FACE TO FACE + NOUS SOMMES ICI, D'ICI, Fine Arts Museum - Montreal 2018

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. 

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"Subhuman, Superhuman, Inhuman" - Rick Owens, 2017

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.

The interview made me look into Dadaism and Cubism which I wasn't that familiar with. Along with the work of Michael Heizer and Richard Long.

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 

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ERWIN WURM

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. 

Melting Houses

Melting Houses

CONSTRUCTED - PAWEL NOLBERT

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...

GEORGIA O'KEEFE RESIDENCE + STUDIO - ABIQUIU, NEW MEXICO

Abiquiu - is a Spanish combination of the Tewa words pay sha boo-oo,“timber-end town,” and abechin, “hoot of an owl.”

Tony Vaccaro, 1960   

Tony Vaccaro, 1960

 

Herb Lotz, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Herb Lotz, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Todd Webb (1905 - 2000)

Todd Webb (1905 - 2000)

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.