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]
In early 2012 Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós challenged filmmakers to create videos for their album Valtari. Photographer Ryan McGinley chose the song “Varúð,” an eight-minute dream narrated by a raspy head voice over an unsteady piano and transparent strings. In his video a barefoot girl in a glittery gold wig and a washed-out blue nightie skips through the streets of New York City in slow motion. She passes trucks, taxicabs, construction workers, and business men, m... [more]
Pride Photo Award is an international photo contest for top quality photography about sexual and gender diversity. The contest ends on the 14th of June at 23:59 Central European Summer Time. Contestants can register and submit their photos through the contest page of our website.
For this year’s edition photos can be submitted in four different categories: Gender, Single Images, Open and the theme category of the 2015 edition: Stories of Love and Pride. This year, Pride Photo Award ho... [more]
Licensing art has become a very big business indeed - for some. But it's one that as artists we all need to pay careful attention to, as it can so easily become overwhelming and leave you wondering if you've been taken advantage of while innocently attempting to advance your career. This is actually the second time I've encountered this type of licensing dilemma, but on this occasion the stakes were considerably higher, so much more dilemmery, if you will. A couple of years ago when the first... [more]
Tributes have been pouring in upon the announcement of the passing of Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015), who died at home, aged 75, on Monday after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome.
“She was so young at heart,” portrait photographer Martin Schoeller was quoted in Time as saying. “She was also the most courageous photographer, never taking no for an answer, always trying to achieve her vision at all costs.”
Although her work carried across a broad canvas includi... [more]
"If it commands attention, it's Culture.
If it matches the sofa, it’s Art.”
-- Artist Robert Williams
So let us begin by paraphrasing those Coagula Bad Boys Walter Robinson, Mat Gleason and Charlie Finch with this review of the New Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Or, let’s say, like they do in L.A., 25 words or less – Fugly Building. Fugly Art.
Crashing the Whitney on FREE day Saturday May 2, 2015 was as fun as it could be. Seein... [more]
In experiencing elsetime, Ellen Rothenberg’s solo exhibition at Sector 2337, there’s a moment when you realize that you’re not going to get any answers. Nothing conclusive, that is. Rothenberg’s approach to making—performative, research-based explorations of personal/political history—has no time for neat folding-up. The plethora of media on display—ranging in scale from large lean-tos to shifting photocopies of books—all of these give the impression of... [more]
Art or Not? Do you ever get the feeling when you enter a gallery that you just don't get it? Does the press release befuddle you? Sometimes it seems that the art world is a big ruse, making the most of that fear of the equivocal. Every week, we invite you to raise an ironic eyebrow and identify the accidental impostor of the two images below.
This week: sandy beach—or a sabulous installation?
The focus of this year's Biennale is the implicit structures and constraints of the Biennale as an int... [more]
Last weekend, Harlem welcomed the FLUX Art Fair - its first contemporary art fair. The event launched with a VIP reception on Wednesday, May 13th and was open to the public Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, the 17th. FLUX had been hard-fought by its organizer, Leanne Stella of Art in Flux -especially with the building under hard-hat construction up to the eleventh hour. All came together beautifully in the end, and the FLUX Art Fair waxed luminous against a backdrop of higher profile art ev... [more]
Macri’s Pink Narrative. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“In the film Funny Face starring the exquisite Audrey Hepburn and the light-as-air Fred Astaire, the dynamic Kay Thompson in her role of fashion editor proclaims that it’s time to “Think Pink!” We are then treated to a frenzy of pink haute couture. Of all colours in western society …” [more]
Facing the Faces: the Facebook Self-portraits of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“Self-portraiture and painting are almost synonymous. Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Titian, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Francisco Goya, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, Emily Carr, Frida Kahlo, a legion of others: the walls of art galleries are heavy with images of artists w... [more]
Art of the Orifice: Adamo Macri’s Verboten. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“The human body has always been the source of pleasure and revulsion, at once the embodiment of ecstasy and excrement, delight and disgust, beauty and brutality, dream and nightmare. In his great satire Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift depends upon such antithesis in his portrayal of the admirable Houyhnhnms and Gulliver’s ensuing misanthropy. A... [more]
Cellular Excitement: An Appreciation of the Art of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
"In many of his drawings, photos, constructions and other pieces of art, Adamo Macri depicts various forms existing beneath the visible surfaces of the world, and the reality of secret miniscule life teeming in obscure places. He explores, or imagines, acts of creation from the fundamental cellular level of existence to the intangible world of states... [more]