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Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Day 14

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Holden's Reexamination of Reality: Chosen for ArtSlant's 6th RoundAward Winners

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Life is merely an undisputable fact, and the production of an alternate reality is another kind of truth that shares no genuine relationship to reality. Both are waiting for something miraclulous to occur---the reexamination of reality.
-Ai WeiWei

The Zonji: ISSEI 1st ALBUM【Mutation Labo】11/2 ON SALE!- ZONJI EXCLUSIVE



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ISSEI 1st ALBUM【Mutation Labo】の収録曲メガミックストレーラー公開!"ミュータント"扮するダンサーには関西ダンスシーンの重要人物GROOVIN/SLASHのSHINGOを迎え、ビデオ­撮影、製作にはISSEI自らが担当。

ISSEI 1st Album【Mutation Labo】詳細

ヒューマンビートボックスやプロデュース、トラックメイクにラップ、そしてデザインに映像製作もこなす、平成生まれのマルチクリエイター「ISSEI」の1stアルバムが­遂に完成!色んな形へMutation(突然変異)する全16曲に、日本のヒューマンビートボックス界のパイオニアAFRAや、KREVAのMPCプレイヤーやプロデュー­スをこなる熊井吾郎など、若手から重鎮、国籍にジャンルも問わない全23組の豪華アーティスト達の客演が実現!

収録曲 :
1. Labo feat. MISTA O.K.I (WORD SWINGAZ/728)
2. ブンツカ応援団 feat. FUNKYMIC
3. The Image Kills The Message feat. GEBO
4. Daydreamin' feat. 黒衣, TAMMI KOOL & SAL the soul
5. The Show feat. AFRA
6. In The Groove feat. OOGAWA (C-L-C)
7. Don't Fake It feat. KG-K9 Shot & 武雄 (SongRiders) & 強
8. Coexistence feat. freely (ILLMATIC PROJECT)
9. Love Satisfied feat. センスリー & Yeohwa
10. Versus feat. 熊井吾郎 (くレーベル)
11. Badass feat. MOMENT
12. Spice feat. AKANE & ちゃくらメンソール
13. Devil Woman Crying feat. 市 和浩 (サーカスフォーカス)
14. Still A Friend Of Mine feat. 武雄 (SongRIders)
15. Remember feat. BASI (韻シスト/Design) & FUNKYMIC
16. Orange Light feat. KN-SUN & HONDA (Improve)

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Robert Gober


Robert Gober



Gober was born in Wallingford, Connecticut and studied at Middlebury College,[1] Vermont and the Tyler School of Art in Rome. He lives and works in New York Cityand is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery. He is best known for his sculptures, but also has made photographsprints, and drawings and has curatedexhibitions, most recently “Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2009 (which traveled to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2010). He has had exhibitions of his work in EuropeNorth America andJapan. One of his most well known series of works of sculptures of sinks.

His work is often related to domestic and familiar objects such as sinks, doors, and legs, and has themes of naturesexualityreligion, and politics. The sculptures are meticulously handcrafted, even when they appear to just be a re-creation of a common sink.
His work is in many museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art,[2] The Museum of Modern ArtSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Menil Collection, the Tate Modern and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He represented the United States at the 2001 Venice Biennale[3] and has had several one-person museum exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Jeu de PaumeParis, and Dia Art Foundation, New York. His work has also been included in five Whitney Biennials. In 2007 there was a retrospective exhibition of his work at theSchaulager in Basel. The exhibition was accompanied by a comprehensive book of his sculptures entitled Robert Gober. Sculptures and Installations 1979-2007. (ISBN 3865214738)

Robert Gober im Schaulager

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Über drei Jahrzehnte hinweg hat Gober ein Oeuvre aus einzelnen Werkgruppen entwickelt, die zumeist isoliert gezeigt werden, und die in ihrer Mischung aus Vertrautem und Fremdem eine starke Faszination ausüben. Seien es Repliken von Objekten aus dem häuslichen Kontext – Waschbecken, Laufgitter oder Zeitungsbündel – , seien es Nachbildungen von einzelnen Körperteilen – Beine, Unterkörper –, immer wird durch subtile, aber gezielte Abweichungen vom Vorbild die Grenze zwischen dem Alltäglichen und dem Abgründigen durchbrochen. Was im Einzelnen oft bestimmten Themenbereichen aus Gesellschaft, Kirche und Politik zugeordnet werden kann, fügt sich in Gobers Installationen, erst recht aber im retrospektiven Ausstellungsüberblick zu einem eindrücklichen Panorama. Die Ausstellung im Schaulager umfasst zahlreiche Skulpturen, Arbeiten auf Papier sowie fünf Rauminstallationen. Einige der Werke waren noch nie, viele bisher nur selten zu sehen.
Dauer der Ausstellung
12. Mai bis 14. Oktober 2007

