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- Massive Curved Vaults Mimicking Traditional Kilns House a Jingdezhen Museum Dedicated to Porcelain Productionby Grace Ebert on April 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China is widely recognized as the porcelain capital of the world with a more than 2,000-year history of producing prized ceramics. As an homage to that tradition, architects from Studio Zhu-Pei constructed an open-air structure with towering arches mimicking traditional kilns. The expansive brick vaults now house the northern city’s Imperial Kiln Museum, which sits adjacent to the production sites used during the Ming and Qing dynasties. To preserve and demarcate the existing ruins on the grounds, Studio Zhu-Pei configured the new building around the remnants, like courtyards and monuments embedded in the ground, in a way that brings together history and contemporary culture in a single space. More
- Cosmic Nature: A Spectacular Polka Dot-Filled Exhibition by Yayoi Kusama Sprawls Across New York Botanical Gardenby Grace Ebert on April 9, 2021 at 6:04 pm
Now inhabiting the verdant, 250-acre campus of the New York Botanical Garden are oversized flowers sprouting in seasonal arrangements, a glowing pumpkin-packed infinity room, and a sea of 1,400 reflective spheres by Yayoi Kusama (previously). Teeming with squiggly sculptures, site-specific installations, and smaller pieces covered in the Japanese artist’s iconic polka dots, Cosmic Nature is an expansive exhibition celebrating decades of Kusama’s bold, joyful body of work. More
- Run Forever: A Figure Undergoes Metamorphosis as It Trudges Through Myriad Environmentsby Christopher Jobson on April 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm
The team at Universal Everything is back with its latest video artwork, “Run Forever,” that stars a now-familiar nondescript figure as it gradually changes from material to material. While previous projects in the series have focused on structure and texture, this new short was created in collaboration with Hyundai Motorstudio as a metaphor for the group’s efforts toward sustainable design and green energy. “Run Forever” seems to turn its focus toward light, both as an artistic medium and as an energy source, as the figure suddenly blooms into a mass of plants. More
- A Sleek Deck of Cards by Studio LO Honors 12 Black Figures Who’ve Revolutionized Historyby Grace Ebert on April 8, 2021 at 10:23 pm
Kansas City, Missouri-based designer Kearra Johnson of Studio LO describes her standard 54-card deck as anything but traditional: it’s revolutionary. On one side of each playing card is a raised fist, a symbol that’s synonymous with the fight against oppression around the globe. But on the K, Q, and J of all four suits are portraits of ground-breaking Black icons who have profoundly impacted history, from Michelle Obama and Thurgood Marshall to Malcolm X and Rosa Parks. More
- Ironic Compositions Juxtapose Outlandish Scenarios in Paco Pomet’s New Paintingsby Grace Ebert on April 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm
In Beginnings, Spanish artist Paco Pomet (previously) visualizes a series of jarring and absurd scenarios born out of an equally concerning event. He juxtaposes disparate elements—a mushroom cloud erupting in a classroom, women cavalierly poking at a tabletop sunrise, a mountain range lying on an operating table—in a series of satirical commentaries infused with pop culture references and nods to art history. Generally contrasting a black-and-white scene with a recurring, full-color sunrise or sunset, Pomet’s compositions merge time periods and situations to mark the start of a new reality, a broad theme tied to the current moment. More
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- Carrie Mae Weems Confronts the Fraught History of American Photographyby aperturewp on April 9, 2021 at 3:54 pm
In an iconic early series, the artist deconstructs the ethnographic gaze that has long trailed Black subjects.
- Why Jamel Shabazz Is New York’s Most Vital Street Photographerby aperturewp on March 30, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Since the early 1980s, Shabazz has captured the energy of street life and hip-hop culture in New York, making indelible images of joy, style, and community.
- What Is the Future of Photography at MoMA?by aperturewp on March 29, 2021 at 1:41 pm
Clément Chéroux, the museum’s new chief curator of photography, speaks about the role of institutions at a time of profound change—in the art world and beyond.
- Do Blue-Chip Photographers Prop up Global Capitalism?by aperturewp on March 29, 2021 at 1:40 pm
In his recent manifesto, Jörg Colberg takes aim at three prominent photographers for their “visual propaganda.”
