Sunday, December 28, 2014

San Francisco Art Institute Show

"It was quite a success overall for everyone! Even the school president came by and said it was great. The photographers are Dio Chen, Minoosh Zomorodinia, Eva Recinos, and Lisa Boling (me). Also all the graphic marketing stuff was designed by me, the photos in the marketing materials were taken by Alex Molinari." Lisa Boling, curator

The following are selections from my work:

 Art in Space - 1984 event/performance

DADA On Your Own performance - from Inter DADA 84


H'Art Attack reenacted - from Storefront project in 1981


Miami Update!

Keith arrived in Jupiter a few days early for a visit before our going down to Miami for the book fair. We performed both Sat and Sunday, sold books, and exhibited with a local group (Exile Books). Keith made it so much easier for me to get around. 


One of 2 ON-YOUR-OWN performances I installed at EXILE.

Amanda and Lauren watch as Keith performs.

We did several scores....this photo is of the Foam Book score near Yoko's wishes trees installation.
Keith getting the crowd's attention.

Photos by Ginny, Barbara, Lauren and Amanda.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Release!!

Officially releasing at the Miami Book Fair International - Nov 21 to 23, 2014 as part of the Exile Books project - EXILE's Artist's Book Lounge.

What happens when a group of international dadaists get together for a week in 1984? Photos, artwork, and confessions are just some of the topics included in this book. Stories and reports by: Banana, Behrens-Brigham, Bell, Bloch, Cavellini, Chew, Held, ING, Mollett, Olbrich, Spiegelman, Truck, and many more.

Cavellini Celebration in NYC

Photo taken by Ginny Lloyd (me) in 1980 of Cavellini. One of my historical photos from my photo archive of artists taken over a span of 30+ years. First appeared in the book Inter DADA 84: True DADA Confessions.

Drawing of Cavellini by Mark Bloch at White Box Gallery - also show organizer.

Cavellini oversees the events. Nice turnout Mark!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Visit to Pérez Art Museum Miami to See Sackner Exhibit

This week I finally made it down to Miami with friends to visit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The purpose was to view the  extensive selection of works from the Miami-based collection of Ruth and Marvin Sackner.  The Perez show is titled: A Human Document: Selections from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.
Rene Morales the organizer of the show says, "Founded in 1979, this 'archive of archives' initially focused on concrete and visual poetry—including rare manuscripts and published works by international luminaries. The collection subsequently grew to encompass a broad array of historic and contemporary works that synthesize word and image. Rooted in the early to mid-20th-century European avant-garde, the collection provides a unique lens through which to examine the foundational movements of modernism, including Italian Futurism, Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Dada and Lettrisme, among others. The Sackners’ contemporary holdings are also expansive, with special strengths in artists' books and 'assemblings' (limited-edition groupings of materials by numerous contributors), as well as various subgenres such as typewriter art, performance poetry and micrography (abstract or representational designs comprised of minuscule lettering)."
First stop in the museum after winding our way through a large amount of construction, was the second floor gallery housing the show, making sure we allowed enough time for viewing the works. Upon entering, I was happy to see a large room filled with both wall and vitrine installations. (Hopefully the accompanying photos give you a good sense of scale.) Many of the works were historical such as the Futurist and DADA publications, and included contemporary examples of assemblings, mail art, and performance art documents. I recognized several artists' works by some of my own correspondents - Johnson, Bruscky, Baroni, Cook, Petasz - to name just a few I remember. 

I spent quite a bit of time viewing the documents in the exhibit and realized early on, for the most part the works shown did not duplicate what was on display during my visit to the archive in 2011. Ruth and Marvin put an immense amount of time and thought in their collection and this was evident with the selections at the Perez. I came away inspired and amazed by the clever creativeness artists possess.  My non-artist friends were able to "get it" and left with an appreciation for this "new art." 

Wandering into the galleries in the rest of the museum there were some wonderful artworks on display by Caribbean artists with limited funds and art supplies who made works out of things not typically used; match sticks, aluminum, glitter pens, dry wall, ship wrecks to name a few.  These were well worth the time taken to see. But the Sackner exhibit held  strong in comparison to several of the other collections on display. Perhaps this is why the exhibit has been extended into August instead of the original May date.

The trip to Miami originally planned to include multiple stops quickly became a full day at PAMM. For more info see PAMM or Sackner Web sites.

Note: Marvin sent me this link to The Atlantic review by Steven Heller here.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

MUDPEOPLE Person - Mike Mollett Visits

Mike is a long time friend from Inter DADA 84 days. He is part of the LA DADA duo and is an amazing poet and performance artist. We had a chance to hangout while his wife Dee met with a childhood friend. 

I remember a couple of visits to LA when we went performance art clubbing, where Mike was well known, and paraded down Venice Beach boardwalk with other artists in costume during DADAFEST LA's early days. LA DADA includes Mike and Neal Taylor (Skooter), and sometimes Lon Spiegelman. Mike was always pushing for things to be "more political" and some days I privately viewed him as an anarchist.

Mike says of his visit to S Florida, "I did get in 5 rounds of swimming. 8 laps, 10, 12, 14, then 16 laps of getting in better shape for the MUDGIG at Highways Perf. Space." 

What's the MUDGIG? He refers to the MUDPEOPLE, a self-named "urban tribe" that eschews spoken language and most clothing for its walkabouts in local parks, the LA River, and at other public spots and events.

See this video to get the idea: MUDPEOPLE explore the Los Angeles River Mike Mollett's infamous MUDPEOPLE discover a mysterious treasure hidden in the Los Angeles River wilderness. Filmed in Los Angeles, California.

Photos of the MUDPEOPLE by Metrov

Addendem: Great article by Victoria Looseleaf