Chichu Art Museum: ‘A site to rethink the relationship between nature and people’

A visit to Japanese art island Chichu is both a meditation and an education The post Chichu Art Museum: ‘A site to rethink the relationship between nature and people’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Japan, Education, Meditation, Nature, Spirituality, Buddhism, Friday, Art Galleries, Openaccess, Seto Inland Sea, Claude Monet, James Turrell, Tadao Ando, Naoshima, Walter De Maria

The Portfolio: John Phalane’s art ‘gives me a sense of being myself’

Emanating from years spent behind the wheel, the artist’s style is part memory, part imagination The post The Portfolio: John Phalane’s art ‘gives me a sense of being myself’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Eli Broad, billionaire philanthropist who shaped Los Angeles art scene, dies at 87

The entrepreneur-turned-collector financed the Broad museum in LA, and made huge donations to Yale, Harvard and MITEli Broad, the billionaire entrepreneur turned philanthropist and art collector who played an outsized role in shaping the art and cultural scene of Los Angeles, has died at the age of 87.Broad passed away at Cedars-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles following a long illness, said Suzi Emmerling, a spokeswoman for the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Continue reading...
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Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Functionalism as Totalitarian

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 34—on "collective creativity" and the "open work" Given the context of Jorn's extra-painterly concerns in the early 1940s, the idea of openness implicit in the indeterminate compositional process also takes on social and political dimensions. Openness to the new would become one of Jorn's central artistic themes. He argues in Held og Hasard that curiosity about the new and unknown is the beginning of all aesthetic activity. Is this orientation ...
Tags: Art, Jazz, Public Art, Nancy, Le Corbusier, Leger, Murals, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Jorn, Asger Jorn, Urbanism And Urbanists, Functionalism And Functionalists, From A Notebook, Jorn (asger, Kurczynski (karen

Karen Kurczynski—Jorn on Human Potential

Karen Kurczynski The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn:The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up (2014) He [Jorn] believed that expression is a basic human potential that the institutions of art actually deny ordinary people by turning it into the specialty of a few heroic geniuses. (8) What "institutions of art" "deny" to "ordinary people" is NOT their potential, but rather recognition and resources . If Sunday Painters believe they are entitled to those things simply for being human, then they deserve...
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Karen Kurczynski—Détournement and Sexual Objectification

Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn p. 186—in an endnote Baum ["The Sex of the Situationist International", 2008] defends the SI's use of erotic images of women as critical détournements. I would argue that those images fail to accomplish the SI's critical goals, however, because even out of context they continue to function as heterosexist images of the female body as passive object of desire. Without yet having read Baum's article, I'm predisposed to agree with KK's assessment here....
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Vice President, Philanthropy

Join the global team powering the business of arts and culture!              Vice President, PhilanthropyGroup:                 Professional ServicesReports to:           Chief Strategy OfficerType:                    Full-time, work from homeCompensation:     $130,000 to $170,000, based on experienceOpen through:      May 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EDTJob SummaryTessitura Network is seeking an experienced Vice President, Philanthropy who wil...
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Canada Post Issues Two Commemorative Stamps Honoring Dancers

“Each Permanent domestic stamp, designed by Stéphane Huot, features a dynamic image of its subject in performance. Karen Kain almost breaches the borders of the three-by-four-centimetre stamp as she flies through the air as the Black Swan in a 1977 photograph by Andrew Oxenham. Fernand Nault is equally airborne in a 1947 outdoor photo shoot on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène.” – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Dance, Montreal, Black Swan, Karen Kain, 04.30.21, Canada Post Issues Two Commemorative Stamps, Andrew Oxenham Fernand Nault

Great Art Explained: Watch 15 Minute Introductions to Great Works by Warhol, Rothko, Kahlo, Picasso & More

Can great art be explained? Isn’t it a little like explaining a joke? Yet this can be worthwhile when the joke is in a foreign language or an unfamiliar idiom, a long-forgotten dialect or an alien idiolect. Consider, for example, the most common response to Mark Rothko’s monochromatic rectangles: “I don’t get it.” Will perplexed viewers better understand Rothko’s Seagram murals when they learn that “he was found in a pool of blood six by eight feet wide, roughly the size of one of his pa...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Hollywood, London, College, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Tate Modern, Monet, Andy, Forbes, Mozart, Payne, Josh Jones, Mark Rothko

