Author Archives: aburzinski

Ed Ruscha on the Highline

Even though Ed Ruscha didn’t make Vanity Fair’s list for top six living artists, he is nevertheless an important figure in the trajectory of art of the past four decades. I suggest that everyone who is in New York City … Continue reading

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Speaking of video art…

Speaking of video art, I would also like to share one of my favorite video pieces by contemporary Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. In his Alÿs’ best-known work (and my personal favorite), When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), the artist recruited 500 volunteers in suburb outside … Continue reading

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Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”

An audio-visual collage, Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” (2010) consists of thousands of cut and pasted movie clips, all of which feature visual (ie: an image of a ticking clock or watch) and/or aural cues that reference a specific time of … Continue reading

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Hauser & Wirth Invents Teleportation Device: Beams Gallery Patrons from Chelsea to Museum Mile

What I found most tedious about Hauser & Wirth’s exhibition was not its contents, but its seemingly lazy and tactless installation. As I advanced through each of the gallery space’s eleven purpose built, white-wall rooms, so boringly categorized by decade … Continue reading

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Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip

Here is an excerpt from my paper on Ed Ruscha’s photo book, Every Building on the Sunset Strip. I’ve decided to include my formal analysis of the piece, since its aesthetic is fairly different from what we’ve been studying in … Continue reading

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Potentially helpful/generally interesting Warhol essay!

For anyone who’s working on the Warhol piece for their research paper, here’s an essay by John Blakinger about Warhol’s source material in his “death and disaster” works that deal with car wrecks and other creepy imagery that Warhol appropriated … Continue reading

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