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- A 9-Year-Old Dancer Grooves to an Intensely Choreographed Routine and Clocks 10,000 Steps in Just Three Minutesby Grace Ebert on January 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm
It’d be difficult for most of us to move as gracefully as nine-year-old Lilyana Ilunga, but a new campaign by the Swedish nonprofit Generation Pep just wants to get young people on their feet. Set to a revamped version of a 2007 track by French EDM musicians Justice, “DANCE 10000” showcases the young prodigy, who flaunts her moves from the second she wakes up and slips on one of the many pairs of sneakers strewn about her room. More
- A Brilliant Studio Ghibli-Style Ad for Travel Oregon Imagines the State as an Adventurous Dreamlandby Grace Ebert on January 26, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Imagine Oregon’s hot springs, hiking trails, and sand-dune escapades “only slightly exaggerated.” An advertisement for Travel Oregon entertains that enhanced view of the western state as it paints it in a magical light, Studio Ghibli-style: cloud figures saunter through the sky, a rock pulls a lever to shift the world from night to day, and packs of dogs frolic in the countryside. Evoking the aesthetics and fantastical imagery of the iconic Japanese animation studio, the promotional piece is the second ad for the tourism agency created by Psyop and Sun Creature—watch the equally whimsical 2018 iteration on YouTube—and is issued with a playful reminder that Oregon is “a 100% real place you can visit.” For those of us not traveling any time soon, the agency also released free downloadable stills from the animation to fulfill our wanderlust from home. More
- Nostalgic Photographs by Ian Howorth Frame the Nuances and Liminal Moments of British Lifeby Grace Ebert on January 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm
Ian Howorth frames the seaside villages and debris-laden roadsides that populate the U.K. through evocative, nuanced photographs captured with 35 mm film. Born to a British father and Peruvian mother, Howorth moved often as a child before settling in the U.K. Today, his view on rural towns is idiosyncratic and wavers between an insider’s knowledge and someone just passing through. His largely cinematic shots of abandoned vans, ashtrays left outside, and residents on the street are ripe with nostalgia and feature a distinct sense of place, although the Brighton-based photographer is wary about sharing exact locations. More
- Varied Bricks and Ceramic Blocks Comprise the Asymmetric Facade of a Spacious Community Center in Bengalby Grace Ebert on January 26, 2021 at 2:06 pm
What began as a task to install a new parking structure in Bansberia, India quickly morphed into an open community center awash with patterned brickwork. Conceived by Abin Design Studio, “Gallery House” spans 380-square-meters and combines multiple masonry techniques to form the asymmetric facade. The Kolkata-based team alternated ceramic blocks created by a local artist and a mixture of rectangular, chevron, and curved bricks sourced from a nearby field, resulting in a variegated, textured structure that mimics the terracotta temples of Bengal. More
- Laser-Cut Paper Coils Into Intricate Vessels That Contrast Human Touch and Technologyby Grace Ebert on January 25, 2021 at 10:12 pm
Human hands and machines converge in the meticulous process behind Ibbini Studio’s radial vessels. Collaborating since 2017, Abu Dhabi-based artist Julia Ibbini and computer scientist Stephane Noyer craft intricate sculptures informed by geometric principles and the divide between digital and analog techniques. The multi-faceted, sequential design culminates in Symbio Vessels, an exquisite series of works that wind from base to mouth in an algorithmically defined pattern. To create the coiled containers, the artists first draw organic structures that mimic botanics and various tessellations before turning them over to custom parametric design software. More
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- A Three-Volume Book Becomes a Testament to Mary Ellen Mark’s Careerby aperturewp on January 26, 2021 at 4:16 pm
The late photographer, who left behind more than two million images, spent her life in search of the elusive iconic frame.
- How Alice Rose George Shaped a Pivotal Era in Photographyby aperturewp on January 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm
Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Nan Goldin, and others reflect on the life and work of a legendary photo editor and poet.
- A Blazing Suburban Gothic Imagines the American West on the Brinkby aperturewp on January 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm
In the 1970s, Mimi Plumb began photographing adolescent life and the bleached-out landscapes of California. Her suspenseful new book foretells the disasters of the present—and the future.
- The Belated Celebration of the Kamoinge Workshopby Brendan Embser on January 14, 2021 at 8:17 pm
In the 1970s, a group of photographers made poetic, affirmative representations of Black life. But why did most museums fail to recognize or validate their efforts?
- The Counterculture Collective Who Wanted to Save the Earthby aperturewp on January 14, 2021 at 7:59 pm
Matt Wolf’s new documentary about the Biosphere 2 experiment in Arizona shows the uneasy relationship between capitalism, utopia, and reality television.
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- UCLA Gymnast’s Incredible “Dance Party” Floor Routine Goes Viralby Arnesia Young on January 26, 2021 at 9:40 pm
UCLA Gymnast’s Incredible “Dance Party” Floor Routine Goes Viral After going viral last year for her floor routine inspired by Beyonce’s Homecoming, UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis is back with another jaw-dropping performance. On January 23, Dennis wowed the judges with a floor routine set to a medley of music by Black artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy, Megan Thee Stallion, and READ: UCLA Gymnast’s Incredible “Dance Party” Floor Routine Goes Viral
- Geologists Discover Agate With Cookie Monster Hidden Inside When Split Openby Sara Barnes on January 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm
Geologists Discover Agate With Cookie Monster Hidden Inside When Split Open Gems and geodes have ways of surprising us. From rainbow crystals to heart-shaped amethysts, these rocks prove you can never be too sure about what you’ll find when you crack them open. One of the latest unexpected discoveries is a pair of Cookie Monster twins in an agate from Brazil. Gem collector Mike Bowers, with READ: Geologists Discover Agate With Cookie Monster Hidden Inside When Split Open
- Architects Design Twisting Tower Inspired by Muscle Fibers for NYC Skylineby Samantha Pires on January 26, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Architects Design Twisting Tower Inspired by Muscle Fibers for NYC Skyline Turkish architecture firm Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has recently released images of Sarcostyle Tower— a 210-meter (689-foot) conceptual skyscraper that hopes to be an interesting addition to the New York City skyline. The futuristic renderings of this playful tower take great inspiration from biology. The project itself gets its name from the term sarcomeres, READ: Architects Design Twisting Tower Inspired by Muscle Fibers for NYC Skyline
- “Inauguration Bernie” Meme Is Now Available as a Sweatshirt and a Crochet Doll Patternby Margherita Cole on January 26, 2021 at 5:55 pm
“Inauguration Bernie” Meme Is Now Available as a Sweatshirt and a Crochet Doll Pattern After the photo of Bernie Sanders at the 59th presidential inauguration became a viral meme, thousands of fans enjoyed placing the warmly dressed Vermont senator in a variety of different locales. When he was asked about the image in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night, Sanders said, “I was just sitting there, trying READ: “Inauguration Bernie” Meme Is Now Available as a Sweatshirt and a Crochet Doll Pattern
- 15,000-Year-Old Bison Sculptures Are Perfectly Preserved in a French Caveby Madeleine Muzdakis on January 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm
15,000-Year-Old Bison Sculptures Are Perfectly Preserved in a French Cave View this post on Instagram A post shared by History Daily (@historydailypix) Art has been around since the dawn of time; prehistoric cave paintings can be found in grottos and on cliffs around the world. However, intact prehistoric sculpture remains a rare find for archeologists, though not impossible. And when discovered, they provide READ: 15,000-Year-Old Bison Sculptures Are Perfectly Preserved in a French Cave
- Spotlight on E.E. McCollumby rfotofolio on January 24, 2021 at 2:59 pm
E.E. McCollum’s portfolio At Seventy was selected by Rfotofolio for the 2020 Rfotofolio Selections.We are pleased to share his work. Please click on images to to see a different view. At Seventy On the heels of a project shot entirely in the studio using digital equipment, I wanted something different, something to stretch another set of creative… Read More
- Anne Berry Behind the Glassby rfotofolio on January 19, 2021 at 4:21 pm
“The least I can do is give a voice to those who can not talk.” Jane Goodall. To learn more about the work of Anne Berry please visit her page by clicking on her name.
- Dominic Lippillo Galleryby rfotofolio on January 17, 2021 at 4:08 pm
Dominic Lippillo’s portfolio Stories We Tell Ourselves was selected by Rfotofolio for the 2020 Rfotofolio Selections. We are pleased to share his work. Please click on images to view full size. To learn more about the work of Dominic Lippillo please visit his page by clicking on his name.
