Archive for the 'Art' Category

Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text: A manuscript compendium from China, currently available for purchase from Jonatha A. Hill, Bookseller, records prognostications related to astronomic phenomena, including the possible meanings of eclipses by Jonathan A. Hill on the HyperAllergic website on August 16, 2017.

A rich and finely illustrated manuscript entitled Yu zhi tian yuan yu li xiang yi fu [trans.: “Essay on the Astronomical & Meteorological Presages by Emperor Renzong of Ming Dynasty”] on paper with 878 vividly colored illustrations, 10 volumes, tall agenda format (360 x 190 mm.), original wrappers preserved in modern wrappers, modern stitching

Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is supposed to be Hirst’s major comeback, a rebuke to his diminished popularity and slumping market value by Tiernan Morgan on the HyperAllergic website on August 9, 2017,

Damien Hirst, “The Fate of a Banished Man (Standing),” Carrara marble, 387 x 399 x 176 cm. The work stands at the entrance of the Punta Della Dogana (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic; works described as they appear in the exhibition guide, all are undated)

Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on August 10, 2017.

Why Edvard Munch Began Painting Portraits of the Soul

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Edvard Munch Began Painting Portraits of the Soul: An exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art illustrates how, over time, Munch moved away from observational painting toward something more symbolic and emotional by  Bridget Quinn on the HyperAllergic website on July 7, 2017.

Edvard Munch in his winter studio (1938) (image courtesy the Munch Museum, Oslo)

Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Click Here to Read: Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright by Martin Filler in The New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Michel Houellebecq’s Cynicism Persists in His Photographs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Michel Houellebecq’s Cynicism Persists in His Photographs: For his US gallery debut, Michel Houellebecq presents an exhibition which amounts to a theory attempting to explain the dysfunction of French society by Michael Valinsky July 27, 2017.

Installation View of Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing at Venus, New York (all images courtesy Venus, New York.)

Fernand Léger and the Rise of the Man-Machine

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Fernand Léger and the Rise of the Man-Machine: A major retrospective of the French artist’s work at the Centre Pompidou-Metz highlights how he anticipated the accelerating mechanization of human life by Joseph Nechvatal on the HyperAllergic website on July 23, 2017.

Fernand Léger, “Le Cirque Médrano” (1918), oil on canvas, 58 x 94.5 cm (
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre de création industrielle; 
© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Jacques Faujour/Dist. RMN-GP © Adagp, Paris, 2017)

 

NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill
The Committee’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic Website on July 18, 2017.

Signs at the Women’s March on Washington (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic)

The Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum Season II video

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

We invite you to view a video of selected highlights from the 2016-2017 season’s exhibits in the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum.

Click http://tinyurl.com/ya7epoye to see the video.
 
We hope that these artistic displays of music, art, and photography applied to our field will whet your appetite and lead you to explore the entire museum online.  Click http://virtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org to enter the museum and explore on your own.
Our museum team is very grateful to work with such wonderful guest curators, presenters and artists, which in this season include: guest curators Jane S. Hall and Beth Reese, presenter Maxine Nelson, and artists Ittai Shapira, Shahid Najeeb, Terrance McLarnan, and Kamila Ženatá.
Enjoy!
Nancy Goodman, Museum Director
Batya Monder, Marilyn Meyers, and Paula Ellman, Curators
Arnold Richards, Publisher (IPbooks)
Devra Hall Levy, Producer/Webmaster

The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde: Teresa Burga’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States focuses on her contributions to the Peruvian avant-garde and questioning of art-world hierarchies by
Julia Friedman on the HyperAllergic website on July 17, 2017.

Teresa Burga, “Mano mal dibujada No. 1 – 9” (2015-17), steel, varnish, approximately 16.5 x 14.2 x 3.3 inches, installation view, SculptureCenter (image courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, photo by Kyle Knodell, all images courtesy SculptureCenter)

Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic Website on September 26, 2016

Marcel Duchamp, “Rotorelief No. 5 – Poisson Japonais” (recto) (GIF via televandelist.com)

Helen Frankenthaler’s Panoramas of Paint:

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Helen Frankenthaler’s Panoramas of Paint: Dual retrospectives of paintings and woodcuts underscore Frankenthaler’s restless experimentation in image and materials by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic Website on July 14, 2017.

Helen Frankenthaler, “Madame Butterfly” (2000), 102-color woodcut from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of handmade paper, 41 3/4 x 79 1/2 inches, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (© 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York)

 

Encounter Han Dynasty Treasures at the China Institute

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Encounter Han Dynasty Treasures at the China Institute: Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou presents an array of artifacts originating from royal tombs dating from the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 8 CE) by China Institute on the HyperAllergic website on July 11. 2017.

Jade burial suit with gold thread. Collection of the Xuzhou Museum.

The Novelty and Excess of American Design During the Jazz Age

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Novelty and Excess of American Design During the Jazz Age: Through over 400 objects, the Cooper Hewitt’s dynamic Jazz Age exhibition highlights 1920s American design by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergiv website on July 9, 2017.

“Muse with Violin Screen” (detail) (1930) from Rose Iron Works, Inc., designed by Paul Fehér, wrought iron, brass, silver and gold plating (courtesy the Cleveland Museum of Art, on Loan from the Rose Iron Works Collections, © Rose Iron Works Collections, photo by Howard Agriesti)

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Turn Surveillance into a Gimmick

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Turn Surveillance into a Gimmick: Their new installation at the Park Avenue Armory features drones and facial-recognition technology, yet seems to have no politics at all by Jillian Steinhauer in the HyperAllergic website on Julyh6, 2017.

Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei, Hansel & Gretel at the Park Avenue Armory (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons and the Art of In-Between

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons and the Art of In-Between at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 4–September 4, 2017.

Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete By Matt McGrath on the BBC website on July 4, 2017.

JP OLESON Scientists examined samples from this ancient Roman pier with very high-powered X-rays

The Sexual Ambiguity of Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Sexual Ambiguity of Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls: An exhibition sheds new light on the Chicago recluse’s most provocative images by Edward M. Gómez on the HyperAllergic website on June 23, 2017.

Henry Darger, Annabelle Aronberg Vivian, circa 1940s, mixed media on paper, 35 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches, framed (Collection of Robert A. Roth, photo courtesy of Robert A. Roth and Intuit)

Nazi Artifacts Found in Secret Room at Collector’s Home in Argentina

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Nazi Artifacts Found in Secret Room at Collector’s Home in Argentina: Over 75 Nazi artifacts were discovered hidden behind a bookcase in a suburban Buenos Aires home Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on June 22, 2017.

Hidden trove of Nazi artifacts discovered in Argentina (courtesy Ministerio de Seguridad de la Nación Argentina)

Inside LA’s Newest Art Museum, the Private Foundation of Fashion Moguls

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Inside LA’s Newest Art Museum, the Private Foundation of Fashion Moguls: A new private museum has taken over a former Masonic lodge in LA and transformed it into a 55,000-square-foot contemporary art venue by Tod Seelie on the HyperAllergic Website on June 22, 2017.

An exterior view of the building from the sculpture courtyard. (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)