via Art Info ‘some the the best art from Frieze and the new Frieze Masters’:
My newest project has me pondering all kinds of things, Pinky and the Brain namely, but that aside since it has nothing to do with the project other than I can’t say ‘World Domination’ without thinking of those choice lab rats. This quad of images is part of an ongoing look at how big businesses are dominant within the world but more so the American landscape, and how our priorities and freedoms are being skewed, have been skewed or will be skewed in the future. Also supposed to be a little humorous…but in a kind of sad way?
Described in NYTimes as an ‘unruly organism of a show’, Documenta 13 is a sprawling exhibition of art going on in Kassel Germany. I’ve not seen it, I spent the last few days in Tennesee not Germany, but I felt struck by a battery of emotions about the exhibit (and art itself) after reading Jerry Saltz’s article on NYMAG about ‘Post Art’ and that the way we view art will continue to change. Which I agree is inevitable in an ever evolving field but I’m not sure I enjoy the glimpse of the future quite as much as he does. If these things are the shape (or lack there of) of art to come, I’m not sure I like it. But maybe I’m just being ‘roped off’, as he says. What do you all think?
Check out the article and check out some images from Documenta 13.
That title is a bit of a mouthful. Pop Culture Collages by Mathew Cox and Fetishized Metaphoric Stories by Kristian Kozul. And Banksy is by Banksy. Found via Beautiful/Decay
Well the Whitney is moving, to the MeatPacking District. But before it does it’s having a Jeff Koons Retrospective. I have to admit two things: 1. I’ve never been to the Whitney in it’s current location and 2. I think for most of my life I’ve been a Jeff Koons hater. I have recently re-evaluated my feelings on the artist and am no longer a hater….mostly. I’ve generally started to see art in an appreciative fashion regardless of my personal aesthetic opinions. Here are some classic Koons pieces
Howdy everyone, I’ve been a big fat non blogger the last few days but you can’t blame me it’s been sunny outside. And after those traumatizing few years in SF, in the fog, I feeled compelled to absorb every last drop of sunshine. I also felt compelled to post this because I normally don’t like accessories shoots so when I see one this dramatic and striking I must share. Plus the bags are awesome. For Numero China May:
And I want to throw this in here because it’s pretty darn rad. I feel like it appeals to the kid in all of us, and we can relate on so many levels from Design Boom
Well I lied. Yesterday I said I was going to drag my husband to MoMA and I did not do any such thing. I did however drag him to PULSE art fair. For the most part I really enjoyed the art, their were some really innovative and provocative pieces….but then I would come across a piece that would make me want to scream because it was so bad. And then punch something. I don’t believe in violence and screaming in public isn’t really my thing so I just moved on to other art instead. I couldn’t force myself to take pictures of any of the really bad stuff but here are some other things I saw of all varieties: