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The Aesthetic Ground
Exploring the 'Middle' in a Soft Matter through Artistic Manifestations
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Lee Bul // Prospect 1 biennial, New Orleans 2008

Lee Bul After Bruno Taut & Bunker-M // Prospect 1, New Orleans 2008 Korean artist Lee Bul showed two objects at Prospect 1, New Orleans.
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Complicated History: Interview with Olaf Brzeski

Complicated History: Interview with Olaf Brzeski | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

olaf Brzeski's work spans many different media, but his practice is unified by a central sense of iconic situations having gone awry. For Brzeski, the hunter becomes the hunted, the superhero-savior is hideously deformed, the stately bust is bloated and misshapen. Brzeski’s work has been included in solo and group shows throughout Poland and in Prague, Copenhagen, Budapest, and Lille. We met up in Tarnow, Poland, where he was installing work for the citywide exhibition Tarnow: 1000 years of modernity.

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Isaac Cordal in Barcelona, Spain

Isaac Cordal in Barcelona, Spain | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Isaac Cordal is a sculpture artist from Galicia. His sculptures take the form of little people sculpted from concrete in ‘real’ situations. Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotion in his vignettes, in spite oftheir lack of detail or colour. He is sympathetic toward his little people and we empathise with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals.

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Xavier Veilhan - Orchestra exhibition (Paris)

Xavier Veilhan - Orchestra exhibition (Paris) | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

 Whether he uses digital photography, sculpture, public statuary, video, installations or even the art of the exhibition, Xavier Veilhan builds his work around the same axis: the possibilities of representation. One of the most striking features of his polymorphic practice is that he treats generic objects and shapes of everyday life so that they come out smoothed, without details, and resistant to any psychological insight.

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Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park | Colossal

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park | Colossal | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph, but this video on YouTube shows it pretty well. Park just exhibited this month at Blank Space Gallery in New York as part of his latest series Maya (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit).

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Art and Science Get Intimate

Art and Science Get Intimate | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery explores the relationship between art, science, and technology with an exhibition and related book.
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Brains: The Mind as Matter - we make money not art

Brains: The Mind as Matter - we make money not art | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Featuring over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos and photography,Brains: The Mind as Matter follows the long quest to manipulate and decipher the most unique and mysterious of human organs, whose secrets continue to confound and inspire.

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WHITE Gallery Installation by Studio 400 | Yatzer

WHITE Gallery Installation by Studio 400 | Yatzer | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Design could be fun, interactive, experiential and much more.
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Mathilde Roussel's Lifes of Grass | Magical Urbanism

Mathilde Roussel's Lifes of Grass | Magical Urbanism | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Mathilde Roussel made Lifes of Grass, organic sculptures made of soil, wheat seeds, and metal.
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Artist Choi Xooang | Colossal

Artist Choi Xooang | Colossal | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

All at once delicate and nightmarish these painted polymer clay figures by Seoul-based artist Choi Xooang are nothing short of remarkable. Try as I might it’s hard to find a definitive, trustworthy article to source information from, and even the spelling of his name seems to change from site to site. However it seems generally accepted that Xooang is attempting to draw attention to human rights abuses in Korea, and seeing these somewhat macabre, stunted figures unable to see or speak, it’s hard to dispute that.

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An Elegant Digital Take On Traditional Chinese Ink Painting | The Creators Project

An Elegant Digital Take On Traditional Chinese Ink Painting | The Creators Project | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Hong Kong-based artist Desmond Leung creates subtle animations inspired by ancient oriental techniques.

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It's Nice That : The physicality of sound and the sound of physicality by Daniel Palacios

It's Nice That : The physicality of sound and the sound of physicality by Daniel Palacios | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Creating models so that we might see something invisible (like sound) is a fascinating and perpetuating phenomena between artists and scientists – both striving for physical representations so that we might better understand the thing beyond its theory. What Daniel Palacios’s Waves installation has done is create a beautiful explanation of how sound inhabits space, how the “chaos of infinite variables” that create noise might influence the sinusoidal waves conducted between two turbines connected by a length of rope.

