Archive for the 'Art' Category

23
Sep
10

Putting the MAN back in Craftsman?

Butch Craft? Really? And other deep cutting questions.

I dunno….

Read the NYT Article Ponder Murray Moss’ Curatorial Statement…Die a little bit inside

24
Feb
10

Daniela Edburg

I really kind of love these alot.

17
Jul
09

Matthias Pliessnig

note_23Matthias Pliesnig and his body rafts have been smoking hot for a couple of years now and with good reason; they’re really lovely! But Im more enamored with this set of fist size arrangements he did some time back. So many interesting things going on!

15
Jul
09

Carsten Nicolai

modell_zur_visualisierungNicolai has been one of of those pariahs for me personally where I seem to see his work all over the place but when it comes to recalling it…nothing!  I always seem to forget his name or what have you but never again!

I of course have a pronounced artistic interest in the territory between art and science and I have tremendous respect for Nicolai for mining this so well.

Nicolai’s work, according to his statements, is meant to give rise to sensory experiences humans would not normally have by translating, for instance, sound waves into visually discernible information. Nicolai gives onlookers otherwise unknowable sensory experiences but, unlike some who work within a similar genre, by doing so in an extremely understated visual language Nicolai is well accomplished at not turning his works into a circus sideshow or a forgettable curiosity. Get it!

15
Jul
09

Telling Tales @ the VA

londontheatrehorses-2The VA has mounted an exhibition dedicated to European design art; sort of a first (to my knowledge anyway) for a high level institution. The exhibition includes selections from Studio Job, Hella Jongerius, and other usual Euro suspects of this movement. The website is very well put together and allows for a high level of exploration with the included works.

15
Jul
09

Vincent Dubourg

chase-alu-2I sure am liking the stuff coming from Carpenters Workshop! Vincent Dubourg is a french designer whose work is pretty out there, but I dig it..

14
Jul
09

The Museum of Jurassic technology

insect_west_central_africaI was writing the last post and was reminded of one of my most very favorite places in California and quite possibly the world: The Museum of Jurassic Technology. Within the collections of the MJT are the totally not dubious accounts of the Megloaponera Foetens (the stink ant of Cameroon), the amazing account of attempting to capture the Deprong Mori (the telekinetic bat) and some of the finest examples of  super miniaturist Hagop Sandaldjian you might ever see. Good stuff!