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Look for the plus icon next to videos throughout the site to add them here. In this interview, Jessica Stockholder talks about her ideas of beauty and abstraction in relation to formalist aesthetics. Well, form means everything.
The ultimate goal of listening to music is pleasure. But first listeners need to have a reason to discover a new song, want to listen to it again. After several repetitions they start liking the song, and getting pleasure.
Published 28th March Written by Michael Govan. On March 28, he chairs an Intelligence Squared discussion with four contemporary artists on the topic: Is art for pleasure or politics?
A: Pleasure is indeed one thing one can obtain from art, although some artists are consciously trying to give pleasure, while others reject it, and attempt to arouse other emotions, stir political feelings, or even evoke pain. But art is an acquired taste; as with many drugs, it takes a while to become addicted. If pleasure is what you are looking for, try seeking out the art that gives you the most, then, if you feel you can handle it, gradually increase the dosage by looking at even more.
If you like your art fairs of manageable size and relaxed mood, as well as free, with a more-than-respectable level of quality, the fair of the New Art Dealers Alliance, or NADA, is for you. And also if you thrill to the idea of simply taking art home in a large shopping bag and starting to live with it immediately. More important, it is a training ground for something the art world sorely needs: people who collect art the old-fashioned way.
Is there a better way to initiate a conversation on the topic of food than through the act of eating? Like every type of pasta, pici move in their own unique way: they pile onto the plate in uneven heaps and dangle from the fork like lumpen worms. Neto dos Santos is also curious about what happens when sensibilities usually registered in the visual realm are transferred to a culinary medium.
But how many corkscrews can make you laugh out loud? Mendini died last week, age 87, and his death leaves a void in the school of thought that favored emotion and surprise over the cold efficiency that has come to dominate much of design, calibrated as it is to the precise and bottomless needs of the technology industry. Mendini was trained as an architect, but he had deep roots in the art world.