Monday, July 28, 2008
Alexander Calder jewelry exhibition---
bracelet, 1948 © calder foundation new york
calder jewelry exhibition
at: philidelphia museum of art, USA
from: july 12 to november 2, 2008
bracelet, 1948 © calder foundation new york
calder jewelry exhibition
at: philidelphia museum of art, USA
from: july 12 to november 2, 2008
american artist alexander calder is known for creating the kinetic mobile. having being born into a family of artists it was a natural path to follow. he used various mediums for his work including sculpture, painting, carpets, jewelry and toys. public installations and sculptures is what he is most remembered by. the
'calder jewelry' exhibition displays a collection of metal jewelry that was created throughout his career.
many of the pieces featured were created to allow movement for the wearer following in his style of kinetic mobiles. view more:http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/309.html%20%20http://calder.org/homerelated:calder works at art basel 2008left: bracelet, 1935, right: necklace, 1945 © calder foundation new york
1 dear designboom reader,designboom in association with ALTEC LANSING and PLANTRONICS is pleased to announce the international design competition 'SOUND INNOVATION'. we are looking for new speakers and bluetooth headset designs. read more.
this august designboom will host a mart in sydney, australia as part of the city's international design festival 2008. the group exhibition of 30 internationaldesign professionals from around the world will take place at the powerhouse museum from august 14 – 17, 2008 - if you happen to be in town please stop-by! see the sydney mart 2008 preview
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contemporary the now househttp://f.contactlab.it/c/1000006/800/7241470/2126the now house project aims to turn a 60 year old post-war house into a near zero energy home, allowing it to produce almost as much energyas it uses. additionally, the project is much more than a redesign of singleresidence, but a system for replicating the idea across many homes.
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3SOUND INNOVATIONdesignboom in association with ALTEC LANSING and PLANTRONICS are looking for new speakers and headset designs. participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. free registration required.categoriesyou are asked to submit your entry (entries) to the relevant category:'ALTEC LANSING – Future Sound Speakers'ALTEC LANSING created the first cinema speakers in the 1920’s and have continued to innovate ever since; designing and manufacturing award winning ipod and mp3 speaker systems, PC speakers,home audio and headphones, blending art with science to stir the soul!we are looking for speaker designs that unleash and enhance your digital music lifestyle!entries should consider future styles / trends and usability.
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4GREEN EARTHfollowing the success of last year's 'love your earth' competition,designboom and the DA design association japan have joined together,along with TOBU department store, japan to organize the internationaldesign competition: green earthparticipation is open to applicants from every country in the world,to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.free registration required.categoriesthe competition has two categories to which you can enter your work:
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'earth'give the gift of a greener world at christmas. create a graphic artwork that will make this festive time of the year a moment to consider what we can do to help our planet's survival. you can use iconic christmas motifs in your design for example reindeers, trees, etc.prizesthe designers of the 5 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards:
- 1st prize: ¥500,000 YEN- 2nd prize: ¥200,000 YEN- 3 x 3rd prize(s): ¥100,000 YEN (each)
as well as the cash prizes that will be given to winners,TOBU department store, japan will print a selection of the shortlisted entrieson their 'eco-bags' and for other promotional material. the eco-bags will bealso presented during the tokyo designer’s week 2008.registration deadlineapplication registration will be accepted from june 17 through august 26, 2008.reigister here
5DESIGNBOOM MART SYDNEY 2008 - PREVIEWBRING A DESIGN SOUVENIR BACK FROM SYDNEY!as part of the cultural program of the 12th internationaldesign festival sydney (8-24, august, 2008), designboomwill host a group exhibition of international designprofessionals from around the world.the designboom mart will take place at the city'spowerhouse museum from 14 -17 august, 2008.for the first time in australia, designboom will providean unprecedented opportunity to meet the youngavant-garde and become familiar with their work.visitors are able to buy designsouvenirs™and limited edition pieces directly from thedesigners themselves.see our online preview of the sydney mart
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Neckpiece - "Ivory and Batik" - 2008
The Art of Jean Michael Basquait: "The Powers of Self-Transformation".
