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Vintage Film: Watch Henri Matisse Sketch and Make His Famous Cut-Outs (1946)

Vintage Film: Watch Henri Matisse Sketch and Make His Famous Cut-Outs (1946) | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
French artist Henri Matisse sat down at his easel to make a charcoal sketch of his grandson, Gerard, at his his home and studio in Nice. The brief clip above is from a 26-minute film by François Campaux which was commissioned by the French...
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An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.
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Forget paint – bacteria can bring art to life (literally)

Forget paint – bacteria can bring art to life (literally) | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
How artists and scientists are working together to challenge our views of microbial life
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The Big Idea: What Is Object-Oriented Ontology? A Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the Philosophical Movement Sweeping the Art World | Artspace

The Big Idea: What Is Object-Oriented Ontology? A Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the Philosophical Movement Sweeping the Art World | Artspace | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
If you're wondering why artists are trying to turn themselves into turtles and filling rooms with flesh-toned liquids, this is the guide for you.
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Don’t mock the rock – Tracey Emin’s wedding is a message to single women | Gaby Hinsliff

Don’t mock the rock – Tracey Emin’s wedding is a message to single women | Gaby Hinsliff | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
In marrying a stone, the always provocative artist is boldly asserting that life does not need a man at its centre in order to be worthwhile
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A curious outsiders view into the world of science

A curious outsiders view into the world of science | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
A Photo series ‘exploring the real world of scientific research. Not the stainless steel surfaces bathed in purple light, but real people in their basements working on selfbuilt contraptions.…
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DADABOT. The role of algorithms in cultural production

DADABOT. The role of algorithms in cultural production | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Nova and Vacheron’s book explores the impact of algorithms in cultural production. Through a wide range of examples, the main essay, called “DADABOT: An Introduction to Machinic Creolization…
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Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

Grafters: Industrial society in image and word | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The People’s History Museum in Manchester has recently opened a photo exhibition that explores how industrial workers went from objects in photos, to heroic representations of industry and finally …
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A weekend of bio art and bio design at MU in Eindhoven (part 1)

A weekend of bio art and bio design at MU in Eindhoven (part 1) | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
With Body of Matter, MU zooms in on the body and the possibilities biotechnology has to offer to change, enhance, investigate and replace it, now and in the near future
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A People’s Art History of the United States. 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements

A People’s Art History of the United States. 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Spanning the abolitionist movement, early labor movements, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, and up to the present antiglobalization movement and beyond, A People’s Art History of the Un…
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Swatting, vintage VR and virtual museum for stolen art. My notes from DocLab: Interactive Conference 2015

Swatting, vintage VR and virtual museum for stolen art. My notes from DocLab: Interactive Conference 2015 | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The event is a one-day meeting for filmmakers, producers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in exploring how digital technologies and new forms of interactivity are shapi…
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The Pirate Book, ‘cultural content outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws’

The Pirate Book, ‘cultural content outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws’ | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
A broad view on media piracy as well as comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. The book contains a compilation of texts on grass-roots situations whose sto…
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Oscillations. Or the grace of unpredictability

Oscillations. Or the grace of unpredictability | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The two installations are composed of identical elements, connected in a network and exchanging information through electric signals. The collective behavior of the actuators and sensors create unp…
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Book review: The New Curator

Book review: The New Curator | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
With an emphasis on the ‘now’ and the most recent exhibitions, this book examines the variety and richness of curating practices today, from public commissions by Art Angel to experimental projects…
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Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century

Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
global aCtIVISm (the capitalized letters form the Latin word civis, emphasizing the power of citizens) describes and documents politically inspired art—global art practices that draw attention to g…
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Different Ways to Infinity and other artefacts of science fiction

Different Ways to Infinity and other artefacts of science fiction | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Luque Sánchez uses matter and technology to seduce, puzzle and inspire viewers. His art installations, which double as science fiction works, materialize scientific concepts and theories that might…
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Multispecies Salon: Hope In An Era of Extinction

We live in a time of extinction. As some charismatic creatures are being saved in zoos, captive breeding facilities, and cryogenic banks, a multitude of othe...
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From drone garden to cheeky surveillance networks. An interview with Martin Reiche

From drone garden to cheeky surveillance networks. An interview with Martin Reiche | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The artist’s work investigates issues as different from each other as perception, international power networks, religion, changes in the human condition through technology, surveillance and e…
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Post-anthropocentric art. An interview with Maja Smrekar

Post-anthropocentric art. An interview with Maja Smrekar | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Survival Kit for the Anthropocene (Trailer), co-designed with Andrej Strehovec, produced by Aksioma Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015. Photo by Borut Peterlin I first discovered Maja SmrekarR…
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Jon Satrom, conversation with a bug maker and tamer

Jon Satrom, conversation with a bug maker and tamer | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Regine January 21, 2016 interview, performance
Jon Satrom, the most corrupting artist
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Jon Satrom. Screenshot from the SAIC Alumni profile video
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Jon Satrom, Doc1
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Velvit Welcomes JD Doria

Velvit Welcomes JD Doria | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The Velvit Vault concept gallery and boutique specializing in clothing and works of art by independent designers and artists. Black is Back. The Velvit Vault carries exclusively black clothing and works of art. All black. No exceptions
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The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence

The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Ana Mendieta
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