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#DailyArtDose Round-Up

Week of October 19

  • Past SWAP artist Libby Black:
  • Douglas Kahn:
  • Nicolas Lampert:
  • Kevin Jerome Everson:
  • Michael Perrone:
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    HAPPY NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH! Season Five of the Peabody Award-winning television series “Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century” premieres on PBS in the United States (Fall 2009).
    Week of October 19

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    From ESPNVideoChannel via Youtube
    Unrelated to talk on experimental art, yes. However, this is Cleveland, baby. We’re watching!

    Week of October 5

  • Sarah Kabot:
  • Pavel Kopřiva: &
  • Douglas Max Utter:
  • Matthew Barton:
  • Tetsuo Kogawa: &
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    Barry happy to be meet you

    Photo by Laura Barry

    Laura Barry on working with the artist-in-residence, Jiri Suruvka.

    The 12th of August was an exciting day at SPACES. On that Wednesday afternoon we welcomed our 27th artist-in-residence, Jiří Surůvka. Suruvka, performance artist extraordinaire, hails from the Czech Republic where he teaches new media at Ostrava University. But to me this day was more than just the welcoming of Jiří, it also marked the turning point in my “career” at the gallery—graduating from gallery volunteer to assistant to the manager of the SPACES World Artist Program! Don’t let that fancy title confuse you; my job can basically be summed up in two words: Jiří’s assistant. That’s right, I had the awesome job of hanging out with the visiting artist and taking him shopping.

    On a typical day, Jiří and I could be found tooling around town in my Toyota Camry, shopping for the best deals on photo frames, 2×4’s, heat guns and the like (or unlike, as the case may be). Along the way, I also got the chance to learn all about the Czech Republic and see Cleveland, for the first time, though the eyes of a tourist.

    During one of the first days I spent with Jiří, we stopped at a grocery store so he could buy cigarettes. Anyone in America can tell you that we keep cigarettes under pretty heavy security in this country. It was no surprise to me when the cashier had to go to the back room to get the master key for the heavy-duty lock and chains on the doors of the cigarette case. To Jiří, this set of actions was absurd! “They barricade cigarettes like they are guns,” he remarked and started laughing. This was just one of the many times Jiří forced me to see America with fresh eyes. After all, routine events seem new and exotic when you’re with someone who has never seen them before.

    It’s been an eye-opening four weeks traveling around and getting to know our current SWAP artist and I look forward to meeting the next one. I’ll keep you posted!. If you missed the opening, don’t forget to stop in and see Jiří’s work on display at SPACES until October 23rd.

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    DOUBLE #DailyArtDose Round-Up

    Opening Reception, Artist's Talk
    Donner gives a lecture on Pregnancy Test (installation detail), at SPACES, 2008, latex, paint, ink, and paper, 96″ x 120″; Photo courtesy of Jerry Mann Photography

    Week of September 14

  • David Maisel:
  • Case Simmons & Andrew Burke:
  • DJ Sniff:
  • Bigert and Bergström:
  • Michael Iskowitz:
  • Week of September 21

  • Lucas Murgida:
  • Fionna Banner:
  • Former SWAP artist, Christa Donner:
  • WochenKlausur:
  • Randall Szott:
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