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26 | Black Mountain College — Do Not Touch
"We're going back to school and learning about an arts college in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. For 24 years the college attracted famous teachers and produced students who would go on to achieve their own fame. I have two guests speaking to me about Black Mountain - Kate Averett from the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and Professor Eva Diaz from Pratt Institute."
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october 2018 by robertogreco
Black Mountain College: "The Grass-Roots of Democracy" - Open Source with Christopher Lydon
"Our guest, the literary historian Louis Menand, explains that B.M.C. was a philosophical experiment intent on putting the progressive philosopher John Dewey‘s ideas to work in higher education. The college curriculum was unbelievably permissive — but it did ask that students undertake their own formation as citizens of the world by means of creative expression, and hard work, in a community of likeminded people.

The college may not have lived up to its utopian self-image — the scene was frequently riven by interpersonal conflict — but it did serve as a stage-set to some of modern culture’s most interesting personalities and partnerships."
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october 2018 by robertogreco
10 Things To Know About San Diego's Craft History | KPBS.org
""San Diego's Craft Revolution: From Post-War Modern To California Design" opens October 16th at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Since the show includes almost 70 artists and spans roughly 30 years of little-documented local art history, it's a lot to process. To give you a head start, we've put together a list of 10 things to keep in mind before you head out to see this groundbreaking exhibit."
sandiego  mingei  art  exhibits  craft  design  furniture  2011  history  glvo  allamariewoolley  jacksonwoolley  nortonsimon  harrybertoia  abstractexpressionism  enamel  alliedcraftsmen  convair  ryan  pointloma  kaywhitcomb  juneschwarcz  rhodalopez  jameshubbell  malcolmleland  svetozarradakovich  alinefisch  monatrunkfield  helenshirk  wnedymaruyama  johndirks  bauhaus  sdsu  jewelry  lynnfayman  california  marthalongenecker  ceramics  modernism  folktraditions 
october 2011 by robertogreco
books read feb to apr 2011 ( 7 May., 2011, at Interconnected)
"Bluebeard is probably my favourite Vonnegut… [Mine too!]

Anyway, at this moment Vonnegut puts into Karabekian's mouth a defence of this fictional art as fine as I have ever read:

"I now give you my word of honor that the picture your city owns show everything about life which truly matters, with nothing left out. It is a picture of the awareness of every animals--the 'I am' to which all messages are sent. It is all that is alive in any of us--in a mouse, in a deer, in a cocktail waitress. It is unwavering and pure, no matter what preposterous adventure may befall us. A sacred picture of Saint Antony alone is one vertical, unwavering band of light. If a cockroach were near him, or a cocktail waitress, the picture would show two such bands of light. Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery.""
mattwebb  vonnegut  bluebeard  abstractexpressionism  abstract  art  rabokarabekian  awareness  life  whatmatters  being  light  2011  books  kurtvonnegut 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Brad Eberhard: abstract art and abstract thoughts - Los Angeles Times
"Whether as a result of this real world experience or just by nature, he displays little interest in art world small talk & speaks of his work w/ broad sense of perspective...

What appears to interest him is the particular experience that the painting — not an object, as he describes it, so much as a bundle of human decisions, a "marshalling of resources" — is capable of engendering...

I think there's beginning to be room, 50 years after Abstract Expressionism, to maybe, in small amounts, talk about feeling in art. Which is crazy."

He points, by contrast, to the field of music, which tends to access emotion much more freely. It is a subject in which he has experience, being lead singer in a rock band, Wounded Lion.

"I think somebody's got to figure out how to talk about emotion in art in a way that's not corny," he says. "It's a blind spot. You know how there's this joke in physics: assume a frictionless universe? You can't assume an emotionless viewer. It doesn't exist.""
bradeberhard  emotions  feelings  abstractexpressionism  friends  music  woundedlion 
august 2010 by robertogreco
The Greatest Living American Abstract Painter Tourney-ish - Modern Art Notes
"I convened a seeding committee made up of three of America's most distinguished abstract artist seeders: I call it ORANGES' Ed Schad, The Stranger's Jen Graves and Hyperallergic's Hrag Vartanian. My instruction to them was: "Given that this is an entirely fictional non-fiction endeavor, use any criteria you like. Personally, I'll be seeding based on a career's worth of work, with attention given to the last 10-15 years." I asked each of them to seed America's 32 top living abstractionists (and added my own 1-32 list). I averaged our lists to arrive at our seeding."
art  humor  brackets  abstractexpressionism  abstract 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Clyfford Still - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Around 750 paintings and around 1500 works on paper have been held in storage in Maryland since his death owing to a stipulation in his will that they may only be shown in a gallery built to his own specifications and under his own terms."
art  artists  abstractexpressionism  glvo  clyffordstill 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Can a 4-year-old paint like Pollock? - By Mia Fineman - Slate Magazine
"For those who believe painting must be about something more than just color&gesture—abstract paintings by children&animals provide...proof that modern art is indeed a hoax. But [they] profoundly miss the point of the art they're trying to debunk."
art  children  animals  elephants  pollock  abstractexpressionism  jacksonpollock 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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