Tag: CandiceWeber

A Critical Assessment of the "Twitter Art" Bandwagon

Critical Inquiry performed by Candice Weber Portwiture A recent portrait of the former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin brought together images of fluffy clouds, rainbows, cute animals, and a perplexing shot of a Menorah. The artist credited with such a likeness: Portwiture, one of many new Twitter “mash-up” websites creating a portrait of any Twitter-user by... Read more »

I Just Go at The Elastic Arts Foundation

by Candice Weber On December 31st 1986, Tehching Hsieh announced the beginning of a thirteen year-long art project, then stopped making art. On January 1st 2000, he issued a single statement: “I kept myself alive. I passed the December 31st, 1999, Earth.” Hsieh’s work tests the limits of what many people are willing to call... Read more »

Hiroshi Watanabe at Catherine Edelman

Review by Candice Weber “Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki,” Hiroshi Watanabe 2003 Catherine Edelman Gallery presents their first showing of photographs by Hiroshi Watanabe, pulling from three of his portfolios: Findings, Suo Sarumawashi, and Kabuki Players. Watanabe’s prints are certainly well crafted and well displayed, but it’s a shame none from his portrait... Read more »

"EveryBody! Visual Resistance in Feminist Health Movements, 1969-2009" at I-Space

“EveryBody! Visual Resistance in Feminist Health Movements, 1969-2009” at I-Space   Review by Candice Weber   Bonnie Fortune and I-Space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have put together an impressive exhibition of visual resistance in the women’s health movement that encompasses activist posters, video, performance, and the work of feminist... Read more »

Proust Copied in Graphite: Molly Springfield's exhibit, "Translation"

Molly Springfield, “Translation,” at Thomas Robertello Gallery Review by Candice Weber   Molly Springfield’s 28 graphite reproductions of the first chapter of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time open the fall season at Thomas Robertello gallery. To achieve her “translation,” Springfield photocopied pages from every English translation available of Proust’s epic novel and meticulously... Read more »