Life’s Work Exhibit

The Northeast New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, is bringing an exciting photography exhibit, LIFE’S WORK, featuring the work of photojournalist Earl Dotter to the Capital Region. The exhibit is part of a national tour of Earl Dotter’s work over the last 50 years. This exhibit contains photographs from Mr. Dotter’s recently published book, LIFE’S WORK, A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A (AIHA PRESS). His work is powerful and showcases the n...
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What if 1989 Game Boy was redesigned, introducing the Nintendo Flex

What if 1989 Game Boy was redesigned, introducing the Nintendo Flex AoiroStudioMar 04, 2019 The 1989 Nintendo Game Boy, a piece of our nostalgia. As a fun fact, the Game Boy and its successors have sold over 118 million units worldwide as of 2016. What if it was redesigned for today, what could it look like? Well YJ Yoon, an industrial designer based in San Francisco, California has shared on his Behance a delightful concept. Let's take a closer look! Based o...
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lebird - love the simplicity of the packaging...

lebird - love the simplicity of the packaging with the wooden bird set into corrugated cardboard, tucked into a bright yellow sleeve. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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"Supernova" Exhibition in New York Showcases the Work of Lebanese Studio david/nicolas

Described as “an interpretation of a post-explosion phenomenon”, Supernova, Beirut-based design studio David/Nicolas’ solo show at New York’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery, draws inspiration from both celestial and terrestrial phenomena for a collection of exquisitely crafted tables, cabinets and rugs that exemplify the beauty of regeneration.
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Blooming  Oil on wood, 10" x 8,"  $410. [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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We Are Dortothy's Stamp Albums: Electronic. "A...

We Are Dortothy's Stamp Albums: Electronic. "A new NEON print celebrating the most influential and exciting electronic albums of the last 50 years. We’ve reimagined 42 seminal electronic albums as a series of oversized postage stamps." (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Illuminatlas is the latest from our friends...

Illuminatlas is the latest from our friends Carnovsky! Following Illuminature and Illumanatomy, there are three images in one for every page that come to life with the special colored glasses! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Kevin Roche Has Died At 96

Roche was a “Dublin-born American architect whose modernist buildings, at once bold and refined, gave striking new identities to corporations, museums and institutions around the world,” including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. – The New York Times
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Pritzger Prize-Winning Architect Kevin Roche Has Died At 96

Roche was a “Dublin-born American architect whose modernist buildings, at once bold and refined, gave striking new identities to corporations, museums and institutions around the world,” including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Dublin, Roche, Kevin Roche, 03.02.19

Britain’s National Theatre Archive Gets A Quarter-Century Celebration

Some contributions to the celebratory exhibit are slightly more elaborate than others: “The security guard at the NT Archive, Slav Kirichok, who also happens to be a talented photographer and film-maker, has created a short video in tribute to Danny Boyle’s 2011 production of Frankenstein.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Danny Boyle, 03.01.19

AO Preview – New York: Armory Week in New York City, March 4th – 10th, 2019

Alighiero Boetti, Per Nuovi Desideri (1988), via Repetto As the winter months drags slowly to its conclusion, and the weather shifts into more temperate conditions, New York City will once again step into its role as a central hub of the contemporary art market, and the global art fair circuit, kicking off its string of fairs […]
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Challenge: Show me your live streaming life drawings!

I know that there were a lot of people around the world who engaged with #LifeDrawingLive Challenge at the Royal Academy on Thursday evening (or whatever time of day it was for you). Nobody was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Using Fiction To Reshape Our Understandings Of Los Angeles

Nikki Darling, author of Fade Into You, about her book and LA: “When communities of color are shown, it’s usually associated with violence and turmoil. In my lived experience, all sections of the city contain a swirled variance of different lived realities, histories, and ancestries. People have lived here long before Mulholland Drive and Raymond Chandler. Los Angeles is as old as the fault lines that run beneath it. I wanted to shake the city loose from its static image.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, La, Los Angeles, Words, Raymond Chandler, Mulholland Drive, Nikki Darling, 03.01.19

Food Art by Helga Stentzel

Animals, monsters, whimsical creatures and edible artworks made out of food. Creative food art by talented London based visual artist Helga Stentzel. Also check out: Breakfast Food Art
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Azerbaijan And The ‘Worst Cultural Genocide Of The 21st Century’

For 30 years, the country of Azerbaijan has “been engaging in a systematic erasure of the country’s historic Armenian heritage,” including a necropolis dating back to the 6th century. A new report (for Hyperallergic) says the erasure of the necropolis “marked the final stage of a broader campaign to denude Nakhichevan of its indigenous Armenian Christian past.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Azerbaijan, Visual, Hyperallergic, Nakhichevan, 03.01.19

Two Centuries Of Incorrect Labeling Made Us Think Gilbert Stuart Painted A Portrait Of George Washington’s Enslaved Chef

So the painting isn’t a Stuart, and it’s definitely not a portrait of a chef (and certainly not Hercules), say experts. What the heck? Errors of interpretation. “‘No American cook in the colonies dressed like that,’ said Evans, noting that the now-familiar chef’s toque did not appear until the 1820s. ‘It’s a fantasized image of what people want, because people want to have an image of Hercules. And people see the things they want to see.'” – Philadelphia Inquirer
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An HBO Film Gives Michael Jackson’s Accusers A National Stage

