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- Dizzying Patterns Envelop Imagined Characters in Portraits by Sofia Bonatiby Grace Ebert on October 22, 2021 at 5:12 pm
In the hypnotic portraits of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati (previously), women find themselves embraced by backgrounds of black-and-white linework, foliage, and abstract geometries. The feminine characters often have rosy cheeks and earnest expressions, and they seamlessly meld with their patterned environments, which sometimes conceal the outlines of their figures and accentuate their unique facial features. Now based in Oxfordshire, Bonati will show some of her dizzying drawings in a group exhibition with Wow x Wow this December. More
- Project Stardust: A Photographer Scours Rooftops Across the Globe for Minuscule Cosmic Particlesby Grace Ebert on October 22, 2021 at 3:42 pm
According to Olso-based photographer and researcher Jon Larsen, the most exotic particles from across the universe are likely hiding in a rain gutter or scattered among debris on rooftops. Larsen, who works in the geosciences department at the University of Oslo, has been at the forefront of micrometeorite discovery since 2009 when “a shiny black dot suddenly appeared on my white veranda table while I was having strawberries for breakfast.” The event sparked a now decades-long exploration into the field of “cosmic dust particles, the oldest solid matter there is, ‘ash’ from dead stars, etc,” he tells Colossal. More
- They’re Baaaack: Meet the Creepy Dolls from the History Center of Olmsted County Collectionby Grace Ebert on October 22, 2021 at 1:47 pm
We’re sorry to introduce you to the cursed cast of the History Center of Olmsted County’s notorious Creepy Doll Contest: there’s the demonic “Miss Abyss” and her glowing portal-like eyes, the conniving criminal mastermind “Professor Moriarty” that will likely convince you to commit some unspeakable atrocity, and “Lizzie Bordon” that, like the infamous ax murderer herself, is sure to chop you to bits. The center launched the project in 2019 as an innocuous way to explore its collection, although it’s since created an annual event of unleashing the horrors you see here. More
- Putt Around the Playable Artworks of ‘Par Excellence Redux: The Back 9,’ Now Open at Elmhurst Art Museumby Colossal on October 21, 2021 at 4:53 pm
The Back 9 of Par Excellence Redux, an artist-designed miniature golf course, is now open at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Curated by Colossal’s founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson as part of an open call, the exhibition of playable artworks pays homage to the incredibly popular Par Excellence, which opened in 1988 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Back 9, which runs through January 2, 2022, includes artists Wesley Baker, KT Duffy, Eve Fineman, Joshua Kirsch, Annalee Koehn, Vincent Lotesto, Joshua Lowe, Jim Merz, David Quednau, Donna Piacenza, and Liam Wilson & Anna Gershon. More
- Three Sisters Face an Impending Climate Disaster in an Existential Stop-Motion Shortby Grace Ebert on October 21, 2021 at 3:51 pm
What begins with a calm morning filled with stunningly bright sunlight quickly morphs into a short film of existential crises and the life-altering implications of climate disasters. Directed by Frédéric Even and Louise Mercadier with production by Papy3D and JPL Films, “Sororal” is a profound stop-motion animation that follows three sisters as they react to warnings about the sea submerging the land. More
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- Aperture’s 2021 Gala Honors Sara Cwynar, Graciela Iturbide, and Dr. Kenneth Montagueby Cassidy Paul on October 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm
On October 19 and 20, Aperture hosted an in-person and virtual gala to celebrate the range of its publishing program and the field of photography.
- 18 Photographers on What It Means to Embrace the Unknownby aperturewp on October 18, 2021 at 12:16 pm
In the Magnum Square Print Sale in partnership with Aperture, Elliott Erwitt, Nan Goldin, Jamel Shabazz, and more share images that explore the edges of their photographic practice.
- The Artists Building a Black Cosmosby aperturewp on October 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm
In imagery that fuses Black artifacts, rituals, and fantasies, three artists offer blueprints for a jubilant new universe.
- The Luminous Openness of Rinko Kawauchi’s Photographsby aperturewp on October 14, 2021 at 7:16 pm
In her images of keenly observed gestures and details, Kawauchi reveals the mysterious and beautiful realm at the edge of the everyday world.
