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NYT Names “25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age”

July 16th, 2019

The NYT has a piece this week on 25 art works that defined the contemporary era, from Hans Haacke’s MoMA Poll to Kara Walker’s A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.  The piece features interviews and comments on the work from a range of artists and critics.
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Public Art Fund Makes Two Promotions Within Ranks

July 16th, 2019

The Public Art Fund has promoted  Kellie Honeycutt as its deputy director and Daniel S. Palmer as curator. “A key aspect of Public Art Fund culture is to nurture creative talent, and that includes our own extraordinary team. Both Kellie and Daniel are outstanding professionals, leaders in our field, and wonderful colleagues,” says Chief Curator and Director Nicholas Baume. “As we continue to embrace new opportunities to fulfill our mission, I’m excited to further our collaboration in their new roles.”
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Perez Art Museum Receives $1 Million Grant for Caribbean Cultural Institution Venture

July 16th, 2019

The Pérez Art Museum Miami has received $1 million the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation towards the institution’s new Caribbean Cultural Institute. “It’s something that is in our DNA, and we’ve been talking about this for a long time,” says Franklin Sirmans, PAMM’s director. “Now we’re really going to be able to move the dial.” 
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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois image via www.mfa.org

image via www.mfa.org

Louise Bourgeois (born December 25, 1911) is an artist and sculptor. Her most famous works are possibly the spider structures, titled Maman, from the last dozen years. All of Bourgeois’ sculptures incorporate a sense of vulnerability and fragility. Her works are often viewed to have a sense of sexuality to them, which she believed is a large part of both vulnerability and fragility. Her works are sometimes abstract and she speaks of them in symbolic terms with the main focus being “relationships” – considering an entity in relation to its surroundings.

Arch of Hysteria, 1993 Polished Bronze image via www.tate.org.uk

Arch of Hysteria, 1993 Polished Bronze image via www.tate.org.uk

Fillette, 1968- latex over plaster image via www.tate.org.uk

Fillette, 1968- latex over plaster image via www.tate.org.uk

Eye to Eye, 1970- marble sculpture image via www.nyartbeat.com

Eye to Eye, 1970- marble sculpture

[image via www.nyartbeat.com]

Eyes, 2001- outdoor sculpture image via flickr.com

Eyes, 2001- outdoor sculpture image via flickr.com

Bourgeois conveys feelings of anger, betrayal and jealousy, but with playfulness. In her sculpture, she has worked in many different mediums, including rubber, wood, stone, metal, and appropriately for someone who came from a family of tapestry makers, fabric. Some of her pieces consisted of erotic and sexual images, with a motif of “cumuls” (she named the round figures such because they reminded her of cumulus clouds). Her most famous works are possibly the spider structures, titled Maman, from the last dozen years. Maman now stands outside Tate Modern in London. A similar sculpture was featured at an art exhibition in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

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