Posts tagged "art"

Of Course Art Can Change The World, If Only The Art World Wanted It To

VICE wrote up a cool panel discussion at Bard on the subject of politically engaged art today, but it was lacking an answer to the question it posed: Can art be a form of political activism?
The obvious answer is, well, yes, of course. I mean, look at Jacques-Louis David’s “The Death of Marat,”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Sia’s Video Collaboration With Shia LaBeouf For “Elastic Heart” Is Damn Good Art, And Most Of The Internet Agrees

A few people on the internet think that Sia’s video for the song “Elastic Heart,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler, depicts pedophilia. Why? I don’t know. Well, I do, but it would be mean to say, so I’ll just think it. Anyway, case in point:…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

How Did Dr. Seuss Create Green Eggs And Ham?

Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic book was conceived after a dare to write a book containing 50 words or less (it comes in at 50 exactly).
In this video,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Two More Women Are Suing Bill Cosby For Defamation

Two women have joined alleged rape victim Tamara Green in her defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his lawyer. [Death and Taxes]
What lies do you believe about your vagina? [Daily Dot]
More vagina news: Read about how to embrace your vagina as you age. [VICE]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

“Barbie Blad” Photo Series Shows America’s Favorite Beauty Queen In A Harsher Light

We’ve all heard the criticism that Barbie dolls warp young girls’ beauty ideals, but what if those little girls got to see a Barbie with a less than perfect appearance? Paris photographer Hamid Blad wanted to take a deeper look at Barbie’s beauty (or lack thereof), so he put together his “Barbie Blad” series, which…

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

The Year In Year-End Roundups: Everything The Blogosphere Thought Was Important In 2014

So many year-end lists, so little time, so we’ve rounded up the best of 2014’s year-end roundups just for you…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Obsessed: Artist Erin M. Riley Weaves Sexy Selfies

Weaving in general is my obsession and in addition to spending most of my free time at the loom, I also search Instagram for other weavers in hopes of finding inspiration and new techniques. There’s plenty of great work, but a lot of it is … the same. Lots of geometric, vaguely Southwestern patterns, or…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2014

This Artist Painted Kim Kardashian’s Paper Mag Cover … With His Penis

Kim Kardashian‘s butt is not done breaking the Internet. While Paper, Kim Kardashian, and photographer Jean-Paul Goude think the photo of Kardashian’s shiny, oiled butt is art with a capital-A in its own right, one Danish dude decided that to qualify as art it really should be painted in oil … with his dick. Read

By: The Gloss / December 12, 2014

Emma Sulkowicz’s Anti-Rape Performance Artwork Carry That Weight Has Topped Vulture’s List Of 2014’s Best Art Shows

Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz’s art performance, Carry That Weight, has topped Vulture’s list of 2014’s best art shows — beating out even Kara Walker’s widely acclaimed A Subtletly. Sulkowicz has been carrying a mattress identical to the one on which she was raped everywhere she goes, by herself or with others, since September to draw…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

The New Zelda, The Future Of Video Games, And Empathy

Despite the fact that I love video games, I don’t really keep up with news about them — I just kind of hear about games, play them, and if I like them, keep playing them. So I didn’t know about the preview of the upcoming Zelda game that aired on the Game Awards on the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

I Want To Go To There: “Light Is Time” Art Installation Features 80,000 Shiny Watch Parts

“Light Is Time,” an art installation that consists of 80,000 watch parts, made its debut at this year’s Milan Design Week in April and was on display (in a slightly scaled down form) at Tokyo’s SPIRAL Gallery last month. I’m crossing my fingers that it will be on view elsewhere soon (cough cough, New York…

By: Claire Hannum / December 11, 2014

This Pen Lets You Doodle On Your Food, So Now You Can Make Latte Art At Home

Ever wish your food had a bit more flair? Man, me too. I find myself longing for a home-brewed cup of coffee that’s artfully presented, say topped off with a doodle of a mouse or something.

The CinniBird — “the world’s first and only spice pen” — might be the answer. The pe…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 8, 2014

Pomplamoose: A Band At The Unholy Crossroads Of Art And Capitalism [UPDATED]

Indie band Pomplamoose shared their recent tour’s financial information with their fans last week, and, um, it was … Not so good. They’d like everyone to believe that it was good, but it was not good.
The band took in $97,519 in ticket sales for a 28-day tour, which is insane. That is a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

Faith In Humanity In A Revolutionary Age

Faith in humanity is the only faith I have. As in, I don’t have faith in a god or anything particularly spiritual. I’m not going to waffle over that and say that there’s a possibility that a god, in fact, does exist, or that I could be wrong. I am certain that I’m not wrong.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 1, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During His Performance Art Show

Remember earlier this year, when Shia LaBeouf held a silent performance art show called “#IAMSORRY” in Los Angeles? It was pretty much a rip-off of Marina Abramović’s “The Artist Is Present,” in that visitors got to interact with LaBeouf in, apparently, whatever way they wanted to. And according to an email interview LaBeouf did with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2014

Is The Museum Of Natural History’s Origami Tree Beautiful Or What?

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC’s annual origami tree is now up and running. Each year’s creation has a theme that resonates with the museum’s collections or features, and this year is all about the “Night At The Museum” movies, with origami models of artifacts from the movie that can be found i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 24, 2014

I Want To Go To There: Van Gogh-Inspired Bike Path Lights Up Dutch Town

Artist Daan Roosegaarde paid the ultimate tribute to Vincent Van Gogh by installing a glowing bike path inspired by his “Starry Night” painting. The path sits in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, near Van Gogh’s former home. The area’s scenery served as inspiration for many Van Gogh’s works, and in turn, Roosegaarde’s creation will inspire it…

By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2014

Watch These Magic Paintings Come To Life Before Your Eyes

Artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic films his painting process step-by-step to create “living paintings,” in which viewers can watch his art magically come together on the page without ever seeing his brushes or hands. “It’s a painting in process, it’s a work of film, it’s an actual tactile painting,” he told CNN. Mestrovic uses high resolution cameras to…

By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

Best Etsy Artist Ever Repurposes Thrift Store Art With Geeky Pop Culture References

Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

Disney Characters Dressed Up As Pop Stars Makes Me Smile

Most Disney fairytales take place in a land far, far away, where fame doesn’t exist, Twitter is just a noise birds make and Lady Gaga is some royal who lives in a high castle beyond the hills. But thanks to DeviantArt artist Isaiah Stevens, now we can imagine what it’s like for some of our…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 8, 2014
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