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- Precisely Arranged Stones Coil and Surge Across the Land in Jon Foreman’s Mesmeric Worksby Grace Ebert on December 2, 2020 at 6:57 pm
A scroll through Jon Foreman’s Instagram proves just how prolific the Wales-based artist has been this year—he’s collaborated with artist James Brunt (previously) on a few projects, too. From coils arranged in gradients to whirling patterns embedded in the sand, Foreman’s land art sprawls across beaches and grassy patches in an impressive number of locations. Each work is precise in composition, perfectly matching size, hue, and shape into hypnotic works that contrast the man-made construction with their organic backdrops. More
- THE COIN: A Moving Stop-Motion Short Reveals the Power of a Family’s Cooking Traditionsby Grace Ebert on December 2, 2020 at 5:29 pm
Siqi Song reminds us that the simple traditions of home stick with us no matter how far we travel. The Los Angeles-based director and writer, who created the highly regarded animation “SISTER” about China’s one-child policy, released a new stop-motion short about a girl who struggles to hold on to the remnants of a prized holiday ritual. “THE COIN” opens with a felt character hand-making dumplings to celebrate the Chinese New Year. More
- ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’: Tens of Thousands of Ice-Age Paintings Discovered in a Remote Area of the Amazonby Grace Ebert on December 2, 2020 at 2:44 pm
Archaeologists have discovered an enormous collection of prehistoric art that spreads across a nearly eight-mile-long cliff within the Amazon rainforest. Now dubbed as the “Sistine Chapel of the ancients,” tens of thousands of paintings depict humans and animals like sloths, horses, and the now-extinct palaeolama and mastodon. The latter creatures haven’t occupied regions in South America for almost 12,000 years, which has provided the British-Colombian archaeology team with a timeline for the artworks’ origins. More
- Colossal’s 2020 Gift Guide of Creative Experiencesby Grace Ebert on December 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm
Colossal hasn’t shared a gift guide in a few years—2020 is full of surprises—but we’ve prepared our new list with two principles in mind: the desire to support small businesses and reduce giving items that’ll be forgotten in the closet or tossed after a year. Instead, we’ve curated a collection of subscription boxes and kits centered around doing, whether that’s through learning a new craft, doodling, or kneading a loaf of bread. Check out our picks below, and for similarly thoughtful options, head to Colossal’s Bookshop for a collection of craft- and art-centered titles. More
- Mural Art Project Launches with the Joyful and Nostalgic Works of Artist Gregory Siff in Sedonaby Colossal on December 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm
In collaboration with 4AM Gallery, Mural TX presents the premiere of Mural Art Project, an organization that travels the world searching for locations full of wonder and inspiration to document the creations of world-class artists as they engage with the surrounding area. Mural Art Project’s first iteration features Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Siff, who worked at the rugged Bell Rock landmark in Sedona Arizona. Throughout his body of work—which includes pieces in a diverse array of space like Swizz Beatz’s Dean Collection, Deitch Projects, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Soho House New York, Soho House Miami, and Google headquarters—Siff taps into childhood nostalgia with joyful intention. More
Aperture Publisher and Center for the Photo Community
- How an Irreverent and Joyful Interiors Magazine Redefined the Idea of Homeby aperturewp on December 1, 2020 at 8:24 pm
With its impressive roll-call of photographers from Nan Goldin to Catherine Opie, Nest magazine celebrated self-invention.
- The Parade of Life on the Streets of New Yorkby Cassidy Paul on November 24, 2020 at 9:50 pm
With wit and compassion, Melissa O’Shaughnessy’s street photographs show perfect strangers in the urban wild.
- Arrivals and Departures Along the Trans-Siberian Railwayby aperturewp on November 24, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Since 2012, Jacob Aue Sobol has opened up a boldly contemporary Asia, taking us into Chinese, Russian, and Mongolian lives.
- Aperture’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guideby Cassidy Paul on November 19, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Legendary photographers. Best-selling essay books. Exciting new releases. Here are 27 Aperture titles that are sure to inspire everyone on your list.
- Dannielle Bowman Finds History in the Shadowsby aperturewp on November 17, 2020 at 8:56 pm
Winner of the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize, the photographer portrays the inner lives of Black Americans.
