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Yearly Archives: 2009

“You Are Still Alive” solo feature at IMPULSE/Pulse Miami

Charlie James Gallery presents “You Are Still Alive” at Pulse Miami 2009.

Steve Lambert will be featured at Impulse with Charlie James Gallery at the Pulse Miami Art Fair from December 3 thru 6, 2009. Selected works from Lambert’s “Everything You Want Right Now!” solo show will be featured, as well as the debut of his Arrow Sign print editions. This solo project will be entitled “You Are Still Alive” and is organized around the idea of the liberating power of simple truths.

You Are Still Alive

Steve Lambert has been working as an artist and provocateur for over ten years now, disrupting the stream of corporate-driven communication that showers down on us 24-7, and more importantly empowering regular people to Think Different, and not in the way of those old, fairly vacuous Apple computer ads, but by actually causing it to happen through his work. For an example of Steve jamming the corporate communication system, we can look at his newest edition of prints. Steve bought a large, lighted arrow sign on a stand and put it up around LA with non-corporate and sometimes personal messages on it: You Are Still Alive pointing at a cemetery, for example. Funny, definitely, but poignant as well. Using the techniques of commercial signage, Steve will make for PULSE Miami light-box marquees that take commercial speech to its logical conclusion: Park & Spend, Money Laundered; Everything You Want, Right Now! Steve’s signs tell baldly, as if it were the truth, the lies that hide behind commercial signage: endless abundance, endless choice, consumption with joy. For his solo project at IMPULSE Miami, Steve will present a combination of lighted signs, hand-painted signs, and new print work in an installation organized around the idea of the liberating power of simple truths.

Institutional Critique from MIT Press

Blake Stimson has included my piece, The Emma Goldman Institute for Anarchist Studies, in his new book, Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings.

Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings
Edited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson
Introduction by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson
MIT Press

From the MIT site:

institutional-critique“Institutional critique” is an artistic practice that reflects critically on its own place within galleries and museums and on the concept and social function of art itself. Such concerns have always been a part of modern art but took on new urgency at the end of the 1960s, when—driven by the social upheaval of the time and enabled by the tools and techniques of conceptual art—institutional critique emerged as a genre. This anthology traces the development of institutional critique as an artistic concern from the 1960s to the present, gathering writings and representative art projects of artists who developed and extended the genre. The artists come from across Europe and throughout North America. The texts and artworks included are notable for the range of perspectives and positions they reflect, and for their influence in pushing the boundaries of what is meant by institutional critique.

Like Alberro and Stimson’s Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology, this volume will shed new light on its subject through its critical and historical framing. Even readers already familiar with institutional critique will come away from this book with a greater and often redirected understanding of its significance.

Artists represented include: Wieslaw Borowski, Daniel Buren, Marcel Broodthaers, Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, Hans Haacke, Robert Smithson, John Knight, Graciela Carnevale, Osvaldo Mateo Boglione, Guerilla Art Action Group, Art Workers’ Coalition, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Michael Asher, Mel Ramsden, Adrian Piper, The Guerrilla Girls, Laibach, Silvia Kolbowski, Andrea Fraser, Fred Wilson, Mark Dion, Maria Eichhorn, Critical Art Ensemble, Bureau d’Études, WochenKlausur, The Yes Men, Hito Steyerl, Andreas Siekmann

Eyebeam Fellowship and Residency calls

photo by Christine ButlerI will remain at Eyebeam as a Senior Fellow through part of 2010 and you can join me.

Eyebeam is pleased to announce our call for next season’s Residents and Fellows is OPEN. Eyebeam Residencies are a five month opportunity for production and presentation of projects querying art, technology and culture. Eyebeam Fellowships are an 11 month opportunity to spearhead new research, lead group research inquiries, and develop innovative technology with support over a longer period of time.

The start date for both the next Residents and Fellows is March 1, 2010. For deadlines, descriptions, current Eyebeam research initiatives, and full information about both the residency and the fellowship programs, please go to our website and visit these links:

FELLOWSHIP CALL

RESIDENCY CALL

And listen to my advice/rant about applying on the how to apply to Eyebeam special podcast.

Everything You Want w/ Steve Lambert and Carrie McLaren

Monday, November 2, 7:30pm (free /by donation)
The Change You Want To See Gallery and Convergence Stage

84 Havemeyer Street, Storefront
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Live-streamed for remote participants at http://livestream.com/notanalternative

Please join us this Monday as we continue our exploration of symbols, branding and persuasion as they relate to activist and creative practice.

At the intersection of semiotics and psychoanalysis lies advertising, most often deployed in service of selling stuff. For this installment of our series, author Carrie McClaren and artist Steve Lambert will present projects that engage a sense of play as they leverage principles of the persuasion industries, to both critique consumer culture and question the power structures at work in our daily lives.

ABOUT STEVE LAMBERT

Steve Lambert is currently a Senior Fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York and teaches at Parsons/The New School and Hunter College. He founded the outdoor, guerilla art gallery, the Budget Gallery, in 1999 and the Anti-Advertising Agency in 2004. Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Belle Foundation, and others. He earned the Best Public Art award from the San Francisco Weekly in 2008. His work has been shown nationally in cities like Detroit, New York, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as internationally in Havana, Canada, Barcelona, and Rotterdam. Writings about his work have appeared in multiple publications such as the New York Times, Punk Planet, Artweek, and Newsweek magazine and featured on National Public Radio.

