Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cosmo Baker at the PMA

Friday, February 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM


Enjoy a night dedicated to Philadelphia music with celebrated DJ Cosmo Baker, who blends hip-hop, disco, rock, funk, and reggae while staying true to his Philadelphia roots. Now based in Brooklyn, he helped found The Rub, an internationally known DJ/remix collective.

Free after admission to the museum.



NO ONE SHOULD MISS THIS!
Yes. Yes, it was like this.

















At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there is free admission for local art students. People do not necessarily need IDs, they just need some piece of paper that says they go any one of the local schools. This includes Fleisher, which I don't believe issues IDs, but I could be wrong about that.

El Hatch



Photo by Thomas Devaney

Sunday, January 29, 2012




I love Steve Earle and encourage everyone everywhere to buy all of his CD and books.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Dear Friends,

I think this Steve Earle event is golng to be amazing. I can't wait to hear what he's going to say.



Steve Earle in conversation with Zoe Strauss

Saturday, January 28, 2012

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Free tickets required after Museum admission

First come, first seats.


And plan to be at the museum on this date too…

Philadelphia Dance Party with DJ Cosmo Baker (AKA MY BROTHER!)

Friday, February 3, 2012

5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Free after admission


Hope to see you all tomorrow.

With Love,
ZS



Events!
Scroll down for all of them


Upcoming 10 Years Events
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/745.html?page=5&events=1

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/745.html?page=5&events=1

Billboard Project

http://zoestraussbillboardproject.com/

Photos from Megawords Photo Booth at the Opening of 10 Years
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http://zoestrauss.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/zoestrauss
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/745.html?page=1


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Monday, January 23, 2012
























For King Britt and Tony Thomas

Saturday, January 21, 2012

we love zoe

Friends on I Love You.
I Love You Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden.

Billboard Project Contest

Friday, January 20, 2012

Office Hours are a total success.

Office hours included a variety of visitors: artists, communists, activists, lesbians, students and the final visitor was Max, my neighbor and produce guy at the Acme. I was thrilled that Max came and we talked about a lot of stuff. I was thrilled to hear that he was excited about La Corona, which is right across from his work place. And he brought a tape recorder because he had recorded a dream about me, which included me wearing a brown corduroy pants suit with a matching hat.



Timothy popped in to his office to ask for a raise, which I don't believe I'm authorized to give. But maybe I am... I'll ask around.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today I'm taking Allan to the airport, and I have been remiss in giving a shout out to Sally Stein and Allan Sekula who I love very, very much. I'm so grateful that they came for the opening and the panel discussion. Thanks to Sally for writing an incredible essay included in Ten Years, "How Do We Look: Counter-Intuitive Prompts and Probes in Zoe Strauss's Resurgent Social Documentary Photography." It was an incredible honor to have her write an essay for the catalog.


Here's two other great places to read Sally's writing:

John Gutmann
The Photographer at Work
By Sally Stein



Montage and Modern Life: 1919-1942
Which includes a knock out of an essay by Ms. Stein.

Thanks to Allan for screening The Forgotten Space in Philadelphia.

I love you guys.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Forgotten Space with an introduction by Allan Sekula
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Free
Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Follow the exchange of container cargo and the workers who facilitate its journey around the world through The Forgotten Space, a film by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch. Sekula will introduce the film and discuss his ongoing exploration of the sea as an essential, but all too often invisible, site of labor and global exchange.

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, the Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, International House, and the Slought Foundation.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I am very tired and still reeling from Saturday.

Saturday- Dance party.
Sunday- Panel Discussion
Monday- Office Hours
Today- a little Recoup, then Allan's talk.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Two Superb Allan Sekula Events

The Demonstrators Also Waited: Allan Sekula in Conversation with Kaja Silverman

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

Free

Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.


