Art, as a field is constantly amidst change and challenge. Art educators, researchers, and artists alike have to constantly catch up with what is new, relevant, approachable, and communicable within today's culture. This magazine presents curated research on various art trends emerging within the last 10 years.
Do-Ho Suh is a Korean artist who explores idividuality, collectivity, and anonymity through construction of site-specific installations like Floor. Consisting of 32 panels, the floor is supported by hundreds miniature figures; the multicolored men and women are working collectively with arms up to support the weight of the visitors. Do-Ho Suh explores the tension between collective action and individual identity. His work speaks to the individual viewers through its subtleness in scale and appearance. Originally on display in the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York, which has hosted the artist multiple times since 2000, Floor is currently on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Diane Jacobs, 'Tangled Identities' (2010). Human hair on metal combs, engraving, nails. "When taken out of context and viewed from a new perspective, what is normally commonplace has the potential to become novel and extraordinary and, most importantly, memorable.
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
With a camera, a dedicated wheatpasting crew and the help of whole villages and favelas, 2011 TED Prize winner JR shows the world its true face.
Jim Denevan (50 years old) is one of the artists who picked landscape as a canvas for his art. Jim Denevan is an artist who creates large scale sand drawings along the coasts of California, on the Dry Lake Beds of Nevada, even drawing on frozen water surfaces in Siberia. From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places.
Artists Bridget Roundtree and Ian Gunn are co-conspirators of the experimental puppet theater company, Animal Cracker Conspiracy. They aim to push the boundaries of puppetry with their new production, "The Collector."
TED Talks Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge.
MoMA | Rirkrit Tiravanija: Cooking Up an Art Experience...In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija created an exhibition entitled Untitled (Free) at 303 Gallery in New York. This landmark piece, in which the artist converted a gallery into a kitchen where he served rice and Thai curry for free, has been recreated at MoMA as part of the installation Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now.
HerCircleEzine.com is an online magazine of women’s creative arts and activism from around the globe. By celebrating artists and writers whose work addresses the social issues of our time, we strive to bring these issues to the fore, whilst reaffirming connections between art, politics, and life. Artists and writers featured in HerCircleEzine.com use their work as a means of addressing identity, gender, ethnicity, politics, and statutes that surround and shape women’s lives, challenging us to reevaluate and re-imagine the world in which we live.
Born 1980, Dutch-Brazilian, lives and works everywhere.
Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 25 million visits per year.
His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. His installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences.
Art Education for Social Justice, an anthology featuring art initiatives and research committed to social justice, was published by the National Art Education Association this Spring and featured at a super session at the 2010 National Art Education Conference in Baltimore. We invite you to join our online forum and provide feedback regarding the content and ideas in the upcoming book as well as exchange current information concerning community projects, schools, art organizations, and research that strives to address social justice through the arts.
Kids Guernica March, 2012- Children from the age of 7-12 who had suffered from the disastrous earthquake in Japan (2011) participated in this art project depicting the sea of Onagawa before the disaster. We hope everyone who see this art work can realize that children in the stricken areas are not sad now and they are trying to overcome their hard experience to enjoy their life again