1. Version One: Loren Munk, the mastermind behind The James Kalm Report, has an exhibition at Minus Space in Brooklyn through January 29, 2011. The exhibition, called "Becoming Modern in America," features more than 20 vintage issues of Life magazine spanning the years 1936-1972, and two of Munk's recent paintings. Someone had to make a video of the opening, even if only to point out how brilliant Loren's James Kalm videos are in comparison. It' a shame I didn't get there earlier or understand how to work the video feature on my phone a little better....

    Check out "The Loren Munk Report," an edited version that includes an interview with Loren Munk.

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  2. Forty years ago a series of former Bell Telephone Laboratories buildings in Manhattan's West Village were converted into 383 affordable artist live-work spaces by a then young, unknown architect named Richard Meier.

    Diane Arbus, Merce Cunningham and Robert DeNiro Sr. are among artists who have lived and worked at Westbeth.

    In 2009, Westbeth was nominated to the State and National Register of Historic Places and is being considered for New York City landmark designation.

    Penthouses at the new real estate development across the street from Westbeth, the Superior Ink building, sell for $25 million.

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  3. "While the moon is shrinking" is a video installation showing 14 sequences of 33mn in total, on 6 different screens.
    Each clip is a moving painting.

    The video is confronting on a same time scale natural simple events like a rain shower, birds flights, clouds in the sky with the collapse of the mountains, the decrease of the moon or the growth of buildings.
    It is an urge to contemplate, take time, slow down.

    This video shows 2mn 19" sampled out of the 33mn.

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  4. “Sorry I Couldn’t Be There” is a crowd-created video series. Developed by members of @Platea, the social media art collective directed by An Xiao, the series features artists from around the world explaining briefly why they couldn’t attend #rank and swing by the art fairs in Miami. Ultimately, the project highlights concerns around geographic access and about who’s left out during large art fairs. We want to highlight the parts of the world where artists are working.

    For more details about the project: http://www.hashtagclass.com/rank/sorry-i-couldnt-be-there-by-platea/

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  5. Video by Stuart Stelzer, courtesy Pat Steir and Sue Scott Gallery.

    Since the late Eighties, Steir has been known for her dripped and splashed waterfall imagery that reveal her interest in 19th-century Romantic paintings, Abstract Expressionism, Chinese landscape painting and the Chinese convention of flung ink painting. A lesser-known but equally significant part of Steir’s oeuvre are the wall drawings and installations she has been involved with for several decades. When inserted into architecture, these installations transform painting into a three-dimensional experience. As Steir has observed, “Installation allows the artist to paint out of the painting and into space and the viewer to move from space into a painting—the space where the act of painting takes place is in the imagination of the viewer.”

    The Nearly Endless Line offers a three-dimensional experience using very simple means: light and line. Steir takes the disembodied brushstroke off the canvas and uses it to form a line around the physical space that the viewer can't experience from one spot or one room -- the line bends around corners and closes a loop around the gallery. The grid and the brushstroke become a sequential experience the viewer activates as he or she moves through the installation, connecting them to the progression of time. The darkness and mystery of the room allows the viewer to step out of reality and enter illusion. The brushstroke transforms into a mark and a sign splintering into more urban signifiers as diverse as street art, blacklight or the urban grid versus the grid in painting.

    Pat Steir was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1940 and graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA. She has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries since her first show at Terry Dintenfass in 1964 and has work represented in numerous museums around the world. The touring exhibition, Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line which presents forty years of Steir’s drawing practices, organized by the RISD Museum of Art, is at the Neuberger Museum of Art September 11 - December 19, 2010. Pat Steir lives and works in New York City.

    The Nearly Endless Line, a site-specific wall drawing installation by internationally renowned artist Pat Steir from November 10th - January 9th. In conjunction with the exhibition, Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye will present a poetry reading and performance at 7:00 pm on December 9th, 2010.

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  • amy hall

    I appreciate the attempt. At the same time, this video needs editing badly. I would have liked to actually SEE the pieces, rather than zooming in and out with a shaky camera.

    Good try, though.

    by amy hall

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    Hi! Love your channel please check out my film noir vimeo.com/41495155

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