Giuseppe Penone began his creative process in 1968 in the Garessio forest of Italy, near where he was born. He is the younger member of the Italian movement “Arte Povera.” With work that seeks to establish contact between humans and nature, his new sculptures in Madison Square Park, “Ideas of Stone (Idee di Pietra)” are balm for the surreality of living and working in one of the globes most magical but challenging cities. Penone speaks this afternoon at Ace Hotel New York — if you can’t catch it, you can see the installation through February, 2014. Learn more about him at Madison Square Art Conservancy.

Giuseppe Penone began his creative process in 1968 in the Garessio forest of Italy, near where he was born. He is the younger member of the Italian movement “Arte Povera.” With work that seeks to establish contact between humans and nature, his new sculptures in Madison Square Park, “Ideas of Stone (Idee di Pietra)” are balm for the surreality of living and working in one of the globes most magical but challenging cities. Penone speaks this afternoon at Ace Hotel New York — if you can’t catch it, you can see the installation through February, 2014. Learn more about him at Madison Square Art Conservancy.


One of Giuseppe Penone's sculptures rolling in to Madison Square Park this morning in advance of his installation through early 2014. Watch here for more from Mr. Penone and the Mad. Sq. Pk. Conservancy.

One of Giuseppe Penone's sculptures rolling in to Madison Square Park this morning in advance of his installation through early 2014. Watch here for more from Mr. Penone and the Mad. Sq. Pk. Conservancy.


Catch a retrospective of the last five decades of work by James Turrell at LACMA through April 2014 — born in LA 70 years ago, Mr. Turrell has been negotiating with light and space on behalf of humankind and carving light into shadowy corners for the better part of a century.

Catch a retrospective of the last five decades of work by James Turrell at LACMA through April 2014 — born in LA 70 years ago, Mr. Turrell has been negotiating with light and space on behalf of humankind and carving light into shadowy corners for the better part of a century.

James Turrell

James Turrell

James Turrell


Works championed by the Naked Eye Cinema group in 1980s New York City play tonight at the New Museum free of charge. As described by The New York Film Makers’ Co-Op, the Naked Eye group (now living on as Allied Productions) “was the only venue of its era that consistently showed film and video by women, gay men, lesbians and novice makers on the margins of culture. A center of the newest and most challenging spheres in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives in new and ‘used’ videos that belie genre classification…Using the Lower East Side art center ABC No Rio as home base, they showed Super 8, 16mm and video in galleries, theaters, lofts, salons, nightclubs, street corners — wherever you could fit a projector – all over Manhattan, the States…the world.”

Works championed by the Naked Eye Cinema group in 1980s New York City play tonight at the New Museum free of charge. As described by The New York Film Makers’ Co-Op, the Naked Eye group (now living on as Allied Productions) “was the only venue of its era that consistently showed film and video by women, gay men, lesbians and novice makers on the margins of culture. A center of the newest and most challenging spheres in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives in new and ‘used’ videos that belie genre classification…Using the Lower East Side art center ABC No Rio as home base, they showed Super 8, 16mm and video in galleries, theaters, lofts, salons, nightclubs, street corners — wherever you could fit a projector – all over Manhattan, the States…the world.”







Delicate experiments in minimalism by anonymous Japanese art friends Rrrrrrrroll suggest a world in which we can pause on the beloved, Hogwarts-style, just long enough to truly see. Around which what central axis do we turn without knowing we do? Inquiries such as these create a mini-cinema like a song on repeat — the curve of the telephone, rough jaw of a boulder or smoke signal igniting the dormant, love-drenched neurons of hypnosis. In other words, we like these.

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Delicate experiments in minimalism by anonymous Japanese art friends Rrrrrrrroll suggest a world in which we can pause on the beloved, Hogwarts-style, just long enough to truly see. Around which what central axis do we turn without knowing we do? Inquiries such as these create a mini-cinema like a song on repeat — the curve of the telephone, rough jaw of a boulder or smoke signal igniting the dormant, love-drenched neurons of hypnosis. In other words, we like these.





The pixel-sequins of the shadow self in static eclipse. Gifs by Argentinian illustrator, designer and video artist Kidmograph.

The pixel-sequins of the shadow self in static eclipse. Gifs by Argentinian illustrator, designer and video artist Kidmograph.


NY-born artist Liza Lou's Color Field is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego — part of her long lineage of labors of love and collaboration made with her present-day communities in Los Angeles and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Through a marriage of patience, OCD, undivided focus, piss and vinegar, Lou brings pause, awe and heft to our fleeting human attention. Highly recommended scuba diving for today: an inventory of her works past and present.

Liza Lou

Liza Lou

Liza Lou


Canadian illustrator Cody Rocko.

Canadian illustrator Cody Rocko.


Sexiest man of the year and friend to animals Chris Johanson is also an artist. Meet him and some friends to celebrate his new Phaidon Contemporary Artists’ Monograph at Monograph Bookwerks on Alberta in Northeast Portland tonight. Chris says: “Jonathan Raymond the Portland writer who is a contributor to the book will be there. Sun Foot will play 3 songs. And we are going to have a really good time.” You can see all the details on Monograph’s blog.

Sexiest man of the year and friend to animals Chris Johanson is also an artist. Meet him and some friends to celebrate his new Phaidon Contemporary Artists’ Monograph at Monograph Bookwerks on Alberta in Northeast Portland tonight. Chris says: “Jonathan Raymond the Portland writer who is a contributor to the book will be there. Sun Foot will play 3 songs. And we are going to have a really good time.” You can see all the details on Monograph’s blog.


Rachel Garrard is one of the mystical creatures and thread charmers preparing your room in Ace London. 

Rachel Garrard is one of the mystical creatures and thread charmers preparing your room in Ace London. 


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