Issue #174
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Again) September 16, 2011

mbgETC: Kurt Mueller

#Remember (#mbgETCRemember), 2011, is an experiment using Twitter to (re)issue calls to remember. Historic battle cries, popular slogans and familiar quotations are echoed via daily tweets, with hypertext addenda offering reading and resonance beyond each soundbite. #Remember considers the ways calls to respect become calls to revenge, effects become causes or causes célèbres and beget further effects, and memories, via repetition, are stimulated while risking banality. Viewers and followers are encouraged to contribute via tweeting #mbgETCRemember.

Kurt Mueller is an artist, critic and curator. He has exhibited his work at Artpace San Antonio (2011), the Austin Museum of Art (2008) and Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin (2006). The former Interim Editor of Art Lies, he has written extensively about contemporary art throughout the state of Texas and beyond, authoring criticism for Art Asia Pacific, Art Papers, Flash Art, Frieze and Artforum.com. He has contributed to exhibition catalogues at the Princeton University Art Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. Mueller has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Inman Gallery, Houston. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008. From 2008-2010 he was a critical studies resident at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

An extension of might be good’s project space, @mbgETC, provides artists with a chance to engage with Twitter as an online platform for intervention and experimentation. Participants are given a month for the realization of their projects and can be followed online at Twitter.com/mbcETC or in the feed located within each issues table of contents.

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