- How Takuma Nakahira’s “Circulation” Breathed Life into Photographyby aperturewp on October 14, 2021 at 7:13 pm
During the 1971 Paris Biennale, Nakahira photographed, printed, and exhibited his daily images of the city—creating a landmark photo-installation that pushed the bounds of a “living” work.
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- UNICEF Reports That 1 in 7 of the World’s Youth Has a Mental Health Diagnosisby Madeleine Muzdakis on October 22, 2021 at 8:55 pm
UNICEF Reports That 1 in 7 of the World’s Youth Has a Mental Health Diagnosis The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on mental health. The world’s youth has been particularly affected, experiencing increases in anxiety and depression. Isolated from friends and worried about loved ones, children’s mental health needs protecting now more than ever. In their 2021 report The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF announced that one in seven READ: UNICEF Reports That 1 in 7 of the World’s Youth Has a Mental Health Diagnosis
- Woman Designs Greenscreen Dress That Looks Like It’s Changing Color and Patternsby Emma Taggart on October 22, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Woman Designs Greenscreen Dress That Looks Like It’s Changing Color and Patterns Do you have a favorite item of clothing that you wish you could have in every color and pattern? Fashion designer Shay Rose (aka Crescent Shay) has figured out how to hack that very problem. She recently created a greenscreen dress and cloak, allowing her to digitally wear the dress in countless hues using special READ: Woman Designs Greenscreen Dress That Looks Like It’s Changing Color and Patterns
- This Sleek Wind Turbine Wall Lets You Harness Enough Energy to Power Your Homeby Jessica Stewart on October 22, 2021 at 7:10 pm
This Sleek Wind Turbine Wall Lets You Harness Enough Energy to Power Your Home Solar panels are often seen as a good source of renewable energy for homes, but an even more efficient and cost-effective method is frequently overlooked—wind power. Harnessing the wind is an incredibly powerful way to create energy, but we mainly think of wind power in terms of large turbines set up in the ocean or READ: This Sleek Wind Turbine Wall Lets You Harness Enough Energy to Power Your Home
- World’s Oldest Pair of Skis Discovered in Ice by Researchers in Norwayby Madeleine Muzdakis on October 22, 2021 at 6:25 pm
World’s Oldest Pair of Skis Discovered in Ice by Researchers in Norway Skiing may seem like a modern pastime, but humans have been strapping wood to their feet and gliding on snow for many millennia. Skiing has been a useful—and often necessary—mode of transportation since at least 6,000 BCE. However, most ancient skis are only known through rock art depictions and fragments of wood. This makes a READ: World’s Oldest Pair of Skis Discovered in Ice by Researchers in Norway
- Halloween Light Show Is Perfectly Choreographed to ‘The Matrix’ and “Rage Against the Machine”by Emma Taggart on October 22, 2021 at 4:55 pm
Halloween Light Show Is Perfectly Choreographed to ‘The Matrix’ and “Rage Against the Machine” For many people, Halloween is a time to get creative, whether it be with costumes and makeup or home decor and food art. However, there’s one artist in Tracy, California who seems to have found his niche in designing for the haunted holiday. Each year, Tom BetGeorge (of Magical Light Shows) transforms a local family READ: Halloween Light Show Is Perfectly Choreographed to ‘The Matrix’ and “Rage Against the Machine”
- Mary Kocolby rfotofolio on October 17, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Mary Kocol portfolio Pinhole Camera Book was chosen as an 2020 Rfotofolio Selection . We are pleased to share her work here on Rfotofolio. Would you please tell us about yourself? I’m a professional artist photographer living in the Boston area. I grew up near Hartford, CT and have been taking pictures since I was a kid. My first… Read More
- 2021 Rfotofolio Callby rfotofolio on October 12, 2021 at 6:41 pm
Once a year Rfotofolio has our call for entries.This year Rfotofolio is honored to have Ann Jastrab and Diana Bloomfield as our jurors, as well as, Connie and Jerry Rosenthal from Rfotofolio. This is the ninth year for the Rfotofolio Call and each year the quality of work inspires us. Photographers that are selected will be included… Read More
- Night Travelersby rfotofolio on October 10, 2021 at 2:13 pm
Please click on images to see a different view. To learn more about these photographers please click on their names. Bob Avakian Christopher Bryson Fran Forman Jody Miller Dale Niles Richard Tuschman
- Bob Newman Galleryby rfotofolio on October 8, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Please click on images to have a different view. To learn more about the work ofBob Newman please visit his page by clicking on his name.
