February 29th 2012
Re: David Teeple, WALKING WATER, March 2, 7PM, UMass MoCA, UMass, Amherst
From: Artist Organized Art
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UMass, Amherst, March 2, 7 PM
a performance by David Teeple
Also, from Holyoke based performance group SWITCH: DRIP MUSIC by George Brecht
(a seminal Fluxus work performed by Jessica Higgins) and works with Mary Averill, Erika Knerr, GLOVE, Denis Luzuriaga and others
Walking Water Is An Evening of Performance Art At The University Museum Of Contemporary Art, in association with the exhibition Thinking Water: Poetry, Systems and Politics by David Teeple
This performance evening is part of David Teeple: Dialogue with a Collection, Thinking Water: Poetry, Systems and Politics. The exhibition is part of a series of exhibitions at the University Museum of Contemporary Art in which artists are invited to integrate their own works with pieces they select from the museum’s works-on-paper collection, which includes over 2600 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs.
It features work by David Teeple alongside works he has selected and placed in direct dialogue with his own sculptures and works on paper.
Teeple’s works reference rivers, aquifers and the hydrologic cycle in context to systems of economy, society, nature and science. They include the construction of glass tanks containing water, video images, sculptural pieces derived from bathymetry, vector drawings based on satellite imagery, and laser cut objects. Moreover, the exhibition includes paintings and silk-screens of river systems to create interwoven patterns and structures.
Artists from the museum’s collection in Thinking Water: Poetry, Systems and Politics include: Ansel Adams, Agnes C. Denes, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Lucio Pozzi, Richard Serra, Alan Sonfist, David Teeple, Jane Tuckerman and Jessica Weiss
UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
Massachusetts Artists have a public TV hit with “SWITCH” produced in Holyoke, a city going digital with visionary Mayor Alex Morse (23.) Syndicated throughout Massachusetts and other states, a new art for community television project easily finds programming on channels serving over 70,000 households and generated over 22,000 impressions on a recent web announcement. What happens to a city when artists make decisions about public policy? Announcing HolyokeTV.org, where artists and the city of Holyoke engage.
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On the internet..
In and around the Piazza Sordello!
And who knows where else!?
Temporary Art Manto (MAT / tam) will secretly occur, suddenly, for brief moments and in varied sites..
..even in art spaces.
The events or exhibits happen when they happen, unannounced except by word of mouth or word of web, surviving for almost 60 minutes. While Temporary Art Manto suddenly emerges, its de-programmed events generate their own meaning.
“These are exhibitions or events, things done by people we come to know, whom we ask to do something: friends, family, acquaintances, ourselves and especially many others. They are things to see, but then it also happens that there is stuff to read or listen to or touch or taste or smell.” — Annarosa Buttarelli and Lucio Pozzi
Though Mantova itself is an ideal center for reticent, yet public, action, it also forms an awareness that sprouts like a weed. From Mantova, MAT / tam comes up everywhere: Lodz, Ulan Bator, Oaxaca, Bamako, Paris, Asuncion, even Mantova.
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On the web: suggested search “MAT / tam”
On the ground: suggested search “Piazza Sordello”
Manto: is the mythical Priestess Founder of Mantova.
#129: OUT OF THE BOX
Calling all kindred spirits…
Please support the first new issue of New Observations in 10 years.
With strong resolve, it is my pleasure to relaunch New Observations, the historic editorial laboratory of art, with guest editors Joshua Selman and Lance Fung, titled “Out Of The Box,” in the first half of 2012. The 1st new issue (#129) will be an extraordinary, oxygenating leap within the Magazine’s 30 year lifespan. I have great faith in Joshua and Lance who I have known for decades. Their unique ways of navigating through a commercial art world inspire me. Our vision for the 2012 lineup inspires each of us and will inspire YOU, our readers. Together, we will examine, through a list of world famous artists, newcomers and those you’ve never heard of, ways that artists fearlessly offer their authenticity.
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