Monday, September 1, 2014

MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND ULAY




MARINA ABRAMOVIC. SERBIAN PERFORMANCE ARTIST. ACTIVE FOR OVER THREE DECADES. ABRAMOVIĆ'S WORK EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE, THE LIMITS OF THE BODY, AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE MIND. ABRAMOVIĆ BEGAN TO CONSIDER THE STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE PERFORMER. “ONCE YOU ENTER INTO THE PERFORMANCE STATE YOU CAN PUSH YOUR BODY TO DO THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY COULD NEVER NORMALLY DO.” THE STATE OFUNCONSCIOUSNESS COULD BE INCORPORATED INTO A PERFORMANCE, TO TEST THE LIMITS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERFORMER AND AUDIENCEABRAMOVIĆ/ULAY EXPLORED EXTREME STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ARCHITECTURAL SPACE.WIKI. VIEW HISTORY.

NAN GOLDIN

Saturday, August 30, 2014

VALIE EXPORT



VALIE EXPORT. AUSTRIAN ARTIST. HER ARTISTIC WORK INCLUDESVIDEO INSTALLATIONSBODY PERFORMANCESEXPANDED CINEMA,COMPUTER ANIMATIONSPHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURES AND PUBLICATIONS. IN 1967, SHE CHANGED HER NAME TO VALIE EXPORT (WRITTEN IN UPPERCASE LETTERS). HER EXAMINATION OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THEPOWER RELATIONS INHERENT IN MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS INSCRIBE WOMEN’S BODIES AND CONSCIOUSNESS DISTINGUISHES VALIE EXPORT’S PROJECT. SHE SUBJECTED HER BODY TO PAIN AND DANGER IN ACTIONS DESIGNED. VALIE EXPORT'S GROUNDBREAKING VIDEO PIECE, "FACING A FAMILY" (1971) WAS ONE OF THE FIRST INSTANCES OF TELEVISION INTERVENTION AND BROADCASTING VIDEO ART. WIKI. VIEW HISTORY. 

VANESSA BEECROFT



BEECROFT'S WORK IS A FUSION OF CONCEPTUAL ISSUES AND AESTHETIC CONCERNS, FOCUSING ON LARGE-SCALE PERFORMANCE ART, USUALLY INVOLVING LIVE FEMALE MODELS (OFTEN NUDE). AT HER PERFORMANCES, VIDEO RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MADE, TO BE EXHIBITED AS DOCUMENTATION OF THE PERFORMANCES, BUT ALSO AS SEPARATE WORKS OF ART. THE WORK AND HER CONCEPTUAL APPROACH IS NEITHER PERFORMANCE NOR DOCUMENTARY, BUT SOMETHING IN BETWEEN, AND CLOSER TO RENAISSANCE PAINTING. WIKI. VIEW HISTORY.

Friday, August 29, 2014

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN



THOMAS HIRSCHHORN. PART OF THE GROUP OF DESIGNERS CALLED GRAPUS. THESE ARTISTS WERE CONCERNED WITH POLITICS AND CULTURE, DISPLAYING IMPROMPTU CREATIONS AND POSTERS ON THE STREET MOSTLY USING THE LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISEMENT. HE LEFT GRAPUS TO CREATE THE HYPERSATURATED INSTALLATIONS HE IS KNOWN FOR TODAY, USING COMMON MATERIALS SUCH ASCARDBOARD, FOIL, DUCT TAPE, AND PLASTIC WRAP. THESE INSTALLATIONS ARE OFTEN SITE SPECIFIC AND OUTSIDE THE GALLERY, AND/OR INTERACTIVE. UNLIKE MUCH TOTAL INSTALLATION WORK, THE VIEWER IS AN OBSERVER NOT AN ACTOR IN THE SPACES HE CREATES BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE CONTINUES TO OFFER MESSAGES IN HIS WORK AS HE DID WITH GRAPUS. WIKI. VIEW HISTORY.

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN



THOMAS HIRSCHHORN. PART OF THE GROUP OF DESIGNERS CALLED GRAPUS. THESE ARTISTS WERE CONCERNED WITH POLITICS AND CULTURE, DISPLAYING IMPROMPTU CREATIONS AND POSTERS ON THE STREET MOSTLY USING THE LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISEMENT. HE LEFT GRAPUS TO CREATE THE HYPERSATURATED INSTALLATIONS HE IS KNOWN FOR TODAY, USING COMMON MATERIALS SUCH ASCARDBOARD, FOIL, DUCT TAPE, AND PLASTIC WRAP. THESE INSTALLATIONS ARE OFTEN SITE SPECIFIC AND OUTSIDE THE GALLERY, AND/OR INTERACTIVE. UNLIKE MUCH TOTAL INSTALLATION WORK, THE VIEWER IS AN OBSERVER NOT AN ACTOR IN THE SPACES HE CREATES BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE CONTINUES TO OFFER MESSAGES IN HIS WORK AS HE DID WITH GRAPUS. WIKI. VIEW HISTORY.

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN




THOMAS HIRSCHHORN. PART OF THE GROUP OF DESIGNERS CALLED GRAPUS. THESE ARTISTS WERE CONCERNED WITH POLITICS AND CULTURE, DISPLAYING IMPROMPTU CREATIONS AND POSTERS ON THE STREET MOSTLY USING THE LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISEMENT. HE LEFT GRAPUS TO CREATE THE HYPERSATURATED INSTALLATIONS HE IS KNOWN FOR TODAY, USING COMMON MATERIALS SUCH ASCARDBOARD, FOIL, DUCT TAPE, AND PLASTIC WRAP. THESE INSTALLATIONS ARE OFTEN SITE SPECIFIC AND OUTSIDE THE GALLERY, AND/OR INTERACTIVE. UNLIKE MUCH TOTAL INSTALLATION WORK, THE VIEWER IS AN OBSERVER NOT AN ACTOR IN THE SPACES HE CREATES BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE CONTINUES TO OFFER MESSAGES IN HIS WORK AS HE DID WITH GRAPUS. WIKI. VIEW HISTORY.