There are so many ways to feel miserable, how do you feel better? Watch this short video, ignore this guy’s really expressive eyes and you’ll hear an important message: if you’re an artist you have to make things. Today.
RxArt is a non-profit dedicated to placing original fine art in depressing places within healthcare facilities. I love this idea. It highlights the power of art outside a gallery setting and illustrates how art isn’t just a commodity to be bought and sold. While the organizations’ volunteers were installing at Metropolitan Hospital, they bumped into Ruth Hutson. “My name is Ruth… Read more →
These swings are set up in the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall at the Park Avenue Armory! The wonderful artist Ann Hamilton’s installation, called “the event of a thread”, lets audiences feel what it’s like to hang from a single piece of thread, suspended in mid air by an over-sized swing. On view until January 6th! Visit it along with these shows! No two… Read more →
I love this Wes Anderson super cut of over head shots! It really makes a difference in the point-of-view of the story. Such beautiful imagery – I don’t usually care for his story lines but I think they look great!
Meryl Streep and Hilary Clinton snap photos with Meryl’s iPhone at the Kennedy Center State Dinner, Saturday December 1st in Washington D.C Source.
One of my favorite artists, Martha Rosler, had her first solo show at MoMA last week. I went Friday after work and was ready to be inspired after a hellish week. As I’ve blogged about before, I love Martha Rosler’s appropriation mash ups. I have posters of her work in my studio and backgrounds of her prints on my phone. But this show, with its rows… Read more →
Take something complicated like a painting or an artist and reduce it down to it’s most basic elements and you’ve got an interesting dynamic. But when you start with a basic source and try to boil it down…it just doesn’t go anywhere. Reducing TV shows down to their most basic icons & images just makes their all-ready-too-simplistic formula seem ridiculous. What… Read more →
I realize that Christmas and Hanukkah are quite a few days away but this gem of an accessory doesn’t really need a specific holiday. It’s an all-around wonderful present for office and freelancer workers alike. I can’t stop imagining all the things I’d stamp it on. Including my forehead.
I first saw remix artist, DJ and Executive Editor of Origin Magazine Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) perform at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2008 where he “live sampled” a string trio, drawing connections between digital culture and the traditions of composers like Bach, Gotan Project, and Radiohead. Paul is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician. His… Read more →