hal foster with ben davis 



Key players: Junghyun ‘JP’ Park, Ellia Park
Target open: April

Modern Korean banchan-inspired restaurant Atoboy quickly became a hit when it opened in 2016, run by chef JP Park, an alum of Michelin-starred Jungsik, and partner Ellia Park. For their sophomore restaurant, the duo will be going even more upscale with a Japanese tasting menu-style restaurant and cocktail bar at Atomix in Kips Bay. The kaiseki menu, though inspired by the hyper-seasonal dinners common in Japan, will still focus on Korean fare — in hopes of expanding New Yorkers’ idea of what food from the country can look like. 104 East 30th St., between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, Kips Bay

Bree/Jim your New Odeon....wine buying team is of 360 Van Brunt Red Hook fame!!


Key players: Lee Hanson, Riad Nasr
Target open: February  ((Not on target))

As opening chefs of Balthazar and Minetta Tavern, duo Lee Hanson and Riad Niasr helped make the quintessentially New York Keith McNally restaurants what they are today. Now, they’re embarking on their first solo project with Frenchette, a 100-seat Tribeca restaurant that’s an updated version of a French brasserie. It will be open all day, with a basement aging room, a rotisserie, and a Japanese charcoal grill. And though the word “French brasserie” sounds like old territory for the chefs, they insist that it will be more modern — with fewer white subway tiles.


Key players: Noriki Takahashi and his sons Kazuhisa and Takuya
Target open: March

Japanese restaurants have been expanding to New York like crazy, but Zauo might just be the most unique one. The family-owned restaurant, which has 13 outposts in Japan, allows diners to fish for dinner inside the restaurant from a tank filled with ten different kids of fish — an added element that takes the trend of theatrics in restaurants to a level that will surely attract crowds. But the Takahashi family doesn’t want people to think of the new Chelsea location as a gimmick or just entertainment — it’s about understanding where food comes from and thanking the fish for giving its life. Fish, after it’s captured, can be fried, grilled, or served as sushi. 152 West 24th St., between 7th and 6th avenues, Chelsea


Stout's doubt (pdf) via don voisine fb

My (Kenneth Goldsmith) new work, "One Square Kilometer (for Walter de Maria)" is a black square on the web that literally measures one square kilometer in real space: http://www.aarea.co/

I've been following Syria very closely for a long time now. It is always dangerous, but at the moment is seems particularly dangerous. Mainstream media reporting is all one voice against Assad, and Putin, and Iran, and Hezbollah. Here are some sources from the other side if you are interested and these aren't already on your radar. Are they "Russian trolls" spreading "fake news" or is there another side to the story where the U.S. isn't so "exceptional"?

Al-Masdar News 

Moon of Alabama 
SST (scroll down below the stuff about his books for the blog...)
The Saker

Twitter feeds:
Elijah J. Magnier
Joshua Landis
War in Syria


And here's a longer Elijah Magnier piece on the danger of the current extremely dangerous situation in Syria:

The superpowers are on the verge of the abyss, so the danger of falling into a war of cosmic proposition is no longer confined to the imagination or merely a sensational part of unrealistic calculations.



Watergate Scandal Hearings - Barbara Jordan TX Representing 7/25/74 - via mark magee

can anyone figure this out?

The Aviary Chicago

sad end for Grave's Portland building. I thought they figured out a way to save it. was it sold to be mooved?

Victor Moscoso

Toasted with Everything
MARCH 22 - APRIL 22, 2018
Toasted with Everything will be Steve DiBenedetto's third solo exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery and for this occasion he has summoned a collection of vibrant mutants on canvas. Guided by a genuine belief in some alchemical ethos that paint can and should catalyze true transmutation, DiBenedetto paints with unique confidence. Through what he describes as "procedural painting", a form of generative art, these compositions are arrived at through deep disassociation, or "letting the paint decide". This state combined with DiBenedetto's practiced and battle-tested hand, allow for new and undiscovered forms to slink out of the primordial ooze of oil and pigment. 


Over the course of DiBenedetto's career he's established and tooled an iconic lexicon. Helicopters, Ferris wheels and octopuses played in prominent roles in his canon. In this newest group of paintings DiBenedetto has delved deeper into the etymology, forgoing his standard language for prehistoric guttural expression. Viewing these paintings is to engage in a free-associative translation where many words are conjured but none are pronounced. Eyeball! Vegetable! Spaceship! A Mayan monument constructed of trash bags full of spaghetti! These elusive pre-linguistic forms mesmerize and engage the viewer. Each painting has a monolithically sculptural quality and while the imagery meanders, everything is concretely held together as morphological figuration by seemingly cubist sub-structures. 


But long time fans can rest assured, it's still Steve being Steve. As always he's engaged in strenuous combat with the canvas. Every imaginable application of paint both reductive and additive is thrown at it, testing the limitations and elasticity of the material. Paintings here range from small to colossal in scale, but each is tackled with the same unwavering veracity. The collapse of counter culture's utopian promise remains at the forefront and while psychedelia still reverberates, the paranoid, post-hippy citations have assertively made way for the flame-flicked visions of a shaman's campfire. 


Steve DiBenedetto (b. 1958) has exhibited extensively including recent solo outings at Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles, CA), the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT) and Half Gallery (New York, NY). He has been included in museum exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Neuen Museum (Nurnberg, Germany), Kunstveren Museum Schloss Morsbroich (Leverkusen, Germany), Museum of Contemporary Art (Geneva, Switzerland) and others. His work is included in public collections such as Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), and Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY). DiBenedetto lives and works in New York. 


Derek Eller Gallery is located at 300 Broome Street between Eldridge Street and Forsyth Street. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 11am to 6pm and Tuesday by appointment. For further information please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411or visit www.derekeller.com

what are they feeding kids today?

eat'n Texan

Despite Hegel’s candidly admitted preference for the concrete over the abstract, abstraction is not of mere secondary importance in his philosophy: on the one hand, ‘real concreteness’ includes abstraction as one of its necessary components; on the other hand, as we shall see, abstraction, so to speak, becomes concrete in modern society. Moreover, that a stubborn and acute upholder of the concept should express such a manifest inclination for concreteness may appear somewhat surprising. In a short essay that speculates on Hegel’s famous reproach to Kant for having displayed in his antinomies too much ‘tenderness for the things of the world’, 13 Remo Bodei provocatively raises the question of why the ‘starry heavens’ and the ‘moral law’ – so important to the philosopher of Königsberg – do not seem to interest Hegel, or perhaps even disappoint him. 14 Bodei convincingly interprets Hegel’s lack of interest as the propensity to concentrate the efforts of reason on the sublunary world and its terrestrial matters, with respect to which the sky and the interiority of the moral commandment represent merely two lines of flight. To this extent, Hegel’s critique of abstraction can be considered as one of the primary means by which he seeks to channel philosophical reason into the world. 15


Radical Philosophy RP 001 - RP 201 (1972 - 2108)

old heaven hill 6yo bib $12 

Tompkins Square Red-tailed triangle.

deer semen

1090 Page: The House Where the Haight Began

doing a hs facebook deep dive may be hazardous to your health. everyone is the age my parents were when i graduated college. how is it im still 39?