Antenna::Signals No. 7: Paper

KASINI HOUSE EVENT Ric Kasini Kadour at Antenna::Signals at Antenna's Paper Machine in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA January 24, 2018, 6-8:30PM In celebration of the opening of Antenna’s Paper Machine print center, Signals presentations and performances examine the theme "Papers". "Papers" explores the myriad uses of paper--a medium at once literal and symbolic, malleable and [...]

Kolaj Magazine

Print Magazine and Community Organizing Project 2011 to present | www.kolajmagazine.com Kolaj Magazine is an internationally-oriented, printed, quarterly magazine about contemporary collage. We are interested in how collage is made, how collage is exhibited, and how collage is collected. We are interested in the role collage plays in contemporary visual culture. We provide quality exposure [...]

What Will Be of Us

"What Will Be of Us" is a continuation of the series, "I Keep Myself Together", in which Kadour pairs photographs with texts to evoke a response in the viewer. "I am interested in the isolation of contemporary life and the sometimes intense personal drama that plays out without anyone really knowing. When I watch people, [...]

The Veneration of Ruskin

"The Veneration of Ruskin" celebrates the 19th century art critic John Ruskin. The 200th anniversary of his birth will take place in 2019. The project draws on Kadour's interest in apotheosis, altar making, and still life paintings. The series of eleven collages cannibalize Ruskin’s drawings and Dutch flower paintings. Accompanying the collages is an altar [...]

Art in Troubled Times

ESSAY Art in Troubled Times by Ric Kasini Kadour Note: A version of this essay appears as the editorial in Vermont Art Guide #5. The start of Summer 2017 felt pretty good. An exhibition I curated for the Vermont Arts Council opened in June. I built "Connections: The Art of Coming Together" by asking artists [...]

My Junk Taste Like Flowers

In early 2012, I had been thinking about objects and particularly why objects matter and why we collect the stuff we do. Around that time, I interviewed Katharine Mulherin at her gallery on Queen West in Toronto. I learned we share an interest in collecting seemingly random objects, things that are not quite art, not [...]

Clouds :: Knowledge

An ongoing project, Clouds :: Knowledge investigates the visual imagery of sky and clouds as a symbol of knowledge and epistemology in contemporary life. BACKGROUND One day, I was sitting at a coffee shop with an artist friend and trying to remember the name of this other artist. I picked up my iPhone and started [...]

Pulse (2016)

Installation made in response to the shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. Pulse consisted of three parts: a haystack of old shirts; a framed tweet; and a sound work by Terry Fairfield consisting of various cell phone noises.