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How an artist used AI to make WDCH Dreams by Refik Anadol | Behind the Scenes

Published on Nov 20, 2018
When Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, he dreamed that images and videos might one day be projected on it. Now, ahead of Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial anniversary, the orchestra invites artist Refik Anadol to use AI to design a projection for the exterior of the Concert Hall. Best known for transforming architectural spaces and façades into canvases for live media arts, Refik Anadol designs a creative, computerized “mind” that can dream in his latest work for LA Phil: WDCH Dreams.

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Art Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting I Art Assignment

Published on Nov 20, 2018
Let's recreate a lavish spread of fine cheeses, pretzels, and the trappings of the good life on display in 17th Century Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.

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Mechanical Sculpture Preserves an Eternal Last Breath I SFMOMA

Published on Nov 19, 2018
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses Last Breath (2012), a mechanical sculpture that captures the breath of a given person in an imperfect attempt to retain their presence even after they have passed away. The iteration of this work included in SFMOMA’s Soundtracks exhibition displays the breath of the late experimental composer Pauline Oliveros, an influential Bay Area performer and teacher.

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Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa Symposium - Crimson Rose, Founder of Burning Man I SAAM

Published on Nov 15, 2018

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A cougar in the Fredericton forest...or is it art? I CBC

Published on Nov 15, 2018
Fredericton artist Janice Wright Cheney takes her inspiration from the woods and creates enigmatic wildlife sculptures and installations.

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Marcel Dzama: Organizing Chaos | Art21

Published on Nov 14, 2018
Episode #259: Shown at work in his Brooklyn studio, Marcel Dzama discusses the evolution of his drawings, from his time growing up in his native Winnipeg, to his move to New York in 2004, to his more recent responses to U.S. politics and media. Fascinated by childhood monsters, like the Wolfman and Dracula, Dzama ruminates on his early drawings, often populated by three or four human, animal, or hybrid figures against isolated white backgrounds and inspired by Winnipeg’s snowy winters.

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Gustav Klimt in 60 seconds I Royal Academy

Published on Nov 7, 2018
Gustav Klimt’s richly decorative painting style and exquisite draughtsmanship made him one of the most distinctive artists of early Modernism. Step into his world in this short video, presented by our Artistic Director Tim Marlow.

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Hung Liu Escapes the Happy Peasants of Socialist Surrealism I SF MOMA

Published on Nov 12, 2018
Artist Hung Liu discusses how working in the fields during China’s Cultural Revolution has influenced her art practice. Listen to her explain how she uses washes, drips, and grainy photographs to respond to the precision of Socialist Realism.

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This Queer Muralist Is Turning Her Art Into Activism I BuzzFeed

Published on Nov 10, 2018
You might have seen Jessica Sabogal's work at the Women's March. Her massive murals are spreading hope and resistance across the country.

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Making his mark: Lisbon street artist Vhils I CBS

Published on Nov 4, 2018
Instead of a paintbrush, Alexandre Farto uses drills and jackhammers to create large-scale public art that exposes layers of a city's history. Once seen as a vandal known by his tag, Vhils, he has fueled the flourishing street art scene in his native Lisbon, Portugal, where murals have added a colorful touch to the otherwise overlooked or mundane, and he has transformed buildings in cities around the world by exposing layers of history. Seth Doane reports.

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Artist revives Lebanon's historic buildings I Reuters

Published on Oct 24, 2018
SAWFAR, Lebanon - Dotted with bullet holes and scarred by war, a once iconic hotel in Lebanon abandoned for more than 40 years is coming back to life through the paintings of an artist on a mission to revive the memories of its glorious past. British artist Tom Young studies the history of abandoned buildings in Lebanon, many of them a reminder of the country's civil war, and creates paintings based on old photographs, stories, architecture and their surrounding environment.

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Helen Johnson – ‘Humour is a Powerful Tool for an Artist’ I TATE

Published on Oct 26, 2018
Helen Johnson is an Australian artist and teacher. In her paintings, Johnson addresses colonial history and its ongoing impact on Australia’s political and social reality. Born in 1979 in Melbourne, Australia, Johnson lives and works in Melbourne. Her work blends figuration and abstraction, by representing people, animals and objects from the past in full and in fragments or silhouettes.

