Showing posts from 2015

Marina Reiter and Agora Gallery : : Featured on Conceptual Art Network, ltd's 200 Blogs and Sites. Will You Be Next?

Portals of Perception
November 23 - December 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 6-8 pm
When We Were Young and Had No Worries   Oil on Canvas   24" x 36"In an exuberant world of atmospheric color, Marina Reiter conjures intriguing biomorphic forms into existence. Often connected by intersecting lines and hashes, these creatures float in perpetual congress. Their smooth shapes give the impression of three-dimensional depth, heightened by the soft flatness of her shimmering pastel backgrounds. Careful balance of color and form ensures a harmony throughout the composition. For Reiter, the connections are important – this is the way that humans and emotions interact – as she says, “We enter this world to reach out and connect. We are not bound by space and time”. Her paintings are a celebration of everything that unties us and pulls us apart. Heavily influenced by the work of Wassily Kandinsky, her pieces channel the spirit of Surreal abstraction and Constructio…

Marina Abramoviç , (four Performances 1975 -76) : : Performance Art Starts and Ends with Self

Published on Jul 15, 2013 Marina Abramović (born November 30, 1946 in Belgrade) is a New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the "grandmother of performance art". Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.
4 Performances by Marina Abramovic, 1975-1976

1.Art must be beautiful, Artist must be beautiful.

2.Freeing the voice

3.Freeing the memory

4.Freeing the body.

Galerie Mike Steiner, Berlin, December, 1976.

54 min.
Taken by CategoryEntertainment LicenseStandard YouTube License

Joseph Beuys : : Every Man is a Plastic Artist

Joseph Beuys was a German-born artist active in Europe and the United States from the 1950's through the early 1980's, who came to be loosely associated with that era's international,  proto-Conceptual art movement, Fluxus. Beuys' diverse body of work ranges from traditional media of drawing, painting, and sculpture, to process-oriented, or time-based "action" art, the performance of which suggested how art may exercise a healing effect (on both the artist and the audience) when it takes up psychological, social, and/or political subjects. Beuys is especially famous for works incorporating animal fat and felt, two common materials - one organic, the other fabricated, or industrial - that had profound personal meaning to the artist. They were also recurring motifs in works suggesting that art, common materials, and one's "everyday life" were ultimately inseparable.

"Every man is a plastic artist who must determine things for himself."


Dan Graham :: Voyeuristic Elements of Design in the Built World : Lisson Gallery

1 / 28 Dan Graham
Present Continuous Past(s), 1974Performance, John Gibson Gallery, New York 1975


For fifty years, Dan Graham has traced the symbiosis between architectural environments and their inhabitants. With a practice that encompasses curating, writing, performance, installation, video, photography and architecture, his analytical bent first came to attention with Homes for America (1966–67), a sequence of photos of suburban development in New Jersey, accompanied by a text charting the economics of land use and the obsolescence of architecture and craftsmanship. Graham’s critical engagement manifests most alluringly in the glass and mirrored pavilions, which he has designed since the late 1970s and which have been realized in sites all over the world. These instruments of reflection – visual and cognitive – highlight the voyeuristic elements of design in the built world; poised between sculpture and architecture, they glean a sparseness from 1960s Minimalism, redolent o…

Copy of chasealias, the most dangerous artist in america :: alter art...

Published on Aug 21, 2015
chasealias, the most dangerous artist in america :: alter artist (alter-ism)

the danger I pose
exposing reality
every human being
has a right to choose
To be whoever


Alter Art, An emergence theory in conceptual/performance art utilizes online avatars to question the reality of identity. Simultaneously creating a cultural Mise en Scene. The Use of Social Media, Immersion/Gonzo Journalism, Method Acting Characterization and Mimetic Style Self Imagery has allowed chasealias and his many other pseudonyms to become a mainstay in the cultural lexicon.

It has been scientifically proven that a photographic image/capture and especially a video still or screen capture resonate within the human subconscious far greater that any form of media we currently have to offer. Making it the most effective communication tool. Perhaps that's why chasealias, b. holden vance III, bryan cubby brent, tony marini, pawl stuart, retweet critique, i am …

Bored Shorts as Chase Alias

Friday, August 14, 2015Bored Shorts as Chase Alias

Barbara Kruger Creates Works that Speak to Many...Each Work Begins with Herself

BARBARA KRUGERFEMINIST ARTIST American conceptual/ pop artist Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945 and left there in 1964 to attend Syracuse University. Early on she developed an interest in graphic design, poetry, writing and attended poetry readings. After studying for a year at Syracuse she moved to New York where she began attending Parsons School of Design in 1965. She studied with fellow artists/photographers Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel, who introduced Kruger to other photographers and fashion/magazine sub-cultures. After a year at Parsons, Kruger again left school and worked at Condé Nast Publications in 1966. Not long after she started to work at Mademoiselle magazine as an entry-level designer, she was promoted to head designer a year later. Later still she worked as a graphic designer, art director, and picture editor in the art departments at “House and Garden”, “Aperture,” and did magazine layouts, book jacket designs, and freelance picture editing for o…

DS Pollack's Use of Alter's Question the Reality of Identity in Bugchaser, Who I M Series, 2010-2014

Performance Art Can Sometimes Place the Artist's Vessel in Harm's Way the Sake of Art. -@Chasealias 

The value of "interpretation" is that through it, one might expose reality, or explain oneself. -Ai WeiWei

Who I M Series, 2010 - 2014, 
Affective Memory Screen Capture 
as Chase Alias by DS Pollack
Includes Instant Message Conversations.

DS Pollack brings to the Conceptual Art Genre of Performance Art
the Use of Alters, Questioning the Reality of Identity


Curator's Choice: Dystopian Manga in Pierre Huyghe's One Million Kingdoms at Tate Liverpool | Culture24

© Tate Liverpool, Laura Deveney “When I was in my teens I had a subscription to a magazine that championed Japanese pop culture; it introduced me to the edgy and frequently beautifully rendered worlds of Anime and Manga – Japanese animation and comic books.

I was hooked in particular by the style of illustration used to bring the characters that populated these stories to life – all cool, angular hair and androgynous features. Years later I’m still a sucker for films by the likes of Studio Ghibli, the producer of contemporary classics such as Spirited Away, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises.

It’s fascinating to see how something that was once so niche has become ‘just’ another way for western audiences to consume animated film. Despite its adoption by the mainstream, however, I don’t think I ever envisaged seeing anything inspired by this medium exhibited at Tate Liverpool.

Enter Pierre Huyghe’s One Million Kingdoms, made in 2001. One ‘chapter’ of No Ghost Just a Shell, a collaborative projec…