Speaking in Tongues is blog about culture, visual art, graphic design, architecture, ephemera, found objects, pop culture, outsider art, folk art, self-taught art, illustration, junk food, art environments, animation, film, the New York City gallery scene, Chelsea, Brooklyn, cross-country road trips, zombie nursery school teachers, and junk in all senses of the word.
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Dec. 16, 2016 In the 13-screen video installation Manifesto, Cate Blanchett plays sharply different characters while reading polemical 20th-century manifestos. Her transformation is astonishing. Installation of Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto at Park Avenue Armory (photo by James Ewing) I’ve been following … Continue reading
Hey folks- Have had some trouble with this server and the blog was knocked off-line. So this is a test email. No need to respond ( unless you want to say howdy!) Thanks Melissa
in Hyperallergic 17, 2016 Vanessa German’s show packs a punch, and is especially powerful in the context of the national politics of the past year. Vanessa German, “The Boxer” (left) and “No Water Cleaner” (right) (all photos by the author … Continue reading
October 13, 2016 in Hyperallergic Alex Prager, “La Grande Sortie” (2015), six archival pigment prints, single-channel video with color and sound on blue-ray disc and thumbdrive, storyboards dimensions of prints to be determined duration: 10 minutes (image courtesy the artist … Continue reading
in Hyperallergic. Sept. 26, 2016 Matthew Pleva, “July 20, 1969” (2009), 13 1/2 x 9 x 91/4 inches, graphite on paper water color, balsa, brass rod, vintage television (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted) KINGSTON, New … Continue reading
May 6, 2016 in Hyperallergic The 2016 edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Pioneer Works (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) The second edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opened today at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, … Continue reading
in Hyperallergic on April 28, 2016 Grayson Perry, “Sex and Drugs and Earthenware” (1995) (detail), glazed ceramic, 54 x 24.5 cm (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) SYDNEY — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia has mounted the … Continue reading
In Hyperallergic on February 12, 2016 Opening night of the new San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Gallery (all photos courtesy the San Francisco Arts Commission) SAN FRANCISCO — The 1960s upset the status quo in nearly all realms of American life. … Continue reading
January 29, 2016 in Hyperallergic Gallery text in ‘Txt: art, language, media’ at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) In October 2015 the first children’s museum in Harlem opened its … Continue reading
In Hyperallergic January 15, 2016 Mary Bauermeister, “Lens Box Pencil Theater” (1969), mixed-media assemblage, 6 x 6 x 4 1/2 inches (all images courtesy Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, unless otherwise noted) You might want to bring your reading glasses … Continue reading