Archive for the ‘Art Blog’ Category

  • Where in the World Is Leonardo Drew?

    Leonardo Drew visiting the Nazca Lines in Peru. Production still from ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2014. Courtesy Leonardo Drew. “I want to learn as much as possible, and I want to give back as much as possible.” —Leonardo Drew Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Leonardo Drew discussing the importance of travel in relationship to his [...]

  • New Directions: Tobias Hall’s Typographic Posters

    For those traversing London in search of worthy, if lesser known, discoveries, British illustrator Tobias Hall has helpfully created a series of hand-illustrated posters pointing wanderers in the right direction. Created for Great Little Place, a site which seeks out hidden gems in the city’s vast landscape of pubs, restaurants, and galleries, Hall’s faux vintage posters are a handsome suite, [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Daniel Gordon. Still Life with Onions and Mackerel, 2014. Chromogenic print; 60 x 70 inches. Courtesy the artist and Wallspace, New York, NY. Psychedelic Still Lifes Daniel Gordon’s solo show Screen Selections and Still Lifes, on view at Wallspace (New York, NY), features the artist’s still lifes, in addition to Screen Selections—an entirely new body of “abstract compositions that [...]

  • Ten Artists on Radicalism and Resistance

    Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, Change, 2012. Segment: Ai Weiwei. © Art21, Inc. 2012. ART21 films are doorways into social and political issues of our time. In this roundup ten artists comment on cultural exclusion and resistance, peace and protest, documentary war photography, revolutionary philosophers, and their own [...]

  • The Walker Curates the News: 11.17.14

    The Jones family, subjects of Gillian Wearing’s A Real Birmingham Family. Photo: Jas Sansi Changing realities of the modern family have increased the need for a serious dialogue, as evidenced by the reactions to Gillian Wearing’s A Real Birmingham Family. Commissioned by Ikon Gallery, the new sculpture of two single-mother sisters and their sons has [...]

  • The Unexpected Makes the Moment Memorable

    I was sitting in Cusco, Peru when I happened upon a mail from my friend Anita asking if I’d be interested in helping out with a promotion she was running for one of her clients by doing a blog post on what makes the moment for me at the holidays. I was sitting in Cusco [...]

  • Weekly Roundup

    Jacolby Satterwhite. En Plein Air: Abduction III, 2014. C-print in artist’s frame; 84 x 60 x 3 inches. Jacolby Satterwhite dances in the cosmos Continuing to find inspiration in his mother’s sketches, Jacolby Satterwhite has created a new virtual world, “a macrocosmos,” where her work merges with his multimedia practice. How Lovely Is Me Being As I Am opens [...]

  • M DASH: TUBE LAMP BY INGO MAURER

    Ingo Maurer’s most famous lighting designs—be it the whimsical Birdie or astonishing Porca Miseria—are not for everyone, least of all those who like their objects with few extraneous details. But the German designer can just as easily take the reductive route, as evidenced in this early creation, manufactured under his Design M label. Maurer apprenticed as a typesetter and studied graphic [...]

  • YES WOMAN: SYLVIE FLEURY’S NEON ART

    The Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury has amassed a body of work informed by the world of fashion, luxury goods, and consumerism, all of which are presumably referenced in this 2009 typographic piece—an installation in which neon has seldom been applied to such refined effect.

  • The Walker Curates the News: 11.10.14

    Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh, PA. Created as a tool to foster understanding, Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen, which serves cuisine from countries with which the US is in conflict, has shut down after receiving death threats over texts dubbed “anti-Israel” by critics. Printed on food wrappers, the texts featured excerpts from interviews with Palestinians and covered cultural and political [...]

 

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