Saturday, June 30, 2007

"Not Your Parents' MTV", Mentioned in the Village Voice, New York!

"Not Your Parents' MTV"

Although we generally ignore press releases, the Best in Show staff has decamped for a woodland retreat, and we feel it our duty to alert any loyal readers not in Venice or Kassel to a promising-sounding diversion from Gotham's swelter. Tomorrow, Postmasters opens "Music Videos From Hell," which offers Michael Paul Britto's "The Super N Word" and "I'm a Slave 4U," Abe Lincoln & Marisa Olson checking in with "Abe and Mo Sing the Blogs," Kenneth Tin Kin Hung's "Because Washington Is Hollywood for Ugly People" (which seems appropriate to our eternal primary season), and the group MTAA, running a gamut from "25 Concrete Examples Why John Cage Is Not Our Father" to "Karaoke Death Match 100." While books cannot be judged by their covers, it might be worth gambling on videos with these titles. Postmasters, 459 W 19th, 212-727-3323. Through July 28.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Slave For U - London's Victoria and Albert Museum

Somebody done went and bootlegged my shit!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Michael Paul Britto: Recent Video @ Franklin Art Works Minneapolis, June 9 - July 26.

The New York-based artist Michael Paul Britto will present a selection of three recently completed video projections in Franklin Art Works' Video Gallery. The three single channel projections to be present on continuous view are: Stoop (2006), which depicts street life from the perspective of a front stoop, using appropriated sound bytes that comment on race, relationships, violence and self esteem; Super "N" Word (2007) a critical look at the use of the notorious word as a term of endearment within street culture; and Authenticity of a Smile (2007), examining how a smile can mask a person's true disposition.

Michael Paul Britto's work in video and sculpture have been included in exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), The Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis), The Bronx Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati), and the Studio Museum in Harlem among other venues.

The exhibitions continue through July 29 and admission is always FREE. For more information, to arrange school group visits or tours, please contact Franklin Art Works staff at 612-872-7494.

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