F305i INTRODUCTIONS

F305i Critical Theories: Curating the Domestic
May 1, 2020 — May 15, 2020

Professor Charlie Levine

Please make yourself familiar with the online classroom.  Before friday, 01 May 2020, please answer the following questions in the online classroom:

– What are you reading?
– What do you usually listen to when you are working?
– Who is your artistic soulmate? (who inspires you time-and-time-again, who are you
always excited by — could be a painter, dancer, writer, actor, etc.?)
– What’s the best meal you cooked this week?
– Please provide an image of yourself.
– Please share an image of your workspace.

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  • Caitlin Griffiths: What are you reading? For the past two years (FOR REAL!) I...
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charlie levine
Admin
27 April 2020 1:15pm

Hello Vishwa, David, Laurie, Jeannine, Melissa, Caitlin, Gemma, William and John!
Welcome to the Curating the Domestic course – I hope you enjoy it! Please use this space, and the subsequent spaces to share thoughts and feedback to one another, along with your assignment results. I hope this forum will become a place for conversation, creative discourse and making creative friends.

So in that spirit, let me introduce myself and respond to the questions above:
– What are you reading? – I am currently reading a book of short stories about Mumbai edited by Jerry Pinto to inspire a tale teller > https://www.thetaletellers.com/
– What do you usually listen to when you are working? – I like listening to music that I can dance to and have the odd break to sing-a-long to, too.
– Who is your artistic soulmate? (who inspires you time-and-time-again, who are you always excited by — could be a painter, dancer, writer, actor, etc.?) – I am very inspired by Louise Lawler at the moment, especially the drawings she made of her photographs of how artwork is exhibited in collectors homes. You can download some of the drawings here > https://www.moma.org/momaorg/shared/pdfs/docs/magazine/louise_lawler_tracing_v2.pdf
– What’s the best meal you cooked this week? – I don’t enjoy cooking (luckily my partner does!) but I did bake a delicious marble cake the other day.
– Please provide an image of yourself. – Below.
– Please share an image of your workspace. – Below.

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j o h n r o s
Prof
27 April 2020 3:22pm

reading /
i am always in-between a few things… i am currently reading parts of charlies lyell’s principles of geology for a curatorial project i am working on. i am also going between toni morrison’s the origin of others and pablo helguera’s education for socially engaged art.

listen /
wqxr… nyc’s classical music station, or wbgo, newarks jazz station. wfuv is also usually fun.

artistic soulmate /
hmmm… lately i have been thinking alot about pope l., adrian piper and vito acconici.

meal /
made a killer lasagna last night. 🙂

pic of me and louise… and my studio

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Vishwa Shroff
Artist
28 April 2020 2:01am

– What are you reading?
I read a few books at once. Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life by Henri Lefebvre, Sensing Architecture: Essays on the nature of Architectural experience (RA Publications), The Great Mysore Bhagavata by B.N Goswami, and The Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino to help unwind.

– What do you usually listen to when you are working?
These days I have been listening to early recordings of Mamoru (http://www.afewnotes.com)

– Who is your artistic soulmate? (who inspires you time-and-time-again, who are you always excited by — could be a painter, dancer, writer, actor, etc.?)
Zarina Hashmi, Nasreen Mohamedi, and Rachel Whiteread to start!

– What’s the best meal you cooked this week?
Bagels.

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William Hughes
Artist
William Hughes
28 April 2020 5:54am

Hi Everyone.

Reading: I am currently reading Between canvas and celluloid: Painted films and filmed paintings by Gregory Zinman and Memory (Documents of Contemporary Art) by Ian Farr.

Listening: I like listening to anything with a strong drum beat and guitar section so I can tap along and have the occasional sing.

Artist Soulmate: Gerhard Richter (specifically his overpainted photograph series and Atlas) and Anselm Kiefer have always been really been strong inspirations throughout my work, but more recently, Ian Kiaer and Cathy Wilkes have become more prominent.

Best Meal: Since lock down I’ve started baking, and this week made my first loaf of sourdough bread 🙂

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david flindall
Admin
30 April 2020 7:38am

What are you reading?

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story Of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

What do you usually listen to when you are working?

For nice work – Oneohtrix Point Never, Odd Nosdam, Jlin, Windy & Carl, Phillip Glass, Drape, The Declining Winter, Blanck Mass.

For not so nice work – Godflesh, Minor Threat, Drive Like Jehu, Cage, Ice Cube, Merzbow, Venetian Snares, Deftones, Shellac.

Artistic soulmate

All things posted on this Twitter account – https://twitter.com/UrbanFoxxxx

What’s the best meal you cooked this week?

Eggs Bonvalet! photo attached 🙂

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Gemma Dunford
Artist
Gemma Dunford
30 April 2020 8:37am

Hello everyone,
Reading: Magic of reality – Richard Dawkins, A short history of nearly everything – Bill Bryson, and just picked up Where the crawdads sing.
Listening: It tends to be quite gentle – like indie-folk-acoustic-country. Currently been listening to Laura Marling’s new album.
Soulmate: Jon Ronson. I love the insightful and emphatic way he takes on tricky, and often taboo subjects and makes them relevant and accessible. Love him.
Best meal: A risotto.
Me: Down below.
Workspace: Down below.

