How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking

The new Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation compels visitors to contemplate and luxuriate in art, writes Mary Corrigall The post How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Museums, Friday, Curation, Art Galleries, Bharti Kher, Nandipha Mntambo, Adi Enthoven, Berni Searle, Clive Kellner, Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South, Gordon Schachat, Johaburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Pierre Swanepoel, Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Mary Corrigall

November linkfest

It’s Word of the Year season, and two British dictionaries are leading the pack. Collins picked lockdown – a word we threw around here in the US but never experienced the way they did in the UK and elsewhere. (A friend of mine is literally confined to her London apartment after spending a month in France: she can’t go outdoors at all.) And Oxford Languages, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, chose a phenomenon instead of a single word: the impact of the COVID-19 on language. “What struck the...
Tags: Apple, Art, Fashion, UK, London, Writing, Steve Jobs, France, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Urban, Bloomberg, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics

The Art of The Mandalorian Says ‘Peekaboo’ in This Exclusive Preview

The Mandalorian has always put its concept work front and center—from behind the scenes looks in shows like Disney Gallery, to literally every episode of the series itself, since its end credits highlight the concept work that helped bring what you just watched to life. Now, as we journey through the second season, a…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Preview, Concept Art, Dave Filoni, Abrams Books, Phil Szostak, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus

The Eden Project Built a Rainforest Ecosystem Inside Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Geodesic Domes Buckminster Fuller had a difficult time as an inventor in his early years. “Having been expelled from Harvard for irresponsible conduct,” notes The Guardian, “he struggled to find a job and provide a living for his young family in his early 30s.” Despite later successes, and a later reputation as legendary as Nikola Tesla’s, he was often, like Tesla, seen by critics as a utopian visionary, whose visions were too impractical to really change the...
Tags: Google, Europe, Design, Technology, College, Life, Environment, America, Tesla, Creativity, Harvard, Nikola Tesla, Hyde Park, Eden Project, Facebook Twitter, Alexandra

Solo's Vinyl Release Comes With Incredible New Star Wars Artwork

It’s a given that Star Wars movies have great music. So when there’s a vinyl release of one of the soundtracks, the package better have artwork to match. Thankfully, Mondo has done just that for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The company recruited César Moreno to do brand new illustrations for an exclusive release, and it’s…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Soundtrack, Vinyl, Han Solo, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Mondo, John Powell, Cesar Moreno, Solo A Star Wars Story

Understanding Iconography

Iconography is everywhere. From signage and wayfinding, to websites and packaging, and, of course, in great presentations. Icons represent a universal language easily understood at a glance, regardless of native tongue. We believe that incorporating simple visuals with clear content speaks volumes. Content is more digestible and comprehendible with icons, elevating the overall look and feel of the design. There is, however, a right and wrong way to do this. Let’s dive in. Message Understanding...
Tags: Icons, Design, How-to, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Design, Simple Messaging, Iconography, Simple Design, Ideogram, Pictogram, Pictogramme, Pictograph, Understanding Iconography, Understanding Icons

Don’t Miss: A weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to live jazz, we’ve got your weekend programming sorted The post Don’t Miss: A weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Comfort, Jazz, Friday, Sarah Evans, Neo Muyanga, Untitled Basement, Robin Fassie-Kock, Sisonke Xonti, Stevenson gallery, Don’t Miss, Ancient Voices and Friends, Bkhz gallery, Blake Hellaby, Call Me when You Get There, Darren English

Modern and Futuristic White House Interior Plans

Catch up this futuristic home decor and remodel ideas that covered with the clear and clean thought of both house decor and interior plans. Here we will see the hygiene and bright performance of a house decor plans. Since the concept of these decorations was bringing clear and clean though (white color decor) so the thing that we have to think was the hygiene and the cleanliness personality that we have to have. If we were diligent enough to clean up these white house decorations plans twice a d...
Tags: Books, Home Decor, White House, Interior Design, Minimalist House, Interior Inspirations, Remodel Ideas, Interior Decor, Interior Plans, House Interior Designs

