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Apr 15, 2014 / 168 notes

fuckyeahhleonardo:

Watching this on repeat

I think I might cry and I am not sure why.

nprmusic:

Monday.
Apr 14, 2014 / 422,885 notes

nprmusic:

Monday.

nitratediva:

From Clive Brook’s On Approval (1944).
Apr 12, 2014 / 181 notes

nitratediva:

From Clive Brook’s On Approval (1944).

Apr 10, 2014 / 1,349 notes
celebrity trifecta:
photographers, fans, guards.
Apr 9, 2014 / 244 notes

celebrity trifecta:

photographers, fans, guards.

Apr 8, 2014 / 5 notes

fowlerartsbrooklyn:

Chris Tyler performs at last weekend’s Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? opening reception. This was so much fun. Thank you, Chris Tyler. xx

(via 67westbrooklyn)

New work currently up at "Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?" at Fowler Project Space in Brooklyn, NY.  One more week to see it.
"taylorswift: We ended up seeing Syndey by boat last night. Thanks @paulsidoti for taking pictures!", oil on canvas, 48 x 48. Elizabeth Grammaticas, 2014.
Apr 6, 2014 / 1 note

New work currently up at "Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?" at Fowler Project Space in Brooklyn, NY.  One more week to see it.

"taylorswift: We ended up seeing Syndey by boat last night. Thanks @paulsidoti for taking pictures!", oil on canvas, 48 x 48. Elizabeth Grammaticas, 2014.

future studio.

(still from the fantastic new Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth)
Apr 6, 2014 / 7 notes

future studio.

(still from the fantastic new Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth)

So info on this upcoming exhibition has been circulating the Taylor fan tumblrs and twitters with an air of confusion.    The one clarification I would like to make is this is not a show to make fun of Taylor, but examining Taylor personally, and her cultural impact more broadly.
As curator, I refused to allow anything sexist or petty into this exhibition. There’s no mention of her exes at all even :)
I will also be doing an interview for SwiftCast podcast later this week.


neverbeenanywhere-cold-as-you:

bfftoplanetearth:

analyzingtaylor:

WHO’S TAYLOR SWIFT ANYWAY? Group Exhibition of SIX Artists Curated By ELIZABETH GRAMMATICAS Fowler Project Space, NYC OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Mar. 28, 2014, from 7-9pm
EXHIBITION DATES: March 28 - April 13, 2014
If sentimentality kills, then Taylor Swift is our deadliest assassin. — Chris Tyler
Fowler Project Space is pleased to present Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?, a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Grammaticas. This exhibit seeks to explore our relationship to celebrity through embodiments of the pop-fictional character, Taylor Swift. NY Magazine recently named Swift the world’s biggest pop star with her 7 Grammy awards, record breaking music sales, numerous advertising endorsements, and branded products. How has this inescapable singer transformed our cultural landscape, and how might our relatively recent 24/7 obsession with all things celebrity affect how we relate to each other in “the real world”?
 Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? combines painting, video, installation, and performance by 6 talented artists: Elizabeth Grammaticas, Lauren Kaelin, Elisa Kresigner, Torie Leigh, Jennifer McDermott, and Chris Tyler. Each artist grapples in their own way with our relationship to pop culture whether it be by inhabiting the character of Taylor Swift in performance, by commenting on, creating, and disseminating memes, or by testing the boundaries of Copyright Laws and how they relate to artistic expression.
Please join us for the opening reception of Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? on Friday, March 28th from 7-9pm. The opening will include live performances throughout the evening. The exhibition will be on view from Mar. 28th to Apr. 13th, 2014. Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? can also be viewed during our open gallery hours on Sat. from 12-5pm and by making an appointment.
Elizabeth Grammaticas’s work is on ongoing investigation of the intense relationships we form with celebrity and other fictional and semi-fictional people we encounter through the media. Whether it’s studying Taylor Swift’s instagram feed, or using Taylor tools to process trauma through performance, Grammaticas explores pop culture’s effect on our psyches. She is also responsible for the uncomfortable GIF explosion of awkwardtaylorswiftdancing.com
Lauren Kaelin taps into meme culture with her project Benjameme.net: The Work of Art in the Age of the Internet. Kaelin’s project has been inspired by the German theorist, Walter Benjamin, who argued that artwork loses its “aura” or true value when it is reproduced. By definition, a successful meme is reproducible, shareable, and recognizable. Benjamemes create an aura where none previously existed and allow previously used images to take on a life and meaning of their own.
Elisa Kreisinger, digitally known as Pop Culture Pirate, is a Brooklyn-based video artist remixing pop culture. Her piece Picasso Baby/I’m Feeling 22 brings Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, and Pace Gallery into a seemingly impossible, but surprisingly perfect, union while simultaneously examining copyright laws. Elisa’s 2012 US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions, decriminalizing DVD ripping for artistic statements, to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. She is a contributor to the forthcoming The Book of Jezebel and The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies and to On! The Future of Now. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Public Knowledge and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center.
Torie Leigh received his BFA from RISD and is a Boston-based illustrator. His work has graced the cover of The Weekly Dig, as well as album covers for The Ocular Audio Experiment and Rocco Katastrophe. He has liked Taylor Swift for a really long time and uses his work to explore her continuous theme of metamorphosis.
Jennifer McDermott weaves together snapshots of individual narratives both mundane and compelling. Fusing the found object, the store bought, and the hand crafted, McDermott molds a fabricated reality as she sees it by creating compelling tableaux and tabletop installations. Recent publications include #BecomingBeyonce and other Daddy Issues and #Selfies.
Chris Tyler is a performance maker intrigued by the intersections of mass culture, queer theory, and the technological complexities of contemporary identity. In other words, he really likes Taylor Swift, pornography, and screaming into the Internet. His work has recently been part of Prelude 2013 as well as Under the Radar 2014 at the Public Theater. “If sentimentality kills, then Taylor Swift is our deadliest assassin.”


