1. Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
    — Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

    (Source: volumexii)

  2. 11:01 9th May 2014

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    Reblogged from newyorker

    Tags: artsculpturekara walker

    She is Cleopatra as worker: unknown to you because you have rarely seen her as she raised your children, cleaned up your messes—emotional and otherwise. Walker has made this servant monumental not only because she wants us to see her but so the sphinx can show us—so she can get in our face with her brown sugar underneath all that whiteness.
    — Hilton Als on Kara Walker’s mammy-as-sphinx sugar sculpture at the old Domino factory: http://nyr.kr/1oxJT7Y (via newyorker)
  3. 20:41 15th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from mal0cchi0

    Tags: artinstallation art


Iranian artist, Leila PazookiMoment of GloryNeon light installationDimensions variable2010Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery


    Iranian artist, Leila Pazooki
    Moment of Glory
    Neon light installation
    Dimensions variable
    Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery

  4. 19:35 9th Mar 2014

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    Reblogged from irefiordiligi

    Tags: foodart

  5. Bookguns - Robert The

    Bookguns - Robert The

  6. X-Ray and Anatomical Stained Glass Windows by Wim Delvoye

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    Illustrator draws faces, lets 4-year-old draw bodies, ends up with adorably weird art 
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American Dream Release
Preston BradleySilkscreen


    American Dream Release

    Preston Bradley


  9. Co-opting the language and imagery of depression, addiction, or any other mental health issue is just about the shittiest thing an artist can do. Not only does it encourage lonely teenagers to write terrible poetry about how ~DARK AND DEPRESSING~ the world is, it demeans the lives of people who actually have to live with these issues.

    Put it this way: the reason I’m drawn to artists like Elliott Smith, Daniel Johnston, et al. isn’t because I think depression and schizophrenia are quirky character traits, it’s because those people were able to create beautiful artwork in spite of their problems. They’re warriors, and they inspire me to power through my own (comparatively minor) issues and get things done.

    Put it another way: would it be offensive if I went around pretending to have cerebral palsy because I like Christy Brown’s paintings? Same damn thing.

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    Cartoon Kevin - illustrator Kevin McShane drew 100 self portraits in the style of 100 different animators. Click through to see them all.

    Cartoon Kevin - illustrator Kevin McShane drew 100 self portraits in the style of 100 different animators. Click through to see them all.