Category Archives: art

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James Nares: Art and experience

James Nares – a musician, painter, filmmaker, photographer, art performer, and most importantly, an empiricist, who takes art as an experiment and experiment as an art. From 1974 when Nares, a Londoner, moved to New York, the city has become an inspiration and a playground for his art games. The swinging pendulum between the buildings and the big stone sphere running down the street are just a couple of Nares initiated examples of “five million things happening outside.” As the … More

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Constantin Brâncuși (1876 – 1957) - The Essence

Art has always been a phenomenon that captivated the thoughts of such protagonists of philosophy as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, Nietzsche and many others. Yet it is fascinating to turn the light upon Constantin Brâncuși, whose sculptures – vice versa to the philosophy of art – is an example of the art of philosophy. Romanian-born Brâncuși moved to Paris in his late twenties to immerse himself into the world of art. Paris was an excellent choice in his case … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Joachim Sauter (ART+COM)

Photo by Robert Wunsch Purposeful and constructive mind that generates exemplary and monumental works – an exclusive interview with the foresighted Joachim Sauter Joachim Sauter (b. 1959) is a German multimedia artist, CEO and lecturer spending his time between Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, United States. He studied in the Academy of the Fine Arts and in the German Academy for Film and Television, both in Berlin. Following Bauhaus ideas of clean lines of function and simplicity in the late … More

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A Marvelous Art Of Books

This video accompanies the exhibition entitled, Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art. Curated by Karen Ann Myers, Assistant Director of the Halsey Institute, Rebound brings together the work of five mixed-media artists from around the world who, using books as a point of departure, sculpt, scrape, bend, and carve to create astonishing compositions. Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Guy Laramée, and Francesca Pastine transform various types of literature and/or printed books through sculptural intervention. To learn more, please … More

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Lisa Park - Emotion, Technologies and Sound

Lisa Park (Yeon-Hee) was raised in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in New York. Her background was in Fine Art Media in her undergraduate degree at Art Center College of Design and her works range from painting, installation, photography, and film.She began to focus her artistic practice in interactive based works by integrating technology and art. She has her master’s degree in M.P.S from ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) at New York University. The program’s multidisciplinary education significantly extended … More

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Album Covers with Skulls

© Ashmolean Museum Secret Thirteen starts a new series of articles where we will present diverse albums covers with one specific accent. For the first entry we have chosen the skull as a dominant object playing an important role in the whole visual composition. What is skull? The skull is a bony structure in the head of many animals that supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain. But this is only a medical term … More

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Harold Eugene Edgerton - A Man Who Loved to Stop The Time

© Photo researchers/science photo library. Harold Eugene “Doc” Edgerton (April 6, 1903 – January 4, 1990) was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. For example; today, the electronic flash is completely associated with the field of photography. Dr. Harold Edgerton developed a strobe system for night-time aerial photography of ground targets and operations during WWII. It was used … More

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Claire Falkenstein - Striking Structures of Every Medium

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Claire Falkenstein (1908 – 1997) was an American sculptor, painter, printmaker, jewelry designer and teacher, known for both abstract and functional works. Her first one-woman exhibition, at a San Francisco gallery was opened in 1930, before her graduation at University of California at Berkeley with a major in art and minors in anthropology and philosophy. Falkenstein continued her art education at Mills College, where she took a master class with Alexander Archipenko, and met … More

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Ingrid Hulskamp - Design Poet

Ingrid Hulskamp is a Dutch designer working in a field of contemplative design. She has studied Fashion Design in the Netherlands, traditional Textile Design in Kyoto, Japan and innovative Textile Design in London, UK. Her international educational background influenced the way of creating. Hulskamp uses hand-blown glass, wood, brass plated gold and textiles to create different sensory experiences. Her series called Daily Poetry: Toys for Contemplation is dedicated to people who are exhausted from nowadays life, being on stress. Artist … More

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Pe Lang - Balancing Between Order And Chaos

Pe Lang (born 1974) is a Swiss sound and installation artist who lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. According to the artist, he is “coming from the music, from punk”. Pe Lang was making music instruments by himself, until they became unlike the instruments used in the concerts or performances. At that point Pe Lang realized they started looking more like installations. Pe Lang has participated in numerous exhibitions, workshops and performances all around the globe including Transmediale, Berlin; … More

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Eliane Radigue - A Woman Next to the Arp synthesizer

photo © 2012 Henry Roy Eliane Radigue is a French electronic music composer (born 1932). She studied electroacoustic music techniques at the Studio d’essai at the RTF and was an assistant to Pierre Henry, a pioneer of the musique concrète genre of electronic music. After her marriage she was raising her children and has stopped composing for almost 10 years. However Radigue was deepening classical music studies and instrumental practice on the harp and piano at the same time. In … More

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Shahpour Pouyan - Full Metal Jacket

Shahpour Pouyan was born in 1979 in Isfahan, Iran and currently resides and works in Tehran, Iran. He has a Masters in Fine Art (Painting) from Tehran University of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the University of Science and Culture. Pouyan is the recipient of the Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art’s grant of residence at International Cite Des Artes, Paris, France and has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in Tehran, Dubai, Paris, New York, … More