Sunday, March 25, 2012

All In The Family

Growing up in suburban Scarsdale, New york painter Nicole Eisenman was greeted everyday of visions of mingling busy city streets, mysterious Jewish ceremonies and domestic interiors. "The covers the walls", says Eisenman of the paintings by her great grandmother, Esther Hamerman a Polish-born folk artist who had a great number of exhibitions in New York and California before her death 35 years ago.

Eisenman says she was not inspired by her grandmothers as a young artist. How ever she "came to appreciate the brilliance" of Hamerman's densely patterned works of art. Which interweave with her memories of Eastern Europe and Trinidad with scenes of her adopted cites of New York and San Francisco. So, when Daniel Belasco, cerator at the Jewish Museum in New York, included Eisenman in a 2010 exhibition called “Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism,” she did what any admiring great-granddaughter would do: “While I had his attention, I brought her up,” she says

I think this is a very nice painting showing old and new traditions. Sorry guys I am not going to be posting in the next week. I am going to be on spring break in St.Thomas and I wont have my computer with me. But I will have my phone with me and if any of you want to follow me on twitter I will be tweeting about my trip. Either follow me @AllTypeOfArt or @BloodLust60

Friday, March 23, 2012

Robert Wilson's 70th

On the special occasion of Robert Wilson's 70th birthday, last October the multitalented often underapperiated artist generated a flurry of activity. His Threepenny Opera was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the same month his hyperreal video ptrait of the famous dancer Roberto Bolle debuted at New Yorks's Center548 last winter. There was a show at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York devoted to Wilson’s performance pieces at his loft between 1967 and 1975, and a new film about the artist by Sacha Goldman, Rememberemember. Wilson’s Waco-Watermill- World, recently premiered at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Also helping to sum up this complicated man is his book Rober Wilson Within.In the book, Dutch fashion team Viktor & Rolf presents a tiny Wilsonian allegory about the subtle communication between an introverted frog and some water lilies that conspire to dance for him, “swaying their stems to a sudden gust of wind” and shivering “rhythmically to the sound of a sudden rain shower.” Watching this performance, “the frog smiled. How could they have guessed his thoughts?”

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Top 5 Songs This Week

1. Somebody I Use To Know by Gotye Featuring Kimbra

2. We Are Young By Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae

3. Glad You Came By Wanted

4. What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)

5. Wild Ones by Flo Rida Featuring Sia

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Cards Never Lie

Franceso Clemente has taken the head off Edward Albee, strung up fellow artist Brice Marden by one foot andcovered his studio assistant Ricardo Kugelmas with GIANT bees. this is no crime spree but part Clement's take on tarot cards, the centuries-old game of finding the future. But what the future may behold may not be pretty.

Clemente tried his hand at readinf cards and delved into ancient writings about the practice before embarking ona series of works depicting each of the 78 tarots.I never imagined how similar the activities of reading the tarots and painting a picture are,” he says. “In both cases, there is the effort to be completely present, and at the same time, to remove completely oneself from the picture.” Placed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence last fall the images are now colleted in a book Francesco Clemente: The Tarots published by Hirmer.

The artist’s major arcana consist of 22 recognizable trumps: watercolor portraits of Clemente intimates such as Terence Koh (as the Devil), Philip Glass (the Judgment), Fran Lebowitz (Justice), and Diane von Furstenberg (the Force), who is shown calmly prying open the jaws of a lion. The minor arcana, divided into four suits (wands, cups, disks, and swords), encompass both portraiture and more abstract symbols