- An Audacious Gaze on the Black Queer Archiveby Nicole Acheampong on March 25, 2021 at 1:52 pm
The collage artist Alanna Fields draws on vintage photographs, reframing her subjects with wax and glitter—and an eye for subversive gesture.
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- 6 Ai Weiwei Artworks That Bravely Call Attention to Social Issues in Chinaby Emma Taggart on April 11, 2021 at 5:40 pm
6 Ai Weiwei Artworks That Bravely Call Attention to Social Issues in China View this post on Instagram A post shared by Skirball Cultural Center (@skirball_la) Artist Ai Weiwei is undoubtedly the most well-known living Chinese creative today, but his country’s government doesn’t exactly give him the recognition he deserves. In communist China—where freedom of speech is tightly regulated—Ai’s varied portfolio of work doesn’t fetch the READ: 6 Ai Weiwei Artworks That Bravely Call Attention to Social Issues in China
- Shimmering “Dragon Eggs” Reveal Faraway Landscapes Within Resin and Woodby Emma Taggart on April 11, 2021 at 2:25 pm
Shimmering “Dragon Eggs” Reveal Faraway Landscapes Within Resin and Wood Ever since NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover safely landed on the Red Planet, it’s been beaming photos, videos, and sounds back to Earth. The amazing mission not only shows us what the alien terrain looks like, but it also makes us wonder what other planets’ landscapes look like too—both in our solar system and beyond. Perhaps READ: Shimmering “Dragon Eggs” Reveal Faraway Landscapes Within Resin and Wood
- Painter Uses Geometric Shapes To Create Colorful Fragmentations of the Human Formby Margherita Cole on April 11, 2021 at 12:25 pm
Painter Uses Geometric Shapes To Create Colorful Fragmentations of the Human Form Russian artist Georgy Kurasov creates abstract paintings of women that vibrate with energy and color. These dynamic pictures are reminiscent of images seen through a kaleidoscope as each cool-faced figure is rendered using an array of saturated geometric shapes. Originally trained as a sculptor, Kursaov continues to explore form in his painting practice. Although some mistake READ: Painter Uses Geometric Shapes To Create Colorful Fragmentations of the Human Form
- 5 Postmodernist Buildings That Capture the Movement’s Playful Sideby Samantha Pires on April 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm
5 Postmodernist Buildings That Capture the Movement’s Playful Side Postmodernism is one of those architectural styles that, at first, may seem hard to describe. Does anything after modernism count as Postmodernism? The answer is that this architectural style is a direct response to the incredibly popular and utopian ideas of modernism. While modernism preached international design that would solve social problems and create a READ: 5 Postmodernist Buildings That Capture the Movement’s Playful Side
- 10 Illustrative Stationery Sets To Make Writing Snail Mail Beautiful and Funby Margherita Cole on April 10, 2021 at 2:25 pm
10 Illustrative Stationery Sets To Make Writing Snail Mail Beautiful and Fun Between email, text messages, and social media, the internet has made it remarkably easy to stay connected with long-distance family and friends. Despite its efficiency, however, there’s still something to be said for snail mail. The act of writing and receiving a tactile object is a precious exchange that can strengthen relationships near and far. READ: 10 Illustrative Stationery Sets To Make Writing Snail Mail Beautiful and Fun
- Michael Puffby rfotofolio on April 7, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Beautiful composition, thoughtful lighting, attention and skill given to making the final print made Michael Puff’s portfolio a 2020 Rfotofolio Selection. Would you please tell us about yourself? I’ve been involved in some form of visual arts since I was a child. As a boy, I had painting lessons with a wonderfully creative artist. As a teen,… Read More
- The Light of Natureby rfotofolio on April 4, 2021 at 2:09 pm
Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us. To learn more about these photographers please click on their name. Lee Bass Wynn Bullock Aryan Chappell Robin Dintiman Eduardo Fuji William Giles Nicola Hackl-Haslinger Mark Muse Lisa Nebenzahl Jane Olin Robin Robinson Jerry Rosenthal Joanne Teasdale Amy Kanka Valadarsky
- Spotlight on Mariana Bartolomeoby rfotofolio on March 28, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Mariana Bartolomeo’s work inspires, her portfolio was selected as a 2020 Rfotofolio Selection. We are pleased to share her work today. Please click on image to see a different view. To learn more about the work of Mariana Bartolomeo please visit her page by clicking on her name.
