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Suite 13 Debut

Posted by thomas-cummins on 22 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: uncategorized, upcoming events

Thu, Apr 22
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Suite 13 Debut

Thursday, April 22, 2010
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Hausmann Millworks 925 West Russell Place


- Accord Of Dissonance!!
- Omnipotent!
BYOB (or I’ll give you a Lone Star.)

We love our new space at Hausmann Millworks!
We would like to share some love, and celebrate Victoria Campbell’s recent accolades.

Lacy at Center for Architecture

Posted by thomas-cummins on 16 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized, upcoming events

Wed, Sep 16
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

What: Lecture by renowned architect and San Antonio resident Bill Lacy.

When: 6 tonight

Where: Center for Architecture in the Full Goods Building at Pearl Brewery, 200 E. Grayson St., Suite 110.

How much: Free and open to the public.

Contemporary Art Month

Posted by ben on 25 May 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized

This is a quick reminder to all San Antonio galleries to submit your Contemporary Art Month events to the website this week. Any events submitted after this week will not be included in the print version of the calendar.

“Distinctively Japanese”

Posted by ben on 10 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized

There are other reasons to be cautious about explaining Japanese artistic practices as direct continuations of time-honored customs. The artistic concepts purportedly shaping all Japanese art (wabi, yugen, iki, mono no aware) often turn out to have complex and ambivalent histories, during which they were redefined for various purposes. More generally, a great many “distinctively Japanese” traditions, from emperor worship to the rules of sumo, were devised in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by elite factions forging new national identities for a modernizing society. We are not in the habit of explaining contemporary Hollywood style by reference to northern European Renaissance painting, so why should ancient aesthetic traditions be relevant to twentieth-century Japanese film? Someone may respond that whereas we have lost touch with premodern customs and ways of thinking, the Japanese have retained a living relation to theirs. Yet this idea itself is no less an invented tradition, with sources in twentieth-century Japanese ethnology and cultural theory.

— David Bordwell,

Mayoral Candidates Discuss the Arts

Posted by thomas-cummins on 01 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized

Yesterday, this Mayoral debate got ridiculous at moments but, overall, was a nice forum by the Westside Arts Coalition to get a future Mayor to make some type of commitment to the arts. Anyways, a section of the discussion can be seen webcasted at SA4mayor.com

Henry Rayburn Roundup

Posted by ben on 04 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized

There are a couple of Henry Rayburn events happening this weekend, so I thought I’d post them here to help you keep track. Sarah Fisch also has a nice article on Henry in the Current today, in case you missed it.

  • Henry Rayburn Memorial at Say Sí: Saturday, February 7, 6pm — Attendees are encouraged to bring either an original artwork by Rayburn, or an object that reminds them of Henry or that “recalls Henry’s kindness,” at 5 p.m., to be placed in an ofrenda for viewing during the service.
  • “Threads,” a 2003 piece by Henry Rayburn is being exhibited at the Linda Pace Foundation at the CAMPsite gallery space on Friday, February 6, 4-6pm (the gallery is located on the ground floor of Linda’s Camp Street lofts, at S. Flores and Camp).

The Colonel and Miss Lillywhite

Posted by hillssnyder on 12 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized






Posted by hillssnyder on 09 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized

The grandeur of your epaulet is inspirin’, Colonel. Please inform the Quartermaster that Miss Lillywhite has got her underpants in the mud. However, she does not require assistance as she has come prepared with a pair of zircon encrusted tweezers. Her golden brow is festooned about with thoughts becomin’ such a child. Later she will join us on the veranda.

Poseur of the Year

Posted by ben on 01 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: uncategorized

Aliza Shvarts wins Andrew Sullivan’s “Poseur Alert” award with 28% of the vote. A sample of her award-winning prose:

This piece — in its textual and sculptural forms — is meant to call into question the relationship between form and function as they converge on the body. The artwork exists as the verbal narrative you see above, as an installation that will take place in Green Hall, as a time-based performance, as a independent concept, as a myth and as a public discourse.

It creates an ambiguity that isolates the locus of ontology to an act of readership. An intentional ambiguity pervades both the act and the objects I produced in relation to it. The performance exists only as I chose to represent it. For me, the most poignant aspect of this representation — the part most meaningful in terms of its political agenda (and, incidentally, the aspect that has not been discussed thus far) — is the impossibility of accurately identifying the resulting blood. Because the miscarriages coincide with the expected date of menstruation (the 28th day of my cycle), it remains ambiguous whether the there was ever a fertilized ovum or not. The reality of the pregnancy, both for myself and for the audience, is a matter of reading.

I wonder what that says about (probably hasty) the conclusion of this post?

Linkin Center

Posted by michelle on 22 Oct 2008 | Tagged as: art paparazzi, silliness, uncategorized

Solid Gold

Looks like Emvergeoning has been collecting dust! Eek! Thought I could at least post a new image and some linkies. Who is afraid of Sarah Palin? Everybody’s talkin about golden parachutes but what about The Golddiggers? What will you be for Halloween? Do you see the vitality in a line? Don’t forget to vote early, or we will kill you oh so softly with this .

Why I’ve Been Slacking on Emvergeoning

Posted by ben on 14 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: uncategorized

Ok, well not the whole reason, but I have a feature on John Cage and Buckminster Fuller in the new Art Lies, and a little review of some First Friday shows in the Current. I’m collecting my thoughts for a post on the McNay — should be coming down the pike soon.

No Idea

Posted by ben on 03 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: uncategorized

For those who missed it, lots of video of the No Idea Festival is making its way up to YouTube. Here’s part of the final set of the festival, featuring Tetuzi Akiyama (Tokyo), Bhob Rainey (Boston), and Dave Dove (Houston) playing at Salon Mijangos:

This festival was organized by Austin percussionist Chris Cogburn, and I hosted the final night in San Antonio. To see more, look through the videos of YouTube users and .

Face of the Day

Posted by ben on 20 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: uncategorized

Tibet protester

A Tibetan protester cries in pain as a policeman, unseen, pulls him back from the window of a bus, after being arrested in front of the Chinese Embassy during a demonstration against China’s crackdown in Lhasa, Tibet, in New Delhi, India,Tuesday, March 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)