The Paris Metro and the service it provides are deeply intertwined into the fabric of the city.
Ever wanted to connect your Legos and Tinkertoys together? Now you can — and much more.
If Andy Warhol were alive today he would be totally digital. After all, Warhol embraced all forms of media in his day — recording lunchtime conversations and turning them into articles for his Interview magazine; directing avant-garde films, music videos, and SNL shorts; shooting Polaroids of the rich and famous for his portrait paintings; and using point-and-shoot cameras to document even the most mundane moments of his colorful life.
While 2011 was a big year for political unrest, another uprising was afoot in the world of content creators and artists. Everywhere you look, artists are taking more control over their own economic well being, in large part because the Internet has enabled them to do so.
Tomorrow is Yoko Ono’s 79th birthday. Can you believe it?
Every two years when the artists list for the Whitney Biennial gets released, emotional and intellectual debates stir about who was left out and what communities went unserved.
Exquisite Corpse by Valentine Hugo, Andre Bretan, Tristan Tzara and Greta Knutson, "Landscape" (1933), colored pencil on black paper (via moma.org) With the hype surrounding the Cindy Sherman blockbuster retrospective on the 6th floor, which critics have almost unanimously praised, I was surprised to find that the most invigorating, exciting and generally mind-blowing exhibition at MoMA right now is Exquisite Corpse s: Drawing and Disfiguration , a small drawing show on the third floor.
Today Herb Tam wrote about the problems already plaguing the 2012 Whitney Biennial since the artists names were leaked last month. Tam writes on his blog , "The biennial, like the Oscar Awards, will always be judged harshly because its grand mission and history to survey the art of the contemporary (American?) moment makes it among the most prestigious group exhibitions to be included in, and also sets up an impossibly ambitious thesis to satisfy."
The W.A.G.E. roundtable at the "#Class" series at Winkleman Gallery, March , 2010. (photo by Hrag Vartanian)
For the past couple of weeks, movie buffs have been tweeting, discussing, and analyzing this piece from Fast Company , which distilled a four hour interview with Martin Scorsese into a list of 85 films “you need to see to know anything about film” — Mr. Scorsese’s mini-film school, if you will.
In the context of our post last week on French yé-yé pop , we touched on France Gall’s “Les Sucettes,” an ostensibly innocent ditty written for her by Serge Gainsbourg, which came stuffed full of allusions to oral sex.
A photo of the Swedish minister feeding the artist some of the cake (image via friatider.se via Facebook)
In Response To Bruce Sterling's "Essay On The New Aesthetic" Zigelbaum + Coelho , Six-Forty by Four-Eighty.
An Essay on the New Aesthetic
Report from Austin, Texas, on the New Aesthetic panel at SXSW .