Artist Love Instant Win Game

Happy Friday Steamy Kitchen family! Today’s giveaway is for all of the art lover out there. These fun crafts and art projects will help ease stress and fill your free time.  Kassa Watercolor Set Watercolor brush pens are unlike regular paint brushes, you can store water inside of these. Water brushes make watercolour painting much easier by allowing you to have more control over the flow of water and paint. Come in 3 different sizes, perfect for fine detail or broad stroke painting. Porta...
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LA Dance Studios Struggle To Survive

“Some factors that helped the studio persevere? A landlord who is postponing the studio’s $22,000 monthly rent payments, PPP loans totaling more than $110,000, the launch of a subscription-based platform for dance tutorials, and the studio’s nearly 30-year legacy and global brand with franchises in cities including Las Vegas, Nashville and Shanghai.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Dance, PPP, Shanghai Los Angeles, Las Vegas Nashville, 04.30.21, LA Dance Studios

Should Hollywood Abandon Georgia?

“Here we are in 2021 and many still think they can affect change by pulling their business from the very people who helped get the statewide and national results they claim to want. Apparently the way to get people to vote the way you like is to yank them around, threatening their ability to pay their mortgage and feed their children. While a middle-class actor like me could, in reality, move to another state where there is work, there are many good folks in my industry who would not have that ...
Tags: Art, Media, 04.27.21, Hollywood Abandon Georgia

MagiQuest with Jeff McBride is the real deal of an online "magical experience"

Up for a magical adventure? Follow Master Magician Jeff McBride through the looking glass of your screens. Since the pandemic hit, many forms of theatrical experiences did their best to pivot online, with mixed results, as artists from different fields are still exploring the possibilities of the new online platforms. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Theatre, Magic, Illusions, Wonder, Virtual Tour, Sleight Of Hand, Wunderkammer, Jeff McBride, MagiQuest

The Expert Problem — What We Need To Trust Science

“Complete rejection of expertise not only makes little epistemic sense (for there is no doubt that expertise exists); the complexities of the modern state make trust in others’ expertise indispensable. On the other hand, unqualified deference to those in positions of power and privilege vitiates the basic principles of democracy.” – Boston Review
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.30.21

Amazon Earnings Soar, Streaming Up 70 Percent

Video streaming — sometimes a throwaway in the company’s earnings announcements — was this time a centerpiece. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who is shifting to executive chairman this summer, noted that streaming has risen 70% compared with the same time a year ago. Prime Video, which has recently marked its 10th anniversary, served film or TV titles to some 175 million global members. – Deadline
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Vincent Van Gogh Was His Own Worst Enemy (Just Read His Letters)

“The tone of the letters consistently is that of a man still aflame after a violent argument, gradually subsiding into a hot puddle of guilt and shame from which now and then, in a renewed fit of rage, he surges up into yet another outburst of rancorous self-justification. On practically every page we seem to hear the slammed door, the kicked chair, the pen nib gouging into the writing paper, and the fierce little red-haired man hissing in fury through his teeth.” – The New York Review of Books...
Tags: Art, People, Vincent Van Gogh, 05.13.21

Why Publishing Consolidation Suggests A Bleak Future For Books

“Canadian authors will have fewer houses to present their manuscripts to,” explained executive director Kate Edwards. “A culture of ‘blockbuster’ publishing will become more entrenched. All of this will increase pressure on independent presses who already struggle to compete in a concentrated market dominated by large global companies.” – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Words, Kate Edwards, 04.30.21

The West’s First Superstar Composer (His 500th Anniversary Is This Year)

Josquin des Prez was, in his day and for more than a century after his death in 1521, the most influential and most revered composer in Europe. He demanded, and got, the highest salary; he was the first to have an entire volume of printed music devoted to his work alone; he was the first composer about whom anecdotes and jokes have survived. Zachary Woolfe gives a brief explanation of why his music is both important in music history and wondrous to listen to, then present-day composer Nico Muhl...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Nico Muhly, Peter Phillips, ZACHARY WOOLFE, Josquin, Josquin des Prez, 04.29.21

Authenticity Is Overrated

“Everyone else might be taken, but the effort to be ourselves is the surest path to being just like everyone else, especially in the context of a highly commodified and surveilled culture where we always seem to be on stage. If some person or organisation claims to be concerned with authenticity, you can be almost certain that they’re conformist posers.” – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.27.21

Blackface Didn’t Start With American Minstrel Shows. It’s Been Around For Centuries

“The origins of blackface minstrelsy are much older than most people know, with deep roots in the English medieval and Shakespearean theatrical traditions. Understanding the often-forgotten medieval roots of blackface might help us to end old performance traditions and to create new ones.” – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Theatre, 04.29.21

LA Opens A Tiny Home Village For Homeless People

“The city keeps investing in these temporary shelters, but everyone acknowledges that there’s nowhere to move to from these shelters. And if it’s not permanent housing, it doesn’t actually solve homelessness,” says Shayla Myers of the Legal Aid Foundation of L.A. “Everyone says we need all of these options, and there’s no question that’s true. But at some point, the level of investment that’s going into temporary shelters starts to supplant permanent solutions.” – Curbed
Tags: Art, La, Issues, Shayla Myers, 04.27.21, Legal Aid Foundation

If You Don’t Start Until Your Teens, Can You Still Make It In Ballet?

