In her outstanding new show, “Kisses Kisses,” at bitforms, Yael Kanarek offers an illuminating view of her wide-ranging digital and multi-media practice. Co-curated by Kerry Doran and Dylan Kerr, and thoughtfully installed, the exhibition exists as a series of overlapping windows and screens. It begins on the street where the viewer confronts a wall of bright yellow flyers, the kind that used to be plastered all over the East Village.
Yael Kanarek's fifth solo show at bitforms gallery is opening on April 12. The show, title "Kisses Kisses" is the first time her twenty years old storyspace is presented as an immersive installation. More soon.
The Time Room: Three videoclock, Explosion 1960, Jungle, and Swing will be on view May 23-July 20 on Governors Island as part of the New York Electronic Art Festival. The Time Room is presented by Harvestworks. Look for building 5A at Nolan Park.
Rainbow, Toward a New Balance, Made in the USA, 2013, is on view at the residence of Daniel W. Yohannes, the ambassador of the U.S. mission to the OECD, in Paris. The catalog, which arrived this morning, includes an introduction by the curator, Camille Benton.
"Her immersive project has delightful retro-futuristic touches; characters rediscover 'the legendary Silicon Canyon' and muse about the fate of floppy disks. Updated over decades, World of Awe is an extremely dense work with layered links, pages upon pages of text, and fully tracked soundscapes."
The Early Disruptors: 7 Masterpieces of '90s Net Art Everyone Should Know About, —Dylan Kerr, Artspace, March 27, 2015
"Yael Kanarek's Untitled paintings (from the Love Letters From the World of Awe series) use acrylic, candy sprinkles and papier-mache to question the power of art as a signifier of the sublime. The texts from this series are letters from an alienated traveler searching through an artificial landscape for the experience of awe.
"Kanarek's cartoon bombs, paper snow flakes, demonic Dr. Seuss characters, and birds flying in a smiley face formation pull every cheap trick in the sublime, romantic, painted, landscape book, all to no avail. Such desperation emphasizes the limitations of art, contrasted with the sincere desire to transcend those limitations."
The final exhibition in the Momentum series will be at the Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in Douglass Library.Read More
An inspiring gala dinner at the World Technology Network Summit & Awards in the company of great inventors from the many fields of technological developments. On my right sat the lobbyist for Elon Musk's Tesla Motors and SpaceX. On my left, a NYC friend of MBA Polymers in the UK, who develop and manufacture sustainable plastics.