Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Record: Contemporary Art And Vinyl

Off topic but well worth seeing if you're in Miami this week. The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, is an art exhibit organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.  It explores the culture of vinyl in art history through sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, audio, and video.  Next week it'll be on the way to Seattle so do not delay.  More here and here.

The exhibit is focused on modern history so those excruciating audio collage projects by John cage in the late 1930s are not included whew. Instead the show starts with a classic 1970s Volkswagen Minibus traveling around Miami with live DJ sets and exhibit information. The full exhibition features 99 works by 41 artists including a a hybrid violin and record player by Laurie Anderson, David Byrne's original life-sized Polaroid photomontage used for the cover of the 1978 Talking Heads album More Songs About Buildings and Food, and works by William Cordova, Robin Rhode, and Dario Robleto.