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Artist Lee Bull

Artist Lee Bull | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Lee Bul, one of Korea’s most internationally recognized artists, is back in Tokyo after two decades. But this time, not to shock the spectators on the streets with her performance but to share her agony and her secrets in a large-scale exhibition at Mori Art Museum.

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Interview with Artist and Sculpture Arlene Shechet by Jane Dickson

Interview with Artist and Sculpture Arlene Shechet by Jane Dickson | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

I’d been out of touch with Arlene Shechet for a while until I had a vivid dream in which she was sitting in a cluttered, sunny room—apparently reading. Without glancing up she waved her hand and sent a little brass pot floating across the room toward me. I did a dream double take and asked if I’d really seen what I thought I had. “I can do a lot of things,” she replied with a Cheshire smile. I woke thinking “Call Arlene. Find out what she knows that I need to hear.” Our conversation over brunch was so illuminating that I asked to continue it as an interview for BOMB.

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Hong Sungchul - 3D Sculptures Made from Dangling Strands of Elastic

Hong Sungchul - 3D Sculptures Made from Dangling Strands of Elastic | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
South Korean artist Hong Sungchul creates three-dimensional string sculptures in his series entitled String Mirrors.
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shilpa gupta: singing cloud

shilpa gupta: singing cloud | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
the artist investigates ideas of technology, conflict and desire as being issues inextricably linked to the politicization of contemporary art.
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Wim Botha: Sculpture Made from Carved Texts

Wim Botha: Sculpture Made from Carved Texts | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Cape Town-based artist Wim Botha is originally from the suburban outer reaches of Pretoria. His work is rooted in the officious pretensions of his nation’s capital using government texts, dic...
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La Biennale di Venezia in 100 pictures // A Unique and Illuminating Experience | Yatzer

La Biennale di Venezia in 100 pictures // A Unique and Illuminating Experience | Yatzer | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Taking place in Venice in October this year, we are excited to share our privilege over the discovery of the Italian lighting company FOSCARINI and its secrets.
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2062 - Pleix

2062 - Pleix | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Pleix has been working hard these last months and all this new work is part of the "2062, back and forth to the future" show. The 9 installations (8 brand new ones and 1 that was shown only once a few years ago) approach and treat our favorites themes and ideas: it's about our times, it's about consumption that often lead to loneliness, about our ability to make our own world more and more complicated and paradoxal, we can't help becoming stranger to ourselves. But of course we show it in an entertaining and beautiful way because we're also part of this paradoxal world.

The show takes places at Gaîté Lyrique, the new parisian art space dedicated to digital arts, music and video from February 1 to March 25. Don't miss it!

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Artist Profile: Martin Creed - London - Crane.tv on Blip

Turner Prize-winning Glaswegian artist Martin Creed gives Crane.tv a preview of his latest work 'Mothers' at Hauser & Wirth's new Savile Row gallery.
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The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri | Yatzer

The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri | Yatzer | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
Known for his series of eerie portraits or photo-sculptures, a term used by himself to describe his portraits, Maurizio Anzeri’s work will be presented this month at the Baltic and will mark his first solo show in a major UK institution.
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Umberto Eco - On The History of Ugliness - videolectures.net

Umberto Eco - On The History of Ugliness - videolectures.net | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it
In “History of Beauty,” Umberto Eco explored the ways in which notions of attractiveness shift from culture to culture and era to era.
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notthisbody: Becoming Infosynaesthetic

notthisbody: Becoming Infosynaesthetic | The Aesthetic Ground | Scoop.it

Some thoughts on the New Aesthetic.

A few days ago Bruce Sterling posted an "Essay on the New Aesthetic", summing up his most recent thoughts after a panel at SXSW, similarly titled "The New Aesthetic - Seeing like digital devices". The focal point of definition for this New Aesthetic is well documented and a gestalt emerges quite quickly on the New Aesthetic tumblr, a juxtaposition of quotes, images, sensations, videos highlighting myriad examples of that which its curators are recognizing is already happening.

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Generator.x 3.0 : from code to atoms

An openLAB Masterclass with Marius Watz This openLAB is the first masterclass on Digital Fabrication in Brussels. With an emphasis on forms generated by code...
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