Jean-Michel Basquiat catapulted from being an unknown nineteen year-old graffiti writer to becoming one of the most successful, controversial, glamorous artists in the world. His shows were anticipated as the big events of the New York season, and his paintings were bought by the most powerful collectors and museums. Every aspect of his life became a subject for the media. By 1988, he was dead at the age of 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat was described by The New York Times as "the art world's closest equivalent to James Dean." In spite of his success, this turbulent and talented young painter was also plagued by loneliness, self-destruction and the belief that people did not really accept him for who he was. As the first black artist to really succeed in the powerful white art world, his early death shows that he was a casualty as well as a phenomenal success. About Basquiat art critic Robert Farris Thompson writes, " What identifies Jean-Michel Basquiat as a major artist is courage and full powers of self-transformation. That courage, meaning not being afraid to fail, transforms paralyzingly self-conscious 'predicaments of culture' into confident 'ecstasies of cultures recombined.' He had the guts, what is more, to confront New York art challenge number one: can you transform self and heritage into something new and named?"Very little criticism has been done examining the work produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat. While his place in the history of American art is still under dispute, it cannot be denied that during the eight years that he painted, his much of his work examines the legacy of the colonial enterprise and his relationship to that legacy. Whether recasting the work of European masters like Leonardo Davinci in his own terms or recounting events from Haitian, Puerto Rican, African and African American history, Basquiat presented a vision of a fragmented self in search of an organizing principle. Now, thirteen years after his death, critics can revisit his work apart from the taint of the market-driven art boom of the 1980s. Perhaps some of the tools developed in the field of postcolonial studies will help to unlock some of the mysteries contained in the work of this fascinating and complex artist. In any case his life has already assumed legendary proportions with the release of BASQUIAT a film based on his life. The film marked the motion picture writing and directing debut of his fellow artist, the equally-controversial Julian Schnabel. Schnabel did not make the film to lament the artist's death, but to honor his life. BASQUIAT starred Tony Award winner Jeffrey Wright ("Angels in America," "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk") in the title role. The characters in the film are a blend of real-life members of the art world and fictional representations of people and experiences of Basquiat's life. The real-life characters include artist Andy Warhol (David Bowie), poet Rene Ricard (Michael Wincott), museum curator Henry Geldzahler (Paul Bartel), art dealers Annina Nosei (Elina Lowensohn) and Mary Boone (Parker Posey), and restauranteur Michael Chow (himself).And last year a number of Basquiat's works listed by one of the leading international gallaries for rpices ranging from $100,000 to $400,000. Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Gerard Basquiat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and his mother, Matilde was born in Brooklyn of Puerto Rican parents. Early on, Basquiat displayed a proficiency in art which was encouraged by his mother.In 1977, Basquiat, along with friend Al Diaz begins spray painting cryptic aphorisms on subway trains and around lower Manhattan and signing them with the name SAMO© (Same Old Shit). "SAMO© as an end to mindwash religion, nowhere politics, and bogus philosophy," "SAMO© saves idiots," "Plush safe he think; SAMO© ." In 1978 Basquiat left home for good and quit school just one year before graduating form high school. He lived with friends and began selling hand painted postcards and T-shirts. In June of 1980, Basquiat's art was publicly exhibited for the first time in a show sponsored by Colab (Collaborative Projects Incorporated) along with the work of Jenny Holzer, Lee Quinones, Kenny Scharf, Kiki Smith, Robin Winters, John Ahearn, Jane Dickson, Mike Glier, Mimi Gross, and David Hammons. Basquiat continued to exhibit his work around New York City and in Europe, participating in shows along with the likes of Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger. In December of 1981, poet and artist Rene Ricard published the first major article on Basquiat entitled "The Radiant Child" in Artforum. In 1982, Basquiat was featured in the group show "Transavanguardia: Italia/America" along with Neo-Expressionists Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzu Cucchi, David Deutsch, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel (who will go on to direct the biographical film Basquiat in 1996). In 1983 Basquiat had one-artist exhibitions at the galleries of Annina Nosei and Larry Gagosian and was also included in the "1983 Biennial Exhibition" at the Whitney Museum of American Art. It was also in 1983 that Basquiat was befriended by Andy Warhol, a relationship which sparked discussion concerning white patronization of black art, a conflict which remains, to this day, at the center of most discussions of Basquiat's life and work. Basquiat and Warhol collaborated on a number of paintings, none of which are are critically acclaimed. Their relationship continued, despite this, until Warhol's death in 1987. By 1984, many of Basquiat's friends had become quite concerned about his excessive drug use, often finding him unkempt and in a state of paranoia. Basquiat's paranoia was also fueled by the very real threat of people stealing work from his apartment and of art dealers taking unfinished work from his studio. On February 10, 1985, Basquiat appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine, posing for the Cathleen McGuigan article "New Art, New Money: The Marketing of an American Artist." In March , Basquiat had his second one-artist show at the Mary Boone Gallery. In the exhibition catalogue, Robert Farris Thompson spoke of Basquiat's work in terms of an Afro-Atlantic tradition, a context in which this art had never been discussed. In 1986, Basquiat travelled to Africa for the first time and his work was shown in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In November, a large exhibition of more than sixty paintings and drawings opened at the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hannover; at twenty-five Basquiat was the youngest artist ever given an exhibition there. In 1988, Basquiat had shows in both Paris and New York; the New York show was praised by some critics, an encouraging development. Basquiat attempted to kick his heroin addiction by leaving the temptations of New York for his ranch in Hawaii. He returned to New York in June claiming to be drug-free. On August 12 , Basquiat died as the result of a heroin overdose. In any case his life has already assumed legendary proportions with the release of BASQUIAT a film based on his life. The film marked the motion picture writing and directing debut of his fellow artist, the equally-controversial Julian Schnabel. Schnabel did not make the film to lament the artist's death, but to honor his life. BASQUIAT starred Tony Award winner Jeffrey Wright ("Angels in America," "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk") in the title role. The characters in the film are a blend of real-life members of the art world and fictional representations of people and experiences of Basquiat's life. The real-life characters include artist Andy Warhol (David Bowie), poet Rene Ricard (Michael Wincott), museum curator Henry Geldzahler (Paul Bartel), art dealers Annina Nosei (Elina Lowensohn) and Mary Boone (Parker Posey), and restauranteur Michael Chow (himself).
Art work by- " Jean Michel Basquiat".
Link: Publications from the "Michael Stevenson Gallery" - South Africa
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