Tag: art

What’s the Point of the Turner Prize, Anyway?

It was a conclusion as sappy-sweet as the climax of “Mean Girls,” when Lindsay Lohan’s character breaks apart her homecoming queen tiara and divides the pieces among her classmates. Assembled in Margate, England, to discover the winner of the 2019 Turner Prize, members of the British art world discovered that the long-in-the-tooth award would go […]

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chokoon builds portraits of thai monarchs using only characters from their names

bangkok-based artist and designer settawut leenavong, aka chokoon, has created a series of portraits made up of characters from the thai alphabet. the ‘U_nderscore series,’ which depicts figures from thailand’s historical monarchy, features a set of computationally generated portrait artwork which touches upon the concept of language and identity. king chulalongkorn, the fifth monarch of […]

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ouchhh unveils AI MONOLITH sculpture using the world’s oldest data

los angeles-based studio ouchhh combines artificial intelligence with data learnt from the pre-pottery neolithic period to create this 3 billion-pixel digital monolith. built using 6-meter-high LED screens, the architectural piece of art aims to breathe new life into the world’s oldest and most ancient origins. images courtesy of ouchhh using generative adversarial networks and AI […]

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How Today’s Queer Artists Are Revising History

CreditCredit…Video by James Hawkinson By revisiting and refuting the cultural history of the West, this group is using time as its primary medium, looking backward to inform a different kind of gay future. Dec. 4, 2019 1. Habitations in History Two women and their baby stare straight at us from the American past. Jessie Evans-Whinery, […]

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leandro erlich raises climate change awareness with traffic jam installation in miami

anyone who’s been in miami for art week in december knows that the massive contemporary art bonanza is fun but that the traffic chaos it creates is annoying — to say the least — especially at the beach. for the 2019 edition of miami art week, the city of miami beach presents a surreal public […]

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The Turner Prize Goes to … All 4 Shortlisted Artists

MARGATE, England — Oscar Murillo, the Colombian-born artist once hailed as the new Basquiat, has won this year’s Turner Prize, the biggest award in British art. So has Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who recreates the sounds of crime scenes and human rights abuses. Tai Shani, a feminist artist who creates fantasy worlds “beyond patriarchal […]

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‘Who Owns Black Art?’: A Question Resounds at Art Basel Miami

Eilen Itzel Mena’s painting “Aje” pays homage to an ancient Yoruba religious goddess of wealth and prosperity. It features an upside-down face surrounded by money, and the words “spend” and “save” connected with a double-sided arrow. Achieving prosperity, Ms. Mena believes, requires a balance in spending and saving. If you give, she said, you will […]

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metamorphosis: andrea mancuso creates cavernous, ceramic-clad installation for perrier-jouët

historic champagne house maison perrier-jouët teams up with milan-based designer andrea mancuso of analogia project at design miami/ 2019 in the creation of ‘metamorphosis.’ together with a vibrant, otherworldly ceramic-clad installation, perrier-jouët expands its dialogue between nature, champagne, and design to offer a new artistic tasting ritual. ‘metamorphosis’ includes a collection of six glasses and […]

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fernando laposse’s naturally-dyed pink beasts hang around the miami design district

for miami art week 2019, mexican product and material designer fernando laposse has transformed the miami design district with a collection of pink hairy sloths that hang from ropes, trees and arches. with the pink beasts installation, laposse — an advocate for sustainable craft traditions — aims to connect a wide public to dying processes […]

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The Thrilling Shock of ‘Queen & Slim’

I left a recent matinee of “Queen & Slim,” the mesmerizing new outlaw romance directed by Melina Matsoukas, astonished on two levels. The film itself kept me rapt; I cried through the end and left the theater with the dazed, disoriented feeling you get when a movie makes you momentarily forget everything else in your […]

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benedict redgrove captures the boundary-pushing form of the SALAFF C2 supercar

in collaboration with photographer benedict redgrove and london-based digital production studio INK, carlos salaff, founder of bespoke supercar marque SALAFF, has released a photo collection titled ‘C2 at popsicle studio’. the photographs portray an elevated and refined vision of the C2 supercar – the fullest expression of SALAFF’s artistic intention. all images courtesy of salaffdesign, benedictredgrove, […]

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exhibition at fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain sheds new light on trees

with the effects of deforestation — both human-driven and natural — being keenly felt around the world, an exhibition at fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain echoes the latest scientific research and seeks to shed new light on trees. bringing together a community of artists, botanists, and philosophers, the exhibit — which is on view in […]

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Museum Showcases a Neglected Segment of the Art World: Women

The Baltimore Museum of Art owes a lot to women. Its first director was a woman. The Cone Collection, the institution’s crown jewel, was a gift from the Cone sisters of Baltimore. Even the museum’s wings are named after women philanthropists. The museum introduced an initiative last month “dedicated to the presentation of the achievements […]

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refik anadol invites visitors to submerge themselves into the mind of a machine

commissioned by LAS (light art space), refik anadol is exhibiting his latest audiovisual installation latent being at kraftwerk berlin from now through january 05, 2020. the turkish AI artist explores the relationship between artificial intelligence and human engagement with the spatial dimensions of the physical world. latent being seeks to remind us that the existence […]

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Climate Change Adds Wrinkle to Art Collectors’ Concerns

Marc Atlan, a creative director in the fashion and perfume industries, moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago, with a substantial art collection he amassed in France and has continued to add to it, often to his wife’s chagrin. But, he admits somewhat sheepishly, he has no idea how many pieces he has. “It’s a […]

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They Keep Times Square in Order, and a Statue Front and Center

Damon Dorsey was 23 and searching for a job when he stumbled upon an opening in Times Square’s security department. More than 15 years later, every shift still brings something new. One night in late September, it was a 27-foot-tall monument. Mr. Dorsey was there for the installation of Kehinde Wiley’s “Rumors of War,” a […]

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Looking for Frederick Douglass in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Frederick Douglass passed through this elegant Southern city only once, for the briefest of visits — a half-hour whistle-stop on his rail journey to a speaking engagement in Jacksonville, Fla. It was April 1889, just the second foray into the Deep South for the great orator, five decades after his escape from […]

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