MBG Issue #159: Shape Becomes the Story

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 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 Arts Houston, tallies … Read More

MBG Issue #158: Another Life of the Made

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 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 from Dan Cameron, which … Read More

testsite 10.5: Rob Verf and Roberto Tejada

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MBG Issue #157: By Any Means Necessary

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 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 the pages of … Read More

MBG Issue #156: Just Like a Filtering System

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 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 suspenseful wait, the building, … Read More

MBG Issue #155: The Medium is the Mummy

Issue # st.itch October 26, 2020 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 Arts Houston for a … Read More

MBG Issue #154: Foraging for New Definition

Issue # st.itch October 26, 2020 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 as your new … Read More

Just Because 10.4: Mary Walling Blackburn

Just Because 19.3st.itch Tamy Ben Tor 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 Pornographies: The Visual Effects … Read More

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

Issue # st.itch October 26, 2020 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 the editor I find it difficult to write this, my … Read More

Just Because 10.3: Michael Krumenacker

Just Because 19.3st.itch Tamy Ben Tor 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 power and … Read More