Postings from now until June will be intermittent as Leg of Lamb prepares for the 2012 Next Wave Festival. If you’re in Melbourne come along – lots of excellent stuff to see, some of it free. See you on the flip side…
Ryan Trecartin and adjunct New Museum curator Lauren Cornell are curating the New Museum’s third Generational Triennial, which focuses exclusively on the work of emerging artists from around the world. Cornell was part of the curatorial team for the first triennial, ‘Younger Than Jesus’, that included an installation by Trecartin, and the 2015 event will be the artist’s first project as curator.
Above: excerpt from Ryan Trecartin’s Re’Search Wait’S, which featured in the first Generational Triennial in 2009
Today is Willem de Kooning’s birthday (if the old boy was still around he’d be 105). To mark the occasion here’s some footage of the artist talking about his controversial ‘women’ paintings, and more particularly his obsession with mouths.
Self-proclaimed ‘Modern Alice in Wonderland’ Yayoi Kusama has illustrated a new version of the Lewis Carroll classic for Penguin (above). She follows in the footsteps of Salvador Dali, who in 1969 created a series of heliogravures to accompany the story. You can buy Kusama’s version online here.