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Here are a collection of observations and short noteworthy things about art, occasionally including links to catalog essays and other art-related writing.


 



Charles Recher (1950-2017)

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 30, 2017 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The Miami Rail is running a tribute. This is my contribution.




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Essay on JR and Jose Parla

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 22, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I wrote a short essay on JR and Jos Parl's collaboration in Havana, Cuba. It will be in the new book Wrinkles of the City: Havana, Cuba | JR & Jos Parl, from Damiani, due out this fall. You can pre-order it from Amazon.com.




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Chapter from Walls, Diaries and Paintings

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 17, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The text to the chapter I wrote for Jose Parla: Walls, Diaries, Paintings is posted on my website.






 

Ben Rubin's Typewriter

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 9, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Ben Rubin's video sculpture Anecdotal History (2011) types out excerpts from Wikileaks. This was my favorite piece at this year's Armory Fair in NYC, shown by the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.




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Walls, Diaries, and Paintings

story © Michael Betancourt | published February 12, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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an exhibition of paintings by JOS PARL
MARCH 3 - APRIL 16, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 6 - 9 PM

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery will be shoing a solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based artist Jos Parl. Walls, Diaries, and Paintings features fifteen new paintings, that chronicle Parls exploration of the diverse places and cultures he has traversed. From Istanbul to Havana, from Tokyo to New York, the colors and textures of the neighborhoods and alleyways have found a forceful and moving resolution in Parls works that are both inspirational and revealing.




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Pre-Order Jos Parl: Walls, Diaries, and Paintings

story © Michael Betancourt | published January 22, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I wrote a chapter in this book: Jos Parl: Walls, Diaries, and Paintings. It's available for pre-order on the publisher's website, and is slated to ship in February 2011.






 

Jose Parla's Hong Kong Show

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 15, 2009 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I'm doing an essay for this show.




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Watch Frame by Frame....

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 14, 2009 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Toothpaste for Dinner offers a thought about the future of film studies.






 

NY Digital Salon

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 22, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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NY Digital Salon has taken the next (or next few) steps towards really pushing visual music/abstract movies into a more prominent position. The big Visual Music show last year did a lot, and what they're proposing looks to do even more: they're planning to include essays, artist links, interviews, bibliography, and an historical timeline.

Well worth watching to see how this all develops.






 

Music by Cellular Automata

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 10, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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WolframTones is an on-line generator designed to create brief sequences of sounds using MIDI.