Konzeption
Theodora Vischer und Robert Gober

Robert Gober im Schaulager

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Über drei Jahrzehnte hinweg hat Gober ein Oeuvre aus einzelnen Werkgruppen entwickelt, die zumeist isoliert gezeigt werden, und die in ihrer Mischung aus Vertrautem und Fremdem eine starke Faszination ausüben. Seien es Repliken von Objekten aus dem häuslichen Kontext – Waschbecken, Laufgitter oder Zeitungsbündel – , seien es Nachbildungen von einzelnen Körperteilen – Beine, Unterkörper –, immer wird durch subtile, aber gezielte Abweichungen vom Vorbild die Grenze zwischen dem Alltäglichen und dem Abgründigen durchbrochen. Was im Einzelnen oft bestimmten Themenbereichen aus Gesellschaft, Kirche und Politik zugeordnet werden kann, fügt sich in Gobers Installationen, erst recht aber im retrospektiven Ausstellungsüberblick zu einem eindrücklichen Panorama. Die Ausstellung im Schaulager umfasst zahlreiche Skulpturen, Arbeiten auf Papier sowie fünf Rauminstallationen. Einige der Werke waren noch nie, viele bisher nur selten zu sehen.
Dauer der Ausstellung
12. Mai bis 14. Oktober 2007

Konzeption
Theodora Vischer und Robert Gober

moma

moma by Salim Virji
moma, a photo by Salim Virji on Flickr.

Gober

zombieland {explored}

zombieland {explored} by calmhysteria
zombieland {explored}, a photo by calmhysteria on Flickr.

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Just had a really good discussion with Amy about death, and love.

Golden Falls - Queen's Bath, Kauai, Hawaii

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Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I'm writing an app for apple and Android devices about photographing the California coast! I'll be done in a couple of months.

I have many new photos of Kauai to share. For this, I had to bail out several times when bigger waves would strike. This place could be extremely dangerous during the winter and I DO NOT suggest you try this during big surf!!!

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Settings etc.:
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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @ 22
(wide to capture more of the sky and the top of the falls)
0.3-second exposure @ F13
ISO 160
2-0.9 (3-stop) Lee soft edge neutral density graduated filters
Lee foundation kit filter holder (3-slots)
Lee adapter ring to fit my 77mm lens to the holder
No polarizer
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod with Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol grip ball head
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop

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The Story:
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From a trail near the Princeville hotel, you gain access to some incredible coastal scenery including a large lava swimming pool called "Queen's Bath" but on this evening I wanted to capture these falls as they enter the ocean as they are lit by the last rays of the sun. The falls do not show up well in photographs unless the golden sun is striking them during the summer. I had to get into a small area under a lava ledge and stand on extramely slippery rounded rock at low tide to get this view. The best time to shoot this (because of the angle of the sun hittin gthe water) is probably the summer.


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Resources:
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Google Earth
earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose 'National' for a local US region or use your fave website)
www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

luna park

luna park by Zione...
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pieces

pieces by maximorgana
pieces, a photo by maximorgana on Flickr.

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this series of photographs was taken at the infant school I used to go when I was four

