The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is launching an interactive exhibition titled Archive Machines that “brings together jury selected artists whose works explore the ways in which archival structures and materials are interpreted, appropriated, and interrogated”.

Photo by William Camargo.
Photo by Fred Ernst.

The Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen labels itself “the first art storage facility in the world that offers access to a museum’s complete collection”. Stripping away the traditions of a museum experience to offer “no exhibitions, but you can browse amongst 151,000 artworks, alone or with a guide, and get behind-the-scenes glimpses of — among other things — conservation and restoration”. We’re tracking along the construction of the building that you can find on the site.

Le Cinéma Club is a streaming platform screening one film every week, for free. This week check out A Night At the Garden by Marshall Curry to be reminded of “an icy splash of history tossed into the discussion we are having about White Supremacy right now.”

Still from A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN by Marshall Curry
Image from google plus codes via the designboom website.

Not satisfied by navigating to a location through Google maps or street view? Well you’re in luck (or slightly concerned), Google developed a digital address for every location in the world!

Be on the lookout for a new gallery run by Ebony L. Haynes and led by an all-Black staff. The new gallery has plans to open in the coming months and will be part of the David Zwirner family. The new space will also include an internship program for Black students.

Photo by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.
Jim Lo Scalzo via New York Times.

The Mellon Foundation is going to tackle the big questions around how we should think about monuments in our society. They’re looking to address what to do with current monuments as well as the creation of new ones.

Noam Chomsky teams up with economist Robert Pollin to discuss policies for saving the planet, like the Green New Deal, and what it means to “fight for an egalitarian green economy”. They also look at the encouraging power of community organizing.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
Alfred H. Barr Jr. “Cubism and Abstract Art.” 1936 via MoMA.

Check out MoMA’s magazine feature Colonialism and Abstract Art with Hank Willis Thomas where he reimagines Alfred H. Barr’s Cubism and Abstract Art diagram.

The Institute of the Cosmos is a combination of art projects, films, texts, and discursive events by the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. It’s filled with all kinds of oddities and discoveries well worth an evening of exploration.

Tekhnika-Molodezhi, 1976.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami poster via Kino Marquee website.

Kino Marquee is screening Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami on their virtual cinema this month. The film is described as an “electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones” and includes “musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic”.

Storm King celebrates its 60th anniversary from October 1-15. If you’re in the Hudson Valley it’s well worth the visit, and if not consider checking out the online programming or by supporting them through the benefit auction.

Alyson Shotz Mirror Fence via Storm King website.
Image Maria Netter courtesy the Sol Lewitt Estate.

Microsoft teamed up with the estate of Sol LeWitt to develop an app that includes a virtual 360 degree tour of his Connecticut studio. It also includes texts written by Lindsay Aveilhé, editor of the catalogue raisonné Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, including never-before-released archival audio, video, and photos of LeWitt, viewable drawings, and studio B-roll footage. You can download the ios app here, android here.

We discovered the MSCHF site and keep coming back to find more interesting games, hacks, classes and bank accounts to play with.

Image via the mschf website.
Postcard sent to Jan Tschichold with aerial photograph of Bauhaus Dessau. Building: Walter Gropius, 1926. Photo: Junkers Luftbild, 1926. Gelatin silver print on postcard. 10.5 x 14.7 cm. Jan and Edith Tschichold Papers, 1899–1979. The Getty Research Institute.

All you modernists out there hiding from the post-modern melange can now rejoice! The European Commission has announced plans to create a new Bauhaus as part of the European Union coronavirus recovery plan. ⁠

If you’re on the hunt for new (or old) recipes, try digging into Georgia O’Keeffe’s “fresh, natural and plain” ideas in A Painter’s Kitchen. Rachel Syme from The New Yorker continues that the recipes are “charmingly retro … practical and austere”.

O'Keeffe’s recipe cards at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Yale University. Photo via Sotheby's.
Image via Thrill Jockey Records.

Fans of The Sea and Cake and Thrill Jockey will be excited to hear this new album from Sam Prekop, mostly featuring instrumental electronic beats, and with a perfectly typographic title… Comma.

Queer.Archive.Work, a Providence-based reading room, publishing studio and project space, launched their first monthly residency program toward artists’ realizations of particular projects. Check out the residents and their work, as well as Q.A.W.’s online resources.

Image via Queer Archive Work website.
The cover of Synergetic Stew — Explorations in Dymaxion Dining (all images courtesy Lars Müller Publishers)

What better way to celebrate Buckminster Fuller’s 125th anniversary of birth than by firing up some recipes from Synergetic Stew — Explorations in Dymaxion Dining.

For this newsletter we featured Stefanie Schwarz & Dirk Wachowiak’s typeface Referenz Grotesk which they descibed as “a contemporary type family full of references referring to the type design history of Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design”.

Image and text from Stefanie Schwarz’s website.
Tyler Mitchell Untitled (Group Hula Hoop), 2019

Tyler Mitchell is now represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, and has collaborated on an online group show, “Black Joy,” including photos and an introduction text by the photographer himself.

Embracing the semester cut short, students at RCA explore the idea of “Unfinished” in their graduate design show.

Rashmi Bidasaria's Kaarigari textile and Rowan Vyvyan's Best Stool were exhibited in the (Un)finished showcase image via the dezeen website.
Image by Ron English, New York via Art in General website.

Art in General along with a number of other organizations are launching Project 270 as “a national effort to increase voter awareness and turnout, particularly amongst Millennials and Gen Z — voters between the ages of 18 to 38 — who represent the future of this country and nearly 40% of the electorate in 2020”. We encourage everyone to look up your voting locations and prepare for voting day, or plan an alternative voting option either by mail or early voting opportunities.

We still have a few of our Wax Studios utility belts left, and we’re pleased to share that it’s now for sale at Actual Source. Proceeds go to support CUP! Limited edition of 30 so get one while they last!

Wax Studios Utility Belt
Still from 7x7 video prensentation.

7x7 is a project by Rhizome that pairs visionary technologists with artists to create new projects within a short period of time. This year, 7x7 is re-imagined for the times and hosted by our friends at Kunsthall Stavanger to bring you 7x7.no.

Like so many others around the world, we’ve taken to online learning during this time. Let this short video on Yoko Ono’s life and work be your gateway drug to Khan Academy’s lessons on conceptual and performance art!

Still from The Case for Yoko Ono via Khan Academy website.
Still from Psychedelic Afternoon artwork by Uruma Delvi music by David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto via Zapuni website.

Zapuni was set up in 2012 to unite “Japanese visual artists with world-renowned musicians to create and dedicate videos to charities that help children affected by the great tohoku earthquake and fukushima nuclear disaster in japan with the power of music”. Still feeling relevant today, check out the video Psychedelic Afternoon that brings together the music of David Bryne and Ryuichi Sakamoto and animated by Uruma Delvi.

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