In mulling over the controversies of collaborative art processes, I can’t help but think of renowned figures like Jeff Koons. For anyone who might be unfamiliar with his work, Koons is at the extreme end of the “collaboration” spectrum; he designs but doesn’t touch his own work.
A colleague recently told me about the Tate Modern’s current exhibit “A Bigger Splash,” which examines the dynamic relationship between painting and performance since 1950.
There is the story, perhaps apocryphal, of the museum-goer standing before a Jackson Pollack painting and commenting, “My five-year-old could do that.” Well, the fact is, his five-year-old didn’t do that and, really, no, his five-year-old could not do that. Throwing paint is not difficult; but throwing paint with significance, meaning, and artistry is […]
Lately I’ve been thinking about the relationship between art and healing, following last month’s events at Sandy Hook Elementary School and also in light of numerous interesting hospital projects cropping up (like this one) utilizing glass.
Add to the growing list of projects I love that involve glass or glass-like materials is Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll’s land art installation, “Clear Cut.”
Multidisciplinary artist and choreographer William Forsythe’s audio/visual installation “Scattered Crowd” is a great example of a simple concept having a profound effect – but it also provokes an intriguing contemplation of color.
Anupama Kundoo takes a resourceful approach to modern architectural glass work; she sources most of her building materials from ‘waste’ and nature.
While much of the East Coast is back to normal, Sandy recovery efforts continue in many parts of New York. This past week, an article about the devastating losses suffered by several Brooklyn-based glass artists caught my eye.
One of these days, I might need to make a master list of art that appears to made of glass, but isn’t. Along with Tom Fruin’s “stained glass” sculptures, I would have to add Bruce Munro’s Water-Towers.
As Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast this week, some images from the above video went viral, revered as stunning evidence of the “frankenstorm’s” force.