MBG Issue #159: Shape Becomes the Story

Issue # 159Shape Becomes the Story December 17, 2010 share with a friend: Eric Zimmerman, So Long To The Good Old Moon (detail), 2010, 12 page BW newspaper. Courtesy of the artist. (detail) from the editor This holiday season finds us taking stock more soberly. The passing away last week of Peter Marzio, the longtime Director of the Museum of Fine … Read More

MBG Issue #158: Another Life of the Made

Issue # 158Another Life of the Made December 3, 2010 share with a friend: Cromosaturación (Choromosaturation), 1998 (Detail), Cruz-Diez Retrospective: 1954-1998, Satdistiche Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 1998. (detail) from the editor As a follow-up to this week’s Letter from the Editor and in support of David Wojnarowicz’s work and the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Fluent~Collaborative has released a statement … Read More

testsite 10.5: Rob Verf and Roberto Tejada

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MBG Issue #157: By Any Means Necessary

Issue # 157By Any Means Necessary November 12, 2010 share with a friend: Art Workers Coalition, Art Workers Won’t Kiss Ass, 1969. (detail) from the editor This issue of …might be good, the first after the midterm elections, revolves around reconceptions of the artwork and the art world. Dropping out, getting off the grid and appropriating space for radical purposes—whether in … Read More

MBG Issue #156: Just Like a Filtering System

Issue # 156Just Like a Filtering System October 29, 2010 share with a friend: Ryan Hennessee, The Specious Present at 700 Congress, 2010, Video animation commissioned by Arthouse. Courtesy of the artist. (detail) from the editor By the time this issue goes live, many of you in Austin will have already visited Arthouse at the Jones Center. After a long and … Read More

MBG Issue #155: The Medium is the Mummy

Issue # 155The Medium is the Mummy October 15, 2010 share with a friend: Mary Ellen Carroll, Prototype 180 site (mid-rotation), 6513 Sharpview Drive, Houston. Photograph by Kenny Trice. from the editor Two spectacular art events were slated to take place in Houston last week. The explosion on October 6 of Cai Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder drawing Odyssey, commissioned by the Museum of Fine … Read More

MBG Issue #154: Foraging for New Definition

Issue # 154Foraging for New Definition October 1, 2010 share with a friend: Photo: Be Johnny Video Design: http://bejohnny.com, location: Giddings, TX highway 290 & 70. from the editor Fall is here, and with it comes a new chapter in the history of …might be good. For weeks now, I’ve been thinking about the best way to introduce myself to you … Read More

Just Because 10.4: Mary Walling Blackburn

Just Because 10.4Accidental Pornographies: Lesson Plans 1-9 Mary Walling Blackburn September 19th – October 31st, 2010 share with a friend: Installation view, Accidental Pornographies: Lesson Plans 1-9, just because…10.4, Austin, TX, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist. Project Details Overview About the Artist In January 2010, artist Mary Walling Blackburn spent four weeks in Austin teaching a course entitled “Accidental … Read More

MBG Issue #153: For the art enthusiast in the grip of serious seasonal ennui

Issue # 153For the art enthusiast in the grip of serious seasonal ennui July 30, 2010 share with a friend: Minerva Cuevas, Detail, Crossing of the Rio Bravo, 2010, Action, string, lime, water, brush, metallic bucket, historical documents, postcards, map, petrified wood, petrified dinosaur bone, tire piece, pavement paint, rocks, compass, flowers. Photos by Erika Blumenfeld. Photography © Fredrik Nilsen. from … Read More

Just Because 10.3: Michael Krumenacker

Just Because 10.3Your Hair Is Mine Michael Krumenacker July 25th- August 29th, 2010 share with a friend: Installation view, Your Hair Is Mine, just because…10.3, Austin, TX, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist. Project Details Overview About the Artist Your Hair Is Mine continues Michael Krumenacker’s investigation of the ways in which visual culture—design, architecture and art—creates and reinforces structures of … Read More