maandag 29 juni 2009

Mark Booth

Just when you thought you couldn’t take another piece of art with an amusing remark written across its front, or any more gallery walls peppered with unframed drawings, this talented Chicago artist, Mark Booth, equally at ease with abstract painting and poetry, makes his New York debut. The words may conjure up a world of their own. And you may find yourself looking longer than you initially expected to.
source: Roberta Smith - The New York Times. December 14, 2007


zondag 28 juni 2009


Smaranda Olcèse-Trifan
Journal de corps explore la relation entre image et danse à travers l’énigme que pose notre corporéité. L’attestation de soi est le corps. Le corps est l’espace que nous partageons tous et l’espace le plus individuel. À la foi lieu commun et unique, il est un monde en constante transformation, un état de sensations et de perceptions, un terrain de jeu à explorer, à connaître, à reconnaître, à vivre et à danser. Le corps est un journal intime à la logique compilatrice, au parcours déconcertant qui met en jeu les corps pour révéler un entier pluriel, contrasté – vivant comme « soi ». Tout est surprenant dans ce corps où l’on ne cesse de vivre.

Mié-Journaldecorps-1 (03:05)
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acte2 (03:13)

zaterdag 27 juni 2009

Jake Longstreth

Jake Longstreth's paintings interrogate the expansive space of a largely exurban landscape. His work explores both the industrial and the pastoral –– revealing their blurred dialogue. Longstreth reduces his images to their basic elements. His flat, light-filled paintings stray liberally from the photographs they are based on, inhabiting a middle ground of painterly subjectivity.

vrijdag 26 juni 2009

How to Use a Vacuum Cleaner

How to Use a Vacuum Cleaner

Expert: Travis Waak
Bio: Travis' experience with bonfires began early with boyscouts and carried on into his wilderness training when in his 20's. He is an active outdoorsman with fire safety certifications.
Filmmaker: Travis Waack


donderdag 25 juni 2009

Ofer Wolberger

Photography has been a vehicle with which Ofer Wolberger examines notions of beauty and identity, conflicts of self perception and representation, and the role that visual culture plays in both. This exploration is expanded in his latest series (Life with) Maggie.

Maggie is a fictional character who seems transported from another time and place, one presumably set in the past.

woensdag 24 juni 2009

Ergül Cengiz

Ergül Cengiz setzt sich in ihren Bildern – so sagt sie selbst – mit „kollektiven und persönlichen Urbildern“ der Erinnerung auseinander, in denen sich die verschiedenen Kulturen ihrer Herkunft vermischen. Als Material für ihre Arbeit verwendet sie vertraute Motive und ordnet sie in ihren Bildern neu an. Tiere, Menschen, Landschaften, Architekturen kommen zum Einsatz, die in einen emotionalen, symbolischen oder kunstgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang gestellt werden. Durch die Verfremdung sollen vertraute Sehgewohnheiten und Ansichten unstimmig gemacht oder negiert werden. So wird etwa die abendländische Symbolik mit der orientalischen kombiniert, wobei Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede eine Spannung im Bild erzeugen.
artnet magazine

dinsdag 23 juni 2009

here's your meal

Food as metaphor and other strategies of consumption

The meal is life given to the body, the execution is life taken from the body. The meals register the juxtaposition between and/or confusion over what is given and what is taken away.-Celia A. Shapiro on her "Last Supper" series, photographs of last meals requested by executed U.S. prisoners, re-created by the artist.
rhode island roads magazine

Hospital Food
Dear hungry patient, submit your "delicious" hospital food here !

maandag 22 juni 2009

Mark Mulroney

Mark Mulroney's ever-changing imaginary world is a recollection of stories that, to him, reflect traditional American life. His formative experiences as an alter boy, his love of Polaroid pictures, and his grandmother's wish to attend as many Padres' games as possible, all combine to create artwork that conveys his unique perspective. Viewers encounter works as varied as large-scale ink drawings of religious figures, Rembrandt etchings, cowboys and nude women; paintings with familiar compositions inspired by a Kodak manual on how to take a good picture; books and pamphlets containing sketches and musings; and even Dolly Parton, ready to tell their fortunes

zondag 21 juni 2009

Het Komies Realisties Produkzie Team '76

promotiefilm voor de KNBRD, gemaakt door het Het Komies Realisties Produkzie Team '76 van de Rietveld Academie. De film laat aan de hand van geanimeerde beelden, kenmerkend voor de Rietveld Academie uit die tijd, zien dat het allemaal makkelijk zou kunnen gaan met het redden van mensen in nood maar dat het helaas niet zo is.

Het Komies Realisties Produkzie Team '76 van de Rietveld Academie -
promotiefilm voor de KNBRD (10:13)

zaterdag 20 juni 2009

Cathy Watkins

In order to escape the weighty artistic legacy of St Ives and the seductive landscapes of Cornwall, Catharine Watkins has been studying childrens’ toys. In particular, females from the Bratz TM series of sexualised dolls, masks of the Overlord, weapons of the Underworld, toys produced with a theme for Halloween and the ubiquitous BarbieTM. Based in St Ives and Penzance, Watkins finds a plethora of subjects to study, draw and paint, in the two local Woolworth stores. Barbie is an ‘icon’ and powerful presence in her personal childhood and is remembered as an object of compelling desirability. Barbie also happens to be one of the most successful brands of the twentieth century.
source: Tate Catalogue


vrijdag 19 juni 2009

Hayley A. Silverman

Hayley A. Silverman
Maryland Institute College of Art : Baltimore Maryland (BFA) Interdisciplinary Sculptural Studies with a concentration in Interactive Media

donderdag 18 juni 2009

The Treasury of Ornament

The Treasury of Ornament - Heinrich Dolmetsch 1898
via: bibliodyssey

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part 2
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This book, first published in English in 1898, is one of the great 19th century studies in pattern and design. This is a superbly illustrated edition, the first to be published in English since 1912. The very extensive plates are accompanied by a detailed text and the volume is encyclopaedic in scope from Ancient Egyptian and Grecian Art to 17th and 18th century Baroque and rococo motifs.
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woensdag 17 juni 2009

Robertina Šebjanic

In her art projects, Robertina Šebjanic explores and works with various media such as video and spatial/ambiental installations and more broadly conceived cross-media projects. She had previously been featured as an independent author as well as in collaboration at many exhibitions and festivals in Slovenia and abroad.
HAIP Festival

Niro - Robertina Šebjanic (02:15)
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This video dissects, hides and reveals intimacy and its place in contemporary world. In our time impersonality of social relations is higly valued, yet we simultaneously desperately aspire to authenticity and immediacy of simple personal contact.


dinsdag 16 juni 2009

Michelle Jezierski

Ich versuche mich in das Bild hineinzuversetzen und Orte, die es nicht geben kann, erfahrbar zu machen – wie z.B. eine schwebende Rennbahn.

Michelle Jezierski’s Bildwelten fordern unser Verständnis von Zeit, Raum und Perspektive heraus. Es wird ein Vokabular von Symbolik neu verknüpft, wodurch das Vertraute befremdlich wirkt. Schwebende Häuser in Höhlen treffen auf Läufer im Boxring wie in einer unbekannten Welt. Die Gegensätze von Innen- und Außenräumen, Schwere und Schwerelosigkeit, Bewegung und Stillstand werden miteinander verschachtelt und neu kombiniert. Dies wirkt gleichzeitig anziehend und fremdartig.


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