“Qur'an Fusion” discusses Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an:”
“At a time when the United States is involved in two wars against Islamic nations and declares itself to be in a cultural and philosophical struggle against Islamic extremists, American artist Sandow Birk’s latest project considers the Qur’an as it was intended – as a universal message to humankind.”
Koplin Del Rio Gallery
6031 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Reception: September 8, 2009
Grand Central Art Center Blog features Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an.”
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“Postcards From Our Awesome Future” by Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert
Part of the San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street Project that “enlists local artists to create original posters” to “provide round-the-clock access to contemporary art for thousands of pedestrians.”
Date: September 27 - November 15, 2009
Labels: Packard Jennings
Pages 46-47 and page 60 of inGENmagazine feature an interview with Andy Diaz Hope and Laurell Roth about their collaborative work in the article, “Exploring the Future Tenses.”
“Their body of work examines humanity’s role in wrestling control over the evolutionary process from nature and the future ramifications of this fetish...”
Labels: Andy Diaz Hope
“Support the ‘Renegade Liberal’ Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey at an event and art auction not to missed,” featuring work by Ken Goldberg.
Where: Renegade Art and Democracy
When: October 4th, 2009
The Gardens at Cornerstone
23750 Arnold Dr
Sonoma CA 95476
Labels: Ken Goldberg
Nathan Spoor discusses Sandow Birk’s most recent work:
“In possibly his most ambitious and controversial statement to date, Southern California high-concept artist Sandow Birk embarks on a mission to present his own, personal journey into understanding and re-interpreting the Koran.”
September 2 2009
The SF MoMa Blog interviews Anthony Discenza about his newest work, "The Street Signs Project." This project entails, “installing, without permission, a series of street signs attached to sidewalk poles on Minna Street, near SFMOMA.”
Labels: Anthony Discenza
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Various blog discussion of Sandow Birk's "American Qur'an."
Laila Lalami Blog
Date: September 8 2009
A blog entry discussing and critiquing Sandow Birk’s, “American Qur’an:” “All in all, this struck me as a highly personal project, in which an artist tries to make sense of the Qur’an on a highly personal level.”
Dangerous Minds Blog
Date: August 31 2009
A blog discussing and featuring, “images from LA-based Sandow Birk‘s effort to ‘hand-transcribe the entire Qur’an according to historic Islamic traditions and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life.’”
Daily DuJour Blog
Date: September 3 2009
An exhibition announcement for Sandow Birk at Koplin del Rio: “The shows contents has already received tremendous press from the NY Times, LA Times and many many more, as the gallery is unsure whether or not to expect protesters. Go see for yourself.”
Practicing Objectivity Blog by John K. Melvin
An announcement for the Catharine Clark Gallery’s exhibition of Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an” and Al Farrow’s work in September 2009.
Artist leonardogillesfleur lectures at Universidad de Belgrano in September. His lecture focuses on the ways image exist in space and space within image, focusing on the “development of critical dialogue as a form of group study and exploration of space.”
Press reviews of the Berkeley Art Center’s juried members exhibition “Works on Paper,” featuring two works by Jonathan Solo. The exhibition runs through September 20 2009.
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St., Berkeley
East Bay Express
Date: September 2 2009
The Berkeley Daily
Date: September 3 2009
Date: September 4 2009
Labels: Jonathan Solo
LACMA Aquires prints from Sandow Birk’s, “Depravities of War”
Date: September 8 2009
“The Prints and Drawings department is very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Sandow Birk’s poignant and monumental suite of fifteen woodblock prints entitled ‘The Depravities of War.’”
Interview with Catharine Clark at the Catharine Clark Gallery, featuring footage of Julie Heffernan’s exhibition, “Broken Homes” and Adam Chapman’s, “Starling Drawings.”
“GALLERY CRAWL checks out Patricia Sweetow and Catharine Clark's new digs, exploring a wide range of portraiture, from Jonathan Burstein's collages to Julie Heffernan's self-portraits.”
Date: September 2008
Footage from the PULSE Art Fair 2009, featuring artists Julie Heffernan, Andy Diaz Hope, Christoph Drager Sandow Birk, and Al Farrow.
GOOD/Video: "Inventions Series"
September 9, 2009
A video of Lincold Schatz’ video work, “Brainsharing:” “As a cutting-edge video artist, Lincoln Schatz is familiar with the different ways in which we perceive the world. It is no surprise, then, that for our Inventions series, Schatz should invent a device that allows us to see the world through someone else's mind.”
Labels: Lincoln Schatz
Lehman College Art Gallery: "Beyond Apparences"
September 10 through December 1.
“Curated by Susan Hoeltzel and Patricia Cazorla, this exhibition presents a sample of contemporary approaches to portraiture through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation.”
Lehman College Art Gallery
Bedford Park, Boulevard West, Bronx.
Date: September 9, 2009
Labels: Julie Heffernan