MBG Issue #31: September 3, 2004

Issue # 31September 3, 2004September 3, 2004share with a friend:announcements: the election – you choose! REGISTER – if you haven’t you should! Nearly 76 million eligible Americans didn’t vote in 2000. Decisions are made by the people who show up, and time’s running out to register to vote. Do it online at the non profit and nonpartisan site www.declareyourself.com. What … Read More

MBG Issue #30: July 29, 2004

Issue # 30July 29, 2004July 29, 2004share with a friend:opportunitiesArthouse Texas Prize for Contemporary Art Big news for Texas artists! Austin’s own Arthouse at the Jones Center has announced the Arthouse Texas Prize for Contemporary Art, the first statewide prize of its kind that recognizes innovation, talent and marked contributions to a thriving Texas art scene. Awarded bi-annually, this juried … Read More

MBG Issue #29: July 16, 2004

Issue # 29July 16, 2004July 16, 2004share with a friend:reviewsTeresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler: Single Wide Whitney Museum of Art at Altria, New York July 22 – October 22. 2004 Austin-based artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler present their first U.S. museum exhibition, Single Wide, at the Whitney Museum of Art at Altria. Single Wide consists of a single-shot looped projection on … Read More

MBG Issue #28: July 2, 2004

Issue # 28July 2, 2004July 2, 2004share with a friend:reviewsNew American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition Arthouse 12 June – 22 August 2004 This is the big show for Arthouse. Each year an esteemed guest curates from submissions this showcase of emerging talent. This year it was Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for the Village Voice. One wonders what didn’t make … Read More

MBG Issue #27: June 24, 2004

Issue # 27June 24, 2004June 24, 2004share with a friend:reviewsManny Farber: About Face Austin Museum of Art, Downtown 5 June – 29 August 2004 I’ve been infatuated with Farber’s work, visually and intellectually, since I was in college, and I was ecstatic when I heard his retrospective was going to make Its way to AMOA. I think of Farber’s paintings … Read More

MBG Issue #26: June 11, 2004

Issue # 26June 11, 2004June 11, 2004share with a friend:eventsThe Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad: A Year in the Life of an Art Critic Slide presentation and conversation with Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, the Village Voice, New York Arthouse Saturday, June 12, 1pm Senior Art Critic of the Village Voice, Jerry Saltz will present a public lecture … Read More

MBG Issue #25: June 4, 2004

Issue # 25June 4, 2004June 4, 2004share with a friend:reviewsTreble Sculpture Center, Long Island City 16 May -1 August 2004 The trouble with Treble is also what makes it so smart; each work successfully syncs its visual components with invisible, usually audible elements that require everyone to slow down, think, perceive, and receive. The renovated garage of the Sculpture Center … Read More

MBG Issue #24: May 7, 2004

Issue # 24May 7, 2004May 7, 2004share with a friend:reviewsThe Sixth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection Arthouse 9 April – 9 May 2004 This is the last weekend to catch the Altoids Collection at Arthouse which closes on Sunday. This year’s collection features the work of 23 emerging artists chosen by a panel of artists, critics, curators and gallery owners … Read More

MBG Issue #23: April 22, 2004

Issue # 23April 22, 2004April 22, 2004share with a friend:eventsTalking Art with artist Wangechi Mutu Arthouse Thursday, April 22, 2004, 7:00pm Come out to Arthouse tonight to hear Brooklyn artist Wangechi Mutu speak about her work which stems from the history of traditional Kenyan storytelling and post-colonial horror stories. Raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu is one of 23 artists featured … Read More