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Laurie Nouchka
Artist
30 April 2020 2:23pm

– What are you reading? The body keeps the score – that plus one too many other texts on yoga!
– What do you usually listen to when you are working? If i’m writing, reading or planning for work then i have to be in silence – but if i’m creating then i have a lot of playlists on the go. I tend to like a mixture of dynamic electronic music, blues/soul and deeply relaxing chanting.
– Who is your artistic soulmate? (who inspires you time-and-time-again, who are you
always excited by — could be a painter, dancer, writer, actor, etc.?) Hockney for his constant evolution, use of colour and joy i find in his work. Jeremy Deller for making me realise what being an artist can really look like. Grayson Perry for his storytelling. Chantal Joffe for her boldness. Hofesh Shechter for his primal nature. Kate Tempest for her rhythm and rawness. Tracey Emin for her truth and Anthony Gormley for his philosophy. I could name a million more…
– What’s the best meal you cooked this week? A mushroom ragu (vegan) by Ottolenghi ofcourse – it’s about the only dish of his that doesn’t take 5 days to make – although it does include a list of ingredients that you’d expect from him (deer musk etc…)
– Please provide an image of yourself. That’s me plus a participant on a project i set up called Walls on Walls
– Please share an image of your workspace. I’ve recently started ground level working – so i squat at my computer hence the simple nature of the space

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Jeannine Bardo
Artist
1 May 2020 4:02pm

– What are you reading?
Geontologies, A Requiem for Late Liberalism by Elizabeth Povinelli and The HIdden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

– What do you usually listen to when you are working? My favorite songs to sing (badly) along to.

– Who is your artistic soulmate? I can’t say I have one. I am a bit of an artistic rogue and right now I am enjoying my time with Agnes Denes. I usually prefer conceptual artists, but I have fallen in love with painters, sculptors and even fashion designers. I do keep them all close, even if they are not my present crush.

– What’s the best meal you cooked this week? Chicken Marsala

Karen Levitov
Artist
Karen Levitov
2 May 2020 7:20pm

Hello, everyone. Apologies for joining so late. Nice to meet you.
–Reading – I’ve got several things going at once: Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel, Art in the Anthropocene for a curatorial project I’m working on, and just finished Helen Harrison’s An Accidental Corpse, fictionalized AbEx murder mystery, just for fun.
–Listening – I’m one of those work-in-quiet nerds, but if the rest of my household is playing their music, I’m happy.
– Artistic soulmate – No artistic soulmate. Thinking about environmental artists for a curatorial project, but in quarantine, have lately been thinking about Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kate Gilmore.
– Best meal – Varieties of rice-and-beans, but mostly baking — bread, fruit cobbler, scones.
– Myself in my usual workspace.
– Current workspace.

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Veeranganakumari Solanki
Artist
Veeranganakumari Solanki
3 May 2020 3:46am

– What are you reading?
John Berger’s – ‘Another Way of Telling’ and Tina Campt’s – ‘Listening to Images’

What do you usually listen to when you are working?
If I’m writing I need quiet, alternatively Jazz

Who is your artistic soulmate? (who inspires you time-and-time-again, who are you
always excited by — could be a painter, dancer, writer, actor, etc.?)

Jim Morrison – for the way he used music to play with all the other fields he was interested in from literature and psychology to image sequencing and poetry

What’s the best meal you cooked this week?
Pumpkin Bread

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j o h n r o s
Prof
4 May 2020 10:34am

so nice to see everyone here! welcome!

melissa staiger
Prof
4 May 2020 3:21pm

-mostly Youtube on how to grow your own food videos at this time. Reading the news or not reading the news & watching a ton of TV on anything about witches.
– My cat and I love the “relax your cat” music mostly soft piano and guitar for those anxiety moments but then Missy Elliott when I need to snap out of it and raise my energy up
-I love the color, shape, and playfulness of visual artists Polly Apfelbaum and Ruth Root
– Minestrone soup and homemade whole wheat bread
@melissastaiger on IG for more details

Jeannine Bardo
Artist
4 May 2020 8:22pm

Profile image taken in Curacao a day before returning to New York for COVID lockdown, completely aware that life was never going to be the same. There is joy and terror in that face.

Studio image, my studio is in the basement of my gallery Stand4

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Caitlin Griffiths
Artist
5 May 2020 4:26am

What are you reading?
For the past two years (FOR REAL!) I have been working my way s l o w l y through Karen Barad’s Meeting the Universe Halfway (quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning).

Just before lock down I treated myself to an old fashioned magazine subscription and get weekly copies of New Scientist delivered every Friday. They get read in a sunbeam the same day, while drinking coffee.

I also read many things for fun – currently inhaling Jack Reacher novels (we all need a hero in these strange times!)

– What do you usually listen to when you are working?
In the studio when I’m photographing, it’ll be a podcast or Radio 4. If I’m office based at my lap top I tend to get distracted if I have anything – even music – on.

– Who is your artistic soulmate? (who inspires you time-and-time-again, who are you always excited by — could be a painter, dancer, writer, actor, etc.?)
I’m currently utterly seduced by Caroline Walker’s paintings. But for a long-standing love affair? Isaac Julien 4eva

– What’s the best meal you cooked this week?
Does ordering pizza count….

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melissa staiger
Prof
6 May 2020 11:18am

Watching/Listening – how to grow your own food videos & art lectures – new projects where artists have canceled shows and videos coming out to replace the actual exhibition, any TV show about witches/pagan believes

Listening – energy down – Alice Coltrane, Sounds of the Rainforest, Ocean Waves, “Relax your Cat” music, energy up – Missy Elliott, Salsa, Le Tigre

Best Meal – Asparagus Vegan Risotto! https://food52.com/recipes/27581-vegan-lemon-asparagus-risotto

Reading – Energy Medicine by Donna Eden

Artists – Anything Polly Apfelbaum or Ruth Root do…

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