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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Good Job, Whatshertits (Anne Fenton)

Posted by on Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Please do not forget, amidst all the Elles hubbub at Seattle Art Museum (worthy hubbub, but), that the Frye Art Musuem is opening an ENORMOUS new exhibition today, too.

It's entirely Seattle artists. We're talking Shabazz Palaces, Jeffry Mitchell, Perfume Genius, Wynne Greenwood, Cris Bruch, Anne Fenton, Matt Browning, Leo Saul Berk, Rebecca Brown, and more more more. It's called Moment Magnitude and it includes alllllll kinds of performances, live music-video recordings, talks, and new works being made (about Yesler Terrace, for instance), along with the fixed objects—the photographs, the videos, the sculptures, the installations, the paintings.

Fenton has two new works in the exhibition. One of them is this (below), which I documented by taking a video of the video while she was talking about the piece during the press preview. I'll just offer it up as a tantalizer, and then I'll be back in the coming days to tell you more about the other one, which involves a version of Iggy Pop's song "Success" from his 1977 album Lust for Life with Fenton singing both the lead and the backups. ("In the last ditch," he sings, "I'll think of you.")

For now, go to the museum. It's free, parking is free, always.


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Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 1
Now this sounds more like Seattle Art...after all the Picasso and Warhol "chestnuts" that SAM stuffed us with in 2010.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on October 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM · Report this
Oh Supreme Ruler, those “chestnuts” keep the lights on ... SAM is not an exclusively contemporary arts institution so it must feature historical shows as well.

The Frye does have the same mission as SAM.
Posted by olive oyl on October 13, 2012 at 12:14 PM · Report this
God, I hate that "whatshertits" title. It may be cute in conversation, but looks so ugly in print. Anyway, I suppose we're stuck with for the duration of the exhibit. Ugh!
Posted by crone on October 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
The Frye is not located in the downtown traffic mess, it has free parking, free admission, interesting shows, interesting permanent art, and it somehow keeps it's lights on. If it indeed has the same mission as SAM, it fulfills it with infinitely less hassle. There's no contest.
Posted by sarah70 on October 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM · Report this
alpha unicorn 5
"They say that death kills you, But death doesn't kill you. Boredom and indifference kill you." Iggy Pop
Posted by alpha unicorn on October 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM · Report this
Madskillz80 6
Wow, "Whatshertits?" C'mon, she deserves more respect than that. Anne is pretty awesome and I'm sure with your journalistic talent you can come up with something a little better than that.
Posted by Madskillz80 on October 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM · Report this
@6: Satire. Please see past entries in this series to see in whose (utterly awesome) company Anne is appearing.
Posted by Jen Graves on October 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this

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