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Exploring the 'Middle' in a Soft Matter through Artistic Manifestations
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“Artists are Thinkers”: Alfredo Jaar on Creating New Ways to Look at the World | Artinfo

“Artists are Thinkers”: Alfredo Jaar on Creating New Ways to Look at the World | Artinfo | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Alfredo Jaar is a professional observer, an unremitting globetrotter who has, for almost three decades, spliced into his work first-hand accounts and in-depth analysis of the way information is distributed and consumed. The Chilean artist — who will represent his country at the next Venice Biennale — has tackled some of the world’s thorniest issues head on. His celebrated “Rwanda Project” (1994-2000) is a harrowing take on the genocide and its patchy coverage in the Western press. Other pieces have looked at gold mining in Brazil, immigration in Finland, and the homeless in Montreal.

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Anti-Utopias | Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Ross Rudesch Harley – MUSEUM OF COPULATORY ORGANS (MoCo) 2012

Anti-Utopias | Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Ross Rudesch Harley – MUSEUM OF COPULATORY ORGANS (MoCo) 2012 | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Cockatoo Island is one of four sites chosen for the 18th Biennale of Sydney. A small island in Sydney Harbour, steeped in early history, with large cavernous spaced buildings originally for shipbuilding and coupled with remnants of convict history and an undulating topography makes for intriguing spacial opportunities for artists. The shipyards former workshops is a perfect museum like setting to present Maria Fernando Cardosa’s Museum of Copulatory Organs (MoCo), a selection of scientific models (3D and 2D ) and photographs of insect genitalia, together with a film, Stick Insects most intimate moments.

Originally from Colombia, now living and working in Sydney, she is inspired by the animal and natural world. She is best known for her flea circus, whose smallest show on earth became a hit more than a decade ago, when she discovered the curious yet beautiful plant-like forms in insect genitalia, which then lead to a PhD at Sydney University on the study of insect genitalia, The Aesthetics of Reproductive Morphology. Whilst Cardosa’s work is placed within the context of art, much of her practice demonstrates a link between the disciplines of art and science. It raises the question what makes this art and not science? It is perhaps largely a matter of framing the work in the context of such an exhibition. Evolution has made this collection of dazzling shapes and reproductive devices however it takes the artist to make it become visible.

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Morgane Tschiember at Galerie Loevenbruck Paris

Opening reception of artist Morgane Tschiember's solo exhibition at Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris. More videos on contemporary art, design, architecture: http...
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Light and Space with Diana Thater in the Studio - The Artist's Studio - MOCAtv

Diana Thater is an artist who creates immersive installations from light, color, and videos that feature beautiful footage of animals in wild and captive environments. These works challenge viewers to reconsider their relationship to the natural world and rethink how art is experienced in architecture. In this video, Diana discusses how she brings animal space into human space, the necessity of innovation, and thinking through looking.

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Jacob Whibley - Notpaper

Jacob Whibley - Notpaper | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Q: How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
A: After three years of hoarding paper in boxes and suitcases I finally got over my hesitation of not wanting to "ruin" the paper and have actively been assembling for the last four years. As for what made me start it's hard to tell; I knew I didn't want to create magazine based collages. The end results needed to be abstract and unrecognizable forms--meaning and shapes deciphered over time as the body of work grew and the pieces had the ability to relate to each other as a whole.

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Hold On, when a joystick manipulates Hollywood - we make money not art

Hold On, when a joystick manipulates Hollywood - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

One of the best surprises of this year's edition of the GAMERZ festival in Aix en Provence was a work that mixed clips from cult movies with video game dynamics. Using 2 buttons and a joystick, visitors could navigate inside movie sequences from The Shining, Jurassic Park, The Blair Witch Project, Old Boy and many more. The main actor becomes an avatar and you can delay the inescapable moment when the little boy in The Shining bumps into the evil-looking twins or you can give a couple of extra kicks and lengthen the fight that opposed Bruce Lee to Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon.

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Martin Creed Plays Chicago

In works that range from intimate poetic objects to large-scale neon signs, Martin Creed (British, b. 1968) reevaluates the status of art with a generous sense of humor. As part of a yearlong residency at MCA Chicago, Creed brings his avant-garde sensibility to the building and the city. In each month of 2012, Creed unveils an artwork in a different space of the MCA, progressing upward through four floors of the building and extending his work outward to the sculpture garden and plaza and into the city of Chicago.

