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Signing off permanently…

Goodbye World! It was a great time, but I just don’t blog any more. I’ve decided to delete the tweets, but leave the rest of the archive online, never to bother with my feed again. I’m especially fond of the many, many exhibition reviews in Johannesburg from the mid-2000s. There are some great bits of [...]

Call for participation – Sentimental Constructions: an ethico-aesthetics of collaboration

As part of Performance Studies international #18 and Ludus Festival Leeds, a small group of international artists from The Sense Lab (Montreal) are asking for participants and collaborators to help in conceptualizing, creating and performing a ‘Sentimental Construction’. These are site-conditioned, publicly performed architectural structures made of rope, fabric, yarn and other local materials, which [...]

Help Jessica and me make art!

Hi Everyone: Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and I are trying to raise money for our next collaborative solo exhibition at GALLERY AOP in Johannesburg, South Africa, in January 2013, through crowd-funding site US Artists. Some of this work will also be shown in Milwaukee as part of SGCI next March. Please consider donating even the smallest amount to help us cover [...]

Printing Time: Nathaniel Stern in New Zealand

Printing Time Kerikeri, New Zealand Nathaniel Stern at Art at Wharepuke 190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri Bay of Islands, Northland 0230 New Zealand 18th November – 8th December 2011 +64 9 407 8933 or – Printing Time is a suite of 18 performative prints, each an edition of 5. It was produced for a solo exhibition [...]

Giverny of the Midwest: Nathaniel Stern @ GALLERY AOP in Johannesburg, South Africa

Giverny of the Midwest Johannesburg, South Africa Nathaniel Stern at GALLERY AOP 44 Stanley Avenue Braamfontein Werf (Milpark), Johannesburg Saturday 30 July – Saturday 13 August 2011 Opening talk by Jeremy Wafer, 30 July 14h00 Artist talks, 4 – 5 August, Joburg and Pretoria Artist walkabout at AOP, 4 August 18h00 For Nathaniel Stern’s ongoing [...]

Nathaniel Stern in London, Milwaukee, Stellenbosch and Montreal

Made Real London Made Real: Nathaniel Stern and Scott Kildall Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP) Unit A2, Arena Design Centre 71 Ashfield Rd, London N4 1NY Friday 27 May – Saturday 25 June 2011 Private View: Thursday 26 May 2011, 6.30-9pm Networks – social, political, physical and digital – are a defining feature of contemporary life, [...]

MADE REAL: An exhibition by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern, London

MADE REAL Scott Kildall & Nathaniel Stern @ Furtherfield Date: Friday 27 May – Saturday 25 June 2011 Venue: Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP) Links: MADE REAL an exhibition by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern, the founders of Wikipedia Art. Private View: Thursday 26 May 2011, 6.30-9pm Unit A2, Arena Design Centre, 71 Ashfield Rd, [...]

Nathaniel Stern in Manhattan, Kansas – TODAY!

Digital Art Lecture, Nathaniel Stern, March 30, 4:30pm Experimental installation/video and net artist, Nathaniel Stern Lecture, Wednesday, March 30, 4:30 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University Nathaniel Stern, Stuttering, interactive installation, size variable, 2003 / 2009 MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present a lecture by internationally [...]

Nathaniel Stern in Minnesota, Berlin and New York

Mind the Gap Minnesota Paul Watkins Gallery Winona State University, Minnesota 12 January – 2 February 2011 Artist talk, 14 January 3:30 pm Opening reception, 14 January 4:30 – 6:00pm Free and open to the public Nathaniel Stern’s first solo exhibition in Minnesota, Mind the Gap features his recently redeveloped and award-winning interactive installation, stuttering, [...]

Tops of 2010: A Different Kind of Year in Review

Merry Christmakkah! Happy new year! I skipped a year, so it’s been 2 since I posted my surprisingly popular Tops of 2008: A Different Kind of Year in Review. Here, I go with four different Top 5 lists: The Top 5 people I newly met in 2010, The Top 5 people I’d like to meet [...]

Falling Still: Yevgeniya Kaganovich and Nathaniel Stern at the UWM Art History Gallery, Milwaukee

Falling Still Yevgeniya Kaganovich and Nathaniel Stern UWM Art History Gallery curated by Jennifer Johung 2 December – 16 December 2010 opening reception 2 December, 5 – 7 PM the artists will be in attendance at the opening the exhibition has an accompanying booklet with text by the curator Falling Still utilizes 200 cement-cast feathers [...]

New Work: Switch & Signal

Switch & Signal New Work with Jessica Meuninck-Ganger! It’s a one-of-a-kind charcoal and pastel drawing on paper, permanently mounted to an LCD screen playing machinima video from Second Life. Part of the ongoing Distill Life series, the image tells only part of the story. The earth’s rotation in the video is a time lapse, with [...]

August 19th: Wikipedia Art performance at Benrimon Contemporary, NYC

August 19th @ Benrimon Contemporary, part of Younger Than Moses: Idle Worship 514 West 24th Street on the 2nd floor An evening of performances & screenings by Ryan V. Brennan, the Wikipedia Art Project, Genevieve White, Adam & Ron Beginning 6:00 PM (come a little early for a Wikipedia Art Remix treat!) For Sean Fletcher [...]

On Generosity and Making Art

I believe that artists no longer simply make images, they make discourse – they ask us not only to “look,” but to “look again,” to re-examine. Art is always dialogical – I mean, simply, that it is in dialogue: with history, with other art and artists, with current events, with politics and pop culture and [...]

compressionism site updated

Just finished an overhaul of, and uploaded content, including works, press, documentaiton, etc. Look out for upcoming books and shows that feature the new work! In this ongoing series of prints, I strap a desktop scanner, laptop and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence. I might scan in straight, [...]

New Media, New Modes: On “Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media”

My review of Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham’s book (both of CRUMB – the Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss), “Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media” (Leonardo books / The MIT Press) is the Rhizome News feature today. Teaser: Humorous and surprising, smart and provocative, Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media (MIT Press, 2010) jumps [...]

Screening Screens

I penned a book review for, and another is coming soon. Teaser: Cover of Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art by Kate Mondloch Kate Mondloch’s first book, Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art, is a welcome study of the cathode ray tubes, liquid crystal and plasma displays, and film, video and data projections that “pervade contemporary [...]

Nathaniel Stern Bad At Sports interview now live

Bad at Sports Episode 244: Nathaniel Stern by Duncan MacKenzie “Bad at Sports is a weekly podcast produced in Chicago that features artists talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and critiques it. Shows are usually posted each weekend and can be listened to on any computer with an internet connection and speakers [...]

@ The Museum of Wisconsin Art, Elaine Erickson Gallery, and more…

Two in Wisconsin, and more! It’s been a busy few months for Nathaniel Stern (me), and there’s more to come. My show with Jessica Meuninck-Ganger at Gallery AOP in Johannesburg has received critical acclaim in the Mail and Guardian and on (among others), and the exhibition at Greylock Arts (extended for another two weeks [...]

humans, dressed as cats, re-performing their favorite LOLcats

LOLremix – humans, dressed as cats, re-performing their favorite LOLcats. (In my class at UWM…) Original inspiration credit goes to: