28 November, 2007

Linda Nochlin Lecture

Linda Nochlin is the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her article, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” published in Art News in 1971, was significant for introducing a feminist perspective to the field of art history and criticism.

Looking at the legacies and potentials of feminism in relation to WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, the The Ralph Tornberg/Museum Director’s Distinguished Lecture Series series investigates how feminist thinking on all levels—social, artistic, political, psychological and theoretical—is important in our cultural life.

Recorded April 15, at the Pacific Design Center, SilverScreen Theater.

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The WACKsite
The WACK! catalogue at the MOCA Store
The Ralph Tornberg/Museum Director’s Distinguished Lecture Series

14 November, 2007

red light district

"I turned the corner into an alley and there was a little girl doing cartwheels. There wasn't enough time to get my camera out, so I stood and watched and enjoyed her grace of movement in the slanting afternoon light. In the doorway opposite, a woman stood watched smiled and shared the moment with me. The little girl turned the corner out of sight and the women, returned indoors to sit in her window. It was a normal interaction between two women amused by a child, what was different was that she was in her underwear and a red light was over her window."

Prostitutes and brothels are a traditional art subject, particularly f
or visiting artists. This photographic series documents a personal journey in Amsterdam's red light district in the period 2005 - 2007.

The subject matter includes the women, the streets, the art in the streets and the art inspired by the sex industry.

The series is available f
or exhibition, for more information
blakkbyrd AT yahoo.com.au


13 November, 2007

The Blogger Show - USA

In November, Digging Pitt (Pittsburgh PA) will begin a joint effort with Agni Gallery (New York, NY) and Panza Gallery (Millvale, PA) to present The Blogger Show.

The exhibits showcase the work of over thirty USA artists whose common interest is in clarifying artistic discourse through their blogs.

All of the exhibits will take place between November 3, 2007 and January 12, 2008.




All of the artists involved in the Blogger Show project will have a representative work at Agni Gallery. Links, provided below, are to the artists' blogs.

Tire Shop Anaba
Sharon Butler (Mystic, CT) – Two Coats of Paint Parker, CO) New Work and Inspiration paperWorks
Kevin Clancy (Boston MA and Pittsburgh PA) - soft soft pink pulls through the ivory void Oranje drawer Jacksonville Florida) JaxCal.org Christiane D Fallon and Rosof’s Artblog Detroitarts Cable Griffith Serendipity Canton, CT) Artblog Comments Works by Tracy Helgeson Pretty Lady Washington, D.C.) Thinking About Art Minneapolis, MN) stillifes Portland, OR) Eva Lake Steven LaRose Richmond VA)Annabelle’s Aspirin Joanne Mattera Art Blog Matthews The Younger Digging Pittsburgh Arts
Loren Munk (Brooklyn NY) - James Kalm Woolgathering find the time to rhyme Fallon and Rosof’s Artblog Wood Ridge NJ) NYC Art Fiji Island Mermaid Press



12 November, 2007

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer represents Australia at the 52nd International Art Exhibition, the Biennale di Venezia 2007.

Daniel von Sturmer was born 1972 in Auckland, New Zealand, he lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

The work he presents at the Australian Pavilion is very aesthetic and elegant. Or as the press release puts it: “With The Object of Things, von Sturmer continues his ‘experiments with space’, he has constructed video installations and architectural interventions especially designed for the Australian Pavilion in the Giardini. These new works aim to test how it is we see what we see, bringing the unique spaces of the Pavilion into play. Video sequences confound viewers’ sense of space, scale and orientation through experiments with gravity and weightlessness, movement and stillness.” 52nd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia 2007, June 9, 2007.
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Interview Wayne Baerwaldt curator Montreal Biennale

This is the first part of an indepth interview with Wayne Baerwaldt the curator of the 2007 Montréal Biennale.


This is the second part


the blog as art

art + blog = blogart?

The show a+b=ba? makes the attempt to present a variety of different aspects of how artists use a “blog” for artistic purposes, and it is up to the user to find out how to estimate it.

It remains an attempt and even rather an experiment, since the purpose of a “blog” as a new form of an artwork is, once initiated, to be ongoing, to be run as an ongoing process, which may be temporarily limited or even have an open undefined end.

Depending on the artistic conception, the artist himself does in many cases not know, where this process is leading to. What is visually perceivable to a user or viewer can be always just the snapshot of the very moment, but it does sometimes not even give an idea of what is happening next. Since a “blog” allows different types of authorships, often the artist remains actually just in the position of initiating a process.

As a collaborative work, a “blog” may even have developments on different levels of time, users and perception, and in this way, as an artistic manifestation it can be also seen as a new form of Internet based art, a consequent further development to an artwork which does not need and is not based on an expressively defined authorship.


