What is Art in the News?

ART IN THE NEWS was a year-long exhibition of artworks designed for the newspaper medium. The project was curated by Margaret Miller, Director of USF CAM and Jade Dellinger, Independent Curator. Twelve artists were invited to design a work to appear one Sunday a month from January to December, 1999. Artist's talks were scheduled in conjunction with each project.

The ART IN THE NEWS project was accessioned into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2000.


17 – 24 january, 1999

William Wegman, an international, conceptual artist, is known for deadpan photographs of his Weimaraner dogs. He has produced films and videos for Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. Wegman lives and works in New York City.

For more information on William Wegman, visit his website.



21 – 28 february, 1999

Lucy Orta was born in Birmingham, England. She has lived in Paris since 1991 where she worked as a designer in the garment and fashion industry. In 1992 she realized Refuge Wear; multifunctional clothes that transform according to an individual's immediate needs. Her Survival Kits have bags and pockets that contain objects for various life-threatening situations. She also presents performances and designs installations of her artworks.

Lucy Orta's artwork was published in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE on Sunday, February 21, 1999. Studio Orta's videotapes Cercle de Minuit and Armee du Salut were screened daily @ 1pm and 3pm from February 22 – 27, 1999 at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

For more information on Lucy Orta, visit her website.



21 – 28 march, 1999

Matthew Barney is a New York artist and filmmaker. In his film Cremaster 5, starring Ursula Andress, he creates scenarios that explore gender blurring, biology, mythology, and eroticism. The film is a convergence of art and film, loosely structured as an opera, with a libretto by Barney performed in Hungarian.

Matthew Barney's artwork was published in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE on Sunday, March 21, 1999. Barney's film Cremaster 5 was screened at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 3pm, immediately followed by a talk on the artist by Independent Curator Jay Tobler.

For more information on Matthew Barney, visit the Cremaster website.



18 – 25 april, 1999

Leslie Lerner is an artist who blends the symbolic, the imaginary and the real in equal parts in his work. He produces sumptuously novelistic, luminously detailed paintings that are unparalleled in the contemporary art world. Ostensibly recording the journeys of the mysterious renegade The Man with the Wooden Arm, Lerner's alter ego, these "Grand Tour" travel paintings are really about interior states of mind.

In his 17th century adventures throughout Europe and the Orient The Man with the Wooden Arm discovers a contemporary reality: you can never go home again. The second best thing is to uncover the real "you" and find a true haven within yourself. Leslie Lerner is originally from San Francisco and has worked in Sarasota, Florida for 6 years. Leslie Lerner's artwork was published in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE on Sunday, April 18, 1999.

For more information on Leslie Lerner, visit this website.



16 – 23 may, 1999

The Art Guys are a Houston-based collaborative team. They have been described as "contemporary jesters" who create humorous artworks and performances that both entertain and comment upon the politics and social mores of the day. Their visual pranks and wordplays celebrate absurdity and comment on human fallibility and pretensions.

Their artwork was published in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE on Sunday, May 16, 1999. The Art Guys's made various appearances around Tampa on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, 1999.

For more information on the Art Guys, visit their website.



20 – 27 june, 1999

Allan McCollum is a New York-based artist renowned for working in media involving processes of mass production. His work examines the way in which we experience and participate in culture and explores why certain objects obtain meaning and value.

Allan McCollum's artwork was published in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE on Sunday, June 20, 1999.

For more information on Allan McCollum, visit his website.



18 – 25 july, 1999

Ed Paschke is a Chicago imagist whose irreverent paintings terrorized the "good taste" of the city's art establishment during the late 1960s and early 1970s. His work combines classical facial beauty with masks rendered in a blaze of brilliant color. He lives in Chicago, is a painting professor at Northwestern University, and exhibits throughout the world.

Ed Paschke's artwork was published in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE on Sunday, July 18, 1999. He presented an Artist's Talk at 3pm on Sunday, July 25, 1999, at the Tampa Museum of Art.

For more information on Ed Paschke, visit his website.



22 – 29 august, 1999

Andrea Zittel's work investigates the interplay of modernist esthetics, efficiency and social determinism.

Andrea Zittel's artwork appeared in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, on the back page of Baylife, Sunday, August 22, 1999. She presented an Artist's Talk at 3pm on Sunday, August 29, 1999, at the Tampa Museum of Art.

For more information on Andrea Zittel, visit her website.



19 – 26 september, 1999

Keith Edmier's artwork appeared in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, on the back page of Baylife, on Sunday, September 19, 1999. He presened an Artist's Talk at 3pm on Sunday, September 26, 1999, at the Tampa Museum of Art.

For more information on Keith Edmier, visit this website.



17 – 24 october, 1999

Lorna Simpson's artwork appeared in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, on the back page of Baylife, Sunday, October 17, 1999. She presented an Artist's Talk at 3pm on Sunday, October 24, 1999, at the Tampa Museum of Art.

For more information on Lorna Simpson, visit this website.



14 november, 1999

Mariko Mori is a Japanese artist whose work stands at the confluence between conceptual photography, fashion, pop culture and kitsch, urban life and, more recently, spirituality.

Her artwork appeared in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, on the back page of Baylife, Sunday, November 14, 1999.

For more information on Mariko Mori, visit this website.



19 december, 1999

Mark Mothersbaugh toured the world many times over fronting the industrial new wave music group Devo. He has exhibited his drawings, paintings and prints at Psychedelic Solution in New York city, La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, Cement Space in Detroit, Laforet Museum in Tokyo and most recently, the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

His artwork appeared in THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, on the back page of Baylife, Sunday, December 19, 1999. He presented an Artist's Talk at 3pm on Sunday, December 19, 1999, at the USF College of Fine Arts, Room FAH 101. Cool Devo stuff will be avaiable at the lecture, so bring your holiday fund and buy that Devo fan the gift they really want!

For more information on Mark Mothersbaugh, visit this website.


This project was organized by the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioners, The Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Museum of Art.

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