#perfectlylogicalexplanations , #inclusion , #psuautzengallery
My biggest pet peeve for those who are in art school, or for those whom would consider themselves to be artists, is the flippant use of the term “modern art,” in reference to contemporary art—or virtually any work that isn’t strictly representational. Modernism is dead, people. It has been dead for a very long time. “Modern art” is not a catch-all term for art that rubs you the wrong way, work by Feminists, People of Color, or Queer folk, or for work that you (artists/students of art) cannot, or else, refuse to understand.
PLEASE INSERT YOUR, 2013
My brother and I have taken over Portland State University! This is his work in the Autzen Gallery, as visible from the campus sky bridge.
Reception is this Friday at 4:00pm!
Opening: November 14, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Duration: November 14 - 28, 2013
Smith Memorial Student Union, 2nd floor
@ Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Only To Dream is a video installation that explores the problem of translation. Language is not fluid, it is viscous: thick with the souls of a people. Under translation, language struggles to maintain meaning, as it is bent and contorted to meet the needs of accurate classification. Illustrating the data-bending that occurs to language with the onset of several generations of translation, Only To Dream appropriates the literary works of pre-hispanic Nahua poets, as interpreted by spanish; later by english speakers.
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Catch Your Own Damn Dreams!
Stone Lithography. Print.
Michael Martínez 3/25/13
9” x 5”.
My second litho print.
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I’ll be updating more frequently in the coming seasons!
My friend Liz and I have been kickin’ around the idea of starting an alternative gallery space in our town, and we’ve been discussing the logistics amongst ourselves for about two or three months now. Today we finally had the chance to meet up and talk to two people with whom we’d like to have on board our project. We talked more logistics; more about funding; but most importantly, we started working on a mission statement. It’s so exciting to FINALLY start talking about what kind of work we’d want in our space—to draw those preliminary sketches.
In a couple of weeks we’re gonna throw a major meeting / Brown-brunch, to start talking more about our art, inclusion, mission, and so forth… It’s so exciting to be surrounded by electric folk, down for collaboration. This whole thing is starting to feel very real.
Yesterday, mi profe (who is largely responsible for encouraging me to write) gave me this awesome print that he made of my favorite poet.