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Matisse Stories by A.S. Byatt + Mark Rylance, K. Scott Thomas in Angels & Insects

August 24th, 2016
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    Happy birthday A.S. Byatt

    Mark Rylance 1Angels&Insects and Kristin Scott Thomas in Angels and Insects

    See a trailer here (youtube)

  • THe Children’s Books (youtube)

  • Paris review – interview

    A.S. Byatt’s essay on Sigmar Polke

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    Sigmar Polke
    Anyone Can Have Out-of-Body Experiences at Will 2002
    Mixed media on fabric, 302 X 403 cm
    Courtesy Michael Werner, New York and Cologne © Sigmar Polke

    Sausages and potatoes, fairytale images and the dots of newspaper photographs – Sigmar Polke explores modern reality through an extraordinary range of imagery. The novelist A.S. Byatt sings his praises

    Mary, Marcel, Man Ray, Chris Marker & Penn for Photography Day – 2016

    August 19th, 2016
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    photo by Man Ray.

  • Jean Cocteau by Man Ray 1cocteauManRay

    See Jean Cocteau by Irving Penn and others by Penn.

    Photo by Irving Penn -Two Guedras, Morocco, 1971 1aIMoroccopenn_ss10

  • Chris Marker 1aChrisMarker2-660 and Alain Resnais
    (Click to see previous posts on Marker and Resnais)

  • 11 Things I Learned from the Hieronymus Bosch – by David Byrne

    August 9th, 2016

    11 Things I Learned from the Hieronymus Bosch – by David Byrne

    5. He was among the first to paint what he imagined
    Bosch was considered among the first to paint things that were wholly out of his imagination. Previously there were standard demons as described in the Bible and elsewhere, but his figures went beyond that. His landscapes were fictional, too—a conflation of traditional Dutch elements and imagined versions of somewhat spectacular Middle Eastern holy lands.

  • 7. Humanity is, for the most part, wretched

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    Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on man’s butt and now you can hear it.

  • Hieronymous Bosch Hieronymous Bosch detail from the Garden of Earthly Delights
    Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights

    Previous post – Porcille and Earthly Delight

  • Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer, circa 1500–1510
    Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer, circa 1500–1510

    The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch by Ingrid D. Rowland

  • Contempt for the Voters, Theater of Cruelty – Undemocratic Primary of 2016

    August 5th, 2016
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    via Andrew Bonheler

    Hillary Clinton didn’t win the Democratic Party nomination – she simply won the game of trickery, collusion and fraudulence that modern politics in this country has devolved into. And while Sanders’ bid to clean house ultimately failed, it opened the eyes of many millions of voters to show just how corrupted that system has become.

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  • Uncounted (Youtube) Documentary of Corrupt California Primary includes proof of fraudulent voting machine counts.
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    Joint studies from Netherlands and Stanford. Statistically impossible that Hillary won primaries.

  • And something else, congratulations Garry Trudeau. 1aDGarry

    Via Amy Goodman

    All You Fascists Bound To Lose, Woody Guthrie & Bound for Glory- Hal Ashby & David Carradine

    July 14th, 2016
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    Happy birthday Woody Guthrie!

    Robert Crumb (previous post Birthday bean effect)

    Woody Guthrie~ All You Fascists Bound To Lose (Youtube)

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    July 14 (also a birthday of Ingmar Bergman.. who cast David Carradine in Serpent’s Egg .. Carradine and Elliot Gould were the only 2 Americans to appear as lead actor in Bergman films)

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    Bound for Glory was directed by Hal Ashby

  • Dennis Oppenheim – Parallel Stress, Ten Minute Performance Piece

    July 10th, 2016
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    Dennis Oppenheim – Parallel Stress, ten minute performance piece, 1970

    Intended partly as a protest against the minimalist fixation on the essence of the object, this piece tested the capacity of the artist’s body to suspend itself from fingertips and toes between two masonry walls. The performance repeated the same position on the stomach in the notch between two gravel hills. Photographs were taken at the greatest stress position prior to collapse.

    Via

    Dennis Oppenheim An artist who moved heaven and earth

    From his Minimalist earthworks created in remote places in the 1960s to Pop-Surrealist public sculptures for urban settings in the 1990s and 2000s, Dennis Oppenheim was dedicated to the proposition that art should be open to the world rather than cloistered in galleries and museums. So it is appropriate that he should be this year’s featured artist at the Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley, where sculptures by Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Alice Aycock and scores of other artists dot the beautiful, 500-acre landscape of hills, fields and forest.

    Created an archive for Dennis Oppenheim.

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    Cones on Park Ave.

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    The Taste of Abbas Kiarostami – (22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016)

    July 4th, 2016
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    Rain : photo by Abbas Kiarostami, 2007 (Purdy Hicks Gallery, London)

    via Eyewash Tom Clark

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    Abbas dies via the Gurardian

    Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, has died aged 76.

    Abbas Kiarostami (wiki)

    His trademark Via

    Scenes that take place in or around a car
    Direct quotes from Persian poetry
    Mixing fantasy and reality to employ a metaphoric form
    Shoots his films mostly with non-actors and without any script
    The use of panoramic long shots
    Minimalism
    Poetic cinema language
    Mixes fact and fiction
    Minimal plots with non-dramatic style
    Inviting audience to take part in the narrative
    The recurrent image of zigzagging roads

    Upon accepting a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), he received a hug and kiss from presenter Catherine Deneuve. Since public physical contacts between members of the opposite sexes, who are unrelated to one another, are banned by the Islamic government in Iran, Kiarostami’s home country, he didn’t return to his Tehran home for a week.

  • Like Someone in Love – Trailer (youtube)

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    Wim Wenders, Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami and Walter Salles at Cannes- 20 May 2007.

  • New Blue (Scientist Discovered), Yves Klein Blue & 82 Portraits by David Hockney

    June 29th, 2016
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    Yves Klein Blue installation via

  • Scientist discovered a New Blue – 2016

    Paris review: True Blue

    A brief history of ultramarine.

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    82 portraits and 1 still life, which opens at the Royal Academy in London on 2 July.

    David Hockney among friends: a triumphant return to portraiture
    In the wake of a personal tragedy, Hockney embarked on a new project: to capture his wide social circle in defiantly exuberant tones

    Baldessari1aBaldessariHockney portrait by David Hockney

    John Baldessari (previous post)

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    Chris and Don by David Hockney
    Chris and Don (previous post)

    R.I.P Tony Feher – Artist of Everyday Objects (1956–2016)

    June 25th, 2016
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    Tony Feher (1956–2016)

    The sculptor Tony Feher died today. His subtle, straightforward work, made with the most throwaway of things—plastic water bottles, berry cartons, jelly jars, or blue painter’s tape—upended Minimalist sobriety and Conceptualist cool with an intelligence that wholly embraced humor and charm.

    via Art News.

    Gary Simmons wrote, “R.I.P. Tony Feher a fantastic artist who showed us so much beauty in the moments…you’ll be missed brother..rest in power.”

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    Untitled, 2007 glass jars with metal screw lids, glass marbles, stainless steel wire 28 x 18 x 6 inches

    via Acme LA

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    Tony Feher
    Nine mylar bags and push pins – 2004

    Mad Tea Party

    Final Cut- Ladies & Gentlemen – A Narrative Supercut by Hungarian filmmaker, Gyorgy Palfis

    May 29th, 2016
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    Plot: “A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.” A masterpiece, made by entirely putting clips from approximately 450 films together. A compelling story that is brilliantly executed. Wow, what an experiment! A must watch, full movie available to watch on YouTube, here:
    Ludvig Gur/filmmaker

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    Senses of Cinema – creativity beyond Originality Gyorgy Palfis Final cut as Narrative Supercut.

  • The ultimate love story is the tale of the ultimate man
    and the ultimate woman.(Final cut movie. )

  • Interview with Gyorgy Palfi

    The Hungarian director speaks about his directorial style, the problems of political filmmaking, and where he sees Hungary today.

    Gyogy Palfi (wiki)

  • Related link..
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    Previous post – video sound artist Christian Marclay.

  • Martin Friedman Visonary Director of Walker Art Center Dies at 90

    May 14th, 2016
  • Martin Friedman Visonary Director of Walker Art Center Dies at 90

    Walker Art Org – obit

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    (Martin Friedman and John Cage )

    During his nearly four-decade relationship with the Walker Art Center, composer John Cage visited Minneapolis numerous times. As Walker director emeritus Martin Friedman recalls, these visits often veered toward the unexpected—fitting for an artist whose name is closely associated with the musical concept of Indeterminacy—from Sunday-morning mushroom hunting on a church lawn to a late-night reading of James Joyce with sculptor Tony Smith.

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    Marcel Duchamp and Martin Friedman 1965

  • See Slideshow photos here.

    with Ellsworth Kelly

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    R.I.P Francois Morellet – Geometric Abstract, Concrete & Kinetic Art

    May 11th, 2016
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    Francois Morellet (born 1926, Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, – May 11, 2016)

    was a contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist. His early work prefigured minimal art and conceptual art, and he has played an important role in the development of geometrical abstract art.

    Art Net – obit ..

    Artist François Morellet has died, just a few days after turning 90. The news was confirmed to Le Monde by his Paris-based gallerist Kamel Mennour.

    Born in Cholet in 1926, Morellet is widely recognized as one of the key figures in concrete and kinetic art.

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    Geometric Abstract art

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    Situation-Kunst

    Concrete Erection, 2010

    Concrete Erection (La Plate-bande n° 2), 2010

    Since the 1970s the park area of Haus Weitmar has been home to distinguished works of contemporary art. On the occasion of the opening of the KUBUS in May 2010 François Morellet donated this large-sized concrete sculpture to Situation Kunst. These sculptures at the park are also additional items to the established oeuvre of each artist seen in the Kunstsammlungen of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.Concrete Erection, 2010

  • via London Showcases