12/15 @ 2:00 pm
A world music rock band steeped in classical music tradition
Wendy Osserman Dance Company
11/13 @ 7 PM celebrating CAM’s 5th Anniversary
Osserman Dancers Reply to “The Incomplete” exhibition
Lautreamont Concerts (3 month series)
10/20, 11/17, 12/8 @ 2 PM
A vibrant classical counterpoint to contemporary art at Chelsea Art Museum performed by renowned international soloists
Jessica Schmitz and PKM Productions (3 month series)
10/25 and 11/8 @ 7PM, 12/8 @ 4 PM
The Ever-Evolving Sound of the Avant-Garde performed by some of New York’s most cutting-edge musicians
Music in dialog with “The Incomplete” exhibition
Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation by NY composer/pianist, Michael Harrison
Cantaloupe Music CD release concert October 18, 19 @ 8 PM
New media in Gijon, Madrid and Buenos Aires
Nina Colosi, Curator of New Media and Public Programming at Chelsea Art Museum and TheProjectRoom.org, participated in Artmedia, a panel discussion organized by the Maimonides University at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires on August 23. The program, which focused on the movement of video art from gallery and museum to urban space,was presented during the exhibition “Resplandores” curated by Graciela Taquini and Rodrigo Alonso. Colosi spoke about “Streaming Museum”, a global public art program she is developing. Following the Artmedia program, she visited Montevideo, Uruguay, to tour new media exhibitions at the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones Subte, with Director, Santiago Tavella, and the Centro Cultural de Espana, with new media curator, Patricia Bentancur.
Nina Colosi attended the First Internacional Congress Art Tech Media held at the Ministry of Culture in Madrid, Spain, May 8-10. She participated in a panel discussion, “Museums, Art Centres and Medialabs in the 21st Century”. Colosi was among the guests for the inaugural week of Laboral Center for Art and Creative Industries in Gijon, Spain, which opened March 28.
Development of Streaming Museum is supported by FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. Maimonides University conference participation was sponsored by Praxis International Art, Buenos Aires, and Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Studies, Buenos Aires.
[PAM] Perpetual Art Machine
Video Art in the Age of the Internet
Co-organized by Nina Colosi and the [PAM] Founding artists
August 11 – September 7, 2007 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 2-6 pm.
Chelsea Art Museum Summer Party: Thursday, August 23, 6-11 pm
[PAM] Video Roundtable: September 6, 5-7 pm
TIMES SQUARE NYC
Public Programming on the Reuters and NASDAQ screens.
March - June 2007
MARTY St. JAMES - “The Invisible Man"
Premiere of video triptych filmed in France, 2007 Bringing together Constable, Wells, Magritte, Beuys “under one hat’
June 16 @ 4:00 PM - 7-minute performance/discussion
"The Invisible Man” on view June 16- July 7 2nd floor gallery Tuesday through Saturday 12-6, Thursdays until 7:00 PM
“…Marty St. James believes that art only matters if the artist has something important to say, that his or her work is not simply an item of commercial transaction. His is an Apollonian discourse rather than a Dionysian one. For him art is a way of thinking in the visual rather than the making of a heroic statement or precious object. He is in tune with Bachelard’s notion that the embodiment of knowledge exists in the action of making, rather than in the object of the finished piece. His intention is to investigate "the stringing together of moments in frame type form to explore surface and time.”
- Sue Hubbard Arts Editor The Independent Newspaper, London
"Like a sporting event Time becomes duration, it concerns the Space that is defended and then occupied, many moments are then Conserved but finally they become Obselete and faded pictures in the minds of many. Thus Invisible Man can be seen as occupying all these elements at once. The 19th century writer H.G.Wells gave form to his invisible creature by wrapping his head in bandages, a hat and dark glasses. The key to the experiment was water / liquids and our supposed ´ability´to see through them. Here the invisibility also has a social, political and creative activity at the heart of its thinking. But Time Based Media methods are sort here, in particular actions and movements to provide other forms, which ideally disappear or like rain transform into something else often made up of O´s and 1´s. As with Well´s book, doubt creeps into the mind and produces another solution or indeed an obvious answer. Like mummification our test and dilemma is, can we preserve the now or is process the only real solution the digital age."
Marty St. James, Buenos Aires May, 2007
Somewhere or in Between
January 6 - 26, 2005
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM RECEPTION
AN EXHIBITION OF RECENT VIDEO WORKS, DIGITAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS IN THE PROJECT ROOM @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 2:30 PM - INTRODUCTIONS: MEET-THE-ARTIST
St. James will discuss his work and meet museum visitors.
At 3:00 PM the discussion will continue as St. James is joined by author/artist/new media theorist, Lev Manovich; Christiane Paul, adjunct new media curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Barbara London, curator, video and digital media, Museum of Modern Art; Sue Hubbard, art critic, Independent Newspaper, London; Ken Feinstein, artist/professor of experimental video.