- Christopher Bennett Galleryby rfotofolio on March 21, 2021 at 3:27 pm
To learn more about the work of Christopher Bennett please visit his page by clicking on his name.
- Christopher Bennettby rfotofolio on March 18, 2021 at 3:22 pm
Christopher Bennett’s portfolio was chosen as an Outstanding Work in the 2020 Denis Roussel Award. “I loved your scanned Calotypes (really well-done paper negatives) enhanced in Photoshop and completely understand the need to marry the paper negative with digital technology. I like the images a great deal and see their compositional construction as windows… Read More
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- Whitney Promotes Adrienne Edwards to Director of Curatorial Affairson April 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, has announced that it is promoting Adrienne Edwards from Engell Speyer Curator and curator of performance to director of curatorial affairs. In her new
- Frieze Los Angeles 2021 Canceled, New Venue Sought for 2022on April 9, 2021 at 10:27 pm
Frieze Los Angeles has announced the cancellation of its 2021 iteration, which it had already pushed from February to July, citing restrictions related to the continuing Covid-19 crisis. Fair planners
- Rubén Baldemarby M.S. Dansey on April 9, 2021 at 4:31 pm
Rubén Baldemar turned his back on the establishment of his home city of Rosario, preferring to circulate his work underground, where he exhibited irregularly until his sudden death in 2005 at age
- Dara Birnbaum, Tourmaline Among 2021 Guggenheim Fellowson April 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced today the 184 recipients of its 2021 fellowships, which are awarded to scholars, writers, and artists based on prior achievement. In the Creative
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Plans Major Expansionon April 8, 2021 at 7:16 pm
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, has revealed plans to expand its campus by 50 percent, allowing for a more generous hang of its collection as well as space for cultural
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- The Best Pinking Shears for Designers and Artistsby Claire Selvin on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm
Pinking shears are the scissors with the nearly mystical power to prevent fraying on raw hems by cutting fabric in a zigzag pattern. They also are useful when you need to reduce fabric bulk on seam allowances, and they make a great pattern that can add flavor to the edges of sewing or even paper
- Best Smart Coffee Makers for Busy Studios and Art Centersby Anne Doran on April 9, 2021 at 9:30 pm
A well-caffeinated studio is a well-run studio. The same goes for any creative workplace, where a freshly made pot of coffee can be just the thing to set a good mood for the day or keep you going as the hour gets late. Want to avoid quibbles over who forgot to brew the java? Pick
- New Gardner Museum Art Heist Documentary Offers a Fresh Take for the ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Crowdby Maximilíano Durón on April 9, 2021 at 8:17 pm
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- Norman Stone, Vivacious Bay Area Collector and Arts Patron, Has Died at 82by Tessa Solomon on April 9, 2021 at 7:36 pm
With his wife Norah, he amassed a collection of 1,000 objects.
- Picasso, Sanyu Works Expected to Fetch $26 M. in Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auctionby Angelica Villa on April 9, 2021 at 7:20 pm
They will be auctioned alongside a statue of a Tibetan deity.
