Archive for the ‘Contemporary’ Category
I didn’t really want to blog about this, but I feel that my personal opinion should not matter most. One of the entries for the Australian Blake Prize for Religious Art portrays Osama Bin Laden as Jesus. The painting is a lenticular image in which the viewer can flip between portraits of Jesus and Osama by shifting from side to side.
“I am not interested in being offensive. I am interested in having a discussion and asking questions about how we think about our world and what we accept and what we don’t accept”
artist Priscilla Joyce Bracks
I don’t understand what questions we should ask though.
Twice art with books today. Above you can see the installation from contemporary artist Jonathan Callan (thanks to ragandbone for the link), while below is some craftsmanship from two female Belgian librarians from Ghent who use the covers of old books to create purses.
I absolutely love the idea to replicate the Yin & yang-symbol in this way. This was an installation from Jarbas Lopes in Rio de Janeiro in 2006.
Spencer Tunick is an artist with a concept. He makes installations with a lot of naked people in rather unusual locations and then takes stunning photo’s from them. For his latest stunt he decided to support Greenpeace and move to the glaciers in the Alps. Must’ve been pretty cold. The rest of the photo’s on the glacier can be found on Kc’s log (in Dutch). Other projects by Tunick have been in Mexico, Amsterdam, Bruges, Düsseldorf and many more.
My previous post on the pink cow immediately reminded me of a different artist: the contemporary Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. In this work of art he tattooed real-life pigs with the fashionable logo’s of the Louis Vuitton company. I’m sure I don’t need to explain the meaning of this work ?