Friday, August 14, 2020

Pacita Abad and Art News of the Week 27 July – 2nd August

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The name of Alberto di Lenardo has been mentioned this week in many art and news sites because it is related to a strange and fantastic discovery. Norwegian authorities have removed a Picasso's mural that adorned a building in the center of Oslo for more than fifty years. Heather Phillipson's latest installation is a 31-foot high spoonful of whipped cream. Last Friday Google honored Philippine activist and artist Pacita Abad with a new Doodle.

Mariko Mori, Between Art and Science

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Mariko Mori is known for her sculptures, videos, photographs, installations, digital images, and performance pieces. Her works usually include surrealistic and sci-fi pictures and gadgets. In her videos and performances, Mori appears disguised as a sexy cyborg, pop star, mermaid, or a futuristic goddess.

Contemporary Portraiture, Mixing Painting and Photography

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Portrait painting existed for centuries as an art form but with the advent of photography and new technologies, it was believed that this art would disappear forever. Then came the Internet and social networks and it seemed that portrait painting was a completely irrelevant art.

Paul Haim’s Secret Garden and Art News of the Week 20 – 26 July

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The life of an art historian has never been easy. Employment opportunities are almost insignificant in a market of falling demand, low salaries, and limited possibilities. Even under normal conditions, this career is a tough one, with long years of research and training.
Contemporary Photography

Contemporary photography

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Contemporary photography is a difficult term to define. It does not permanently stick fast as a label on anyone particular image. It is a concept that changes as time periods change and move forward.
Atelier des Lumières Exhibit. Photo: Culturespaces

Toronto’s Immersive Van Gogh exhibition and Art News of the Week 29 June –...

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Last Thursday Phillips organized his evening sale of contemporary art and achieved a night of significant results. The Alison Jacques Gallery presents—in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation—a two-part exhibition of works by Gordon Parks. Fred Wilson explains why we can’t take our eyes off the horrible parts of history. In an effort to safely reopen the Immersive Van Gogh exhibition in Toronto, circles have been added on the floor to help visitors walking to keep their distance.

Zhang Huan, With the Art in the Flesh

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Zhang Huan is a Chinese performance artist, photographer, and sculptor born in 1965 in Anyang City, Henan Province, China. He has positioned himself as one of China's best known conceptual and performance artists.