- Bob Newmanby rfotofolio on October 3, 2021 at 1:43 pm
Bob Newman’s portfolio Shadows Of Emmett Till was chosen as an 2020 Rfotofolio Selection . We are pleased to share his work here on Rfotofolio. Would you please tell us about yourself? I am a retired physician, who, for the past 15 years, has been working as a professional photographer engaged in long-term projects. My career in medicine, with… Read More
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- Rencontres de Bamako Postponed to 2022on October 22, 2021 at 5:26 pm
Organizers of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the Mali biennial dedicated to African photography and video, have announced that the thirteenth edition of the event is postponed to 2022, owing
- Nick Pinkerton on Wendell B. Harris, Jr.’s Chameleon Street (1990)by Nick Pinkerton on October 22, 2021 at 1:23 pm
WILLIAM DOUGLAS STREET, JR., a Black Michigan man with an empty wallet, a florid vocabulary, and a naturally patronizing, aristocratic air, doesn’t quite fit in anywhere. This another way of saying
- Kristian Kožulby Kate Sutton on October 21, 2021 at 11:51 pm
In a 2017 essay on Croatian artist Kristian Kožul, critic Klaudio Štefančić ties the sculptor’s biomorphic objects to his interest in forensics and its recognition of the human body as the ultimate
- Hawai’i Contemporary Announces Artists, Venues for 2022 Triennialon October 21, 2021 at 7:53 pm
The Hawai’i Contemporary has released the names of forty-three local and international artists and collectives slated to participate in the triennial’s 2020 edition (HT22). Titled “Pacific Century – E
- Jess Barbagallo on the New Now Festivalby Jess Barbagallo on October 21, 2021 at 7:32 pm
DRIVING THROUGH DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, I saw construction everywhere, luxury housing for tech employees rising up around small tent cities. I was a tourist, visiting for a week to check out the New Now
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- National Gallery of Art Acquires Iconic Faith Ringgold Flag Paintingby Shanti Escalante-De Mattei on October 22, 2021 at 9:14 pm
The painting will appear in a forthcoming New Museum retrospective.
- Manuel Neri, Influential Bay Area Sculptor with a Focus on Figuration, Is Dead at 91by Alex Greenberger on October 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm
He was a part of the offbeat Bay Area Figurative Movement during the ’50s and ’60s.
- Museums Across Mexico, Central America Face Financial Peril, Survey Findsby Angelica Villa on October 22, 2021 at 8:18 pm
Dozens of museums in the region are at risk of permanent closure, the report says.
- In Her First-Ever Performance, Tschabalala Self Explores a Creative Relationship in Crisisby Tessa Solomon on October 22, 2021 at 8:18 pm
Self’s experimental play Sounding Board will debut this weekend as part of the Performa biennial.
- Collector to Watch: Film Producer Michael Sherman Views Buying Art as a ‘Curation Process’by Alex Greenberger on October 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm
“My favorite collecting style is to discover somebody myself,” he said.
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- Getting The Most Out Of A Life Drawing Classby Gavin Lenaghan on October 22, 2021 at 11:34 am
Tips for gaining the maximum value from a life drawing class. Attend a good local class, bring the right materials & develop your own style!Continue reading
- Advice on selling your artwork, whatever your career stageby Gavin Lenaghan on September 24, 2021 at 2:37 pm
If you have read our previous comprehensive artwork pricing guide, you’ll appreciate that selling your artwork isn’t as simple as just adding up all of your obvious expenses (paints, canvas, studio rent and the like) and giving yourself a wage…Continue reading
- The self-portrait: the bravest form of art?by Holly Daffurn on September 17, 2021 at 9:20 am
Self-portraits are one of the most challenging artistic endeavours. Here’s how to get started with painting a self-portrait. Continue reading
- Spotlight interview with artist Elena Dunaevaby Adriana Paradiso on September 10, 2021 at 6:16 pm
In this artist interview, Elena Dunaeva shares with us her artistic process, ideas and inspiration. Continue reading
- How to digitise your artwork: photography and scanningby Sara on September 3, 2021 at 1:55 pm
As practicing artists in a digital age, we all know the importance of getting our work online. And we do so by uploading images to websites, blogs, social media, online galleries and so on. Because of this, it is so…Continue reading
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- Once Again, Into the Woods: An Interview with Stephanie Barberby Rebekah Kirkman on October 22, 2021 at 8:42 am
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- The News: Private Funds Fueled Mayoral Race, Hopkins Drops Medicare Supplement Plans, Who Guards the Art?by Rebecca Juliette on October 21, 2021 at 12:16 pm
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- BmoreArt’s Picks: October 19-25by Rebecca Juliette on October 19, 2021 at 11:06 am
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- Gallery Roundup: Spatial Fabrications at MONO Practice, Juan Gris at BMA, Rania Matar at C. Grimaldis Galleryby Rebekah Kirkman on October 18, 2021 at 8:07 am
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- The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 10/17by Rebekah Kirkman on October 17, 2021 at 8:36 am
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- Identify Your Workby Elizabeth Winnel on October 15, 2021 at 1:07 pm
Don’t know how to talk about your work when speaking to buyers? Here are 14 questions to help you identify your art! The post Identify Your Work appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Effective Grant Writing for Emerging Artistsby Erin Sickler on October 5, 2021 at 11:00 am
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.
