Sunday, February 23, 2014

TED Talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

super interesting.

Das Triadische Ballet

"Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet) is a ballet developed by Oskar Schlemmer. It premiered in Stuttgart, on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith, after formative performances dating back to 1916, with the performers Elsa Hotzel and Albert Burger. The ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929, the ballet toured, helping to spread the ethos of the Bauhaus. "Wiki

very trippy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ally White

 Georgia based artist, Ally White's work is so vibrant!  
My paintings are a re-imagined portrayal of living in contemporary southern suburbia. They are intuitive responses to everyday surroundings that are transformed into unfamiliar and fictional situations. The image emerges through a process of erasure, mending, and embellishment of paint and collage. The use of collage as a preconceived “mark” forces the image and materials to interact with one another. Raised in a house in which the interior was a monochromatic brown, I now indulge in ebullient color. An inclination to fantasize and exaggerate the ordinary offers me a way to reshape what I see, think, and feel into something tangible. New American Painting

Kirsten Lepore - Move Mountain

Another amazing video by Kirsten Lepore.  I loved her older piece "bottle." So good!

Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Erwin Wurm

 “I knew from a fairly early age, about 15 or so, that I wanted to be an artist. The problem was, my father was a detective in the police. In his view, artists were almost as suspect as criminals”, explains Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. He obviously withstood his father’s objections to his artistic ambitions and followed his vocation. Good for him and for us, because Edwin Wurm is now one of the most successful contemporary artists in the Northern hemisphere.
We too love Erwin Wurm. He’s right up there with the zeitgeist. He speaks our language – the language of pop culture, tv, movies, comics and science fiction. And even though he’s had solos at some of the most prestigious museums and art galleries around the globe, Wurm dares not to take art, the art world, or himself all too seriously. “I want to reach more than just an elite circle of insiders”, says Wurm. And he did. Even if you’ve never seen one of Wurm’s shows, you’ll still know his work indirectly from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers ‘Can’t Stop’ music video. The video is nothing less than a tribute to Erwin Wurm’s work. It’s filled with Wurm-style concepts and sculptural jokes inspired by his one-minute sculptures. Big Kudos to the Peppers for recognizing the influence Wurm had on their video."PrettyCoolPeopleInterviews

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nino Cais

I really love Nino Cais' work. He is a Brazilian artist who lives and works in São Paulo.  
His poetic portraits that at times feel like performances.  I enjoy what they do and don't present to you.