- Dominic Lippilloby rfotofolio on January 14, 2021 at 3:53 pm
Dominic Lippillo’s portfolio Stories We Tell Ourselves was selected by Rfotofolio for the 2020 Rfotofolio Selections. We are pleased to share his work. Click on images to view full size. Would you please tell us about yourself? I am Associate Professor of Photography at Mississippi State University where I have taught since 2010. I grew up in… Read More
- Jerry Takigawaby rfotofolio on January 10, 2021 at 4:08 pm
Please click on images. Jerry Takigawa has a retrospective at the Center for Photographic Art Liminal Language: 1980-2020, Curated by Helaine GlickExhibition Dates: January 9 – February 14 To learn more about the work of Jerry Takigawa please visit his page at Jerry Takigawa.
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.
- David Velasco in conversation with Lucas Samarason January 26, 2021 at 5:00 am
Artforum Editor in Chief David Velasco speaks with artist Lucas Samaras about Photoshop, self-portraiture and magic.
- Genesis Tramaineon January 26, 2021 at 5:00 am
Almine Rech proudly presents “Evidence of Grace” by American visual artist Genesis Tramaine. This exhibition is the artist’s first solo presentation in Brussels and the second with the gallery. The
- VR Exhibition CHINA DOLL, Rated Ron January 26, 2021 at 5:00 am
It’s been a little more than two years since Martine Gutierrez launched her legendary Indigenous Woman, a 146-page oversized magazine produced by and starring one person: Martine Gutierrez. On Monday,
- Centre Pompidou to Close for Four Years in 2023on January 25, 2021 at 9:35 pm
The Centre Pompidou in Paris, which houses Europe’s largest collection of contemporary art, is to close for renovations in 2023, remaining shuttered until 2027, French culture minister Roselyne Bachelot
- San Francisco Art Institute Board Chair Resignson January 25, 2021 at 8:27 pm
The San Francisco Art Institute on Friday announced that Pam Rorke Levy is stepping down as chairwoman of the board. She will be succeeded by photographer Lonnie Wilson, an SFAI alum. Levy’s departure
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- Kara Walker’s Tate Modern Fountain Stars in New FKA twigs Videoby Alex Greenberger on January 26, 2021 at 11:03 pm
Various notable arts figures appear surrounding the sculpture in the video.
- Art Has the Power to Redeem, But Not Always in a Good Wayby Kyle Chayka on January 26, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Former President Trump pardoned Michael Pelletier, who turned to art when imprisoned for marijuana trafficking.
- DIY vs Beast Mode Capitalismby bdroitcour on January 26, 2021 at 5:27 pm
Meow Wolf’s expansion into Denver is a case study in the corporate standardization of local art scenes.
- Diversity Eastby Rachel Wetzler on January 26, 2021 at 5:04 pm
New York’s Asia Society Triennial attempts to reinvent the pan-Asian exhibition.
- Gorky, Kandinsky Works to Make First Public Appearance Since 1970s at Sotheby’sby Angelica Villa on January 26, 2021 at 4:21 pm
The works have been in the same collection for more than four decades
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- How to prime paper and cardboard for oil paintingby Stephanie Gavan on January 25, 2021 at 3:55 pm
A simple guide on how to prime these simple materials, allowing you to experiment without a hefty price tag attached. Continue reading
- Life after London: an interview with artist Jo Oakleyby Rebecca Wall on January 21, 2021 at 11:13 pm
Jo has been practicing as an artist for over 35 years. In 2015, she left the capital for Herne Bay, where in October 2020 she opened her own gallery, She Rose. Continue reading
- The dos and don’ts of working on an art seriesby Stephanie Gavan on January 18, 2021 at 5:33 pm
Some helpful tips to consider when creating your own art series. Continue reading
- Spotlight interview with surrealist artist Valerie A. Smithby Adriana Paradiso on January 15, 2021 at 4:46 pm
In this artist interview, Valerie Aleta Smith shares with us her artistic process, ideas, and inspiration. To see more of Valerie’s work, please visit her online gallery. Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Being… Continue reading
- Media in focus: mosaic artby Rebecca Wall on January 10, 2021 at 11:37 pm
Mosaic is an ancient art form that once enjoyed enormous prestige in both secular and religious architecture across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Continue reading
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BmoreArt Art. Culture. Conversation. Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Magazine.
