Carsten Höller

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Carsten Höller was born in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. He applies his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. His major installations include Test Site (2006), a series of giant slides for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Amusement Park (2006)—an installation of full-size funfair rides ...

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Conceived & Directed by Aaron Sorenson From HouseSpecial - a Short Stuff™ production Creative Director: Kirk Kelley Executive Producer: Lourri Hammack Production Designer: Alan Cook DP: John Nolan Editor: Steve Miller, Cam Williams Line Producer: Nicole Fitzhugh Production Assistant: Alex Webster DESIGN Character Designer: Aaron Sorenson, Alan Cook Background/Environment Design: Craig Bowers, Don Flores, Sharon Huang, Kristy Kay, Phillip Spehar, Tod Polson FABRICATION Character Fabrication: Katie Mello, Margaret ...

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Malvina Hoffman

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Malvina Hoffman was the daughter of a noted English pianist. She leaned strongly toward an artistic career from an early age, and after studying painting for several years she took up sculpture, studying with Gutzon Borglum, who is perhaps best known for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. She went to Paris in ...

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Stefan Sagmeister

Monday, February 22, 2016

In The Happy Show, Stefan Sagmeister, the “grand master of graphic design,” explores and transcends the boundaries between art and design. The exhibition documents his ten years of ongoing investigation into happiness with the aid of videos, prints, infographics, sculptures, and interactive installations. It takes visitors on a journey through the designer’s way of thinking ...

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Danny van Ryswyk

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Danny van Ryswyk works digitally, producing prints and 3D sculptures of moody and contemplative characters, often with dark themes and settings. His characters, encased in bell-jars, have a Victorian feel of scientific specimens from another era. Painstakingly painted in tiny details they can be surrounded by scenic tableaus, and/or holding stage-like props. Danny’s sculpts capture the ...

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Richard Artschwager

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Since the early 1950s, Richard Artschwager has forged a unique path in twentieth century art, making visual comprehension of space and the everyday objects that occupy it strangely unfamiliar. His painting and sculpture have been variously described as Pop Art, because of its derivation from utilitarian objects and incorporation of commercial and industrial materials; as Minimal ...

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Maria Hassabi | PLASTIC

Friday, February 5, 2016

Artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC is a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA continuously during opening hours. With no apparent beginning and end, PLASTIC reformats the duration of theatrical performance into a month-long museum exhibition. PLASTIC will be on view at MoMA February 21—March 20, 2016. Maria Hassabi (b. Cyprus) is a ...

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Michael Bierut

Friday, January 22, 2016

How a simple mark ends up meaning something big. Joe Posner, and Michael Bierut (designer of the Hillary Clinton logo) explain. For more from Michael Bierut on graphic design, check out his book "How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, cry, and (every once in ...

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Robert Therrien

Friday, January 22, 2016

A visitor looks at a monumental sculpture by artist Robert Therrien in the newly opened Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton. Robert Therrien was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. Working in both two and three dimensions, Robert Therrien transforms elements from the culture of everyday life into works of art ...

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Quartet for the End of Time

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time premiered on 15 January 1941 in the prisoner-of-war camp where the composer was interned during World War Two. To celebrate the 75th anniversary Sinfini Music commissioned me to create an animation around it. Working with Prof. Marcus du Sautoy I used the piece to explore Messiaen's complex ...

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Exhibition at Museo Jumex

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator Pablo León de la Barra; Frida Escobedo, exhibition designer of "Under the Same Sun" ("Bajo un mismo sol") at Museo Jumex; Jaime Roark, Associate Director, Exhibition Design and Production at the Guggenheim; and MAP artists Jonathas de Andrade and Amalia Pica discuss the design of León de la Barra’s exhibition in ...

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Luis Camnitzer on Art

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Artist and educator Luis Camnitzer reveals the route he took into art education, and talks about how he came to question its association with “training.” He also recalls his development of an interest in printmaking techniques, and describes how this in turn led to him to use “descriptions of visual situations” in place of objects ...

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Highlights from MAB ’15

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and ...

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Stuart Brisley | Studio Visit

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stuart Brisley is an artist often hailed as the 'godfather of British performance art', who has worked in a wide range of media including performance, painting, sculpture, installation, sound and film in a career spanning over 60 years. His work examines the actuality and context of art within Western capitalism and the essential qualities of ...

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The new Art Basel app

Monday, December 21, 2015

Art Basel’s updated mobile App provides essential information regarding the shows, including an interactive floorplan and a global artworks catalog of galleries participating at Art Basel’s shows. Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs, staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Art Basel's reputation for showing work of the highest ...

