Thursday, February 22, 2007


IVIN BALLEN in the news again. Check him out at PULSE if you are going!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you're having such terrible dreams, and i don't mean to make them worse, really, but Ivan's work isn't noteworthy. It's pretty and pleasant, in all the banal ways it's supposed to be to find an audience, but that's about it. I have to wonder if it's because you "own a piece" that you post him.

His work is deficient in all the ways decorative art forms are deficient.

Good luck at the fairs.

We cannot be rendered speechless by this, this jangling of keys in front of a proverbial baby. Or is the baby real?

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vis-a-vis one of the shrinking cities - not!

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.- To coincide with Liverpool’s 2007 Year of Heritage, which marks the city’s 800th anniversary celebrations, and one year before it becomes cultural capital of europe, Tate Liverpool is proud to present a special exhibition that investigates how the city has inspired and influenced a diverse range of nationally and internationally renowned artists since the 1940s. This timely exhibition will explore how artists have helped create an external view of Liverpool, both revealing, as well as challenging, myths of its creative scene in the post-War years.

This exhibition presents Liverpool as a world city with an undying capacity to inspire imaginations. Alongside the rise of Liverpool as a centre of the 1960s global pop revolution, it will reveal how the city has inspired documentary photography and politically motivated art, and played host to avant-garde artists and art movements from Pop art to Conceptual art. By presenting an interplay of external perceptions and creative influences it will examine Liverpool’s relationship to national and international avant-garde tendencies, revealing the city to be both the inspiration and site for radical and unexpected artistic activity.

Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde will feature some of the most important artists of the post-War era, including Keith Arnatt, Stewart Bale, John Baum, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Boyle Family, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurice Cockrill, Jeremy Deller, Rineke Dijkstra. By presenting many previously unseen works, this ambitious exhibition will re-vision the city of Liverpool as a work of art in itself.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think being written about on some blog counts as being "in the news". Does it?

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting theory "lsughing" about the repeat Ballen postings and Ann owning a piece. Anyone know how he got a gallery in NY so soon after graduating? His resume online shows only 5 shows then wham he's in Pulse. Who does Ivin know? Was it the siz degrees of Hilberry connection?

1:09 PM  
Blogger art blogs are fun said...

I don't understand the fuss in loving an artist's work and mentioning you have a piece? I own a lot of other detroit artists' works (many detroit artists are more supportive of other artists here than collectors!)....I get happy for the artists when I see good things happening for them and like to mention shows they are in. It is sometimes hard to break out of this city! A while back I mentioned another cranbrook artist jacob feige, when he got picked up by lombard-fried in ny....I was excited for him too. The sad fact is that you have to either go to cranbrook or leave to get any recognition....or stay long enough that you become like a detroit legend.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep Isughing (is that a typo?) must be getting this personal blog mixed-up with something that is supposed to be fair like a newspaper.

"I have to wonder if it's because you "own a piece" that you post him"

Duh. That's exactly why she posted it.

3:40 PM  

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