Modernity, Jean-Michel Rabaté tells us, may be nothing but its own ghost. Mexico City and New York-based Miguel Angel Rios' work spans two centuries and responds and interrogates, as inflection and affliction, to the ghosts of the "pre- post-trans-anti-hyper-neo."
Inside the 87,000 sq ft space more than 90 galleries represent 14 countries. Alongside the gallery booths are 18 large-scale installations curated by Sydney-based The Curators' Department and a moving image program curated by the Australian Center for the Moving Image.
Known affectionately as "the Rembrandt of the video age", artist Bill Viola has more than made his name over the course of his vibrant career. Beginning in the 1970s, Viola attached himself to the video camera whilst it was still in its clunky, analogue phases.
This past week, I taught a video performance workshop at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center entitled Minute Experiments. Each student created two one minute films exploring Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey.
The music videos are a combination of original compositions from the yet to be produced feature film, Art Jobs and Lullabies as well as remixes, covers and sampling of music made famous by other artists.
"I don't know if I can say our goal is to have built projects. If that is our goal then we've failed. But I think what unbuildable stuff leads to is a possible re-examination, not so much of the past, but of what's to come."
In a neighborhood that's one-part gentrified, another part New York, Kaminski acknowledges his surroundings with a familiarity one would have with home -- an impressive adjustment for a recent transplant from upstate.