Robert Motherwell from American Masters


November 8th, 2002
Robert Motherwell
About Robert Motherwell
“To end up with a canvas that is no less beautiful than the empty canvas is to begin with.”
In 1940, a young painter named Robert Motherwell came to New York City and joined a group of artists — including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline — who set out to change the face of American painting. These painters renounced the prevalent American style, believing its realism depicted only the surface of American life. Their interest was in exploring the deeper sense of reality beyond the recognizable image. Influenced by the Surrealists, many of whom had emigrated from Europe to New York, the Abstract Expressionists sought to create essential images that revealed emotional truth and authenticity of feeling.
Robert Motherwell was the youngest and most prolific of the group. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1915, Motherwell first hoped to be a philosopher. His studies at Stanford and Harvard brought him into contact with the great American philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who first challenged him with the notion of abstraction. What he took from Whitehead was the sense that abstraction was the process of peeling away the inessential and presenting the necessary. After moving to New York and becoming acquainted with a number of artists, Motherwell recognized in them similar desires.
Living in Greenwich Village, he became part of an exciting group of young artists. Forming a community and living on what little they had, the Abstract Expressionists made daring experiments in painting and in the intellectual investigations surrounding it. Their break with the traditional art conventions often provoked the harshest criticism from the establishment. Despite this, these early years were an incredibly productive period for Motherwell—seeing him experiment in a range of media, from painting to collage. His work often expressed the actions of the artist through dramatic and bright brush strokes. Valued for their energetic imagery, they attempted a pure emotional response made real in paint. His collage also concerned itself with an awareness of the presence of the artist in a work. Using torn paper on minimalist backgrounds, he created work that was at once discordant and lyrical.
Beyond his individual efforts as an artist, Motherwell played a major role in the intellectual and artistic development of the underground New York art world of the time.
Reflecting on those early years, he spoke of their belief that “if the abstraction, the violence, the humanity was valid in Abstract Expressionism, then it cut out the ground from every other kind of painting.” It was this revolutionary sensibility that determined both his life and his art. This work, however, grew not simply from a desire to present a new American art form, but a need to express the major human themes in paint. Like the great masters, Motherwell’s importance can be seen in his attempts at expressing something monumental.
With the advent of Pop Art and its concentration on popular culture themes, the art public began to long for the idealism of the Abstract Expressionists. In relation to Andy Warhol’s soup cans, Motherwell’s large abstract paintings began to achieve a majesty in the public eye. Motherwell’s politics and spirituality were welcome reminders of a time when one could make art that did not engage the cynicism of a post-modern era. No longer the black sheep of the art world, Motherwell began to enjoy the fruits of years of dedicated work. It seemed, however, for many of the Abstract Expressionists that the newly found appreciation could not counteract the turbulence of those early years—many dying young or taking their own lives. Though somewhat alone, Motherwell committed himself to producing highly experimental work of emotional depth for the rest of his life. On July 16, 1991, at the age of 76 he died: the last of the great Abstract Expressionists. From the 1949 painting, AT FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON, until the end of his life, Motherwell continued his search for a personal and political voice in abstraction. This search produced a body of work that remains a testament to the human soul and its persistence, and to the genre of abstract painting out of which it came.
6 Responses to “About Robert Motherwell”
  1. Marlene Bergman says:
    Hi -
    I would love to purchase a copy of the VHS tape or DVD of the Robert Motherwell documentary. Also, I’m interested in the Hans Hoffman program you produced. What are the chances of either or both of these American Masters programs being available to purchase?
    With thanks and optimism.
    Marlene Bergman
  2. ava says:
    I saw your posting and wanted to let you know that the Robert Motherwell program will be coming to DVD in September 2010, by Kultur International Films and will be available for purchase at http://www.kultur.com and at most DVD retailers.
  3. Shirley Timmreck says:
    Looking for DVD of American Masters: Robert Motherwell
    Home address P.O. Box 3123
    Homer, Alaska, 99603…Phone 907 235 6578
  4. shadeed ahmad says:
    The PBS documentary about Robert Motherwell is a contribution to the art world that will help solidify the appreciation of creativity as a saving grace of humanity. PBS has provided a crucial witnessing of Robert Motherwell’s melodious cadence towards liberating colors, shapes and textures that puts Abstract Expressionism continually at the vanguard of cultivating humanity’s artist sense in a beautiful and healthy way. PBS has taken donated dollars to unheard of respectability and glory with the benchmark that the Robert Motherwell documentary provides for the world of culture for future generations. Sincerely, Shadeed R. Ahmad (5-12-10)
  5. shadeed ahmad says:
    The PBS documentary about Robert Motherwell is a contribution to the art world that will help solidify the appreciation of creativity as a saving grace of humanity. PBS has provided a crucial witnessing of Robert Motherwell’s melodious cadence towards liberating colors, shapes and textures that puts Abstract Expressionism continually at the vanguard of cultivating humanity’s artististic sense in a beautiful and healthy way. PBS has taken donated dollars to unheard of respectability and glory with the benchmark that the Robert Motherwell documentary provides for the world of culture for future generations. Sincerely, Shadeed R. Ahmad (5-12-10)
  6. Carl Weis says:
    I have not seen this documentary and eagerly await the opportunity. If it has already been broadcast, then I appreciate that kultur.com will make it available. Motherwell was Guest Critic at Columbia University’s then Program in the Arts in 1964-65, when I was an MFA candidate. If I may relate an encounter with him upon one visit, probably in late February to my studio in Low Library’s second floor, it shows an aspect of his being that may not be well known. He was something of a chain smoker at that time and I remember a particularly gray cloud surrounding him as he sat silently on a stool near the middle of the long studio. After a reasonable time in the silence, I asked him if everyhting was OK, or if something were wrong. He drew deeply on the cigarette and said “Ah, this show that’s coming up [in another month or two at the Museum of Modern Art],,,” and his words trailed off to silence. I said, “Well, what about it?” We all could only envy a great artist in our midst rising to this pinnacle at age fifty of a retrospective in the premier museum in the world that celebrated modern art. “Oh,” he said exhaling with a great sigh, “I don’t know if ANY of it is any damned good!” It was one of hugest lessons: that self-doubt was surely no guarantor of success or greatness, but it was not an affliction solely of the student.

