Archive for February, 2012

Monochrome (Think Yellow)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

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Yellow Reliquary for Your Yellow Hair or, Measuring the Distance Between Us On the Yellow Ray (2012). Inside vitrine: books, c-prints, frame, slides, cardboard, cassette tape and case, hair, record, wax, cloth standing in for the yellow international maritime semaphore flag denoting the letter “Q”, gold; on top of vitrine: flowers, vase, slide. Dimensions variable.

Installation view, “Monochrome,” SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland, 2012. See more images of the show, here.

Light Studies, Darker Properties

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

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I was in Porto last fall to write about a Leonor Antunes exhibition in the amazing pink Art Deco villa on the green, green grounds of the Serralves Foundation, and I ran into an artist I know—Charlotte Moth—who happened to be on a residency there. After spending a few lovely days with her and Serralves curator Ricardo Nicolau wandering around the modernist masterpieces along the coast, they asked me to contribute an essay to a catalogue they were planning to mark her residency and exhibition in Porto.

Here are some images of the resulting two-part catalogue: a book of essays by Ricardo (whose three pages of footnotes are a wonder), Sean Dower, and I, and a separate loose-leaf portfolio of photographs (inspired by a portfolio of images of Eileen Gray’s E-1027 house that Charlotte came across on her visit there). It’s really an astonishingly beautiful book, and can be ordered here.

Etude

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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Paolo in rehearsal for Alexandra Bachzetsis’s upcoming production Etude (2012), Kaserne, Basel. The gorgeous photo is by Melanie Hofmann. From Paolo’s nascent (work-in-progress) website: paolothorsennagel.com, with more pretty pictures, songs, and infos about the upcoming record and various projects.

Check It Out, as all the Swiss kids say.