Rebel with a Cause :)

ali beletic

THANK YOU!!!! WOW!! Couldn't be more honored and stoked!!!

"Ali Beletic is a rebel with a cause, a modern-day version of James Dean who is no longer willing to play by the regular rules of engagement. Instead, she was going to do things her own way.... A rebel who just might become a living legend alongside Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, and Dan Auerbach."  - THE REVUE

Read the full review here...

NEW WORKS celebrated over at Tappan, Culver City

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NEW WORKS AVAILABLE OVER AT TAPPAN, as part of the recent group show.  Pictured here are the debut of a new direction for my Brass and Ceramic Firebowls.  A Collaboration with the art wise ceramist Romy Northover.  For those of you who can't make it down, they are available for purchase at Tappan Online.

T A P P A N  
8840 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
www.tappancollective.com

Artists:  Rosemarie Auberson, Ali Beletic, Molly Berman, Eric Choken, Daniel Fletcher, Martinet & Texerau, Romy Northover, Claire Oswalt, Anna Veldez

Secretly Important calls Legends one of the best...

http://www.secretly-important.com/review-ali-beletic-legends-lands-left-live/

http://www.secretly-important.com/review-ali-beletic-legends-lands-left-live/

WOW! What a review!! Thank you so much to Brian Snider of Secretly Important for the super thoughtful review.  What an honor!!  He dug in and told the story of the record, as well as the story of Lightning! Thanks so much!!

"Holy shit, I knew long before I heard this track that Legends… was going to be one of this years best, but that song [Dead Serious] sealed its fate as one of the best albums I’ve ever reviewed."  - Brian Snider, Secretly Important

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

Album Streaming over at Stereogum

Album live over on Stereogum! Thanks for the thoughtful review by Collin Robinson. 

On Legends Of These Lands Lost she shares her nomadic spirit beautifully. Her low, sultry tone commands expansive guitar lines ranging from the rustic twang of Ennio Morricone to the soulful chicken grease chords of Skip James and the crunch of proto-punk. Her lyrics forcefully and gorgeously evoke a connection to lands lost and romanticized through time. Stripped of all the intrigue and introspection her roaming inspires, the album is still just good, versatile straight-up rock-n-roll, from tender ballad to rumbling, distorted anthem. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

New Song out on IMPOSE

New song titled Ends of the Earth premiering on Impose today. This one is dedicated to all my artist friends. Couldn't be more honored and excited!! Check it out!!  LISTEN HERE!

Thanks for the thoughtful review:

"The song is sparse and concentrated, with the alternating strum and wail of two guitars, later a subdued piano—even as it builds to a crashing chorus it refuses to scatter, instead garnering a terrifying concentration not too far off from Patti Smith’s growling fury and triumph on Horses. The heartfelt line “We’ve lived so well” sinks deeper with each reiteration and each breath between, and it’s hard not to be swayed. " - Impose / Amelia Pitcherella

Amazing Review in Berlin Art Magazine Ignant

Couldn't be more honored to be featured up on IGNANT next to JR and Christo.  THANKS SO MUCH!!!

"Living and working in the Sonoran desert,  Ali Beletic creates an experience allowing access to ancient emotions and latent instincts through her conceptual art installations. From traditional gallery and field work to adventure-driven parties, Beletic’s intention is to evoke wild instincts within the context of the art world. And so the motives such as primeval rituals, vast natural spaces and liberating journeys carry throughout her work, inviting the viewers – or participants – to recreate the experience of their ancestors."   - IGNANT

 

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SEE THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

THANKS FOR COMING OUT LA

THANKS TO ALL the wonderful supporters who came out to my opening over at TAPPAN in LA.

The exhibition is on view for a month.  Head over to Culver City to check it out!

T A P P A N  
8840 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
www.tappancollective.com

Artists:  Rosemarie Auberson, Ali Beletic, Molly Berman, Eric Choken, Daniel Fletcher, Martinet & Texerau, Romy Northover, Claire Oswalt, Anna Veldez

 

Upcoming Exhibition at Tappan Gallery

Can't even wait!! I have new works debuting over at Tappan Gallery in Culver City on May 26th.  All are invited!!

May 26th - June 24th

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26th 8-10 PM 

T A P P A N  
8840 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
www.tappancollective.com

Artists:  Rosemarie Auberson, Ali Beletic, Molly Berman, Eric Choken, Daniel Fletcher, Martinet & Texerau, Romy Northover, Claire Oswalt, Anna Veldez 

I will be debuting new sculptural works that are part of my Reflections in Artifacts series,  a broad sculptural project initially intended as creating works based on primitive methods, philosophies, technologies and artifacts. There are so many ways of knowing and we are left only remnants.  

The series is intended to be in dialogue with the strong connection that runs through the endeavors of human beings and the many ways of knowing.  These new works in the series mark a development in concept, departing from tradition and form, creating new works based on bringing these ancestral inspirations into the modern age.  

 

TREEFORT 2016

PHOTO: Christine Birkinbine / Treefort Music Festival Head Photographer

PHOTO: Christine Birkinbine / Treefort Music Festival Head Photographer

Was fun rocking out at Treefort Music Festival . Thanks to all who came out to hang during my set.

And when we took over the street!! Photo from Band Dialogue V composed by Seth Olinsky/ Cy Dune. Fun playing with you all: Built to Spill, Sun Blood Stories  TUFT, 安 AANThe Western MysticsSugarCandyMountainInvisible Hand, Animal EyesReligious GirlsAmerican CultureTerrible LightMarshall Scott PooleC.j. BoydBATTLEHOOCHHiHazel, and Unconditional Arms.

NPR SONGS WE LOVE!!!!!!!

THANKS NPR for your amazing review and having me up on your site along other wonderful artists!! Could not be more honored and stoked!!!! Read the full article Here.

"At times, the record recalls Patti Smith's ragged and desperate punk, the Flat Duo Jets' animalistic rockabilly played super slow, or Cat Power's cigarette-chewing soul — yet, even with such high-profile reference points, Beletic holds her own."  - LARS GOTRICH, NPR

"Ali Beletic's Debut is one of the most refreshing rock albums I've heard in a while"   - LARS GOTRICH, NPR