“The observer-participant dialectic is evidenced in part by the dandy culture. Highly self-aware, and to a certain degree flamboyant and theatrical, dandies of the mid-nineteenth century created scenes through outrageous acts like walking turtles on leashes down the streets of Paris.”—Flâneur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Levine is best known for the work shown in “After Walker Evans”, her 1980 solo exhibition at the Metro Pictures Gallery. The works consist of famous Walker Evans photographs, rephotographed by Levine out of an Evans exhibition catalog, and then presented as Levine’s artwork with no further manipulation of the images. Other examples of Levine’s art includes photographs of Van Gogh paintings from a book of his work; watercolor paintings based directly on work by Fernand Léger…and her 1991 Fountain, a bronze urinal, modeled after Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 Fountain.”—Sherrie Levine
“Perhaps Creed’s best known piece among the general public is the work he exhibited for the 2001 Turner Prize show at the Tate Gallery, Work No. 227, the lights going on and off. This was an empty room in which the lights periodically switched on and off. As so often with the Turner Prize, this created a great deal of press attention, most of it questioning whether something as minimalist as this could be considered art at all. Artist Jacqueline Crofton threw eggs at the walls of the room containing Creed’s work as a protest.”—Martin Creed
“Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No 2) 2005 has a similar circularity. Starling dismantled a shed and turned it into a boat; loaded with the remains of the shed, the boat was paddled down the Rhine to a museum in Basel, dismantled and re-made into a shed.Both pilgrimages, provide a kind of buttress against the pressures of modernity, mass production and global capitalism.”—Simon Starling
“The attackers actually destroyed the paintings, beat and arrested the artists, spectators and journalists. One of the most dramatic scenes was Oscar Rabine who actually went through the exhibition hanging to the blade of the bulldozer. One of the attackers, militsia lieutenant Avdeenko, memorably shouted at the artists: “You should be shot! Only you are not worth the ammunition …”—Bulldozer Exhibition
“According to LAist, the Santa Monica Food Truck Lot (think of it as a movable feast that’s put down roots) is launching today with a dozen eateries on wheels making the scene in an empty lot on 14th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.”—Hrm…does this defy the quintessentially mobile nature of the food truck?