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Adult Swim ID

Friday, December 18, 2015

Adult Swim ID - Evolving Thoughts, by Awesome Incorporated Director - Awesome Inc Executive Producer- Ashley Kohler Producer- Brandon Betts Design Director- Craig Sheldon Concept Art & Design- Mark McDonald Lead 2D Animator- Mark McDonald 2D Animator- Aaron Miller 2D Animator- Jeff DiMaggio 2D Animator- Sketch MacQuinor Lead Compositor- Craig Sheldon Compositor- Yujin Kim Original Music & Sound Design: Bluetube Composer/Sound Designer/Mixer: Michael Kohler

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CCUK – Get it right

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A compelling animation tells the story of twins who get the online content they love in very different ways. One uses "dodgy" sites, the other genuine sites. As the film unfolds the impact of the pairs’ choices are revealed. Done by 2veinte Creative Direction: Pablo Gostanian Executive Producer: Agustin Valcarenghi Animation Direction: Melisa Farina, Sebastian Garcia, Juan Pablo Sciaccaluga Art ...

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Matthew Barney

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Matthew Barney discusses the Water Castings from his most recent body of work, RIVER OF FUNDAMENT. Each Water Casting is a relic from the performance of foundry casting itself. Weighing between one and two thousand pounds each, each piece objectifies and coalesces the highly involved, fragmented process required to produce it. As Barney says, "its ...

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Isa Genzken

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Isa Genzken’s totemic sculptures, colourful mirrored panels and lacquered paintings articulate the artist’s mysterious method. Harvesting, fusing and re-constructing references from myriad sources, she takes an anything-goes approach to the materials she uses to convey multiple meanings in unexpected ways. Her practice is mostly three-dimensional but it also embraces photography, video, film and collage, the ...

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Juan Muñoz

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Muñoz has died at the height of his powers. Currently, his vast and daring installation Double Bind, the second in the Unilever commissions for the Turbine Hall, is on show at Tate Modern, London, where it opened in June. In October, a mid-career retrospective of his work is due to open at the Hirschorn Museum ...

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Nicole Wermers | Turner Prize 2015 | TateShots

Friday, November 6, 2015

German artist Nicole Wermers creates sculptures, collages and installations which explore the appropriation of art and design within consumer culture. Her installation Infrastruktur adopted the glossy aesthetics and materials of modernist design and high fashion, alluding to themes of lifestyle, class, consumption and control. In this film she talks about how the physical infrastructure of space ...

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Christine Borland

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Christine Borland (born 1965, Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). Borland attended the University of Ulster, and the Glasgow School of Art. She has recently been appointed BALTIC Northumbria University Professor - where she will head the Institute of Contemporary Art in Newcastle. This is a collaborative ...

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Kiki Smith

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany) has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and textile. Smith’s father was artist Tony Smith ...

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Rona Pondick

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rona Pondick was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952. She studied at Yale University School of Art and received her MFA in 1977. She lives and works in New York City. Rona Pondick’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), The ...

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Katharina Fritsch

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Katharina Fritsch had her first one-person exhibition in the United States in 1993, at the Dia Center for the Arts. There she debuted Rattenkönig (Rat King), her work in which sixteen 12-foot-tall black rodents face outward in a circle, towering over the viewer, their tails bound together in a giant knot. Like all of Fritsch's work, ...

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Cai Guo-Qiang | Borrowing Your Enemy’s Arrows

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hear Cai Guo-Qiang recount the third-century tale that inspired his work "Borrowing Your Enemy's Arrows." See this work in person through April 2016, as part of the exhibition "Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection.

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Nicola L’s Red Coat

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Artist Nicola L was born in Mazagan, Morocco in 1937 and now lives and works in New York City. Since the mid-1960s her work has interrogated the female body as an instrument and object. Influenced by the socio-political upheavals and demonstrations of the 1960s, Red Coat, 1969, was designed for a concert of Brazilian musicians Gilberto ...

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Chris Burden

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chris Burden was the first artist represented by Larry Gagosian, from 1978 until the present day. An artist's artist, he was a radical and uncompromising figure with a fierce political consciousness.  He ceaselessly probed the physical and conceptual limits of art to reflect on the surreal and precarious realities of contemporary life, first in performance, ...

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Sanaz Mazinani: Threshold

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Is there something beautiful about an explosion? This is one of many questions raised in an ambitious, site-specific installation by San Francisco artist Sanaz Mazinani presented at the Asian Art Museum between March 27 and May 3, 2015. Threshold presents a video created with explosion scenes from 11 recent Hollywood movies, mirrored and multiplied beyond ...

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The Artist Project: Pat Steir

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pat Steir on the Kongo Power Figure "He seems human to me, a friend . . . me." The Artist Project is a 2015 online series in which we give artists an opportunity to respond to our encyclopedic collection.

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