Month: February 2013

Pam Longobardi: An Environmental Mission

posted by – 02/27/13 @ 2:41pm

Installation View. Panthalassa, Artlife Gallery, Venice, Italy. September 2009

Every year, the ocean deposits tons of trash and debris on shores around the globe. This disturbing phenomenon spurred artist Pam Longobardi to action. In 2006, she started an ongoing project titled Drifters. Addressing the relationship between humans and the natural world, Longobardi uses found and collected plastic debris on shorefronts and documents it as art. Her collection missions take place all over the world, including Hawaii, Italy, and Costa Rica, and are all done by Longobardi alone.

Her 2009 installation at Artlife Gallery for the Panthalassa exhibition in Venice, Italy demonstrates her spatio-temporal exploration of familiarity and danger. The resulting statement about the toxic legacy of human production and consumption compels viewers to take action in protecting the planet we all share.

 

 

Fine Art into Emoticons

posted by – 02/16/13 @ 3:06pm

Having an entire text message conversation using only emoji characters is an art form of its own, but now, a group of art fans on Twitter have taken that concept to the next level: recreating famous works of art using just picture characters called emojis.

The meme — which you can follow on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #EmojiArtHistory — launched after Brooklyn-based artist Man Bartlett saw a blog of texts recreating the work of famous artists out of emoji. Inspired, he posted his own emoji version of artist Chris Burden’s Shoot (a performance piece wherein the artist was literally shot) on Twitter on Monday night, adding the hashtag and sparking a new art-geek meme. Soon serious art-world types like the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Tate were getting in on the action, sending their own emoji-filled tweets.

To collectively view these tech-savvy representations, follow this link.

Newsworthy

posted by – 02/07/13 @ 2:58pm

Art Happenings

NEW YORK: Daniel Buren’s Electricity Paper Vinyl…” and “Electricity Fabric paint Paper Vinyl…”

“What happens when works are when institutional critique is taken out of the institution and located in a commercial gallery?” http://goo.gl/aVo2T

January 10–February 16, 2013 Petzel Gallery/Bortolami Gallery

Bruen's "Electricity Paper Vinyl..." Petzel Gallery, New York, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROOKLYN: El Anatsui Gravity and Grace

Anatsui’s first solo exhibition in a New York museum. http://goo.gl/EGtpm

February 8- August 4, 2013 Brooklyn Museum