Robert Motherwell at MOMA

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Robert Motherwell at MOMA

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Roger Ballen © Roger Ballen - ‘Eugene on the phone’, 2000

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George Eastman Museum features Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982-2009
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The President of the government of Aragon, Marcelino Iglesias, contemplates Edward Munch´s 'Madonna'

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Museo de Zaragoza features "Goya and the Modern World"
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Jane Peterson - The Dry Dock, c. 1915

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Hood Museum of Art Opens "American Art from the Huber Family Collection"
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Hung Liu - Band of Brothers, 2011

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Chinese artist Hung Liu solos at Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles
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Kim Hyun Soo - "Breik", 2008

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The Museum of Arts and Design to Show Contemporary Korean Artists
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Park Seung Mo - "Bicycle", 2005

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The Museum of Arts and Design to Show Contemporary Korean Artists
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Iain Baxter& - "Still Life with Winter Vista", 1996

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Richard Van Buren - "Olongapo", 2011

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Gary Snyder Gallery to Display New Sculptures by Richard Van Buren
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Iain Baxter& - "Zero Emissions", 2007-2008

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Charles "Teenie" Harris - "Boxers, possibly Golden Gloves contenders, lined up in boxing ring", circa 1955

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The Carnegie Museum of Art Presents the Photographs of Teenie Harris
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Charles "Teenie" Harris - "Girl reading comic book in newsstand" , circa 1940–1945

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The Carnegie Museum of Art Presents the Photographs of Teenie Harris
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Charles "Teenie" Harris - "Lena Horne reflected in mirror in dressing room at Stanley Theatre"

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TodaysArt 2007 - United Visual Artists - Tryptich

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United Visual Artists are a multidisciplinary arts company combining art direction, production and software engineering. They create responsive, immersive and sculptural light-based environments. At the TodaysArt Festival 2007 they presented three brooding presences that respond to the movements of people approaching them, creating a visceral experience of sound and light.

During the third edition of the TodaysArt Festival (September 21th and 22th 2007) the city centre of The Hague functioned as one big festival terrain, with performances both in the public domain and on several indoor stages. Interactive installations, projections and acts used the city centre as a stage and transformed The Hague into an inspiring stronghold of audiovisual experiences. The program consistsed of more than 200 artists from over 25 countries, representing nearly every art discipline imaginable and putting The Hague on the international map as the stage par excellence for contemporary creativity.

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Chase Alias', Empty Vessel: A Portrait of Charles, Selected Works for Exhibit at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC 2011

Chase Alias', Empty Vessel: A Portrait of Charles, Selected Works for Exhibit at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC 2011

Chase Alias' Show :)(: Chase Alias

Chase Alias', Empty Vessel:  A Portrait of Charles by Chase Alias :)(:
This is a case where blog becomes Art. On this very moment in the ever-changing time-stream that Chase Alias calls his
Blogstream Art. On this date when all of the images, videos, sounds and ramblings combine with the soundtrack and
visuals of Chase Alias' Conceptual Video Artwork, Incomparable to Nature Itself to create a whole new work of art.


We call this a Blogstream Artwork and Chase Alias Labels his Occasionally when all of the perfect artists created or
composed elements symbiotically create a single Conceptual Work of Art. This one is Labeled Empty Vessel : A Portrait of Charles,
2011 by Chase Alias

Chase Alias', Empty Vessel: A Portrait of Charles

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The New Single from Studio ChaseMe's Recording Artist Chase Alias, Empty Vessel: A Portrait of Charles

Available on iTunes, Amazon or wherever artists sell real work.

I have waited for you

 I have waited for you  by garageismi
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Le Spa Sonique

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Portraitature _Trip to Hunza

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Trip to Hunza Nagar On July 2011.

Chase Alias' Inherent Resources, Selected Works for Exhibit at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC 2011

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Becausae our psyche and souls rarely have the oppurtunity to experience---but seeing and experiencing are the major source of intellect---these become inherent resources, and they are provided by mere existence. -Ai WeiWei

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Cartonnage Containing Mummy of Hor (ca. 712-664 B.C.E.), property of The Brooklyn Museum

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Hospital Radiologists Analyze Brooklyn Museum's Mummies and Make Discovery
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John Alexander - "Octopus", 2010

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