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At Venice Biennale, Artists Stage a Pageant for Precarious Workers in Abu Dhabi

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

VENICE — When I arrived in Venice three weeks ago, I immediately headed to the tip of the Donsoduro to S.a.L.E. docks, a contemporary art space run by artist and activist Marco Baravalle. As part of its Biennale programming, the GULF Labor was set to have the Precarious Workers Pageant that evening.

Higher density, less parking: 5 lessons about the future of L.A. home design

5 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Walk through the current exhibit at the Architecture + Design Museum in downtown Los Angeles and you will find some wild visions of a future L.A.

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016: Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016 has been published. The Prize has two aims: o encourage the very best creative representational painting and  o promote the skill of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Vine of the Day: A Collective Sigh of Ducks

5 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

I'm taking a break from our regularly scheduled GIF of the day to bring you a vine featuring these rubber ducks in a shopping cart. Squeeze one, and it sounds like a broken horn, squeeze a shopping cart full of these things and it sounds like a crowd of people all sighing loudly. Clearly this is the most depressed flock of ducks to hit shelves ever.

5 Years Later, We’re Still Addicted to Internet K-Hole

All images taken from INTERNET K-HOLE Looking at the same types of images by the same types of people on social media can desensitize you; honestly, it gets boring, like you're trapped in a photographic purgatory where no matter how many times you refresh your feed, nothing is satisfying, no matter how many likes or comments. Show More Summary

The Lessons Of Times Square: A Great Public Space Requires Paying Attention

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The lesson is that painting the pavement blue and closing it to cars is a start, but reclaiming space alone is not sufficient to create the sort of vibrant public plaza we’d all like. That requires real stewardship. Civic culture needs cultivating and curating. Unless we do so, public space can become a public nuisance.”

Lynda Benglis Reunites with a Lost Fountain

6 hours agoArts : Art21 Blog

“I’m not trying to satisfy anyone. I really make things because I’m curious – that’s the reason” — Lynda Benglis Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Lynda Benglis reuniting with her first …

mujeresartistas: Laura Knight - Carnaval (1920) A depiction...

6 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

mujeresartistas: Laura Knight - Carnaval (1920) A depiction of the members of the Ballets Russes on stage before curtain-up. In the right foreground a group of men and women stand together: the men in top hats and striped trousers; the women in peasant type costume with full, brightly-coloured skirts and bonnets.

New Project: Electronics Fun &Fundamentals: Wave Shaper

6 hours agoArts : MAKE: Art Design

Build a multifunction sound synthesizer using a surprisingly fun audio chip Read more on MAKE The post Electronics Fun &Fundamentals: Wave Shaper appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Maker...

#Necessary Fashion School Tips from a Designer Prodigy

All images courtesy of Christelle Kocher At 19-years-old Christelle Kocher applied to study fashion design for womenswear at Central Saint Martins in London. Howard Tanguy, who was John Galliano's teacher, interviewed the aspiring student as part of her application into the program. Show More Summary

Miyazaki University? UC Berkeley Has a Class Dedicated to the Animation Legend

Some artists are masters of their crafts; others can teach even these masters a thing or two. Hayao Miyazaki is one such example of the latter, inspiring the likes of animation legend and Pixar bigwig John Lasseter with his unique storytelling style. Show More Summary

Boston’s Institute Of Contemporary Art At The Crossroads

7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Approaching the 10-year mark in its handsome waterfront building, will the ICA (which was founded in 1936 as the Boston Museum of Modern Art) step up to the next level? Will it galvanize both artists and the public, embarrassing older, slower museums with its fleetness of foot, its largeness of vision, its willingness to provoke, […]

This Is What Happens When Universities Sell Their Souls

7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“College is seldom about thinking or learning anymore. Everyone is running around trying to figure out what it is about. So far, they have come up with buzzwords.”

Lion’s Mane/Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus),

7 hours agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Found this guy on our tree with Kristen Flournoy this afternoon. Really cool. Looks like a sea anemone on land! Or a bunch of spaghetti someone threw out. "Hericium erinaceus (also called Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom,...Show More Summary

hildegardavon: Jacques-Antoine Vallin, ca.1760–après...

7 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hildegardavon: Jacques-Antoine Vallin, ca.1760–après 1831 Bacchante, n/d, 130,5x98 cm Piasa

hildegardavon: Pelagio Palagi, ca.1775-1860 Venere educatrice...

7 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hildegardavon: Pelagio Palagi, ca.1775-1860 Venere educatrice di Amore, ca.1820/24, olio su tavola, 69,4x68,2 cm © Istituzione Galleria d'Arte Moderna

How Tiny GreyWolf Press Became A Big Deal Publisher

7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Over the past few years, as publishing conglomerates merged, restructured, and grappled with Amazon, a midwestern press snuck in and found a genuinely new way forward for nonfiction.”

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