Abstract art from Punch-Drunk Love by Jeremy Blake
Jeremy Blake was an American digital artist and painter known for producing wildly colorful short films with figurative images blending into the abstract. Among his many projects, he designed digital animation for the film Punch-Drunk Love, and for Beck’s song Round the Bend, he created a luminescent video featuring fluorescent lines fused with photography and drawings of flowers. His work was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, 2002, and 2004, and he is best known for his series inspired by the Winchester Mystery House in California.
Join Creative Time on December 1 for a special screening event at IFC Center in New York City with Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson, artist Malik Gaines activist Che Gossett and anthropologist and filmmaker Shanti Avirgan.
How do we weave the long and critical history of AIDS activism into the movement today? How can we understand critical and cultural interventions like Untitled and Day With(out)Art in context of Occupy actions? How can we integrate these analysis, and others, into the important goal of identifying a politics of impoverishment?
Spoils by Michael Rakowitz, Park Avenue Autumn, 2011. Photograph by Chris Kissock, Courtesy of Creative Time
Over the course of the past year the seasonal New York restaurant Park Avenue commissioned Creative Time to present artists’ culinary collaborations with its talented chef Kevin Lasko. For winter, Marina Abramović imagined Volcano Flambé, a tasty twist on a traditional baked Alaska dessert—complete with an audio guide on how to eat it by the celebrated performance artist. In the spring, Paul Ramírez Jonas envisioned Plus One, a sculptural piece consisting of a glass of rose water and beet spring tonic above eggshells that accompanied a beet-pickled egg with crème fraîche and caviar and served as a remembrance of someone not there. For summer, Janine Antoni’s In & On mixed foods and body treatments that were good for both their taste and sensation. And finally, for Park Avenue Autumn, Michael Rakowitz has challenged chef Lasko to create a delicious venison dish seasoned with spices from the artist’s Iraqi heritage and served on plates from Saddam Hussein’s palaces.
Tate Modern, The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei, Sunflower Seeds. October 12, 2010 – May 2, 2011
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei tops Art Review’s Power 100 list this year. The richest artist in China is also the most politically outspoken one — a lesson that might be learned by more artists around the world. Art Review’s top 25 power brokers include mega-dealer Larry Gagosian, Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg, Pace Gallery second-in-command Marc Glimcher, PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach, and Performa director and curator RoseLee Goldberg. Nine high-profile players working with Artspace round out the list: artists Liam Gillick, Anish Kapoor, Takashi Murakami, Gerhard Richter, and Cindy Sherman; gallerists Jay Jopling, Nicolai Wallner, and David Zwirner; and Creative Time director Anne Pasternak.
Tribute in Light Over Ellis Island, 2001 by Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda
About the Work
On March 11, 2001, six months after the World Trade Center attacks, two beams of light rose into the night sky from a site just north of Ground Zero in honor of those lost on September 11th and in celebration of the spirit of all the New Yorkers who worked to rebuild and renew the City. The public art installation, Tribute in Light, has now become a permanent addition to the WTC Memorial and is illuminated every September 11th, projecting light four miles into the sky.
The creative team for the original Tribute included artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, architects John Bennet, Gustavo Bonevardi, and Richard Nash Gould, and lighting designer Paul Marantz. Non-profit cultural institutions, Creative Time and the Municipal Art Society, provided production support with assistance from Battery Park City Authority.
These limited edition renderings by LaVerdiere and Myoda served as conceptual designs and plans for Tribute in Light, capturing the visual and emotional impact of the installation.