Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

Ethics | The MIT Press

The boundary of a contemporary art object or project is no longer something that exists only in physical space; it also exists in social, political, and ethical space.

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Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

She writes in “Against Interpretation,” “Conversely, it is the habit of approaching works of art in order to interpret them that sustains this fancy that there really is such a thing as the content of a work of art.”

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New York’s New Institution Devoted to Arab and Islamic Art Seeks a Sense of Place

An installation view of Exhibition 1 at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art (all photos © Charles Benton unless otherwise noted)

Zarina Hashmi’s work that imagines “home” as an idea we carry with us sets the tone for the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art’s first exhibition in New York.

Source: New York’s New Institution Devoted to Arab and Islamic Art Seeks a Sense of Place

counterparts, a small group art exhibition | Gallery on the Green in Canton, CT


Exhibition featuring art by

Terry Donsen Feder
Susan Bogle Finnegan
Ruta Parker
Mark C. Snyder

Artists reception on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.

Conjectures At Random: essentially anonymous

essentially anonymous 

A work of art has an author, and yet, when it is perfect, there is something essentially anonymous about it. It imitates the anonymity of divine art.

—Simone Weil, The Simone Weil Reader (David McKay, 1977), ed. George Panichas

Source: Conjectures At Random: essentially anonymous

Art is Matter  ::  CALL TO ACTION / FOR WORDS / ON ART  

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‘Unified’ | Burn The Water

‘UNIFIED’ Paul Conneally & Camilla Beresford 2017 ‘The images detached from every aspect of life merge into a common stream in which the unity of that life can no longer be re…

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Yes, the spectacle looking back at us . . . to paraphrase Roland Barthes. And, the sweep of western art and philosophy inherent to my mind in the plaque of antlers, pedestaled busts, hung friezes recalling Josef Beuys and his shamanism, Duchamp’s Mutt as well as the continuous processes of consumption and elimination. So rich, in terms of depth, our human art-making, as here, and yet how empty oftimes our response(s) can be when relationship is missing between. – Donna Fleischer