Posts Tagged ‘Wittgenstein’

Judy Kensley McKie and Todd McKie

Friday, June 15th, 1990

In 1969, TODD and JUDY MCKIE painted banners with the signs of the Zodiac for Wood­stock, which people pulled down to use as tents and blan­kets in the rain. Judy began making furni­ture in the early 70s to furnish their apart­ment. One day she impul­sively carved two crouching figures into the arms of a butcherblock couch.

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Sophie Calle

Wednesday, January 24th, 1990

SOPHIE CALLE borrows elements from detec­tive novels, philo­soph­ical inves­ti­ga­tions, the film noir, the nouveau roman, docu­men­tary photog­raphy, love letters, art movies, B‑movies, John Cage’s theo­ries of random­ness, and Joseph Beuys’s actions. She combines them in star­tling ways, as medi­ta­tions on the myste­rious spaces between self and other.

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Contemporary New England Furniture

Wednesday, June 1st, 1988
Judy McKie, Monkey Chair 1994

New England is now the center of an extra­or­di­nary flour­ishing of tradi­tional crafts, espe­cially furni­ture, because some very talented artists have turned to crafts as a way out of the cynical and cere­bral “endgame” that so much contem­po­rary art is playing today.

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