vrijdag 25 maart 2011

Waléria Américo


Confused with contradictions as in Des-limite (2006) by Waléria Américo. Moving between floors of a tower by using the stairs, and having windows as a means of circulation between the outside and inside, we observe his proceedings well marked out but they do not reach an end or purpose. Risk and security are now very near, in spite of the first signifying a path to somewhere which is not yet known. In another work of 2005 – Para ver o céu mudar de cor – a series of five photographs are presented, which exhibit the image of an artist walking along a parapet on top of a building, neighbor to other sky-scrapers whose network of concrete nearly blackens out the horizon. As Moacir do Anjos confirms, “The danger of a fall implicit in the walk seems to be justified in the last of the photographs shown, in which the artist reaches a position that permits him to see the twilight beyond the barrier created by the buildings, as well as the title reason given to the work.”1 The risk that is confirmed in the apprehensiveness of a city that is unfulfilled: it is a horizon; it does not belong anymore to its citizens and neither them to it.
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Felipe Scovino - revista tatui

galeriamoro

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Des-limite, 2006 (09:00)
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woensdag 23 maart 2011

people spazzing



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people spazzing (14:56)
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dinsdag 22 maart 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different



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maandag 21 maart 2011

Yvan Salomone




Yvan Salomone bases his work on photographs taken in situ at the port in Salomone’s native town of Saint Malo, in Rotterdam, in Shanghai and elsewhere. The introductory document is only informative; it is not a question of reproducing his images but of interpreting them. The choice of medium, liquid and transparent, confirms this motivation. Thus, when confronted with the weightlessness produced by the use of watercolour, the representation of the raw materials in these industrial sites undergoes a metamorphosis that lends a truly singular quality to the artist’s compositions. Yvan Salomone’s landscapes engender a poetic dematerialisation of reality and impose themselves on the viewer as suspended space.
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galerie xippas

Peinture parlée - Yvan Salomone, 4-02-97, 1997


zondag 20 maart 2011

Mike’s World



Mike’s World takes a tightly focused view of a single Michael Smith performance persona as it has developed over the course of many years and through innumerable presentation formats: “Mike.” The character Mike functions metaphorically as a kind of ever-hopeful Candide, adrift in a world of rapid technological advances that he seems incapable of fully comprehending, and stymied by the depersonalization and isolation that have accompanied late twentieth-century life. Ironic in its sharp personification of failure—but also stop-you-in-your-tracks hilarious and poignant, too—Smith’s work mirrors our most human concerns about competency and comfort.
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Mike’s World

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SECRET HORROR - Michael Smith and Mark Fischer 1980(13:19)
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zaterdag 19 maart 2011

les baguettes du mal - muori




L'ironia del dramma quotidiano, in una vita spesa ammorire, quasi come una riga di lato. Retrospettiva strutturale sulla morte, una reinterpretazione strutturale dell'inutilità della morte rispetto a una vita. La morte, vista dagli occhi di un bambino è come un cielo arcobaleno in un paradiso verticale, un fischio, una luce bianca e poi un altro fischio. Luce bianca fischia.
les baguettes du mal - muori


vrijdag 18 maart 2011

Letha Wilson



Valerie Atkisson: Tell me about your work

Letha Wilson: My work has spanned a variety of media but primarily photography, video and sculpture. I grew up in Colorado and the compelling natural landscape there and has influenced much of my work. I’m also interested in architecture, and specifically gallery spaces and how the presentation spaces and the work itself intermingle. I try to make work that often connects different locations or links places to each to other, across distances, sometimes in real time using videos.
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artbistro 2009.

ps1: studio-visit

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16 Possibilities for an 8 Minute Car Drive, Nova Scotia 2005 (08:34)
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woensdag 16 maart 2011

Dead Philosophers in Heaven



Dead Philosophers in Heaven is co-written by Matt Russell and Nick Gibb.

Matt is a tutor, researcher and student in an extremely prestigious university of great international renown. His big goals in life right now are to clean the bath and to eat less cheesy snacks. Sometimes he likes to write articles.

