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Good Evening, All Current Art Is Fake

The first trailer for MANIFESTO, a feature length art firm made from a video installation by Julian Rosefeld staring Cate Blanchett and 13 manifestos.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 13, 2017 - 9 comments

“Pikachu, you're a three-two!”

This Fan has Reimagined the Original 151 Pokémon as Hearthstone Cards [PC Gamer] “Thanks to a Redditor named Corpit, the original 151 Pokémon have been reimagined as Hearthstone cards. [Full Imgur Album]"I tried to capture the character of each species while trying to make them unique as cards too," Corpit said.”
posted by Fizz on Jan 11, 2017 - 4 comments

Rescuing an Artwork from Crumbling Technologies (e.g. MS-DOS, Laserdisc)

What does it look like when a museum pulls a time-based media installation artwork from storage? MoMA Conservator Ben Fino-Radin tells the story of rescuing and exhibiting the 1994 interactive multimedia work Lovers, by Teiji Furuhashi. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Jan 10, 2017 - 29 comments

The hidden artist of the Soviet space program

When Galina Balashova designed her first space habitation module for Soviet cosmonauts, she drew a landscape on its interior wall, something that could remind them of home. In a 2015 interview, she said, "When I popped by to commission the final product they asked me where to procure the painting for the wall. When I replied that it was not needed I was reproached: 'No, it’s been signed off and so we will build it exactly that way.' So I sat down one night and painted pictures for the space capsules. Usually watercolors depicting Russian countryside. They all burned to nothing on re-entry." [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Jan 9, 2017 - 14 comments

Women Who Draw

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jan 9, 2017 - 7 comments

Burger Art

Fat and Furious Burger is a Tumblr dedicated to the burger art of Studio Furious. The about page claims that all burger art is edible. You can see their work in action with this burger art video.
posted by codacorolla on Jan 8, 2017 - 6 comments

Tomatoes, or How Not to Define Art [SLYT 11min 46 seconds]

Ceci n'est pas une tomato. A Tomato is Botanically a Fruit, but is it also Linguistically a Vegetable? This is a video about how we (as humans) define and use tomatoes, except it's really a video about how we define, use and interact with Art. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 3, 2017 - 30 comments

Seeing comes before words: John Berger 1926-2017

The march of the distinguished nonagenarians continues: Art critic John Berger, perhaps best known for Ways of Seeing (TV series; book; previously), has died at the age of 90. You can get a glimpse of the man in this recent interview and the documentary The Seasons in Quincy.
posted by maudlin on Jan 2, 2017 - 31 comments

"Never ever, ever, ever, ever... Not in this universe or any other."

Rafaël Rozendaal's mysterious website/artwork closedshut.com, a virtual safe with a combination lock, has stood unopened since its creation in 2009. The artist has released a definitive statement regarding the combination on his website, about which he is asked frequently. This would seem to imply that there there is a combination, and that it can be unlocked, however that may not necessarily be the case. [more inside]
posted by Krazor on Dec 28, 2016 - 17 comments

It's a secret to everybody

Original design documents and sketches for the first Legend of Zelda game
posted by The Whelk on Dec 26, 2016 - 3 comments

"remember and honor the history, but live in the [steampunk] present"

The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’s very back yard, you might say) in the early decades of the 20th century feature the prominent and inexplicable existence of completely fictitious giant mecha robots.
[more inside] posted by Etrigan on Dec 20, 2016 - 18 comments

A stitch in time saves nio

"Household Objects and Appliances Cross-Stitched. Swedish designer Ulla Stina Wikander uses household appliances and cooking tools as the base to her cross-stitched sculptures, bestowing outdated objects with a new life. Most of the items come from the 70s, yet the patterns she covers their bodies in are much older. The cross-stitch designs come from the 59-year-old artist’s vast collection, allowing Wikander to give a new context to each blowdryer, rolling pin, and typewriter she covers."
posted by Celsius1414 on Dec 19, 2016 - 15 comments

Technically it's a concrete mixer, not a cement mixer

Disco ball mixer. Candy striped mixer. Football mixer. Street art mixers. Mixer art, various. Concrete Products fleet graphics awards. Christmas light mixer. Sunshine mixer. Ocean flame (?) mixer. Matroyshka mixer. Polka dot mixer. Shoe mixer. Asparagus, strawberry, and corn mixers.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 13, 2016 - 23 comments

