Playing Catch Up

In an apparent need to defend the context of Chicken Sh@#: Exploring Urban Ecosystems, I would like to provide the city of Spokane and it’s art patrons with a few handpicked links that I feel are relevant to understanding the nature of our exhibition:

The Fountain (Marcel Duchamp)
Conceptual Art (Wiki)
Futurism (Art Movment Wiki)
Joseph Beuys (Artist/Theorist Wiki)
Process Art (Wiki)
Land Art (Wiki)
Environmental Art (Wiki)
Relational Art (Wiki)
theanyspacewhatever (2008 Guggenheim NY Exhibition)
The Art of Participation (2008 SFMOMA Exhibition)
PBS’ Art 21: Ecology episode (streaming)
Artist Cooperatives (Wiki)
Artist-Run Space (Wiki)
Portland State University’s Social Practice Program
Social Practice Wiki #1
Social Practice Wiki #2
Temporary Services (Wiki)
Michael Rakowitz
Mark Dion (Wiki)
Dario Robleto (Wiki)
Cai Guo-Qiang
Beyond Green Exhibition Catalogue (caution: 81-page pdf file; collection of essays and documentation of the Beyond Green exhibition.)

The original Inlander Review is posted here, and a response from the Spovangelist is posted here.


  1. Peter the Loyd
    Posted January 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    It always surprises me to see that kind of response, but I guess I’ve seen it enough that I shouldn’t.

    Some people seem to need art to be a pretty painting on a wall.

    They get angry if it’s ugly, forgetting that the masters they adore often painted war and ugliness contemporary to their times..

    They get angry if it’s not a painting or another pre-approved form, forgetting that the entire human made world is largely shaped by artists of one sort or another.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you and your work in Seattle. Have a nice day!

  2. Posted January 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Hey Peter,

    It surprises me too, and it’s definitely an interesting phenomenon. I think part of it has to do with the commonality of people taking art so seriously, when in fact, it’s often more a matter of taste than opinion.

    Definitely stop by the opening at SOIl on Thursday and say hi!


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