Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Elastic Time

ps122 Gallery
March 3 – 25, 2007

Reception: March 3, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12-6 pm

150 First Avenue, NYC 10009 (enter on 9th St. between First Ave. and Ave. A) T: 212.228.4249 / ps122 Gallery

PRADEEP DALAL Elastic Time: Photomontages.
In two photomontage series, Pradeep Dalal examines autobiographical and architectural sites in India and explores his sense of legacy with each. In the series Chowpatty he considers the sweeping horseshoe bay of his native city Mumbai (Bombay), appropriating a 19th century panorama as a baseline from which to build a splintered collage of images of churning seascapes and scraggly palm trees. In the series Bidar he depicts the exquisite geometric order of domes, arches, spaces, and intricate ornamentation of a 15th century fort near the city of Hyderabad. In the Bidar montages, he tethers the stolid documentation of textbook-style architectural views to more spontaneous, snapshot-like images made recently. In visiting Bidar, he questions his narrow attitude as a young architecture student of the 1980's, when pre-modern sites like the fort at Bidar hardly interested him, preoccupied as he was by modern architecture.
In all his work, Dalal reappraises his earlier assumptions, creating a sense of critical memoir by using a variety of photo genres, multiple moments, time periods, and a range of textures within the frame of a single montaged image.
Dalal was born in Mumbai and now lives in New York. He has an MFA from the ICP/Bard program in Advanced Photographic Studies and an MArch from MIT. He exhibited in New York recently at Orchard, the International Center of Photography, The New York Public Library, and at TART in San Francisco and Gallery 42 at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. He has an upcoming exhibition at the Miami-Dade County Public Library in May. Last year he received the Tierney Grant for emerging photographers.

Monday, February 26, 2007

MOCAD Detroit Jobs


Position Description: Director
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

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Organization The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is a new independent, privately funded museum in the City of Detroit whose mission is the exhibition and exploration of new ideas in the contemporary arts and the dialogue it represents. Founded in 2006, the museum is a non-collecting institution dedicated to cultivating awareness of local, national and international artists and presenting and interpreting their work for the metropolitan area and surrounding communities as well as national and international audiences. Programming is multi-disciplinary and includes the fine arts, time-based media, design, architecture, music, literature, theater and dance. Publications include a bi-annual journal and catalogues. Collaborations with area institutions are part of the museumís stated mission.

Location MOCAD is located in the midst of the cultural center area of Detroit. Neighboring institutions include the Detroit Institute of Art, Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater, Music Hall and many art galleries.

Facility The 21,500 square foot former auto dealership has been renovated for museum purposes. The three main galleries are raw and cavernous - intentionally so to maintain a sense of urban history specific to post-industrial Detroit. A 3,000 square foot center space contains a café, bookstore and museum shop. This area is also used for lectures, performances, readings, music and film.

The Position The Director of MOCAD is the Chief Operating Officer of the Museum, overseeing all operations and administration. This will be the first permanent Director position. As such, it will be a formative position for the Museum. The Director reports to the Board of Directors and works with the advisory board. The Director is responsible for all staff of the Museum. Currently, the Museum employs an Administrator, a Programming and Development Coordinator, an Exhibition Coordinator (part-time), and a bookstore manager (part-time), and an administrative assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Serves as the key spokesperson for the Museum.
- Conceives of, recruits and contracts with guest curators for ongoing shows and exhibitions.
- Oversees exhibitions, programming, education and publications.
- Provides direction for, formulates and executes strategic planning to ensure appropriate levels of growth and success.
- Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive fundraising campaign.
- Plans, develops, directs and administers operational activities of the Museum.
- Oversees outreach activities directed at broadening the Museumís exposure and reputation.
- Actively seeks collaborations within the community including cultural, educational or other relevant organizations or institutions, as well as on the national and international level, where practical and desirable.
- Communicates MOCADís vision, mission, values and programs internally and externally.

- Passion for and working knowledge of the contemporary art world and solid relationships within its community
- Curatorial experience in contemporary art
- Museum, gallery or relevant management and administrative experience required
- Understanding of and experience in working with a Board of Directors
- Demonstrable fundraising success in the non-profit world
- Media, public relations and marketing experience preferred
- Bachelorís Degree in Art History, Fine Art , or Museum Studies required, M.A. preferred; or Bachelorís or Masterís Degree in Business Administration with a demonstrable understanding of contemporary art and the non-profit world
- Familiarity with one or more European languages helpful
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team

Deadline The review of credentials will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Nominations and expressions of interest including curriculum vitae should be sent, in confidence to Marsha Miro, Acting Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201, or email it to mmiro@mocadetroit.org by March 15, 2007.

Position Title: Development and Programming Coordinator
Date posted: February 7, 2007

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The following job description identifies the core activities of the job. As this is a small start-up operation, job responsibilities may vary from time-to-time.

