This album cover is really incredible.
Amazing show weaving art from Picasso and art from Africa and the Americas by various artists from ancient times to modern artists presented alongside another show about notions of blackness from a Canadian perspective. Everything seemed like an evolution from one era to another or from one culture to another. pretty powerful profound stuff from many different artists.
More photos here.
A 'retrospective' whatever that means in his world. The latest example of Rick Owens creating something and putting it somewhere bucking conformity throughout. To put a finer point on it, his manifesto of sorts: to “lay a black glittering turd on the white landscape of conformity.”
He literally did just that, complete with his own hair which he has been collecting for years.
You do you, Rick.
One thing you know leads to other things you don't.
For the New York Times by Hettie Judah. Photos below by Alessandro Grassani for NYT
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm known for his sculptures. Cool take on common things.
Scale and dimensions are a trip. According to a resent New York Times profile from Venice Biennale, his "One Minute Sculptures" were credited in the 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers video "Can't Stop" Haven't seen that video or heard those sounds in a long time - that record is really nostalgic for me.
Apparently Frances Bean 'tagged' her own billboard. I think that is pretty great marketing. I always thought this billboard on was artful, especially when it got tagged.
Their aesthetic is really amazing. Visually and Sonically.
I LOVE THIS. nolbert.com
THE ARTIST SAYS ABOUT THIS WORK:
Series of photos on the topic of human memory, perception of reality and creation of subjective, distorted reality on social media.
I took my travel photos and just like we all do before posting it, I messed around with them a bit... trying to create my perfect version of reality. I also collected some thoughts and questions about it, under #consciousPictures
"We construct our reality in our own way. We do that everyday on our instagrams, blogs and other carefully curated outlets.
Knowing that the world around us doesn't look like this, we somehow want to believe that all those often extremely filtered and post-processed images in our IG stream are actually the real thing."
"We never recall things exactly as they happened. We remember them in our personal way. One, true version of reality doesn't exist."
The creation of the series raised questions like: where does the "photo" end and "graphy" begin? The use of what tools make it a photograph, and distinct it from a graphic? Does it make sense to create that distinction anymore? And so on...
MORE TALENTED THAN I'LL EVER BE.
Abiquiu - is a Spanish combination of the Tewa words pay sha boo-oo,“timber-end town,” and abechin, “hoot of an owl.”
I REALLY LIKE THIS.
MAKES ME THINK OF WAYS TO USE LIGHT IN DESIGN.