A Mysterious Monolith Appears in the Utah Desert, Channeling Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey People do weird things in the desert. A spokesman for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources acknowledges that widely understood truth in a recent New York Times article about a mysterious monolith discovered in Red Rock Country. “A team that was counting bighorn sheep by helicopter spotted something odd and landed to take a closer look,” writes Alan Yuhas. “It was a three-sided metal monolith, about 10 to 12 feet tall, planted firmly in the g...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Utah, London, College, United States, New York Times, Stanley Kubrick, New Mexico, Cia, Seoul, Indiana Jones, Death Valley, Facebook Twitter, Utah Department of Public Safety

Video Honours famous Pakistani Artist Jimmy Fali Engineer

WHAT’S ON the newsletter of the Karachi Zarathoshti Banu Mandal informs… Video: “The Servant of Pakistan: Jimmy Engineer” Honours “apro” Jimmy Fali Engineer As a tribute on the 143rd birth anniversary of Pakistan’s National Poet Allama Iqbal, Asmaa Zia has made the above video, and writes that “I am honoured to make documentaries on the different aspects of the life and work of the legend Jimmy Engineer (Jimmy Fali), so that the world may know his dynamic personality.” In the forward of ‘Javed N...
Tags: Art, Life, Pakistan, Jimmy, Iqbal, Farsi, Allama Iqbal, Javed Namah, Karachi Zarathoshti Banu Mandal, Jimmy Fali, Allama Iqbal Asmaa Zia, Jimmy Engineer Jimmy Fali, Hamid Yazdani, Farsi Iqbaliyaat, Masnavi Javed Namah, Asmaa Zia

Computer Controlled Shackles Hold You Prisoner Until You Finish a Workout

Personally speaking, mustering the will to do pushups requires a lot of psyching myself up. A lot of walking around in circles, fiddling with my music, and wondering if maybe doing an extra few sets of overhead tricep extensions or holding a plank for two minutes would be a sufficient alternative to the dreaded…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Design, Fitness Tech, I Guess This Is Fitness Tech

The Apple Watch Could Use a Redesign

In terms of design, not much has changed with the Apple Watch. Since it was introduced in 2015, each subsequent watch has pretty much adhered to the same look. That might change starting next year. Apple prophet Ming-Chi Kuo noted in a report today that next year, we ought to expect both “innovative health management…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Design, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Ming Chi Kuo, No More Clones

Does Nudging Someone Really Change Behavior?

“Nudge theory has taken the world by storm (with organizations and governments using these techniques), and so you might be forgiven for thinking that these behavioural interventions get it right most of the time. Well, as is often the case, things do in fact go wrong in the world of nudging.” – 3QuarksDaily
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.23.20

Classical Grammy Nominations: Dudamel/LA Phil, Danielpour’s ‘Passion of Yeshua’, Met’s ‘Porgy and Bess’, Ted Hearne’s ‘Place’

Richard Danielpour’s oratorio, performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic under JoAnn Falletta. was nominated in three categories; the Metropolitan Opera’s recording of Gershwin’s opera received two nods, as did the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s release of the complete symphonies of Charles Ives, Thomas Adès’s Piano Concerto (with Kirill Gershtein and the Boston Symphony), and composer Ted Hearne’s staged oratorio Place. Both Adès and the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas have two diff...
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, Yeshua, Gershwin, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bess, Boston Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic, Ted Hearne, Ades, Richard Danielpour, 11.24.20

Dave Chappelle Calls For Boycott Of His Old Sketch Show

Back when he was an up-and-coming 28-year-old with a child on the way, the comedian signed a contract with Comedy Central for what became Chappelle’s Show which allowed the cable channel’s parent company, ViacomCBS, to distribute reruns of the series in perpetuity with no additional payments to Chappelle. Now, having discovered that the show is being streamed by HBO Max and CBS All Access (and, via those services, on Netflix), he is telling his fans, “Boycott Chappelle’s Show. Do not watch it u...
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Cbs, Dave Chappelle, Chappelle, HBO Max, Boycott Chappelle, 11.25.20

The True Value Of An Arts Degree

A recent graduate says of her art history, cultural analysis, and other classes, “Being able to take these topics seriously and giving them the same attention and weight as things such as 18th-century philosophy taught me so much more about our communities, what we value, what we enjoy and whom we pay attention to.” – Maclean’s (Canada)
Tags: Art, Ideas, MacLean, 11.27.20

‘The Triumph of Death’: Mysterious Plague Painting in Palermo

Throughout the long, lonely months of our modern pandemic, I’ve been thinking about a dark and mysterious painting in Palermo known as “The Triumph of Death.” Known in Italian as Il Trionfo della Morte, the painting hangs in Palazzo Abatellis, a regional gallery in the Kalsa quarter of the Sicilian capital. Measuring 6 m x 6.42 m (19.7 ft x 21 ft), the massive, detached fresco is housed in a domed hall, once part of a 16th century chapel, and is one of the first works of art you will see short...
Tags: Travel, Art, Palermo, Sicily, Art & Architecture, Triumph Of Death, Palazzo Abatellis, Kalsa

The Uncanny Children’s Book Illustrations of Sigmund’s Freud’s Niece, Tom Seidmann-Freud

In 1919, Sigmund Freud published “The ‘Uncanny,’” his rare attempt as a psychoanalyst “to investigate the subject of aesthetics.” The essay arrived in the midst of a modernist revolution Freud himself unwittingly inspired in the work of Surrealists like Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, and many others. He also had an influence on another artist of the period: his niece Martha-Gertrud Freud, who started going by the name “Tom” after the age of 15, and who became known as children’s book author and i...
Tags: Google, Art, London, Education, College, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Israel, Vienna, Munich, K-12, Palestine, Aviva, Brothers Grimm, Sigmund Freud

Ask A Teen: Ballet’s A Visually Perfect Sport Art Form

Fair enough. The teen, and other dancers, keep their routines going during the pandemic, as well as they can. The high school senior: “I want to inspire people. I wish for people to be moved and left with a sense of pride and joy when they watch me. … That’s all I’ve ever dreamed of really, on the stage or in the street. I want people to look at me and feel inspired.” – Greenville (South Carolina) News
Tags: Art, Dance, 11.23.20

"Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon" - An Enlightening Journey Into Darkness

Reviewed by Judd Hollander   In the closing narration of the classic Twilight Zone television episode "Where is Everybody?" series creator Rod Serling talks about isolation, the barrier of loneliness and the vastness of space. The U.K.-based Original Theatre Company extrapolates on these same elements by tying them to an event which riveted the entire world, with their online production of "Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon".   The film opens in 2020 where former U.S. astronauts Jim Lovel...
Tags: Theatre, Earth, Rod Serling, Roe, Lovell, CDG, Capcom, Tom Chambers, SWIGERT, Judd Hollander, Jim Lovell, Patricia Cooper, Fred Haise, Torben Betts, Jack Swigert, Charlotte Peters

Chopin’s Letters Show He Was Totally Gay, So Let’s Quit Pretending, Says Journalist

“Chopin’s Men, a two-hour radio programme that aired on Swiss public broadcaster SRF’s arts channel, argues that the composer’s letters have been at times deliberately mistranslated, rumours of affairs with women exaggerated, and hints at an apparent interest in ‘cottaging’ … simply ignored. The music journalist Moritz Weber, who started researching Chopin’s letters during the spring lockdown, said he discovered a ‘flood of declarations of love aimed at men’, sometimes direct in their erotic to...
Tags: Art, People, Chopin, SRF, 11.25.20, Moritz Weber

How a 28-year-old sold his first jewelry design for $25,000 and within 3 years built an exclusive client roster including Rihanna

