[Michael Manning – Wild Fusion ~ vol IV: Technoeconomicology]
All the Glitz and Glamour: E-Flux takes on Shine
The politics of shine and surface is the new focus of this months E-Flux journal. Something that I always find important in this time period is to look at the art of attention, what are we getting/ losing from our obsession of surface or pure design.
Disappearing Landscapes: Daesung Lee and the Mongolian Desert
Billboard sized prints juxtaposed against the deteriorating landscapes of Mongolia that threaten the nomadic traditions of the area.
Sayre Gomez had a recent exhibition in LA, I’m Different II, that I thought was very tight and concise show. It maybe wasn’t anything too new or different, there wasn’t anything ground breaking about it but it was very stylized and consistent. I really like Sayre Gomez’s work, it’s got this contemporary style down and it has an air of techno-mysticism to it. He is very LA and very current, and getting to my point, I think you should read a friend of mine’s critique of the show. The critique is loaded with internet culture (meme’s and absurdity) very reminiscent of a K-hole article but with a lot more bite.
Kate Farstad has some sharp teeth: A critique of Sayre Gomez
I loved this critique by the way, super thoughtful and challenging. Katelyn has always been someone who challenged that status quo and I think this article has a good back and forth with the first one I posted by E-flux in the beginning of this blog post.