Posts tagged "art"

10 Non-Therapeutic, Just-For-Fun Adult Coloring Books

It’s the year of the coloring book, apparently: Adults have rediscovered probably the most universal childhood activity, and many of us are finding it therapeutic and mindful. I’ll hedge my bets on its therapeutic uses, personally, because while mandala and floral coloring books are certainly very pretty, wasn’t it the coloring books that

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2015

On Loving Men Who Can’t Love Back

Lusting after images of men, of copies of them, seems to be a safe way for a girl to figure out her body. But it’s a terrible way for a woman to figure out her heart.

Julia Weiss / September 23, 2015

University At Buffalo Student Posts “White Only” And “Black Only” Signs For An Art Project

Art comes in many forms and sometimes people don’t always “get it.” But for University of Buffalo art student Ashley Powell, the point was to get a reaction when she posted “White Only” and “Black Only” signs over the drinking fountains in the school’s Clemens Hall.
The Spectrum, an independent student publication at UB, reported that Powell admitted to posting…

Lauren Vinopal / September 17, 2015

An Artist Is Selling A Menstrual Blood Portrait Of Donald Trump To Benefit Immigrant Rights

Finally, a good use for the blood coming out of our wherevers. …

Megan Reynolds / September 15, 2015

Happy 30th Birthday To The Guerrilla Girls, The Art World’s Feminist Superheroes

The Times has produced a short video celebrating 30 years of the Guerrilla Girls, the feminist art collective that publicly criticizes the art world for its sexism and hypocrisy while wearing gorilla masks. The group first collaborated on a print in 1985, in response to a 1984 survey exhibition at the MoMA that featured 165…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 6, 2015

Artist Creates Incredible Art From Coffee Stains

There are few things on the planet that I treasure more in life than coffee, and if there are things to be done with it other than drink gallons daily, then I am totally game!
Artist extraordinaire Guilia Bernardelli creates incredibly detailed and moving pictures from “spilled coffee stains.” She uses uses a combination of…

Katrin Higher / August 1, 2015

Let’s All Go To This Naked Performance Art Festival In Switzerland!

Guys guys guys!!! There’s a naked performance art festival in Switzerland next month! Why do we not have our tickets booked?!
I’m excited about this news for a few reasons, one of which is that Thomas Zollinger, founder of the Body and Freedom Festival, had this to say about the We Make It crowdfunding campaign

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 24, 2015

The Soapbox: Chicago Artist Exploits Michael Brown’s Death With Tone-Deaf Attempt To Examine Her Own White Privilege

While attempting to explore white privilege in her latest exhibit, artist Ti-Rock Moore displayed a tone deaf approach of precisely that — white privilege. Moore’s exhibit, Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“, which recently opened in Chicago, was created, according to the artist, to “honestly and frankly… explore white privilege through my acute awareness of the unearned…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 14, 2015

The Smithsonian Won’t Take Down Cosby’s Artworks

There’s a smallish storm abrew about a Smithsonian exhibit that’s comprised one-third by never-before-exhibited artworks donated from Bill and Camille Cosby’s private collection. While many of Cosby’s affiliated organizations have distanced themselves from the comedian since the admission came out last week that he bought and gave drugs to women in order to assault them,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 13, 2015

“Kim At The Museum” Tumblr Puts Kim Kardashian Where She (Maybe) Rightfully Belongs

By far the best use of Selfie I’ve ever seen. …

Megan Reynolds / June 24, 2015

Watch The NYC Skyline Come To Life In This Timelapse Film

In this timelapse video, artist Pat Vale builds all of New York City in just under three minutes. In realtime, the drawing took a whole month.
[Travel Pulse]
[Laughing Squid]…

Claire Hannum / June 12, 2015

Meet The Iraqi Cellist Who Plays At Baghdad Explosion Sites

Karim Wasfi, accomplished conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has begun sharing music outside concert hall walls – these days, he plays at the sites of explosions in his hometown of Baghdad. He told NPR’s Morning Edition that he does this as a form of resistance:
“This was an action respecting the souls and

Claire Hannum / June 8, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer

Here’s everything you need to know to understand Sulkowicz’s new artwork.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2015

Artist Richard Prince Sells Other People’s Instagram Photos For $100,000, Without Permission

Apparently Richard Prince is notorious in the art world for stealing other people’s work and selling them them off to make massive amounts of dough. (Wth, man). And I mean massive. Like $100k worth. Either this guy is the biggest douche in the world or the world’s greatest genius. Well, maybe a bit of both. Read more

College Candy / May 22, 2015

South African Artist Paints Teeny Tiny Masterpieces

Cape Town artist Loraine Loots is a masterful painter but don’t expect to be able to see the darn things unless you have a huge magnifying glass handy. As a longtime lover of all things cute and mini, I am transfixed.
Loots claims that she “makes paintings for ants” and her 2014 installation was indeed…

Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015

Art Institute Of Chicago Becomes Whiter And More Male With New $400 Million Acquisition

The Art Institute of Chicago just got a huge gift: $400 million worth of contemporary artworks from philanthropists Stefin Edlis and Gael Neeson, including nine Warhols and works by Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Richard Prince, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Lichter, and Cindy Sherman.
Great, right? Eh. I really don’t think so. The problem, to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 22, 2015

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

Amazing Artist Paints Chuck Close-ish Portrait Of Beyonce In 60 Hours

What better way to spend your Saturday than watching this amazing time-lapsed video of not yet 20-year-old NYU art student Chris Minafo drawing a giant beautiful portrait of Beyonce! Chris calls Bey his “idol,” and now he’s min. Chris, can I be your BFF? I’m old and stuff but I can totally hang!
Minafo said,…

Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Locals Raising Funds To Topple Monstrous Lucille Ball Statue

Residents of Celoron, New York, Lucille Ball’s hometown, are very unhappy with this horrifying statue that definitely does not look like the late comedienne. It looks like Paulie Walnuts from “The Sopranos” if you ask me. Anyway, the statue has been living in Celoron since 2009, but I suppose after five years they’ve all had…

Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015
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