Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen

Armchair (Portrait of my Mother’s Chesterfield Chair), 1964, Design: Gunnar Aagaard Andersen, Polyurethanschaumstoff © Tecta/MAK

Congratulations Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke wins the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Prize for his film: "Love".

Lee Jung is an amazing artist

Jeff Koons at the Beyeler Foundation

photo: dpa

The Fondation Beyeler presents, until 02 September, the first exhibition dedicated to Jeff Koons who needs no introduction. It is curated by Theodora Vischer.
The show focuses on three central series of works – The New, Banality and Celebration – which represent crucial stages in Koons’s development and lead to the nucleus of his thinking and creative activity. The New comprises the ready-made-like cleaning appliances of his early period, symbols of newness and purity. Banality includes those traditionally crafted sculptures in porcelain and wood which have since become (post-)modern icons. Finally, in the Celebration series, on which Koons has been working for almost twenty years, appear high-gloss steel sculptures of unique material perfection, and large-format paintings in which the artist celebrates childhood in a veritably baroque way. Koons’s equally spectacular and subtle works are repeatedly concerned with themes such as innocence, beauty, sexuality and happiness. These reflect his conception of an art that is accessible to every viewer.

Barry X Ball is an amazing artist

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The day the Beatles walked backwards...

LONDON.- A rare photograph of the Beatles walking Abbey Road backwards sold for £20,000 at auction. Copyrights: Iain MacMillan, Abbey Road, 1969. Signed chromogenic print, printed later, editioned 1/25 in the margin. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Radiant Tilda Swinton at the 2013 Cruise Chanel show in Versailles

Antony Gormley' statues move to São Paulo

AP Photo/Andre Penner.

Tomas Saraceno: the New York clouds

NEW YORK.- People visit a structure by Tomas Saraceno called Cloud City during a media preview on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Monday, May 14, 2012.

The maker of Cloud City, Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno, wants to provoke the feeling of being in a cloud floating in the middle of several realities. AP Photo/Seth Wenig.

I wish I could see it !

Artist Jeremy Deller selected to represent Great Britain at 2013 Venice Biennale

I was recently reporting on the interesting and fun artwork of Jeremy Deller at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts ( ) and guess what? He's so good that he's been selected to represent Great Britain at the 55th Venice Biennale which will take place next year.

He will present a solo exhibition in the British Pavilion, which will run from June to November 2013. Born in London in 1966, Deller is an artist of a different stripe from most of his contemporaries. Often working in collaboration with others (among them artists, makers, musicians and other members of the public), he brings together elements from traditional and contemporary culture to create new types of work: films, installations, performances and events which are often humorous, but which don't seek to satirise the people or subjects involved. His works display an engagement with all sorts of communities that exist in today's society, and whose interests are brought to our attention by Deller with wit and clarity. 

Well done !

Art Project by Google - Teaser

This is an interesting video, the way Google knows to do, to promote the internet giant's project. I really liked it so I thought I would share it with you.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Monumenta 12: Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren, « Excentrique(s), travail in situ », Monumenta 2012

"C'est un signe fort que d'aller voir Buren plutôt que d'aller inaugurer la dernière succursale de la BNP", s'enthousiasme Jean-Michel Ribes, directeur du Théâtre du Rond-Point au sujet de la visite de F. Hollande à Monumenta 2012.

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