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Exploring the 'Middle' in a Soft Matter through Artistic Manifestations
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Yayoi Kusama: a video story - 5 June 2012

The nine decades of Yayoi Kusama's life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style

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ARTILLERY PRESENTS: RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA - video interview

Live video interview with Rirkrit Tiravanija by Ezrha Jean Black. Taped on September 30, 2011 in the Artillery Video Lounge at Art Platform—Los Angeles

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THE NAKED WOMAN - X. VEILHAN

THE NAKED WOMAN - X. VEILHAN | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

 Xavier Veilhan succeeds Jeff Koons at the Castle of Versailles. The

exposure lasts three months and invests the totality of the place through 9 works,

including 4 conceived and realized by the Enzymes.

The Naked Woman was born from the numerical fusion of the scans of three true women,

becoming thus a quintessence of naked female according to X. Veilhan. The Enzymes

carried out the master-model in stereolithography, then entrusted casting to a founder.

The young lady measures 50cm but looks over the visitors with her soft glance, from the

top of her pedestal of 160cm.

Sanded bronze with manganese. Titanium cover edition and nickel edition

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The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz | Yatzer

The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz | Yatzer | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Darkness. Innocence. Desperation. Porcelain wood. Dream surrealism. Follow the missing pieces of Gehard Demetz’s sculptures and find out the story hidden behind them.
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In their first collaboration, sculptor Soo Sunny Park and sound artist and composer Spencer Topel have transformed deCordova’s Window Gallery into a multi-sensory environment. In Capturing Resonance, the eighth project in the PLATFORM series, Park and Topel have composed a large-scale installation that utilizes the intense natural light in the gallery with the flow of museum visitors through this transitional space to create an ever-changing sculptural soundscape.

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Cornelia Parker talks about Thirty Pieces of Silver, part 1

Artist Cornelia Parker visited the University of York on 30 June, 2011, to give a lecture about her work, specifically Thirty Pieces of Silver,

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HAIIRO (2012) - sit

HAIIRO (2012) - sit | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

These are a few stunning black and white pieces from multidisciplinary artist Sit Haiiro’s Noir and Haiiro series’. He’s got a truly killer aesthetic going on and really knows how to make the most of his minimal, striking forms to juxtapose the differences and similarities between life/death, man/animal to name a few. Head over to his website to see more of his thought provoking work

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Song Kun: A Thousand Kisses Deep at UCCA | RedBox Review

Song Kun: A Thousand Kisses Deep at UCCA | RedBox Review | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Born in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, 1977, Song Kun was a founding member of the artist group N12 during her studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), where she completed her master’s degree in the oil painting department in 2006. She represents a generation of art students formally trained within a rapidly developing environment. Her nostalgic obsession with the commonplace sets Song Kun apart from political, contemporary pop art, as her oeuvre reveals subtle criticisms and a muted mourning for something lost. She is one of China’s most prominent young female artists.Hung salon-style across the twin walls of UCCA’s Nave, the exhibition features a new cycle of 28 shimmering paintings, technical studies of drifting light evoking a sinister, sensual beauty and the dual themes of carnality and spirituality. Paired with an immersive video installation, this presentation showcases the latest practice of one of China’s most interesting young painters.

This most recent work demonstrates an exploration of abstract qualities, divided roughly between images of bodies and static organic forms, and dominated by shifts between light and dark. The works evoke emotional distance, while employing an increasingly luscious color palette. A Thousand Kisses Deep explores the quiet properties of natural materials, then ventures into the realm of carnality. Deeply personal moments become allegories for societal change, fear, desire and disillusion. The artist’s work is characterized by a kind of wistful desire, with figures portrayed as hovering in a dream world both familiar and fantastic.

