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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 [...]

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 [...]

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger @ Gallery AOP, Johannesburg

GALLERY AOP Jessica Meuninck-Ganger Position / Opposition (detail)  2011 Artist book installation: drypoint, letterpress, etching & aquatint, lithography and drawing on Thai mulberry paper & muslin  2,3m high X 1,2m X 10m (open) Jessica Meuninck-Ganger Position / Opposition 2 – 23 July 2011 Opening Saturday 2 July at 14:00 Opening address by Max Yela [...]

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 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 [...]

NYC-based artist duo MTAA @ UWM, Wednesday 8 December, 7-8PM

MTAA: a PowerPoint lecture + some other stuff Wednesday, 12/08/2010, 7:00pm – 8:00PM Arts Center Lecture Hall, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Part of the Artists Now! Lecture Series Free and open to the public Since 1996, Michael Sarff and Tim Whidden have partnered as MTAA, incorporating participatory performances, group installations, aesthetic decision by popular vote and [...]

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 [...]

Chelsea Highlights, October 2010

Whirlwind visit to Chelsea On Tuesday for a quick tour of great art before the Nurture Art Benefit. Some highlights include: Yoan Capote (Cuba) at Jack Shainman. This show is not open yet, but we got a preview and chatted to Yoan for quite a while about the work. It’s fantastically smart and funny, and [...]

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 [...]

Upgrade! Joburg Remote Lecture Series, Marcelino Stuhmer (reblog)

My worlds collide! No 1: The Choreographed Accident from Digital Arts Remote Lectures …. I’m very excited to announce our very first Remote Lecture for 2010 by Marcelino Stuhmer based at the University of Wisconsin in Milwakee . The Choreographed Accident: How painting survived the accident. In this Remote Lecture Marcelino Struhmer will be speaking [...]

North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition commission

In my inbox: I’m writing from the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition in regards to our latest project, nbAUDIO 2011.  NbPac is currently holding an Open Call for Brooklyn-based sound artists.  We are inviting artists to propose an original sound installation that addresses the historical, social, and political atmosphere of North Brooklyn’s community. Additionally, we [...]

Mary Corrigall on Art and Capitalism

Just tweeted this, but the whole last two paragraphs are too good not to post. Granted, Corrigall is speaking mostly of the South African art scene, but it applies everywhere, I believe. “The growth of the commercial sector of the art market since the advent of democracy has seen a power shift in which national [...]

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 [...]

Zach Lieberman: Making the invisible visible @ UWM THIS WEDNESDAY, 7PM

Organized by yours truly (Nathaniel, Upgrade! Milwaukee), and sponsored by UWM Visual Art Department Artists Now! Department of Visual Art Guest Lecture Series Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:00pm Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120) on the UWM campus 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Free and Open to the Public In this talk Lieberman will present [...]