Enter the showcase here

11 November, 2007

Video Vortex : Curator for One Day

Video Vortex : Curator for One Day

22nd November 2007, 1pm,
or Blakkbyrd

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
T 020 6237101
F 020 6244423
E info@montevideo.nl

ma - vr 9.00 - 17.00 u.
Galerie: di - za en 1e zo van de maand 13.00 - 18.00 u.

Curator for One Day
Van 19-10-2007 t/m 03-02-2008

Video Vortex
From 20-10-2007 until 02-12-2007

The exhibition video vortex is the Netherlands Media Art Institute's response to the Web2.0 phenomenon. Web2.0 stands for power to the user and democracy for everyone. It has led to innovative forms of media use in which an open and playful collaboration can lead to critical positions and new ideas.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute seizes upon these developments with a new exhibition model. Stimulation and participation within network environments is the point of departure. In addition to presenting existing installations, short workshops and presentations are given every day. In some cases the artworks form the starting point for a workshop, while in other cases the medium used is the subject of a workshop. Collective experience and building shared knowledge is an important focus in all the projects. In this manner, in the form of continual exchange of ideas, culture can change, renew itself and survive.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute has recently emerged as an experimental place where projects with a participatory aspect can be presented: in other words: do it yourself, with others! The artists are responding to developments such as YouTube, MySpace and Blogger, mobile video telephones and the influence of live webcam streams.

09 November, 2007

Approaches to Po-Mo

Postmodernity vs.
the Postmodern vs.


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"its easier to take piss out of a swimming pool than information off the internet"

The next subject index for the site will be on theory with particular reference to virtual museums, online curating and internet art.

Despite the huge amount of available information on the nature of blogging, there are few people out there who fully grasp the concept and implications of blogs in their entirety. I don't claim to be one. I can, however, comment on the nature of the Aviary, and Bellebyrd.

Bellebyrd is not a newspaper or an online magazine; its not a textbook or an encyclopedia.
It is an internet based artwork in diary form.
It is a work of art that collages found data in similar way that a video artist collages found footage. This is not a conventional use of the blog format, it is what makes the Aviary unique. It is an exploration into the possibilities of a new virtual media.

I saw an artwork at Montevideo recently that takes google results for specific search terms, remixes them, and presents them to the viewer in a gallery installation.That project was about both the technology involved and the politics of the search terms used.
This is a similar project but on a different scale. This project is live, streamed in realtime, and has an audience the size of the WWW. Its not confined to a realworld gallery space, it has similar properties to a virtual museum but it also has the features of an RSS feed.

The remixed data on Bellebyrd is quoted and linked back to its original source, the images are not copied but called from their home server. Initially, only links were provided but so much net data is transitory and subsequently 404d that the relevent data is quoted intext. The data is open ended and viewer controls access and response to that data.

As an artwork in diary form, Bellebyrd has some features of an online blackbook or artist's journal. The chronological data is well fitted to the blog format and the RSS feed allows for greater audience distribution.

As an internet artwork, Bellebyrd is a work in progress and continues to develop over time in parallel with my understanding of the media and its possibilities.

The Blakkbyrd blog is Bellebyrd's sister project. The above comments also apply to Blakkbyrd. Blakkbyrd has a different data mix, audience and management approach.

The Lyrebyrd site performs the functions of "comments", ie it is the discussion platform for Blakkbyrd and Bellebyrd.

Amsterdam 2007
J Severn

05 November, 2007

BELLEBYRD printmaking 2005



This is the index of Bellebyrd posts for the period June to December 2005 that are related to printmaking.

Due to size, the Walking on Water print exchange posts have been placed in a seperate index.

Online Exhibition -The Unfinished Print
Melbourne Museum of Printing
woodcut book illustration
famille graveur
Blotter Art
the development of the printed book
The Origins of European Printmaking

Black Ink: Indigenous Prints
Dorothy Napangardi at Crown Point Press
exhibition of thematic prints on Yilpinji
Northern Editions

The Print Council of Australia
Impressions on Paper Gallery
Australian Print Workshop between 1981 and 2002
law - printmakers and their prints
Northern Editions NT
Willoughby Arts Courses
Warringah Printmakers
Exchange partners in Print
Twenty One Australian Contemporary Printmakers
open bite - edith cowen wa
Illustration House QLD

3D printing at UTS Gallery
Printed Light: photographic vision and the modern print
charles blackman
Eric Thake
Cressida Campbell
Tony Ameneiro
Damon Kowarsky
lesley duxbury
Margaret Preston (1875-1963)
Preston as Printmaker
more on margaret preston
Warringah Printmakers Studio
Susanna Castleden
bea maddock
art & language
Anita Klein
Brian Dunlop
ian friend
Mike Parr

Contemporary Japanese Printmaking
japanese printmaking in bulgaria
Modern Japanese Prints
Fujiko Isomura
Xu Bing
Megumi Nakano

East London Printmakers
hand print studio - york uk
Edinburgh Printmakers
william blake archive

