BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Mar 19, 2014 |
Okay, so American Apparel hired a 62-year old model, whatever. Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf took body appreciation to a new level and started a photo series featuring dozens of scantily clad mature models #WERKIN' it.
The series titled "Mature" takes aim at everyone’s obsession with sexualizing women’s bodies and the ticking clock of youth and beauty. Olaf reminds us that there is no age restriction on embracing your body; you can never start ... Read More
“You have the right to choose who you love and what kind of family you want and to live free from rape and sexual violence,” explains groundbreaking painter Hikaru Cho. Renowned for her hyperrealistic, three-dimensional painted body art, Cho has joined forces with Amnesty International to create “My Body My Rights,” a set of emotionally charged and conceptual works meant to confront global issues of sexual abuse and other ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Artsy on Mar 18, 2014 |
Let me preface this with a statement of reassurance: I struggle with optical illusions, and this one took me about five minutes of unwavering perseverance. Yes, it might look like an average parrot with an oddly shaped tail feather, but believe it or not, that is an actual lady. Johannes Stötter, an artist based in Italy and 2012 Body Painting World Champion, reportedly spent four weeks planning the painting in extreme detail to get the effect just right. ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Artsy on Mar 14, 2014 |
We have told you about Feminist Playing Cards before, but after seeing this AWESOME illustration by artist Michael DeNicola, blogged on March 6th, it reminded us to share the work of Homoground once again.
Feminist Playing Cards is a brilliant and beautiful component of a larger media project called Homoground, a growing company run by music-loving LBGTQ folks, "dedicated to promoting equality & visibility for all people through music and art while maintaining ... Read More
Photo by Blue
A woman sits alone beneath hundreds of dangling scissors; they teeter above her, metallic mouths open and sharp edges facing downwards. Calmly, she sews. As part of 2011’s The Mending Project, the performance artist Beili Liu put herself in this position, asking audience members to cut away portions of a large piece of fabric and patiently threading it back together.
Photo by Rino Pizzi
In juxtaposing the ... Read More
The photographer Sarolta Bán’s new series of images of abandoned and sheltered animals stays true to its touchingly simple title: Help Dogs with Images. For homeless animals, visibility is often a dream; far too many go unseen and unrecognized, and through her vivid imaginings in Photoshop—brought to life by the dignified warmth and wisdom of furry faces—Bán hopes to change all that. With a support ... Read More
Remember Andy Warhol’s 1960s New York “Factory,” filled to the brim with feminists, working and single woman, and artists? For his recent project, the photographer Pascal Pierrou hopes to present a modern vision of similar women who refuse to conform to conventional beauty standards by shaving their heads or filling their flesh with stunning tattoos.
His decision to photograph his subjects under a sort of stylized, ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Mar 11, 2014 |
In celebration of Barbie’s 55th birthday, we've collected a round up of subversive art inspired by her hollow head and plastic husk of a body. It's only fair that this art be viewed on her 55th birthday, because if there's one thing that Barbie has taught us, it's that you can do anything -- as long as you look flawless, ageless, and excessively cheery while doing it! It’s fitting that we see some disturbing images of Barbie today, as her youthful glow ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Mar 10, 2014 |
Petra Collins is practically begging the media to comment on her new exhibit, Discharge, and curatorial show, Pussy Pat. In her new Pussy Pat music video, the chorus from Rihanna's Cockiness (Love it) loops incessantly; “I love it, I love it when you eat it.” The video features Collins and her artsy cohorts doing the new vagina-loving move. The ladies flaunt EVERYTHING that they’ve got (which is quite a ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Artsy on Mar 07, 2014 |
Artists Molly Surno and Molly Lowe each have very important solo exhibitions at the Suzanne Geiss Company in Soho. The showcase opened last night, and will be on display until March 29th, 2014. These two female artists do extremely important work, so if you are in need of some artistic inspiration, or just want a cool place to go before a crazy night on the town, please go check it out!<
The Suzanne Geiss Company 76 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
Both ... Read More