Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Naked And The Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art | Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai | 07 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016

The Naked And The Nude’ opened this month at Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai. The exhibition explores how the bare body is seen in modern Indian art as an object of desire, fantasy, violence or suffering.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Statue of Liberty made from bombed rubble of Aleppo, by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam

Statue of Liberty made from bombed rubble of Aleppo, by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam. A “touching” artwork created during the beginning of Syria’s uprising in 2012 has caught the attention of a worldwide audience.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Pregnant Mountain: Anti-abortion sculpture by Dubian Monsalve

The image of a stunning sculpture carved on a mountain and portraying a baby inside his mother's womb has gone viral in recent months. The sculpture, in the words of artist Dubian Monsalve, is a tribute to "the woman that gives life, because life is valuable from its conception to its end."

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hauntingly beautiful images by South African artist Chris Slabber

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint, creating stunning portraits

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Installation view of Infinity Mirror Room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama

Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets”, hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots (and physical representations of the idea of infinity).

Friday, 14 October 2016

Animal Regulation: Photographics series by Chinese photographer Liu Di

Chinese photographer Liu Di is known for his work which deals with conflicting relationships between nature and human society, generated by the rate of chinese urban development. Animal Regulation, an almost cinematic display of enlarged animals sitting amongst the ‘urban ruins’ of the city of Beijing. Using photoshop, he seamlessly embedded these wild, large animals into Beijing’s forgotten and depleted back streets, construction sites and tenement courtyards.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Unsettling Truths: MoMA Confronts Global Refugee Crisis in New Exhibition

“Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,” a new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is confronting one of the most pressing global emergencies: the current refugee crisis, presented in the views and perspectives of architects, designers, and artists.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Artist Simulates What It's Like To Have A Shared-Death Experience

Since the 1800s, people have reported experiencing loved ones’ deaths almost psychically, feeling that they, too, were moving into the beyond.
Caledonia Curry hopes that the exhibition, which visualizes the experience of dying as one bursting with light and love, will change the way people think about death, or at least open their minds to visions beyond the norm. “As a culture, I think, we’re pretty death phobic,” she said. “When people do talk about death it’s always quite morbid. Even museums about death often revolve around oddities and the grotesque. I wanted to examine death from a totally different perspective.”

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Oh Africa ! Street Art

Graffiti was cultivated in the streets of New York in the 1970s, and in the '80s the art form made its way to Africa. There, it's a less established medium, but has a growing community of vibrant artists. Still, they don't get as much media attention or representation at international festivals as artists from Europe or North America.