Tuesday, February 01, 2011

All the Wrong Art

February is documentary month at MoMA and it is the month that they have the most
resources to put behind promoting these features. This series also occurs over two Modern Mondays. It all starts with Robert Williams and ends with David Choe.

It compliments the artists of the Hurley Featured Artist tee program (many of these artists appear in these films). This is the last program that former DC area curator Annie Adjchavanich initiated as the curator at Hurley out in the Left Coast.

Annie tells me that she's interested in bringing the series to DC and beyond, and I for one think that it would be a great idea for a DMV museum to pick up on.

Ron Magliozzi, the MoMA NY curator who organized the Tim Burton exhibit in NY (will be at LACMA May 29, 2011–October 31, 2011) worked with Annie to make possible the event that is presented by Hurley. The series is co-curated by Greg Escalante,
co-founder of Juxtapoz Magazine.

All the Wrong Art: Juxtapoz Magazine on Film at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Feb 7-14, 2011. After most films, there are discussions with the filmmakers and the artists.

I am told that the scheduled theater currently holds 225 people and that MoMA is trying to move the films to a larger theater due to the overwhelming popularity
of this series.

There will be three free Hurley tee shirt giveaways while supplies last;
Monday, 2/7 -Robert Williams: Mr Bitchin
Thursday, 2/10 - The Treasures of Long Gone John
Saturday, 2/12 - Bloodbath - A film about Elizabeth McGrath

Complete film series listing is here and also here.

Also check the MoMA website for more details.

American Contemporary Art magazine

The current issue is online now and has several DC area reviews. Read it online here.


Alida Anderson and Sheila Giolitti
That's the very donna calda Sheila Giolitti to the left, the hard-working owner and director of Mayer Fine Art, my Norfolk, Virginia based art dealer and by far the Tidewater area's best art gallery and certainly the one with the most art fair visibility (she's considering starting to do the South American art fair circuit), and my calientisima wife Dr. Alida Anderson, talking about art at a recent art party at the Campello household.

And yes... Little Junes sleeps right through all the yakking and music of these gatherings; is that a cool kid or what?