ABOUT CARRIE MCLAREN

Carrie McLaren is the founder of the now defunct Stay Free! magazine, and editor of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture, a compendium of new and previously published material on the impact of consumer culture on our lives (June, 2009). A longtime blogger, she is currently at Consumerist, a website owned by the publishers of Consumer Reports. She is the curator of Adult Education, a “useless lecture series” based in Brooklyn, New York. In a previous life, she organized the Illegal Art Exhibit, a traveling multimedia art show and website devoted to copyright reform. A former advertising columnist for the Village Voice, her writing has also appeared in Newsday, Mother Jones, Time Out NY, and SPIN magazine, among others. Carrie lives in Brooklyn with one each of husband, son and cat.

The Change You Want to See Gallery and Convergence Stage is home to Williamsburg Coworking and a project of Not An Alternative, a non-profit organization whose mission aims to integrate art, activism and theory in order to affect popular understandings of events, symbols and history. The multi-purpose venue hosts free and low-cost lectures, screenings, panel discussions, workshops and artist presentations. The space also houses a production workshop, filming studio and video editing suite for Not An Alternative’s Communication Department. During the day it is a collaborative office space (aka coworking) for like minded cultural producers.

via Everything You Want w/ Steve Lambert and Carrie McLaren | the change you want to see.

Book Launch – Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo!

Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo! includes images of early work I did while living in the Mission. The kick-off event and book signing extravaganza will be held Friday, November 6th at the de Young Museum from 5:30-8:45pm.

About the book:

SASF-COVERThe Mission District is a hot spot for street art, the largest concentration in the world of public painting that embodies activism, culture, passion, and desire for social change.

Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo!, edited by Annice Jacoby [Abrams; June 2009; hardcover] showcases these vibrant works in hundreds of color photographs, with in-depth commentary by the artists who produced them and Mission-savvy writers including a foreword by Grammy Award Winner Carlos Santana.

Birthed in the early 1970s, a provocative new street art scene transformed San Francisco’s legendary Mission District into an art epicenter that crosses popular culture, fine art and political audiences. “Mission Muralismo,” is an ever-growing movement of accomplished street art combining elements of Mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and guerilla graffiti that has catapulted many San Francisco artists into the international spotlight.

Featuring over 500 full-color photographs and 30 essays, including artists R. Crumb, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Barry McGee (TWIST), Rigo, and Spain Rodriguez, Street Art San Francisco comprehensively exposes more than three decades of this expansive and vibrant public art movement.

Uncommon Ground at Eyebeam Open Studios

openstudios “Uncommon Ground” will be displayed at Eyebeam’s Open Studios this weekend.

Uncommon Ground is a sound installation created in collaboration with Victoria Estok. Using stethoscopes against a five by five foot planter box, people can hear the plants commentary, discussions, and inner thoughts – which are normally inaudible to human beings.

The plants are voiced by comedians and neighbors, including; Reggie Watts, James Bewley, Cathleen Carr, Maria Del Piano, Courtney Robinson, Jonathan Shahn, Steve Trevelise, Kenya Robinson, Stefanie Connell, Maya Connell, and Larry Bogad.

Eyebeam Open Studios

Eyebeam will hold Open Studios for Artists In Residence, Student Residents, and Senior Fellows
Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, from 3-6pm.
A two-day presentation allowing a rare inside look at the current state of research at Eyebeam.

Eyebeam is pleased to host Open Studios for its 2009 Senior Fellowships and Summer/Fall residents at Eyebeam’s state-of-the-art new media design, digital research, and fabrication studio; showcasing work in the areas of  performance, experimental film, wearable technologies, open culture and sustainable art.

Eyebeam’s residents are selected from two yearly open calls of emerging artists, technologists and engineers for a five-month residency, which includes a stipend as well as access to Eyebeam’s facilities, equipment, and opportunities for collaboration and presentation of work. This group of five residents was selected from a group of 195 applicants.

More on Eyebeam Open Studios

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground from Steve Lambert on Vimeo. Also on YouTube

Uncommon Ground is a sound installation created by Victoria Estok and Steve Lambert – but mostly Victoria. Using stethoscopes against a 5×5 foot planter box, people can hear the plants commentary, discussions, and inner thoughts – which are normally inaudible to human beings.

The plants are voiced by comedians and neighbors, including; Reggie Watts, James Bewley, Cathleen Carr, Maria Del Piano, Courtney Robinson, Jonathan Shahn, Steve Trevelise, Kenya Robinson, Stefanie Connell, Maya Connell, and Larry Bogad.

Camera by Sebastian Gutierrez and music clips from Framix. Editing by Steve Lambert and Victoria Estok with some helpful advice from the residents and fellows at Eyebeam.

Made with support from the Whitney Museum Education Program and Eyebeam Art and Technology.

Uncommon Ground at Whitney Family Day

Uncommon Ground is a sound installation created in collaboration with Victoria Estok. Using stethoscopes against a five by five foot planter box, people can hear the plants commentary, discussions, and inner thoughts – which are normally inaudible to human beings.

The plants are voiced by comedians and neighbors, including; Reggie Watts, James Bewley, Cathleen Carr, Maria Del Piano, Courtney Robinson, Jonathan Shahn, Steve Trevelise, Kenya Robinson, Stefanie Connell, Maya Connell, and Larry Bogad.

Whitney Family Day 2009
WhitneyKids Back To Nature
1–4 Pm Saturday, October 3, 2009

Families are invited to explore the abstractions of Georgia O’Keeffe through interactive gallery tours, hands-on art making, and much more!

Discover O’Keeffe’s lines, colors, and landscapes through guided gallery tours. Look closely at natural objects and create your own abstract work of art. Work with artist collectives Windowfarms.org and Plant Parenthood to plant your own natural landscape for your home!

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission is $10 per family, free for member families.
A family ticket is valid for up to 2 adults; children and teens 18 and under always receive free admission. $5 admission for additional adults.