Artists in the Philippines turned dirty river water into striking works of art and ignited a conversation about pollution at the same time. The nine painters, who were commissioned by the Filipino ad agency TBWA\SMP, used gritty pigments...Show More Summary
People can now virtually enter The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City thanks to a beautiful 360 degree video of its Great Hall. Architect Richard Morris Hunt designed this majestic space in 1902. He never could have imagined that today the Museum’s main entry greets more than six million visitors a year. Now […]
The attempt to address equity as a large, systemic ecosystem in and of itself, and not zeroing in on a sub-strata of that system (e.g., structural racism, or funding inequities) makes the AFTA statement both a useful tool and starting point for discussion and consideration by individuals and organizations (a good thing), and a simultaneous […]
Once every month or so, Electronic Arts offers a free game, and usually an expansion for another game, for absolutely free through its Origin digital games platform. The publisher's latest offering is Nox, one of the standout DiabloShow More Summary
Even after a lazy and steamy Memorial Day, the art world shows no signs of slowing down for the summer. Returning rested, refreshed and ready to go, this week is flush with performances from Itziar Barrio's The Perils of Obedience to...Show More Summary
We talked to the reigning queen of pinup art herself, Olivia de Berardinis, a.k.a., Olivia.
On this week’s art crime blotter: Spanish police arrested seven people for Francis Bacon heist, a Picasso thief preyed on a Chelsea gallery, and an artist lost his head after someone stole his guillotine sculpture.
Hacker who leaked presidential paintings pleads guilty. UC San Diego shuts down its art gallery amid a storm of criticism. SFMOMA in copycat pastry debacle. And, the downtown L.A. culture strip that is facing demolition. Plus, reviews of the Venice Architecture Biennale are starting to pour in...
The second-oldest Smithsonian building on the National Mall was home to a two-day art exhibition on intersectionality. [ more › ]
We can’t take out eyes off this mesmerizing work of kinetic art by artist collective Random International. Entitled Study for Fifteen Points, it was created an experiment to study the “minimal amount of information that is actually necessary...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, the music community was shocked to learn that The Smell, L.A.’s famed DIY music and art space, had received a demolition notice. The building’s owners, L&R Group of Companies, said that “public comment will have no impact on this project.” But fuck ‘em. Show More Summary
In this impassioned open letter, jazz giants (and Buddhists) Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter point the way to a more artful, peaceful world. The post To the Next Generation of Artists appeared first on Lion's Roar.
If you never quite mastered the complex art that is contouring, you can finally put down your many brushes and powders and liquids and give up, because the trend is officially extinct. Even Kim Kardashian, who popularized contouring through way too many selfies, has said that she is over the craze. Show More Summary
Washington businessman and art collector Daniel H. Sallick has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the museum announced. Sallick succeeds Peggy Burnet of Minneapolis, who steps down as chairwoman but will remain on the board. Sallick expressed his enthusiasm for the museum, which has stabilized under […]
Calling all Sokals! I know this is a case of chasing easy marks, but still, I laughed. Two teenagers visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and they came away…underwhelmed: The teenagers, Kevin Nguyen, 16, and TJ Khayatan, 17, both of San Jose, had been left scratching their heads at the simplicity of some […]
The environmental canvas of Christo and longtime collaborator Jeanne-Claude has taken the artists — famed for their large-scale “wrapping” projects and the nearly 7,000 gates with saffron-colored fabric installed in New York City’s Central Park — from Australia, Japan, and the Rocky Mountains, to the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Parliament steps in Berlin. […]
Last week, a report chastised the Baylor football program for its handling of several sexual assaults under coach Art Briles’ watch. Briles lost his job as a result, the school’s athletic director resigned and the Baylor’s president, Kenneth Starr was demoted. Show More Summary
James Blake released his new album The Colour in Anything earlier this month. He has now announced a tour behind the record. The North American trek includes his stop at Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival. See the dates and a poster for it below. Blake recently played songs from The Colour in Anything live in Los Angeles. Show More Summary
Neil Brodie adds to my comments on unanswered concerns raised by Timeline (Last week, the Art Loss Register was endorsing … 30th May 2016):How reliable are all the other provenance dates offered? Can they be trusted? How diligent is TimeLine in verifying them? Paul Barford advises us to look closely at the small print. Show More Summary
Neither fingers nor art, these projections come from Xylaria polymorpha, a saprobic fungus.It is a common inhabitant of forest and woodland areas, usually growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood. It has also been known to colonize substrates like woody legume pods, petioles, and herbaceous stems. Show More Summary