Monday, 31 May 2010
Babette Mangolte, an experimental filmmaker living in New York City has grasped the most amazing snapshots ever seen in performance documentation. The pictures below are momentums of performances by and Robert Whitman, Robert Wilson/Philip Glass (Einstein on the beach)and Trisha Brown. Simply stunning.
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Reminiscent of early studies of animals, 18th century anatomical charts and psychedelic art from the seventies, belgian Patricia Ghijsens Escurdia doesn't fail to amaze with her illustrations and prints.
With a noticeable recurrence of the heart as the essence of the body and soul, the characters depicted appear to be mysterious wanderers in search of answers or eager to make enigmatic yet bold statements to whomever dares to behold their curious presence.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Games of contrasts between light and dark, sunlight and shadow and time and space represent the abstract photography of italian-born Luisa Lambri. The artist's interest in twentieth century architectural modernism is combined with a feeling for representation dominated by the way objects are illuminated. Lambri could easily have been included as the abstract photographer influenced by Edward Hopper or inspired by Caravaggio, for the meticulous attention put into "the nurturing" of light.
The artist's latest exhibit 'Being There', is a collection of pictures taken outside of Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein House. The new setting represented a challenge for Lambri, as the more eclectic architectural style differed from her previous more minimalist interests. As a result, the show portrays a journey amongst the foliage, experienced through different exposures.
A must see, currently at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Who says "the rabbit doesn't love Joseph Beuys anymore?"
Nature as the only source of reconciliation with the self to resurrect hope for a nation scarred by war. This is part of Beuys' environmental art period, when he spent hours in monologue with a dead hare. Having no intention to share his stream of thought with anybody else than the lifeless mammal, spectators were denied the privilege of learning the true explanation behind the artist's works. An amazed crowd watched the genius raging lunatic, covered in honey, fifty dollar bills and gold leaf, march up and down the gallery , from the other side of the glass, muted.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Projections of an artist's own insanity can all be found in the latest book of Canadian born Marcel Dzama: ‘The Infidels’.
A savagely elegant ironic staging of ballet recitals of crude battles, burlesque performances of decapitation and virtuous exhibits of sodomy in ink and watercolor or mixed media .