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Marius Watz - talk at Eyeo Festival 2011

Marius delivers a brief survey of the state of computational aesthetics from early pioneers to the recent boom in creatives working with code.
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Artist Emil Lukas at Sperone Westwater Gallery, NYC , short video

Emil Lukas makes evident every process and part that goes into his work. Byproducts of his studio practice and the natural environment become source material for and subjects of works that are both painting and sculpture. The pieces are histories of their own inspiration and construction. Wide-ranging materials, including paper coffee cups used to mix paint, bottle caps, plaster casts of objects and body parts, organic residue, string, and bubble wrap are part of the archeology of each piece and the vocabulary of them all.

Lukas' sculptures are stacks of two-sided paintings -- each piece ordered -- so that a viewer flips back and forth through them, like the pages of a book. The surface of each component interlocks with the next, both physically and visually. Each turn of a "page" leads to discovery. The wall-mounted paintings are inspired by the relationships between the components of the sculptures. The paintings and sculptures share a visual vocabulary that incorporates the actions and thoughts of the artist, and parallels the processes of organic nature and time.

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Matthew Day Jackson | Colossal

Matthew Day Jackson | Colossal | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Matthew Day Jackson is an American artist whose multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation.

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Aaron De La Cruz - “Something Else” - June 16 – July 7 2012 Known Gallery

Aaron De La Cruz - “Something Else” - June 16 – July 7 2012  Known Gallery | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

For his most recent body of work, De La Cruz explores the idea of working within the constraints of a resourceful manner creating in his reproductive process a sustainable product. His work retains its signature minimal touch utilizing black ink on an applied surface as well as introducing to the viewer a more interactive and three dimensional form exploring surface. De La Cruz keeps the work non subjective, many pieces in the show are created with the intent that they can be used as “something else,” creating an interactive dialogue between the work and viewer’s imagination.

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Ferrofluids Go Next Level Technicolor In Fabian Oefner's Amazing Images | The Creators Project

Ferrofluids Go Next Level Technicolor In Fabian Oefner's Amazing Images | The Creators Project | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
The series Millefiori adds watercolours to ferrofluids to awesome effect.
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KANDINSKY DRAWING - 1926 footage of Wassily Kandinsky at work

1926 footage of Wassily Kandinsky at work - Kandinsky was at the Bahaus at this time.Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time and look over the shoulder of one of the early 20th century’s greatest artists to watch him work? In this brief film from 1926, we get to see the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky as he turns a blank canvas into one of his distinctive abstract compositions.

The film was made at the Galerie Neumann-Nierendorf in Berlin by Hans Cürlis, a pioneer in the making of art documentaries. At the time the film was made Kandinsky was teaching at the Bauhaus. It was the same year he published his second major treatise, On Point and Line to Plane. The contrasting straight lines and curves that Kandinsky paints in the movie are typical of this period, when his approach was becoming less intuitive and more consciously geometric. Kandinsky believed that an artist could reach deeper truths by dispensing with the depiction of external objects and by looking within, and despite his analytic turn at the Bauhaus he continued to speak of art in deeply mystical terms. In On Point and Line to Plane, Kandinsky writes:

The work of Art mirrors itself upon the surface of our consciousness. However, its image extends beyond, to vanish from the surface without a trace when the sensation has subsided. A certain transparent, but defininite glass-like partition, abolishing direct contact from within, seems to exist here as well. Here, too, exists the possibility of entering art’s message, to participate actively, and to experience its pulsating life with all one’s senses.
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The Creators Project | The Creators Project: Paris 2012 Overview

The Creators Project | The Creators Project: Paris 2012 Overview | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

The Creators Project: Paris 2012 Overview

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minimal exposition: j d doria: organic memory of the future

minimal exposition: j d doria: organic memory of the future | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

The creative process begins with painting and continues with technology: scanning, blow-up and printing on fine paper. with these technologies I explore the transmigration of the alien and future self unto the intimate, looking for the frequency and forms that turn the unknown of the future to an organ of humanness. I delved into it until the emerging images coagulated into a new 'biosphere', an organic memory of the future.

