Yoko Ono in The Galleries at Moore – DO IT

The Galleries at Moore present

do it

September 13 December 6, 2014

do it
September 13 December 6, 2014

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited twelve artists to propose artworks based on written scores or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into nine different languages and circulated internationally as a The Galleries at Moore DO IT.

The Galleries at Moore DO IT
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Since then, hundreds of artists have been invited to submit instructions, and do it has taken place all over the world from Austria to Australia, from Thailand to Uruguay, from Canada to Iceland, giving new meaning to the concept of an exhibition in progress. Each do it exhibition is uniquely site-specific because it engages the local community in a dialogue that responds to a set of instructions. As a result, do it is less concerned with copies, images, or reproductions of artworks, than with human interpretation. No two iterations of the same instructions are ever identical.
Twenty years after its conception, do it has become the longest running exhibition ever.

do it is a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying publication were made possible, in part by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICIs International Forum and Board of Trustees.

Instructions by the following artists will be interpreted during The Galleries presentation of do it:

Etel Adnan, Sophia Al Maria, Uri Aran, Cory Arcangel, Nairy Baghramian, Jérôme Bel, Mel Bochner, Christian Boltanski, Mircea Cantor, Jay Chung, Meg Cranston, Critical Art Ensemble, Tacita Dean, Diller + Scofidio, Trisha Donnelly, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Cao Fei, Fischli & Weiss, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Paul-Armand Gette, Gilbert & George, Simryn Gill, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Konstantin Grcic, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Shilpa Gupta,
Richard Hamilton, Fabrice Hybert, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Ben Kinmont, Alison Knowles, Július Koller, Koo Jeong-A, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Sol LeWitt, Erik van Lieshout, Lucy R. Lippard, Aníbal López, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Jonas Mekas, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Cesare Pietroiusti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marjetica Potrč, Raqs Media Collective, Tobias Rehberger, Claude Rutault, Peter

Saville, Tino Sehgal, Hassan Sharif, Jim Shaw, Shimabuku, Sturtevant, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Yasunao Tone, Ryan Trecartin, Agnes Varda, Hannah Weinberger and Erwin Wurm.



Live the Art by Jeffrey Deitch

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Live the Art by Jeffrey Deitch

An amazing chronicle of the wild and wonderful world of Deitch Projects, the innovative and groundbreaking New York art gallery.

Marking the end of an era, the amazing chronicle of the wild and wonderful world of Deitch Projects, the innovative and groundbreaking New York art gallery. From the inception of Deitch Projects in 1996, Jeffrey Deitch demonstrated he had the prescience of legendary dealers like Leo Castelli combined with the publicity instincts of P. T. Barnum. His unique approach to programminga convergence of art, fashion, music, and pop culturekept audiences and critics spellbound.

Deitch created less a traditional gallery than a venue for experimentation in the visual arts, supporting artists as diverse as Shepard Fairey, Kehinde Wiley, Mariko Mori, assume vivid astro focus, and Tauba Auerbach. On the one-year anniversary of the closing of the gallery, this extraordinary volume chronicles each of the gallery’s more than 200 projects, with in-depth installation views and photos of the raucous opening parties. Deitch himself will pen the fascinating history of each project, giving the reader a glimpse into his creative genius as well as a deep understanding of the art he championed.

This extraordinary three-dimensional package of LIVE THE ART, is a suitable homage to Jeffrey Deitch’s legendary stature and influence as an art dealer and producer of memorable installations and art happenings that robustly transcended the idea of a mere “exhibition.” More than four years in the making, and divided into chapters devoted to each year between 1996 and 2010, LIVE THE ART explores in detail the astonishing shows and performances the visionary Deitch mounted in a one-story former garage on Grand Street in Soho that would be the primary home of Deitch Projects for fifteen years. Deitch illuminates the founding concept by stating, “Deitch Projects was not meant to be an art gallery. The concept was simple. We would not operate as a gallery but would become a commercial version of the ‘project room’ that the Museum of Modern Art and a number of other American Museums had established in the ’70s and ’80s.” Deitch’s original guidelines were simple: his intention was to invite artists who had not yet had a solo exhibition to create a “project” rather than a conventional show of work, and he would provide funds for the artist to produce their visions in the space.

The first artist was Vanessa Beecroft who produced “VB16 Piano Americano-Beige, 1996″ which consisted of the immediately notorious roomful of models clad in pantyhose, bras, high heels and matching platinum wigs milling languorously around the space. Images in the book of this performance are accompanied by Beecroft’s notes and memories about the project, and this formula is repeated throughout the book with the artist’s own commentary alongside images of over 150 projects mounted in the space, and in other locations including Union Square Park, Woodlawn Cemetery, Miami Beach, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn, and Deitch’s satellite space in Long Island City.

Artists whose no-holds-barred projects graced Deitch Projects in its fifteen years include Barbara Kruger, Cecily Brown, Malick Sidib Tim Noble and Sue Webster, ASFOUR, Liza Lou, a collaboration between Madonna and photographer Steven Klein, Kehinde Wiley, assume astro vivid focus, Yoko Ono, Jeff Koons, film director Michel Gondry, Dan Colen, Vito Acconci, Stefan Sagmeister, Stephen Sprouse, Jules de Balincourt, Shepard Fairey, and Miranda July, among many others.

