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- 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
- 32 Wildly Different Cover Designs Interpret Dave Eggers’ New Sci-fi Novelby Grace Ebert on October 21, 2021 at 1:40 pm
Coinciding with the rise of the vibrant book cover blob, Dave Eggers’ new novel takes a profoundly divergent approach. The Every was released this month by McSweeney’s—the author is also the founder of the San Francisco-based independent publishing house—and is a follow up to his hit dystopian work The Circle. Despite a similar focus on the rise of surveillance capitalism, The Every features 32 different cover illustrations and graphic renderings, casting each interpretation as a design object in its own right. More
- Dead Meat: A Pair of Hungry Seagulls Fight Over a Hotdog in a Quirky Animated Shortby Grace Ebert on October 20, 2021 at 9:09 pm
Selfish, hungry, and more cunning than he appears, the zany seagull in Adnan Peer Mohamed’s “Dead Meat” sends feathers flying. The animated short opens with the creature scouring a boardwalk for food, and after mistaking a bolt for a snack, he snatches an entire hotdog only to find a fellow bird is after the same sausage. Mohamed is currently a student at Vancouver Film School, and you can find more of his animations on Vimeo and Instagram. More
- Poignant New Works by Pejac Confront the Urgency of Global Crises in Disquieting Detailby Grace Ebert on October 20, 2021 at 4:10 pm
Spanish street artist Pejac (previously) addresses the concept of “returning to normal” in a discerning new series that focuses on the urgency of the issues affecting the world today. Centered on the increasingly disastrous effects of the climate crisis and the social issues that dominate the news cycle, the artist speaks to the myriad global crises in his largest exhibition to date, which opens on October 30 in a former train factory in Berlin. 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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- Bakery Sculpts an Intimidating “Loki Alligator” Completely Out of Breadby Sara Barnes on October 21, 2021 at 8:40 pm
Bakery Sculpts an Intimidating “Loki Alligator” Completely Out of Bread Benicia, California-based One House Bakery has created a creature out of bread that’s as terrifying as it is tasty. The massive character is called dough-Ki, inspired by the Marvel television show Loki, specifically the alligator that is a variant of Loki—a Loki from an alternate universe. One House Bakery co-owner Hannalee Pervan, with the help READ: Bakery Sculpts an Intimidating “Loki Alligator” Completely Out of Bread
- 2021 EPSON International Pano Awards Celebrate the Creativity of Panoramic Photographyby Jessica Stewart on October 21, 2021 at 7:10 pm
2021 EPSON International Pano Awards Celebrate the Creativity of Panoramic Photography The world’s largest competition for panoramic photographers has just announced its winners. With over 5,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers in 97 countries, the 2021 EPSON International Pano Awards is a celebration of creativity. American photographer Joshua Hermann was awarded the title of Open Photographer of the Year for his gorgeous images of cypress READ: 2021 EPSON International Pano Awards Celebrate the Creativity of Panoramic Photography
- This High School Lets Seniors Dress Up for Hilarious School ID Photosby Arnesia Young on October 21, 2021 at 6:25 pm
This High School Lets Seniors Dress Up for Hilarious School ID Photos Senior year of high school is one that many people never forget. From prom to graduation, it is filled with memorable milestones from start to finish. Mixed in with those more formal traditions, there are a lot of fun and wacky ones as well—and the seniors at North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan READ: This High School Lets Seniors Dress Up for Hilarious School ID Photos
- Barcelona Offers a Swap: Ditch Your Car and Get Free Transportby Madeleine Muzdakis on October 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm
Barcelona Offers a Swap: Ditch Your Car and Get Free Transport People dream of traveling to Barcelona and traversing the medieval streets. Now, the city is hoping that fewer cars will clog the legendary Spanish city with the introduction of a new initiative. In a major push for environmentalism, the city is offering an appealing trade—citizens who trade in their gasoline-powered vehicles will receive a three-year READ: Barcelona Offers a Swap: Ditch Your Car and Get Free Transport
- Golden Retriever Breaks Guinness World Record for Most Tennis Balls Held in the Mouth by a Dogby Emma Taggart on October 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm
