Ron rocco
Ron rocco
Ron Rocco Born: Ft. Hood, Texas Ron Rocco is an American artist living and working in New York City and Berlin, Germany. His work entails performance, mixed media installations and sculptural constructions employing a mix of found objects and prepared elements. Fields of interest: Installation art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Performance, Video sculpture, Video Art
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Photos: Madonna Shares a Selfie With Son Rocco
ABC News - about 1 year
The best shots of your favorite stars snapping selfies.
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Fundraiser for new city gazebo on tap - Tonawanda News
Google News - over 5 years
As a result, some of the area's best musical talent, including the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's All Star Revue, with Ron Rocco, Michael Hund, Doug Yeomans and Ken Wilczak will perform for free from 1 to 6 pm July 30, at the band shell behind City Hall
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ART REVIEW; Ahab's Wife, Ignored in 'Moby-Dick,' Tries Again
NYTimes - over 18 years
Near the beginning of ''Moby-Dick,'' Herman Melville's epic tale of Faustian obsession, the narrator, Ishmael, learns about the man under whom he's about to embark on a three-year whaling cruise. It seems that Captain Ahab might be dangerously depressive, even a little crazy. But, declares Ishmael's informant, Captain Peleg, it is ''better to sail
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BRIGHT LIGHTS MARK THE '65 BLACKOUT
NYTimes - over 31 years
THE 20th anniversary of the blackout that darkened New York City and much of the Northeast on Nov. 9, 1965, is being celebrated in the city this week with a festival called Urban Light. The director, Patricia Pinckney, said the events, which are open to the public, are intended to show how lighting contributes to New York City's spirit. Miss
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DANCE: WORK BY MEL WONG
NYTimes - almost 32 years
T HE perception of time, that ordering and motivating element in dance, has been a concern of many choreographers. The latest to investigate it is Mel Wong, whose ''Buddha Meets Einstein at the Great Wall,'' a new, multi-media dance was performed on Friday at the Asia Society. The first half of the full-evening work was absorbing, if slightly long-
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WEEKENDER GUIDE; Friday AN EVENING WITH SEGOVIA
NYTimes - almost 32 years
Although he celebrated his 92d birthday last month, Andres Segovia is still eliciting magical sounds from his guitar, and will offer his only New York recital of the season tonight at Avery Fisher Hall. The Spanish-born guitarist will perform works by Luis de Narvaez, Fernando Sor, Alexandre Tansman, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,
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GOING OUT GUIDE;
NYTimes - over 33 years
ALL SET This is the opera season in New York, if not quite yet in the opera houses themselves, then in the museums and kindred institutions that are vying to honor the Metropolitan Opera on its 100th birthday. The newest exhibition to take the centenary as a theme opens today at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street (838-6690). In the wonderfully
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DANCE: 'LASER SCULPTURE'
NYTimes - almost 36 years
THERE wasn't anything impressively sculptural, danced or laserlighted about ''Laser Sculpture Dance,'' a brief collaborative project presented Saturday at a Duane Street loft theater. The bodies of the three female dancers did assume the sculptured look that most bodies do in dance. The dance was the energetic wafting of the sort that beginning
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 57
    The installation Shake Up! from his 2010 New York exhibition at Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, curated by Lynn del Sol is an artwork addressing issues of environmental degradation and the reality of Global Warming.
    More Details Hide Details It records the moment of shock; the rude awakening after a turning point. Shake Up! is the moment after the earth moves and we find ourselves in a hostile new environment. It also symbolizes the hoped for heed of the 'wake up call' to humanity.
