I am so excited and honored to be interning, at a place with such a rich his-tory on the defining of contemporary art and discovering of some of the leading artists in the world. I am truly humbled and immensely surprised that I would have such a wonderful opportunity!
Architect: Zaha Hadid:
first Iraqi female architect, and leading contemporary architect.
I am feeling like his pieces today.
Pretty cool performance artist.
Charles Le Deray
Gerda Steiner and Jorge Lenzlinger
Alyssa Dee Krauss
So much inspiration.
““Doomed” unmasked the absurdity of the conventions by which, through assuming the role of viewers, we are both blocked and immunized from ethical responsibility.
“Robert Rauschenberg’s famous intention “to act in the gap between” art and life. There isn’t any gap. Art is notional. There is always only life and death.”
These are some of the artists who i am currently looking at:
John Ward Knox
Performance/video art about time.
Bjork and Matthew Barney.
new obsession, the fairies of Bjork.
“travel the cosmos lying at your finger tips.
forget the size of the human body remember that you are a gateway between the universal and the microscopic.
we are on the brink of a revolution that will reunite humans with nature.”
This is a great timeline/blog about feminist performance artists.
enjoy, be curious, push the social norms, be radical.
Eleanor Antin’s Carving: A Traditional Sculpture (1972) is an example of an artist using her own body as the subject and material of her work. The performance existed as a sculpture-in-process that lasted a total of 45 days (from July 15 through August 21, 1972). During that time, Antin placed herself on a strict dieting regimen and documented the work through a series of photographs taken every morning from four different vantage points. She claimed that even though the material was her own body, she was still working in the traditional mode of Greek sculpture, and her intention was to “make an academic sculpture”—a critique of the social pressure women feel to make their bodies conform to an aesthetic or cultural ideal.
Performance a feminist art, AWESOME website!
Rokeby Venus by Diego Velezquez (1651)
Suffragette, Mary Richardson walked into the National Gallery on the 10th of March 1914 took out a meat chopper from her muff or cloak, smashed the glass of the picture, and rained blows upon the back of the Venus. A police officer was at the door of the room, and a gallery attendant also heard the smashing of the glass. They rushed towards the woman, but before they could seize her she had made seven cuts in the canvas.