Golden Retriever Breaks Guinness World Record for Most Tennis Balls Held in the Mouth by a Dog Many dogs love playing fetch, but there’s one pup in Canandaigua, New York, who can’t seem to get enough of it. Finley the Golden Retriever can hold six tennis balls in his mouth at one time, earning him the Guinness World Record for “most tennis balls held in the mouth by a dog.” Golden Retrievers READ: Golden Retriever Breaks Guinness World Record for Most Tennis Balls Held in the Mouth by a Dog
- 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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- 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
- Volta Cancels Inaugural Miami Fairon October 21, 2021 at 5:20 pm
Organizers of the popular Art Basel satellite fair Volta have canceled the event’s inaugural Miami edition, slated to take place December 1–5, citing venue woes and restrictions related to the continuing
- Barbara Hammerby Cassie Packard on October 20, 2021 at 9:55 pm
This presentation of Barbara Hammer’s work and archive, “Tell me there is a lesbian forever…,” begins in 1968, when the experimental cineast discovered 8-mm film. A few years later, she discovered women:
- Zineb Sediraby Chelsea Haines on October 20, 2021 at 9:32 pm
In Zineb Sedira’s three-channel video Mother Tongue, 2002, several generations of the artist’s family—including herself, her mother, and her daughter—participate, at times, in an awkward discussion
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- The Best Booths at Paris’s 2021 FIAC Fair, From Ice Sculptures to a Ceramic Bank Vaultby Alex Greenberger on October 21, 2021 at 8:28 pm
Some 160 dealers from 25 countries eagerly rolled out their displays on Wednesday.
- Egyptian Officials Detain Artist-Robot Ai-Da on Suspicion of Espionageby Shanti Escalante-De Mattei on October 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm
The Egyptian government feared the art piece was part of a spying plot.
- Collectors to Watch: Linda Neo and Albert Lim Are Connecting with Their Roots by Buying Singaporean Artby Alex Greenberger on October 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm
“We feel that it is very important to support emerging artists,” Neo said.
- One Work: Miko Revereza’s “No Data Plan”by Mira Dayal on October 21, 2021 at 3:20 pm
With a hand-held camera, Miko Revereza captured a journey by rail across the country—a meditation on slow cinema and train films as much as immigration.
- Collector to Watch: Elizabeth Dascal Is at the Core of Miami’s Vibrant Art Sceneby Alex Greenberger on October 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm
She makes a point of prioritizing relationship-building with local gallerists.
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- 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
- How to find the perfect art studioby Gavin Lenaghan on August 31, 2021 at 7:54 am
Are you looking to rent an art studio? Read our post covering the process of finding and choosing the perfect artist’s work space.Continue reading
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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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- City Council Shows Support for Walters Workers United, Museum Director Cancels Galaby Rebekah Kirkman on October 15, 2021 at 7:16 pm
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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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- Andrew Yang’s Third-Party Aspirationsby Isaac Chotiner on October 21, 2021 at 8:58 pm
The entrepreneur turned politician makes the case for his new project, the Forward Party.
- An Animated Portrait of Life with the Ghosts of Childrenon October 21, 2021 at 8:12 pm
In Weijia Ma’s “Step Into the River,” two young girls deal with their own haunting stories.
- The Complicated Legacy of Colin Powellon October 21, 2021 at 8:10 pm
The former Secretary of State left behind a record of public service that extends far beyond the infamous role that he played in legitimizing the Iraq War.
- A Pair of Crime Crusaders Face Off at the New York Mayoral Debateby Eric Lach on October 21, 2021 at 6:39 pm
Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa, two figures with long histories in the city, met onstage to talk about the future.
- Icebreakers for Elevator Ridesby Colin Stokes on October 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm
“Tell me how attractive you think I am using only the floor buttons.”
- 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.