August, 2011

Women: Before and After

Lynn Hershman Leeson is historic.  Some of the most exciting moments of her recent documentary on feminist art, !W.A.R., or !Women Art Revolution, 2010, were shot on her own living room couch.  She and her alter-ego, Roberta Breitmore, are synonymous with an era of women’s art to which all artists (especially—but not exclusively—women) owe a great debt. But we are no longer in the seventies. […..]

From the DS Archives: A Shovel, A Roulette Wheel and a Check Walk into A Bar

This Sunday, From the DS Archives features Ed Ruscha and Marcel Duchamp in the essay “A Shovel, A Roulette Wheel and a Check Walk into A Bar” by Andrew Tosiello. The following article was originally published on November 22, 2010. I have a really hard time living in the present. I’m at odds, generally, to be here, now and that fucks me up pretty much[…..]

Otherworldy at the Museum of Art and Design

In our attempts to decode new art, we often skip over a fundamental process that helps make art function: false perceptions. Artists often make things that deceive. The metaphysical disconnect between the object that we are looking at and the intellectual experience is the subject of Otherworldly at the Museum of Art & Design, which focuses on dioramas, models, snow globes, and other illusionary sculptures[…..]

Photographing Art in the Streets

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Larry Clark’s mother was an itinerant baby photographer, and she took her son with her on her rounds. This means that Clark, the photographer famous/infamous for his grittily voyeuristic depictions of youth culture, began photographing kids when he still was one. Before he reached 20, he was taking his camera deep into[…..]

Remembering The Undressed Majesty Of His Paintings

Today’s article is brought to you from our friends at the Huffington Post, written by Edward Goldman. The death of great cultural figures always prompts us to assess their impact on art and, ultimately, on the way we perceive ourselves. The recent death of the great painter, Lucian Freud (1922 -2011), at the age of 88, is definitely one of these occasions. Through more than[…..]

Hockney’s Digital Stroke

David Hockney included himself among the iPad’s expectant lovers. Since 2008 he’s used the application Brushes to draw on his iPhone—but what he can do with the app on the oversized model, oh. He can draw with multiple fingers and recently a stylus. His show Me Draw on iPad is exhibiting until August 28th at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. 20[…..]

Jake or Dinos Chapman? Jake & Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman are one of those duos whose artistic identity seems to be forever fused together – much like the disfigured, conjoined zygotic children they famously produced in the 1990s. So what happens when that artistic relationship in severed? As their current exhibition in London shows – really, not that much. Spread across both of the White Cube spaces in London, Jake &[…..]