Thursday, August 28, 2014

boysinbarrettes said: what's the deal with artist's statements on art projects? are they required by institutions or something? it's always a little jarring seeing a really cool painting or photo project or whatever, next to a really academic, nearly impenetrable wall of text about it

3liza:

teratocybernetics:

3liza:

3liza:

Artists universally despise artist’s statements, in my experience, and only do it under intense duress. We hate writing them and we hate people reading them. They are generally demanded by business managers, gallerists, collectors, schools, occasionally patrons (although not often, hail satan), press kits, CVs, and group shows or festivals.

Last time I was asked for an artist’s statement (for a press kit) I made Simon write it for me after listing off some shit I’ve done, and only gave it a very cursory glance before “approving” it. 

My best guess is that you can safely ignore artist’s statements, and/or assume someone had to write it at gunpoint, or that it was written by a third party and the artist wanted as little to do with it as possible.

"my music isn’t constrained by petty labels like ‘genre’, man, so like, dont put me in a box"

Artists statements: because people who buy big-a Art as an institution don’t think ‘I had a cool idea’, ‘I wanted to use this colour’ or ‘I was drunk’ are enough of a story for a piece because they couldn’t make it themselves.

see also: why every prehistoric artifact without an obvious utilitarian purpose is deemed a “ritual object”, and not “i whittled this because i had a lot of free time in the neolithic”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
mychemgirl15:

ultrafacts:

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Fun fact: the reason that people threw tomatoes at bad actors in the medieval age was because tomatoes were thought to be poisonous to humans. They aimed for the mouths because they were trying to kill them

mychemgirl15:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

Fun fact: the reason that people threw tomatoes at bad actors in the medieval age was because tomatoes were thought to be poisonous to humans. They aimed for the mouths because they were trying to kill them

trophywivesclub:

Gustave Moreau - Study for Lady Macbeth (1851)
Brian De Palma - Carrie (1976)

kellysue:

DeFraction Family Rules

kellysue:

DeFraction Family Rules

David Lynch + Rooms

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ghostofside3:

Alejandro Jodorowsky on the U.S. comics industry. 2007.

From the BBC Documentary In Search of Moebius

donschaffner:

I’m thinking about a new sign for my office.

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donschaffner:

I’m thinking about a new sign for my office.

n.b. Back to Work with After Dark Post-Shows: Back to Work 184: Days of Bathrooms Past
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(Source: rwhisler)