke
09 WED MATERIAL / Amie Dicke
10 THU NEW WORKS / New films by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki
11 FRI CHOOSE 1 / Groupshow with 10 artists initiated by Ellen Blumenstein, starting with Gabriel Acevedo Velarde who will be invited by the curator and who then invites another artist ...
12 SAT FRA, DIRTY SOCKS, NEON LOVE, PIRATE FILM AND MORE... / with Tobias Bernstrup, Annika Larsson, Samuel Nyholm, Pirat Byran
14 MON Four Films by Antony Balch in collaboration with William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Ian Somerville presented by Cynthia Beatt
15 TUE MEN AND DEPRESSION / Joep van Liefland
16 WED SAMMLUNG TAUBENSTRASSE / with Atelier van Lieshout, John Bock, Andre Butzer, Jürgen von Dückerhoff, Erro, Tatjana Greiner / Tim Voss, Jonathan Meese, Stefan Mörsch, Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Richter, Markus Selg
17 THU CLASSICS AL DIA 08 / Experimental Films by László Moholy-Nagy, Robert Breer, Oskar Fischinger, Paul Sharits, Norman McLaren and others selected by Xavier Garcia Puerto and accompanied by original soundtrack mixed with life improvisations by Frank Kalero
18 FRI HIPIC / project initiated by artists in China, presented by Sine Bepler
20 SUN LANGE ROCHADE / Malte Urbschat
21 MON THE DRILLER KILLER / Movie by Abel Ferrara, presented by Anna-Catharina Gebbers
22 TUE THE DRILLER KILLER II / Videos by Nathalie Djurberg, Judith Hopf/Deborah Schamoni, Sofia Hultén, Lisa Junghanß, Julia Oschatz, Christoph Schlingensief, Katja Strunz, Mathilde ter Heijne and others presented by Anna-Catharina Gebbers
24 THU DIRK LANGE, SEB PATANE, JON PYLYPCHUK, BENJA SACHAU / Group Show presented by Heiko Tosun
27 SUN VOICE OVER / works by Nevin Aladag and Daniel Knorr
28 MON BRAZIL / Movie by Terry Gilliam

Friday, June 27, 2008

PROPOSAL, NYC: Capricious Space: Summer Reading

Capricious Space: Summer Reading

This August, Capricious Space will be transformed into a magical, sunlit library – a haven for reading, reflection and retreat from reality – through the display of a very special collection of photo-based artists’ books, submitted by you!

With your help, we will showcase Books as artworks, books about artists, scrolls in jars, carefully sewn Xeroxes, one-of-a-kind and weird books, books created by and/or about you!

Please mail us your photography-based artist book and we will display it for the duration of the exhibition. Then if you choose to include return shipping fees, we will very happily return it to you, OR we would love to give your book a permanent home in our Capricious Space archive.

Send an email letting us know that you'll be participating and then send a single copy of your artist book to the following address, no later than Friday, August 1, 2008:

Capricious Space
Summer Reading Submissions
302 Bedford Avenue #114
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Thanks in advance! We look forward to giving a summer home to your book!

Warm regards,


302 Bedford Avenue #114
Brooklyn, NY 11211
103 Broadway
Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Monday, June 23, 2008

If your in NYC, "The Left Hand of Darkness"

The Left Hand of Darkness

June 26 – August 15, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 26th, 6-8 pm

Group show with works by

Michael Bilsborough
Monica Bonvicini
C.R.E.E., P
Kathryn Garcia
Matt Greene
Paul Kopkau
Sarah Lucas
Tara Mateik
Slava Mogutin
Michael Portnoy
Tracey Rose
Ryan Trecartin
Matthias Vriens
Tobaron Waxman

Curated by Sarvia Jasso and Yasmine Dubois

The Project
37 West 57th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019
T 212.688.1585

Tammy Rae Carland Opening, thanks to sid sarshar

Babylon Falling, ONE YEAR PARTY!