GOTY 2016

Wait in line. Move. Jump literal inches in the air. Try to stay awake by punching yourself in the face (but not too much). Waiting in Line 3D is the hot new 2.5D FPS by Rajeev Basu.
posted by codacorolla on Dec 11, 2016 - 23 comments

Miniature Books from the Lilliput Oval Saloon

Tiny Tomes from the World’s First All-Miniature Bookstore: As the 450 lots show, [The Lilliput Oval Saloon] carried a range of finely crafted miniature tomes, from British almanacs with gilded covers to leather religious texts to books celebrating vices — like a tiny one from 1905 with 50 recipes for popular cocktails or 1866’s The Smoker’s Textbook, which features illustrations of water pipes and tobacco plants on an engraved title page. There are works of fiction and poetry, too, penned by names like Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and William Butler Yeats — whose “Song of the Wandering Aengus” unfolds on tiny pages kept between a carefully embroidered cover. The variety of material used by publishers to construct these diminutive books exemplifies their status as miniature works of art: one 1840 prayer book for children boasts a white bone binding, a vellum spine, and gilded edges.
posted by Room 641-A on Dec 10, 2016 - 12 comments

YOOOOUUUUU AND MMAAAEEEEE. MAAAEEEEEEEE AND YOOOOUUUUUUUU

I Fucking Live For Haunting Covers Of Literally Any Song In Movie Trailers - the comments have some great additions too.
posted by divabat on Dec 6, 2016 - 88 comments

Peepaw's Christmas Party!

Every winter Katie Faflik's Peepaw throws a holiday party, with one guest dressed as Winter Man. Is it Gregg this year [Facebook]? Snaps from Peepaw's Thanksgiving party, with all the trimmings [also Facebook]. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 4, 2016 - 23 comments

Salterns for the better

Aerial Images of Salterns That Blur the Line Between Photograph and Painting "Photographer David Burdeny [...] began the series SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts in 2015, using aerial photography to explore some of the world’s most vibrant salterns in Utah, Mexico, and Australia. Gazing upon the images it’s difficult to determine whether the expressive boxes of color are produced with a camera or paintbrush, or if the gestures were made by hand or nature."
posted by Celsius1414 on Dec 2, 2016 - 7 comments

Living at the Edge of Feasibility

Making the Geologic Now is an online book in the form of a Zuihitsu, in which short chapters that are part science, part interview, part engineering, part art, part culture, and part whimsy mingle with each other to reflect upon the Anthropocene. It can be browsed on the web, downloaded for a price you choose (including free), or bought as a hardcopy.
posted by Rumple on Dec 2, 2016 - 2 comments

Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering

Ars Technica: "Humans began making paint and glue at roughly the same time with the same tools. Evidence from a cave in eastern Ethiopia has revealed something extraordinary about the origins of symbolic thought among humans." [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Nov 30, 2016 - 11 comments

Don't be a glasshole

Mozilla and the Tactical Technology Collective have created a popup storefront in lower Manhattan called The Glass Room: Looking Into Your Online Life. Situated somewhere along the education—art spectrum, The Glass Room provides "a place to consider how you use technology and how those behind technology use you" (as put on the landing page). Resources include a variety of workshops about technology and privacy, along with a book of leaked passwords and other art installations.
posted by redct on Nov 29, 2016 - 15 comments

Picturing the Americas

During the early years of the nineteenth century, as nations in the Americas gained and asserted their independence, pictorial representations of the landscape forged visions of the whole hemisphere. Landscape imagery of the period shows how we are connected by a shared pan-American history, but also underscores the differences between our respective national identities based on our relationships to the land.
Picturing the Americas features over 100 landscape paintings from Tierra del Fuego to the High Arctic. You can explore the site by theme, by timeline, by artist, and by map.
posted by Rumple on Nov 27, 2016 - 6 comments

Can I make it more complex?

