“The Record” is not the final word on records used as the subject matter or medium in art. Many of these artists have been making art with vinyl for years. We checked in with several artists to find out what they’ve done with vinyl recently.
Hundreds turned out for the Opening Event and DJ party on Wednesday night for “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.” Visitors had the chance to meet artists William Cordova, Harrison Haynes, Taiyo Kimura, Tim Lee, David McConnell, Mingering Mike, Fatimah Tuggar and Lyota Yagi.
The August issue of Wax Poetics — the record collectors’ bible — is hitting stands now. Inside is a six-page spread on the upcoming exhibition, “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” in which five artists from the show write about one of their favorite records.
The event captured the imagination of many young people all over the U.S.; it influenced those who wanted to change the extreme climate of the day the best way they knew how, through music. Other fundraisers bringing together activists and musicians would soon radically revolutionize activism around the world. Examples that followed the April 24, 1970 fundraiser at the Apollo theater; the Mayday New Haven 8 Concert, the Concert for Bangladesh and the Concert for The People of Kampuchea, Live Aid, Farm Aid, etc.
By Wendy We are all inspired by today’s special Museums section in The New York Times. Especially page 20! It’s not surprising that the photo editor chose the image above to represent our upcoming exhibition, a group show including work by 33 artists called “The Record: Contemporary Art & Vinyl,” [...]
By Wendy NEW YORK — The Armory Show is the place to find some of the best and most current contemporary art. Our little Nasher Museum contingent attended the VIP opening yesterday (“vernissage”), and while we were hungry for art, we each had a slightly different agenda. Duke alumnus Mike [...]
By Wendy Mingering Mike is a mysterious guy. He lived in an imaginary world in his bedroom in the 1970s, like a lot of teenagers. In Mingering Mike’s world, he was a famous R&B singer, producing dozens of albums. He painstakingly created those albums out of cardboard and paper, drawing [...]
By Wendy With 3 Things, every now and then we ask an artist who has worked with the Nasher Museum to tell us three things they’re listening to, working on, looking at, reading or just thinking about. William Cordova was born in Peru in 1971 and grew up in Miami. [...]
By Wendy The Nasher Museum is benefiting yet again from the generosity of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The exhibition “Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids,” on view through Feb. 21, came together because of gifts of Warhol photographs from the foundation. And we recently learned that the [...]