Goodness gracious, you know you’ve made it when someone designs an entire art exhibition around you. Wowza.

Is this a good thing? I know it says that two of the artists like Taylor, I just hope this exhibit isn’t to make fun of her or to minimize her accomplishments because of her celebrity status.
Mar 19, 2014 / 157 notes

So info on this upcoming exhibition has been circulating the Taylor fan tumblrs and twitters with an air of confusion.    The one clarification I would like to make is this is not a show to make fun of Taylor, but examining Taylor personally, and her cultural impact more broadly.

As curator, I refused to allow anything sexist or petty into this exhibition. There’s no mention of her exes at all even :)

I will also be doing an interview for SwiftCast podcast later this week.

neverbeenanywhere-cold-as-you:

bfftoplanetearth:

analyzingtaylor:

WHO’S TAYLOR SWIFT ANYWAY? Group Exhibition of SIX Artists Curated By ELIZABETH GRAMMATICAS Fowler Project Space, NYC OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Mar. 28, 2014, from 7-9pm

EXHIBITION DATES: March 28 - April 13, 2014

If sentimentality kills, then Taylor Swift is our deadliest assassin. — Chris Tyler

Fowler Project Space is pleased to present Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?, a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Grammaticas. This exhibit seeks to explore our relationship to celebrity through embodiments of the pop-fictional character, Taylor Swift. NY Magazine recently named Swift the world’s biggest pop star with her 7 Grammy awards, record breaking music sales, numerous advertising endorsements, and branded products. How has this inescapable singer transformed our cultural landscape, and how might our relatively recent 24/7 obsession with all things celebrity affect how we relate to each other in “the real world”?

Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? combines painting, video, installation, and performance by 6 talented artists: Elizabeth Grammaticas, Lauren Kaelin, Elisa Kresigner, Torie Leigh, Jennifer McDermott, and Chris Tyler. Each artist grapples in their own way with our relationship to pop culture whether it be by inhabiting the character of Taylor Swift in performance, by commenting on, creating, and disseminating memes, or by testing the boundaries of Copyright Laws and how they relate to artistic expression.

Please join us for the opening reception of Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? on Friday, March 28th from 7-9pm. The opening will include live performances throughout the evening. The exhibition will be on view from Mar. 28th to Apr. 13th, 2014. Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? can also be viewed during our open gallery hours on Sat. from 12-5pm and by making an appointment.

