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is doing some fascinating and beautiful things with long exposures and 80's arcade games.
In the meanwhile, Patrick Dougherty
is doing some fascinating and beautiful things with sticks and twigs.
was immortalized by Picasso in many portraits, one of which is up for auction
this May. Tho many are familiar with her face, fewer are aware that she
was a respected
in her own right
. An exhibit at the Musee Picasso
in Paris documents the stormy and artistically rich decade of their relationship via the contents of Dora Maar's estate
is the final sculpture in a current exhibit on Melancholy - Genius and Insanity in the Western World
at the Grand Palais in Paris. Hyper-realist Ron Mueck
creates imposing figures
by playing with
scale. (warning: art nudity)
Check out the giant cancer fighting colon... of science!
"It's part of a national tour to educate people about various types of common and preventable cancers. The 'Check Your Insides Out -- Top to Bottom' tour is full of interactive educational exhibits on colon, lung, oral, breast, prostate and skin cancers."
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is presenting PandaMania, 150 creatively designed Panda sculptures placed on display throughout Washington DC, May through September 2004. The exhibition will conclude with a public auction with proceeds used for arts grants and arts education programs. Some other public art links (a couple previously mentioned, but worth a second look):
, the Bronx
, NY Public Art fund
, and Keith Haring, worldwide.
Camping with the Sioux: The Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher.
'In the Fall of 1881, Alice Fletcher traveled to Dakota Territory to live with Sioux women and record their way of life, accompanied by Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian, and journalist Thomas Henry Tibbles... '
More online anthropological collections
from the Smithsonian, including selections from William Duncan Strong's 1933 Honduras Journal
, and Kiowa drawings.
Staffordshire Past Track.
History and images of an English Midlands county : old photographs
on historic churches
, serial killers
(and the 1984-85 strike
Related sites :- the
Museums of the Potteries
, the area around Stoke-on-Trent which played a major role in the Industrial Revolution; thepotteries.org
, including postcards
Search of Agenoria
, black and white photographs of the post-industrial Black Country landscape; A Miner's Son
- more mining history in the Midlands (with more on the 1984-85 strike, possibly the most divisive political event in recent British history); save Bethesda Chapel
, a historic Methodist chapel in Stoke; panoramic views and history of Lichfield Cathedral
- It's an art project with both an interactive web exhibit and an installation at the American Effects
exhibit currently showing at The Whitney Museum
in NYC. In the words of the artists: "Distributive justice is not only a central issue of moral and political philosophy, but also an object of common-sense moral reasoning. Everyone is sensitive to the question of his/her share of the common good. Even those who get the best peace of the social pie are in need to justify the actual model of distribution. It has become a truism that most people (especially in the transition countries) experience their own social position as "unjust", relying on certain intuitive principles of distributive justice... All the parts of the project would later on be integrated on a web-portal. The actual or potential participants would thus gane a virtual space of their own designed for exchange of information and opinions (mailing list, forum, chat), creating archives etc. In this manner the project would eventually develop into a permanently open forum."
Books Go To War
Between 1943 and 1947, the Council on Books in Wartime published 1322 small-format books
(4 in. x 5.75 in. — designed to fit easily into the pockets of service uniforms) for distribution to United States service personnel. These books were unabridged volumes
spanning a variety of topics: popular fiction, humor, classic literature, music, psychology, war stories, etc. Because the books were distributed only
to overseas troops, and printed on cheap paper (intended to be read, passed around, and discarded), they've become hard-to-find, the subject of museum exhibits
and, in the case of the rarer titles
, the object
is like buttah
. Parts of WebExhibits
have been linked to before. But the place itself is about
much more than time
, with an incredible library of high quality links
that one can get pleasurably lost in for quite a while.
's new online Turner project brings together works from over 100 collections, including about 500 previously 'lost
at the Royal Academy. The exhibition may be over but the website can still be enjoyed.
Robots Have Feelings Too
is a group art show at the Culture Cache gallery in San Francisco through mid-May. It features work by more than 60 established and emerging artists, illustrators, cartoonists and graffiti writers. The online exhibit is fun to surf, with samples and biogs for each artist, and links to their web page. Meet some new artists! (via HOPPE)
at the British Museum.
Tick Tock Toys
: "Archives and Galleries, a cavalcade of images" Splendiferous things of yore!!
-- a collection of posters created by artists and musicians to advertise their shows and events.
(in Spanish, with incomplete English translation) is the site of the earliest European hominid ancestors yet found in Europe. Two of the most stunning finds are Gran Dolina
, where the first Homo antecessor
fossils were found, and Sima de los Huesos, site of the most complete Homo heidelbergensis fossils
ever excavated. And soon: an exhibit
at the Museum of Natural History in New York. I know my plans for January 11th.
Previously discussed here
, the Body World exhibition
in, London, Brick Lane is hosting what is to be the last publicly performed autopsy
before they are banned. I've seen the exhibition and felt that it was done very well, but I'm not sure ill be attending the autopsy with as much haste. Macabre voyeurism or lay man intrigue? Its being rumored that is may also be televised on channel 4
These are not your grandmom's type of crafts.
Twice a year in NYC and Chicago, SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art)
holds spectacular exhibits to showcase the best contemporary sculptors
throughout the world.
The Chicago show
is coming up October 25-27. Even if you can't attend, why not browse through images of past shows and links to more than 85 participating galleries?
corpse exhibit, Körperwelten
(Body Worlds), is set to display human corpses in London, UK in two days. UK health department concluded that the exhibit did not breach the 1984 Anatomy Act as the law did not cover the preservation of corpses by means of plastination, a technique invented by Professor Gunther von Hagens
, the creator of the exhibit.
Get your 15 minutes of fame right here.
Upload an image to the Warholiser
at the Tate and the best images will be turned them into modern day masterpieces.
The Chairman Smiles
........Nostalgia for the evil ones of our past. I wonder how many of us would trade today's War on Terrorism for the Cold War.
I MUST go see this exhibit in San Francisco.
If I had to choose my favorite artistic medium, and the greatest practitioner of that medium, it would be the amazing black and white landscape photos by Ansel Adams.
than a Ricki Lake Show marathon? I'll take an afternoon with King Phalari, thank you very much.
"Art or anatomy? An exhibition
of flayed corpses in Berlin has been greeted with popular acclaim and moral indignation." They plastinate ("a vacuum process in which biological specimens are impregnated with a reactive polymer
") and pose the bodies, which they get from various places, including a Siberian madhouse. The show is coming to Britain.