Baseera Khan’s Noted in 2010

The most notable word for 2010 is leak.

Aside from that, here is my list:

1. Experimental Film: Phil Solomon’ s American Falls, 55 min., commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. which screened this year at the Views from the Avant-Garde.

2. Residency Initiatives: Creative Time’s Global Residency program allows six artists to travel and research projects through the course of 2010.

3. Album: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti, Before Today.

4. Artist: Ai Weiwei, Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals installed at Sao Paulo’s Biennale and coming to NYC soon.

5. Museum Exhibition: Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance.

6. TV Show: Friday Night Lights, Season Five

by Keith Phipps October 27, 2010

7. Blog: Pablo Helguera created five issues of the The Estheticist a free ongoing service of art consultation around practical, philosophical, and ethical subjects.

8. Not for Profit Organization: Exit Art, Alternative Histories.

9. Independent Film: Bahman Ghobadi, No One Knows About Persian Cats, 106 min., released in the U.S. April 16, 2010.


10. Opera: The Nose by Dmitri Shostakovich which is based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol, Directed and co-designed by William Kentridge.

Sara Krulwich, New York Times

Sara Krulwich, New York Times

Baseera Khan is an artist and curator and 2010 Art21 guest blog alum.