  • 2008
    Age 55
    2008 IPCNY /International Print Center, New York, N.Y. ArtForum 2008 Berlin, Germany 2007 Supermarkt 2., Berlin, Germany 2006 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, N.J. Künst & Complex, Rotterdam, Netherlands Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazanovia, N.Y. 2004 Scope /New York Galerie Völcker & Freunde, New York, N.Y. Scope /Miami Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Miami, Florida Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, N.Y. 2001 Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, N.Y. Hudson Guild, New York, N.Y. 2000 Islip Art Museum/Anthony Giordano Gallery, Islip, N.Y. Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin, Germany 1999 Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium Galerie Völcker & Freunde, Berlin, Germany 1998 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, N.Y. 1997 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y. Herbert and Vera List Center at M.I.T. Cambridge, MA. 1996 Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, N.Y. Sylvia White Gallery, New York, N.Y. 1995 ISEA95, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1992 Galerie Schoen+Nalepa, Berlin, Germany 1991 Fundaçao Demócrito Rocha, Fortalesca, Brazil 1990 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1989 University Art Gallery, SUNY at Albany, N.Y. 1987 Brooklyn Art and Cultural Assoc., Brooklyn, N.Y. Morris Museum, Morristown, N.J. P.S.1 -MOMA/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, N.Y. Banff Center, Alberta, Canada 1986 CAD/CAM International Exhibition of Computer Artforms, Kortijk, Belgium Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, N.Y. 1985 Asia Society, New York, N.Y. Video Image Invitational, Foundation Georgio Ronchi, Capri, Italy Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, N.Y. 1983 United Nations, New York, N.Y. 1981 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, N.Y. 1980 Gallery Danielli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1979 The Showing Room, New York, N.Y. IV Biennale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy 1978 Middendorf /Lane Gallery, Washington, D.C. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, N.Y. 1975 Roy R. Neuberger Museum, Purchase, N.Y.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 40
    Private Parts, the product of his residency at Kunst & Complex in 1993, focused on self-examination, an examination defined as transcending the individual.
    More Details Hide Details This body of work, which delineated personal issues such as age, masculinity, and health, took on more global meaning, in the context of addressing questions of human frailty, genocide and social values during times of transition. In this body of work, Mr. Rocco often refers to elements of control and order, and environments bordering on social cataclysm, through images of sinking ships, deserted streets and disoriented swimmers. He identified this work, “functioning as a diary of thoughts and images, from a year of painful transformation in Europe, posting warnings of all that is at stake in the search for peace and unification in Europe”. Perhaps because of long periods in residence outside the United States, or due to his earlier experiences in opposition to the Vietnam War, Rocco began to articulate a new view of American culture. Structures of Detention, an edition of photo-silk screen prints on bound editions of The New York Law Journal, document a social dynamic between crime and punishment. Houses of Detention and Federal Buildings in New York City, provide the counterpoint to court proceedings and records outlined within each page’s text. In these artworks there is a dialog established between the pages and these buildings, which provide an opportunity for social commentary and dark humor.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 37
    The Horizon is Nothing More than the Limit of Our Sight, Mr. Rocco’s 1990 installation for the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, in addressing the natural and man-made worlds used the horizon to defined a perceptual boundary.
    More Details Hide Details This installation implied the possibility of a new social awareness, by people sharing interests of greater ecological benefit. Confronting a video landscape, and traversing the maze of barriers which comprise this work, the spectator explores the conceptual limits, which isolate us from this awareness. Other projects during Mr. Rocco’s later European residencies at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and Die KünstFabrik in Berlin, Germany as well as Kunst & Complex in Rotterdam, Netherlands, resulted in exhibitions in 1991-93. The Berlin Project, fruit of his work at Künstlerhaus Bethanien’s International Studio Program, was a body of art works which identified distinct facets of Berlin's evolving social dynamic. The objects showcased, referenced the socialist realism found in eastern parts of the city, as well as commercial elements taken from the west. The project, part of which is housed in Berlin’s Berlinische Galerie, utilized images taken from the streets and transit system of the city, as well as historical references, to reveal the new rules in an economic struggle beginning in the city at that time.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 26
    Resident in New York 1979-1989 on the Lower East Side and later in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Rocco’s sculptural work focused on New York Real Estate as a defining force in the life experiences of artists.
    More Details Hide Details Works like A Poet Dies on 12th Street and Eviction Plan stem from his experiences as a tenant organizer at this time, and document cases of murder and arson as side-products of these economic forces. Focusing on the balance between the natural and man-made world, Mr. Rocco’s 1989, Waterline Project in Amsterdam, Netherlands was created for the Dutch foundation ArtGarden. The project consisted of three outdoor sculptures in a park-like environment, and commented on the Dutch accomplishment of redefining natural boundaries between earth and sea. The project was produced with the joint support of The Netherlands-America Foundation, Art Matters, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Martin Air Holland, Regency Art Transfer of New York and the generous assistance of the Dutch Consulate to the United States and The Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 0
    Born in 1953.
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