The official posters for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, designed by some of the UK’s leading artists, have been unveiled. The designs, by artists ranging from Tracey Emin to Bridget Riley, will go on show at Tate Britain as part of the London 2012 festival: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/gallery/2011/nov/04/olympics-2012-posters-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu
From the SFMOMA video with Richard Serra, “And if you come with me and you walk here (motions to come very close to his Pacific Judson Murphy drawing)… Now you’re contained in space that’s different than the space of the room… and it becomes the space of the drawing.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQjbxXIuCb4&feature=channel_video_title
From ARTNews, The Persistence of Memories: Pioneering programs at MoMA and other museums show that engagement with modern art can improve quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. “...art can trigger the emotional memory that often remains strong in Alzheimer’s patients, and can give them access to other memories as well.” http://www.artnews.com/2011/11/01/the-persistence-of-memories/
Sculpture piece “When It Starts Dripping From The Ceiling” by Martin Kippenberger, was scrubbed by a cleaning woman when she mistook it for a mess and cleaned it up, “destroying the valuable artwork beyond recognition”…the piece was on loan and worth ~1.1 million. http://www.businessinsider.com/german-cleaning-lady-destroys-priceless-museum-art-2011-11 I wonder if she is a union member?
For the ceramicist (who has everything) on your Christmas List… A portable kiln… on wheels! http://www.kazegamas.com/kazegama.htm
Victor Malagon (SJSU MFA Pictorial, ’09) Hi Fructose Magazine: The Art of Victor A. Malagon http://hifructose.com/the-blog/1874-the-art-of-victor-a-malagon.html Sweet!
He is everywhere! “You Want to Track Me? Here You Go, F.B.I.” op piece by Hasan Elahi in the NYTimes (10/29/11) Giving the F.B.I. What It Wants: http://nyti.ms/rXZhn9 and article in Forbes on Hasan: Help the F.B.I. Out by Building Your Own Dossier http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/10/31/help-the-fbi-out-by-building-your-own-dossier/ and from the Washington Post, Artist Hasan Elahi, targeted by the FBI, publishes photos of everything he does http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/artist-hasan-elahi-targeted-by-the-fbi-publishes-photos-of-everything-he-does/2011/10/31/gIQAQ7NaZM_blog.html