The discussion is moderated by Mechthild Schmidt, master teacher, digital communications and media, McGhee Divison, New York University.
MARTY ST. JAMES, London based fine artist, is a modernist in post-modern clothing.
As an artist his primary medium, along with drawing, is digital technology but his concerns are firmly rooted in the spiritual and Utopian subtexts of modernism with its hallmark of self-reflexive thinking.
“This guy’s work is dark, yet at the same time he recognizes something in us all which at the same time we locate and understand within his work, something fundamentally familiar. In Russia he is described as a visual poet penetrating our deepest thoughts and asking questions we dare not ask.”
In Somewhere Or In Between St. James dares to ask difficult and uncomfortable questions as to where we as viewers and artists choose to locate ourselves within contemporary society. The spaces he explores are those balanced stylistically between figuration and abstraction, between absence and presence, between idealization and cynicism.
For him creativity – in line with Joseph Beuys’ legacy – is the purest form of political statement.
Included in the exhibition is the video triptych The Journey of St. Maurin first shown in Moscow last year at the National Centre for Contemporary Art. The journey is a recurrent metaphor, the journey as quest, the journey as self-delineation. Through static, figurative and moving images accompanied by sound the viewer is drawn into a place of spiritual isolation and entrapment. St. Maurin was a supposed heretic beheaded for his beliefs.
After his death he was said to have returned to his place of worship holding his head in his hands. This horrific story of martyrdom acts as a metaphor for conviction, for the strength of belief and underlines that all experience is part of a continuing journey towards a goal of self-realization. But the journey portrayed here is bleak. Through the kinetic spiral created by the turning window we leave the enclosed space of an anonymous room to travel through undisclosed locations, both urban and rural, only to be spun back to a final frame of empty blackness. No happy resolutions are proffered so that we are invited to consider Yeats’ famous lines:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold Familyway is a single channel video work. The stillness of Familyway stands both in stylistic and emotional contrast to the St. Maurin video. The frozen frames embody time at a stand still. In this work Marty St. James explores ideas that have seduced him in the writing of Sartre; how time separates the self from the self, from the self as it once was, from what we wish to be, from desires, from things, from others. Yet in this stillness, in the conjoined image of a family where the members reach out one to another, there exists a contradiction, a seed of hope, a way forward out of the postmodern swamp of indifference, out of a universe dominated by narcissism and commodity.
Sue Hubbard The Independent Newspaper London
Produced in cooperation with the Program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Brooklyn College, John J. A. Jannone, Director.
Marty St. James is a London, UK based artist born in Birmingham, England. St. James studied at Bournville School of Art and Cardiff College of Art under the directorship of the innovative art educator Tom Hudson. He has concentrated on Performance Art, Video and Installation Art (time based-media) and digital works since the 1980’s. During the 80’s and 90’s he undertook major Performance art and video tours of Britain, Europe and North America.
St. James made his first video art work by appearing as a fictitious contestant on the TV quiz game Mr. and Mrs. His video art works have been shown and broadcast worldwide in galleries, festivals and on network television, including TimeCode and Hotel produced by Channel Four television. St. James invented the art term Video Portraits exhibiting the 11 channel video portrait of the Olympic gold medalist.
The Swimmer and two others commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1991 all of which are in the collection. He has completed Residencies at Kunstakademiet, Trondheim, Norway (1993); 101 Gallery Ottawa, Canada (1994): Banff Centre For The Arts (1999), Canada and with the Kolodzei Foundation in Moscow (2003). In 2000 he traveled around the world in researching his artwork including North America and the Australian outback. St. James represented UK in British Council Shows including Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo (1998) and Contemporary Art Museum, Nagoya (1995). Forty of his video works have been archived for the UK by the British Film Institute. The National Portrait Gallery selected St. James’s video portrait Boy/Girl Video diptych to represent the year 2000 in its millennium exhibition 101 Portrait Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century alongside major works by Picasso, Bacon, Warhol, Freud, Warhol, and others. In 2003 he had a one-person show at the National Contemporary Arts Centre in Moscow.
Artist’s websites: martystjames.com and stjamesart.freeserve.co.uk
Chelsea Art Museum Home of the Miotte Foundation 556 West 22nd Street, New York City 212.255.0719 2nd floor gallery
Tuesday through Saturday 12-6, Thursdays until 7:00 PM
FREE with museum admission
Information: Nina Colosi, curator, 646-425-0981
Contemporary Music Concerts @ CAM
“Traces of NY”
May 15 - Gregory Harrington, violinist.
Music by Luening, Bach, Warshauer, Piazzolla, Paganini, Kreisler.
“…impressive…young Dublin born violinist showed natural artistry and an ability to dazzle”. The Irish Times, August 2002.