My Modern Met The Big City That Celebrates Creative Ideas
- Actor Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender in Powerfully Vulnerable Statement of Joyby Sara Barnes on December 2, 2020 at 9:40 pm
Actor Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender in Powerfully Vulnerable Statement of Joy Actor Elliot Page has come out as transgender and revealed their truth in a heartfelt statement posted to their social media accounts on Tuesday, December 1. Page had their big break in the 2007 Oscar-nominated film Juno and currently stars in the popular Netflix show The Umbrella Academy. Page begins their announcement with an introduction. READ: Actor Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender in Powerfully Vulnerable Statement of Joy
- Celebrity Chef David Chang Wins ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?’ and Donates the Money To Hospitality Workersby Emma Taggart on December 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Celebrity Chef David Chang Wins ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?’ and Donates the Money To Hospitality Workers View this post on Instagram A post shared by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (@millionairetv) On Sunday night’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, chef David Chang made history by becoming the first celebrity to win the TV game show’s top prize. The Momofoku owner doesn’t plan to keep the cash though—he’s READ: Celebrity Chef David Chang Wins ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?’ and Donates the Money To Hospitality Workers
- Starbucks Is Offering Free Coffee To Healthcare Workersby Emma Taggart on December 2, 2020 at 7:25 pm
Starbucks Is Offering Free Coffee To Healthcare Workers Healthcare workers have been working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have a lot to thank them for. In the U.S., coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, and those on the front lines are working under particularly stressful conditions in order to handle the overflow of patients. Many would agree that coffee is pretty READ: Starbucks Is Offering Free Coffee To Healthcare Workers
- Jupiter and Saturn Will Be the Closest They Have Been in 800 Yearsby Madeleine Muzdakis on December 2, 2020 at 5:55 pm
Jupiter and Saturn Will Be the Closest They Have Been in 800 Years In 2020, the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice will mark the beginning of a very special celestial event. The Winter Solstice—on December 21—signals the farthest tilt of Earth’s North Pole away from the sun. Many people dread the ever-shortening days that lead up to this midwinter darkness. However, this year, we can look forward to another READ: Jupiter and Saturn Will Be the Closest They Have Been in 800 Years
- Best of 2020: Top 19 Creative Projects Made During the COVID-19 Crisisby Emma Taggart on December 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm
Best of 2020: Top 19 Creative Projects Made During the COVID-19 Crisis The year 2020 probably wasn’t what you’d hoped for, but adversity often leads to creativity. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected how we live our lives; and, for many of us, life feels like it’s been put on hold. With all this extra time on our hands, many people have taken up new crafts and READ: Best of 2020: Top 19 Creative Projects Made During the COVID-19 Crisis
- Danica Kusby rfotofolio on December 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm
Danica Kus is a 2020 Rfotofolio Selection. we are pleased to share her portfolio Graceful Spaces here on Rfotofolio “As an architectural photographer, I have been visiting many different places, cities and countries with the intention to take photographs of the appealing buildings. I am grateful for every journey because it opens my mind,… Read More
- 2020 Rfotofolio Selectionsby rfotofolio on November 24, 2020 at 4:41 pm
We are proud to announce the Rfotofolio Selections for 2020. This year we were honored to have Jennifer Schlesinger, and Paula Tognarelli as our guest jurors. We appreciate their time and thoughtful choices. We asked each juror to select their top portfolios, and three works of merit in two-dimensional work and the same for three-dimensional work. This was… Read More
- Ole Brodersen Galleryby rfotofolio on November 18, 2020 at 4:46 pm
Please click in images. To learn more about the of Ole Brodersen please visit his page at Ole Brodersen.
- Ole Brodersenby rfotofolio on November 15, 2020 at 2:17 pm
Ole Brodersen was a Outstanding Work selection in the 2020 Denis Roussel Award. Horizontal Displacement – You write, “My work explores the landscape and the natural forces that animate it – makes exposures of the horizon from a boat – “mechanical objectivity” – the process being perceived as unmediated.” As in the process of creating… Read More
- Anna Rotty Galleryby rfotofolio on November 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm
To learn more about the work of Anna Rotty please visit her page at Anna Rotty.
artforum.com News and critiques of exhibitions in the visual arts, with a contemporary focus. Includes world news, critics’ picks, live symposia, interviews, archives, event calendar, and links to related sites.
- Irina Antonova (1922–2020)on December 2, 2020 at 7:13 pm
Irina Antonova, who headed Moscow’s acclaimed Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts for fifty-eight years, died December 1 of Covid-19 at the age of ninety-eight. During her tenure at the institution, which
- Venice Biennale Implores Christoph Büchel to Return Migrant Ship to Sicilyon December 2, 2020 at 4:48 pm
More than a year after the fifty-eighth iteration of the Venice Biennale closed, Christoph Büchel’s Barca Nostra, 2018–19, the hulking wreck of a ship that carried more than eight hundred Libyan migrants
- Spencer Lewison December 2, 2020 at 4:07 pm
Harper’s is delighted to announce the launch of a new gallery in Chelsea, at 534 West 22nd Street. Situated between Hauser & Wirth and Lehmann Maupin on one of the premier gallery blocks in Manhattan,
- Kristian Vistrup Madsen at the Luleå Biennialby Kristian Vistrup Madsen on December 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm
ERIK MET ME for dinner in Stockholm, where I had a few hours to kill before my night train north. We sat alone in the large and self-consciously old-fashioned restaurant in the central station while
- John Coplans | Michael Schmidton December 2, 2020 at 5:00 am
This exhibition brings together the work of two artists who’s photographic oeuvres challenge normative representations of the human body and lay bare a corporality that often remains obscured. In John
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- Black Lives Matter Movement Tops ArtReview’s ‘Power 100’ Listby Maximilíano Durón on December 3, 2020 at 12:01 am
This year marks the first time a movement, rather than a person, has placed at #1.
