Natural Sculptures: Ten Thousand Shalagrama-shilas

by Choghakate Kazarian I had heard about the Ordre Monastique Vaisnava for some time. The members of the congregation, whose temple of Vraja Bhavan is in the suburb of Rouen (near Paris), are followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a branch of Hinduism initiated by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) in Bengal. Their practice is focused on devotional worship, … Continue reading Natural Sculptures: Ten Thousand Shalagrama-shilas

The Locked Room 1969-73: Four years that shook art education

Discussion Participants: Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau The Locked Room, Four Years that Shook Art Education, is a book recently published by MIT Press which documents a controversial teaching program that became known at the "A" Course. The course was designed by four of the tutors, Peter Atkins, Gareth Jones, Peter Harvey and myself. It took place in the … Continue reading The Locked Room 1969-73: Four years that shook art education

Sculpture, Language of the Dead

by Choghakate Kazarian. “Poetry, music, architecture, like ancient languages, have been translated into new idioms, by clinging to life. Only sculpture has remained immobile across the centuries, a courtly language, the language of the liturgy, a symbolic writing, incapable of making its mark on daily acts” and “sculpture has remained what it is, a dead … Continue reading Sculpture, Language of the Dead

Donald Judd at Museum of Modern Art, New York

https://youtu.be/tZL4vYR4oL0 photo by Garth Evans before MoMA closed Sculpture Forum 8: "Judd" Donald Judd at Museum of Modern Art New York opens April 23 2020 online. Participants: Garth Evans, Brandt Junceau, Jock Ireland, Karen Wilkin (video by Maud Bryt from internet recorded video/audio and photos from MoMA, Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation). During this stay-home … Continue reading Donald Judd at Museum of Modern Art, New York

Rachel Harrison at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

https://youtu.be/1NRWyMVfgoU December 11, 2019 Sculpture Forum 5 "Rachel Harrison: Life Hack" October 25, 2019 - January 12, 2020 at Whitney Museum of American Art NYC December 11 2019 Participants Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau, and Rachael Bohlander (video and edit by Maud Bryt). Here are some excerpts from the discussion: I really don’t want … Continue reading Rachel Harrison at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York