International Print Exhibition
brazilian printmaking
International Print Exhibition Argentina
intaglio .ar
General Idea Editions - canada
Women in Contemporary Printmaking
printmaking at Rorke's Drift Africa
Walking on Water Print Exchange
BIMPE miniature print competition Canada
Jérôme Fortin Canada
Melinda Pap, Canada
original prints

New Mexico PrintMakers
black printmakers and the WPA
inuit stone prints
2001 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition
Stonemetal Press
prints of James McNeill Whistler
Robert Rauschenberg
Print Zero Studios Print Exchange #4.
The Iowa Biennial

john cage
Kiki Smith
Helen Frankenthaler
Rosemarie Fiore


Print Europe
postumous prints
VII Graphic Art Biennale - Dry Point, Uzice, Yugoslavia 2005.
26th Biennial of Graphic Arts 2005 Slovenia
danish print gallery
dutch printmakers
Johannes Teyler (1643 - before 1709)
Printmaking in Sweden
Venice Printmaking Center
Miniprint Finland
Whistler's Amsterdam
5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual
Andreas Wolkerstorfer
Jessurun de Mesquita (1868-1944)
Escher Museum
bookmarks exchange
duchamp & hamilton
Félix Vallotton
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Greek printmaking
Martin Kippenberger

The 5th Australian Print Symposium
Impact Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference
Impact Update
Print Matters Symposium
2005 Sydney Art on Paper Fair Symposium
Print Matters Symposium


Photopolymer printmaking
Handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio
Copper Plate Photogravure
Photogravure Process
Printmaking Today
technical printmaking articles

Common Printing Processes
nik semenoff
various methods of transfering images
dictionary of printmaking terms
build your own etching press
Link List: Printmaking techniques
technical instructions for printmaking
saline sulphate etch
ImagOn instructions
Inkjet Water Transfer
the Nature Printing Society
stencil tutorials
how to escher
The Art of The Relief-Block Print
The Technique of the Color Wood-cut

letterpress & printmaking resources

Post World War II graphics
Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943
australian poster art
posters by more than 100 artists
Propaganda posters

7th International Digital Print Competition
flying carpet - digital installation
digital print roller
International Digital Miniature Print Portfolio

Jack Milroy

josephine severn
gracht josephine severn
Walking on Water Print Exchange

Print Australia origins
print australia
Print Australia Exchanges
Print Australia Exchanges 2
Print Australia Print Exchange 2005

02 November, 2007

Australia History

Australia History

This is a selection of posts about Australian history. It is not meant to be a comprehensive survey of Australian History. You can add more history links in the comments.


australia - history summary

BBC's country profile for Australia.
australia - prints
Australia's convict sites
the Eureka flag
ned kelly
Janet Clarke (née Snodgrass) - the ashes
cricket - the ashes
Villers-Bretonneux - photos
I love a sunburnt country
The Man From Snowy River
History of International Women's Day
Steve & Brocky


Portuguese Discovery of Australia in 1522
the floating brothel
1606 Willem Janszoon
1629 the Dutch East India Company ship Batavia
Bligh's account of the Mutiny on the Bounty
1789 Bligh's notebook
1817 Rose De Freycinet
1860, Burke and Wills
Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860–1861
1885, Frank Hurley
antarctic photography

Art -general
Australian Art History - interpreted
australian history rewritten
Resource - Timeline of Art History
history of Australian comic books
Australian Art Sales Digest
Contemporary Australian Art 1966–2006
Australian Women's Art at the National Library

early Australian imprints
colonial landscape images
Glover 1840
John Peter Russell ca. 1888
Marrianne Collinson Campbell
Passions of the First Wave Feminists

1900 - 1950s
Modern Australian Women: paintings & prints 1925-1945
Grace Crowley
Olley & Friend
Grace Cossington Smith
Margaret Preston (1875-1963)
Margaret Preston (1875-1963)
charles blackman
Axel POIGNANT 1906–1986
nolan's kelly

the ABC's history - The Beatles tour Australia
the Opera House 1959 - 1973
the movement to have Jorn Utzon returned
art & language
Peter Kingston and Martin Sharp
ian fairweather
boyd's brides
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

Dale Spender's Man Made Language
Dale Spender - Interview
Vivienne Binns
Helen Reddy
on Greer
1970s feminism - Artlink
Barry Humphries' Flashbacks episode 3 - The 70s
john peart
Kevin Connor
Mike Parr
origins of the contemporary aboriginal art movement
Australian Aboriginal Flag

John Coburn
australian poster art


Australian Art 1985 - 1999
Rosalie Gascoigne
Imants Tillers & Rosalie Gascoigne
lichtenstein & arkley

The story of Australian printmaking 1801–2005
The story of Australian printmaking 1801-2005 {2}
The story of Australian printmaking 1801-2005 {3}

The Museum of Printing