woensdag 30 april 2008

Peter Busch

Bei Peter Busch kommen romantische Darstellungsmodi wie auch Schnappschussmotive unter der dunstigen Glocke eines malerischen Sfumato zusammen. Der Mensch bleibt in Buschs Bildern meist abwesend. Die Kompositionen suggerieren, dass nicht zu identifizierende Figuren vor dem Motiv angeordnet sind und damit der Eindruck entsteht, die Situation ist unter Beobachtung. Das gibt den Bildern einen beängstigenden Grundton.
bron: galerieKleindienst

dinsdag 29 april 2008

Fifteen Minutes

fifteen minutes is an interactive web-based performance. viewers choose an activity for the artist to perform for fifteen minutes. the artist video tapes herself performing the chosen activity. all videos are uploaded on the project website for the public to view.

the colorful vomit

animal race

maandag 28 april 2008

Barbie massacre

These barbies could not have been massacred without the following people: Jesse, Melissa, Catherine, Crystal, Kiraney, and Sarah.

The Barbie Massacre (Part 1)
The Barbie Massacre (Part 2)

Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project!

zondag 27 april 2008


1965. Self-shot. 16mm film. 18 min.

A silent film of collaged and painted sequences of lovemaking between Schneemann and her then partner, composer James Tenney; observed by the cat, Kitch.

"...I wanted to see if the experience of what I saw would have any correspondence to what I felt-- the intimacy of the lovemaking... And I wanted to put into that materiality of film the energies of the body, so that the film itself dissolves and recombines and is transparent and dense-- as one feels during lovemaking... It is different from any pornographic work that you've ever seen-- that's why people are still looking at it! And there's no objectification or fetishization of the woman." –
Carolee Schneemann

zaterdag 26 april 2008

Martina Gmür

Die Arbeiten von Martina Gmür stellen die Malerei in Frage, indem sie deren Grenzen mit einem minimalen figurativen Register ausloten. Doch erfolgt die Infragestellung nicht über eine intellektuelle Haltung, sondern durch eine unmittelbare, spontane Gestaltung voller Leichtigkeit, Poesie und Verführung. Die Motive inspirieren sich an Dingen und Szenen des Alltags, an Träumen und Erinnerungen. Zudem drückt sich die Künstlerin auch über Performances und dreidimensionale Werke aus
bron: forum for Swiss Art


youtube:Martina Gmür in der Galerie Stampa

vrijdag 25 april 2008

Marc Chiat

(flash fun)
We imagine the artist having fun drawing the tanks like that of a child caught up in his own fantasy war games, and his enjoyment in every brushstroke to miraculously create a stone that would soon become a mountain of rubble. Yet, one senses a perverse pleasure in looking at these works. Marc Chiat is in fact aware of these contradictions. Having been evicted from his long-time studio due to gentrification, with fight (a more personal war), his rubble is not only the rubble of Iraq or Afghanistan, but the rubble nestled between the interchanges of California interstate highways.
bron: track16

apostol contemporary art

donderdag 24 april 2008

Sarah Maple

Sarah Maple takes a humorous approach to her work, which underplays the intensity of the content. In her self-portraits, she blurs the boundaries between pop-culture and religious devotion, portraying herself wearing a burka on Brighton Pier, or praying with bunny ears attached to her veil. “I don’t think that I am criticizing the religion itself,” she says. “I’m questioning the way some Muslims interpret the faith. I’m not saying we should all go and break the rules. I’m just saying that if you’re going to be a Muslim and pray every day, that doesn’t necessarily make you a good person… ”
bron: kanardo

3 Minute Wonder - Channel 4 (03:12)
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woensdag 23 april 2008

Markus Vater

Markus Vater (*1970) is a prankish experimentalist in the realm of images and visual codes. He falls back on standards of representative portrait painting or thinks up romantic figurative scenes that recall airbrush posters as well as cartoons and illustrated aphorisms.
bron: volta4


example animation:

example animation:

dinsdag 22 april 2008

Mathieu Briand

The work of French multimedia artist Mathieu Briand confounds our preconceptions of visual language by drawing on sources outside traditional art practices. He embraces a domain that encompasses electronic media and music, the sciences, new technology, architecture, phenomenology and virtual space, as well as the protocols of games and rituals. Consequently his work is often produced in collaboration with other artists, scientists, engineers and philosophers
bron: artbook - Mathieu Briand & Daniel Foucard: UbÏq, A Mental Odyssey

martos gallery

vids.myspace - Mathieu Briand

maandag 21 april 2008

Life Before Death

Nothing, it is said, teaches us more about living than dying. But if so, isn't it odd how little we face up to death? And isn't it odd that modern societies, which appear so keen to find meaning in the business of living, push death to the periphery, minimising our contact with it and sanitising its impact?

The German photographer Walter Schels thinks it not only odd, but wrong that death is so hidden from view. Aged 72, he's also keenly aware that his own death is getting closer. Which is why, a few years ago, he embarked on a
bizarre project. He decided to shoot a series of portraits of people both before and after they had died.
bron: Joanna Moorhead - The Guardian

zondag 20 april 2008

Terry Jones - Crusades

Terry Jones - Crusades (1995) (46:39)
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Terry Jones is not only a talented comedian, he is also an accomplished historian. I found this series to be a well crafted and accurate view of a particularly dark time in history when ambition and zealotry brought terrible violence to western Asia. Jones blends humor and insight with storytelling to give a vivid picture of the motivations and fears of the different players.


zaterdag 19 april 2008

Quilt of offensive arts

Quilt of offensive arts - In this quilt you will find in one overview art works that are deemed to be offensive. Click and watch, read and reach your own conclusions. A warning in advance: If you enter the museum for Offensive Art, you are at risk of being offended. Nobody compels you to enter...
bron: verlichtingshumanisten

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