Check here to see the top 100 people of influence in the art world.
An interesting bunch of people who live in a totally different sphere.
Their tag lines are inspiring. Here are 7 artists who feature on the list to
8. Marina Abramovic – Performance-artist-turned-celebrity-inspirer-and- admirer
11. Wolfgang Tillmans – The most significant artist photographer working today
14. Jeff Koons – Omnipresent neoliberal pop artist and “balloon dog millionaire”
27. Gerhard Richter – Still one of the most important painters of our times
29. Pierre Huyghe – Cerebral conceptual artist
53. Yayoi Kusama – Red, white and instantly recognizable: the highest earning living female artist.
89. Rick Lowe – Social Sculpture pioneer
Need some art reading for June
here’s a good place to start
Women in the Art World
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
This essay written by Linda Nochlin appeared in ArtNews in 1971
and is a good place to start in on feminist art history and art theory.
And will certainly give cause for thought and hopefully discussion and further
“What is important is that women face up to the reality of their history and of their present situation, without making excuses or puffing mediocrity. Disadvantage may indeed be an excuse; it is not, however, an intellectual position. Rather, using as a vantage point their situation as underdogs in the realm of grandeur, and outsiders in that of ideology, women can reveal institutional and intellectual weaknesses in general, and, at the same time that they destroy false consciousness, take part in the creation of institutions in which clear thought—and true greatness—are challenges open to anyone, man or woman, courageous enough to take the necessary risk, the leap into the unknown.”
40 years on has anything changed?
What should I read next? Oh this Then and Now
Well here is my lunchtime reading for the day
Arts Te Papas quarterly online magazine Off The Wall
Also looking forward to reading earlier editions.
Thanks Te Papa
If you are in Auckland
in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015
is highly recommended
Complex and vast in scale, artist Lisa Reihana’s 25-metre wide by four-metre high panoramic video and sound work, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015, immerses visitors in the sights and sounds of the Pacific.
From Saturday 2 May – Sunday 30 August, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki exhibits one of the most ambitious screen-based art installations to come out of contemporary art practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
His Own Steam: A Barry Brickell Survey
Portraits by nineteenth century painter Gottfried Lindauer will form part of a major retrospective exhibition at the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
This is pretty cool because Lindauer was a bohemian and I live in Puhoi which is a bohemian village. When we first moved here I though Puhoi was a bohemian village because lots of artists
lived here and I had fond imaginings of a village full of painters and poets.
Source NZ Herald
We have been looking forward to seeing Mr Turner for months, so imagine our surprise
when it was released and we could only find it at two theaters in Auckland.
J. M. W. Turner artist and master of light and colour,
the link below is a great write up of his life and the why of his art by
Meryle Secrest JMW Turner Snow Storm on View
I think she gives a great overview his motivations.
Turner had himself tied to the mast of the boat during a storm so he could
experience it first hand.
If you want to see a well made, excellently acted, fantastically detailed and beautifully
shot film about a seemingly obtuse man who painted miracles – Mr Turner is for you.
There is a detailed Turner biography here
This caught my eye this morning
Guernica sprung to mind and then some how I ended up here at
Well now – I could happily play in this sand pit for a very very long time
Art speaks Action is a blog about NZ political art seems like it was somebodies journalist school assignment but its a start.
very much looking forward to further reading.