Thursday 27th July 2017,
Televisual

Art

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Whole Day Down’ Enlists Willie Garson and Patrick Breen for the Artpocalypse

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Whole Day Down’ Enlists Willie Garson and Patrick Breen for the Artpocalypse

Willie and Patrick had an idea — and it was not for a web series. “We should open a gallery…. I have an art history degree. Fuck pilot season. I’m sensing a whole new direction for me….for, ugh, us,” Willie says. “And I can wipe my father-in-law’s face in the excrement of his own mediocrity,” [...]

December 2, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian Features 2

Is Black Queer Back?

Is Black Queer Back?

Thanks to Racialicious for reposting! In Brooklyn one night in May I was treated to my very first performance from Monstah Black, an artist who defies categorization, but whose show I would characterize as part-rock concert, part-live art theatre, with a black queer bent. Despite my awe I managed to divert my eyes long enough [...]

June 24, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 3

ArtSpace Underground: New Haven’s New York Art Party

ArtSpace Underground: New Haven’s New York Art Party

My good friend Madison Moore has organized an art party in New haven, a kind of hipster-y, New York-cool party in stodgy ol’ Connecticut. The party, Artspace Underground, is held at Artspace New Haven, a non-profit contemporary art gallery. It has been pretty successful, marketing itself online and getting crowds by hosting popular local and [...]

March 17, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 2

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Slate of Spring 2010 Programs (Curated By Me)!

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Slate of Spring 2010 Programs (Curated By Me)!

The brochure for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Spring 2010 Adult Public Programs is out (below)! This spring I’ll be co-teaching a film survey course with Dr. Rebecca Sheehan (PhD from Penn, now at Haverford). I’ll also continue to run the Film@Perelman series, and I’ve selected some interesting offerings for the season. Rebecca and I [...]

December 17, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Atom Egoyan: “Artists Don’t Always Do What Their Communities Want Them to Do”

Atom Egoyan: “Artists Don’t Always Do What Their Communities Want Them to Do”

Filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Adoration) has, over the course of three decades of movie-making, probed such disparate characters as strippers and comedians in provocative and artful ways. Egoyan further demonstrated his artistic curiosity at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday during a public conversation with curator Michael Taylor commemorating the recently opened [...]

October 30, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Short Film Program

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Short Film Program

Here’s the schedule for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s short film program Film@Perelman. I’m excited to introduce and hold Q&A’s at screening of these films, which I’ve selected, during the fall! For the HTML list of programs on the museum’s website, click here. I’ve also given talks at the museum, including one introducing a screening [...]

September 12, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Kalup Linzy, Ryan Trecartin Important to Saltz

Kalup Linzy, Ryan Trecartin Important to Saltz

Circulating the blogosphere is a list art-critic Jerry Saltz composed (on Facebook) of notable artists emerging after 1999 (last ten years). Lists are always problematic, and many of these I don’t know because I haven’t been living in New York, but I was happy to see Kalup Linzy and Ryan Trecartin, two video artists who [...]

April 22, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 3

“Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism”

“Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism”

Today, a reading of a classic essay by art history titan Rosalind Krauss: “Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism.” Full of sharp insights still relevant to video art today, I found it especially relevant — though ultimately insufficient — for understanding the phenomenon of YouTube and mumblecore (a paper I’m working on). The central idea is simple: the [...]

May 22, 2008 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0