Friday, September 20, 2013

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ There are more than 50 works of public art and architecture on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With the recent launch of an Acoustiguide Audio Tour offering commentary by artists, scholars, curators, and architects, MIT's List Visual Arts Center makes locating and learning about the collection easier. The guide, whose introduction is provided by actor Leonard Nimoy, is available through the center's Website.

✦ Italian information-design firm Accurat has created a series of annotated timelines for a number of 20th Century artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, and Gustav Klimt. The series, "Visualizing Painters' Lives", can be seen on Flickr. Prints of each visual are available for purchase.

Accurat on FaceBookTwitter, and Vimeo

✦ The life and work of Canadian artist Emily Carr (1871-1945) is the subject of an excellent virtual feature, including an educational component, from Vancouver Art Gallery. The painter also is celebrated in Winds of Heaven (White Pine Pictures, 2010), available on DVD. The film was awarded a Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Documentary Photography.

✦ If you've been thinking about collecting contemporary art, you might want to take a look at Collecting Art for Love, Money and More by art advisers Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner. Phaidon, the publisher, offers a peek inside the insiders' guide, which presents 10 topics in Q&A form and includes insights, advice, and illustrated examples. You'll find a video at the link.

✦ Los Angeles-based Tomas Koolhaas is making a documentary about his father, the provocative Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Some rough footage from REM is available here.

ArtInfo Q&A with Tomas Koolhaas (June 2013)

REM on FaceBook

✦ The online network Independent Collectors has collaborated with arts supporter BMW Group to produce the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, an interactive site offering reports on private collectors, interviews with well-known collectors, art recommendations, and more.

✦ Doug Aiken launched his collaborative Station to Station project September 6, when his train left New York City to begin its three-week trek across the United States. Today, the train should be pulling into Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its next stops are Winslow, Arizona; Barstow, California; and Los Angeles. All those aboard will reach Oakland/San Francisco on September 28.

Station to Station on FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Vimeo

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Begun in Durban, South Africa, and completed at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Color Field by Liza Lou debuted at MCASD in July. A 20' x 20' sculpture of 32 shades of colored glass beads on small wire supports, Color Field is on view through November 3. Visitors will be able to walk on the shimmering "field" of color.

Lou founded a studio collective of Zulu artisans in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

MCASD on FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube

✭ "About Face: Contemporary Portraiture" continues through January 19, 2014, at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. A look at contemporary portraiture since 2000, and at such themes as race, culture, ethnic class, and gender identity, the show highlights the museum's recent acquisitions. Works by 29 artists from the United States and Canada, England, France, Germany, Russian, Japan, Iran, and South Africa are presented. Complementing the exhibition is Flak Photo's digital presentation, "Making Pictures of People", which is accessible worldwide.

Nelson Atkins on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

Flak Photo on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., opens "infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby" on October 4. The first major retrospective to examine in-depth the artist's work over 40 years, the exhibition will showcase more than 60 ceramic objects and drawings from Higby's own holdings and public and private collections, including that of Arizona State University Art Museum, which was awarded a grant from Windgate Charitable Foundation to fund the exhibition (news feature). 

Particular attention will be given to the forms, techniques, and firing processes Higby has long used and to his groundbreaking work in raku earthenware and porcelain production. The exhibition, on national tour (it will travel to the Reading (Pennsylvania) Public Museum, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Racine (Wisconsin) Art Museum, and Memorial Art Museum in Rochester, New York) will conclude at the Renwick on December 8. An illustrated, color monograph accompanies the show and will be available at the museum's shop.

Highby will talk with Peter Held, curator of ceramics at ASU's Ceramics Research Center, in the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon on Saturday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m.

Image Above Right: Wayne Higby, Temple's Gate Pass, 1988; Hand-built, Raku-fired and Glazed Earthenware; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of KPMG Peat Marwick © 1988 Wayne Higby

SAAM/Renwick Gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Notable Exhibits Abroad

✭ If you're lucky enough to be in Venice this fall, do not miss Museo Correr's retrospective of the works of Sir Anthony Caro, considered one of the world's greatest sculptors. The 28 works on view, selected by Gary Tinterow, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, span five decades. "Caro al Museo Correr", the first major Italian   retrospective dedicated to Caro, concludes October 27.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

I found it fascinating what Lisa Lou said about continuing to decrease her options in her art and how she then expands the works through creating community with people.

I always think of my work as an opportunity to explore the limitlessness of my possibilities.

What an interesting challenge to step back and limit my options to explore possibilities.

And then, from the video you linked me to, I went on to watch the hour long doc on Mark Rothco -- fabulous!

Thanks so much Maureen for inspiring my day.