Monthly Archives: August 2009


You know it’s coming: WK RADIO is metamorphosing into WKE. Wieden+Kennedy+Entertainment. We’re renegotiating the relationship between advertising, media and art.

We’re opening next week with coverage of Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA:09.

Join us, our host Alicia McDaid, and rotating guests for nightly recaps of the Festival. See crowning moments from daytime performances, hear reviews and conversations with artists and audience members, and get an inside line on the late night insanity at The Works.

TBA is Time-Based Art, PICA’s annual multi-media art and performance festival. And this year, we’re collaborating with Portland Radio Authority and Radio 23 to broadcast it.

Daily video recaps starts September 4th at

Live audio stream starts September 3rd at

Audio/video archive of TBA:08 is viewable at

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Yan Pei-Ming’s ‘Landscape of Childhood’ By John Jay

The 798 art district of Beijing continues to amaze me. Even during the frenetic construction phase for the forthcoming first Beijing 798 Biennale, there is still enough provocation and stimulation to bring me back on consecutive days, despite the oppressive humidity.

One of the consistent must-sees of this ne plus ultra arts compound is the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), one of the first major nonprofit art centers in China, founded by Guy and Myriam Ullens. The UCCA is currently showing “Landscape of Childhood,” an exhibition featuring the work of Yan Pei-Ming, a painter who has born in Shanghai in 1960 and has lived in Dijon, France, since the 1980s.

His concern for social conflict and crisis fuels his incendiary ideas, igniting human emotions through monochromatic black and white images. “Landscape of Childhood” is a comment on the overlooked status of endangered children in China. It comprises 34 large flags printed with black and white portraits of such kids, along with some huge canvases mounted on the walls. Steel tubes powered by motors mounted on the ceiling blow wind down on each flag, giving the gallery the sound of an industrial tornado as you walk among the billowing portraits. The effect is of moving through a landscape in a mood of impending crisis. 

Here's a link to the original article.

Wedding and Kennedy Strikes Again

Cupid strikes Wedding+Kennedy. What is this number 37*? Studio designer Christin Spagnoli and Joint editor Matthew Hilber met at W+K Founders Day 25. He asked her her thoughts on cockfights, she thought his name was Corky. Two years later, it’s wedding bliss. Congrats to Christin and Matt!

*Please note: Christin thinks there have been around 37 couples that found their soul mates within the halls of WK globally. Plus or minus 30.

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MySims Racing



Creative Directors: Aaron Allen & Jed Alger

Creative: Charlie Gschwend, Rob Kendall

Account Management: Katie Nance, Becca Milby

Studio Artist: Aaron Lee

Studio Manager: Maya Roberts

Strategic Planning: Adema Sall

Media: Kim Humphries, Kelsey Bozanich

Project Manager: Jane Monaghan

Retouching: Kyle Pero

Print Producer: Deborah Hyde

Art Buyer: Mia Chong-Hanssen

TV Director: Johannes Gamble

Viral Video Directors: Patrick Stanton,

Broadcast: Lara Gallagher

Special Thanks to Charlotte Arnold, Dan Blaney and Eric Stevens.

What’s in the box?

A huuuuge box from the Medicom Toy Corporation showed up today causing quite a stir. Guess the contents and the intended recipient… Hint: His initials are J.J.