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Fancy Headless Figurines - Yinka Shonibare's Faceless Art (GALLERY)

Thu, 2008-11-20 05:20
(TrendHunter.com) When I was an art student, I always struggled to get the mouth to look right. It didn’t matter if it was oil, water color, pastels or pencil. When it came to the mouth, I was never satisfied. Like da Vinci…

still here

Mon, 2008-11-17 22:49
I'm still here. There are lots of things I want to show you but the camera card is full. When I went to the supermarket the other day I picked up a box of 10 CDs for $8, which I thought was quite reasonable, but it turned out that they were $8 each, and hence $80 for the box. Not impressed, and needless to say they remained at the check out. And I haven't got around to buying more since, so the camera is still full and I have a pathological inability to delete things from the camera card until

Wotif, wotif…

Thu, 2008-11-06 06:32
From John Kelly ... Having arrived in Australia from Europe we book our accommodation online. Wotif.com finds us in a hotel in Kent Street Sydney. As with many of Sydney’s boutique hotels the foyer is dominated by a large decorative Australian artwork, Cadence #3 , a tapestry by Robert Owen . During our week in the harbourside city the news informs us that the global economy has fallen off a cliff, caused by what has become known as the international credit crunch . In a dramatic move

Contemporary African Art in Two NYU Galleries

Sun, 2008-11-02 22:45
I recommend seeing two exhibitions at NYU galleries, both located on Washington Square East, before they close in early December: The Poetics of Cloth African Textiles/Recent Art Grey Art Gallery Through December 6, 2008 The Poetics of Cloth: African Textile/Recent Art is a significant exhibition that explores the continuities of the textile tradition in contemporary African art. While the focus is on the medium of cloth, the exhibition nevertheless explores the topic through photography, pain

Where are the African Designers? [Part 2]

Sat, 2008-11-01 22:32
A few months a go I wrote a post that questioned where the art movement of Africa existed and who was leading it. I covered the landscape of mainly contemporary African designers like typographer Saki Mafundikwa, photographer Simon Njami and fashion designer/writer G. Kofi Annan. I decided to follow up on this because I overlooked quite a few people… David Kobia (programmer, designer) Kenya native David Kobia is a very unassuming web developer and programmer who, despite having created fant

Miami Art Museum shows Yinka Shonibare "A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman & Child"

Fri, 2008-10-31 07:04
Miami Art Museum shows Yinka Shonibare "A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman & Child" MIAMI, FL.- As part of its ongoing New Work series, Miami Art Museum presents Yinka Shonibare, MBE: A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child, a new installation created specifically for MAM. The site-specific work will explore Miami’s role as a destination for both tourists and immigrants and as a symbol of freedom and promise. Shonibare’s installation will premiere on October 31 and will rema

L’art contemporain de Nouvelle-Guinée

Tue, 2008-10-28 10:00
Rouge Kwoma - Peintures mythiques de Nouvelle-Guinée Chemins de couleurs - Teintures et motifs du monde Jusqu’au 4 janvier 2009 (Evitez les files d'attente: achetez vos billets en ligne en cliquant ici !) Musée du quai Branly, Galerie suspendue Est, quai Branly ou rue de l’Université 75007, 7 à 10€ Dialogue avec les cultures. La philosophie du musée du quai Branly se concrétise avec ses deux nouvelles expositions présentées dans la Galerie suspendue Est. La partie occidentale accueille une

Yinka Shonibare MBE - Sidney

Fri, 2008-10-24 15:58
Meet internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, and discover his beautiful work with this major solo exhibition encompassing 12 years of his artistic practice. From his eye-catching headless mannequins to engaging photographic narratives, Shonibare explores ideas about contemporary African identity, the legacy of European colonialism, class structures and social justice. On show till the 1st of September at Museum of Contemporary Art - Sidney.

