Meret Oppenheim, Luncheon in Fur (Object), 1936
I was recently reminded of the wonderful Surrealist object above. The MOMA‘s gallery text about the object gives a nice overview. Just sit for ten seconds and think about using it, you can probably guess most of the gallery text from there.
Have you seen this wonderful 17 minute documentary about our President? “The Road We’ve Travelled” directed by Davis Guggenheim.
In “North Korea in Contrast” the New York Times blog Lens posted an article last week about David Guttenfelder, accordingly to the article he is the only person from the West who has been allowed to photograph North Korea. The images focus on the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang.
For those of you working on a thesis or dissertation, I wanted to share what I use to relax after a long day of writing and researching–Lisa Eldrigde online make-up tutorials. I realized last night this might be my version of watching Bob Ross.
Posted: March 18th, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Lifestyle, Sunday Morning Coffee | Tags: Bob Ross, Guggenheim, North Korea, Obama, Surrealism, video | No Comments »
Ming Wong, Making China Town, 2011
I learned about Ming Wong from e-flux. This is what e-flux had to say.
Find Ming Wong’s website by clicking here.
Read about his work on REDCAT‘s website.
My initial attraction to the work was purely visual but after reading a bit about it my interest grew,
“Working through the visual styles and tropes of such iconic film directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wong Kar-wai and Ingmar Bergman, Wong’s practice considers the means through which subjectivity and geographic location are constructed by motion pictures.” -REDCAT
“Wong’s reinterpretation, Making Chinatown, transforms the exhibition space into a studio backlot and examines the original film’s constructions of language, performance and identity.” -e-flux
Posted: January 24th, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review | Tags: e-flux, LA, Ming Wong, REDCAT, Singapore, video | No Comments »
An idea I roll around in mind on a regular basis is the sensual experience of art. Most art, but surely not all of it, is visual–for our eyes only. Once the product is finished and in a space for public view we rarely have the ability to access the touch, smell, taste, or sound. We look. This morning I was reminded of this. Zane Davis sent me a link to Christine Sun Kim’s short video, a Selby Film. I highly recommend watching it. The film takes a few steps through Kim’s life, shows her performance experiments with sound, and gives excerpts of Kim talking about her experience with sound and language in general.
Click here to view the video.
In the film Kim says, “Let’s listen with our eyes, not just our ears.”
KoreAm is an interesting link I found on Kim’s website–the Korean American Experience.
Also, she occupies wall street with signs as sound.
Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Body | Tags: art, body, deaf, the selby, video | No Comments »