Thursday, April 28, 2016

Animals and Other Stories

Cai Guo-Qiang and volunteers rushing in to put out flames from ignition of gunpowder drawing Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, Galpón de la Boca, Buenos Aires, 2014. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.
Cai Guo-Qiang and volunteers rushing in to put out flames from ignition of gunpowder drawingSentinels of the Enchanted Valley, Galpón de la Boca, Buenos Aires, 2014. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, gunpowder on paper, 300 x 1600 cm. Exhibition view at Fundación Proa. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.
Sentinels of the Enchanted Valley, gunpowder on paper, 300 x 1600 cm. Exhibition view at Fundación Proa. Photo by Wen-You Cai, courtesy Cai Studio.

Cai Guo-Qiang, more



Pierre Huyghe, 


Pieter Hugo, Hyenaspieter hugo, mallam galadima ahmadu with jamis, nigeria, 2005, c-print 

Brothers Quay. more here  and here

Carrie Mae Weems, Kitchen Table Series, 1990

today's generation
kara Walker, Slavery! Slavery! 1997, Brooklyn Art Museummore info here

“I find that I am rewriting History, trying to make it resemble me, Kara (and me, negress) but doing it in little bits and pieces. It’s a monomaniacal undertaking, but there is a lot of (white, patriarchal) damage to undo. I mean that’s the only way history is written anyway, in little pieces. I would have preferred to make up my own Mythology and make it stick as effectively as those ante- and post-bellum characters have in the collective unconscious, or to make up stories as influential as the American Revolution and its heroes and ideals. But alas, I’ve got only myself, the Penny Empire of me to work with, so that’s what I do.”

Kara Walker, “Kara Walker,” interview by Ali Subotnick, Make, 92 (Special Edition 2002): 25-27.




“The End of Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven", from Slavery, Slavery, Kara Walker, 1997



Kara Walker, Subtlety, or, the Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014


Kara Walker - A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant




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Janine Antoni, Gnaw, 1992

Janine Antoni, Butterfly Kisses, 1996

Janine Antoni, 

 
Pieter Hugo, from The Hyena and Other Men, lots more here

Friday, April 15, 2016

Art Yesterday and Today




Folk Artist

Henry Darger. View remarkable documentary called In the Realms of the Unreal


James Hampton, Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millenium General Assembly, found materials, 1950-1964

Photorealist 
Untitled (After H.B.)
Robert Longo, his own homage project, here.


Robert Longo, Men in the City,  herehttp://robertlongo.com/work/gallery/1118.


Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, starting point here, valuable documentary available called Chuck Close, a Portrait in Progress.
 
Vija Celmins, learn more with Art 21 here

Photorealist Sculpture

Patricia Piccinini, starting point, including her 'altered vespa sculptures' (my term) here

Ron Mueck, photo credit here, start with Mueck here.

Post-Medium Condition

Cai Guo-Qiang (fireworks, gunpowder drawings, and taxidermy installations), photo credit here, start with Art 21 Episode about Cai Guo-Qiang .
Mark Dion When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Toys R U.S.) 1995 mixed media installation Courtesy Skarstedt Fine Art
Mark Dion, installations, mostly based on natural objects altered by humans,  start with the art 21 episode here.

Buckminster Fuller, start here.


Mike and Doug Starn, multimedia and video installations. Start at their own website

Gordon Matta Clark, altered buildings, photo credit here, start here.

Felix Gonzales Torres, Perfect Lovers, 1990 image credit and valuable interview from Queer Cultural center website here.



Damien Hirst, photocredit and short article here. Start at the artist's website for further info.


Appropriation Art



Jeff Koons, image credit, many more images, and bibliography here.


Shepherd Fairey, starting place here.

Nicolas Lambert

Kinetic/Machine/Science Art


Arthur Ganson, great images here, and view his TED.com talk here.

Theo Jansen, view his TED.com talk here.


Nicolas Lambert

Film


Brothers Quay

Jan Svankmajer. valuable interview here.

Video


Pippilotti Rist, good short article here.

Bill Viola. Start at Viola's website here.
"I am interested in what the old masters didn't paint, those steps in between." - Bill Viola


Starn Twins. Start here.

One of my favorite videos by William Kentridge. Begin your study of Kentridge by watching his episode on Art21

Photography


Cindy Sherman


Yasumasa Morimura. a brief, harsh, critique here.


Hiroshi Sugimoto. Start with Art 21 here.
 
Francesca Woodman, good article here. Another, very strong, here.


Sally Mann, start here.

Emmet Gowin, one source. richer source.


Nicholas Nixon, brown sisters  series, good source of images here. more info here.

Bill Brandt, short article here. a bit more here.


Dawoud Bey, photo credit here. start here.


Lorna Simpson, start here.




Abstract Expressionism (loosely interpreted) (and Modern, not contemporary!)


Mark Rothko


Jackson Pollock


Georgia O'keefe


Helen Frankenthaler


Willem de Kooning


Joseph Alpers


Arthur Dove

Africobra

Jeff Donaldson


Painting


Julie Heffernan


Walton Ford. start here.


Yayoi Kusama. Amazing installation here. start here.

Moyo Ogundipe start here.


Street Art:
 
Swoon (Callie Curry) see her talk on TED.com here. (Street art and Installation Piece)


Jean-Michel Basquiat. start with the documentary Radiant Child and in the library.


Performance

Janine Antoni. start here.

 
Adrien Piper start here.

Ana Mendieta

Joseph Beuys

Eleanor Antin. start here.


Chris Burden start here.



Revolutionary Art


Geurilla Girls start here.


Judy Chicago start with the documentary Women!Art!Revolution!


Barbara Kruger. start here.


Jenny Holzer start here.


Betye Saar. start here.


Faith Ringgold start here. and watch the documentary WomenartRevolution


Sue Coe

Architecture: 

Philip Johnson start here.


Frank Gehry. Start here.


Frank Lloyd Wright start here.