The Beastie Boys’ Mike D also known as Michael Diamond will be curating Continue reading
Art is by Jason Seife who is also responsible for the cover art to Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy among other things.
This is one of the better album covers I’ve seen in a while. Continue reading
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In a recent BBC documentary on J Dilla, the deceased beatmaker’s family and fellow industry folk recount the seminal producer’s style, marked most notably by a counter-quantizing of his drum machine: a drunken mechanization, a meeting point of analog practices (the mythic process of searching through crates of records) and digitization that concurrently sounded ill-programmed (off-beat), yet intentional and on-point. This is man-made modernism, in contrast to the conventional image of crisp lines and sharp edges. So what would J Dilla’s sound look like? Jack White’s Neo-Totems, on display at the African American Art and Culture Center, come to mind.
The Artitorium will be visiting this show soon, as it sounds very promising, with documentation to follow. If you would like to visit it yourself the details are as follows:
Downtown San Diego, Jacobs Building and 1001 Kettner
Jul 16, 2011 through Jan 22, 2012
“Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface is now on view Downtown
The most ambitious exhibition in MCASD’s history is now on view in our downtown galleries.
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface features 13 artists whose work with light as a medium helped define an era of art making in Southern California.
Visit the two buildings of our downtown campus to see immersive light environments by James Turrell and installations by Robert Irwin, Mary Corse, Craig Kauffman, and Larry Bell (check out a behind-the-scenes video of the installation of one his sculptures). Some of these works have not been viewed since they were conceived in the 1960s and ‘70s.
The La Jolla installation of Phenomenal will open September 25. Mark your calendar for the Members’ Opening on Saturday, September 24. Not a Member? Join today.
Phenomenal is a part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty Foundation, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world.”