Salary: $32,000 annually

- Working knowledge of fundraising and development activities particular to an arts organization
- Working knowledge of the initiation and coordination of arts-related programming
- Demonstrable research skills
- Keen passion for contemporary arts
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational abilities
- Knowledge of Apple OSX, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook). Working knowledge of FileMakerPro preferred
- Bachelorís degree required, Masterís degree or advanced studies degree preferred and/or relevant experience

- Researches, writes and coordinates grants
- Coordinates with grants-writing agencies, grants writers, and outside development consultants as needed to develop funding sources
- Develops strategies for membership development and direct mail fundraising
- Assists in development and strategies for fundraising events (2-4 per year)
- Develops and organizes junior board and related fund-raising and programming events
- Assists curator in development of programming for exhibitions
- Works with program committee to develop and implement film, lecture and performance series at museum

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so in writing to Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 or email mmiro@mocadetroit.org by February 28, 2007.

Position Title: Exhibition Coordinator
Date posted: February 7, 2007

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The following job description identifies the core activities of the job. As this is a small start-up operation, job responsibilities may vary from time-to-time.

Salary: $15 per hour

- Keen passion for and working knowledge of contemporary art
- Bachelorís Degree in Art History, Fine Art or Museum Studies required, M.A. preferred
- Installation experience required
- Knowledge of facilities management preferred
- Some museum experience preferred
- Working knowledge of Apple OSX, MS Office Suite (Word and Excel), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work on a team

- Coordinates logistics of installing and de-installing exhibitions
- Assists guest curators in compiling data and conducting assigned research in conjunction with current exhibitions and future exhibitions for catalogues and museum publications. Data and research may include photography and documentation in various media.
- Assists in organizing and maintaining exhibition records and documentation
- Assists in the general administration and maintenance of museum and grounds including set-up for various programs
- Monitors conditions of galleries and departmental art storage areas
- Coordinates and facilitates artist visits and projects
- Lifts and moves works of art weighing up to 50 lbs

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so in writing to Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 or email mmiro@mocadetroit.org by February 28, 2007.

Tongue 2 Tongue: Provoking Critical Dialogue Among Queer Women of Color


Tongue 2 Tongue: Provoking Critical Dialogue Among Queer Women of Color is a community-organized three-day dialogue among queer women of color featuring workshops, lectures, visual art, film, performances and spaces where discussions evolve into action in and between our various communities through proposals for continued organizing and solidarity building. This social change event aims to deepen analysis of-, broaden dialogue on-, and instigate response to the on-going critical issues created out of the intersecting sites of race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, and nationalism.

This exchange will take place on the weekend of September 7 – 9, 2007 at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at 1125 N. McCadden Place & Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles, California.

We invite all queer women of color to submit proposals for:

  • Workshops, panel discussions, guest speakers and forums
  • Art and photography exhibitions
  • Independent Films, Music and Performances by artists, filmmakers, bands, DJs
  • As well as a market-style arts, publications & crafts vendors

We welcome submissions from independent scholars, educators, artists, academic community and community activists. Proposals submitted for consideration should display significant content or thematic material regarding lesbian, bisexual or transgender women of color and/or issues based on our theme and mission statement. In addition, we welcome submissions that analyze themes as queer theory, sexuality, borders and boundaries, In/Migration and mobility, performing feminisms, religion and belief, race, health, embodiment, and transnationalism.

For years, queer women of color have been instrumental to social justice struggles but we have yet to find a collective voice. Tongue 2 Tongue believes that provoking honest and difficult dialogue is a critical first step toward building and strengthening community alliances. The goal of this event is to envision concrete plans of action to confront the injustices we face.

How to Propose a Workshop/Discussion/Panel/Performance

  • Description of your workshop/exhibit/performance/craft themes and goals. Why do you believe this is interesting and significant, and why do you believe it should be held at T2T? What are the main goals and how would participants benefit from it?
  • Your intended audience. Who do you expect to be interested and to benefit from your contribution?
  • Organization of the workshop/exhibit/performance/craft and Physical set-up needed. Please describe the intended format of the workshop. Are you going to do a presentation, panel discussion, or use other methods for ensuring an interactive atmosphere? What will you need to do this (i.e. PowerPoint, stage, spotlight, tables, etc)?
  • Organizers' biography details. Please indicate what background and experience you have in regards to your presentation.

Please submit your proposal addressing above questions along with the “Conference Application Form” and any supporting materials to tonguesmag@yahoo.com or postal mail to: T2T c/o VIVA/Tongues, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1212. Questions? Visit the Tongues website at www.tonguesLA.org or email us at tonguesmag@yahoo.com or call us at (323) 860-7322.

Submission deadline: JUNE 1, 2007 • Notification date: JULY 1, 2007 • Event: SEPT 7 - 9, 2007

Early submissions are encouraged.

Playspace Exhibition: Franziska and Sophia Hoffmann: (Un)familiar Spaces

Franziska and Sophia Hoffmann: (Un)familiar Spaces
PLAySPACE exhibition
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Wednesday, March 7–Friday, March 24, 2007
Wed, Thur, Sat noon–3pm

‘(...) I welcome the transience, alienation and discontinuities, and its unashamed response to the pressures of speed, disposability and the instant impulse.' J. G. Ballard, The Ultimate Departure Lounge (1997)

Transitory spaces or non-spaces are where we spend great amounts of time. They are an amalgam of public and private, pockets offering interaction as well as seclusion, these spaces are the backdrop of our lives. These unresolved fields through which our bodies pass are simultaneously familiar and strange, full of nostalgia and surprise.