Creed is one of the United Kingdom’s leading artists and winner of the 2001 Turner Prize. He lives and works in London and his work has been exhibited widely at a variety of international venues, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou–Metz, France; Tate Modern, London; and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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Artist Koki Tanaka Statement

Artist Koki Tanaka Statement | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

It is the problem of “choice” that we are always faced with.

What do you want to eat for lunch today? I am feeling like to having some Indian, but Chinese sounds nice as well, so let me think… There is this new Indian restaurant that opened last month, and it should be nice… many people are talking about that.

Finally, I decide to go to a Japanese restaurant right around the corner, next to the flower shop – in order to have some California rolls. I am passing by and I do feel like to having some. I love California roll even though it’s an American invention and is sort of a fake Sushi, because I’ve hated row fish since I was in elementary school. My friends and I went to a pond to fish and we got some small fishes, but they smelt really bad on my hands. I just remember it to be one of the bad stories about row fish, but there may be something more than that -- but I have no idea -- this will entirely be another story.

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Il silenzio di Marco Tirelli

Il silenzio di Marco Tirelli | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Tra gli artisti che negli anni settanta riabilitarono l’ex pastificio Cerere in via degli Ausoni, a San Lorenzo, trasformandolo in una delle realtà più vivaci dell’arte, c’è Marco Tirelli.
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Nihilistic Optimistic by Tim Noble and Sue Webster at Blain|Southern, London | Yatzer

Nihilistic Optimistic by Tim Noble and Sue Webster at Blain|Southern, London | Yatzer | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
'Nihilistic Optimistic’ is the much anticipated solo show of artistic duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster at the Blain Southern Gallery in London, half a decade after their last solo show in 2006.
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Interview with Benjamin Gaulon aka RECYCLISM - we make money not art

Interview with Benjamin Gaulon aka RECYCLISM - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Benjamin Gaulon -aka RECYCLISM- is an artist, researcher and art college lecturer. And to be honest, when i see how much he manages to pack in each of his job descriptions, i'm starting to suspect that he benefits from more than 24 hours per day. I've read about his artistic activities ever since i've started blogging. Often both playful and critical, his projects involve printing messages on walls using a PaintBall Gun, collecting video streams from wireless surveillance cameras, turning your videos into animated GIFs, developing radio controlled cars that physically react to messages sent on Twitter, giving an architectural dimension to the 1970s game PONG, circuit-bending, hacking, deconstructing and re-purposing "obsolete" electronic devices.

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this is tomorrow - Rothko/Sugimoto installation view at Pace london

this is tomorrow - Rothko/Sugimoto installation view at Pace london | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

‘Rothko/Sugimoto’, the first exhibition at Pace gallery’s new London outpost, strives after an epic register. In physical scope, admittedly, it is not extravagant: the display comprises eight late Mark Rothko paintings of smallish proportions, balanced by eight silver gelatin photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto from his long-term series of seascapes. But an epic mood of brooding gravitas and infinite time lurks within the sombre hues and radically reduced schemes – something of the “anger of Achilles” as he contemplated mortality before the “wine dark sea”.

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Centre Pompidou Virtuel - Adel Abdessemed Je suis innocent

Centre Pompidou Virtuel - Adel Abdessemed Je suis innocent | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Site du Centre Pompidou (Paris) : agenda des manifestations, collection en ligne, informations pratiques, achat de billets, etc.
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Anti-Utopias | Kjell Varvin – Unstable Variables

Anti-Utopias | Kjell Varvin – Unstable Variables | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Kjell Varvin (born1939 Baerum, near Oslo, Norway). Painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, video, installation.

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installation views:Heading East: ex-chamber museum

installation views:Heading East: ex-chamber museum | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Franz Ackermann is a Contemporary German visual artist who was born in 1963. Franz Ackermann has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and at the Gagosian Gallery, New York (24th Street). Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Mental Map: Evasion IV' sold at Phillips de Pury & Company London in 2007 for $585,794. There have been Numerous articles about Franz Ackermann, including 'Art in Review; Franz Ackermann -- 'Nonstop With HHC'' written by Ken Johnson for New York Times in 2005.

