Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today Thursday July 24, 2008 Life on Mars Event

Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International, presents
THURSDAY JULY 24th"Sound and Vision"

a talk with artist BARRY MCGEE + curator DOUGLAS FOGLE
with music by JAPANTHER EXTREME ANIMALS [Paper Rad] and CENTIPEDE E'EST videos by PAPER RAD plus DJs Cutups + Edgar Um 8:30 pm

Talk: Curator Douglas Fogle teams up with Carnegie International artist Barry McGee for a conversation about his work, his influences, and how he responds to the phrase 'Life on Mars.'"From his beginnings in graffiti culture in the 1980s to his emergence as a gallery artist, McGee (known as Twist in graffiti circles) has created art that reflects an anti-authoritarian, non-institutional point of view. Using bold colors and dynamic geometric shapes, his installations have the chaotic energy of the urban experience,bringing a subversive street aesthetic into the space of the museum. For Life on Mars, McGee has transformed an ordinary hallway with his mixed-media installation."

9:30 pm Live performances in the museum's sculpture courtyard by:JAPANTHER (of Brooklyn, NY) EXTREME ANIMALS (of San Diego, CA/Pittsburgh)and CENTIPEDE E'EST (of Pittsburgh)
THIS EVENT IS FREE CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART SCULPTURE COURT Forbes Ave. in Oakland Pittsburgh, PA (rain location: The Carnegie Music Hall) (Parking in the museum lot is $5.)

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT JAPANTHER?:"Spazz gods… Japanther is a lean slam boogie machine with no time for boredom"-- Thurston Moore for Arthur Magazine"It's not like they haven't the feigned art-world legitimacy of the"experimental" tag—they once composed a live puppet opera that endedup as the basis of a video piece in last year's Whitney Biennial —but they also have a sense of humor."-- The Village Voice

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