MBG Issue #152: Quantifying the Qualitative

Issue # 152Quantifying the QualitativeJuly 16, 2010share with a friend:Cameron Fuller, Detail, As It Is, From the Collection of the Institute for the Perpetuation of Imaginal Processes, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: by Torno Bros.from the editorThere is something so fun about mixing art and science. For one, it’s got a certain naughtiness about it—an illicit union between two fields that, … Read More

MBG Issue #151: What I am waiting for is some kind of fusion between art and life

Issue # 151What I am waiting for is some kind of fusion between art and lifeJuly 2, 2010share with a friend:Eric Zimmerman, Spiral Model, 2010, 8.5 by 11, Ink on Paper. Courtesy of the Artist.from the editorDear Reader, In this guest-edited issue of …might be good I sought out writers who just-so-happen to be friends, gave them a lot of … Read More

MBG Issue #150: Transcendent and Not Merely Heavy Handed

Issue # 150Transcendent and Not Merely Heavy HandedJune 18, 2010share with a friend:Leah DeVun, Early Morning Goodbye, 2010, Chromira Photograph, 30 x 40 inches. Photo courtesy of Leah DeVun and Women & Their Work.from the editorI never pick themes for issues beforehand; I prefer to allow continuities to appear among features serendipitously. As an editing methodology, I like this: I … Read More

Just Because 10.2: Ben Ruggiero

Just Because 10.2After Icebergs with a PainterBen RuggieroJune 6th – July 11th, 2010share with a friend:Ben Ruggiero, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.Project DetailsOverviewAbout the ArtistAfter Icebergs with a Painter references the romantic impulse realized by the painter Frederic Edwin Church in his Arctic paintings. Through a series of photographs, artist Ben Ruggiero examines the intentionality and the pursuit of the … Read More

MBG Issue #149: élan vital and its afterglow

Issue # 149élan vital and its afterglowJune 4, 2010share with a friend:The Yes Men, Detail of A Guide to the Basic Functions and Properties of the Halliburton Model X7 SurvivaBall via http://www.survivaball.com/.from the editorWhen I was invited to guest edit this issue of …might be good, I was planning a trip to New York. There, the art-world vogue for performance (and vogueing) … Read More

MBG Issue #148: Something Sexy about Manifest Destiny

Issue # 148Something Sexy about Manifest DestinyMay 21, 2010share with a friend:Emilie Halpern, June 29, 1955, 2010, C-print, 18 x 24 inches. Courtesy the artist and Art Palace Gallery.from the editorThe oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the Loop Current, a powerful and horrifyingly concrete metaphor for the manner in which this oil is swirling around in … Read More

MBG Issue #147: A Happy Meal of Art Historical References

Issue # 147A Happy Meal of Art Historical ReferencesMay 7, 2010share with a friend:Anna Craycroft, Subject of Learning/Object of Study, Installation view, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. Courtesy Tracy Williams Ltd.from the editorEditor’s Postscript: This week, The Texas Observer and …might be good embark on a new collaboration. Select …might be good features will now appear in the Observer’s online section “Arts & Minds.” Also, 2010 Austin … Read More

MBG Issue #146: Titanium-clad CAD fish fantasy

Issue # 146Titanium-clad CAD fish fantasyApril 23, 2010share with a friend:John Kelly in Paved Paradise Redux.from the editorContinuing its pedagogical journey, in this issue, …might be good brings you teachers in a museum and a museum in a teacher’s office: a review of Substitute Teacher curated by Stuart Horodner and Regine Basha at The Atlanta Contemporary and an interview with artist Michael Corris, who recently opened … Read More

testsite 10.1: Jay Sanders & Michael Smith

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MBG Issue #145: Ravenous for Content

Issue # 145Ravenous for ContentApril 9, 2010share with a friend:Santiago Forero, Housewife, 2008, from the series I want to live in America, Digital print, 34 x 44 inches. Courtesy the artist and The Station Museum, Houston.from the editorThere are rumblings that around this time next year, a coalition of art organizations may be kicking off a city-wide extravaganza the likes of … Read More