Monthly Archives: July 2011

Destroy This Memory

On a recent trip to San Francisco I had the pleasure of visiting the SFMOMA, and was astounded by the beautiful building, the numerous, inspiring exhibitions, and the welcoming atmosphere. I was also left breathless by the seemingly endless steps up to the rooftop cafe, confirming my suspicion that San Francisco likes to make its visitors earn their coffee.

From the David Claerbout Architecture of Narrative show to the extensive Selected Histories 20th-Century art retrospective, there is no shortage of subject matter to discuss. I would like to, however, review one particular artist’s work within the Face of Our Time exhibit, a show that presented the work of five photographers observing and capturing what the world looks like to them.

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Interview with Andrea Pinheiro

Satellite Gallery has the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Pinheiro, one of the artists from our current exhibition Not Photographs and we would like to share her incredible approach to art with you.

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Circle: Peter Morin’s Museum Final Performance (Part Two)

by Sean Michael Nelson

“It’s time.” Tonight, as per the Museum Manifesto’s first declaration (“I invite you to participate in this new museum”), Peter invites everyone to participate in the practice of indigenous knowledge. His tone, much like the manifesto’s, is both light and serious. “We’re going to do something different— but it’s performance art—it’s all different.” Academics may describe indigenous knowledge as being relational, he explains, but what Peter’s grandmas say is that “You gotta have tea with me… What does that mean? Just you wait and see.”

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Circle: Peter Morin’s Museum Final Performance (Part One)

by Sean Michael Nelson

At 6:39 PM Peter Morin calls a meeting to explain the purpose of the night’s performance. “Tonight is an interesting experiment,” we’re told; “Peter Morin’s Museum’s first performance was about history. The second one was about how the Tahltan people organize stories and knowledge. Tonight’s performance will be about knowledge-in-action…”

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Not Photographs: Opening Reception

Last night, after a long week of take down and set up, we finally had the pleasure of seeing Andrea Pinheiro & Damian Moppett’s works for the opening reception of Not Photographs. We’ll be taking an in-depth look at the show next week, with a review by one of our contributors and interviews with the artists.

For now, here are some photographs from last night’s exciting opening reception.

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The Everchanging Museum

I started my internship at the Satellite Gallery just a week after Peter Morin’s Museum took up residence in the gallery space. I saw the show change, performance after performance, evolving even after the closing ceremony this past Wednesday, June 29th.

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