Elizabeth Grammaticas’s work is on ongoing investigation of the intense relationships we form with celebrity and other fictional and semi-fictional people we encounter through the media. Whether it’s studying Taylor Swift’s instagram feed, or using Taylor tools to process trauma through performance, Grammaticas explores pop culture’s effect on our psyches. She is also responsible for the uncomfortable GIF explosion of awkwardtaylorswiftdancing.com

Lauren Kaelin taps into meme culture with her project Benjameme.net: The Work of Art in the Age of the Internet. Kaelin’s project has been inspired by the German theorist, Walter Benjamin, who argued that artwork loses its “aura” or true value when it is reproduced. By definition, a successful meme is reproducible, shareable, and recognizable. Benjamemes create an aura where none previously existed and allow previously used images to take on a life and meaning of their own.

Elisa Kreisinger, digitally known as Pop Culture Pirate, is a Brooklyn-based video artist remixing pop culture. Her piece Picasso Baby/I’m Feeling 22 brings Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, and Pace Gallery into a seemingly impossible, but surprisingly perfect, union while simultaneously examining copyright laws. Elisa’s 2012 US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions, decriminalizing DVD ripping for artistic statements, to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. She is a contributor to the forthcoming The Book of Jezebel and The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies and to On! The Future of Now. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Public Knowledge and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center.

Torie Leigh received his BFA from RISD and is a Boston-based illustrator. His work has graced the cover of The Weekly Dig, as well as album covers for The Ocular Audio Experiment and Rocco Katastrophe. He has liked Taylor Swift for a really long time and uses his work to explore her continuous theme of metamorphosis.

Jennifer McDermott weaves together snapshots of individual narratives both mundane and compelling. Fusing the found object, the store bought, and the hand crafted, McDermott molds a fabricated reality as she sees it by creating compelling tableaux and tabletop installations. Recent publications include #BecomingBeyonce and other Daddy Issues and #Selfies.

Chris Tyler is a performance maker intrigued by the intersections of mass culture, queer theory, and the technological complexities of contemporary identity. In other words, he really likes Taylor Swift, pornography, and screaming into the Internet. His work has recently been part of Prelude 2013 as well as Under the Radar 2014 at the Public Theater. “If sentimentality kills, then Taylor Swift is our deadliest assassin.”

Goodness gracious, you know you’ve made it when someone designs an entire art exhibition around you. Wowza.

Is this a good thing? I know it says that two of the artists like Taylor, I just hope this exhibit isn’t to make fun of her or to minimize her accomplishments because of her celebrity status.

Mar 12, 2014 / 2,299 notes

fowlerartsbrooklyn:

OPENING RECEPTION: Fri, Mar. 28, 2014 from 7-9pm
EXHIBITION DATES: March 28 - April 13, 2014

Fowler Project Space is pleased to present Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?, a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Grammaticas. This exhibition seeks to explore our relationship to celebrity through embodiments of the pop-fictional character, Taylor Swift. New York Magazine recently named Swift the world’s biggest pop star with her 7 Grammy awards, record breaking music sales, and numerous advertising endorsements and branded products. How has this inescapable singer transformed our cultural landscape, and how might our relatively recent 24/7 obsession with all things celebrity affect how we relate to each other in “the real world”? 

Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? combines painting, video, installation, and performance by  6 talented artists: Elizabeth GrammaticasLauren KaelinElisa KresignerTorie LeighJennifer McDermott, and Chris Tyler. Each artist grapples in their own way with our relationship to pop culture whether it be by inhabiting the character of Taylor Swift in performance, by commenting on, creating, and disseminating memes, or by testing the boundaries of Copyright Laws and how they relate to artistic expression.

Please join us for the opening reception of Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? on Friday, March 28th from 7-9pm. The opening will include live performances throughout the evening. The exhibition will be on view from Mar. 28th to Apr. 13th, 2014. Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway? can also be viewed during our open gallery hours on Saturdays from 12-5pm and by making an appointment.

To learn more about the artists and the exhibition, go here: 

fowlerprojectspace.org/TaylorSwift/WhoTaylorSwift.html

Guys, this is gonna be great.  This is my exhibition love child.

(*Also Lia,  LOVE the GIF strategy <3 )