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“Is Life Under the Sun not Just a Dream” by Photographer Rocco Venezia

Rocco Venezia is an Italian visual artist and curator working primarily with photography. His work is inspired by his interest in literature, as well as European political and socioeconomic circumstances. With his series, “Is Life Under the Sun not Just a Dream”, Venezia reflects on questions posed by Peter Handke in his poem, ‘Song of …

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Autumn Leaves Crackle and Writhe Like a Flame in Short Film by Animator William Crook

  Animation #fire #leaves #short film #video June 8, 2020 Anna Marks In “Stickmatch,” a new short film, a matchstick-like twig lands onto the screen, and with one long strike, it spontaneously ignites flames. These sparks don’t manifest in their usual form, though. The flames are replaced with leaves from various trees that are colored …

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New Ursula von Rydingsvard Documentary Gives Insight to Process Behind Artist’s Towering Sculptures

The sculptures of Ursula von Rydingsvard have always been somewhat enigmatic, towering structures made of wood—and sometimes other materials—that are at once poetic and deeply awe-inspiring. There’s a subtleness and delicateness to their strength and solidity. Despite their apparent ease, von Rydingsvard’s works are indeed laborious endeavors. “I always seem to veer toward the things …

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Midcentury Artist Lenore Tawney Offered a Radical Vision of What Weaving Could Be

    Lenore Tawney: Dark River, 1962, linen and wood, 164 by 22 1/2 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Lenore Tawney. IN HER 1965 TREATISE ON WEAVING, the pioneering weaver Anni Albers praises Coptic and ancient Peruvian textiles for their sophisticated formal structure—a quality she argues is lacking in contemporary weaving. Yet, …

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Laura Aguilar’s Lasting Legacy: How the World Caught Up to the Pioneering Photographer

The photography of the late Chicana artist Laura Aguilar has caused many to see the world differently. A key figure in the Chicanx and queer art scenes of Los Angeles, she has effectively shaped how we perceive identity today—even if, when she started making photographs, during the 1970s, she wasn’t widely known. With her images …

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Florals, Beads, and Lace Embellish Whimsical Faux Taxidermy and Anatomical Sculptures

  Craft #anatomy #animals #beads #flowers #lace #sculpture #taxidermy April 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Natalia Lubieniecka, shared with permission Based in Austria, Natalia Lubieniecka scours Vienna’s markets for antique objects, fabrics, and anatomical posters that eventually inform and meld into her peculiar sculptures. Whether it be a blush-colored heart enveloped in florals, …

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