BY Brandy in Artsy on Mar 04, 2010 |
For those of you with a tendency towards the gothic (no, not like Hot Topic), the amazingly curated collective of creepy and fascinating knowledge held within the Morbid Anatomy Library is a must see. It's an intersection between art and ruminations on mortality, with a few medical curiosities thrown in. Cruise through their extensive online galleries (helpful hint: not while eating). For those in the New York area, you can even make arrangements ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Artsy on Mar 03, 2010 |
Act now! TOMORROW, March 4th, at 8 PM, journalist, writer and soon to be novelist Alix Strauss will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious" at supercool Brooklyn exhibition space Observatory. Strauss is the author of a recently published book of the same name, and her presentation is based on her research into the last days of such "icons of celebrity ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V. in Artsy on Mar 01, 2010 |
Everyone loves a juicy scandal and a brilliant piece of art, so why not both? Welcome to the documentary expose, The Art of the Steal (dir. Don Argott). Beginning in 1922, Albert C. Barnes has cultivated one of the most impressive art collections in America. Hosting a rich collection of 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos. No doubt, a weighty collection of canonical, eye-widening names. Impressive, yes. Expensive as hell? You got it.
So ... Read More
BY Intern Laura in Artsy on Mar 01, 2010 |
We Are Swimming Cities, a diverse collective of artists, performers, and builders that annually come together to embark on a large scale project, is holding a silent auction this Friday, March 6th, to raise support for their latest endeavor, The Ocean of Blood Floating Island. This year's project, which begins in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, will involve a fleet of small boats that will travel along the Ganges River stopping along the way to ... Read More
:::actual rock shot- I took last year this time in Utah @ Arches National Park.I strongly recommend taking a roadtrip to Moab, Utah at least once in your life.It is breath-taking, exciting and huge. Takes hours to get done. You might cry a little.This rock has severe body issues. Really-really aspiring to be something it is not. Dear Penis Dick Cock Rock,We love you. You don't have to try so hard. You look like you're going to explode. You don't have ... Read More
BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy on Feb 23, 2010 |
When I was a teen I used to cut up old magazines to make photo collages. The walls of my room were covered with ads and personal photos of mismatched bodies and heads, one of them being Gwyneth Paltrow’s head on a baby’s body. I did this because I loved magazines and abstract art—in all its quirky and bizarre glory— and it definitely seemed like a postmodern art form innovated by male artists like Picasso.
But “Playing With ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V. in Artsy on Feb 18, 2010 |
Are you ready for a awesome event with an all female cast? Do you love circuses? Dancing and mystical storylines? Of course you do, darling!
Starting February 26th and running until March 6th, get immersed in the Wonderneath, a circus rife with jazzy Tin Pan music. This show sounds decidedly surreal and magical by exploring the inner and under-workings of the urban sprawl. Think steam punk merging with glittering, sinewy crystal encrusted ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Artsy on Feb 17, 2010 |
This month the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York City brings us "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage," a small exhibit neatly tucked behind the 18th and 19th century European paintings that showcases photocollage art by Victorian women. The works displayed are taken from personal photo albums, are untitled, and were never meant for display at all. In fact, they were created for the very opposite. These ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in Artsy on Feb 08, 2010 |
It doesn't get much more quintessentially American than a waitress in a diner. The everlasting pot of coffee, the no-nonsense approach to customer satisfaction and occasionally a shoulder to cry on - these women have been steadily serving eggs sunny side up for generations, without too much thanks (though they do show up in a lot of movies!) But one woman who's made it her business to document and celebrate these angels of the formica tables is Candacy ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in Artsy on Feb 05, 2010 |
There’s already a buzz around this year’s Academy Awards. Not only is there a woman’s name in the boys club category of Best Director (only the fourth time a female director has featured in that list – go Kathryn!).. but there’s a nomination in the Documentary Feature category which is definitely one to watch.
Which Way Home was made by Rebecca Cammisa with help from the organization Women Make Movies. The film follows ... Read More