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Mouth Factory - by Cheng Guo - a comment on human enhancement - today and tomorrow

Mouth Factory - by Cheng Guo - a comment on human enhancement - today and tomorrow | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
'Mouth Factory' by Cheng Guo is one of the cooler projects I've seen lately.
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Artist Russell Leng Mini Interview by Feacal Face Dot Com

Artist Russell Leng Mini Interview by Feacal Face Dot Com | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Russell Leng is an emerging artist from Vancouver, Canada, and holds a B.A. in Art from Trinity
Western University. He is currently living in Edinburgh, UK, pursuing an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art.
His work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe, and awards include 1st Place Painting
Prize from the Surrey Art Gallery, and a BMO Student Invitational nomination. He has been featured in
numerous online and print publications including Gestalten, Chronicle, and the Globe and Mail.

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Interview with Michel de Broin - we make money not art

Interview with Michel de Broin - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Michel de Broin hung a gigantic disco-ball over Paris, threw 12 tons of asphalt on the road to create a absurdly twisted bike lane in Montreal, rode his polluting bicycle in parks, knitted New Orleans street lamps into a satellite-shaped structure, silenced an alarm bell under a vacuum system and famously got his pedal-powered 86' Buick Regal car pulled over by the police.Michel de Broin lives between Berlin and Montreal. I've seen his work in Spain, Belgium, Germany. I read about it in catalogues and other books about urban art and public art. The more i saw of his work, the more i wanted to interview him. Hence the following Q&A:

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minimal exposition: patrick laumond: archétype: vice versa

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minimal exposition is a contemporary art blog of fine art photography, abstract art, monumental sculpture, modern architecture, contemporary painting, minimal photography, art video and new music published in curated posts for viewers who value...
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See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception - we make money not art

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception is the first book to survey the fascinating relationship between design, the body, science and the senses. Over the last 50 years, artists, architects and designers have been experimenting with the boundaries of our senses, altering the way we experience the world.Did you know it has been revealed that we can hear our skin, can see through our tongue, and can plug our nervous system directly into a computer? With prosthetics, robotics, cybernetics, virtual reality, transplants, and neuroscience altering the way we perceive and experience space, the body has re-emerged as an important architectural site. See Yourself Sensing reports the experiments of artists and designers on the intimate scale of the body, and explores the influence of such experimentation on architecture, installation and new media.

Exploring this concept through the last 50 years of contemporary art and design, See Yourself Sensing examines the work of key practitioners in this field, from Rebecca Horn's object based installations and Stelarc's robotic body extensions, to Carsten Höllers' physically interactive sculptures. The works and artists illustrated throw into consideration how we see and sense the world around us through artistic interpretation. The book includes projects such as solar-powered contact lenses that augment reality, LED eyelashes and an implanted tooth receiver that transmits the Internet directly into the wearer's inner ear, all created with the purpose of transforming and provoking the wearer's sensory experience.

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Artist Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Cities. Video Interview

nterview with artist Tomas Saraceno on the occasion of the installation of his huge solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum fur Gegenwart in Berlin.

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PIECES / Chapter one : Battleships -"versatile installation" by Squeaky Lobster (music) and Romain Tardy (installation, visual design)

PIECES is the new project of Squeaky Lobster (music) and Romain Tardy (installation, visual design). This "versatile installation" (as they like to call it) will take different shapes during the 5 steps of this work in progress.
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Book review - The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship - we make money not art

Book review - The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Publisher Thames & Hudson writes: Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the 'author' of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft?

The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today's most innovative and sought-after works of art.

Michael Petry presents the art of over 115 contemporary artists - including Takashi Murakami, Matthew Barney, Tony Cragg, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei, Daniel Buren and Carsten Höller - all of whom have one thing in common: they do not always make their own work. Instead, they often either employ others to produce it on their behalf, or appropriate objects made by someone else. Original interviews with the artists and artisans offer insights into this creative collaboration, which often produces works breathtaking in their scope and ambition.

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