Holly Crawford
Since 2005
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Holly Crawford is cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. Her art and poetry (www.art-poetry.info) give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Her projects include: Offerings (Ars Electronica, (.net Participant); Open Adoption, The Road, Hyphens, Voice Over, Found Punctuation (video) Tate Modern 2007, My I have your autograph? (unofficial, Basel Miami Art Fair 2007), Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY 2006 (VIP project, Armory), 2007 in Melbourne (MIAF) & San Francisco (The LAB & Sesnon Gallery UCSC), Sound Art Limo, NY and Melbourne 2007, Flatland Limo, NYC 2008. Many projects are ongoing, site specific and participatory. Publications: Artistic Bedfellows, ed., 2008, Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. Some projects are created and curated through AC (Art Currents) which she created and directs, www.artcurrents.org She taught art at UCLA and SVA. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.
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Thu Aug 01, 2013 00:00 - Fri Sep 05, 2014

“Valuable as Art, but Priceless as a Tool to Launder”—Patricia Cohen, NYT May 12, 20013

NEW Project by Holly Crawford!!!

Hand washing, pressing and packaging of paper money, your paper money in our plant or in your office or home.

Bills returned fresh and clean in sealed, signed, and dated vellum envelop.

Same day service is available.

Rates are negotiable.

Customer satisfaction guaranteed & money back guarantee.

“In the course of its average 20 months in circulation, U.S. currency gets whisked into ATMs, clutched, touched and traded perhaps thousands of times at coffee shops, convenience stores and newsstands. And every touch to every bill brings specks of dirt, food, germs or even drug residue.
Research presented this weekend reinforced previous findings that 90 percent of paper money circulating in U.S. cities contains traces of cocaine.” -- http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/14/cocaine.traces.money/

• Looking for first physical location and willing to expand to multiple locations.

• Franchises considered. Excellent business for women and child labor. Service economy is the fasting growing sector of the economy.

• Operation: Clothes lines strung around the space, 500 small wooden clothes pins, money hanging from the lines, a table with small galvanized tub, small wooden ironing board, small iron (110 & 220) that maybe also be used as a hot plate for hot drinks and envelops.
Do you really want to know all the details and process?

Holly Crawford


13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Tue Jun 25, 2013 18:00 - Thu Jul 25, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, NYC, #8
Another occasional project by Holly Crawford, the director of AC Institute.

Location:ART BOX # 508, “it used to be occupied by…” on the 5th Floor.
547 W. 27th St. NYC 10001

Opening reception: June 27, 2013, 6-8pm and the first POP!

Dates: June 25-July 25, 2013

Variation 2: opening & partial pop July 11, 6-8pm

Variation 3: opening & partial pop July 18, 6-8pm

Variation 4: opening & final pop July 25, 6-8pm
Open during the Chelsea Art Walk

I have 3,500, black balloons that I will mass into temporary sculpture, a whole environment. And when it’s over, and in some places in the middle, it’s all popped and the process starts over again. In each place more than a thousand have been used.

Please drop by and inflate some balloons. Space will be open Thursdays and other afternoons. We’ll inflate and I’ll connect the balloons. Pops will be on Thursday nights!

Space will be open Thursday from 2-8 pm, except for July 4.

“ ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’ is a way of declaring that no blackbird exists and that instead there are only varieties of imaginary perspective that may bring blackbirds into being.” Harold Rosenburg, The Anxious Object

Dali once quipped, “that the least one can ask of a piece of sculpture is not to move….”

“Things fall apart. Get used to it.” Yeats

Creation and destruction, time and change, impermanence, indeterminacy, the ordinary. Latex is natural renewable material. It is the sap from a rubber tree. The balloons are made in the United States and Canada. A latex balloon will break down quickly with light and water, about the same as a banana.