- Why Businesses Should Always Have a Model Releaseby Steve Schlackman on September 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Any materials that promote and the image contains a recognizable person… always have them sign a release. Learn more about the do’s and don’ts of releases. The post Why Businesses Should Always Have a Model Release appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Getting a Gig: Websitesby Matthew Rota on September 24, 2021 at 9:48 pm
An artist website should function as the central hub of your career. Make the best of this online portfolio by reading tips from illustrator, Matt Rota. The post Getting a Gig: Websites appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Getting a Gig: Print Promo Strategyby Matthew Rota on September 18, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Take a look at our comprehensive list of printables you need to promote yourself as an artist! The post Getting a Gig: Print Promo Strategy appeared first on Art Business Journal.
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- How Cities in the American North Can Reckon with Their Monumentsby W. Ralph Eubanks on October 22, 2021 at 9:57 pm
There are no statues honoring the Confederacy to be found in Boston or Cambridge, but there are plenty of historic memorials that obscure the achievements of Black Americans.
- Review: A “Dune” Sanded to Dullnessby Richard Brody on October 22, 2021 at 9:37 pm
Whereas David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation turned Frank Herbert’s fantasy world into a visceral cinematic experience, Denis Villeneuve’s version remains in the realm of worthy principles.
- Donald Trump’s Outrageous Reading of Executive Privilege Can’t Save Steve Bannonby Amy Davidson Sorkin on October 22, 2021 at 8:45 pm
If the planning of events that led to the January 6th assault on the Capitol is an activity of the executive branch, it’s certainly not a legitimate one.
- Jane Goodall on Primates, and an Escape from Afghanistanon October 22, 2021 at 8:05 pm
The primatologist on what she has learned about being human from studying our relatives. Also, the head of a Kabul girls’ school on evacuating as the Taliban took over.
- Bannon Caught Fleeing U.S. Disguised as Man Who Recently Took Showerby Andy Borowitz on October 22, 2021 at 3:51 pm
“He showered, shaved, and even combed his hair,” a T.S.A. agent said. “He was totally unrecognizable.”
- INFORMATION (Today): Data diktats and human complacencyby Regine on October 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm
The ubiquity of access to information has lulled us into complacency with its flipside: ever more highly technologized forms of surveillance and the overexposure of our personal data
- Radicalization Pipelineby Regine on September 30, 2021 at 1:28 pm
New connections between gamification, fantasy and political radicalization
- Métaboles. On the need to decolonize natureby Regine on September 27, 2021 at 12:21 pm
An event in Marseille offered some thoughts on ideas of sustainability, resilience and the effects of the capitalocene on non-human life
- An artistic toolkit for the apocalypseby Regine on September 21, 2021 at 9:21 am
The course will explore how artists, designers and activists use biohacking, gaming, robotics, synthetic biology, photography and collaborative experiments to investigate existential threats, devise creative strategies for survival and explore humanity’s strange fascination for apocalyptic scenarios
- Radical Gaming – Immersion. Simulation. Subversionby Regine on September 16, 2021 at 2:04 pm
HEK (House of Electronic Arts) in Basel invites visitors to play with video games that challenge gaming tropes -in particular the stereotypes of virility and the logic of competition- as well as our understanding of what it means to interact
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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.