Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Periodicals

Need a break from all the end of the semester madness?? 
Come sit back on a nice comfy couch, enjoy the view, smell the plants, and browse a periodical.

Some of the highlights...

New American Paintings

6  artists in this issue are SMFA alums!!



Sigmar Poolke's 1976 Retrospective in Dusseldorf

"This is Art": Anatomy of a Sentence, Thierry de Duve on aesthetic judgement

Henri Lefebvre- Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Speculative Realism: An Interview with Rene Block 

Review of Michael Snow's Show at Philadelphia Museum of Art 

n.paradoxa international feminist art journal

Volumee 33 Religion 

Artist's Pages Inlcude:
Oreet Ashery, Party for Freedom
Lou Cabeen, Public Display
Paula Levine, as if the laws were malleable

Articles Include:
Almagul Menlibayeva: 'Women always bring problems to religions...'
Performing Prehistory: Would you rather be a goddess or a cyborg?
The Last Supper: Marlene Dumas, Mary Beth Edelson, and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Documentary, Expanded

Featured WORDS:
Photography, Expanded-Susan Meiselas in coversation with Chris Boot
Curating Participation- Ethan Zuckerman
Watching the World- Lev Manovich

Featured PICTURES:
Thomas Dworzaki: Instagram Scrapbooks
We're Talking About Life and Culture- Wendy Ewald & Eric Gottesman
James Bridle: Dronestagram

And there are plenty more to choose about the exotic animal dispute in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC or Yoko Ono on the cover of Interview 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Book to Check Out

Image from Xu Bing, From the Ground

  Sick of words? This book is for you.  

The narrative is a completely 'readable' story depicting a day in the life of a typical urban white-collar worker. As the description on the back notes, "anyone with experience in contemporary life can read it."

But of course if you're tempted (as you should be) you can check out the accompanying text,
"The Book about Xu Bing's Book From the Ground".
This book expands on the project and Xu Bing's process from inspiration to publication. 

You can find these two books on display in the new books section of the library. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Looking for a cute and handy gift for a special someone?
or maybe you are looking for a neat bag to place other presents into...

we got the right choice for you!
Come by the Museum School Library to pick up your
 very own original canvas bag made by SMFA alum Liz Prince

They are $12 each of 2 for $20!

all proceeds benefit the SMFA library

Monday, December 9, 2013

Howse º Tallesin º Construction Gang º Via App

Excited for the weekend? Are you trying to de-stress after review boards? 



This coming Friday the 13th, the Library Sounds series is proud to present four performances of beat-oriented electronic music in an untraditional space. Come decompress from finals and review boards, the show starts at 8 so its a good way to start your evening.


Howse (RI/NY)

Tallesin (NY)

Construction Gang

Via App

Poster by Ian Glover who will be supplying some lighting for the evening. This show is free and open to the public so invite your friends!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Holidays from the SMFA Library Staff!



Happy Holidays from the SMFA Library staff!

      Joy to the world.  As the holidays dawn upon us, there are many of you who are looking for ideas concerning gift exchanges, parties, etc. The library staff has made a list of fun & fresh recommendations that allowing you to either save like a frugalista splurge like a diva all while looking super studious & intellectual for the holiday season.  

wish list (splurge)

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Adored by the literary-loving fashion elite, French designer Olympia Le-Tan's artisanal collection re-imagines classic book covers and transforms them into clutches and accessories. From the painstaking hand embroidery to the Liberty-print lining, exquisite attention is lavished on every detail.

 Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything

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Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s work has graced the walls and pages of some of the world’s finest galleries and fashion magazines, and if it is surprising that their photographs easily float between these worlds, it is by virtue of their ease in creating imagery that seeks homes in both culturally elite and mainstream outlets. For some of their photographs, such as their portrait of Björk or campaign for Givenchy, van Lamsweerde and Matadin have worked in collaboration with the art directors M/M (Paris), who have also designed this retrospective that looks back at "pretty much everything" that the photographers have been working on for over two decades and that has brought them to the forefront in the fields of both art and fashion.

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