Posts tagged "the seen"

Eight Views on Opera: Bel Canto at Site Santa Fe

09/09/2019
The following article was first published by The Seen in September, 2019. The story is well-known and repeated often: Orpheus and Eurydice are in love. Orpheus is renowned for his voice. Eurydice is an oak nymph and the child of Apollo. Just before the wedding, she is bitten by a snake and dies. Unable to accept his grief, Orpheus travels to the underworld armed with only his lute. Surely, if he can sing... +

The Weight of a Line: The Art and Comics of Yvan Alagbé, Jessica Campbell, and Edie Fake

04/21/2019
The Weight of a Line: The Art and Comics of Yvan Alagbé, Jessica Campbell, and Edie Fake
The Weight of a Line: The Art and Comics of Yvan Alagbé, Jessica Campbell, and Edie Fake
The Weight of a Line: The Art and Comics of Yvan Alagbé, Jessica Campbell, and Edie Fake
The Weight of a Line: The Art and Comics of Yvan Alagbé, Jessica Campbell, and Edie Fake
The following comic was originally published by The Seen in April, 2019. An age-old mode of artistic research involves bringing a sketchbook to a museum and sketching a painting or drawing in order to understand its operations. Such efforts can yield different insights at different times. The following graphic review follows a similarly intuitive but careful endeavor, looking at three... +

Stitching Temporalities

09/15/2018
Stitching Temporalities
Adrian Piper, Everything #2.8, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text, 8.5 x 11 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of MoMA. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin
Stitching Temporalities
Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being: I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear, 1975. Oil crayon on gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 inches. Collection Thomas Erben, New York. Courtesy of MoMA. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.
The following article was first published by The Seen in September 2018. Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965– 2016 collects nearly 300 individual works of the artist’s work, beginning with late-adolescent paintings, to more recent reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement. What emerges from this assembly is an ongoing interrogation of the frameworks that shape everyday experience. By employing performance, video, writing, sculpture, and photography,... +

Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens

09/28/2017
Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens
Banu Cennetog˘lu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14. Photo: Roman März.

The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2017.

In a sense, the Western World presumes to be (always) learning from Athens, espousing Ancient Greece as its point of origin and thereafter presuming a complex blend of familiarity, ownership, and admiration. The inscribed plaques on the gates at the... +