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    kadist:

Today on SFMOMA’s Open Space blog, Christian Jankowski speaks about his work, Silicon Valley Talks, as part of the exhibition Project Los Altos. 

Silicon Valley stands for our time; it has a similar tone to Hollywood or El Dorado—the imagination that already goes with the name “Silicon Valley.” Having a specific context is good for my projects because the context impacts my process—in Silicon Valley TalksI use Los Altos as a kind of atelier, a stage on which to begin a performative work.
Since I often work in existing formats, the idea of the TED talk came naturally. I was really struck, the first time I saw this kind of presentation, by the fact that although one thinks of business as formal, in the realm of the TED talk you see this dude in washed-out jeans, walking up and down on stage, pretending to be super smart and your best friend.
I also wanted to work with the form of the TED talk as something creative, as a template, but not in the way it was originally used. So, I asked the speakers not to talk about their jobs, or anything technologically related but, rather, to talk about topics of humanity and very personal things.

Read more about the work here. Project Los Altos is on view through March 2.

    kadist:

    Today on SFMOMA’s Open Space blog, Christian Jankowski speaks about his work, Silicon Valley Talks, as part of the exhibition Project Los Altos

    Silicon Valley stands for our time; it has a similar tone to Hollywood or El Dorado—the imagination that already goes with the name “Silicon Valley.” Having a specific context is good for my projects because the context impacts my process—in Silicon Valley TalksI use Los Altos as a kind of atelier, a stage on which to begin a performative work.

    Since I often work in existing formats, the idea of the TED talk came naturally. I was really struck, the first time I saw this kind of presentation, by the fact that although one thinks of business as formal, in the realm of the TED talk you see this dude in washed-out jeans, walking up and down on stage, pretending to be super smart and your best friend.

    I also wanted to work with the form of the TED talk as something creative, as a template, but not in the way it was originally used. So, I asked the speakers not to talk about their jobs, or anything technologically related but, rather, to talk about topics of humanity and very personal things.

    Read more about the work hereProject Los Altos is on view through March 2.

    Posted on Monday, December 9th 2013

    Reblogged from KADIST

    legionofhonormuseum:

Sarah Stein (left), one of a family of influential art collectors that included her husband, Michael, and his brother and sister Leo and Gertrude Stein, achieved an intimate connection with Henri Matisse. Acting as an early patron, enduring admirer, and close friend to the artist, Matisse purportedly said of Sarah, “She knows my paintings better than I do.” 
Matisse arduously worked on this depiction of his friend, before arriving at a painting that some believe reveals Sarah’s true likeness. Sarah, on the other hand, thought she looked “too French.”
Matisse from SFMOMA is now on view. 

Learn more about Matisse’s friendship with Sarah Stein by watching this terrific video:

    legionofhonormuseum:

    Sarah Stein (left), one of a family of influential art collectors that included her husband, Michael, and his brother and sister Leo and Gertrude Stein, achieved an intimate connection with Henri Matisse. Acting as an early patron, enduring admirer, and close friend to the artist, Matisse purportedly said of Sarah, “She knows my paintings better than I do.” 

    Matisse arduously worked on this depiction of his friend, before arriving at a painting that some believe reveals Sarah’s true likeness. Sarah, on the other hand, thought she looked “too French.”

    Matisse from SFMOMA is now on view. 

    Learn more about Matisse’s friendship with Sarah Stein by watching this terrific video:

    Posted on Monday, December 9th 2013

    Reblogged from Legion of Honor

    SUBMISSION:
2 dimensional - Performance installation, performed at the opening of Modern Wing at Art Institute in Chicago - Abrons Art Center, NYC - MAI, San Francisco - Chic Art Fair with Galerie EGP, Paris - le Quatrz, Brest - Maraya Art Center, Sharjah - Museum of contemporary art, Skopje, Macedonia
Igor Josifov

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    2 dimensional - Performance installation, performed at the opening of Modern Wing at Art Institute in Chicago - Abrons Art Center, NYC - MAI, San Francisco - Chic Art Fair with Galerie EGP, Paris - le Quatrz, Brest - Maraya Art Center, Sharjah - Museum of contemporary art, Skopje, Macedonia

    Igor Josifov

    Posted on Friday, December 6th 2013