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Art-Bab-ble [ahrt-bab-uhl]

 

noun; verb (used without object) -bled, -bling

 

1. free flowing conversation, about art, for anyone.

 

2. a place where everyone is invited to join an open, ongoing discussion - no art degree required.

 

ArtBabble was conceived and built by a cross-departmental team at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It is intended to showcase art video content in high quality format from a variety of sources and perspectives.

 

Babble On.

 

(ArtBabble includes a place for educators and encourages dialogue from users.)

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100 Ideas That Changed Art

100 Ideas That Changed Art | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another.

100 Ideas That Changed Art (public library) is a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art, from cave paintings to the internet, compiled by art historian and broadcaster Michael Bird. From conceptual innovations like negative space (#98), color codes (#33), and street art (#94) to landmarks of communication like making books (#21), propaganda (#12), and handwriting (#24) to ideological developments like “less is more” (#30), protest (#79), and the body as surface (#9), each idea is contextualized in a 500-word essay with key visual examples.
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100 Ideas That Changed Film

100 Ideas That Changed Film | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years.

When a small handful of enthusiasts gathered at the first cinema show at the Grand Cafe in Paris on December 27, 1895, to celebrate early experimental film, they didn’t know that over the next century, their fringe fascination would carve its place in history as the “seventh art.” But how, exactly, did that happen? In 100 Ideas that Changed Film, Oxford Times film reviewer David Parkinson and publisher Laurence King offer a concise and intelligent chronicle of the most influential developments since the dawn of cinema.
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Transforming Tindale: Gallery (State Library of Queensland)

Transforming Tindale: Gallery (State Library of Queensland) | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it

For two years from 1938 anthropologist Norman Tindale documenting Aboriginal people from around Australia. Most of the original information collected is held by the South Australian Museum. Transforming Tindale is an exhibition of the State Library of Queensland. Genealogical information and photographs from the Tindale collection have been made available for the Queensland Aboriginal communities of Yarrabah, Cherbourg, Mona Mona, Palm Island, Woorabinda, Bentinck Island, Doomadgee and Mornington Island, and the NSW communities in Boggabilla and Woodenbong. The Tindale collection is a controversial archive, but now serves as an important genealogical resource to families.

 

Contemporary artist Vernon Ah Kee has used images of his family  from the collection to develop beautiful works of art. His story is amongst those shared by family members in this exhibition. (September to December 2012.)

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An Olympics fantasy | Inside Story

An Olympics fantasy | Inside Story | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it

Affectionate, people-centred collage: the London Olympics opening ceremony reaches the industrial revolution. [Photo: Jon Smith/ Flickr]

 

"But after artistic seduction comes political reduction, says David Hayes in London."

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboratively Create Animations on This Exquisite Forest

Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboratively Create Animations on This Exquisite Forest | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it

This Exquisite Forest is an online art project developed by Tate Modern and Google. It is a site for collaboratively creating animated stories. The stories are called trees and the story starters are called seeds. There are ten public trees that you can make contributions to. You can also create your own seeds and invite others to grow a tree with you.

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18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations

Australia's largest & most exciting international festival of contemporary art - 18th Biennale of Sydney. 27 June - 16 Sept.
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Invisible Art at London's Hayward Gallery - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National

Invisible Art at London's Hayward Gallery - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
The Hayward Gallery is presenting a show called Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957-2012. The premise may sound silly, but the exhibition contains some serious and provocative works about death, perception and the mysteries of the unseen realm. Artists include Art & Language, Robert Barry, Chris Burden, James Lee Byars, Maurizio Cattelan, Jay Chung, Song Dong, Tom Friedman, Carsten Höller, Tehching Hsieh, Bruno Jakob, Yves Klein, Lai Chih-Sheng, Glenn Ligon, Teresa Margolles, Gianni Motti, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. Listen Michael Cathcart's interview with Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff, and comments by two visitors to the exhibition.
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The Arts | ACARA

ACARA has made the draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts Foundation-Year 10 available for consultation through 23 September 2012. Read the draft curriculum here.

The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: the Arts sets the broad direction for the writing of the Australian Curriculum for the Arts.  This has been developed with significant input from teachers, academics, professional teachers’ associations, education authorities and the Arts industry and community.
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Richard Bell: Worth Exploring?

The artist discusses his work in the MCA Sydney...
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Text Is Immediate: Five Artworks by Vernon Ah Kee | Cordite Poetry Review

Text Is Immediate: Five Artworks by Vernon Ah Kee | Cordite Poetry Review | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
Text Is Immediate: Five Artworks by Vernon Ah Kee...
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A Non-Designer’s Guide To Making Attractive Slides | Lifehacker Australia

A Non-Designer’s Guide To Making Attractive Slides | Lifehacker Australia | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
You may not be a designer, but your presentations also don’t need to scream I’m visually incompetent! GitHub developer Zach Holman — self-proclaimed as “expressly not a designer” — nonetheless made this beautiful presentation, and after wowing a whole lot of people, put together this slide design guide to help other non-designers get started down the road to attractive presentations.
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Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online

Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
In recent days, the Guggenheim has made 65 art catalogues available online, all free of charge. The catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Plus there are other texts (e.g., Masterpieces of Modern Art and Abstract Expressionists Imagists) that tackle meta movements and themes.
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A tale of two shores

A tale of two shores | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
"Artist Peter Kingston and poet Robert Adamson have collaborated on a hand-printed masterpiece. Shark-Net Seahorses of Balmoral: A Harbour Memoir is a collection of 15 poems by Adamson and 21 lino prints by Kingston, published in a limited edition of 26 (lettered A-Z) by meticulous rare-book dealer Nicholas Pounder... It's difficult to pinpoint the genesis of the book, a collaboration the two men have unconsciously been working towards their whole lives. Both born in 1943, they grew up on opposite sides of the harbour, when it was alive with fish and ships - Kingston at Vaucluse in the east (with his artist sister, Fairlie), Adamson at Neutral Bay in the north. Their imaginations were formed by watery adventures of swimming, boating and fishing. In his 2004 autobiography, Inside Out, Adamson wrote, 'Gradually, I suppose, I discovered that I lived in paradise … I haunted the shores and bushy slopes.' ''
Included is a video which shows glimpses of this beautiful work.
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100 Ideas That Changed Photography

100 Ideas That Changed Photography | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
From the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why photography is an art of continuous reinvention.