A Deitch Projects event launch was the place for an art-savvy New Yorker to be, and the street theater of attendees became part of the events themselves. As Deitch notes in LIVE THE ART, “One of my goals in starting Deitch Projects was to create not just a gallery but a community. It is very rewarding to see that we created not just a community, but an art family.” There is no question that this goal was achieved, and LIVE THE ART is a detailed look back on every event created by Deitch and shared by this “family” of artists and art lovers for fifteen incredible years.

Author Jeffrey Deitch
Number Of Pages 448 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2014-09-23
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications,

Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future


Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future
Sat 18 Oct 2014 to Sun 19 Oct 2014
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Serpentine Sackler Gallery / Live

Saturday 18 October, 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 19 October, 12pm – 6pm

Tickets £20/£15 conc. (two day) or £15/£10 conc. (one day), available on Ticketweb and from the Serpentine Galleries, +44(0)207 402 6075.

On the weekend of 18 and 19 October during the Frieze Art Fair Serpentine Galleries presents the Extinction Marathon, the ninth in the Galleries’ yearly Marathon series. Artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings. The Extinction Marathon addresses the philosophical and artistic image of the end and the void, as well as new ways of envisioning and imagining the future.

Participants include artist and poet Etel Adnan; artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria; artist Maria Thereza Alves; artist Ed Atkins; conservationist Jonathan Baillie; architect Alessandro Bava; cultural theorist and activist Franco Bifo Berardi; designer Irma Boom; Whole Earth Catalogue editor Stewart Brand; artist James Bridle; EDGE Foundation founder John Brockman; philosopher Federico Campagna; artist Heman Chong; artist Yve Laris Cohen; artist Jesse Darling; artist Benedict Drew; artist and poet Jimmie Durham; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; palaeontologist Richard Fortey; agriculturalist Cary Fowler; artists Gilbert & George; queer theorist Jack Halberstam; artist and designer Marguerite Humeau; choreographer Mette Ingvartsen; speculative designer Lisa Ma artist and activist Gustav Metzger; artist Katja Novitskova; artist Trevor Paglen; artist Cornelia Parker; artist and poet Heather Phillipson; anthropologist Elizabeth Povinelli; evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum; design writer Alice Rawsthorn; astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees; Operational Research professor Jonathan Rosenhead; filmmaker Eyal Sivan; writer Adam Thirlwell; environmental lawyer James Thornton; musician and sound recordist Chris Watson, artist Cerith Wyn Evans and artist Anna Zett, as well as contributions by sociologist Zygmunt Bauman; artist Paul Chan; artist Tacita Dean; writer William Gibson; artist Pierre Huyghe; poet Joanne Kyger; director Sandy McLeod; concrete poet Franz Mon; ecological critic Timothy Morton; filmmaker Laura Poitras and artist Yoko Ono.

The two-day event, which comprises of a non-stop series of presentations in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, will be live-streamed by thespace.org, which partners with Serpentine for the Extinction Marathon in 2014. The Space has commissioned a number of new digital commissions and will also host an online project, extinct.ly, which gathers information about global resources as well as artists projects and activists calls to action.

While The Magazine at the Sackler Gallery will present on-stage participations, talks, screenings and performances, the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, designed by Smiljan Radić, will transform into a hub for environmental activism where a number of organisations will run a parallel programmes of activities.

The Extinction Marathon is programmed in collaboration with artist Gustav Metzger, whose work including his Serpentine Gallery exhibition Decades 1959 2009 addresses extinction and climate change.

A full schedule of the Extinction Marathon will be published in early October.

Arts & Extras: Art show at Virginia Tech features Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, more

Arts & Extras: Art show at Virginia Tech features Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein

The School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech will open “To Market We Go: Art, Advertising, and the Multiple” on Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Armory Gallery. A reception begins at 6 p.m.

The exhibition will stay on display until Oct. 11.

The show takes a look at artists who turned toward advertising media and mass production as a way of thumbing their noses at the gallery system.

“To Market We Go” includes work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley and more.

The show is free


Yoko Ono is my muse – -Love Inks

Love Inks isnt your typical house party band. The Texan troupe subtle tones hark back to 80s beach sisters, Marine Girls and wouldnt be out of play set to the backdrop of David Lynchs Twin Peaks, all cherry pie and ominous rumblings in the forest. So why then you might ask, have we enlisted Sherry LeBlanc of the band to pull together your weekend listening playlist for us? Well friends, whilst Love Inks might revel in the understated, LeBlanc knows some lady musicality when she hears it.


Yoko Ono, I Felt Like Smashing My Face In A Clear Glass Window

I know this song isnt on Spotify, but Yoko Ono is my muse so I have to include her in the list. Look this song up its the best! Im particularly taken by her ability to remain positive through the decades of negativity and hate that were focused on her. She has always used her art to change the world and has never stopped creating. If youre unfamiliar with her work, start with Grapefruit, the entire book is inspiring and has the potential to be life changing. At least it was for me

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“Addressing Climate Change”

Gilgamesh Publishing Addressing Climate Change

“Addressing Climate Change”, a stunning new book by award-winning photographer Henry Dallal being released on October 14th, captures the art, science, and diversity of climate change negotiations, and has been endorsed by Michael Douglas, Ed Norton, Yoko Ono, and Ban Ki-moon, among others.

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