ATHLETICISM

The Theatrics of Games: Craig Drennen on Basketball and The Bard

The Theatrics of Games: Craig Drennen on Basketball and The Bard

Sarah Walko Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. —Samuel Beckett Out of Tune Beckett’s quote on failure, professional basketball and The Bard of Avon all mingle together inside the studio of visual artist Craig Drennen. This unusual framework and language shaped his recent exhibition ‘Poet and Awful’ at Samsøn gallery in Boston, Massachusetts (October 31st–December 24th, 2014). The work consists of paintings, sculptures and performances and is based...

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Review: Germaine Koh’s League

Review: Germaine Koh’s League

Louise Rusch Germaine Koh. League, ongoing since 2012, Participatory Project. Image courtesy the artist. League, Germaine Koh’s ongoing game-invention project, is based in Vancouver’s Elm Park field house, originally the park caretaker’s residence. Everyone enters through the front door into an area with a couch, seating cubes, chairs and tables. The mise-en-scène mixes a public studio space with an intimate home atmosphere. As a participant, my instinct is to acclimatize as I wrestle with...

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