Nick attempts to scrape a living from graphic design, film making, stand up comedy, and acting.

Dead Philosophers in Heaven.


dinsdag 15 maart 2011

Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber




From two of the founding members of the influential collective, the Royal Art Lodge.

Constructive Abandonment is a series of small paintings featuring surreal vignettes with animals and children weighed down by the pressures of life. With absurdly comedic interactions, the text varies from straightforward to even more abstract and nonsensical than the images that it accompanies. The paintings reference child’s play or literature and some are seemingly without reference, completely untethered.


Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber are founding members of the Royal Art Lodge. Since the dissolution of the influential Winnipeg art collective, Dumontier and Farber continue to work and create art together. Constructive Abandonment is a partnership not only of two of today’s great contemporary artists but also of cohesive dissonance. Pages that could be forgettable one-liners become investigations into intellect and our ability to draw correlations between contradictory elements in a single image.
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atomicbooks


richardhellergallery

pulse-art


maandag 14 maart 2011

'DeletedImages' Junkyard of Art




Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

DeletedImages.com is the Junkyard of Art. This is the place where unfocused, blurry and unsharp images come back to life. Have another look at your camera and look at those images you would normally delete. Those images can be very beautiful. In fact sometimes these are truly works of art. Here you have a chance to upload these unseen pieces of beauty. Submit your own deleted image now and share it with the rest of the world.
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zondag 13 maart 2011

Starsuckers - Chris Atkins (2009)


Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.

Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all and especially our children.
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topdocumentaryfilms

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Starsuckers 2009 - Directed by Chris Atkins (1:40:32)
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zaterdag 12 maart 2011

MovieBarCode



What is a MovieBarCode? It’s every single frame of a movie combined to create an awesome digital artwork. While we are not exactly sure about the technique used to conjure up these masterpieces, they are fantastic to look at. We have given clues for each movie displayed. See if you can guess them all.
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photoweeklyonline




vrijdag 11 maart 2011

Soasig Chamaillard - Virgin Mary Art Sets off a Furor in France




"May this 'artist' burn in hell and may flames devour this gallery."

For her part,
Soasig Chamaillard is surprised by these strident reactions and says that her goal is not to shake believers' faith. "I suspected that this could shock the sensibilities of certain people, but I didn't think there would be so many of them," she told ARTINFO France. "As an artist, you don't necessarily see the clash between your internal world and the external world." Chamaillard expressed regret that some people feel wounded by what she has made. Nevertheless, "faith is not in statues, and perhaps they should remember that," she said. "Faith should be strong enough to remain unshaken by simple objects. I think they need to step back from the object and not forget that it's an artistic work."
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artinfo


donderdag 10 maart 2011

Tom Duncan




Tom Duncan: Recalling memories is like building a bridge: one leads to another. People assume that the past comes back easily to me, but that's not true. Remembering in detail takes work.

I started making sculpture as a small child when my aunt gave me my first clay set and made a clay figure. She then clothed the figure with brown paper and attached it with a string. I was AMAZED. My aunt didn't have any particular skill, but I couldn't have been more impressed if it had been Michelangelo showing me how to carve marble.
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biddingtons

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Tom Duncan, The Art of War and Peace,2010 (10:55)
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woensdag 9 maart 2011

Kaspar Bonnén




How do we become who we are? How are our memories formed? How, for example, do we distinguish being in love from a religious experience? Can thoughts and emotions be distinguished? In Kaspar Bonnén’s exhibition The Room Can Never Be Closed, various emotions and experiences are assigned separate rooms.

Kaspar Bonnén Kaspar Bonnén (born 1968) is one of the most significant young artists in Denmark. While he was still at the Academy, he established Kørner’s Office together with his fellow artists John Kørner, Kirstine Roepstorff and Tal R. They organized untraditional shows, and Bonnén developed his artistic style in several genres, ranging from painting to sculpture, land art, computer art, video, installations and writing. Kaspar Bonnén’s works often take as their point of departure the physical and social space of human beings
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Museum at Kunsthallen Brandts - The Room Can Never Be Closed


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