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Sculptor DAVID NASH at ART UNLIMITED

David Nash's first lack Dome was made in 1986 while residency at Grizadale Ferest. In Nash's own words: "When I was working as a resident sculptor in the Grizelade FOrest in 1978, I often came across centuries old charcoal burners' sites - level oval spaces, barely discernible on the hillside, always with the same combination of plants. Presumably the carbon residue from the charcoaling process had leached into the soil allowing only certain species to flourish. These spaces, although nearly invisible. had a sense of human presence, an echo of ancient forest activity. Eight years later I was one of a group of artists invited by the Forest Commission to consider making sculptures in the Forest Dean. The works had to be based on our response to the forest, sensitive to the environment, and accessible to the public

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Bai Yiluo - Civilization (and 3 details) - Contemporary Art

Bai Yiluo - Civilization (and 3 details) - Contemporary Art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Bai Yiluo works often incorporate photography and traditional sculptural techniques, media disparate in their ancient and contemporary connotations. Bai draws upon these to develop installations which reflect the human condition as a cyclical struggle, torturously beautiful and poetically triumphant. Bai’s Civilization is a haunting monument enshrining imperious power as a corrupted vision built on labourers’ toil. Made from terracotta, classical busts pose as emperors and slaves, pierced through and defined by agricultural tools, a life force and bane. Set upon twelve individual plinths, Civilization bridges reference to both Eastern and Western spiritualism, while its violent form suggests revolution, conflict, and rebirth as the isochronal quality of nature.

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HIROSHI SENJU at MUSEUM KARUIZAWA

HIROSHI SENJU at  MUSEUM KARUIZAWA | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Hiroshi Senju is a Japanese painter known for his large scale waterfall paintings. These waterfall paintings often focus at the base of the waterfall where the falls crash into the pool below, usually cropping out the top of the falls.

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The Believer - Gold, Golden, Gilded, Glittering by Rachel Cohen

The Believer - Gold, Golden, Gilded, Glittering by Rachel Cohen | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

In fact, we have long entrusted the task of representing our ideas of value to members of two professions that might seem to have little in common: banking and art. And, in the last seven hundred years or so, it has happened more than once that visual and financial inventors have come up with strikingly similar representations. There is more than a shadow of resemblance between the purchase of the Hirst skull in 2007 and the mortgage-backed-securities debacle that made of Lehman Brothers in the following year one of the great public pictures of vanitas we’ve had. And, when you look further into these intersections, you often find that what is really at stake is a change in the way we feel and understand time.

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Deborah Kass at the Andy Warhol Museum: Seeing Through the Mirror of Her Times

Deborah Kass at the Andy Warhol Museum: Seeing Through the Mirror of Her Times | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Deborah Kass at the Andy Warhol Museum: Seeing Through the Mirror of Her Times - The Huffington Post...
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GAMERZ festival 2012 - we make money not art

GAMERZ festival 2012 - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

This year, even GAMERZ, an art&tech festival with a name that promises its visitors much joy and entertainment, didn't want to turn its back to the times of fear and uncertainty we are living. The festival was as playful as ever but with a slightly darker tone and with a selection of artists whose works question the worrying changes at work in society.

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Art Remixer Thomas Robson develops collision art

Art Remixer Thomas Robson develops collision art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Emerging Art - Art Remixer Thomas Robson develops collision art to confront received aesthetics & critically re-appraise imagery
in a visually saturated world. Creating a contemporary Art Remix portfolio.

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Alfredo Jaar - The Brooklyn Rail

Alfredo Jaar - The Brooklyn Rail | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

On the occasion of the artist’s current exhibition The Sound of Silence, which will be on view at Galerie Lelong until May 2nd, Alfredo Jaar paid a visit to the Rail’s Headquarters to discuss some aspects of his life and work with Publisher Phong Bui, Consulting Editors Dore Ashton and David Levi Strauss, and a group of graduate students in the Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts.

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Eyeo2012 - Artist Julian Oliver - critical engineer

n his talk at Eyeo Julian presents several of his own works, and work made with others, in an effort to outline his shift from Media Artist to that of ‘Critical Engineer'. Julian is a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin. His projects and the occasional paper have been presented at many museums, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, FILE

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