Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask - HOME “Under this mask, another mask. I will never finish removing all these faces.”Claude Cahun, 1930 This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of French artist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing. Although they were born almost seventy years apart and came from different backgrounds, remarkable parallels can be drawn between the two artists. Both of them share a fascination with the self-portrait and use the self-image, through the medium of photography, to explore themes around identity and gender, which is often played out through masquerade and performance. #WearingCahun
L'atelier A : François Génot Atelier A 28 Septembre 2016 Réalisé à l’occasion d’une résidence dans une friche urbaine, à Nancy, le dessin au fusain de François Génot a pour titre le nom de la parcelle dont il représente un fragment : CR502P. Fragment paradoxalement riche, pour cet espace dit pauvre, et qui nous interroge sur la propension qu’a notre civilisation à stériliser. L’expérience d’un lieu est au cœur de la pratique de François Génot et tous ses dessins, au fusain, sont comme la mémoire graphique d’un espace transitoire. Parlant d’un espace voué à disparaître, ils cherchent à capter cet esprit de transition.
Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask review – jail, gender and Jersey Claude Cahun, with kiss-curls, Clara Bow lips, love hearts on her cheeks and stockings, is posing with dumbbells. The words “I AM IN TRAINING DON’T KISS ME” are written on her white leotard. Pasted-on black nipples complete the ensemble. It is 1927 and the French artist stares back at us with a steady, insolent gaze. If that gaze asks for anything at all, it’s complicity. In 2012, Gillian Wearing realised her own version of Cahun’s photograph, adopting the same pose, but without the writing or the stuck-on nipples.
Facing the future: Gillian Wearing digitally ages herself in new artwork Not everyone will want to know what they might look like when they are 70, but the artist Gillian Wearing is more than happy to contemplate it, dozens of times. The National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday unveiled a huge wall of images called Rock ’n’ Roll 70 Wallpaper showing a digitally aged Wearing in about 30 different situations and clothes. They include Wearing as a 70-year-old biker girl in a white vest with breast enhancements and tattoos, and a more down-to-earth Wearing in a dowdy yellow sweater posing happily with her real-life partner, Michael Landy, who is also digitally aged. There is also a triptych comprising an image of Wearing as she is today, one of her digitally aged, and a blank space to be filled in with a photograph when the artist really is 70. Sarah Howgate, the gallery’s contemporary curator, said Wearing worked closely with forensic scientists for the project. “It is exploring issues which affect us all ... ageing, memento mori, the transience of life,” she said.
Tracey Emin: me, my selfie and I When I was a child, there was a charity called Sunny Smiles. At school, around the age of eight or nine, we were given their tiny little books, containing hundreds of images of orphaned children. The idea was each page could be torn out and sold for a penny. All the money was then sent to orphanages around the UK. The sad thing was that all the cute babies and toddlers would sell in a flash. Then we were left with the not-so-attractive older unwanted children.
SINKING SPRINGS ART: COMPLEMENTARY COLOR WHEELS - 5th Thank you to h_mazzuto at Art, Paper, Scissors, Glue for the basic idea for this lesson. Our 5th grade artists reviewed the primary, secondary, and complementary colors and why they are positioned where they are on the color wheel. We then talked about the intermediate or tertiary colors and how we can mix specific primary and secondary colors to create them. For example yellow Color Wheels are wrong? How color vision actually works – @ASmartBear - WP Engine Color theory is a little obsession of mine. You’re here for startup advice, but this week I’m taking an indulgence. Leave a comment if you want to see more or fewer of these little distractions. Why are artists special? Ask any artist to explain how color works, and they’ll launch into a treatise about how the Three Primary Colors: red, blue, and yellow form a color “wheel:”
Writing a test for creativity Of course I never actually use the pre-course version of the final exam without editing it to reflect the course as it was taught. I also design houses. I produce a design in collaboration with the owners before the construction starts. 100 jaar De Stijl. Van Mondriaan tot Dutch Design - Museum De Lakenhal De Stijl in Nederland In 2017 zetten het NBTC (Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme & Congressen) en organisatiepartners Nederland internationaal op de kaart als cultuurbestemming, en als land waar creatievelingen al 100 jaar wereldwijd vernieuwing brengen in kunst, architectuur en design. Een greep uit het programma: Constructivisme en De Stijl in Noord-Nederland Museum Dr8888, Drachten (v.a. 28 januari 2017) Heropening Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort (voorjaar 2017) Arp: The Poetry of Forms Museum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo (20 mei t/m 24 september 2017) Openlucht Museum De Lakenhal. 100 jaar na De Stijl, Leiden (2 juni t/m 27 augustus 2017) 300 x Mondriaan. De collectie Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (3 juni t/m 24 september 2017) Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (oktober 2017) organisatiepartners
Droog − a different perspective on design Design+Desires is a people centered urban research-and-do program which initiates various projects and activities on city making and beyond. Driven by a highly motivated and ambitious team of designers, architects and other professionals, Design+Desires is aiming to create innovative concepts for the city of the 21st century. Our tools are social quick scans, gamified polls, social media campaigns, personal interviews and design scenarios. Why The city is on the move. Digital technology and social networks have drastically changed city life. New connections and relations are being established other than family, neighbours and work. Mondrian to Dutch Design: 100 years The Style Exactly 100 years ago the art magazine and movement De Stijl was founded in The Netherlands. To celebrate this jubilee the Dutch Office for Tourism and Conferences organises ‘From Mondrian to Dutch Design’ in close collaboration with museums all over The Netherlands. Tourists and art lovers from The Netherlands and abroad are invited to get acquainted with all kinds of themes connected to De Stijl in a special tour through the country. For more information about these celebrations please go to this website. An extensive programme of concerts and other cultural events will be organized to celebrate this jubilee in Winterswijk, where Piet Mondriaan used to live before he went to Amsterdam. Figuratie in Stijl