[chill name, don’t sleep on the scottish colourists]
exhibit A for when i say social practice in art mostly blows.
From May 1979 to January of 1987, the East Village Eye, a monthly magazine of popular and avant garde culture, exerted a profound influence that eventually reached across the entire world. Coverage in the Eye resulted in development of several key “scenes” that eventually evolved into movements felt all over the planet. Some credit the Eye with creating the East Village art scene, which nurtured legendary talents such as Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz, while the Eye’s coverage of other emerging New York artists such as Sue Coe, Barbara Kruger and Kiki Smith helped illuminate the psychosocial conflicts running through the contemporary brain. Many such artists made work specifically for publication in the Eye.
When hip hop started to emerge from the ghettoes of New York, the Eye was there with early stories on historical figures like Afrikaa Bambaataa, Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000, Run DMC, the Rock Steady Crew and many others. How early? The East Village Eye was the first publication ever to print the words “hip hop”.
The mini-symposium entitled “How Hip Hop Came Downtown”, September 18 from 6pm at Printed Matter in New York, will cover the process in which members of New York’s media and fine art communities brought rap music, graffiti art and breakdancing from the inner-city ghettos to a wider audience that has since spread across the world. Leading this discussion will be Eye publisher/editor Leonard Abrams, scholar Yazmin Ramirez, musician and multimedia artist Michael Holman, and the celebrated artist and media figure Fab 5 Freddy. Plus special guest appearances! [via]
[<3 <3 this event should be at a school or museum. it is too real for something as bloated as Printed Matter is now. i know it can be a bit sacrilegious to say ill about P.M., but i think this event and publication needs a better platform.]
"Vista de Toledo (según El Greco) óleo sobre tela. 60 x 50 cms. 2008 por Italo Contador
all about Ultraviolet’s Jenny Holzer-esque plane protests at NFL games. i love sky messages a lot. too much. also, where are all the good politically charged hackers who aren’t associated with Anonymous? where are the good hacker rogues? we need like some hacker Batmans without all the daddy issues. haha also, think about being the DP for a post-interent propaganda film? damn. also, this article and project is gross. looked her up… WHITE GAZE, GET OUT OF MY FACE. i don’t care and no one should care how long you were there for. i don’t care how skilled you are with a camera. people, please think before you start projects like this.