Reviews of Greetings from Daddaland

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2010-04 Greetings from Daddaland: Fluxus, Mail Art and Rubber Stamps, Reviews

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 […]

KEN FRIEDMAN: FLUXUS PRODIGY – Artopia

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2009-09 Ken Friedman – 99 Events, Reviews

Artopia John Perreault’s art diary KEN FRIEDMAN: FLUXUS PRODIGY 99 Events September 10 – October 10, 2009 Stendhal Gallery Refluxions A recent exhibition at the Stendhal Gallery in Chelsea gave pause for thought. And another chance to play catch-up with Fluxus, during what might be a Neo-Fluxus period. Solidified just before Conceptual Art per se, […]

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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2008-9 Jonas Mekas Museum Ludwig, Reviews

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 […]

New York Magazine: NEW YORK SCREEN RENEWED BOHEMIAN

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2008-11 Jonas Mekas: Collection of 40 Film Stills, Reviews

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 […]

Art In America: Janet Koplos on Shigeko Kubota “My Life with Nam June Paik”

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2007-09 Shigeko Kubota: My Life With Nam Jun Paik, Reviews

Art In America By Janet Koplos Shigeko Kubota at Maya Stendhal Gallery Shigeko Kubota’s most notorious work was a Fluxus performance in 1965, a year after she arrived in New York from Japan. For Vagina Painting she attached a paintbrush to her underpants, hiked up her dress and repeatedly squatted over an expanse of paper, […]

The New Yorker: George Maciunas

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2006-09 George Maciunas:Charts, Diagrams, Films, Documents, and Atlases, 2009-05 Do-It-Yourself: Group Exhibition, Reviews

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 […]

Art in America: George Maciunas at Stendhal Gallery

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2006-09 George Maciunas:Charts, Diagrams, Films, Documents, and Atlases, Reviews

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 […]

The Brooklyn Rail: Hans Richter

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in 2006-06 Hans Richter: Art and Anti-Art, Reviews

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 […]

The New York Times: Dada: Hans Richter Art and Anti-Art

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Hans Richter (1888-1976) Dada: Art and Anti-Art Maya Stendhal Gallery 545 West 20th Street, Chelsea Through Sept. 16 Hans Richter might have been a great avant-garde filmmaker, but the late abstract paintings and reliefs that dominate this partial yet dauntingly large survey of his work feel like well-made acts of desperation. Dating mostly from the […]

The New York Sun: Hans Richter, New Perspectives on Dada & Cubism

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New Perspectives on Dada & Cubism By JOHN GOODRICH As art movements go, Dada burned brightly and briefly, its spirit too nihilistic to be sustained by mere paint and poems. Jean Arp and Marcel Duchamp moved on to influential careers, but the Berlin-born Hans Richter (1888-1976), a founder of Dada’s Zurich chapter and author of […]