The DART Board: 11.29.2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday November 30, 2022


December 1, 12-7 pm: World AIDS Day | Open Community Circle at The Drawing Center
A quiet time for remembrance and contemplation is offerend in the galleries—followed at 6pm by a public film screening, held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Ecce Homo: The Drawings of General Idea.

Founded in Toronto in 1969 by AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal, General Idea is recognized today as a key participant in the Conceptual Art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. Produced from 1985 until shortly before the group's disbanding in 1994 following the deaths of Partz and Zontal from AIDS related causes, the drawings presented in Ecce Homo investigate motifs found throughout their multimedia works while introducing new themes inspired by a changing cultural landscape.

The exhibition's title, Ecce Homo, deliberately references a 1923 publication by German artist George Grosz chosen, according to Bronson, because “the anti-Semitism in Grosz’s narrative is mirrored by the homophobia in ours.” Bronson continues, “The title Ecce Homo in our case refers to General Idea, self-deprecatingly, as homos. It is a kind of self-portrait as the rejected part of society. In North America, we represented that part of society left to die in a pandemic, which conveniently ignored the white moneyed straight folk.”

The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY Register

Save the date: Saturday, December 3, 11:30am, Draw Now, Live, with Ada Pilar Cruz



December 1, 6:30pm: The Many Lives of Visual AIDS’s Day With(out) Art at MoMA

MoMA and Visual AIDS are pleased to present a program of titles drawn from the annual Visual AIDS video commission program. Each year Visual AIDS—a nonprofit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving their legacies—commissions artists to create new videos that respond to the crisis. The program will screen in-person at MoMA on December 1 at 6:30pm, and will be available to stream through MoMA's Virtual Cinema from December 1–15.

The program includes a selection of works made since 2014 that chronicle the public and private lives of sexually active queer people, beginning with a pair of meditations on cruising. Program info hereAbove:Derrick Woods-Morrow, Much handled things are always soft, 2019

MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY Info

Related projects Info



Wednesday, December 30, 7pm: Seeing Music, Live on Zoom at NY Artists Circle

Throughout time, many artists have used the muse of music to inspire their artwork: Picasso, Kandinsky, Romare Bearden, Ronald Trahan, Georgia O’Keefe, Carrie Mae Weems, Chagall, Basquiat, Miró, to name a few. Zoom link

In this exhibition, Artists were invited to consider music, from any genre, that has marked significant moments in their lives; music that enhances or alters their moods; has inspired or influenced them, exemplifies their identification with similar, crossover characteristics between their art and a piece of music, i.e., harmony, balance, rhythm, repetition; or exemplifies their identification with the manner in which both the art and the music employ a similar process, i.e., improvisation or meditation. 

Explore this exhibit in the way it was envisioned: while listening to the music. Click on the link to access the music on the website exhibition page hereZoom link for show The composite above includes details of artwork by Sheryl Intrator, Regina Silvers, and Monroe Hodder Full disclosure: I am a member of NYArtists Circle and on the curatorial team for this show



Saturday, December 3, All Day: Giant Robot’s Post-It Show 18

The 8 x 8 and 12 x 12-inch-themed exhibitions are ubiquitous, but Giant Robot—always the outlier—has always taken small to the extreme. The 18th [annual?] Post-It show, organized by @mark_todd, features artwork on 3 x 3-inch stikies by notable illustrators from all over. Info about the show came as an Instagram reminder from longtime DART subscriber @scottbak  Whatever does not sell at the live opening will be available online. Artwork above: @pink.owlet, @charliepowellart, @jenniferdavis art; below: @scottbakal, @mayonscrayons, @kimberlyellenhall [a #dart_30sketchbook regular]

Giant Robot Store, 2015 Sawtelle Blvd., also visit GR2 Gallery, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, CA Info




Tuesday, December 6, 6-8 pm: Vince Aletti: The Drawer, book launch at Dashwood

American critic and curator Vince Aletti has been collecting photographs printed on the pages of magazines and books since the 1970s. For the very first time the hundreds of tear sheets, newspaper clippings, gallery announcements, and other ephemera stacked in a drawer of an antique flat file in his East Village apartment have been documented in the new book The Drawer.

The 75 multi-layered compositions created by Aletti are a celebration of the beauty of photography and the printed page, as well as testimony of the author's unique ability to voice the complexity and variety of desire, personal and collective histories, and the power of art to reflect and shape who we are.

Dashwood Books, 33 Bond Street, New York, NY Info


Continuing through Friday, December 16: Karin Bruckner | On the Wall: Cage Your Rage at Carter Burden Gallery

Karin Bruckner presents this interactive installation engaging viewers in the ominous trap of Anger and Rage. Here, a miasma of sentiment bubbles up from beneath the oppression, repression, compression and suppression brought to a simmer in the past few unprecedented years.

Taking her cues from the timely poem ‘The Second Coming’ by William Butler Yeats, Bruckner invites us to consider the things that enrage us and to contemplate ways in which we could turn a necessary and motivating emotion into forward movement. She asks, “Many of the things we currently feel come from a place of anger - but how do we channel it? How do we turn a potentially destructive force into a constructive one? We can start by trying to formulate it and deposit our thoughts on the wall, with the artwork. Write your anger off and leave it behind. Cage your rage and save your trapped hides.”

Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, New York, NY Info

Click if you would like to subscribe to DART: Design Arts Daily 

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday November 23, 2022

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday November 17, 2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday November 16, 2022

Older Posts