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Flying Cities Imagined in Collaboration with Spiders I San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Published on Oct 22, 2018
Argentinian artist and architect Tomás Saraceno discusses his installation at SFMOMA, Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities (2016). He describes how the piece illustrates his vision of “future flying cities” built in collaboration with spiders and other nonhumans, inviting visitors to imagine radical, alternative ways of living on Earth.

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Forgery Experts Explain 5 Ways To Spot A Fake | WIRED

Published on Nov 20, 2018
Forensic scientist Thiago Piwowarczyk and art historian Jeffrey Taylor PhD examine a purported Jackson Pollock painting and use their expertise to determine if the painting is legitimate or a forgery.

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The art of the human body: from heart attacks to brainwaves | Exhibitionists S04E08 full episode

Published on Nov 19, 2018
A performance artist channels Wayne Gretzky for 12 hours and a light artist projects Amanda's brainwaves.

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Damien Hirst's gigantic uteruses are a bold correction to shocking ignorance | The Guardian

Damien Hirst's gigantic uteruses are a bold correction to shocking ignorance | The Guardian | Art resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

19 Nov 2018

It’s with open arms that I welcome Damien Hirst’s The Miraculous Journey, 14 bronze sculptures that depict in vivid detail the gestation period, ending with a newborn. The structures, which range from five to 11 metres in height, document the fertilisation of an egg, a twin pregnancy, a breech birth and foetus. There are no hiding hands and blank faces here, the wonder of the creation of life is on display for all to see.

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Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa Symposium - Michael Mikel, Founder of Burning Man I Smithsonian American Art Museum

Published on Nov 15, 2018
Join SAAM, five of the original founders of Burning Man, artists from No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man, and other Burners for a day of storytelling, short films, and discussions about the history of the event and the important role of art in its culture.

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There’s Still No Escaping Andy Warhol I The New Yorker

There’s Still No Escaping Andy Warhol I The New Yorker | Art resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

19 Nov 2018

Warhol didn’t make a mark on American culture. He became the instrument with which American culture designated itself. He was sincere. He could get away with practically anything because practically nobody believed in his sincerity: people haplessly projected cynicism onto his forthright will to surprise and beguile. The secret to his majesty is that he was a square citizen, untroubled by ambivalence and having no use for irony.

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Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions) I MOCA

Published on Nov 14, 2018
Barbara Kruger discusses her mural Untitled (Questions), on view on the north facade of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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Artists of Oceania: Yuki Kihara I Royal Academy

Published on Nov 14, 2018
Fusing an ancient Samoan dance form with 21st-century technology (and with a look back to pioneering 19th-century photographer Eadward Muybridge), Yuki Kihara’s 'Siva in Motion' is a multi-layered video work that’s rich in meaning. Here, she introduces the work and its themes.

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"Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018" at the Renwick Gallery I Smithsonian

Premiered Nov 8, 2018
"Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018" features four remarkable artists who challenge the conventional definitions of craft, imbuing it with a renewed sense of emotion purpose, inclusiveness, and activism.

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Behind the Banksy Stunt I The Art Assignment

Published on Nov 1, 2018
When Banksy shredded his artwork the moment after it sold at auction, he left many questions unanswered. What are we to make of the stunt?

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Kara Walker & Jason Moran: Sending Out A Signal | Art21

Published on Oct 31, 2018
Episode #258: In a candid one-on-one conversation, Kara Walker and composer/musician Jason Moran discuss their collaboration for the Prospect.4 triennial in New Orleans, "Katastwóf Karavan" (2018). Installed at Algiers Point on the bank of the Mississippi River and activated daily across three days in February 2018, the work featured a thirty-two-note steam calliope performed by Moran and housed in a wagon developed by Walker.

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Delve into Tokyo's amazing art scene I Lonely Planet

Published on Oct 1, 2018
Lonely Planet writer Cristian Bonetto sees two faces of art in the Japanese capital – from the ancient craft of sumi-e to the vibrant world of modern manga. Anyone can join sumi-e classes at Toyokuni Atelier Gallery (toyokunihonda.tokyo) or manga lessons at Manga School Nakano (english.nakanomangaschool.jp).

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Art Institute of Chicago Offerd Open Access to Thousands of Images in Its Archive I Artnet

Art Institute of Chicago Offerd Open Access to Thousands of Images in Its Archive I Artnet | Art resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

The Art Institute of Chicago is now offering unrestricted access to thousands of images—44,313 to be exact—from its digital archive. The release is part of the museum’s website redesign and the images have been made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

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