In their collaborative body of work, sisters Franziska and Sophia Hoffmann illuminate this under-perceived spaces. While investigating the space between A and B they reflect on their own origins and positions within familiar structures and the new, exotic, and unfamiliar discoveries that this investigation yields. The sisters from Germany have been working on collaborative projects since 2003 next to their individual body of work. They both work in various mediums including installation, photography, book-art and film. Together as much as on their own, their work is deeply committed to the sites and spaces connected with nostalgia, regionalism, origin, and family bonds, as well as transit, travel, passages, the strange and the in-between.

PLAySPACE Gallery at CCA

I111 Eighth Street
San Francisco

For directions please visit:



This exhibition is supported by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Langton Event, February 23rd

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Join us this Friday for a not to be missed night with Julian Myers and
Edgar Arceneaux talking about Detroit's history and sub-culture,
followed by a party with special guest DJ Ian Zazueta spinning Detroit
Sounds. (see details below)

You can email me or call the gallery if you would like to reserve a
seat. (415) 626-5416

Interrogating Ideas:
Mirror-Travel in the Motor City
A conversation between Edgar Arceneaux and Julian Myers

Friday, February 23, 2007
8 pm
$10 general, $8 students and members

Langton's new lecture series Interrogating Ideas presents
Mirror-Travel in the Motor City, a conversation between Los
Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux and San Francisco-based writer
Julian Myers.

The artist and writer will put forward passages from their ongoing
investigation of subterranean Detroit, including discussions of
Michael Heizer's 1971 earthwork Dragged Mass; the buried basement
under a park on Clairmont and Rosa Parks Boulevard where the urban
riots of 1967 began; Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto's 1966 single
"In the Basement" and the "Submerge'd" afro-futuristic worlds of
Underground Resistance and Drexciya.

The presenters will delve below the surface of Detroit's ruined
modernity in order to explore the grottos of its vibrant underground.

The conversation will be followed by a reception with the special
appearance of DJ Ian Zazueta spinning "Detroit sounds." The DJs sound
has been influenced by techno music that emerged in Detroit in the
mid-1980's, when DJs produced tracks in their basements using analog
synthesizers and drum machines.

Interrogating Ideas aims to expose the Bay Area art community to some
of the most challenging discussions about contemporary art practice
today. The invitees to these public conversations share a fascination
for exploring ideas, and expanding their practice into a performative
intellectual event.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Brian Wasson at Ping Pong Gallery!

This time I wanted you to know

by Brian Wasson

Opening: Friday, Feburary 16th
From 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Friday 16: Ampersand International Opening

Please do come and support Jeff Morris and Sarah Smith @ ampersand
_the artists ' reception is Friday, February 16 _ 6:00 - 8:30 pm

at : ampersand international arts
1001 tennessee street (at 20th. st.)
san francisco ca 94107 u.s.a.


February 16 - March 16, 2007

Friday, February 16 _ 6:00 - 8:30 pm

drawings, sculpture

mixed media, installation


Press Release

For additional information contact:

Jessica Silverman
Silverman Gallery
415 255 9508

San Francisco Art Galleries form RAIL alliance

February 14, 2007: Ampersand International Arts, Ping Pong Gallery, Silverman Gallery and TART announce their creative alliance, RAIL.

About RAIL
RAIL’s project spaces and galleries are located in the path of the new MUNI T train that connects the Third Street, Dog Patch, South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods. RAIL is distinctive and challenging and through their collective experiences’ RAIL will ensure the growing arts presence in Third Street and beyond. While the galleries are diverse in their programming, they share an understanding of what constitutes an art experience, informed by the intimate nature of their spaces. RAIL stands as an open invitation to the neighborhood and the San Francisco arts community.

Ms. Jessica Silverman, RAIL’s spokesperson stated:
“RAIL was developed to develop reciprocity in order to create a broader audience, locally, nationally, and internationally.”

April 7, 2007 will see the launching of RAIL’s first action, a regularly scheduled Art Walk highlighting the 4 galleries and other local cultural partners. A map will accompany the first Art Walk. During 2008, a project will be developed with a Los Angeles museum, while 2007 holds local and international symbiotically curated shows.

RAIL has been lauded by Whitney Chadwick (art historian/curator), Kevin Chen (Director at Intersection for the Arts), Courtney Fink (SoEx Director), Kate Fowle (California College of Arts, chair of MA Program in Curatorial Practice), Berin Golonu (Associate Visual Arts Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the arts), Ann Hatch (CCA Board of Trustees, Chair), Meg Shiffler (SF Arts Commission Gallery Director), artists, critics and curators for its innovation and creative approach to raising the profile of the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information and to carry RAIL map please contact:
Jessica Silverman, 415 255 9508
Please visit, railsf.blogspot.com