- Art Basel’s Virtual Miami Beach Fair Gets Off to Bullish Start with Flurry of Salesby Maximilíano Durón on December 2, 2020 at 10:50 pm
A George Condo work sold for more than $2 million.
- Toulouse-Lautrec Leads Christie’s $119.3 M. Hong Kong–New York Relay Saleby Colin Gleadell on December 2, 2020 at 10:36 pm
An Amoako Boafo work broke the million-dollar boundary, setting a record.
- From Dada to Memesby bdroitcour on December 2, 2020 at 4:42 pm
An art historian and an expert on internet culture discuss media, technology, and political collage.
- Hong Kong Museums Shutter Again Amid New Covid Restrictionsby Andrew Russeth on December 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Arts institutions in the city have had to close numerous times this year.
ArtWeb Blog For aspiring and professional artists on the internets
- How to make festive artwork without slipping into clichésby Stephanie Gavan on November 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Practical considerations for making Christmas art, spotlighting the work of Artweb members who share their top tips for avoiding cliché this holiday season Continue reading
- 9 exciting opportunities for artists in Decemberby Rebecca Wall on November 22, 2020 at 11:21 pm
Exciting open calls and residency programs in Europe, Japan and the US. Continue reading
- Media in focus: painting on copperby Rebecca Wall on November 20, 2020 at 5:56 pm
Learn why copper, a medium that particularly appealed to collectors in the 16th and 17th centuries, has been rediscovered by artists today. Continue reading
- The best digital art exhibitions to check out this winterby Stephanie Gavan on November 19, 2020 at 11:36 pm
Thanks to the resourcefulness of artists & galleries, there are plenty of ways to enjoy world-class digital art exhibitions this winter. Continue reading
- 7 career goals for artistsby Rebecca Wall on November 16, 2020 at 7:54 pm
What goals should you aim for in your artistic career? Continue reading
Artsy Shark Inspiring Artists to Build Better Businesses
- Write Subject Lines that Get Your Emails Openedby Carolyn on December 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Each email in an inbox has about two seconds to capture attention. Here’s how to grab attention and get your message opened. The post Write Subject Lines that Get Your Emails Opened appeared first on Artsy Shark.
BmoreArt Art. Culture. Conversation. Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Magazine.
- There Are Black People in the Futureby Rebekah Kirkman on December 3, 2020 at 8:51 am
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- Baltimore Residency Space The Clifton House to Launch February 2021 by Rebekah Kirkman on December 2, 2020 at 8:47 am
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- BmoreArt’s Picks: December 1-7by Rebecca Juliette on December 1, 2020 at 12:45 pm
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- I Wanna Hug You: Dave Eassa on Community, Connection, and Covidby Rebekah Kirkman on November 30, 2020 at 8:56 am
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- The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 11/29by Rebekah Kirkman on November 29, 2020 at 8:34 am
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Art Business Journal Succeed at the business of art, today and tomorrow.
- Tips to Curate Your Creative Portfolio with Confidenceby Kevin Vaughn on November 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Hiring managers pay more attention to the contents of your creative portfolio than your work experience. Artrepreneur reviews proven strategies for curating a creative portfolio that lands you that coveted gig. The post Tips to Curate Your Creative Portfolio with Confidence appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Crafting Your Artist Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guideby Nicole Martinez on November 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm
A successful art entrepreneur understands that an artist business plan is critical for success. Here’s a step-by-step guide to create your own. The post Crafting Your Artist Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Taking Photos with People? Know These Photography Rightsby Nicole Martinez on November 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm
In this article, we review a key example of publicity and privacy issues, and what you need to know to keep your photography rights in the clear. The post Taking Photos with People? Know These Photography Rights appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Must-Do’s for Creating Your Artist Websiteby Audra Lambert on November 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Many artist websites fail to capture their audience. Follow these simple tips for creating visually stunning sites that include all the necessary information that will engage others. The post Must-Do’s for Creating Your Artist Website appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- How to Launch a Creative Crowdfunding Campaign for Your Next Art Projectby Erin Sickler on September 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm
Launching a creative crowdfunding campaign is a common way to fund your art projects. How can you best set yourself up for success? The post How to Launch a Creative Crowdfunding Campaign for Your Next Art Project appeared first on Art Business Journal.