British publisher Laurence King brings us a concise and intelligent chronicle of the most seminal developments in the history of today’s most prevalent visual art. From technical innovations like the cyanotype (#12), the advent of color (#23), the Polaroid (#84), and moving pictures (#20) to paradigms like photojournalism (#66) and fabrication (#93) to new ways of looking at the world like aerial photography (#54), micro/macro (#55), and stopping time (#49), each of the ideas is accompanied by a short essay contextualizing its history and significance.
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Behind the clocks at Flinders St Station: Sydney Morning Herald

Behind the clocks at Flinders St Station: Sydney Morning Herald | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
See the first in a seven-part series on the fascinating, derelict rooms within Flinders Street Station and the artists who now inhabit them.

 

Some beautiful creations - or re-creations - unfolding as Melbourne's Flinders Street Station is renovated. A series of short videos capture the works of the artists. Worth following.

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Exploring Contemporary Art’s Love Affair With The Skyscraper

Exploring Contemporary Art’s Love Affair With The Skyscraper | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
"A new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago looks at why the skyscraper has become a symbol for both utopian and dystopian views of urbanity."

This article discusses the concepts and links to the web page of this exhibition that features the work of Fikret Atay, Jennifer Bolande, Roger Brown, Jeff Carter, Roe Ethridge, Jonathan Horowitz, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Jakob Kolding, Vera Lutter, Abelardo Morell, Eliza Myrie, Ahmet Ögüt , Claes Oldenburg, Gabriel Orozco, Enoc Perez, Monika Sosnowska, Thomas Struth, Jan Tichy, Andy Warhol, Peter Wegner, H. C. Westermann, Wesley Willis, Catherine Yass, and Shizuka Yokomizo, among others.
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Crowd curates Baltimore art exhibition - Books and Arts Daily - ABC

Crowd curates Baltimore art exhibition - Books and Arts Daily - ABC | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
This summer in the US, a Baltimore gallery has put on an exhibition with a difference, calling on the general public to curate it. Public Property is the brainchild of Gary Vikan, the long-time director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. So is Public Property a celebration of popular choice, opening the way to a more culturally democratic society? Or is this institutional laziness pandering to the lowest common denominator?
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Flickr: 18th Biennale of Sydney

Flickr: 18th Biennale of Sydney | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it

Photo Gallery on Flickr.

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Man Strips Down Classic Sports Car Engine - In Stop Motion | Australian Popular Science

Man Strips Down Classic Sports Car Engine - In Stop Motion | Australian Popular Science | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
If you've ever stripped a car engine, you know it takes a long time, a lot of effort, and invariably leaves you with a large and mysterious pile of 'extra' parts by the end of it. A UK man has upped the difficulty by taking a few thousand photos of the process in order to then make a stop motion video of it.
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Press Preview Of Hayward Gallery's Invisible: Art About The Unseen Exhibition

Press Preview Of Hayward Gallery's Invisible: Art About The Unseen Exhibition | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
First of 11 photos: A woman looks at Magic Ink by Gianni Motti 1989 at The Hayward Gallery on June 11, 2012 in London, England. The Hayward Gallery opens Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957 - 2012, the first UK exhibition of artworks that explore ideas related to the invisible, the hidden and the unknown. The Exhibition runs from from 12 June to 5 August 2012
(June 10, 2012 - Source: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images Europe)
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Worth Exploring?

Worth Exploring? | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it

"Worth Exploring? features two documents that use European legal language and logic against itself: a statutory declaration challenging the legitimacy and legality of European colonisation, and a certificate of authenticity document, common practice in the Aboriginal art market, which Bell connects to forms of racial classification. Combining these texts with Bell’s own appropriation of other artists’ paintings, Worth Exploring? poses a provocative, complex and humorous challenge to our preconceived ideas of Aboriginal art, as well as addressing contemporary debates surrounding identity, place and politics."

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Escher's "Ascending and Descending" in LEGO

Escher's "Ascending and Descending" in LEGO | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
"Daniel Shiu and I worked on this as a joint project ... making it our fourth Escher picture rendered in LEGO. Once again, no camera tricks, but the picture has to be taken from exactly the right place, and boy did we get tired of trying to find where that place was." Go to the webpage to see how they did it.
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The lost images of Nolan's artistic drought

The lost images of Nolan's artistic drought | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
"In 1952 Nolan had been commissioned by the Brisbane Courier Mail to document far north Queensland during one of the worst droughts in history... His haunting images of desiccated animal carcasses were inspired, he said, by the petrified human remains he had seen at Pompeii. Some were hung from trees, or posed in macabre tableau - decades before similar exercises by the controversial British artist Damien Hirst. Nolan's studies in death were too horrific for the Courier Mail, which refused to publish them."
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MoMA Puts Pollock, Rothko & de Kooning on Your iPad

MoMA Puts Pollock, Rothko & de Kooning on Your iPad | Exploring Visual Arts | Scoop.it
This exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) looking back at the work of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Willem de Kooning and many others is over, but the free app is still available. It includes a slideshow of 60 paintings from the exhibition, with high resolution images and 20 videos concentrating on individual painters and their techniques.
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