Saturday, May, 26 @ 2 pm
Saturday, January 20 @ 2 pm
Jen Stock, Composer/Curator
ONE BIT MUSIC, “Part handheld danceteria, part art,” (Wired) is a project by
composer/artist Tristan Perich, who accompanies his 1-bit minimal glitch/dance music live on drums.
COREY DARGEL is a composer/lyricist/singer who performs art songs that "smartly and impishly blur the boundaries between contemporary classical idioms and pop” (New York Times). He performs a set of original music with Jim Altieri on violin.
SOUNDBOOK ONE performs songs for computer, electric guitar, and percussion by composer/curator Jen Stock. Jen Stock, laptop; Mark Dancigers, guitar; Koven Smith, drums.
INGRAM MARSHALL “Soe-Pa” for guitar and digital delay performed by Evan Drummond.
Jim Altieri: http://www.tweeg.net
Mark Dancigers: http://www.markdancigers.com
Corey Dargel: http://www.automaticheartbreak.com
Evan Drummond: http://www.evandrummond.com
Tristan Perich: http://www.onebitmusic.com
Koven J. Smith: http://www.kovenjsmith.com
Jennifer Stock: http://www.soundbookone.com
Contemporary Music Concerts @ CAM
April 28 - “new works, new composers” composers and musicians from the Juilliard School
April 17 - Ne(x)tworks performs and Earl Brown retrospective & CD/DVD release.
ART TECH MEDIA CONFERENCE - Madrid, Spain
April 8-11, 2007
KEREN ROSENBAUM’S MULTI-DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Children invent music scores, visually artistic and performable, modeled after a vocal composition by Luciano Berio.
Keren Rosenbaum, an internationally known Israeli composer and educator based in NY, conducts a workshop for children ages 7 - 10 at the office of Mayor Bloomberg. The program is part of the curriculum of TheProjectRoom.org, the international arts and education program of Chelsea Art Museum produced by Nina Colosi, in which Ms. Rosenbaum is affiliated as artist and educator.
LABORAL CENTER FOR ART AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Gijon, Spain. March 29 - April 2
Participation in inaugural week
GRACIELA TAQUINI, ARGENTINE PIONEER VIDEO ARTIST AND CURATOR,
LECTURE AND EXHIBITION
Lecture - March 10 @ 2PM
Video art exhibition - March 10-31
Graciela Taquini, Argentine video artist, international curator and cultural pioneer, will present a lecture on March 10 at 2 PM which opens a three-week exhibition of her recent video artworks in the New Media Gallery at Chelsea Art Museum, Home of the Miotte Foundation.
Based in Buenos Aires, Taquini has attained the highest academic and curatorial achievements in Argentine electronic art. The program has been produced by Nina Colosi, curator and founder of TheProjectRoom.org, and is sponsored in part by The Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Taquini will discuss her recent video artworks and her career as an artist and curator of contemporary art for over 20 years. She will give an overview of Argentine trends in art and technology, and a selection of shows she has curated such as Eduardo Kac’s exhibition at Telefonica Foundation in 2006. The video art to be exhibited from March 10 - 31 includes: “Lo Sublime/Banal”, which won first prize at Video Brasil Festival 2004; "Granada" 2005, which has received awards from Fundcion Telefonica and has been exhibited internationally; “Sisifa”, made for FemLink 2007, France; and "Border Line" 2007, a site specific video installation in a special version made for Chelsea Art Museum.
As an artist Taquini has received numerous awards in Argentina and abroad. Video Brazil Festival has documented her artistic achievements.
Graciela Taquini is developing a Multimedia Center at the Centro Cultural San Martin, a new enterprise of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Argentina.
Taquini is visiting New York under the sponsorship of the Cultural Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Argentina, Centro Cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires, and Universidad Maimonides Buenos Aires.
On March 7, Graciela Taquini will present a program, “Violence/Violencia, Argentinian Video Art” at El Museo del Barrio. On March 8 an exhibition of Latin American artists living in the USA will open at Praxis NY Gallery which Taquini has co-curated with Ines Katzenstein, Curator, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and Gabriela Rangel Director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society, NY.
2007 WINTER-SPRING LECTURES for COLLECTORS @ 6:30 PM
Nina Colosi, Founder/curator, TheProjectRoom.org
Paulina Kolczynska, art historian/advisor. PK Fine Art Appraisals, Inc.
Collecting the New Classics Paulina Kolczynska, PK Fine Art Appraisals, Inc.
Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art Malcolm S. Taub, Esq., Partner, Malcolm S. Taub LLP Attorneys at Law
Contemporary Chinese Art & the Developing Market Taliesin Thomas, art advisor and Koan Jeff Baysa, Director of International Projects, MOCA China
Where to Discover Emerging Artists Kipton Cronkite, Founder, KiptonART
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERTS @ CHELSEA ART MUSEUM
Saturday, January 20th @ 2 pm
Presented by Nina Colosi with Jen Stock, composer/curator