M.I.A. Releases Unfinished Demo “27″
Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, otherwise known as M.I.A., announced on twitter the release of an unfinished demo entitled 27, “I recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out. its a unfinished demo….R.I.P. Amy.” “ViCKi LEEKX” is a reference to M.I.A.’s 36 minute long Wikileaks inspired mixtape.
Magic for Beginners
Olaf Breuning, Emmanuelle 2009
Jesse McLean, Magic For Beginners 2010, 20 min video
Ten artists are a part of a group show entitled Magic For Beginners at P.P.O.W. Gallery in NYC–including Bas Jan Ader and Olaf Breuning. “Their works concern themselves with an intensely personal present tense, with lives lived and documented in real time. These works are inward, solipsistic, and in some instances, similar to an occult experience or an exercise in ritualized revelation.” Magic for Beginners is on view from July 28 to August 27. www.ppowgallery.com