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… More »
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. More »
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… More »
Finally, a good use for the blood coming out of our wherevers. More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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,… More »
By far the best use of Selfie I’ve ever seen. More »
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… More »
Here’s everything you need to know to understand Sulkowicz’s new artwork. More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News! More »
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!
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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… More »