Kerry James Marshall (b. October 17, 1955) is an artist born in Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up in South Central Los Angeles and now lives in Chicago where he previously taught at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a 1978 graduate of Otis College of Art and Design.
Although he currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, his time spent in Watts, Los Angeles, California where he observed the Black Power and Civil Rights movements had a significant impact on his paintings ). Strongly influenced by his experiences as a young man, he developed a signature style during his early years as an artist that involved the use of extremely dark, essentially black figures. These images represent his perspective of African Americans with separate and distinct inner and outer appearances. At the same time, they confront racial stereotypes within contemporary American society. This common theme appeared continuously in his work throughout the subsequent decades, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. Kerry James Marshall on youtube
The artist Gunter Demnigremembers the victims of National Socialism by installing commemorative brass plaques in the pavement in front of their last address of choice. There are now STOLPERSTEINE (lit. “stumbling stones or blocks”) in over 610 places in Germany as well as in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Norway and Ukraine.
Gunter Demnig says that "a person is only forgotten when his or her name is forgotten". The Stolpersteine in front of the buildings bring back to memory the people who once lived here. Each “stone” begins with HERE LIVED… One “stone”. One name. One person.LINK Stolperstein
On Monday, August 6th, a group from the Centro de Estudios Borjanos (CESBOR), an institution dedicated to research and support of the history and culture of the small town of Borja, outside Zaragoza in the autonomous region of Aragon, northeastern Spain, visited a local church to examine the condition of a certain fresco. The painting on the wall of the church of the Sanctuary of Mercy was the only work in town done by turn of the century artist Elías García Martínez and one of his granddaughters had just donated money to restore it.
The fresco, a 20-by-15-inch portrait of Christ wearing the crown of thorns called Ecce Homo, was in poor condition. Water leaks and salt damage left the paint flaking off so that in the past 10 years it had gone from looking like this:
Motion Capture is an exhibition that explores the relationship of movement within drawing and the moving image. Featuring artworks from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day, the exhibition emphasizes the way in which artists have employed the capacities of these mediums to communicate and embody movement. LINK Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Tamayo/Trayectosis a retrospective exhibition that shows the diverse ways in which Rufino Tamayo approached various classical art historical genres such as landscape, still life, portrait, female nude and genre scenes, as well as his incursion into the Indigenist and Surrealist movements. The exhibition is comprised of 47 works from various museum and private collections, including loans from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Berkeley Art Museum. Exhibition curated by Juan Carlos Pereda, Tamayo Curator, and Adriana Domínguez, Assistant Curator, Museo Tamayo. LINK Museo Tamayo (under construction)
The inscription, ‘All you need is love’, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, links to the nation’s love of sport while the design of Cornelia Parker’s sculpture ‘Breathless’ is how people will feel with the excitement the London 2012 Games will bring.
British popular music originated in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the arrival of the broadside ballad. Then came the brass bands, still popular today, followed by the music halls of the Victorian era and the early twentieth-century dance bands. In the early 1960s The Beatles arrived and set the standard for popular music. LINK Royal Mint
Historic Delfshaven is on 25 August for the fourth time completely dominated by the famous painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968). A number of professional artists from home and abroad that day occurs in the footsteps of the Master and paints in his signature style woman portrait. This year there will be room for plein air painters in order to register and participate in the tribute to the greatest artist who Delfshaven has ever produced. LINK paintingday
"Readymades" were found objects which Duchamp chose and presented as art. In 1913, Duchamp installed a Bicycle Wheel in his studio. However, the idea of Readymades did not fully develop until 1915. The idea was to question the very notion of Art, and the adoration of art, which Duchamp found "unneccessary". LINK Marcel Duchamp
Discarded MetroCards can be found strewn around any subway station, carelessly thrown aside by subway riders when they expire or funds are used up. Seeing this litter as the perfect medium, Boesch collects them, and gives them new life.
Many of the artist’s collages are inspired by the MTA and subway transit system itself. Using the limited colors of the cards - blue, orange, yellow, black and white - Boesch has created a body of work that pays tribute to the subways and New York.LINK Nina Boesch
Today: With plenty of sunshine and little wind at sea is 29 to 32 degrees and in the interior 33 to 35 degrees. Towards evening puts a sea breeze along the coast. Also tomorrow is hot: 28 to 37 degrees locally.LINK it's HOT today
Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush are partners in the New York-based design collaboration E/B Office, founded in 2008 (formerly SoftRigid). We create works which inhabit all scales of the built environment: from products, furniture and interiors, to buildings, public art, and strategic master plans. Innovative and visionary, we aspire to build high-resolution environments with exceptional intelligence, beauty, and integrity.LINK E/B Office
Package design for Francis Ford Coppola Winery Art Direction / Design / 2010 Artist: Dean Tavoularis
"Director of Winemaking, Corey Beck, hand-selects exceptional lots of fruit from these prestigious vineyards for crafting small-batch wines exclusively for winery guests, wine club members and those who shop with us online. Each lot is crushed, fermented, and aged separately through the final blending stage to ensure the finished wine is worthy of the ‘Reserve’ title In keeping with the Coppola promise to make every visit to the winery memorable and unique, Francis Coppola created the Francis Coppola Reserve label - limited production wines that showcase distinctive vineyards from Sonoma’s renowned appellations. Director of Winemaking, Corey Beck, hand-selects exceptional lots of fruit from these prestigious vineyards for crafting small-batch wines exclusively for winery guests, wine club members and those who shop with us online. Each lot is crushed, fermented, and aged separately through the final blending stage to ensure the finished wine is worthy of the ‘Reserve’ title"LINK francis coppola winery
2.8x Architects have designed the Mirador House in Lima, Peru.
