Going to the Art Market? Frieze Fair?
People say fashion is an expression or extension of our mood. Sometimes I consider it my armor. But now, more than ever, a sense of ease in fashion has arrived and how that reflects on our confidence and openness to conversation and collaboration can be quite telling.
Christophe Lemaire’s offerings are my go to nowadays. A dream for the contemporary woman who desires a bit of playfulness with a classic foundation for fine fabrics and construction.
Here are a few accessories and objects that make fashion closer to an art form considering how the things that surround us may affect us psychologically.
Our contemporary prophet, John Maus, normally speaks his sermons against a backdrop of music. Unbelievably psyched that he was given a platform to speak in conversation at Frieze Fair recently in New York about capitalism, language, tonality, power, and the thematic ilk.
T’was thinking about the validation of interviewing an artist education teacher for the upcoming First Person Magazine and this artist’s work kind of helped me! If I’m questioning, it’s probably a good thing. I love this “feel good, non-discriminatory art work”. Let’s me breathe and laugh! When is it coming to the Pacific Coast?
“The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate [against] people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them.” — artist Florentijn Hofman
Smile for Monday!
From Artist, Abbey Portner who performed her music at our “Women in the Desert” Workshop
Doin’ It Right ft. Panda Bear - Daft Punk
from Random Access Memories (2013)
There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.Georges Braque, born on this day in 1882. (via sfmoma)
Do you think that the work is accessible to the general public?
Yes and no, because everything is accessible, you know! The analyses that have been put forward are not necessarily of any value, since I have not offered any explanation myself. That is, I have done something, but I don’t analyse myself and above all I don’t judge what I have done. What I intended is of no interest; what is interesting is the effect the work has on the spectator, on the public who will decide if the work is important enough to survive. If not, if the public decides against it, if they are unmoved by it, then the Glass will be broken and people will stop talking about it, which could quite easily happen in 20 years or 10 years, or even sooner. So, it’s nothing to do with me; I have nothing to say. I created something and it’s up to the public—they decide whether the work survives or disappears.
Before all else, a work of art is the creation of love. Love for the subject first and the medium second.
Bruce Nauman, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths, 1967. Neon with glass tubing suspension frame, 4’ 11” high.
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For David Weiss
One half the artist duo who were Fischli and Weiss, creators of significant art works that embodied larger than life stuffed animals, films that took incredible patience and emanated poetic heat and light, photographs of airports, hippotamus, airbrushed graffitti, and high heel shoes. May you rest in peace.
The cause for documentary film may lie in seeing those and that which go unnoticed. Similiar causes for making art?
1. Associative orientation: Imaginative, playful, have a wealth of ideas, ability to be committed, sliding transitions between fact and fiction.
2. Need for originality: Resists rules and conventions. Have a rebellious attitude because of a need to do things no one else does.
3. Motivation: Have a need to perform, goal oriented, innovative attitude, stamina to tackle difficult issues.
4. Ambition: Have a need to be influential, attract attention and recognition.
5. Flexibility: Have the ability to see different aspects of issues and come up with optimal solutions.
6. Low emotional stability: Have a tendency to experience negative emotions, greater fluctuations in moods and emotional state, failing self-confidence.
7. Low sociability: Have a tendency not to be very considerate, are obstinate and find faults and flaws in ideas and people.
Norwegian researchers find the 7 characteristics of highly creative people. Pair with John Cleese on 5 factors to make your life more creative and Ira Glass on the secret of success in creative work.
Particularly interesting and counter-intuitive is #6 – but then again, we do know that emotional excess is essential to creativity.
(Source: , via sfmoma)
Happy Birthday John Waters!
To the champion of everything greasy, wild, real, and dirty. Thank you Mr. Waters, for being a role model- artist, writer, weirdo, winning loser, and obsessed king of camp. Thanks for making movies, books, and art about people who exude a different kind of glamor and beauty. From sculptures depicting Charles Manson and a baby Michael Jackson, a slimy snake selfie, to a larger than life “RUSH” bottle dribbling on the floor, Waters puts his culture into “fine” art to insert once again, his subversion into our gallery’s mainstream.