Archive for 2011
Joe Bradley, Tom Burr, Ian Cheng, Max Coyer, Lucky DeBellevue, Cheryl Donegan, Jean Dubuffet, David Hammons, Margaret Lee, Tony Matelli, Joyce Pensato, Megan Plunkett, Adam Putnam, and Jessica Stockholder. Organized by Howie Chen
December 10 – January 21
at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Nas’ Made You Look Action Painting
“Primary Information is pleased to announce the online publication of An Anti-Catalog (1977) as a free pdf download.
An Anti-Catalog was the work of the Catalog Committee of the group Artists Meeting for Cultural Change (AMCC). A landmark publication of the 1970s, its purpose was to protest the Whitney Museum of American Art’s bicentennial exhibition, which was titled “Three Centuries of American Art.” The Whitney show featured John D. Rockefeller III’s collection of mainly eighteenthh and nineteenth century American art–a collection that featured only one African-American and one woman artist. <more>
“What does it take to turn a lifeless, concrete bunker into a legendary club that hosted some of the ‘80s and ‘90s biggest bands? What does it take to forge a thriving, vital scene in a downtrodden, dangerous and marginalized city like Trenton, New Jersey, with nothing but flyers, postcards and pre-internet word-of-mouth? It takes passion, vision and, above all else, a dedication to the independent spirit that drove the underground music scene. It requires the ear of someone attuned to diversity and a set of balls big enough to book the envelope-pushing bands that most promoters wouldn’t touch. That man was Randy Now, and this is his story.
Launch of “Fugazi Live Series A-Z” online archive of live recordings:
“Between 1987 and 2003, Fugazi played over 1000 concerts in all 50 states and all over the world. Over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band’s sound engineers. The goal of this project is to make each of these recordings available to download for a small fee. We will start with 130 shows and release more monthly until we’re done. A searchable archive lists each show along with available photos, flyers and general show info. Each listing with a download offers a streaming preview of material for sound quality as well as the reading and posting of comments on the show and the recording.