Olafur Eliasson Sphere

February 5, 2016 — Leave a comment

Wow…

Video of it here before light was added: http://www.gogglepix.com/olafur-eliasson-sphere/

http://www.olafureliasson.net/

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Olafur Eliasson Sphere

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LIGHT WORKS The Art of the Photogram
12 – 15 November 2015 | Paris Photo, Grand Palais, France
27 November 2015 – 30 January, 2016 | ATLAS Gallery, London, UK

LIGHT WORKS: The Art of the Photogram brings together a diverse selection of unique work from artists from the first half of the 20th century to the present day, united by their use of the photogram for creative purposes. Photograms are a camera-less technique for image making, and produce a 1:1 representation of the objects laid upon a light sensitive material. The resulting image is a negative shadow that varies in tone dependent on the transparency of the objects placed on the light sensitive paper to make the photogram. Unlike photographs, photograms do not provide a sense of time or space, they abstract images and objects from their original context, suspend a traditional reading of the image, and retain an air of the mysterious.

http://www.photography-now.com/exhibition/111759

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With Anselm Kiefer now moving past 70 years old he seem to be even more consumed with time and the constant destruction and renewal of life itself. His production and energy seem to be at all time peak given what this wonderful video by Art Documentaries gives us. Not only do we get to finally see his incredible studios but also his humor, generosity and the power of what one can do with vast amounts of money coupled with extraordinary lines of thinking.

Here is a man who’s thoughts were once translated in paint, lead and straw are now expressed in his grand palace’s of the mind. Every artist who thinks they are an artist should view this film and start all over from the beginning – or just give up – as there is no one I can think of doing work on this scale of shear magnitude, raw talent and intellect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anselm Kiefer Documentary

Say what you will about the music of Mr. Springsteen but I am always stunned by his ability to speak so eloquently about his art, music and mythic writing (that captures his american life so perfectly and profoundly). He is our great observer and this HBO documentary sums up so beautifully why he is one of our national treasures. Listen to a true master explain how he made his great double album, The River.

 

One of the things most overlooked is his pinpoint writings on love.
 
“She’ll lead you down a path
There’ll be tenderness in the air
She’ll let you come just far enough
So you know she’s really there
Then she’ll look at you and smile
And her eyes will say
She’s got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away”

 

From: The Secret Garden

 

Maybe one of the most influential photographers (along with her late husband Bernard) to have lived in the modern era….

“They are best known for their extensive series of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures, often organised in grids. As the founders of what has come to be known as the ‘Becher school’ they influenced generations of documentary photographers and artists. They have been awarded the Erasmus Prize and the Hasselblad Award.”  via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_and_Hilla_Becher

Obituraries here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/arts/hilla-becher-photographer-who-chronicled-industrial-scenery-dies-at-81.html?_r=0

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/15/hilla-becher

 

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Via the New York Times and Sonnabend Gallery

 

Via MOMA.org

Via MOMA.org

Hilla Becher 1935 to 2015