Saturday, July 12, 2008

FAS 08 - feria de arte sonoro

From August 15 till 17, 2008 we invite you to celebrate with us the first Sound Art Fair at "La Respuesta", 1600 Ave. Fernández Juncos (corner Calle Del Parque), Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Selected sound artists - contemporary artists who use sound as a principal media - will exhibit and sell their work. We expect works from artists such as Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Papo Colo, Adál Maldonado, Charles Juhász-Alvarado, Teo Freytes, Carola Cintrón Moscoso, Rafael A. Vargas Bernard, co-organizer and artist Omar Obdulio Peña Forty, W&N, Luis Rafael Berríos Negrón, Jacob Morales, Rebecca Adorno, ...

In addition, the event will feature educative and interactive elements such as a panel on Saturday and a guided tour on Sunday.

On Friday and Saturday evening there will be concert-like live performances by Matotumba, Arnaldo Lozada, Raven Strain/Matt Billings, co-organizer and artist Jorge Castro, Robin Alicea, Claudio Chea, AHD (Ariel Hernández Domenech), Francisco J. Torres, Araceli Pino,...

Opening reception:
Friday, August 15, 2008, 6 pm
(schedule, program and list of participating artists are subject to change)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Why the Fuck not PPodcast

Episode 2 starts with a little unmentioned snippet of a song by Elio & Le Storie Tese awesomely performed by Antonella Ruggiero, to steadily continue with an interview with Manu Théron, lead singer of Lo Còr de La Plana, Chin na na poun and Gacha Empega. Although this episode of Why the Fuck not PPodcast was officialy invited to PUBLICA 2 in Puerto Rico, scared of the thought that the Bad at Sports staff is listening to it, this episode doesn't say a word about contemporary art. In fact, it barely treats contemporary music at all. Be brave, download it here.

Names dropped:
Antonella Ruggiero, Chin na na poun, Daniel Malvergne, Edmond Hosdikian, Elio e Le Storie Tese, Gacha Empega, James W Morris, Jonathan Richman, Lo Còr de la Plana, Manu Théron, Nani Álvarez(W&N), Patrick Vaillant, Publica 2, Puerto Rico, Richard Baquié, Webster Hall.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Milwaukee International Art Fair
Island's Artists Invade Milwaukee International Art Fair

REPUESTO and a group of puertorrican artists have been invited, by the curator of the prestigious center of contemporary art INOVA from the University of Winsconsin, Nicholas Frank, to take part during the 16th and 17th of May 2008 at Milwaukee International Art Fair. REPUESTO, a publication and archive of art events images on line, designed by duo W&N, together with the artists Gamaliel Rodríguez, Pedro Vélez, Abdiel Segarra, Jacob Marchosky and Kristine Serviá will be present with pieces of installation, drawing, painting, collage and sound objects. The Milwaukee Internacional fair is recognized in the international scene by its slightly conventional model since the fair is celebrated in a brewery.

REPUESTO’s intervention adds to some renown galleries that will participate on the art fair like Gavin Brown's Enterprises, Daniel Reich, Leo Koenig, Western Exhibitions, and Willy Wonka from Oslo among others.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Circa Labs

Remedios Culturales: Fármacos para una escena cultural en crisis.
curated by Abdiel Segarra

Rotund World


Cataño DC

CATAÑO D.C. (Distrito Cultural)
El domingo 13 de abril de 2008, paralelo a Circa International Art Fair se celebrará el evento Cataño D.C. (Distrito Cultural). El mismo desea desarrollar en el casco urbano del municipio un proyecto cultural que sirva para unificar la comunidad y promover el intercambio de la historia del pueblo y sus costumbres. Cataño D.C. consta de diez y ocho (18) intervenciones artísticas a través de las facilidades del frente marítimo del municipio y las lanchas que transitan entre Cataño y Viejo San Juan. Jesús “Bubu” Negrón, Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Quintín Rivera-Toro y Jacob C. Morales-Marchosky son algunos de los artistas suscritos. Además, el público disfrutará de una propuesta musical experimental desde las 6pm hasta las 9pm en el Frente Marítimo de Cataño. Los proyectos musicales seleccionados cuentan con una estética influenciada por las vivencias citadinas. El propósito de la actividad es crear conciencia sobre el espacio y la necesidad de un arte especifico para su entorno. Este proyecto espera activar un área que aunque es rica en historia se encuentra rezagada del fenómeno de los programas de agenda cultural. El equipo de producción desea comenzar mediante esta acción un efecto de impacto que abra al pueblo de Cataño a mayores consideraciones como escenario para eventos o realizaciones de corte cultural. Cataño D.C., es un proyecto de Manuel de Lemos, arquitecto y urbanista y Conboca, Inc., una corporación sin fines de lucro que por dos años se ha ocupado por fomentar a través de proyectos de exhibición y publicaciones, el pensamiento crítico y la actividad cultural comprometida. Para más información pueden comunicarse con: Abdiel Segarra-Ríos, artista y curador del evento, t. (787) 633-9422 / e.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Connect-the-Dots (Dead Pigeon)

Traditional education, implied largely to the operating or instrumental conditioning theory, distinguishes an instruction that bears in mind a stimuli that tries to receive specific response from the subjects, in this case, from the children.