Eric Standley creates complex geometric sculptures from hundreds of layers of laser cut paper. The process came about somewhat by accident.
posted by jacquilynne on Nov 23, 2016 - 15 comments

The Little Gray Wolf Will Come

Inside the world of the greatest living animator and the masterpiece he knows he may never finish
Cinephiles of Moscow, your evening’s entertainment: Yuri Norstein, 74, white-bearded, small, stout, urbane, rumpled, and mischievous. Sitting in front of a pale gold curtain, with a bump on his nose the size of a pistachio shell. Considered by many to be a great, if tragically self-defeating, Russian artist. Considered by many to be the finest animator in the world.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 19, 2016 - 4 comments

Looking presidential

Amsterdam-based Turkish designer Guney Soykan charts the faces of world leaders. "He decided to bring together a visual record of the people chosen to run their countries – however democratically – over the past 50 years, creating a sort of time-lapse composite photo of one face made up of slivers of all the former leaders. The results vary, from the tiny splinters of men in Turkey's tumultuous political atmosphere to the creepy continuity of North Korea". (via)
posted by lmfsilva on Nov 19, 2016 - 12 comments

Dissolving the Frame

Baldwin is trying to convey in one image both his sense of space and height and his view of the ground. The execution is not entirely successful. Nevertheless, the attempt is significant. In combining phenomenological and visual sensations, Baldwin is responding to the extraordinary new conditions of flight.
Lily Ford on how balloon flight transformed out idea of landscape. Part 2.
posted by Rumple on Nov 18, 2016 - 1 comment

The Art of Mending

Imagine trying to solve three puzzles at once. Now, imagine all the pieces mixed together in one big pile.
posted by bq on Nov 18, 2016 - 13 comments

Give Sarcasm a Chance

Wasted Rita is a Portuguese artist, based in Lisbon, born with a natural tendency to provoke, using sarcasm as a weapon and the power of full-time thinking to write about the most common things of all possible things: life and human beings, the inbetweeners, and the all arounders. . [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Nov 18, 2016 - 4 comments

Evgeni, Michail and Semyon

"In 2001, Belgian police called curators at one of London’s top museums and told them that two J.M.W. Turner paintings valued at $35 million had been recovered in a sting operation. Lost since 1994, the Tate Gallery scrambled to get a professional down to Antwerp to see them. Sitting at home in Berlin a few days later, Evgeni Posin was reading an article in the newspaper about two men arrested for trying to pass off the Turners as original. He knew immediately the paintings were fakes. How? Because he and his two brothers had painted them."
Evgeni Posin works with his two brothers Michail and Semyon in Berlin. They are originally from Russia. The three are the first family of Art Forgery. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Nov 17, 2016 - 14 comments

Where can we get some drugs?

Isaiah Lopaz is an American artist living in Berlin. After years of racist comments, he printed some of them on t-shirts and asked a friend to photograph him wearing them around Berlin.
posted by frimble on Nov 16, 2016 - 55 comments

I choose you, Utagawa Hiroshige!

Pokemon turned into traditional Japanese woodblock prints.
posted by isthmus on Nov 15, 2016 - 7 comments

to express what is ultimately mysterious and ineffable

The last post on Facebook by San Antonio artist Jim Harter (d Oct 2015 aged 74) was a quote from Sadhguru,
Life is neither a gift nor a punishment. It is just a phenomenon that you need to learn to ride.”
In the 70´s Harter created concert posters for Austin’s Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters, as well as other counter-culture establishments.
Some of his poster plates were hand coloured.
His book Initiations in the Abyss: A Surrealist Apocalypse was published in 2001.
Here are a few more of his collages.
posted by adamvasco on Nov 10, 2016 - 2 comments

Who you gonna call? Hayalet Avcıları! - Found in Translation

After experimenting with "Ottoman Star Wars" for his graduation thesis portfolio, Istanbul artist Murat Palta created a series of illustrations for classic Hollywood films in the style of Ottoman miniatures, including, among others - The Godfather, Alien, Ghostbusters. Rich in detail and full of humor, he extends his attempt at 'combining global with local, traditional with contemporary...', by turning to classics of Western Literature - Don Quixote, Lolita, Harry Potter.
posted by lowest east side on Nov 7, 2016 - 10 comments

Why do Colleges have so much art?

The Important Role of Art on College Campuses Thoughts on the role of the campus museum (SLTheAtlantic) [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Nov 4, 2016 - 10 comments

I just called to say...

