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Tobias Madison/Flavio Merlo, an edition for free. 2014

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

madison--merlo 2014 edition

2014 is the perfect gift for any occasion. It only needs a bit of time and some DIY lust. 2013 Carnegie International artist Tobias Madison produced it in collaboration with artist and musician Flavio Merlo during their recent trip to Peru as they were exploring Werner Herzog’s legacy and meeting depressed hippies in the rain forest. Print out all the elements (the three images below and the pdf of the text) and puzzle them together according to the image above and you have a unique artwork for whomever you want to honor! Madison/Merlo plan to make an edition somewhere in the future, but you can be faster than that and have it done today!

Or just listen to the 2014 sound file which is way out there. An amazing uncanny tropicalia musical.

Print this pdf and the three images below!

Ed Steck and White Reeves to join Wade Guyton!

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

white reeves

Pittsburgh writer Ed Steck just announced that he will join Wade Guyton’s Friday night coatroom-lecture-drinks-performance to launch his newly published book The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation. He is, in turn, joined by Ryan Emmett and Micah Pacileo of White Reeves. They create sounds using past and present analog and digital technologies, somebody says.

The maelstrom is building.

Please join us for what may turn into a truly unforgettable night!

Wade Guyton. Friday the 13th. Serving Warm-Hearted Drinks

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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On Friday, December 13th, 2013, American artist Wade Guyton, assisted by 2013 Carnegie International co-curator Daniel Baumann and supervised by a bartender from Pittsburgh’s Parkhurst Dining empire, will serve you drinks in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s coatroom. Or, if you prefer, Carnegie Museum of Art’s new exhibition space and coatroom. Please join us from 8–11 p.m. for this full-on, intimate, and relaxed soiree! It also includes a reading of texts written by American photographer Joel Sternfeld to accompany the photographs taken for his seminal project Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America.

Among the people lending their voices to Sternfeld we welcome:

Deavron Dailey (artist and facilitator, Braddock Art Lending Collection)
Lauren Goshinski (Co-Founder/Director of VIA | Pittsburgh)
Sherrie Flick (writer)
Cathy Lewis Long (founding Executive Director of The Sprout Fund)
Angela Love (illustrator and teacher)
Jon Reyes (facilitator, Braddock Art Lending Collection)
John Schulman (owner, Caliban Book Shop)
Ed Steck (writer)
Josh Weinstein (filmmaker)

This warm-hearted, pre-Christmas evening also offers an introduction of Sternfeld’s work in the 2013 Carnegie International by co-curator Tina Kukielski, as well as a visit with Wade to the very exclusive Founders Room, where his second contribution to the exhibition is located. Music will be provided by artist and puppeteer Tom Sarver who graciously agreed to play some of his father’s collection of partly obscure singles.

$18 in advance/$20 at the door ($15 students). Call 412.622.3288 for tickets or register online, but don’t miss Friday the 13th!

Belfast Punk Night @ Apartment Talks

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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Apartment Talk #13: Belfast Punk Night

On May 13th, in collaboration with CMU School of Art, we hosted a Belfast punk event that had been percolating for over a year. I had been wanting to screen a documentary on the subject by John T. Davis, called Shellshock Rock (1979), since Duncan Campbell told me about how influential the film had been for him, but it took ages—and a circuitous train of a million emails—for me to get my hands on a copy. Around the same time as the DVD arrived from the UK, someone posted the whole thing on YouTube. So enjoy with unearned ease, but feel sorry you missed out on the dance party. That’s right: after the screening, DJ John Carson spun some records and people danced. An Apartment first (I think). (more…)

Moroccan Tape Stash

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Maroccan Tape Stash

Check this, wherever you are! Tim Abdellah’s blog on “music from Moroccan cassettes that is, to the best of my knowledge, not available outside of Morocco. It is shared here to spread the appreciation of Moroccan music and artists.”