Brief Update on Things to Come (Hopefully)

Tue, 2008-10-21 01:52
Teaching four days a week and writing the other three is wiping me out, leaving little time (or an unoccupied piece of mind) to write. That said, I do have a draft lined up about what I'm calling the "Indian Fashion Show 2008," about the Smithsonian exhibit of 19th century Native American women's garments that recently opened in New York City. I also received Lookbook 54 from Brooklyn-based artist Emily K. Larned (in collaboration with photographer Roxane Zargham), which features 54 ways to styl

Museums Fear Lean Days Ahead

Mon, 2008-10-20 16:35
By CAROL VOGELNew York TimesPublished October 19, 2008Since it opened last month at the Museum of Modern Art, “Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night” has been attracting several thousand people each day to the second-floor galleries. Visitors can be seen waiting in line for tables at all three of the museum’s restaurants, and MoMA’s shops are reporting a 5 percent increase in sales over a year ago.But in executive offices several floors above the bustle, officials are wondering how long the good

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Tue, 2008-10-14 12:38
We don't know the state of your mirror-buying budget, but if the balance is positive then we suggest you head for your nearest Habitat shop, where you will find this gorgeous Jane (Eyre) mirror , designed by Concetta Gallo. We have to thank The Press and Journal for highlighting it: 1 It’s all in the detail this season – think of the whole range of effects including pleating and beading, embossed, embroidered, crystal-encrusted, applique, buttoned and playful silhouettes. Personality and des

African textiles, then and now

Fri, 2008-10-10 16:40
via GoldwaterLibrary.org, 10/10/08: African textiles, then and now, at The Met + Grey Art Gallery African textiles, then and now (above, a video by Grace Ndiritu). More Photos > via NYTimes: Art Review | 'The Essential Art of African Textiles' African Art, Modern and Traditional: Seductive Patterns From a Rich Palette To the casual Western eye “African art” equals “African sculpture” — masks, headdresses and ritual figures. As two new exhibitions make clear, this picture is laughabl

100 Years of the Roundel

Fri, 2008-10-10 12:39
Roundel artwork by Alicia Framis. All images courtesy the artists and Transport for London To celebrate 100 years of London Underground’s iconic roundel emblem, Art on the Underground has commissioned 100 contemporary artists to create artworks based on the symbol. The artworks are currently on show at the Rochelle School in Shoreditch, London, until October 30 and a number of them will also appear as posters on the Underground network. Here is a selection of our favourites. By Catherine

More Frame Lines

Sat, 2008-10-04 08:31
Odile and Odette (Yinka Shonibare, 2005)

Turner Prize ?08: ?Be The First To See What You See As You See It?

Tue, 2008-09-30 17:07
The Guardian has an excellent slideshow of work from the four shortlisted artists, as well as a video, taken from a group exhibition that has just gone on view at the Tate Britain. The British newspaper opines that year’s quartet is “the most obscure shortlist in the history of the prize,”established in 1984 by the Tate Britain. If that’s so, perhaps rather than merely affirming talent, the museum is trying to gain credibility as one who makes it - not unlike one notable British innovation tha

Yinka Shonibare 1: MAD world

Tue, 2008-09-30 05:26
Imagine, if you will, a blind date with a British artist...Tracey Emin would take you straight to her bedroom, open up her diary and photo album for a few tortured hours of show and tell. Damien Hurst might take you to the aquarium... or to the morgue. If you're lucky, only your senses will be assaulted. But with Yinka Shonibare, you'll probably end up rummaging through bolts of fabric at the Brixton markets.Shonibare is the Lenny Henry of the art world. More savvy than savage. Not so much a pol

Bearspace: Sarah Baker

Sat, 2008-09-27 02:47
Sarah Baker 27.09.08 - 25.10.08 / ends in 28 days At Bearspace in London Exhibition | Installation BEARSPACE presents Sarah Baker BEARSPACE presents ‘Studs’, a new video installation by Sarah Baker. Inspired by a Jackie Collins novel, ‘Studs’ portrays three characters whose futile relationship is entwined in greed and manipulation. There is a somber insinuation of lonely reflection amongst this vision, however luxuriously grandiose. ‘Studs’ is a development of Baker’s current interest

Photo 226

Wed, 2008-09-24 22:58
An installation worker passes a headless life-sized artwork called “The Age of Enlightenment - Adam Smith 2008″ at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) September 23, 2008. The sculpture is part of a five-month-long exhibition by British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare and features life-size fibreglass mannequins wearing Dutch wax printed cottons, paintings, resin prints and high-definition video Click on comments number below to read them & write yours

Yinka Shonibare MBE Odile and Odette 2005

Fri, 2008-09-19 18:32
Yinka Shonibare MBE Odile and Odette 2005

"I tried to go beyond what would be expected of somebody of African origin and I thought, I’ve never..."

Fri, 2008-09-19 18:29
“I tried to go beyond what would be expected of somebody of African origin and I thought, I’ve...