This is the Volcano Dress, presented for the first time in Tuscany (Mount Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 25, during the events for the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus” short film produced by Roberto Alborghetti with Bartons PLC and ACT Group.
The picture is a special preview from the forthcoming Video and Booklet : “The Princess, The Fire and the Castle”. The Volcano Dress is an HotCouture Creation by Mitrani Yarden based on the original picture by Roberto A... [more]
Germination by Amy Haddad Timothy Bergstrom, Heidi Norton, Derrick Piens at LVL3 Gallery
September 26th - November 1st
By: Amy Haddad
A group show at LVL3 in Chicago brings together three artists that explore germination in multiple ways.
Heidi Norton. “The Plight (feeding Systems).” Image courtesy of LVL3.
Visitors attending the “Germination” exhibition at LVL3, a gallery in Chicago, should expect to be surprised by the connections the show offers. The title brings to mind seeds growing into plants. But the visitor cannot help thinking how the term germination has expanded after seeing an amalgama... [more]
Please find my latest article (a small presentation as for me) has been already posted on Oct-24-2015 by "Art Platform NYC" located at 817 Broadway in New York. http://artplatformnyc.com/2015/08/10/osamu-jinguji/
At the same time as the above article's information, to my great delight, I recently received an eager and passionate invitation from them to their newest big project "VISUAL THOUGHT: ART + EXPRESSION 2016" including a participation of "Artexpo New York 2016, Apr 14-17 http://artexponewyork.com", a print... [more]
I last felt this way when reading Ada by Nabokov. The pitch of amorous Baroque satire is about the same. Nabokov’s delicious novel traces a lifelong affair between a brother and sister (beginning with him aged fourteen, her eleven), under the pretense that they mistakenly think themselves cousins. It is set in the late nineteenth century, at their families’ summer home, in a place resembling the South of France. Opening in time for FIAC in Paris, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson&... [more]
There are forms we know and forms we strive for. This is Plato’s theory—that the ideal is an immovable image, an untouched idea, and that what we know is constantly subject to change and transformation as it goes. For artists and viewers alike, the form of a group exhibition is not always the ideal. The feel of these shows sets up a certain expectation from viewers, often a feeling of decentralization—that the variety of voices is favored over a singular approach, assemblage over inseparability. In... [more]
Artworks of Daria Kudinova charm with its composition, color palette and diversity of motives. You do not know for sure what kind of structures are presented at them. Is it something biomorphic or technogenic? What do they mean? What is the concept of those paintings? Besides, you will not understand the main idea of Dasha Kudinova’s artworks if you are not familiar with her biography. Before she developed her own style Dasha worked as a fashion photographer and as an assistant of more expe... [more]
Reading can be a very private pursuit. It requires solitary attention, time, focus: all the things you often don’t find in abundance at an art fair. As part of 2015’s Frieze Projects commissions, alongside works from Thea Djordjadze and Rachel Rose, castillo/corrales are bringing their DIY publishing spirit to a broader context, with newly commissioned texts and furniture for the booth, presented with a vinyl floor recreation of the typical Parisian social hangout: a passageway cafe. With... [more]
La chambre de Vénus
The room of Venus
- 5 photographiques, tirages réalisés sur papier Canson Arches Velin Museum Rag 315 grs, 30 cm de diamètre.
- 5 photographic, prints made on paper Canson Arches Velin Museum Rag 315 g, 30 cm in diameter.
- 5 pièces en plexiglas d’environ 33 cm de diamètre et 3, 5 cm d’épaisseur.
- 5 rooms Plexiglas about 33 cm in diameter and 3, 5 cm thick.
- 10 mètres de tissu velours carmin, ficelle... [more]
Raised plastic titles display Arabic lettering.
The text is slightly enlarged so that it imitates brail—raised to suggest that the shapes could be read with hands—turning texture into thought.
A red exclamation point disrupts the script—a western interruption bordering on fusion.
These are some of the constructed artifacts on display in the Preis der Nationalgalerie exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof by the collective Slavs and Tatars, who were nominated for this year’s award. Th... [more]
Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine November/December. Carpazine Underground Art Magazine Featuring: Ginger Coyote, Magosh, Chris Oleary, Jimmy Woods, Juventude Maldita (punk rock band strongly related to anarchism and antifascism), Piss in the Face of Convention!(a life of paint sex and rock `n` roll), Manoush (apnea), Zombies Attacks Again! (Why do these undead fiends continue to plague MF Gallery with their vile stench?) and much more!! www.carpazine.com [more]
Something tells me you’ll want to sit for this. You may even want to lie down, as your brain pulsates and heartbeat shifts. Your thoughts are sucked into a vortex of sound; your sense of self absorbed into vibrating air molecules. The more you focus on perception, the more unmoored your mind becomes. And that’s just the first ten minutes.
La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House intends to reorient you: mind, body, and spirit. Currently at Dia:Chelsea, this sonic and visual... [more]
Art or Not? Art has many different forms. It can smell, move, be big, small, or even invisible. But when we look at art from afar, it often takes the single form of a flat image—all art has to face the challenges of the same medium, framed by our screens. With the term "art" as vague as this, what gives an artwork context now? Is it the editorial bête noir, the press release? Or can art hold its own and transmit a sense of "something more" without words to shape it?
This week, we've come across... [more]
By now, many will have read Ben Davis’ piece on artnet news, a piece of social and market criticism that takes on Chicago artist Theaster Gates’ newest endeavor: the opening of the Stony Island Arts Bank, a part of the Rebuild Foundation. It is a piece that necessarily traces the social implications of the newly minted space within the larger space of Gates’ practice, and Chicago itself, using Gates’ relationship to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as its central lens through which to look at... [more]
In Pittsburgh, the ghost of industrial America is more unwieldy than in any city this side of Detroit. Abandoned buildings and machinery abound, with a lot less of this past repurposed than in more modern and populous places like Brooklyn or Chicago.
Alloy Pittsburgh’s bi-annual exhibition at Carrie Furnaces, just over the city’s border in Homestead, PA, looks to create a symbiosis between Pittsburgh’s heavy rustbelt legacy and the opportunities its rubble leaves. The furnaces stand as the only ones left in the regi... [more]
Thank God for a new generation of artists! Today’s emerging artists stay away from the pushy know-it-all attitude of macho modernists who for half a century were quick to dismiss as inferior anyone supporting a dogma not their own. Neither are they infected by the postmodern virus of egalitarianism, which in the end robs everything of value and reduces art to an ironic game of smart references and endless footnotes. Artists of today are not afraid to shop around for culturally diverse icono... [more]