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Simon Kozhin

Russian artist Simon Kozhin takes a painterly approach, often roughly textural in his location paintings, as he works with a variety of landscape subjects — both from his travels across Europe and the Mediterranean, and near his home in Moscow. He also takes on figurative and narrative subjects, and you can find an extensive selection […]

Politika. Art, social justice and activism

Upper Space took up the renovated engine room of a former cotton mill in Manchester to organize a series of exhibition, workshops, screenings, talks and public interventions that invited citizens of Greater Manchester to reflect on possible alternative and resistance to 'consumerism and the disempowerment that it represents'

Short Film about a Magical Sketchbook

"Lila" is a short wordless film that follows a young woman with her magical sketchbook. (Link to video). Fantasy meets reality when she holds up her sketches next to her subjects. The drawings animate and seem to enter the subjects'Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Cat Alter

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

That's a 25 megabite sized GIF on the front page, so if the blog's a little slow to load, you know why. The GIF is a screen capture from a video for Jimmy Edgar's "Who's Watching". I can't say the music is my thing (it's cheesy electronica), so I actually prefer the GIF version. Show More Summary

Dancing Through the Question of Freedom

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

“The Watershed” remains skeptical about the nature of freedom in what creator Kyle Abraham terms a “poly-phobic society.” As a black gay American man, Abraham investigates questions of identity on many levels; as a choreographer, he’s unafraid to face these issues of race, gender, and societal oppression head-on.

I Don’t Care About David Byrne Anymore?

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

David, I received your missive in my Facebook feed. You know, the one where you pseudo-declare, “I Don’t Care About Contemporary Art Anymore?”

Myth opportunity

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

America hasn’t exactly been vigorous about commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Art Movements

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: The artwork that ended John Ruskin's friendship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti is to go on sale at Sotheby's, Lego ended its partnership with Shell following a viral campaign by Greenpeace, and director David Lynch announced a third season of Twin Peaks.

NYCB – Chaconne in beautiful harmony 10/8

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

After getting a shot in the arm for flu season on Wednesday afternoon, Haglund proceeded to ensconce himself in a plush seat at New York City Ballet in the evening for what turned out to be another shot in the...

Final Word (Aritist Run Amok) Carter Gillies

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I think you nailed it when you described the differences between the small 'a' and capital 'A' artist, and I think that differentiation describes very much about what we are talking through. Your argument seems mostly directed against...Show More Summary

Morpheme is a Microscopic Audiovisual Journey Into Sound by Electric Indigo

Morpheme excerpt [Electric Indigo & Thomas Wagensommerer] from Electric Indigo on Vimeo. Journey into “Morpheme,” a half-hour audiovisual odyssey by Electric Indigo (aka Susanne Kirchmayr) and visualist Thomas Wagensommerer. An exercise in granular extremism, it begins as a delicately crackling mist of noise, as if atoms were dancing. Show More Summary

Design Principles From the Films of Wes Anderson

Every filmmaker and designer has heard of the guy who was able to make a cynical … Read more posts by Claire Jariss Manlapas

Black, box

3 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Passion propels more operas than almost any other human emotion; however, many musical dramas have a very different sort of passion—the final days of Jesus—as their subject. While most commonly performed in concert halls or churches, this week the greatest of these, J. Show More Summary

These Indonesian Cave Paintings May Overturn Eurocentric Art History

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

New dating of rock art in Indonesia shows that at the same time stampedes of bulls and horses were appearing in the Ardèche caves in France, similar art was being made in the Pacific region.

Vladimir Putin’s Birthday Art Bash

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Pop quiz: What’s the best way to celebrate the 62nd birthday of a "democratic" leader with dictator-like tendencies?

Painting a Street Scene in Watercolor

Here's a video that I made while painting a row of shopfronts in Huntington, Indiana. (Direct link to video)My first step is to first measure out a reasonably accurate perspective drawing in pencil. I cover the surface with a light ghost wash.Then I place the watercolor tones with a flat brush. Show More Summary

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