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to 13 October 2003
A free exhibition
by the Centre of Attention presented on http://www.thecentreofattention.org/blog.html
curated by Pierre Coinde and Gary O'Dwyer
Matti Blind+Lotte Møller (Berlin)
Adam Chodzko (Whitstable, Moscow)
Meredith Etherington-Smith (London)
AmirAli Ghasemi (Tehran)
RoseLee Goldberg (New York)
Dave Muller (Los Angeles, Lyon)
Abner Nolan (San Francisco)
Steve Reinke (Chicago)
Martha Rosler (Brooklyn)
Chiara Somajni (Milan)
Johnnie Walker (Tokyo)
of operatives covering the globe. This show aligns and deploys art world
practitioners using the power of digital technology to survey the art
scenes from across the world.
enables us at the Centre to provide an alternative version of events and
to challenge the hegemony of those who persist in setting our agenda.
the selected web-loggers will file regular reports on art related matters
from their assigned territories.
Ideas don't burn.
daily from Sept 13 and read the latest news received from around the
the network and expand our global information coverage: email your
weblogs for publication to email@example.com
indicating your current world position.
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Blind + Lotte Møller are an artist and
a curator who both live and work in Berlin. Matti recently exhibited at
Capri Gallery, Staatsbank Berlin and WBS Gallery also in Berlin. Lotte
is an assistant to Tacita Dean and John Bock and a freelance curator and
Adam Chodzko's work is an evolving question about what we might
imagine (particularly concerning life's endings, edges and disappearances)
and how we attempt to describe this. Working with members of the public
and many media, Chodzko uses the activity of the 'search' and the form
of the 'meeting' to propose new social spaces such as assemblies of owners
of a particular jacket, the children 'murdered' in the Pasolini's film
Salò; a god look-alike contest; strangers asked where The End should
take place, lighting - technicians asked to advise on the light in heaven,
or a London gallery's entire archive given to a group of Kurdish asylum
seekers to edit and hide outside the capital.
AmirAli Ghasemi studies at the Art & Architecture Faculty of
Azad University in Tehran. He also runs Parkingallery, a contemporary
art space. AmirAli has shown his work extensively including at the Tehran
Contemporary Art Museum. He recently had solo exhibitions at the Bahman
Cultural Center and Haft Samar Art Gallery also in Tehran.
RoseLee Goldberg is a historian, curator, and critic who pioneered
the study of performance art. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute, she
was director of the Royal College of Art Gallery in London and curator
of the Kitchen in New York. Her publications include "Performance
Art from Futurism to the Present" (1979/2001), "Performance
Since 1960" (1998) and "Laurie Anderson" (2000) A frequent
contributor to Artforum and other magazines, Goldberg teaches art history
at New York University.
Meredith Etherington-Smith is editor-in-chief of both the London-based
Art Review and the international Christie's Magazine. She has written
three biographies, including a definitive volume on Dali (Dalí,
Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992). As a magazine editor she has sat at the helm
of U.S. GQ, Paris Vogue and Harpers & Queen.
Dave Muller is known for running a nomadic Los Angeles art project
called 'Three Day Weekend', which functions simultaneously as a social
situation and artwork showcase. This traveling party/exhibition has taken
place in various countries. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions
at Murray Guy, New York and the Approach in London and recently the Center
for Curatorial Studies at Bard and UCLA Hammer Museum. While Dave lives
and works in Los Angeles, he will also be reporting from the Lyon Biennale
for this project.
Abner Nolan is a San Francisco based artist. His work has been
included in exhibitions throughout the US including "Bay Area Now" at
the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. A limited edition book of his work
published by Trillium Press will be released in October. He is currently
the gallery director at Spanganga, a performing and visual arts in San
Francisco's mission district.
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his videos
('The Hundred Video's'). He is also editor of many publications on video
and film (By the Skin of their Tongues: Artists Video Scripts (1997) and
Lux: A Decade of Film and Video by Artists (2000)). He is currently Assistant
Professor of Film/Video at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work
is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York),
Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), MACBA (Barcelona).
Martha Rosler is an artist who works primarily with images and
texts. Most of her work concerns social issues, which are manifested at
sites as various as the kitchen, the television set, the streets and the
transport systems. Rosler's career retrospective, "Positions in the
Life World," was exhibited in five European cities and two museums
in New York City. Rosler lives in Brooklyn.
Chiara Somajni is contributing editor of 'Il sole 24 ore - Domenica',
the Italian financial daily's cultural supplement.
Joni Waka (Johnnie Walker), director of A.R.T. (artist residency
tokyo), a Japanese Jew who for twenty years in Tokyo has single handedly
run his own art foundation supporting avant-garde culture in Asia and
Asian avant-garde culture abroad, providing exhibition, performance, and
residency spaces working with unknown artists to such names as Gilbert
and George, Francesco Clemente, Joseph Kosuth, Kazuo Ohno, Yayoi Kusama,
and dumb type and such institutions as the Tate, the Guggenheim, and Venice
biennale. A.R.T. operates in two buildings in Tokyo: a contemporary version
of a machiya, a traditional Kyoto town house, designed by Hiroo Nanjo,
which has served as an artist in residency space for such institutions
as the Tate, the Menil museum, and AFAA; and a gallery/event space designed
by Koji Takematsu, the architect of Mariko Mori's dream temple.