My earliest memory was when I was three. I had a fever and my mother was wiping a cold wet rag on my body. There were fish swimming in my room, as though I was underwater, but I could breathe just fine. That's why I was surprised to find this
. "The contemporary art in Japan
) is naturally influenced by the world contemporary art. But the power of the Japanese traditions, the oppressive presence of a dense urban environment and the various traumatism undergone by Japan for 60 years (defeat of 1945, Hiroshima, earthquakes, economic crisis, etc.) involve a production very rich
and little known
posted by sluglicker
on Jun 4, 2006 -
Some Click Candy at the Whitney
A nice update at the WHITNEY Artport site. "Benjamin Fry received his doctoral degree at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources"
posted by Mr Bluesky
on Sep 11, 2005 -
Strand's roving gaze "My work grew out of a response, first, to trying to understand the new developments in painting; second, a desire to express certain feelings I had about New York where I lived; third...I wanted to see if I could photograph people without their being aware of the camera."
Three Roads Taken
: The Photographs
of Paul Strand
. more inside.
posted by matteo
on May 30, 2005 -
is an ongoing curatorial project that aims to create an online platform to exchange works between artists, curators and the public and give the audience free access to works of art. Artists have been invited to submit work to Copy-art in any medium that will then be available online, making it possible for visitors to use these works in any possible way and without restrictions.
Submitted works can be downloaded, changed, distributed, exhibited and used by all visitors for free. All submitted works will be present online in an archive, and available to the public to access. Commercial use of the works is excluded.
posted by onkelchrispy
on Mar 16, 2005 -
The Floating Logos Project
.'Floating Logos' is a working title for this project. The images are inspired by signs perched high atop very tall poles in order for people to view them from a very long distance. The poles are digitally removed from the image in order to give the illusion that the signs are disconnected from the ground as they ominously float above us.
posted by Hands of Manos
on Dec 17, 2004 -
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sure is fun, isn't it? Pointing out
again some of the worst examples of what the the fandom has to offer seems to be an activity almost as old as the Internet. In the rush to
point and laugh
, though, it's easy to miss entirely
of the more
of what the culture's emphasis on art and imagination has wrought upon the world. And even if you aren't impressed by the
, someone is --
, one of the largest Furry conventions in the world, has had for two years running an art show bringing in over $60,000
each year, with portions of the convention's proceeds going to organizations such as the
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Coyote Point Museum
, and the
posted by wolftrouble
on Nov 26, 2004 -
AN AMAZING JAPANESE ANIMATION
based on the psychologically complicated and beautifully playful work of comic book artist Jim Woodring
. (Monday morning cartoons for you, complete with a nod to the Jetsons, courtesy the Japan Media Arts Festival. Other featured work here
posted by Peter H
on Aug 16, 2004 -
Black ships and samurai
In 1853 four ships under Commodore Perry anchored off the coast of Japan against the wishes of the Japanese. According to historian John Dower, "This initial encounter between the United States and Japan was eye-opening for all concerned, involving a dramatic confrontation between peoples of different racial, cultural, and historical backgrounds. We can literally see this encounter of "East" and "West" unfold through the splendid, yet little known, artwork produced by each side at the time." This beautiful exhibition includes many examples of this artwork, juxtaposing scenes of the encounter from Japanese and American artists' points of view. (Part of MIT's open courseware initiative.)
posted by carter
on Mar 14, 2004 -
State arts programs
have been one of the biggest casualties of the widespread budget crises of 2003. In total, state spending for FY2004 has decreased 23%, led by
Missouri (entire budget - 100% - slashed), California (91%), and Florida (78%.) Meanwhile, Congress, to its credit, has awarded a modest increase
to the NEA. Will private funding take over, as the Libertarians
hope? Or is state funding an essential propellant
of local economies?
posted by PrinceValium
on Dec 30, 2003 -
" is a large-scale interactive installation developed for the opening of the new Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in Japan. [more]
posted by hama7
on Nov 17, 2003 -
Tour the Nasher Sculpture Garden.
Can't make it to Dallas. Big D is now home to the one of the first institutions in the world dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture with a collection of global significance as its foundation. The Nasher Sculpture Center is further distinguished by a groundbreaking facility and landscaped garden specifically designed for the indoor and outdoor display of sculpture - not to mention the "designer dirt"
posted by sierray
on Oct 31, 2003 -
The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project
began on December 30th
, 1994, a 'round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery by Brad Brace, which are simultaneously posted to FTP sites
, mailing lists, and Usenet's alt.12hr newsgroup. The basic structure of the project has been over twenty-four years in the making. While the specific sequence of photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 12 years' worth of 12-hour postings! (Mirrors: 1, 2, & 3) [via waxy]
posted by riffola
on Jul 31, 2003 -