Friday, October 12, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Weaver and TED Fellow Elaine Ng Yan Ling is a champion of Naturology design concepts, the basic principle of which is "working in partnership with smart materials" to create sustainable and functional textiles and furnishings. Read an excellent interview with her here and then visit her Website for a look at her beautiful work.

✦ If you're traveling through Quebec, stop at Mitis River Park, site of an exhibition of unique wooden platforms and architectural installations. 

✦ The Museum of Broken Relationships does exist! You'll have to travel to Zagreb but you can get there by air, train, car, or bus. If the exhibits leave you at a loss emotionally, stop into the Brokenships Cafe for coffee served with lavender and lemon cookies.

✦ You're probably familiar with Michael Pollan's perspective on the "slow food" way to eat and live, and you might even know about Jack Cheng and his concept of the "slow Web". Do you know Slow Art Day also exists? Next year, the art of looking at art slowly will be celebrated on April 27. A list of 2013 venues is here. All it takes to participate is a commitment (you have time to decide) to look at five pre-selected artworks for 10 minutes per piece at any of the venues taking part and then talk about your experience over lunch. (My thanks to ArtInfo for the tip-off link.)

Slow Art Day on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr

Slow Art Day Blog

Slow Movement

William Wegman has published a new book: Hello Nature: How to Draw, Paint, Cook, and Find Your Way (Prestel, 2012). The book complements an exhibition of more than 100 paintings, drawings,  photographs, and videos by Wegman on view through October 21 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine.

✦ What you can create with push pins, buttons, and beads is amazing. One look at the enormous murals of Ran Hwang will startle. 

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ More than 130 artworks by woman are on show in Seattle Art Museum's "Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris". The exhibition, which opened yesterday and runs through January 13, 2013, is described as a "landmark survey" of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and installations from 1909 to 2007. Among the featured artists are Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Diane Arbus, Louis Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle, and Nan Goldin. Tickets are required. Exhibition information is here. Partner organizations throughout the Seattle area have scheduled more than 50 performances, art talks, and other events.

A related special exhibition "Elles: SAM - Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists" will feature works by 30 women artists.

SAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ An online collaborative art project conceived by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin and produced by Tate Modern and Google, "This Exquisite Forest" also has a physical component that has been on view since late July and will continue for approximately six months. Participating artists are Miroslaw BalkaOlafur Eliasson, Dryden Goodwin, Julian Opie, Mark Titchner, Raqib Shaw, and Bill Woodrow.

Here's a video introduction to the interactive project, which allows site users to create short animations that can be accessed via the Website or through the installation at Tate.

Read a short interview with Milk and Koblin.

Tate Gallery on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

Tate Gallery Blogs

✭ New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has made Japanese pictorial and applied arts the subject of "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art", on view through January 13, 2013. Featured in the rotation of Rinpa school artists placed on view September 12 is Ogata Korin's Irises at Yatsuhashi (Eight Bridges) of the Edo period, comprisinga pair of six-panel folding screens, and Konoe Nobutada's Poems by Six Women Poets, an early 17th Century folding screen featuring, in calligraphy, transcriptions by female poets of the Heian Court (the piece is from the Yale University Art Gallery). A catalogue accompanies the show. View the 110 exhibition objects here.

MetMuseum on FaceBook, TwitterYouTube, and Pinterest

✭ The Art Institute of Chicago is showing "Fabric of a New Nation: American Needlework and Textiles, 1776-1840", featuring more than 45 bedcovers, coverlets, needlework, printed handkerchiefs, and other household textiles. The exhibit runs through November 11.

The Art Institute on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and ArtBabble

The Art Institute Blog ARTicle

✭ In St. Louis, the most recent edition of Italian Rosa Barba's artist's book series Printed Cinema # 13: Desert—Performed is on view at the Contemporary Art Museum through December 30. The exhibition is Barba's first solo exhibition in the United States. Barba's work, using film, sound, and light projection technology, focuses on California's Mojave Desert. Images are available at the link.

CAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

In the video below Barba talks about her work at Tate Modern in 2010-2011:

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