MCA Denver invited artist Derek Beaulieu to guest blog during the duration of the exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, in which excerpts from Beaulieu's 124-painting sequence the Newspaper are featured. Beaulieu is the author of 9 books of poetry and conceptual fiction. He teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design and can be found online at: www.derekbeaulieu.wordpress.com. This is the first of four blogs for MCA Denver.
On Friday, October 11, I had a chance to hear Fiona Banner discuss her work in the Postscript exhibition. Banner (aided by several assistants) was still constructing her epic 1066 and took a moment away from the exhausting process on the eve of the exhibition opening.
During the installation of our Postscript exhibition, filmmaker Chris Bagley captured Fiona Banner and her assistants working on Banner's 1066 wall drawing via time-lapse. 1066 and the rest of Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art are up through February 3, 2013.
Our first Ouija interview, with Andy Warhol, met with moderate success (or at least coherence), so Alex and I thought we'd try to interview another dead artist: Clyfford Still. MCA Denver is headed to the Clyfford Still Museum tonight for Art Fitness Training, so it seemed like the right time.