Category Archives: Art

Voice of Art – Iraq Veterans Against the War, Pt. 1 [VIDEO]

This is always interesting getting a side of the story from war veterans that are opposed to the conflicts.  We see so many depictions of war veterans that are so proud of fighting other countries.  A bit of background on this video below.

Meet the artists: members Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Chicago chapter. Hear their stories of service and struggle. Learn why they now protest the wars they once participated in.i am OTHER

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Jamie xx, Caribou + Four Tet Rock The Grand Palais [VIDEO]

The week-long Creators Project residency in Paris kicked off at Le Centquatre with a panel on the Art of Music with Philippe Zdar, Para One, and Canblaster, the same place that Chris Milk’s transformative, large-scale installation The Treachery of Sanctuary was on display all week.

We hosted Bal Blanc, the closing of Monumenta 2012, in collaboration with We Love Art, where Four Tet, Caribou, and Jamie xx played back-to-back-to-back DJ sets accentuated by Daniel Buren’s artwork with lighting by 1024 architecture.

We rounded out the week with film screenings of Laurence Anyways by Xavier Dolan and Wrong by Quentin Dupieux, plus panels with MEGAFORCE™ and Sébastien Tellier.The Creators Project

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SITE OF THE DAY: SKATE UPTON

First there was Skate Moss.  A concept where Kate Moss was immortalized on skate decks…now we have Skate Upton.  Popular photos as well as interactive moments on skate decks.  Pretty cool.  A few examples below but you have to go to the site to see all the coolest stuff.

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SHOOT ALL SKATERS: ATIBA JEFFERSON via THE BERRICS [VIDEO]

Atiba Jefferson of The Skateboard Mag talks with The Berrics about how he got his start in skateboard photography.  Check it out.

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FIRST POINT by RICHARD PHILLIPS f/ LINDSAY LOHAN

A new short film by Richard Phillips that will premiere at Art Basel next week.  A quick breakdown of the film would be that it “is at once a surf film and a film noir, an exploration of the California dream and the Hollywood nightmare, worlds that Lohan doesn’t have to pretend to straddle on screen.”

You can see the trailer here.

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“OH, HI!” by BERK SENTURK [ILLUSTRATION SERIES]

Berk Senturk creates a humorous illustration series of awkward meetings between pop culture icons that are similar.  Pretty interesting concept.  Hit the jump to see a few examples and you can see the full set here.

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FIESA SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL in PORTUGAL

This festival goes until October 25th and you can see it by heading over to Pêra, Algarve, Portugal.  Attracting artists from all over the world and using over 35,000 tons of sand it’s a pretty intense  process and very much something you want to see in person.  There are many familiar characters you will see including The Simpsons, Star Wars, Freddy Krueger, the Hollywood sign and more.  If you can’t make it over there just look at these pics then head over here for a full gallery courtesy of HighSnobiety.

 

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STATELY SANDWICHES PROJECT

A small project by  Kelly Pratt…a Chicago art student and sandwich aficionado.  In the project she deconstructs iconic sandwiches and their ingredients per state.  She has a number up here and will continue to update.  Pretty cool idea…check out what she has so far right here.

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DC CHARACTER, GREEN LANTERN REVEALED AS GAY SUPERHERO

We reported a couple weeks ago that DC would be reintroducing a major character as a gay man…originally it was thought that Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern were being held as off limits but it looks like Green Lantern is definitely the one.  The original Green Lantern’s alter-ego Alan Scott is reintroduced in a parallel world Earth 2.  USA Today has all the details here as the comic will release next Wednesday in digital and print formats.

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Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A.’: Three Artists’ Journeys to L.A.’s New Biennial via LA WEEKLY

A cool article we ran across today in LA Weekly.  This particular excerpt resonated with us as the team skimmed over it and ultimately made each of us double back and read the entire thing.  The excerpt is below:

The epigraph to the “Made in L.A.” catalog essay, from urban planner Ed Soja, begins, “Everywhere seems also to be in Los Angeles,” and the five curators titled their co-written essay “Los Angeles Is Everywhere.”

This city’s art “deviates” from norms, they suggest; it collides “myth and experience,” feeds on “transnational experience,” welcomes “contamination.”

L.A. art starts to sound like contagion, infecting the rest of the world with chaotic creativity, and then wooing the world’s artists to L.A.

Read the full article here.

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