BY Laurie in Artsy on Jan 26, 2011 |
The Woods, which premiered this week at Sundance, is a film about a band of revolutionaries living off the grid and Wi-ing away their time on a big screen TV plugged into a tree. They stuff their faces with products you would find in a Super Wal-Mart snack isle, like hot pockets, cheez-its and boxed juice concentrate.
Its a little like a contemporary Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, with all the technicolor flag defacing anti establishment ... Read More
BY Gabi in Artsy on Jan 26, 2011 |
The LES Film Festival is 20 days of independent short and feature films made for under $30,000, all in pursuit of the prestigious LES Prix D’Or. The festival runs from February 8th-27th, with a different film every night at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with directors, music, and partying.
The LES Film Festival is committed to showcasing the creativity and inventiveness of low-budget filmmaking and to give filmmakers an opportunity to present their work.The ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 26, 2011 |
It’s officially time to get excited for the Oscars!
With the list of 2011 Nominations announced yesterday, many of the incredibly talented individuals on the list are expressing their gratitude, excitement, and renewed/and/or/reaffirmed faith in their career path.
Of course there are the nominees we all called, such as Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman, both for Best Leading Actress in Black Swan and Rabbit Hole, respectively, but we were otherwise ... Read More
BY Laurie in Artsy on Jan 22, 2011 |
I arrived at Sundance, with photographer pal Bek Andersen, (in the beautiful park City UT) to a gorgeous Friday morning, and started our Sundance experience- or what Callie likes to call "grown up spring break!"So far it's been a adventure filled with movies, parties, long lines (no not those kind), altitude headaches, hot tubs, and an occasion star spotting. After picking up our badges, I went straight to wait in line to see my first movie of the day Kaboom, ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 21, 2011 |
BUST loves female comedians. Specifically, we love women who can stand up on a stage and strongly speak the truth in a straightforward, funny, and accessible way, and not be afraid to push boundaries, take chances, and be vulnerable or sexy or simply themselves. And we laugh with them because on some level we identify with the truth of their words and worldviews. No matter how strange or bizarre their stories can be, there is a level of reality that we can look at ... Read More
BY Mary S in Artsy on Jan 19, 2011 |
On first glance, the art of Jessica Harrison may appear to fit in with any number of sweet miniatures- perhaps you’ll see a tiny, plush chair, old-fashioned baby carriage, or waltzing lady. On closer inspection, we see a thick red tongue protruding from the pram, the fleshy chair sprouting hair, and the lady holding her brain in her hands.
Like a good Victorian ghost story (or one by those more modern masters, Angela Carter or Kelly Link), Harrison ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 13, 2011 |
I am of the opinion that comic and cartoon art is very much a form of "fine art." It is the one medium where anything you can imagine can become possible. If you dream it, you can realize it with a pen and a piece of paper. Now more than ever women are using the comic medium to express smart, creative, and even sexy stories.
A few months back we did blog on webcomics by-women-for-women. Here are a few more suggested reads and artists for all you girly comic and ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 07, 2011 |
To celebrate the 100th birthday of perhaps the most iconic burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, the New York Public Library has planned an event that is sure to be spectacular.
Karen Abbott, author of the acclaimed biography American Rose, A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE at the New York Public Library will be holding a conversation about the life and times of the beloved ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Artsy on Jan 07, 2011 |
I met Jodee Knowles in Perth last year and completely fell in love with her. Our mutual friend informed me she was an artist and showed me her portraits on Facebook. We would stare at them, and marvel. I saw her characters as drug raddled fashion types—like she was mocking everything around her, or what she might be perceived as. I decided to check in with Jodie, to see how her work has evolved and find out what she had to say about it.
1. What ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 06, 2011 |
“She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone.” (John Maloof, via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/)
It is the classic tale of the unknown talent.
Vivian Maier has been described as perhaps one of the best street ... Read More