Archive for July, 2016

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This Week In Audience, When Fans Feel They Own The Art Edition This Week: Are artists now a weapon for developers?… When fans as creators believe they own the artists’ work… It’s getting tougher to figure out which music is popular… Bots increasingly compete with audiences for … read more AJBlog: AJ Arts AudiencePublished 2016-07-31

East-West Mash-Up, Hokusai Meets... | Read More

Three collections bolster world & ancient coins offerings at Heritage ANA Auctions

Heritage Auctions will be presenting selections from the Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part III as featured collections in the 914-lot catalog for its 2016 ANA World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in Anaheim, California, August 11. The Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers is amongst the... | Read More

Torbjørn Rødland work featured in outdoor art series

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced the latest work in a series of public art installations by key American artists on the facade of 95 Horatio Street, across from the Museum’s building and the southern entrance to the High Line. Blue Portrait (Nokia N82), 2009–16, by photographer Torbjørn Rødland, is the fourth work to be featured as part of the series, which was initiated... | Read More

Campagne Premiere presents D. N. Rodowick’s The Wanderers

1954 and 1958—Italy and Northern California—black & white and color. In one a woman wanders and observes; in the other, the woman wanders and is observed. In both situations the gaze is mobile, walking or driving, the world screened by the floating frame of vision or car windows. Across the two spaces the women meander through museums, cemeteries, cities, landscapes of forest and... | Read More

Artist documents last coal miners in South Wales

Artist Hillary Powell has captured images of some of the last coal miners of South Wales in a series of prints being exhibited at The Welfare Ystradgynlais from 29th July – 23rd August 2016. Hilary visited a drift mine in the Upper Swansea Valley to document these workingmen and the landscape and culture that surround them. The title of the exhibition ‘Farewell Rock’ is the name... | Read More

Soviet humanist writer Fazil Iskander dead at 87

Soviet writer Fazil Iskander, whose works are known for their humourous descriptions of daily life in the Caucasus and satirical take on society under Communism, died on Sunday. He was 87. A rare Russian author who flaunted his ethnic and provincial origins, Iskander breached political taboos with descriptions of Stalin's drunken feasts in his native Abkhazia although he never considered himself... | Read More

Islamists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen

Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taez, a local official said Sunday. Gunmen led by a Salafist local chief known as Abu al-Abbas blew up the mosque of Sheikh Abdulhadi al-Sudi on Friday night, the official told AFP, confirming media reports of the attack. Yemen's commission for antiquities and museums... | Read More

“Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books” opens at Fuller Craft Museum

Using printed material as a point of departure, contemporary artists transform existing books and reference volumes into sculptural objects using a variety of techniques. They gouge, carve, fold, paint, shred, pierce, tear, stamp, collage, gold-leaf, burn, glue, cut, and staple. The creative alterations shine with visual appeal and challenge our long-held perceptions about books. Artists... | Read More

Exhibition of 2 contemporary European artists opens at Mother Studios in London

The work in this exhibition is presented together as a dialogue of imaginations and experiences. Zoe Toms shows delicate sculptures and drawings, some of which can be also seen in her accompanying animations. Heike Lydia Gruess exhibits drawings with a focus on the human psyche and characteristics of people. Not all is what it seems, with suggestions of underlying dark themes, hints of humour... | Read More

A kinetic sculptural installation by Bay Area environmental artist Ned Kahn

The Contemporary Jewish Museum debuts an original kinetic sculpture, Negev Wheel, created by famed environmental artist and sculptor Ned Kahn (b. 1960, Connecticut). A resident of the Bay Area for over thirty years, Kahn is well known for creating installation works at the intersection of art and science that explore, mimic, and play with phenomena found in nature, such as the massive wind... | Read More
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