Emmanuel Tarpin. Emmanuel Tarpin At just 28 years old, Emmanuel Tarpin is one of high-end jewelry's rising stars.  Tarpin has amassed an elite list of clients over the last five years, winning the Rising Star prize from Fashion Group International and Designer of the Year at the 2019 Town and Country Jewelry Awards along the way. Today, Tarpin's client roster is so exclusive that he works only by private appointment — he's not sold in stores or online, at least not yet.  Tarpin opened up t...
Tags: Jewelry, Feature, Fashion, New York, Design, Beyonce, Small Business, Rihanna, Jay Z, France, Trends, Watches, Luxury, Paris, Retail, Christie's

Christmas Panto In The Pandemic

It seems you can’t keep England’s antic, anarchic holiday tradition down, even as disease stalks the land. Chris Wiegand talks to producers who are putting their pantos on film and in car parks. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, England, Theatre, Audience, Chris Wiegand, 11.19.20

Top 5 theories on the enigmatic monolith found in Utah desert

A monolithic object found in a remote part of Utah caused worldwide speculation about its origins.The object is very similar to the famous monolith from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: Space Odyssey".The object could be work of an artist or even have extraterrestrial origins. An enigmatic "monolith" found in a Utah desert on November 18th has become the source of worldwide attention and speculation, with Internet denizens looking for something more light-hearted to talk about as the tumultuous 2020 dr...
Tags: Art, Utah, Space, Movies, Innovation, Evolution, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, New Mexico, Mars, Kubrick, Alien, Extraterrestrial Life, Art History, Utah Department of Public Safety, DPS

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 26-Dec. 3

  Leon Keer’s “In Case of Lost Childhood,” acrylic on hand cut wood panel, is part of the “Nexus Three” online exhibit from Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Leon Keer/Brand Library and Art Center)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Nov. 26-Dec. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Christmas Market: A pop-up shopping experience, opens 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 27. Check website on Covid-19 precautions. Photo with Santa Claus — in a sleigh with non-reflective...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Comedy, Movies, Abc, California, La, Israel, Christmas, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance

The UK’s Culture Secretary Asks Netflix To Label ‘The Crown’ As Fiction

Who would write this twist into the series? Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden “is expected to write Netflix a formal request that a label is added to the beginning of each episode, clearly stating that the series is fictionalized. Dowden’s demands echo worries that the series will do lasting damage to the image of the British monarchy.” Ahem. – Variety
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Netflix, Dowden, Oliver Dowden, 11.29.20

What Intellectual Thought In Silicon Valley Looks Like

In an erudite new book, “What Tech Calls Thinking,” Adrian Daub, a professor of comparative literature and German studies at Stanford, investigates the concepts in which Silicon Valley is still staked. He argues that the economic upheavals that start there are “made plausible and made to seem inevitable” by these tightly codified marketing strategies he calls “ideals.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Stanford, Ideas, Silicon Valley, Adrian Daub, 10.13.20

Michael’s Cyber Monday Sale 60% Off Canvas, 70% Off Frames, 70% Off Beads, & More!

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal to keep everyone busy. Michael’s Cyber Monday Sale 60% Off Canvas, 70% Off Frames, 70% Off Beads, & More! Learn some awesome tips and trips for shopping at Michaels too! For Even More Awesome Online Deals
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michaels, Michael's, Michaels Coupons

The Pandemic Is Fueling Gaming, Sure, But Also A Game Category Called Just Chatting

Only connect, perhaps? Yes, Animal Crossing and Among Us are still popular, but “Just Chatting, which features people talking on camera about food, technology and other topics.” (And then there’s All Bad Cards, like an online version of Cards Against Humanity.) – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, 11.28.20

Broadway’s Spiderman Disaster, Ten Years Later

“You had Spider-Man dangling seven feet above the first two rows. It was the worst possible position because no one could reach him. One of the crew members fetched a stick to prod him with, but that didn’t help. It was like a live Spider-Man piñata. But we knew by the end of the night, well, that’s the worst it’s ever going to be. We’ll keep improving it and improving it, and it’s going to be duck soup by the time we open in January.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, 11.25.20

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