Brooklyn based artist Mi Ju received her BFA in painting and drawing at Yeungnam University and the San Francisco Art Institute. Later Mi went on to earn her MFA in painting and drawing at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Her work is an improvisation in liminality: between dream and concretized, ancient and contemporary, Korea and the West, ephemeral and eternal, the uncensored and codified. Each character, pattern and energy reflects states of consciousness that are revealed in the creative act, a form of both improvisation and organization wherein the uncensored is working in concert with momentary, yet specific compositional organizations. It is Ju’s intention that the work will be a place of meeting between memory, dream and fantasy, and concretized into meaningful visual terms.
Cai Guo-Qiang was commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to create a site-specific explosion event on the front facade of the museum. The project, titled Fallen Blossoms, used a gunpowder fuse, metal net, and scaffolding to activate a blossom pattern for 60 seconds, temporarily setting the columns of the building ablaze.
æOver 40,000 rockets blasting off from the wall of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. On Saturday April 7, artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition with Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; a site-specific work created for MOCA.”
CAI GUO-QIANG: SKY LADDER
On view April 8, 2012–JULY 30, 2012
The Gefffen Contemporary at MOCA
Hey, you can’t offshore drill, you are BP, you know there is oil in the Beaufort Sea in Alaska, but the oil is 3 miles offshore. What do you do? You build your own motherf-ing island. So now, that oil you want in the Beaufort, well, it sits on an “artificial island — a 31-acre pile of gravel in about 22 feet of water — built by BP.”
Of course there are environmental issues here. “The scientists and other critics say they are worried about a replay of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico because the Liberty project involves a method of drilling called extended reach that experts say is more prone to the types of gas kicks that triggered the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon.”
Its the oil companies world, and we are just dying on it. Read more.
It seems like nowadays, you get a lot of shit for being a Joy Division fan, as it seems cliche. Well, unfortunately for haters and whatnot, the explosion of the Information Age has allowed kids of the slightly depressed persuasion to find bands of olden times that reflect their inner-most thoughts and feelings. And it just so happens that Ian Curtis and the boys could capture that mood. We admit, we are fans but not super fans, although we consider “Ceremony,” the first New Order song post Joy Division / Ian dying, one of our favorite songs of all time. From a historical perspective, it seems to fit a Northern England mood, dark, dreary, post-industrial wasteland sort of vibe. And they were pioneers.
Regardless, Rizzoli, who just released the Supreme book, are publishingJoy Division this Fall, penning it “The definitive look at one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.”