Art

‘Stories told in the dark’ – haunting visions from the painter who operated on his own genitals Painting

How varied and strange the paintings of Forrest Bess are. Wonky black tables stumbling in a room. Rows of identical mustachioed faces and rows of dicks and something like a snowflake made of string. A face in a golden flower, if it is a flower, in front of a mesa under a red sky. Sometimes …

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Matter Design and Sanford Biggers explore liminal realms

Matter Design and Sanford Biggers explore liminal realms in Detroit The MIT-based design practice and American visual artist present a collaborative exhibition during the 12th annual Detroit Month of Design (on view until 17 December 2022) At Wasserman Projects, an experimental art space in Detroit, Michigan, a megalithic concrete sculpture teeters in the bare-bones warehouse. …

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A Blue-and-White Dragon Vase Just Sold for $7.5 Million—More Than 4,000 Times Its $1,900 Estimate

Experts valued it at just €2,000. But the seemingly run-of-the-mill vase has just sold at auction in France for nearly €7.7 million (about $7.5 million), with a bidding frenzy propelling it to nearly 4,000 times its original estimate. Obviously, someone has miscalculated. The tianqiuping-style vase, featuring intricate blue designs of dragons and whorls on a …

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Brisbane City Council won’t change ‘outdated’ sculptures despite calls from First Nations leaders for their removal

Brisbane City Council says it won’t consider changing City Hall’s facade, despite decades of calls to remove controversial sculptures from the building’s exterior. Key points: In 1953, sculptor Daphne Mayo said the artwork is a depiction of white colonialist superiority Brisbane City Council says it is not possible to remove sculptures because the building is …

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Chinese artist turns COVID-19 tests into art to represent the pandemic life in China

For most of China’s 1.4 billion people, regular COVID-19 tests have become a way of life. Siyuan Zhuji is trying to turn them into a work of art. Since March, the 33-year-old multi-disciplinary artist from Jiangsu province has been filming his own nucleic acid tests with a small camera in his mouth. His video clips …

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Russ Doesn’t Believe Artists Can Be Blackballed – HotNewHipHop

Anytime a controversial artist doesn’t see their fame reflected in album sales, they believe that the industry has it out for them. Sure, we’ve heard of these stories as artists and industry insiders give details on how the powers that be have curbed someone’s career, but not everyone who runs into trouble is a victim …

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LEVVELS INC. introduces MOMENTICA, the future of fandom engagement around the globe through one-of-a-kind digital collectibles

Novel platform pushes the boundaries of K-Pop fandom with unique collectible moments of favorite artists Keeping collectibles safe and secure through blockchain technologies while utilizing an environmentally friendly platform Digital collectible TAKE™ giveaway fan promotion starts at 12 pm on Wednesday Oct. 5 KST at the MOMENTICA Event site SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3, 2022 …

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A New Kind of Cultural Center Opens in the West Village – ARTnews.com

The Center for Art, Research, and Alliances (CARA) opened this past weekend in a burst of song from South African artist and composer Neo Muyanga, who staged multiple performances of his new piece. A Mass of Cyborgs. A collaboration between Muyanga and the Unsung, a collective of Black singers, the innovative choral work brought together …

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