Stealth Cell Tower is a project by Julian Oliver that blends art, technology, and awareness using a disguised office printer.
posted by exogenous on Nov 2, 2016 - 4 comments

Uses of inedible cheese

Cheese Slope Mosaics: how to arrange not-quite-triangular LEGO pieces into impressive patterns, projects, scenes, and everything under the sun.
posted by knuckle tattoos on Oct 29, 2016 - 18 comments

Monochromatic Nightmare

Mattis Dovier is a visual artist and director who makes black and white animations (think early 80s Mac GUI). Content Warning: flashing lights, horrific imagery, and NSFW themes throughout. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 27, 2016 - 9 comments

"I guess I'm quite detached from dead bodies."

Australian writer Marise Williams' essay "Mourning Half Begun" begins with "I’m thinking of having my cat stuffed when she dies," proceeds through Barthes, Sontag and the OED and arrives at the taxidermy work of artist Julia deVille. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 25, 2016 - 5 comments

Outside man, Art does not exist

Marlow Moss was a radical lesbian who apprenticed herself to Léger and became a modernist to rival Mondrian.
She is one of the great figures of modern English art (keep Scrolling).
The first full-length academic study of Marlow Moss in English wasn't written until 2008.
posted by adamvasco on Oct 24, 2016 - 15 comments

Destination: Anywhere

A walk through Kampala's Taxi Park with animator Duncan Senkuba. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Oct 20, 2016 - 5 comments

Good for both Mental Illness Awareness Month and Halloween

Illustrations of mental illness.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Oct 19, 2016 - 25 comments

Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas

My Memento Mori project follows the tradition of the 16th Century Dutch Vanitas painting movement, which took decaying objects as its subject matter, symbolizing the ephemeral nature of life and the certainty of death. Though none of the subjects I have photographed are endangered, they pay homage to the many species that have been pushed to the margins of existence and of their habitats by the relentless growth of human civilization.Bobby Neel Adams exhibit at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, through October 30.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America

"I’m always shocked when critics of the mid-20th Century architectural style known as Michigan Modern decry that period as a silly time of tail fins on cars, uncomfortable furniture, and shiny, kitschy buildings. Shocked, because I think Michigan Modern, properly understood, remains our greatest architectural expression." [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Oct 17, 2016 - 28 comments

I have some old newspapers around here somewhere...

Chie Hitotsuyama creates astoundingly beautiful paper sculptures from rolled up newspapers. Her work is currently on exhibit at the Museum of Art & History in California. [via]
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 16, 2016 - 7 comments

Death Is The Mother Of Beauty

There are many artists, usually great ones, who are able to push themselves to their limit to experience life and death for their art. Especially with death, many people feel extremely uncomfortable with its trappings – the pungent scent of decay, the multiple hues of flesh rotting, the insects who make bodies their homes – and it takes a true artists’ eye to see the beauty in these things: Sally Mann's Body Farm Photography [photos of decomposing human bodies] [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 15, 2016 - 10 comments

Fall, friendly, freaky Friday with Frida!

I was a little late to the birthday party of Ms. Kahlo, but saw this fantastic article and couldn't resist sharing with my fellow Meefs. How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo Today I ran across another fun tidbit about Frida's old stompin' ground and knew it was deserving of the blue...........Frida Kahlo’s home.
posted by strelitzia on Oct 14, 2016 - 7 comments

"And we think 'Ooh, this is it, this is the end.'"

I have often puzzled and puzzled
about what it must be like
to go to sleep and never wake up,
to be
simply not there

Memento Mori is a short film by Sebastian Linda with narration by Alan Watts. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 13, 2016 - 6 comments

brought to you by Bethlehem Steel

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- photographs of corrosion by Alyssha Eve Csük [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 12, 2016 - 12 comments

Responsive pixel art

Pixel art resizes/shapes as you move your mouse cursor. Sometimes not always in the way you expect.
posted by curious nu on Oct 12, 2016 - 14 comments

"Death, blood and excrement are our life."

Kajetan Obarski is an artist who publishes animated GIFs under the pseudonym Kiszkiloszki. Many rework classic paintings for humorous or gruesome effect (and often both). His most widely-known creations feature a skeletal figure called the Death Fairy. He talks about his work in an interview with Dioniso Punk. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 12, 2016 - 4 comments

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