In Khaled Jarrar’s performance “I am Good at Shooting, Bad At Painting” in the Arizona desert, he used a weapon to create art. Abstract Art.
With less than a week to go before the opening of two shows that feature the works of Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar, I received a message from him that read: “The Israelis sent me back.” Another soon followed: “No trip to NY.”
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In 2011, for the second Ghetto Biennale, artist Jason Metcalf hired a Haitian translator to translate the chapter on creolization from Nicholas Bourriaud’s The Radicant into Creole and distributed it throughout Port-au-Prince, the location of the biennale. When I read about that, after the fact, I became interested in visiting.
Yesterday’s first digital art auction at Phillips may have just taken the crown for being the most memorable contemporary art auction for me since Damien Hirst’s auction at Sothebys in London the day Lehman collapsed in 2008. I was there. It was wild. So was yesterday.