Friday, March 20, 2015

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Photographer-of-ruins Andre Govia has published the inspired Abandoned Planet (Carpet Bombing Culture, December 2014), which showcases his evocative, mysterious, and haunting images of decrepit homes, long-abandoned hospitals, forgotten schools, deserted theme parks, burial grounds for cars, frozen-in-time industrial landscapes, and sundry other records of buildings decayed or decomposing. Govia shot the beautifully produced photographs all over the world; some are haunting, some are creepy, some reduced to a state of wildness that will be forever changing.

Cover Image of Andre Govia's Latest Photography Book

Andre Govia on FaceBook and Flickr

✦ Pages from antique ledger books underlie the free-hand, colored-pencil and graphite drawings of Louise Despont, who lives and works in Brooklyn. Sometimes, Despont also uses inks and gold leaf. Her meticulous artworks, which are often large-scale, are intricate and beautiful. See a slideshow.

Watch a short film about Despont from Art21's New York Up Close Series.

✦ How would answer the question, "What is digital art?" This video from British Council Arts features aims to provide a definition.

✦ Delight in the narrative storytelling of Vietnam-born Duy Huynh's lyrical paintings. (My thanks to Hannah Stephenson from whom I learned of Duy Huynh.)

✦ Below you'll find a video about the virtual Museum of Stolen Art, created and curated by Ziv Schneider. (My thanks to Wired magazine, where I first saw the video as part of the post "See the World's Greatest Stolen Artworks in This Virtual-Reality Museum".)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Continuing through April 10 at Chicago Photography Center is the juried exhibition "I Am Woman". The show opens March 8 in celebration of International Women's Day.

CPC on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In Union, New Jersey, the Human Rights Institute Gallery, part of Kean University Galleries, is presenting through May 18 "How to Spot One of Us", a collaborative exhibition comprising narrative photographs by Aliza Augustine and film (How I Knew and When, 2013) and poetry by Janet R. Kirchheimer. Read Rukhl Schaechter's article "How Family Holocaust Stories Became Multimedia Art Exhibit" in Forward (February 21, 2015) to learn more about the artists and their moving, remarkable, and important project.

Aliza Augustine on FaceBook

Janet R. Kirchheimer on FaceBook

✭ The exhibition "Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals" continues through July 26 in the special exhibits gallery at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge. Using a camera-projector system, the show of 38 murals, as well as related studies on paper and canvas, reveals how noninvasive digital projection may be used as a conservation approach by which the murals are "restored" to their original colors. A variety of technology is present in the gallery so that viewers may learn more about Rothko's creative process and the conservation project. A number of images are available at the exhibition link above. (Read the News Release.)

Harvard Art Museums on FaceBookTwitter, and Vimeo

✭ In Iowa, Des Moines Art Center has mounted "Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa". On view through April 19, the exhibition comprises African art from the center's permanent collections (the center owns more than 100 objects, including masks, ceramics, and textiles) and work by contemporary artists to foster discussion of geography, colonization, and import/export culture. Among the contemporary artists are El Anatsui, Nick Cave, Leonce Raphael, Alfredo Jaar, and William Kentridge.

On April 2, artist Nick Cave will join senior curator Gilbert Vicario to talk about Cave's artworks, which include sculpture, installations, sound, and performance. The exhibition features Cave's sculpture Property (2014).

DMAC on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Continuing for the next month, through April 19, is "LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension" at Tennessee's Knoxville Museum of Art. An exhibition of both emerging and established international contemporary artists, the exhibition examines techniques being used to give printmaking a sculptural dimension. The techniques range from low-relief printing and embossing, to relief printing, to digital techniques employing 3-D forms. The featured artists are Enrique Chagoya, Lesley Dill, Red Grooms, Robert Gober, Hideki Kimura, Nicola Lopez, Oscar Munoz, Leslie Mutchler, Marilene Oliver, Dieter Roth, Graciela Sacco, Olafur Eliasson, and Jonathan Stanish.

KMA on FaceBook and Twitter

KnoxArt Blog

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