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TEDx25thWard: Architecture or Revolution?
TEDx25thWard: Architecture or Revolution? is happening next Saturday from 2-10pm at the Bridgeport Art Center, it's invite only, but tell them Golden Age sent you:
"Chicago is a city marked by waves of experimentation and a history of innovation, the genesis of architectural movements and the inspiration for such icons as Wright, Burnham, and van der Rohe. It is not just a city of historical landmarks in search of preservation, but a hub for daring thinkers looking to enter the discussion of today's built environment. This event is one foray into that conversation.
Like archeology, architecture tells the stories of how people live and what they desire. It is a physical manifestation of human imagination and collective identity. We must revisit Le Corbusier’s dictum: Architecture or Revolution? Should a generation living under today's social, economic, environmental, and technological conditions settle for the practices that proliferated the last century? Shouldn't our buildings be as advanced as we are?"
More information available here.
BCALLA JULY LQQK
B.CALLA LQQKS PROJECT is a unisex bespoke label based out of Brooklyn. Each month B.CALLA LQQKS PROJECT presents a LQQK featuring several pieces in a full size run available for a limited time. Pictured above is the July LQQK. I think there's still enough summer left for me to rock these petal shorts. Am I right or am I right?
MAS CONTEXT: CONFLICT
MAS CONTEXT, the brilliant architecture publication that ‘is a platform for the sharing of relevant proposals, ideas and experiences’ has a new issue out entitled CONFLICT.
The interview of Peter Eisenman by Vladimir Belogolovsky is worth noting. Eisenman discusses a recent project, the City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He muses on his inventive placement of traditional and local materials, the farce of ‘sustainable’ and ‘green’ architecture and notes that culturally we are in a period of incredible change.
An excellent read for the thinkers amongst us, get your hands on a copy.
DOSSIER: REFERENCE WORK
All images from Reference Work as part of We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago curated by James Goggin.
Additional images and information on the exhibition.
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Summer Blockbuster at the Poor Farm
We're excited to head up to Little Wolf, Wisconsin from August 5th-8th for the, Suburban-affiliated, kunsthalle-in-the-woods, Poor Farm Experiment. While all of the programs look amazing, I'm particularly interested in Scott and Tyson Reeder's Summer Blockbuster, "a scripted narrative video project completed in three days, ending with an outdoor premiere screening on August 7th. Participants will assume different roles in this short-hand movie making blitz, including writing, location scouting, costume/prop making, acting, shooting, making soundtracks and editing."
For more info about the other programs and activities, visit www.poorfarmexperiment.org!
Echo Park Film Center Workshop and Screening
Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile Workshop and Screening
Saturday, July 23, 2011
6-8pm Direct Animation Workshop
Please join us Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 6-10pm at Golden Age for a direct animation workshop and screening from the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile, an eco-friendly cinema and film school on wheels. This is an all ages event and I can say from experience that kids LOVE drawing on film and seeing it projected. So bring your young ones and show them the magic of the movies!
Artists Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo from the Echo Park Film Center have been touring in the Filmmobile since June, presenting free outdoor screenings and free film workshops with various organizations along the way. Other venues along the tour include the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Maysles Institute (Harlem, NY), and the Lynden Sculpture Garden, (Milwaukee, WI).
More information here!
Boola Boola and The Best of Luck Always
Artists Lauren Anderson and Erin Jane Nelson are currently in residence at Ox-Bow. Tomorrow is night is the opening of their two-person exhibition Boola Boola and The Best of Lucky Always. If you happen to be driving down Blue Star Highway in Saugatuck, Michigan, try to stop by! Lauren and Erin sent a few photos (below) as a sneak peek. And if that isn't enough to convince you, read their statement:
Reference Work Sneak Peek
Here's a sneak preview of Reference Work. Join us 6pm tonight at the MCA for our gallery talk and visit us through the week.
We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context
July 12- 17, 2011
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, July 12, 6 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2644
Born in Flames
"It was like a documentary, but with a fiction technique: a controlled documentary. I would have a camera in the car and if I saw something in the street I would just shoot it and use it. My structure had to do with energy and the movement of energy. For me it was really musical in that way. I didn't want to stay in anything too long, I was reacting against what was the long boring art film where nothing happens." — Lizzie Borden on Born in Flames, in conversation with Kaisa Lassinaro, 2011
"Born in Flames poses the question of whether oppression against women will be eliminated under any kind of social system. […] It is a fantasy presenting a group of women who, confronted with the very “ordinary” oppression women have been experiencing for decades, refuse to take it any longer and become armed fighters against the government. Their position is that oppression against women is not eliminated automatically with “socialism” – not only do political values have to change, cultural values must change and become embedded in practice." — Lizzie Borden in Heresies #16, 1983
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