Art Engaging Gangs

Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:00 - Sat Jul 27, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Curated by Holly Crawford

Participating Artists:
Erik Bergrin, Mark Dillon, Jasmine Johnson, Nadin Ospina, Joseph Rodriguez, Paula Roush, Maayke Schurer, Robert Taub, Zefrey Throwell

A group exhibition of artists who have engaged with gangs in different ways. This art is the flip side of Norman Rockwell’s middle-class American paintings of Thanksgiving gatherings or getting immunized, a shot, from the doctor to protect you from unseen danger. This is a different kind of danger: the danger of poverty, lack of work and opportunity. The work reflects and documents the violence and death that surround the lives of the gang members and the victims.


Call for Book Proposals

Fri Aug 30, 2013 17:20

New York, New York
United States of America

AC Institute

Book Proposal Guidelines for Authors

The AC Institute is accepting submissions for academic manuscripts, critical theory and innovative texts and essays or collections of essays that investigate art and its many disciplines.
• Please keep to the following guidelines for all proposal submissions.
• Please provide two sample chapters with completed proposal.
• Proposals are not to exceed 6 pages.

The AC Institute will review all proposals within a reasonable period of time and notify author of rejection or acceptance pending the fulfillment of the following guidelines and contracts.

If accepted, the AC Institute will publish the title, which will be available for purchase at Amazon.com. Some texts may also be picked up for larger distribution.

Submissions may be mailed (include a stamped and addressed return envelope) to:

AC Institute
Attn: Book Proposal
547 W. 27th St. #210
New York, NY 10001

Alternatively, please submit any electronic proposals to:
Subject: Book Proposal

About the AC Institute

Since 2009 the AC Institute has been publishing catalogs and experimental critiques and unique edited volumes. Through our imprint, AC Books, we now have select titles distributed by R.A.M publications + distribution.

The AC Institute’s mission is to advance the understanding of the arts through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, sonic, verbal and experiential disciplines.

We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

The AC Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization under the leadership of artist/critic/curator and Director, Holly Crawford, Ph.D. For more information visit www.artcurrents.org

Submitting Your Proposal
1. The Proposed Manuscript
• Working title and subtitle:
• Estimated length (word count) including references and bibliography:
• Please include a Table of Contents
• Has any material included in the manuscript been previously published? If yes, please provide details.
• Do you plan on including any image reproductions, photographs, illustrations, tables, charts, graphs, interviews*? If yes, how many?
• Is this an edited collection of works? If yes, please provide the names and affiliations of all participants?
• Estimated delivery date of completed, fully reviewed manuscript?*
• Please provide a brief summary of your manuscript’s content and themes.
• List each chapter title and include a brief description of each chapter including proposed length and number of reproductions/graphics.
*Please keep in mind that the author is responsible for obtaining any and all permissions from copyright holders and must provide publisher with copies of said permissions.
*Final submission of manuscript must be done electronically, double spaced and fully edited.

2. The Author
• Please attach a current CV listing academic/professionally related experience and any previously published titles
• Please provide three referees, names and titles, who can evaluate the need for and strength of the proposal
• Author’s Contact Info:
Job Title:
Email address:
Home/Cell Number:
Home Address:
Work Address:
Work Telephone:


Call for Submissions: Video Works

Mon Jun 10, 2013 23:59

New York, New York
United States of America

Call for Video Submissions

The AC Institute, a non-profit gallery in Chelsea, NY, is now accepting submissions for single channel Video Works for the 2013-2014 exhibition year.

Videos will be projected in their own gallery space. A five speaker stereo system is available for sound pieces. The videos will be featured for two or three week exhibition periods as solo exhibitions. Any subject or theme is welcome.
Please submit your video project to <u>submissions@artcurrents.org (links to works are preferred). Type “Video Art Call” in the subject line and include a proposal and CV. No hard-copy submissions.

If accepted, please be prepared to send a DVD (only NTSC accepted) or a digital copy (NTSC or PAL) of the video through an online file share with any credits and titles already formatted. We can accept .avi, .mov, and .mp4 files, and HD.

The deadline for these submissions is June 10, 2013.