2010-09 Mr. Fluxus

Mr. Fluxus Exhibition Review

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Mr. Fluxus Exhibition Review View of Mr. Fluxus, 2010.” The birth of the curator has led to the death of the artist. Or, at least, that’s the impression one gets from a gloss of the current literature on exhibition practices. Concerns percolate that the expanded portfolio of the curator now encroaches on the artist’s autonomy. […]

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2010-04 Greetings from Daddaland: Fluxus, Mail Art and Rubber Stamps

Reviews of Greetings from Daddaland

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Reviews of Greetings from Daddaland By Andrew Russeth From Modern Painters Stendhal Gallery, New York Through May 29, 2010 The rubber stamp is the twentieth century’s definitive emblem of bureaucracy, providing an official mark of acceptance or rejection of governments and corporations. Military, housing, and job applications have been sealed with a stamp, as have […]

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2008-9 Jonas Mekas Museum Ludwig

Art In America: Jonas Mekas at Museum Ludwig with the Support of Stendhal Gallery, New York

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Art In America Cologne Jonas Mekas Museum Ludwig Over the last 50 years, Jonas Mekas has been without doubt one of the most important figures in experimental film.  Along with his own filmmaking, he started the magazine Film Culture in 1955, organized the Film-Makers’ Cooperative (1962) and the Cinematheque (1964), and, finally, founded Anthology Film […]

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2008-11 Jonas Mekas: Collection of 40 Film Stills

New York Magazine: NEW YORK SCREEN RENEWED BOHEMIAN

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NEW YORK SCREEN RENEWED BOHEMIAN When avant-garde film pioneer Jonas Mekas left Soho for Greenpoint, it seemed like a setup for another sad story: the latest downtown icon in exile. Instead, the sprightly 83-year-old founder of Anthology Film Archives made Letter From Greenpoint, a high-spirited, wine-drenched rebuttal to the idea that the counterculture dies when […]

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2006-09 George Maciunas:Charts, Diagrams, Films, Documents, and Atlases

The New Yorker: George Maciunas

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GEORGE MACIUNAS Maciunas (1931-78) is best known as a leading member of the sixties Fluxus movement. The charts, diagrams, films, documents, and atlases here bear some marks of Fluxus—particularly the lo-fi, D.I.Y. elements—but they also draw heavily on Maciunas’s personal history and heritage (his mother was Russian, his father Lithuanian). The “Atlas of Russian History” is a painstakingly drawn […]

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2006-09 George Maciunas:Charts, Diagrams, Films, Documents, and Atlases

Art in America: George Maciunas at Stendhal Gallery

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George Maciunas at Stendhal Gallery The career of Lithuanian-born George Maciunas (1931-1978)- art historian, architect, designer, editor and founding member of the international Fluxus movement-happily defies categorization. Maciunas recognized that to be engaged with many different areas of endeavor is more amusing and, ultimately, more intellectually stimulating than to know a lot about just one thing. Between 1949 […]

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2006-06 Hans Richter: Art and Anti-Art

The Brooklyn Rail: Hans Richter

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Art and Anti-Art Maya Stendhal Gallery June 15-September 16, 2006 by David Markus Hans Richter is best known to art history for his contributions to avant-garde cinema. “Rhythmus 21” (1921)— one of the earliest examples of abstract film—set a precedent for the application of painterly formalism to the expanding realm of cinematography. And works like […]

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2006-06 Hans Richter: Art and Anti-Art

The New Yorker: Hans Richter

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HANS RICHTER The death knell for Dada sounded in 1924, according to art historians, and many artists moved into Surrealism. Others, like Richter ( 1888 – 1976), a founder of Zurich Dada, never vacated the premises. In fact, he wrote one of the early comprehensive texts on the subject, “Dada: Art and Anti-Art” (1965). Richter’s […]

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