Through experimental exercises, for example the connection of dots to create an image, a specific reference is given in order to have reinforced consequences; it is important to be kept in the line. This vague activity has as a main but hidden goal, for every child to develop no creativity and individuality wile teaching them to follow instructions.

Usually, when children are given an activity like this with a specific icon, for example a flower, next time they are asked to draw one, it is highly possible for them to draw a similar flower.


Featuring Printed Broadsides, Ephemera & Performative Happenings

“Event Horizon” is a public art project that seeks to create a site for inquiry into the nature of current events and history through the use of print media, performance, and individual interpretation. Artists within “Event Horizon” interpret and re-present topics, headlines, graphics, and text found in widely circulated newspapers, broadsides, and fliers to produce creative, critical, and poetic interplays in the form of printed posters and broadsides. The reader’s ability to translate and creatively respond to “popular” issues will underscore a story or subject’s meaning, thereby exposing “the style” of interpretation as a determinant element of how events or topics are individually understood and communicated to a larger public. Traditionally hung in public places to announce news and events to the public, broadsides locate information within a locality of interest, while creating a visual tableau, indexing issues within a splayed format. Physically unbound, the broadside references the loose sheets of a newspaper, with large type and simple script, easily read by the passerby, to be papered and hung on poles, store windows, buildings, and folding displays. Using print media as a means to create a backdrop for the projection of ideas and opinions, “Event Horizon” re-contextualizes current events within a staged setting of signage and performative happenings. By situating themselves within a public place, calling and handing out their print media, participating artists will be inadvertently quoting other historical and contemporary performance traditions, including: town-crier, soap-boxer, street performer, mystic, publicist, recruiter and activist. The public is invited to engage notions of the “newsworthy” through absurdist, practical, educational, comic, mundane, and dramatic presentations of topical material.

Erika Adams (Boston, MA), Razan Alazzouni (Boston, MA), Chad Arnholt (Boston, MA), Elaine Bay (Boston, MA), Janine Biunno (Boston, MA), Rob Erickson (Brooklyn, NY), Noah Fischer (Brooklyn, NY), Melinda Go (Boston, MA), Rebecca Bird Grigsby (Boston, MA), Harvey Loves Harvey (Boston, MA, Brooklyn, NY), Lisa Hecht (Milwaukee, WI), Alysia Kaplan (Chicago, IL), Louise Krampien (Boston, MA), Jessica Marx (Boston, MA), Stefano Pasquini (Bologna, Italy), Rhonda Ratray (Boston, MA), Vinicius Sanchez (Boston, MA), Jennifer Schmidt (Brooklyn, NY), Jessica Scott-Dutcher (Boston, MA), Victoria Shen (Boston, MA), Kirk Snow (Boston, MA), Marcelino Stuhmer (Milwaukee, WI), Pedro Velez (Puerto Rico) with Gamaliel Rodríguez-Ayala (Oslo, Norway), Gabe Ventura (Boston, MA), Stefanie Vermillion (Boston, MA), W&N (Puerto Rico), Marine Wallon (Paris, France), Terrance Wong (Boston, MA), Tina Ye (Boston, MA), Jennifer Yorke (Chicago, IL).

Saturday, April 12th & Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
Davis & Union Squares, Somerville, Massachusetts
10am-1pm : Davis Square, Gathering Area { Times on both days }
3pm-6pm : Union Square, Gathering Area { Times on both days }

"Event Horizon" printed ephemera will also be on display within the Project Space Gallery at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Located at: 230 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115. Exhibition Dates: April 11 - April 21, 2008

For more information, please visit: ______________________________________________________________

This project is supported in part by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Institute for Art & Civic Engagement at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Somerville Arts Council.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

10 años de TROPIEZO

y ARTE basado en las
canciones de TROPIEZO

Thursday, January 10, 2008

PPODCAST (why the fuck not)

Episode 0 is here. Freely inspired by Bad at Sports and Peter Nelson, Why the Fuck not PPodcast is just another podcast about contemporary art and awful experimental music, but smaller. It only lasts 30 minutes or less. Be brave, download it here.
Names dropped:
Aaron Wendel, Bad at Sports, Beavis and Butthead, Bubble Organ, Flan, Giorgio Sadotti, Lily Allen, Martin Creed, Marzipan Marzipan, Natural Reader, New Zealand, Paula Knight, Peter Nelson, Ramones, Robert Storr, Rockaway Beach, Speculation, Tracey Emin, Venice Biennale, W&N.
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Episode 1 has arrived at last, just in time for thanksthef#@kgiving. Still inspired by Bad at Sports and Peter Nelson, Why the Fuck not PPodcast is just another podcast about contemporary art and awful experimental music, but smaller. It only lasts 30 minutes or less. In this issue the Italian way of Life, the Occitanista way of singing of Lo Còr de La Plana and much more!
Be brave, download it here.
Names dropped:
Allan Kaprow, Dead Pony, FGA, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Martin, Linz, Lo Còr De La Plana, Mafia, Maurizio Cattelan, MCA Chicago, Miami, Photo Miami, Pedro Velez, PS1, Ray Cathode, Salvador Dalì, Sex Pistols, Thurston Revival, Venice Biennale, Yorgedee.
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