ON VIEW is a printed and an online section in which Flash Art invites prominent figures of the art world to select the best current and upcoming international cultural initiatives.
Artist’s Choice: Amy Sillman, “The Shape of Shape”
MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York
Through July 7, 2020
The musical arranger takes a common tune and says, “Listen to how I hear it.” The practice is highly specific to music (collage is not the same thing). Yet this show, for which Amy Sillman raided MoMA’s permanent collection to find surprising connections across shape and color, feels like painting’s analogue to arrangement. “Look at how I see it,” she tells us.
Carl Craig, “Party/After-Party”
DIA:Beacon, New York
Through Summer 2021
For art and music historians alike, minimalism continues to be a fertile area of investigation, particularly its unruly antecedents and uncertain descendants. The machinic and modular qualities of Detroit techno offer a natural extension of its formal fascinations, and there is no better representative of the style than Carl Craig. Given Dia’s importance to minimalism’s history, its Beacon site is a perfect setting.
Ear | Wave | Event 5
Edited by Bill Dietz and Woody Sullender
How might we find a listening position that wouldn’t put us back in the same old patterns of what we think music is or what it is for? The editors trained AI software on text in contemporary-music publications, using it to generate reviews of music that does not yet exist. Artists are invited to create projects that might have elicited one of them.