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- The UK’s most exciting visual art festivalsby jadams on April 8, 2021 at 11:00 pm
Alongside its many museums, galleries, and commercial art fairs, there are a host of exciting visual art festivals in the UK. Continue reading
- How to get your artist website to rank in search enginesby chris kirkland on April 2, 2021 at 4:51 am
Tips on search engine optimization and getting your artist site to rank. Continue reading
- Marketing for artists: should you start a newsletter?by Stephanie Gavan on March 31, 2021 at 4:58 pm
An artist newsletter can be a secret weapon for you to engage with your client base on a more personal level. This simple guide explains it all. Continue reading
- Do you need an artist’s assistant?by Stephanie Gavan on March 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm
We offer tips on how to find the right assistant for you and how to make sure you get the most out of your time and investment. Continue reading
- Spotlight interview with painter Kip Kavallaresby Adriana Paradiso on March 14, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Newent-based artist Kip Kavallares shares with us his artistic process, ideas and inspiration. Continue reading
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- The Internet Is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week 4/11by Rebekah Kirkman on April 11, 2021 at 8:58 am
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- All Things At Once: Visual Diary for a Wayward Yearby Cara Ober on April 9, 2021 at 9:49 am
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- Litscope: Aries & Safia Elhillo’s Home Is Not a Countryby Rebekah Kirkman on April 8, 2021 at 1:26 pm
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- The News: Police Reform Bill Debated in State Senate, Mosby Pleads Her Case, Voting Rights in Marylandby Rebecca Juliette on April 8, 2021 at 12:11 pm
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- Curator Rhea Combs Joins the National Portrait Gallery as Director of Curatorial Affairsby Cara Ober on April 6, 2021 at 8:04 am
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- How An Art Dealer Decidesby Pamela Jean Tinnen on April 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm
We sat down with Gallery Owner MK Semos for her take on making a living in the arts, developing an awesome gallery-program, and why she chooses to take on an artist. The post How An Art Dealer Decides appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- How to Develop a Buzzworthy Artist Branding Strategyby Audra Lambert on March 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Apart from talent, artists require a certain level of “buzz” in order to progress to new levels of recognition in their art careers. The post How to Develop a Buzzworthy Artist Branding Strategy appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Build an Art Collection that Supports Emerging Artistsby Audra Lambert on March 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Whether or not an artist’s work is selling or being shown extensively shouldn’t be the only factor considered when building an art collection. The post Build an Art Collection that Supports Emerging Artists appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- 8 Reasons Why You’re Not Successful Selling Artworkby Nicole Martinez on March 10, 2021 at 1:00 am
Whether or not you manage to sell your artwork is driven not by the product, but what you do with the product. Here are some of the most crucial factors. The post 8 Reasons Why You’re Not Successful Selling Artwork appeared first on Art Business Journal.
- Returning to Your Art Studio After a Hiatusby Audra Lambert on March 3, 2021 at 1:00 am
Redefining your artistic intention and drawing inspiration from others is a useful approach when returning to your art studio after a long hiatus or break. The post Returning to Your Art Studio After a Hiatus appeared first on Art Business Journal.
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- The Limits of Political Debateby Benjamin Wallace-Wells on April 11, 2021 at 5:18 pm
I.B.M. taught a machine to debate policy questions. What can it teach us about the limits of rhetorical persuasion?
- The Cryptic Crossword: No. 93by Monika Zook on April 11, 2021 at 10:00 am
A free, online cryptic crossword puzzle from the New Yorker’s archive, with answers and clues that exhibit the wit and intelligence of the magazine.
- The Long Trip Homeby Meg Bernhard on April 11, 2021 at 10:00 am
After a young athlete died, there was no question that he would be buried in his home town. How his parents would transport the casket nearly nine thousand miles during a pandemic was less clear.
- The G.O.P.’s Matt Gaetz Problemby Amy Davidson Sorkin on April 11, 2021 at 10:00 am
It’s tempting to see the Gaetz affair as the last shudder of the era of Donald Trump, but the political culture that the two men represent won’t easily be swept away.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Enjoying Herselfby Rachel Syme on April 11, 2021 at 10:00 am
The Oscar-winning Welsh actor on working hard and hoarding vintage clothes.
- Can technology bring back long-lost nature?by Regine on April 5, 2021 at 3:10 pm
While exploring the “de-extinction” movement, artists and designers are also questioning its motives, highlighting its shortcomings and challenging the promise that we can resurrect the animals and plants that we have driven to extinction
- Using art to study endangered indigenous rituals and musicby Regine on March 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Based on a collaborative and experimental approach, Robert’s projects attempt to translate sounds and rituals into tangible works of art that directly echo the traditions of the communities he meets
- A Bestiary of the Anthropocene. Hybrid plants, animals, minerals, fungi and other specimensby Regine on March 19, 2021 at 12:52 pm
Inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, A Bestiary of the Anthropocene is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time
- How to prototype the artworld with blockchainby Regine on March 15, 2021 at 3:01 pm
The DAOWO Global Initiative asked groups of artists, curators and thinkers from Berlin, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Minsk to design new prototypes to address key questions about the potential of blockchain to replace outmoded models, decentralise power structures and rewire the arts
- Data Action. Using Data for Public Goodby Regine on March 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm
A practical guide for working with data in more ethical, creative and responsible ways
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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.