This project, commissioned by a very particular client, takes place in a residential neighborhood in the east of the city of Lima. The challenge: to solve the program and user requirements on uneven ground with a very steep double. The location of the lot and the view of a portion of the city would be crucial for the development of the proposal.
The main objective of the customer, an elderly lady, was to begin a new phase in her life and felt an air of renewal and modernity. The project should respond to this need and ensure the functional comfort for daily functioning.LINK Mirador House
NS Hispeed has been a Partners in Sport of NOC*NSF since 2009. NS Hispeed not only wants to associate itself with all sports in the Netherlands, but also with the Dutch Olympic and Paralympics Teams. NS Hispeed wants to associate itself with the positive image that surrounds sports and the great influence sports and athletes have on the Dutch population. LINK Olympic InterCity
The Bookman Bike Light set is a seamless integration of form and function. The light has a minimalist aesthetic and is attached to a flexible cord that allows it to be placed anywhere on the bike. Sold as a set of two, one white front light and one red tail light, the Bookman Bike Light features three modes for maximum versatility: slow flashing, fast flashing, and steady. Includes a CR2032 battery for each light.LINK MoMA STORE
According to modern Olympic tradition, the host country for the Games is responsible for creating an emblem to be used on promotional materials, by sponsors of the Olympics, and on the uniforms of every Olympic competitor. Over the decades, these logos have integrated the cultural symbols and patterns, national colors and artistic styles of the host country into the design. See if you can name the year and location for each of these emblems. LINK Answers
Fabiola @ Museo Amparo Mexico July 7 - October 15, 2012
Museo Amparo inaugurated the exhibition Francis Alÿs. Fabiola, presented in the museum's Colonial Art and Nineteenth Century galleries. The exhibition features more than four hundred images of St. Fabiola, acquired over more than a decade by Francis Alÿs, the Belgian artist settled in Mexico. The collection, where every work is a hand-made reproduction of an original painted by the academic artist Jean-Jacques Henner in 1885, displays at once a disconcerting homogeneity. As curator Lynne Cook notes, the exhibition poses historical and aesthetic questions generally associated with the great masters of the past, and touches upon essential art topics such as authorship, iconography, function, originality, and collecting, among others. Although at first glance the works appear monotonously similar, on closer examination many differences appear. In general, they encompass a broad range with variations that go from the media used - oil painting, embroidery, enamel, and, in a particularly memorable instance, seeds and beans - to the dazzling variety of technical skill displayed by their creators, most being the work of amateurs. LINK Museo Amparo
The statue is a gift from the Russian Federation to the city of Rotterdam and is located almost at the entrance of the Veerhaven.
(Veerhaven means Ferry Harbour, as this used to be the place from where the ferry crossed the river Maas. Until the Willems Bridge was completed it was the only way to get to the other side of the river!) LINK Statue of Czar Peter
The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art September 13 - October 22, 2012
In 2010, the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art took over factory spaces in and around Ekaterinburg to take on the problems of material and symbolic production, industrial and artistic labor, the industrial and the post-industrial in the context of the city of Ekaterinburg and the Ural region. Once the center of the Soviet industrialization drive and a world-renown destination for Constructivist architecture, now the region is defined by its "intermediate" economy. It is neither post-industrial Europe, nor industrial Asia, but rather, a hybrid that links the two, thereby giving a global significance to the local socioeconomic situation. The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art develops the key concepts of set by the first, with a focus on the possibilities of going beyond the binary of production vs. consumption in artistic, cultural, and social spheres. The biennale will explore the potential of contemporary art as a means to appropriate and reconfigure (non)exhibition spaces and local audiences. With a roster of exhibitions in a variety of venues (including both operating and abandoned factories of the Ural region), the Biennial will both re-conceptualize the cultural forms of the industrial era and actualize the productive dimension of contemporary artistic processes. LINK URAL Biennial
In Los Angeles presents Architectones, an installation by Xavier Veilhan. Photo: diane arques
Veilhan has created a new body of work specifically for the Modernist house Richard Neutra designed for his family and architectural practice. Consisting of monochrome interventions, the exhibition features sculptures throughout the property, from the front garden to the rooftop reflecting pool. Both abstract and figurative, the artworks loosely trace the decades of the last century by focusing on the personal and professional history of Neutra, his times, and Veilhan's interaction with the house. LINK Xavier Veilhan
The Netherlands is famous for its windmills. Today there are still more than 1.000 mills. Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as near (the Dutch village) Kinderdijk. Around 1740 no less than 19 sturdy mills were built here. They have been well preserved to the present day. LINK Kinderdijk
'The Walls Have Ears' is a creative project by Bread Collective, working with the community of Hackney Wick to improve our area by painting murals. We are supported by the London Legacy Development
Meldola’s Blue dye was invented in Hackney Wick by British chemist and entomologist Raphael Meldola. Meldola was a Professor of Organic Chemistry in the University of London, 1912–5.
This dye is used in textiles, paper, and paints, mainly as a pigment. Meldola’s Blue has been used as a component in redox sensors for detection of materials such as NADH, pyruvates, hydrogen peroxide, glucose, and 3-hydroxy- butyrate. It has also been used in electrochemical experiments involving DNA wherein the dye mediates electron transport.
The 2012 Olympic site has claimed industrial premises formerly used by British Industrial Gases (later British Oxygen Company, BOC) to manufacture oxygen and acetylene. LINK The Walls Have Ears
Unseen is an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. The first edition of Unseen will take place from 19 to 23 September 2012 at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek, kicking off the gallery season by celebrating undetected, cutting-edge work.
Unseen is an initiative of renowned Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; Platform A, office for cultural business development; and the creative branding agency, Vandejong. LINK Unseen