Monthly Archives: November 2009
Starting today, MOMA New York is presenting a retrospective of Hollywood director Tim Burton’s work. Going beyond his well-known films, "this exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism."
Oliver Bishop-Young’s Skip Conversions are about claiming back space in the city and sharing it with people.
Gelitin’s Klunk Garden, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Henry Krokatsis‘ public work Ambo was featured in The Artists’ Playground (2008) exhibit at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England. Krokatsis’ Gothic tree-house was inspired by a spiraling pulpit found in a chapel on the castle grounds, and plays upon the constrast between the organic architecture found in nature and the intricate hand-crafted work of Gothic architecture.
In this uplifting Ted talk, journalist and author Robert Wright posits that, contrary to what natural selection would seem to dictate, biological and cultural evolution actually rewards cooperation. In a globally networked society, the welfare of others is positively correlated with our own self-interest. As we become more interconnected, we become more interdependent and the well-being of the whole gives rise to the well-being of the individual. This he calls "non zero sum."
Spanish-born Ivan Puig’s 2004 project, Hasta Las Narices, utilizes a VW sedan, water, and pigment.
Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo’s work addresses the question of memory and forgetting. For the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, her installation featured 1,600 wooden chairs stacked precariously in the space between two buildings.
Scientists and artists alike have been fascinated with bringing Benoit Mandelbrot’s 2D fractal formula into the third dimension since its introduction in the ’80s. These exquisite 3D Mandelbrot sets with the addition of depth, shadows and light sourcing, allow us to see the famous self-similar object in a new way.