Posts tagged ‘art’

October 12th, 2012

This is one of the most important things to me. I go visit it…



This is one of the most important things to me. I go visit it every month or so, Melissa and I went on Monday. The museum moved it a few years ago and I’m not very happy about its new home—in a vitrine on a wall, whereas it used to be in a horizontal table-like case. The spoon is next to the cup and saucer, not on the saucer as above. It’s also with like 6 other objects, and COME ON IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN THEY ARE. It’s true the Bride with Her Throat Cut is also in a grouping but THE CUP. I mean there are 900 giant Picassos being violent towards women everywhere, can you give us a fucking break with the cup? Does the museum even have a Leonora Carrington, I am now wondering? I mean Surrealist women is a thing they weren’t just totally part of the scene, you know? You could tell the entire story of Western Feminism with that piece. The teacup tells of empire and privilege and racial oppression, the fur is about exoticism and exploitation of resources for aesthetics and ok I sound like a junior in college* but seriously. It’s so beautiful and weird and problematic.

Meret Oppenheim (Swiss, 1913–1985)

Paris, 1936. Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon

*Actually I just remembered I wrote a paper in grad school about MoMAs presentation practices because I am just that precious, god.

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October 3rd, 2012

catladysoul: makeup themes for misandry moments: a draft  wear messy red eyeshadow all of the time…

catladysoul:

makeup themes for misandry moments: a draft 

wear messy red eyeshadow all of the time with unwaterproof mascara, let yourself cry, call it art

let your eyeshadow crease and blur together, call it personality

dark red wine plummy lipstick, let it smudge, smudge it yourself, pretend it’s the blood of men who have wronged you

gold eyeliner for those moments you want to pretend you cry money you don’t have because you are broke as fuck

everything is acceptable if you think of it as performance

June 22nd, 2012

"I wonder if men ever sit around and talk about their conflicted relationship with art made by women…."

“I wonder if men ever sit around and talk about their conflicted relationship with art made by women. Like ‘I really love Jenny Holzer but obviously I know that requires some level of self-hate on my part.’”

- paraphrase of a hilarious and trenchant remark Kara made during solstice when we were discussing Judy (and Niina?)’s It’s Complicated Project. I keep writing the lines in my head and cackling. I think we should make a trailer of it for when the first zine comes out!
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May 2nd, 2012

deadhorsebrooklyn: Parts. Parts. Parts. cordisre: Mirror Piece…



deadhorsebrooklyn:

Parts. Parts. Parts.

cordisre:

Mirror Piece I (1969) 

by Joan Jonas 

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March 9th, 2012

takemetoponyisland: Heather Cassils gained 24 pounds in muscle…



takemetoponyisland:

Heather Cassils gained 24 pounds in muscle over six months for the sake of art. Zackary Drucker asked audience members to tweeze the hairs from her bare body.

These LA artists use their bodies as canvases to defy gender norms.

Video by Mae Ryan

Music:
Rotation by Blindfold

Zackary Drucker is so dreamy.

“LA artists”

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March 9th, 2012

"For those of you following the journey of the megalith that is to be part of Michael Heizer’s…"

“For those of you following the journey of the megalith that is to be part of Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, Friday night is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Starting around 10–11 pm, the transporter will leave its last stop—on Figueroa Street just north of Florence Avenue—and will travel its final leg to LACMA.”

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SO EXCITED. I mean sure, you can argue that it’s just a giant rock going down Wilshire Boulevard, but on the other hand, IT’S A GIANT ROCK GOING DOWN WILSHIRE BOULEVARD. I think my point is made.

Luckily, I only have to walk a down the block to catch a glimpse, if I can manage to stay awake.

Levitated Mass: Planning for the Final Leg of the Journey « Unframed The LACMA Blog

(via brilliantmistake)

January 19th, 2012

katewadkins: My latest at Hyperallergic; do not miss this…



katewadkins:

My latest at Hyperallergic; do not miss this show!

hyperallergic:

Queer Art Grows in Brooklyn

Queer arts have been gaining momentum and paying healthy homage to history as they take root in Brooklyn. On the heels of an eventful December with World AIDS Day events throughout the city, Illegitimate And Herstorical opened at A.I.R. Gallery on January 5. Curated by Emily Roysdon (a collaborator with MEN and a founder of “feminist genderqueer” artist collective LTTR), Illegitimate And Herstorical is one of the strongest group shows culled from open-call submissions that I’ve seen of late. READ MORE

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October 11th, 2011

fyeahwomenartists: Lesley DillMuch Madness in the Divinest…



fyeahwomenartists:

Lesley Dill
Much Madness in the Divinest Sense, 1994
Lithography 

(via LESLEY DILL : PRINTMAKING : Tamarind Press)

I LOVE THIS LOVE LOVE IT.

(It kind of reminds me of when I used to tell Ruby all of the old fairy tales I could remember except they would be starring: my cats! For “Rapunzel,” Fritz Newman was locked up in a tower but his whiskers grew and grew and trailed all through the forest and that is how Monster found him and rescued him. Unfortunately I was SO GOOD at these stories that Ruby would refuse to fall asleep and keep begging for more until I was the one who would conk out.)

October 10th, 2011

fyeahwomenartists: Lesley DillRapture, 2010Cast bronze  (via…



fyeahwomenartists:

Lesley Dill
Rapture, 2010
Cast bronze 

(via LESLEY DILL : SCULPTURE : BRONZE)

Chris Burden needs to think on this.

September 19th, 2011

nudiemuse: cleispress: fuckyeahhotdudesandsmartstuff: Annie…



nudiemuse:

cleispress:

fuckyeahhotdudesandsmartstuff:

Annie Sprinkle - Anatomy of a Pin-Up. Read the full interview with Annie Sprinkle from Filament magazine.

Ah, Annie Sprinkle.

Do love her so much forever and ever.

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