Friday, March 16, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Keep up with digital and emerging media behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City, by following the museum's newest blog: Cooper-Hewitt Labs.

✦ Another blog of note: RedDot Blog, offering art marketing news for artists.

RedDot's Jason Horejs on FaceBook

✦ This year's Elson lecture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., will be given by Kerry James Marshall on March 22 at 3:30 p.m. Marshall (b. 1955), a painter whose 1994 Great America is in the NGA's collections, will speak on "The Importance of Being Figurative".

✦ "I think the idea of innovation and. . . [of] creativity is hereditary. I mean whatever environment that it is put in, it spreads," explains artist Sam Gilliam in the most recent quarterly issue of NEA Arts magazine, which is devoted to the subject of innovation. Read more from Gilliam here. Other featured artists who offer their perspectives on and insights into innovation include Julie Taymor and Maya Lin. The magazine also includes a number of Web-only exclusives, including podcasts with performance artist Meredith Monk and Meejin Yoon. A video of Yoon's installation Light Drift is also provided. 

✦ My friend Nancie at Mosaic Art NOW fills the Web with beauty. Recently, she highlighted the return of a wonderful resource, Mosaic Atlas, where you can share your own photos of public mosaics, catalogued by geographic region. Read Nancie's post and then head to the site for a visit that will leave you filled with wonders.

✦ How would you imagine the creation of a scale model of our solar system? Mishka Henner conceived Astronomical as twelve 500-page volumes. Here's Henner's preview:

ASTRONOMICAL - The Movie from Mishka Henner on Vimeo.

Mishka Henner / Works

My thanks to The New Yorker's The Book Bench blog for the introduction to Henner's work.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Among the 21 sculptures and drawings in "Maya Lin" at Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, is a new work, Pin River — Ohio (Allegheny & Monongahela), Lin's homage to Pittsburgh's three rivers. Lin's memorial to endangered habitats, the film What Is Missing? (2010), is being shown concurrently in the museum's Scaife Lobby. The exhibition continues through May 13.

Project Information for What Is Missing?

Carnegie Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ New York City's Jack Shainman Gallery is presenting the solo exhibition "Utopia of Difference", work by New Delhi-based artist Vibha Galhotra (b. 1978), through April 12. See the gallery's selection of images of Galhotra's work, which makes effective use of found objects and unusual materials, such as brass ghungroos, the bells or anklets worn by Indian dancers, as in Beehive (2006-2008). Her Untitled (Veil), for which she used nickel-coated ghungroos and fabric, was on exhibit at the Mumbai Consulate last year as part of the Art in Embassies program of the U.S. Department of State. 

Selection of Images at Gallery Espace and ARTslanT

"Artist Extraordinaire", Spectrum/The Tribune, May 29, 2011

✭ On view in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art is "The Language of Less (Then and Now)", featuring Minimalist and post-Minimalist art. One part of the show, offering an historical perspective, features work by Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Richard Serra; another section brings together the work of contemporary artists Leonor Antunes, Carol Bove, Jason Dodge, Gedi Sibony, and Oscar Tuazon. Here's the preview:

The Language of Less (Then and Now) from MCA Chicago on Vimeo.

✭ Dutch artist Mark Manders is the subject of "Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments" at the Dallas Museum of Art. On view through April 15, the sculptures and works on paper that comprise the show are part of a national tour. An illustrated catalogue is available.

Mark Manders, Large Figure with Book and Fake Dictionaries, 2009
Painted Canvas, Painted Epoxy, Wood, Painted Wood
Offset Print on Paper, Rope
© Mark Manders
Courtesy Tanya Bonakder Gallery, New York

Mark Manders at Tanya Bonakder Gallery, Selection of Images

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ When it comes to spot paintings, Damien Hirst has nothing on Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. At Tate Modern in the United Kingdom, the retrospective exhibition "Yayoi Kusama" is running through June 5. The show includes Kusama's The Obliteration Room (2011), an interactive installation for a children's project.  Kusama's work also is on view in "Eternity of Eternal Eternity",  running through April 8, at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.

Yayoi Kusama, The Obliteration Room (Installation View), 2011
"Look Now, See Forever", Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia
© Yayoi Kusama, Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.
Photo Credit: Mark Sherwood

(I earlier mentioned Kusama here and included a video walk-through of her work at Centre Pompidou. You'll find additional videos in the sidebar here.)

Yayoi Kusama Website

Tate Modern on FaceBook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube

D.C. Area Artists' Opinions Wanted for Arts Space Survey

If you are an artist in any medium in the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, please consider completing this survey from Capitol Arts Network, which is exploring with a local real estate developer the possibility of creating a space for artist studios in Montgomery County, Maryland. The proposed art center will provide artists with work space and include classroom space for professional development workshops and seminars, as well as a gallery. Even if you are not seeking space for your own use, CAN would like your opinions about the proposal.

1 comment:

Lisa W. Rosenberg said...

Once again, Maureen, thank ou for enriching my week with art. The phrase "the rolodex of history," is going to stay with me I think!