- BmoreArt’s Picks: January 26 – February 1by Rebecca Juliette on January 26, 2021 at 1:52 pm
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- Art AND: Precious Blakeby Rebekah Kirkman on January 25, 2021 at 8:58 am
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- The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 1/24by Rebekah Kirkman on January 24, 2021 at 8:51 am
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- The BMA spent $2.57 million on art by 49 women in 2020. Guess how many are from Maryland?by Cara Ober on January 22, 2021 at 8:32 am
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- The News: Safe Streets Leader Slain, Baltimore Takes on Big Oil, and Biden Takes Officeby Rebecca Juliette on January 21, 2021 at 1:32 pm
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- Should I Negotiate the Price of My Artwork?by Kevin Vaughn on January 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm
What do you do when your quote or rates aren’t accepted? Our negotiation strategies will help artists and creatives sort out a tricky financial agreement. The post Should I Negotiate the Price of My Artwork? appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- A Guide to Eliminating Artist Debt and Sticking to a Budgetby Audra Lambert on January 5, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Financial experts share tips and insights to help manage artist debt while budgeting for a creative business and lifestyle. The post A Guide to Eliminating Artist Debt and Sticking to a Budget appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- How to Handle Rejection as an Artistby Kevin Vaughn on December 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Experiencing rejection as an artist is a part of the job. Here, we talk to five artists and creatives on how they power through rejection and self-doubt. The post How to Handle Rejection as an Artist appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Artists and Creatives: Document Your Work and Careerby Kevin Vaughn on December 8, 2020 at 1:24 pm
If you’re an artist or creative and don’t document your work and career, learn why it’s important and tips on how to get started. If you do, congratulations! Here are some best practices and reminders. The post Artists and Creatives: Document Your Work and Career appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Effective Grant Writing for Emerging Artistsby Erin Sickler on December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Artists seeking creative opportunities and funding to continue their work can improve their grant writing skills. Learn how to be present your project or proposal with these tips. The post Effective Grant Writing for Emerging Artists appeared first on Art Business Journal.
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- Fran Lebowitz Takes to the Streetsby Barry Blitt on January 26, 2021 at 10:35 pm
Pretend it’s a movement.
- A Bold Proposal to Ease Child Poverty Is the Essence of Bidenomicsby John Cassidy on January 26, 2021 at 10:14 pm
By targeting Americans that have been hit hardest by the pandemic, and also addressing lasting inequities, the new Administration is approaching this moment as one of great potential as well as great peril.
- Bonus Daily Cartoon: Meanwhile at Mar-a-Lagoby Mark Ulriksen on January 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm
A meeting of the shadow Cabinet.
- Other Vaccines We Should Manufacture in 2021by Yasin Osman, Irving Ruan on January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Let’s unleash the pharmaceutical industry on societal ills that go way beyond the coronavirus.
- Rewinding Jimi Hendrix’s National Anthemby Paul Grimstad on January 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm
His blazing rendition still echoes throughout the years, reminding us of what is worth fighting for in the American experiment.
- Maggie Kane: On the role of creativity when helping marginalised communities in capitalistic systemsby Regine on January 26, 2021 at 2:29 pm
“You have to be creative to operate in this capitalistic system. You have to find all kinds of walk arounds and work with pretty much no assistance from the government”
- Using AI to question the power structures of Western museums. Interview with Nora Al-Badriby Regine on January 20, 2021 at 2:40 pm
What make her works so compelling is that they go beyond confronting the audience with uncomfortable ethical questions about the history of museum collections. They also present new counter narratives and new strategies to examine issues of decolonisation
- Two Sides of the Border. The region that Mexico and the US shareby Regine on January 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Building on a long-shared history in the region, the projects covered in this volume use design and architecture to address social, political and ecological concerns along the shared border between Mexico and the USA
- Unseen Stars. What if satellites were art objects?by Regine on January 13, 2021 at 1:42 pm
What would aerospace engineering look like if its methods were decoupled from the corporate and military interests?
- How to Blow Up a Pipeline. Learning to Fight in a World on Fireby Regine on January 5, 2021 at 2:50 pm
In this manifesto, climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tyres and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse
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- 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.