THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

           The Finnish architect and designer Eero Saarinen, son of the architect Eliel Saarinen, was born in 1910. In 1923 the family emigrated to the US. In 1929-30 Eero Saarinen studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière before studying architecture at Yale in New Haven until 1934. A Yale [...]

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LA MEDEA

“[Yara Travieso’s] intrinsic pursuit of storytelling manifests as stage performance, installation and video; it’s culturally inspired, and an amalgam of genre and influence.” – Kaitlyn Parks, 1985 Artists As part of the twelfth edition of PS122’s Coil festival, BRIC, Dance Film Association, and Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of La Medea, Yara Travieso’s re-imagining [...]

GOD SLEEPS IN THE MINERALS, AWAKENS IN PLANTS, WALKS IN ANIMALS, AND THINKS IN MAN

Meet Artist & Animal Rights Activist Sue Coe Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is an English artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001. [...]

OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

The genesis of Outsider Art could well be traced to an imagined prehistoric cave wall, to the work of your favorite eccentric visionary (think William Blake), or to the mythic artist-genius dreamed up by Romantic philosophers and poets. Outsider Artists began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with during the early 1920's, with [...]

WHAT’S YOUR PROTOTYPE…….

        PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now launched in January 2013, unleashing a powerful wave of opera- and music-theatre from a new generation of composers and librettists. Across its first four seasons, PROTOTYPE produced and presented a total of 130 performances of 23 presentations, shared the work of more than 400 local, national, and international artists, [...]

AMERICAN FOLK ART COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

          FOLK ART is the art of the everyday. FOLK ART is rooted in traditions that come from community and culture. FOLK ART expresses cultural identity by conveying shared community values. FOLK ART encompasses a range of utilitarian and decorative media, including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more. If traditional [...]

Zofia Stryjeńska, “Bożki słowiańskie”, 1918 (kolejne teki 1922, 1934)

SLAVIC IDOLS           Paulina Olowska revisits the work of Zofia Stryjeńska—exploring the visionary Polish artist’s notion of ballet as a “wreath of ceremonies,” and designing costumes after her 1918 painting series Bożki słowiańskie (Slavic Deities) that was based on Slavic folklore and mythology. Katy Pyle, Artistic Director of theBallez, will be working [...]

UPCOMING 2017 ART FAIRS & BIENNIALS

                        The New Year kicks off with an interesting blend of music & art. The City hosts the APAP conference along with the Prototype Festival which focuses on a hybrid of opera and theater with a modern, contemporary twist. Then we have the NYC [...]

HISTORY OF CERAMICS

[Image above] Credit: Liga Eglite; Flickr CC BY 2.0 Published on May 19th, 2014 | By: Eileen De Guire Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the industry was born. As early as [...]

ART AND BOXING — TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMED ALI & LEROY NEIMAN

        The New-York Historical Society  celebrates the late, great boxing legend Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) and explore his relationship with artist LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) and photographer George Kalinsky in two special exhibitions this winter. Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing will highlight 21 vivid watercolors and on-the-spot sketches by Neiman [...]