Join us as Babylon Falling celebrates one year as an independent bookstore on Thursday, June 26, at 7 pm. David Choong Lee will be the dj for the night and we will also be unveiling a new line of t-shirts featuring artwork by the various artists who have shown their work at Babylon Falling within the past 12 months

Printed locally the Babylon Falling t-shirt line is the result of an organic process of community and collaboration and will be exclusive to the store. The following artists have contributed designs: Emory Douglas, David Choong Lee, Peter Simon, Le Bijoutier, Robert Bowen, D Young V, John Felix Arnold III and Simon Benjamin/Kingston 6.

Drinks and music as always! The reggae photography of Peter Simon will still be on display and we will also have most of the source artwork from the tshirts above the bar, including the original Black Panther Newspaper from June 27, 1970 featuring the artwork on the Emory Douglas tshir

Our one year anniversary sale will continue through Wednesday. Take advantage while you can.

50% off all tshirts - Com-Raid (Babylon Falling is the only Com-Raid retailer on the west coast), Proletariat, Scum Life, Jask, David Choong Lee, and Listen Clothing

20% off all toys & DVDS - This includes the new releases that are coming in next week from MindStyle and Jamungo. Really there is no other time that we would have a sale on the toys. Same goes for the DVDs.

10% off all books - This includes already discounted Hardcover New Releases allowing you to pick up great new titles at 30% off retail. Craziness.

Babylon Falling
1017 Bush St (@Jones)
San Francisco, CA 94109


Store Hours

Tues-Fri: 12-9pm
Sat & Sun: 12-7pm
Closed Mondays

Friday, June 20, 2008

SFBG "Best of the Bay", 2008


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Make sure to check out TULIPS & ROSES

TULIPS & ROSES is a new art gallery based in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Opening reception // Tammy Rae Carland // June 20, 7-11pm

For her first solo exhibition at Silverman Gallery An Archive of Feelings selects new photographs and video works by Tammy Rae Carland that are themed around holding on to or at least remembering the things that are hard to let go of. On view from June 20 – July 27, 2008 An Archive of Feelings embodies Carland’s personal experiences and relationships to family, friends and ex-lovers. Borrowing its title and sensibility from Ann Cvetkovich's book by the same name, An Archive of Feelings reaches out to the viewer without being overly sentimental.

Grief can often be so monumental that we resort to erecting monuments in it's honor; things and places bigger than us, that tower over the delicacies of our experience, rendering our feelings inefficient and inept. But what of all the little things we save, or purge, the things that are supposed to survive when bodies, moments and love do not? What becomes of all the personal hand held monuments that can electrify memory and experience? They become photographs because for Carland, a photograph is literally a trace, a sign, a symbol or evidence of something that was, something that existed somewhere - however fleeting that existence might have been.

Depicted in An Archive of Feelings are what serve us when the love object goes missing and we attach ourselves to the thing, the fetish, the photograph, in order to fill the void, in order to mend the gap and not sit empty with ourselves, with our feelings. My Inheritance, the largest work in the exhibition is comprised of all the objects Carland took from her mothers house after her passing. These are not the objects left to Carland but rather the items that triggered an emotional reaction, a memory or a moment. The work is in that sense an homage or an archive, and leaves the viewer with an intense, sincere and uncomfortably emotional impression.

Of the 21 objects in My Inheritance most of them show wear or seem to have been used in everyday life. There is a beat up map of San Francisco, perhaps when Carland's mother would visit, a crossword puzzle yet to be finished, a burnt crochet coaster and a box full of scraps. While My Inheritance is perhaps more embedded in the context of loss, One Love Leads To Another (tapes), is more closely related to the issue of time, personal taste and gifting. The personal mixtape is in many ways an art form and carefully selecting and ordering the tracks a mixtape can create an artistic statement that is greater than the sum of its individual songs. For One Love Leads To Another (tapes) cassettes, cassette covers hand painted by friends and personal playslists lineup like an army. In this work, the songs, chosen by friends and lovers give us insight into some of Carland’s most personal relationships and at the same time acts as a gathering of distinct artistic practices.

What emanates from bodies, relationship and experience imprints itself in our memory via things and sensation, the thing itself holding and transmitting the sensation. An Archive of Feelings is an attempt to archive the impossible, the nebulous, the disappeared and the intangible – an incoherent archive of feelings.

