A fashion film by Carrie and Carl entitled Film 02 about Twincest or twins who are in a physical incestuous relationship.
What song do you want played at your funeral? Daniel Mudie Cunningham has been asking that question of artists and art workers since 2007. Hundreds of people answered it in all manner of ways that ranged from the profound to the playful. The idea for Funeral Songs is based in personal experience. Weeks before the artist’s brother unexpectedly died in 2001, he’d mentioned what song should be played at his funeral. Amid the grief, the song choice was forgotten. Now recalled several years on, the song features in the Cunningham’s jukebox archive of music you can live or die to. Funeral Songs will be on view at the MONA (Museum of Old New Art) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia,from January 13 to February 13, 2011 – the exhibition will also be a part of the annual MONA FOMA event (curated by Brian Ritchie, bass player for the Violent Femmes) which includes performances, art, and the like.
Sex, eroticism and Judaism – Israeli artist Jacque Katmor, who is all but forgotten today, is the subject of a retrospective of sorts at the Nachum Gutman Museum of Art in Tel Aviv starting January 13. Katmor, who died in 2001, will undoubtably be an artist posthumously appreciated for his genius. Somewhat of a Kenneth Anger of the Israeli unground cinema movement in the 1960s, Katmor was a leader of the artist collective Third Eye. Erotically charged, drug induced, and psychedelic, Katmor’s art and films dealt with not only a rapidly changing zeitgeist, but also Jewish identity and Kabbalistic mysticism. “Jacque Katmor is Wishing You a Good Death” is on view at the Nachum Gutman Museum of Art from January 13 to May 19, Shimon Rokach st 21, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.
On Saturday, November 12, renowned performance artist Marina Abramović brought her manifesto to Grand Avenue, as the artistic director of MOCA’s 2011 gala, An Artist’s Life Manifesto. Abramović arrived with 85 performers to serve as human centerpieces on dinner tables and enough white lab coats, her prescribed gala-tent attire, to outfit the 750 guests who attended.
Recent drawings on prison stationary by artist Wes Lang who will be presenting new works in an upcoming show in Zurich, entitled Hell Raisers, opening January 9 at Galerie Lang & Pult. The show, curated by Olivier Mosset, also includes artists Vincent Szarek, Steven Parrino, Drew Heitzler and Jeffrey Schad. He
An assortment of creative relics at David LaChapelle’s studio in Los Angeles. LaChapelle’s first fully representative retrospective, entitled Thus Spoke LaChapelle, is currently on view at the Galerie Rudolfinum until February 26. Photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
Brooklyn based artist Andrew Birk has a solo show in Mexico City at the Preteen Gallery entitled You Are What You Eat and All You Eat is Pussy. On view unto February 1, Preteen Gallery, Joaquin Velazquez De Leon 58-5, Col. San Rafael, Mexico City.