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Dec 31, 2014

You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About #mtaa at EMPAC 2010

posted at 20:04 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About #mtaa at EMPAC 2010 from mriver on Vimeo.

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Nov 23, 2014

Leonardo Di Casio

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For the one or two people interested in how the training is going for my new career as a male watch model, here is a tumblr site - Leonardo Di Casio. Enjoy. permanent link to this post

Aug 13, 2014

More SNAD.

posted at 02:36 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

The Simple Net Art Diagram seems to be getting around these days….

SNAD in Domenico Quaranta essay for Art and the Internet (pic thanks to Owen Mundy)

Also, Paddy Johnson writes about it over on Artnet - A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part One and I found that Hanne Mugaas put it in Frieze Issue 159 Frieze Issue 159 back in November 2013

Very cool. Thanks all. permanent link to this post

Jul 16, 2014

MTAA may or may not be in summer net art exhibition 2014

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We’re still not sure if MTAA is or is not in the exhibition Painters and Poets in Ljubljana, Slovenia curated by Vuk Ćosić & Alenka Gregorič but we do know that Vuk sent us a picture of one of the best SNAD “Physical Outputs” ever. Show runs to August 31, 2014 permanent link to this post

Jul 15, 2014


posted at 01:55 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

South first

Solvent transfer drawing for South First’s Group Material Unrealized Proposals show. List of 10 things I know about Austria and image from my hotel room in Leondig from 2007


10 vague things I learned on my only trip to Austria in the Fall of 2005 and then remembered nine years later on the occasion of SOUTHFIRST Gallery’s re-activation of the unrealized curatorial proposal North/South of Bounds, reinterpreted as American/Austrian Boundaries, from the artist-run collective Group Material (1979-1996)

1. Cotton candy is called candyfloss.

2. Grown men, in general, do not wear shorts in Austria unless you count Lederhosen.

3. I was told and I agreed that Americans do not know how to say goodbye.

4. Everyone used the slang “Zuper” to describe something good as in “This beer is Zuper!”.

5. Celebrating your 38th birthday alone in a street cafe in Vienna can be perfect.

6. Vienna is the English name for Wien.

7. As the shouting match in the train station confirmed, Germans and Austrians do not necessarily get along.

8. When in doubt, talk about music.

9. Most people I knew in New York had not been to Austria, most people I met in Austria had been to New York.

10. If new drinking buddy promises at 2am to pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport at 7am sharp, you might want a backup plan.

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Jan 26, 2014

MTAA’s Sub-Sublease of Shirley’s The Only Property I Will Ever Own

posted at 15:46 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

MTAA’s Sub-Sublease of Shirley’s The Only Property I Will Ever Own - $5500 (greenpoint williamsburg brooklyn)

As part of the Real Estate exhibition at the Ventana 244 Art Space at 244 North 6th Street in Williamsburg , Brooklyn in the city of New York, MTAA has sub-subleased an exhibition space in Raphaele Shirley’s art installation tilted “The Only Property I Will Ever Own” which in turn was subleased from the artist Tamas Veszi, who is leasing the space from Peter Soriano and Philippe Richard who are somehow leasing the space from the Gallery owners from January 24—February 28, 2014 or something like. The lines are somewhat unclear at this point.

Anyways, Raphaele Shirley’s art installation tilted “The Only Property I Will Ever Own” consist of a vintage dollhouse sized barn mounted on top of Tamas Veszi installation. In the barn, Shirley has install a light installation. MTAA, as a sub tenet of Shirley, has installed two almost identical photographs in the barn. The photographs may be viewed via small black and white monitor that is connected to a surveillance camera mounted in the barn.

So, MTAA in agreement with Raphaele Shriley, would like to place for sale on craigslist a work titled MTAA’s Sub-Sublease of Shirley’s The Only Property I Will Ever Own which is comprised of the barn, the light installation, the two photographs, the monitor, the camera and assorted cables for $5,500 OBO.

MTAA is willing to deliver and install the artwork to any location in the city of New York. Delivery costs to location outside of New York City can be negotiated.

Craigslist post for the work permanent link to this post

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