Culture: TV, Movies, Music, Art, and Theatre News and Reviews Cultural news and criticism, and conversations about TV, theatre, movies, and music, as well as Goings On About Town listings from The New Yorker.
- The Climate Debt the U.S. Owes the Worldby Bill McKibben on December 3, 2020 at 12:00 am
We can’t meet our moral and practical burdens simply by reducing our own carbon emissions; we also need to make amends.
- “Talking About Trees,” Reviewed: The Warmth and Wisdom of Four Elders of Sudanese Cinemaby Richard Brody on December 2, 2020 at 11:56 pm
The documentary follows four filmmakers whose poetic insight illuminates, with an air of graceful equanimity and hearty derision, the personal experience of political horrors.
- Revisiting Hitler’s Final Days in the Bunkerby Alex Ross on December 2, 2020 at 7:15 pm
We find the downfall of a dictator comforting, but the story is not that simple.
- My Life in Different Decadesby Natalya Lobanova on December 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm
In the eighties, I would have, by now, a flourishing, stable career. In the fifties, I would have a lobotomy.
- The Duelling Realities of the Coronavirus in Russiaby Masha Gessen on December 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm
People have learned to live with the pandemic, though not necessarily with all of its precautions and limitations.
- Taking data packets for a ride. An interview with Mario Santamariaby Regine on December 2, 2020 at 3:40 pm
If you click around Santamaria’s website and feel like you’re falling down the rabbit hole, that’s part of his plan. He wants you (and the data) to go to places where you’re not supposed to go
- Ambivalence, part 2: On the uneasy relationship between digital art and the environmentby Regine on November 30, 2020 at 1:26 pm
My notes from a round table with curator and COAL co-founder Loïc Fel, artist Claire Bardainne as well as artist and activist Joanie Lemercier
- AMBIVALENCES #1: A History of Ecological Artby Regine on November 20, 2020 at 2:27 pm
In her talk, art historian and curator Bénédicte Ramade explored the differences between ecological art, environmental art, green art, ecologist art, Anthropocene art, etc.
- UNINVITED. A “horror experience by and for machines”by Regine on November 11, 2020 at 2:32 pm
An art installation at Furtherfield Gallery and on the Internet explores what happens when networked surveillance tools and AI capabilities get sick in the head
- The Cost of Free Shipping. Amazon in the Global Economyby Regine on November 9, 2020 at 2:28 pm
The book looks at the many dark facets of the corporation, including automation, surveillance, tech work, workers’ struggles, algorithmic challenges, the disruption of local democracy and much more
Virtual Reality News VR 360
- Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD projectby James Bourne on September 4, 2020 at 2:29 pm
Google Cloud is working with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver an augmented reality (AR) microscope for cancer diagnoses. The project, for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), more widely involves prototyping an AI-enabled digital pathology solution at select DoD facilities. The company cited research from the Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality,… Read more » The post Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD project appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
- Why VR providers are pinning their hopes on profiting from ‘Zoom fatigue’by James Bourne on July 29, 2020 at 9:07 am
What is the latest marketing strategy for virtual reality software providers? If the Covid-19 pandemic will cause the new normal to become the normal full stop, Zoom and their ilk are not going to cut it long-term. Meet AfterNow. The California-based startup, which describes itself grandly as ‘building the future of human computing with augmented… Read more » The post Why VR providers are pinning their hopes on profiting from ‘Zoom fatigue’ appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
- ‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analyticsby James Bourne on July 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm
The short-term outlook for virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) may be a struggle, according to Strategy Analytics, but if organisations can ride out this wave then the future looks bright. The findings appear in the analyst firm’s latest report, ‘Short and Long-Term Impacts of Covid-19 on the AR and VR Market.’ Among the report’s… Read more » The post ‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
- Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEOby James Bourne on July 8, 2020 at 6:38 am
Magic Leap has appointed Microsoft executive Peggy Johnson as its new chief executive officer, replacing Rony Abovitz. Johnson was previously executive vice president of business development at Microsoft. In an interview with the New York Times (NYT), she said the time was right amid the Covid-19 pandemic to explore the promise of spatial technology, comparing… Read more » The post Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
- VR motion sickness survey reinforces gender gapby James Bourne on July 6, 2020 at 10:50 am
In spite of virtual reality’s benefits and hype, one of its primary inhibitors remains the threat of motion sickness. A new survey finds it still plays a prominent role – with women more at risk than men. The survey, put together by VR Heaven and which polled almost 300 respondents, found that more than half… Read more » The post VR motion sickness survey reinforces gender gap appeared first on Virtual Reality News.