Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
Art or Not? Visitors to the museum or fine art institution are often concerned about being the butt of an artist's joke, not privy to some marketing ploy, where they are statiscial cogs in a machine churning out money for ideas. But wouldn't it be a fine thing if we could make artworks out of experience—removing the need for product, structure, and market, altogether?
This week: Awkward mishaps happen. But which of the images described below is a clandestine capture of a situation staged by a very ra... [more]
by Alexandra Chipkin
On the evening of August 13th Guilmi seemed to be waking up. A cacophony of voices could be heard as townspeople and visitors gathered in a small piazza to listen to stories beingread aloud from inside a van. Later this van was opened up to reveal photographs lining the inside of the car: forming a small gallery. This gallery is in fact the perfect size for this town of no more than 200 people. The exhibition is called Avanzi, or leftovers. It is the result of about three we... [more]
Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine September/October. Carpazine Underground Art magazine featuring: Jesse Mosher: Punk Art, A.R.D: Hardcore since 1984, Ear and There: Be a part of this worldwide phenomenon, Matthew Lineham: New Wave Saints, Stax Museum: Stax: Visions of Soul, Street Artist: Sath, Muskga: The revival of guitars with substance, Leigh de Vries: Strange, Manoush and many more!
For five days New York-based saxophonist and multimedia artist Matana Roberts took over the Whitney’s third-floor theater for the latest installment of i call america, her “extended research residency”-cum-performance, situated as a response to the Whitney’s inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See. “America is hard to see” compels us to look, to try to understand the complexities of America’s visual history; “I call America,” meanwhile, establishes an agent, compelling us to act. Understan... [more]
They call it “Marbs.” Some of them do, anyway—not the real deal money; not 'Tony' and 'Mel' Banderas-Griffiths, whose beach-front palace’s lease, quite tragically, outlived their marriage—but the ones who are there for an earthier breed of bacchanal: the drunks, the San Tropez tanners, the motor-mouthed swimsuit babes, the rutting Croyden bucks—and so on, and so forth. Breasts as buoyant as puppies; pectorals as tight as spinster's mouths: the strip on Puerto... [more]
A young-girl enters the room, she gives a speech, she engages with the audience, she exits. Her acting double, an identically looking young-girl, enters the room after her. She performs the same speech in German with a slight variation.
Both girls perform the same character—a character modeled after manga character Ann Lee. In their combined acting, they agree to share the personality of a constructed character schizophrenically. They (she) perform an idea of identity that has been crafted... [more]
Courtesy The Poor Farm.
Great Poor Farm Experiment VII
Exhibitions on view through June 2016 Opening: July 31–August 2, 2015 Poor FarmE6325 County Highway BB Manawa, WI 54949www.poorfarmexperiment.org
Exhibition: Listening and Making Sound"Now is the sublime. I used to hate that word, I was interested in subjecti... [more]
Jae Hwan Lim is a socio-politically driven artist, who criticizes the lurking bureaucracy and corruption that limit democratic freedoms in his home country, the Republic of Korea. Creating paintings and videos that poetically illuminate corruption in politics and religions, Lim is currently undertaking his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His multi-national background influences him to embody the political issue-makers through which he actively experi... [more]
The Constitution of the Republic of Korea Article 1 Section 2: “The sovereignty of the Republic of Korea shall reside in the people, and all state authority shall emanate from the people.” Through representation and the re-enactment of narratives from the media, I create paintings, drawings, performances, and videos that criticize the hidden bureaucracy and corruption that disregard the Constitution and limit the democratic freedoms in my home country, South Korea. My artworks make commentar... [more]
Published in Art India Magazine
Sourav Roy responds to Rameshwar Broota’s multi-generic journey over the last ﬁfty years.
Rameshwar Broota. Metamorphosis VI. Oil on canvas. 1986. Images courtesy Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi.
Contemporary art discourse constantly refers to the male gaze as it stays trained on a female body: longing, projecting, mapping, invading. But when the male gaze turns inwards, towards its host male body, not... [more]
My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5, in the beautiful Lenno town.
The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to su... [more]
Two boys crouch on either side of the wall that separates the West Bank from Jerusalem. They are smuggling 1,000 loaves of Ka’ak Al Quds (“bread of Jerusalem”) through a hand-bored hole in the concrete. Ramallah-based artist Khaled Jarrar interviews them from behind an unsteady camera. “Pull! Pull!” urges the older boy. Dust from both the flour and the wall is seen as the younger child collects the bread on the other side in a makeshift production line. The zero-shap... [more]
Art or Not? Do you ever walk into a gallery, and feel like you're missing something? Art can sometimes confuse you. But what does make something art, or not? Is it context, words, or the audience, who says what flies in the gallery? Every week, we ask our readers to stop taking the art world so seriously for a little minute and try and play a game of spot the difference.
This week: which of the unusual scenes below is documents a performance exhibited at a Welsh art institute?
Staged in the glo... [more]