Bits: 07.08.10

Fiona Banner, Harrier and Jaguar 2010, installed at Tate Britain through Jan. 3, 2011

• Amara Antilla, co-founder of RECESS, interviews artist Huong Ngo in the first installment of Lessons Learned, a blog feature on "conversations with artists who are rethinking in a similar way, how, where, and with whom learning happens."

• Another nice time-lapse video from BLU: "Big Bang Big Boom."

• Documentary: Unurth has all 57 minutes of Sebastian Peiter's street-art history, Guerrilla Art, based on his book of the same name.

• Fascinating book of the day: Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher's microscopic look at bees turns a common garden insect into an unfamiliar and engrossing landscape in the just-published volume, BEE. Beautiful/Decay has the pics.

• Minneapolis exhibition: 2009/10 McKnight Foundation Visual Artist Fellows Exhibition: Michael Kareken, Aldo Moroni, Carolyn Swiszcz, Piotr Szyhalski, opens Friday at MCAD.

• London exhibition: Whose Map is it? new mapping by artists, Institute of International Visual Artists, on view through July 24.

Siah Armajani named 2010 McKnight Distinguished Artist

Benjamin Newland's Nomadic Sound Systems "open up new possibilities for electronic music performance to play with location, narrative and choreography of the sound system components themselves, in human surround-sound."

Interviewed by Hyperallergic, artist Dread Scott offered a July 4 reading from an 1852 Frederick Douglass speech:
Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies, and despotism, of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the every-day practices of this nation, and you will say with me that for revolting barbarity, and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without rival.
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