A Mesmerizing Dance Performance for the Paralympics Hand Off Ceremony Choreographed by Sadeck Waff

 Dance #olympics #performance #sports October 19, 2021 Christopher Jobson As part of a closing hand-off ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and the 2024 games in Paris, choreographer Sadeck Waff worked with 128 performers in a dizzying performance focused on arms and hands. The French dancer and choreographer has become known for his […]

Anatomy and History Collide in Borosilicate Glass Sculptures by Kit Paulson

 Art History Science #anatomy #glass #sculpture October 19, 2021 Christopher Jobson Lungs, 2020. Flame-worked borosilicate glass. All photos © Kit Paulson, shared with permission In a lovely clash of anatomy and antiquity, artist Kit Paulson (previously) forms impossibly fragile objects entirely from glass. By referencing historical artworks through lace patterns, or traversing the structures […]

Circular Vaults Embedded within a Prague Embankment Contain Shops, Cafes, and Public Spaces

 Design #architecture #Czech Republic #Prague #river #stores October 18, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Brainkworks New cafes, galleries, and studios are popping up along the Vltava River in Prague, although they’re not immediately visible from atop the embankment. Tucked inside former storage units embedded within the structure itself are 20 tunnel-like spaces […]

A Colorful Series of Sugar Skulls Appear on New USPS Stamps Designed by Luis Fitch

 Design Illustration #death #skulls #stamps #sugar #sugar skulls October 18, 2021 Christopher Jobson Images © USPS, all rights reserved. Designed by Luis Fitch. The United States Postal Service has issued a set of colorful postage stamps that celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico and beyond […]

Abandoned Caravans and Castles House Mysterious Illuminated Portals in Andrew Mcintosh’s Paintings

 Art #art history #oil painting #painting October 18, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Andrew McIntosh, shared with permission In abandoned sheds, tiny campers, and imposing, hilltop castles, Scottish artist Andrew McIntosh (previously) nestles glowing entryways to mysterious new worlds. The illuminated portals are central to the artist’s ongoing interest in exploration, curiosity, and […]

An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists

 Art History Photography #art history #books October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown (2016), gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 centimeters. Photo © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a […]

12,000 Sheets of Wrinkled Rice Paper Drape Around a Monumental Installation by Zhu Jinshi

 Art #bamboo #installation #paper #sculpture October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Boat” (2015), Xuan (rice) paper, bamboo, cotton threads, 18 x 7 meters. All images courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries, shared with permission More than 12,000 sheets of delicate Xuan paper form the ruffled exterior of Zhu Jinshi’s suspended “Boat” sculpture. The […]

Drawings and Paintings by Pat Perry Reinterpret American Stories with Tender Absurdity

 Art #acrylic #drawing #narrative #painting #pen October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Recital XII” (2021), acrylic on panel, framed, 26 x 48 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission In Pat Perry’s Sensemaking, there’s no rubric for telling a story. In quiet scenes framed through roadside vantage points and performances of costumed […]

Fantastical Digital Paintings Position Wildlife in Unnaturally Colorful Environments

 Art #animals #digital #environment #painting October 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Grove Square Galleries, shared with permission Photographic artist Jim Naughten casts a fantastical, candy-colored lens over luxuriant ecosystems and surreal animal portraits in Eremozoic, a solo exhibition on view at Grove Square Galleries through November 18. Comprised of digitally altered […]

An Exhibition of 50 Piñatas Explores the Cultural Significance of the Festive Object

 Art Craft #installation #paper #piñatas #sculpture #social commentary October 14, 2021 Grace Ebert Installation view of Roberto Benavidez’s sculptures (front) and Isaias Rodriguez, “resilience” (2021) (back). Photo by Madison Metro, Craft in America. All images courtesy of Craft in America, shared with permission A ubiquitous decoration at birthdays and family celebrations, piñatas are conventionally […]