NEWS thread features a mix of noteworthy articles we find,
projects of interest that cross our path and make us think,
and ideas and contemplations we want to share with YOU.
Very interesting article in the Guardian on how to use John Berger’s language of images in todays political climate
Read the whole story here
Fred Ritchin is Dean of the School at the International Center of Photography. He is author of Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen.
A wake-up call for visual journalism in the “post-factual” era. Read the whole article on Fred’s Medium page
(New York City) – OCT 13, 2016 - The new body of work “RECENT PAINTINGS” by New York based artist Sam Fryer will be presented at PONY on the Bowery from Friday October 14th - Nov 20th, 2016.
On view by appointment only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception: Thursday Oct 13th, 2016 - 6-9 pm PONY on the Bowery - 365 Bowery #4, New York, NY 10012
“Recent Paintings” is a presentation of the most recent works of the artist. Sam Fryer is interested in systems, structure and the abstraction thereof. How do space and structure communicate and how can the artist resolve this conversation of systems? Fryer says, “There is a clarity to the materials of painting and a stubborn deliberation to the act of painting that amount to a variety of inquiry. An explicitly human inquiry: complete with the trials, errors, emotions, structures and organic matter implicit.
“Elegant meditations on the duality of progress, Fryer’s ink-colored canvasses brim with tension and vitality. His sophisticated handling of form, color, and texture produce radiantly refined compositions. Whether his structural arrangements lead the eye buoyantly across the canvas, or a work’s aesthetic ambiguity commands closer inspection, Fryer’s mystical configurations ensnare the gaze and tempt the touch. By activating our instinctual, physical responses to visual stimulation, the artist provokes the sensory certainty with which we evaluate physical landscapes.” - Allison Barker, 2015
About Sam Fryer is a New York abstract painter working in the Bronx. For the artist, paintings are breeding grounds for ideas. “It is essential that I cannot know what will come of an idea for a painting until I actually make the painting. Painting, for me, is active thinking. It is a learning experience that matures with each canvas. I am convinced that thought and feeling exist more abstractly than the concepts, words and other conventional forms of expression we use to communicate them.”
His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the domestic US. His work is in many private collections. For more information please visit his website
‘SURFACES’ by CHRISTIAN JOY
(New York City) – June 3, 2016 - The new body of work “Surfaces” by New York based artist and costume designer Christian Joy will be presented at ‘PONY on the Bowery’ from Friday June 9th - July 3rd, 2016. On view by appointment only on weekdays from 4 - 7 pm.
Opening Reception: Thursday June 9th, 2016 - 6-9 pm PONY on the Bowery - 356 Bowery #4, New York, NY 10012
“Surfaces” is a new excursion into printmaking for the artist. Printmaking is a means Christian Joy uses in both her artistic and costume design practice but only rarely uses on two dimensional medium. In this show Christian will show a mix of prints on canvas created using heat press vinyl as well as traditional screen printing methods. The show will also contain cut out paper collage, a first step in Christian’s printmaking process as well as several three dimensional sculptures.
“In my work I want to give the feeling of crash landing on another planet. You awake confused, unable to read signs or decipher the sound of the language. But almost at once you begin to recognize colors, symbols and shapes. The planet feels less threatening and you are able to navigate your surroundings and begin to understand and feel comfort in your environment.”
The art market is not actually booming. Sociologist Olav Velthuis puts the artworld’s economic misconceptions to bed with Sarah Lookofsky. Read up on DIS magazine
“Supersized spheres, rainbow walkways and kaleidoscopic spaceships – the otherworldy designs of Olafur Eliasson dance between art and architecture, fusing light, colour and geometry in their real world environments” - The Guardian
Look at the full article here!
There are around 40 photography festivals and trade fairs all over East, Southeast, and South Asia. These incredible festivals bring local and international photographers together.
There are many things happening all over Asia, moments that they will never forget, history and as simple things as their daily lives. Read more about the festival on TIME Lightbox
Take a look at this astonishing photographs that highlight the subtle beauties hidden in London’s oft-maligned brutalist buildings, a new project by British photographer, Rory Gardiner.
More on The Guardian
The annual ICP Infinity Awards will be presented on Monday, April 11, at New York City’s Chelsea Piers. Fashion and portrait photographer David Bailey will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Walid Raad the award for Art; Matthew Connors the Artist’s Book award for Fire in Cairo; Susan Schuppli the award for Critical Writing and Research; Zanele Muholi for Documentary and Photo Journalism; Jonathan Harris and Gregor Hochmuth for Online Platform and New Media for their project Network Effect; and the Trustee Award will go to collector and former ICP trustee Artur Walther.
For more info visit the ICP website
“The Oculus Rift arrives tomorrow, and anyone who finds one on their doorstep must have an absolutely seamless experience. With all the momentum that VR has right now—the millions of people who are aware of it, the billions of dollars poured into it—Luckey would hate to see it stall because of something as pedestrian as a long wait for a driver update. So he opens a box, and he sets up a headset, and then he does it all over again. Because Palmer Luckey has never used an Oculus Rift.”
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