Tammy Rae Carland “An Archive of Feelings”, June 20 – July 26, 2008

Opening reception, June 20, 7-11pm

804 Sutter Street @ Jones, San Francisco CA, 415.255.9508,,

Friday, June 13, 2008

40 works of video selected by Summer Guthery, Hanne Mugaas, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist. Hosting by Vimeo. Thanks to Mark Beasley for our title.

Featuring Uri Aran, Bad Beuys Entertainment, Tricia Baga, Chris Bors, Michael Bell-Smith, Charles Broskoski, Robert Cauble, Tyler Coburn, Jen DeNike, Carla Edwards, Lars Holdhus, Desiree Holman, Brian Kenny, Oliver Laric, Annika Larsson, Lars Laumann, Kalup Linzy, Guthrie Lonergan, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Gene McHugh, Jenn Norton, Geoffrey Pugen, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Jennifer Sullivan, Joshua Thorson, Skye Thorstenson, Brina Thurston, Whoop Dee Doo, and Damon Zucconi.

GLU CD party - Susanne M. Winterling

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New/Recent articles at

Jeff Koons @ the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago by Keith Brown, Chicago
In an interview with Rolling Stone in November of 2007, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z revealed that he owns works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Takashi Murakami. Within this very same month two Jeff Koons pieces Diamond (Blue), 1994-2005, and Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold), 1994-2006, sold for a combined $35.4 million, which shattered auction totals for a living artist. Ironically, we live in a world where rapping can provide you with the quality of wealth required to collect highly expensive works of fine art and artists' can make more money in two nights than most people can gross in a life time...

What Comes Naturally @ Fake Estate by Ana Finel Honigman, New York
Doing "What Comes Naturally," usually refers to something racier than floral painting. But New York's Fake Estates, the experimental group show by that name demonstrates that a sharp and gritty artistic imagination can make even modest flowers appear more raw and earthy than nature intended. In the gallery's 80 square foot space (it was once a utility closet for a photographer's studio in the Chelsea Arts Building) the eleven works on view offer a variable bouquet for the senses...

New Art Forum in San Francisco by Jessica Silverman
New Art Forum began on May 31 with visits to the artist's studios of Ali, Naschke Messing, Eric Reyes-Lamothe, and Leo Estevez in San Francisco and Oakland. Our group was intimate, myself, Maria del Carmen Carrion (Curator of New Langton Arts), Langton Arts; with Langton Board Kate Connally,Vice President, Addicting Games; and Verda Alexander,Partner,Studio O+a and some new faces! Art collectors keep surprising me – they're younger than I thought, more approachable, thoughtful and inquisitive...

Neo Rauch @ David Zwirner by Emily Schroeder, New York

Neo Rauch's paintings are said to be of dreams or by dreams. Rauch's work was described as a "neo-romantic socialist realism by way of Courbet, Delacroix, surrealism and Kippenberger," but also touches on Pop Art. The light seems to come from underneath in early canvases as any good Renaissance painting should, post conservation. Rauch's 2005 at David Zwirner, Regeneration, was aptly so...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Opening, Closing, Still have, Soon

Opening tomorrow:

Headlands Auction - go!

SFAC Gallery
A Complicated Dominion: Nature and New Political Narratives
June 12 - August 16, 2008
Opening June 12, 6pm

Closing soon:

Ratio 3 Gallery
Ryan McGinley : Spring and By Summer Fall

Closes June 21, 2008

Still have some time:

Jancar Jones
Sean Talley
Closes June 28, 2008

Triple Base
Closes June 29, 2008

Opening soon:

Silverman Gallery
Tammy Rae Carland, An Archive of Feelings
June 20, 7-11

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Many Mini Residency - Apply now!

Many Mini Residency

Dear Friends:

This is just a reminder that the deadline for Many Mini Residency is coming up on June 12th.

Many Mini Residency will be held during the first week of July at The Berlin Office, located in the Kreuzberg/Neukölln district of Berlin.

If you have any questions about this project, please let us know!


Residency awards will be announced by email and posted online June 15th.

Please see the website for more information.


Sarrita and Ryan

Many Mini Residency is a collaboration between Sarrita Hunn and Ryan Thayer in coordination with The Berlin Office.
Special thanks to Heidi Hove Pederson for her tremendous assistance and Jason Mortara for his inspirational project, The Dream House Residency