“The ballet world is filled with stories of dancers who first pointed their toes as toddlers and became professionals as teenagers. But what about those who started ballet as teenagers — and then realized that they wanted to make it their career? Their experience can be as thrilling as it is overwhelming, and also inspire a bit of panic.” – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, 04.27.21

Machines Are Getting Pretty Damn Good At Writing

In July of 2019, Microsoft invested a billion dollars, which allowed OpenAI to create a supercomputer with two hundred and eighty-five thousand C.P.U. cores, ten thousand G.P.U.s, and four hundred gigabits per second of network connectivity per server. Microsoft claims that it ranks in the top five supercomputers in the world, processing more than twenty-three thousand teraflops per second. The power of the supercomputer has been transformative. GPT-2, which John Seabrook took for a test drive ...
Tags: Art, Microsoft, Words, New Yorker, John Seabrook, GPT, 04.30.21

How Pixar Pushes The Boundaries Of Color To Push Moviegoers’ Buttons

“In a way, every filmmaker is really just playing with moving light and color on surfaces. That’s the whole ball game, a filmic given. But Pixar takes it further, or perhaps just does it more self-consciously and systematically. Its emotionally weighty, computer-generated animated films deploy precisely calibrated color and light to convey narrative and emotion … But I’ll tell you a secret: When it comes to wringing emotion from color, Pixar cheats.” Reporter Adam Rogers explains precisely how ...
Tags: Art, Media, Pixar, Adam Rogers, 04.29.21

Indonesian Theme Park Ordered To Take Down Lights That Violate Chris Burden Copyright

The theme park had recreated Burden’s collection of street lamps that he made for the front of the LA County Museum in Los Angeles. “The court has ordered Rabbit Town to take down its Love Light installation within 30 working days since the verdict.” – Coconuts
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Visual, LA County Museum, Rabbit Town, 04.29.21

How Pixar Pushes The Boundaries Of Color To Push The Buttons of Moviegoers

“In a way, every filmmaker is really just playing with moving light and color on surfaces. That’s the whole ball game, a filmic given. But Pixar takes it further, or perhaps just does it more self-consciously and systematically. Its emotionally weighty, computer-generated animated films deploy precisely calibrated color and light to convey narrative and emotion … But I’ll tell you a secret: When it comes to wringing emotion from color, Pixar cheats.” Reporter Adam Rogers explains precisely how ...
Tags: Art, Media, Pixar, Adam Rogers, 04.29.21

These $63 Million Paintings, Literally Kidnapped And Held For Ransom, Are Now The Subject Of A Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

The Shchukin Gallery, which sells Russian art in Paris and New York, is suing a Russian oligarch for damages and attorney fees of $950 million — in what might or might not be the culmination of an unusually tangled legal battle over three paintings by Kazimir Malevich and two by Natalia Goncharova that were, as Shchukin’s attorney puts it, “hijacked” and are now in an “art hostage situation.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, New York, Paris, Visual, Kazimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Shchukin, 04.29.21, Shchukin Gallery

How Kate Winslet Went About Mastering The Notoriously Tricky Philadelphia Dialect

“Few sounds are as difficult to master as the rounded Os, erratic As, dropped consonants and smushed syllables of the Philadelphia accent — or Filelfia acksent, as the locals would say.” Winslet says it’s one of the two trickiest accents she’s ever had to learn; here’s a look at the hard work she put in to get it right. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Kate Winslet, Philadelphia, Words, Winslet, 04.29.21

Home Makeover – Where To Begin?

From looking up “how to fix broken glass stove top” to asking friends and family for their recommendations on how to get your bathroom to sparkle, your home makeover can be a mission like no other. So, where to begin?  Today, we’re going to look at how you could transform your unloved interiors into a […] The post Home Makeover – Where To Begin? appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
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20% Off Graduation PLUS 50% Back in Rewards at Michael’s

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal to celebrate success! Get 20% Off Graduation  with code 20MADEBYYOU Plus Earn an Extra 50% Back in Rewards!   Learn some awesome tips and trips for shopping at Michaels too! For Even More Awesome Online Deals
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