The title of this event comes from a short essay written by Kaja Silverman about Allan Sekula's Waiting For Tear Gas, a slide show consisting of 81 images taken in Seattle during protests against the World Trade Organization in the autumn of 1999. In Waiting For Tear Gas, Sekula records "the lulls, the waiting, and the margins of the events." Photographing without a flash, telephoto zoom lens, or auto-focus, he refuses the pressure "to grab at all costs the one defining image of dramatic violence." Instead he presents us with a sequence that evokes the slow time of conflict in the street where the orchestration of police operations opens onto moments of uncertainty. These are scenes where everyone's role is pre-determined, but no one is quite sure how things will actually proceed. The conversation between Sekula and Kaja Silverman will be an occasion to ask how a work like Waiting For Tear Gas appears now in the light of the politics of occupation that have taken hold in our own moment, as well as a time to consider the shifting relationship between photography and temporality in Sekula's larger body of work on the operations of global capitalism.


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The Forgotten Space with an introduction by Allan Sekula


Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Free


Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Follow the exchange of container cargo and the workers who facilitate its journey around the world through The Forgotten Space, a film by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch. Sekula will introduce the film and discuss his ongoing exploration of the sea as an essential, but all too often invisible, site of labor and global exchange.

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, the Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, International House, and the Slought Foundation.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Philadelphia Museum of Art is OPEN today... FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spider Martin


"Billboard along the march suggesting that King attended a communist training school" by Spider Martin

Sunday, January 15, 2012



Conversation: Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein

Conversation: Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Free tickets required


Photographers Zoe Strauss and Allan Sekula; Peter Barberie, The Museum’s Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center; and exhibition-catalogue contributing author Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, Art History and Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, discuss Strauss’s photography and the ten-year project she held under Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia. The conversation will address the political and social concerns behind Strauss’s practice and how she garnered a mid-career retrospective at the Museum only twelve years after picking up a camera.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tonight.

Dear Friends,

Tonight is my opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is sold out, which is a great honor.

I hope to see many of you tonight, but no worries if you aren't able to attend. There are events planned for the next 4 months that I hope will spectacular and thrilling.

Here's one of those events:

Philadelphia Dance Party with DJs King Britt and Jerry Blavat
Friday, January 20, 2012
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission


Here's another one of those events:

Steve Earle in conversation with Zoe Strauss
Saturday, January 28, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Here's another one of those events:

Philadelphia Dance Party with DJ Cosmo Baker (AKA MY BROTHER!)
Friday, February 3, 2012
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission

Here's another one of those events... And it's TOMORROW!

Conversation: Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein
Sunday, January 15, 2012
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free tickets required

I'll be having office hours all through the duration of the exhibition and I'd love for some of you guys to stop by... You can schedule an appointment online or in the Megawords spot.

I am filled with joy, anxiety, excitement and a sense of total disbelief. With deep gratitude, I thank everyone one of you.

With Love,
Zoe



http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/745.html
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/745.html?page=5&events=1
http://zoestraussbillboardproject.com/
http://zoestrauss.blogspot.com/





Billboard 8



Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Conversation: Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein


Conversation: Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein
Sunday, January 15, 2012
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Free tickets required

Photographers Zoe Strauss and Allan Sekula; Peter Barberie, The Museum’s Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center; and exhibition-catalogue contributing author Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, Art History and Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, discuss Strauss’s photography and the ten-year project she held under Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia. The conversation will address the political and social concerns behind Strauss’s practice and how she garnered a mid-career retrospective at the Museum only twelve years after picking up a camera.

Saturday, January 07, 2012




Me and Antoinette.
January 7th, 2012


Antoinette going up.


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Finishing installation and slideshows tomorrow.
Finishing loose ends Tuesday.
Billboard Project Launches January 12, 2012.
Dance Party is sold out.
Office Hours start on MLK Day.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I can't thank Sam Gainsburg enough for the work she's done for this exhibition. And the work she's done for me personally. Thank you, Sam Gainsburg. Thank you.

For Lynn Bloom




For Curator



Tuesday, January 03, 2012

BILLBOARD PROJECT LAUNCHING JANUARY 12, 2012



Oh, Rick Santorum, you are a racist and an idiot.
A shout out to all my East Oak Lane, West Oak Lane, Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill friends!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Thank You.

I'll see you guys at the show.

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Sunday, January 01, 2012