Monday, May 24, 2010

Manual for a Productive Everyday Life

May 24-28 2010

Joanna Neborsky, Questionable Content

Today, my week at Everyday Genius begins. I asked 24 artists/editors/musicians/writers to do simple tasks, write about the execution of the tasks and send me their accounts through the mails. Each day, 4-5 products of the contributors will be exhibited grouped by the task they were asked to do. I'm honored to be asked to curate this week for Everyday Genius, a site that supports great independent writers and strives to present things in new and exciting ways.

The contributors are: Andrew Bulger, Kara Lee Corthron, Jason Diamond, Luca Dipierro, Giancarlo Ditrapano, Thomas Doyle, Monica Ferrell, Simen Johan, Shane Jones, Andrea Kleine, Franziska Lamprecht, Jeff Lewis, Tao Lin, Andre da Loba, Khaela Maricich, Zibuokle Martinaityte, David McLendon, Hajoe Moderegger, Joanna Neborsky, Sasa Stanisic, Justin Taylor, Deb Olin Unferth, Joel Whitney, Leni Zumas

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flavorpill Fix Episode One

R.I.P. New York Noise

Flavorpill Fix Episode One: Screaming Females, Double Dagger, Future Islands from FlavorpillVimeo. on

This week, Flavorpill debuts its online video series Flavorpill Fix, a collection of new music videos, live concert footage and exclusive interviews meant to be consumed like a TV episode or mixtape. The first installment includes Screaming Females, Double Dagger, Future Islands, MiniBoone, Hammock and Sabrina Chap. Viewers are encouraged to submit their band's videos for the next episode.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Parasol Lady with Gargoyle

Moby Awards

The finalists for the 2010 Moby Awards for Book Trailers have been announced. This one for Gail Carriger's Blameless is great though it makes me want to see the movie that doesn't exist. This is maybe a problem with book trailers you think are great though you'll never get around to reading the book on which they're inspired, eg. Blameless, since you've already got a backlog of books to read and it kind of falls out of the ambit of your interest anyway. I don't know, I'm kind of interested in this parasol lady with gargoyle. (I just read, she gets attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs). Maybe I will read this book.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gigantic Online May 2010

For Your Monthly Amusement

The May Issue of Gigantic online went up this morning. Included in the issue is a titillating talk between Gibby Haynes of The Butthole Surfers and Joe Wenderoth, the Seizure State editor. We have fiction from Mike Young, Erik Morsink and M. Callen, and a new installment of
Until I Find It, the serialized illustrated book by Leni Zumas and Luca Dipierro. You can see an article on Dipierro here, which shows him at work in his studio. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New York Gallery Week

Of the exhibitions I went to for New York Gallery Week--actually just a weekend--here are some that I enjoyed in particular. This weekend galleries are open on Sundays and offer talks, guided tours and free buffet lunch with an auction preview with artwork by David Byrne and Elizabeth Peyton.


(Mamma Andersson, About a Girl, 2005)

(Jockum Nordstrom, Meaningless Strength, 2009)


(Amy Sillman, The Plumbing, 2006)


(Darren Almond, From Sometimes Still, a six-channel high definition video projection)


Joel Shapiro

While Pace Gallery isn't part of NYGW, the Kiki Smith exhibition, LODESTAR, is definitely worth a visit. In her first major New York gallery exhibition in eight years, she presents stained-glass panels of mouth-blown glass, depicting a woman’s life in cycles. I could not find pictures of this exhibit. More incentive to go to the exhibit!

Also, while you're in Chelsea why not walk over to the High Line for a stroll, and check out Richard Galpin's installation Viewing Station, and the installment by Spencer Finch that will close in June after its yearlong run.

(Galpin's rendering of Viewing Station.

In Soho, here are a couple of interesting exhibitions to check out. And the galleries are right across the street from each other.


Shepard Fairey


(Leon Golub, Hell's Fire Awaits You, 2003)