Next week a new exhibition opens at the Nat. Museum of African Art. Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa April 22, 2013-January 5, 2014 It opens on Earth Day (April 22). Ecology is a theme of the show as explained by the curator in the preview video seen HERE. Continue reading “Earth Matters at the National Museum of African Art”
Wow. What a year it’s been. Everything I tried to build here will have to be rebuilt. But, I can say with confidence, ArtsUndone is back and there will be new content soon.
So I didn’t get anything up in April, that sucks, life just kinda got in the way for awhile. I’m going to be more on the ball in May. Look out for a Damien Hirst essay.
Aesthetic Distance: Some thoughts on “Torn First Pages” from Amar Kanwar.
What is Aesthetic Distance? According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it is defined, in part, as: “the frame of reference that an artist creates by the use of technical devices in and around the work of art to differentiate it psychologically from reality.” I find the implementation of devices to establish aesthetic distance by contemporary artistsContinue reading “Aesthetic Distance: Some thoughts on “Torn First Pages” from Amar Kanwar”
So until I figure out how I want to conclude my article on Amar Kanwar, check out these beautiful, haunting works by Jason de Caires Taylor: http://www.underwatersculpture.com/pages/gallery/vicissitudes.html
If not today, then hopefully by the end of the weekend I’ll have the first in a new semi-regular feature on this site called “Aesthetic Distance.” Not a series of reviews, but more critical reflections on themes and subject matter in particular works or artists.
Low Lives 4: International Festival of Live Networked Performances
As mentioned in a previous post, I attended the John Chamberlain show “Choices” at the Guggenheim. (See the press release.) Indiana-born Chamberlain was well regarded for his bringing the movement and energy of Abstract Expressionism into three-dimensions. He brought color and texture into his works, violating some of the unwritten rules of Formalist sculpture whichContinue reading “A Choice Selection: John Chamberlain’s “Choices” Show at the Guggenheim”
I hope to have another post ready either later today or tomorrow covering the John Chamberlain show at the Guggenheim. In the meantime, you can see the excellent exhibition website HERE.