Jackson died in deep debt, but his estate is worried about the new HBO film that gives voice to two men who have long accused him (and who had also, at other times, given statements defending him) of molesting them when they were boys. And the estate isn’t taking the threat lightly. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Hbo, Jackson, Michael Jackson, 03.03.19, HBO Film Gives

Google’s Like ‘Oh, Let’s Just Go Ahead And Be Evil’

In other words, no, they’re not going to remove an app that lets Saudi men track and monitor and control their wives and domestic workers. It doesn’t violate Google’s terms of service, they say. (Apple hasn’t yet decided whether its similar app violates its TOS.) – Business Insider
Tags: Apple, Google, Art, Issues, 03.02.19

AO On-Site – New York: The ADAA Art Show at Park Ave Armory Through March 3rd, 2019

Seth Price at Petzel, via Art Observed Marking the first entry in the busy weeks of March in New York, the ADAA Art Show opened its doors this week, putting a few days between its own fair and the mass of exhibitors opening their doors in the coming days.  The first week of March is always a packed one for […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Petzel, ADAA Art Show, Seth Price

What Will Happen To London’s Famous Whitechapel Church Bell Foundry?

Counterproposals – a boutique hotel with some space for small bell-making and artist and sculptor studios; or keeping the foundry as it is, with invitations to sculptors who work on a massive scale to work there as well – are flying, and the history of the entire area is up in the air. – The Observer (UK)
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Actor Katherine Helmond, Beloved Matriarch Of Sitcoms, Has Died At 89

Helmond was the star of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Time Bandits before becoming the affable matriarch of Soap, Who’s the Boss? and Coach – not to mention the voice of Lizzie in Disney’s Cars franchise. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Disney, People, Brazil, Terry Gilliam, Lizzie, Helmond, Katherine Helmond, 03.01.19

Bombing the Culture

Has any artistic movement since been as all-encompassing as the counterculture of the 1960s? – Jan Herman
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A Cameroonian Artist Who Was Told ‘Painting Is For Lazy People’ Now Has The Last Laugh

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, like many artists (and non-artists, to be fair), got in trouble as a child for doodling in his schoolbooks. Now his huge, color-filled paintings of Douala (Cameroon’s largest city) sell for thousands of pounds apiece. He says, “Not everything is just about education, education, education. If you have a child and they love drawing, please allow them to do their drawing.” – BBC
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After Wave Of Criticism, Those Canceled ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Productions Can Go Forward Now

So it turns out that forcing theatres across the country to cancel or take down their productions of To Kill a Mockingbird just because a new one is on Broadway isn’t the most popular move ever. Scott Rudin, producer of the new version, recanted and offered theatres the new script at no cost – but it was far too late for some of them. – The New York Times
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The Precarity And Rootlessness Of Adjunct Life Means Being A Professor With No Books

Ouch. “This one had the vague promise of turning into a tenure-track job. It’s a promise that hiring committees often make for naive reasons, knowing that they can’t keep it. I was aware of this and yet I fell for it every time. Gullibility is key to the tenure-track rat race. But stepping into the office without books in hand, I realized that this was the last leg of the trip. I felt it in the pit of my stomach where my undiagnosable, restlessly churning cramps lived. There was no point in tel...
Tags: Art, Words, 03.02.19

A Grim, Weird On-Set Accident Puts A New TV Series In Jeopardy

The series L.A.’s Finest (a Bad Boys spinoff) was shooting its first season finale. An executive producer/showrunner and his co-showrunner were watching the outdoor scene on monitors when a stunt car hit a cargo crate – which then rammed into the video tent village, leaving one showrunner with extensive injuries that required amputation. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, 03.02.19

The Conveyor Belts (And Minds) That Bring Books To The New York Public Library

When you have infinite possibilities but not infinite storage, you have to figure out which books to take on, and which to weed. This is the story of the New York Public Library and its acquisitions team of 16 highly trainde readers, who, “from inside a squat, brick building in Long Island City, Queens, are ‘fighting for good books,’ said Michael Santangelo, the deputy director of collection management.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, New York Public Library, Long Island City Queens, 03.02.19, Michael Santangelo

America Ferrera Says Everyone Deserves To See Themselves Reflected Onscreen

Ferrera, star of the How to Train Your Dragon series (movie and TV) and – relevant to this conversation – of Superstore, says, “The issues that we talk about on the show are timeless and completely relevant to what it means to be working-class in America. One of my favorite episodes has been the maternity-leave episode where Amy has to come back to work 48 hours after giving birth, which sounds like a ridiculous sitcom setup. And yet when the episode aired, I heard from so many women about how ...
Tags: Art, America, People, Amy, Ferrera, 03.01.19

Listen Up

Solange's new record, a hopeful and political anthem, a tribute to Talk Talk's Mark Hollis and more Solange: Sound of Rain Released at midnight, Solange’s superb fourth full-length album When I Get Home is a lush sonic exploration. Sprawling across 19 tracks (some of which are just brief interludes) the record is all written, performed and executive produced by Solange, but includes contributions from Dev …
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Is This Southern California’s Most Innovative Arts Space?

As Santa Ana’s Grand Central Arts Center turns 20, it’s got a lot of history to celebrate, and that’s because of the way the directors treats the artists they invite to residencies. It’s become “less a traditional gallery space than a creative lab where artists can research and test new ideas, even those that don’t quite fit in a white box.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Southern California, Visual, 03.01.19, Santa Ana s Grand Central Arts Center

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