OK, we’re making it all official with our press release. And if we’re going drop a document like this on you, you know we’re not kidding about being nominated in the Best Documentary Series category of the 16th Annual Webby Awards. (And Vote for us for the People’s Voice award while you’re there.)
And even though it’s only two days after the nomination announcement, we’re already getting nostalgic here at Art21. So we’re also posting the original reel we submitted to the Webby’s way back when. Please, kick back & enjoy a quick tour thru the (very recent) New York Close Up past.
Along with having a new New York Close Up film release yesterday – LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Moving Pictures – LaToya Ruby Frazier has got some other things going on recently. She’s part of the line-up of artists at this year’s Whitney Biennial. Big Congrats to LaToya. It’ll include other Art21 heroes like Charles Atlas & Mike Kelley and opens March 1. And she also got to wear a very cool jacket for a recently posted New York Times Style Magazine piece. Better yet, they included a slide show of recent work (above is an example.) And there’s yet another LaToya NYC-area event in the works for the Spring, but I can’t tell you yet. I’m not even sure I can drop hints. Sorry. But once it goes public, we’ll post it here.
CAPTION: “Jenny Holzer’s Truism,” from LaToya Ruby Frazier’s portfolio “Campaign for Braddock Hospital (Save Our Community Hospital),” 2011.
What we’re watching: The year is 1994. Florida. Kalup Linzy makes his very first soap opera for his Environmental Science class in high school. The theme music is Natalie Cole’s song Take a Look. Our grade: A+. Continue reading
What we’re watching: a new live action film by Martha Colburn, shot on SUPER 8 and 16mm, with music by ZOMBY. See a local artist’s observation of the protests in New York. Tell your friends (where’s the human microphone when you need it?) Continue reading
What we’re watching: A conversation between artist Mika Tajima and filmmaker Richard Linklater on slackers, flâneurs, and the history of refusal. Featuring clips from the film Slacker (1991) and photography of Tajima’s recent installation — The Architect’s Garden (2011) — at the University of Texas Visual Art Center. Continue reading