Art Blooms Alongside Nature in Riverside Park

In an exhibition that sprawls across nearly 100 blocks of park, 24 contemporary artists address literal, metaphoric and poetic ideas of regrowth.

#art, #bravin-karin, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regrowth-a-celebration-of-art-riverside-park-and-the-new-york-spirit-exhibit, #riverside-park-manhattan-ny, #riverside-park-conservancy, #sculpture

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When Reviving a Forgotten Sculptor’s Reputation Is a Family Affair

Some 30 years after his death, Costantino Nivola’s relatives team up with Magazzino Italian Art to restore the midcentury artist’s legacy.

#art, #cold-spring-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #magazzino-cold-spring-ny-gallery, #nivola-costantino, #sculpture

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Send in the Bugs. The Michelangelos Need Cleaning.

Last fall, with the Medici Chapel in Florence operating on reduced hours because of Covid-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist’s masterpiece marbles.

#art, #bacteria, #buonarroti-michelangelo, #florence-italy, #leo-x-1475-1521, #medici-chapel, #museums, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture, #tombs-and-tombstones

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Nina Katchadourian’s Eccentric Existentialism

In her first show at Pace, an artist driven by curiosity and a penchant for the absurd tries to understand the world. The results are touching and sometimes hilarious.

#armenians, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #katchadourian-nina-1968, #pace-gallery, #sculpture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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At His Moment of Triumph, Arthur Jafa Is Looking for Trouble

With a survey in Europe and stark new sculptures in New York, he is bringing to the fore darker, more personal themes. “I’m an undertaker,” he said. “I don’t do the uplift thing.”

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gladstone-64-manhattan-ny-gallery, #jafa-arthur-1960, #los-angeles-calif, #louisiana-museum, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #venice-biennale

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The Vessel at Hudson Yards Will Reopen With Changes

Visitors to the structure, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards complex, will no longer be able to enter alone, but its protective barriers will not be raised.

#accidents-and-safety, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #sculpture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vessel-the-manhattan-ny

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Richard Nonas, Who Explored Art and the Space It Inhabits, Dies at 85

A part of the early-1970s art scene in SoHo and TriBeCa, he created Post-Minimalist sculptures out of steel, stone and wood.

#112-greene-street-manhattan-ny-gallery, #art, #deaths-obituaries, #moma-ps1, #museums, #nonas-richard, #sculpture

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The Art-Filled Studios Gertrude Whitney Left Behind

The sculptor, who founded the Whitney Museum, created her own art in studios on Long Island and in Greenwich Village. The future of both is uncertain.

#art, #chanler-robert-winthrop, #content-type-personal-profile, #cushing-howard-gardiner, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #long-island-ny, #old-westbury-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #whitney-gertrude-vanderbilt

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How Plywood From Last Year’s Protests Became Art

During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.

#art, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #murals, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture, #volunteers-and-community-service

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At Storm King, 2 New Works Faced a Challenging Birth

The pandemic complicated production of Sarah Sze’s outdoor sculpture and influenced her indoor multimedia installation.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sculpture, #storm-king-art-center, #sze-sarah

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From David Hammons, a Tribute to Pier 52 and Lastingness

Their artistic paths crossed like ships in the night. But in “Day’s End,” Hammons creates an immortalizing homage to Gordon Matta-Clark and art history.

#art, #days-end-exhibit, #drawing-center-manhattan-ny, #hammons-david, #hudson-river-park-trust, #matta-clark-gordon, #sculpture, #weinberg-adam-d, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

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What We Learned From a Year of Crafting

Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #do-it-yourself, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quilts, #sculpture, #sewing, #your-feed-selfcare

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For Chakaia Booker, Whose Medium Is Tires, the Art Is in the Journey

First things first: “I sculpt myself every day,” says Booker, who appears swathed in yards of textiles, from headdress to sneakers.

#allentown-pa, #art, #black-people, #booker-chakaia, #content-type-personal-profile, #institute-of-contemporary-art-miami, #rubber, #sculpture, #tires

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Lonnie Holley’s Life of Perseverance, and Art of Transformation

The Alabama artist and musician has arrived at a career milestone, with two exhibitions in the Hamptons and a gallery to map his future.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #east-hampton-ny, #elaine-de-kooning-house, #holley-lonnie, #parrish-art-museum, #quilts, #sculpture, #south-etna-montauk-foundation

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William T. Wiley, ‘Funk Artist’ Who Spurned Convention, Dies at 83

Rooted in the Bay Area, he spurned commerce (and the New York scene, mostly), produced an eclectic kind of figurative art and imparted his “Wiz-dumb” to disciples.

#art, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #funk-art, #nauman-bruce, #san-francisco-calif, #sculpture, #slant-step, #wiley-william-t

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The Picassos of the American South

William Edmonson and other self-taught artists remind us of how genius somehow finds a way.

#art, #edmondson-william-1874-1951, #nashville-tenn, #picasso-pablo, #sculpture, #tombs-and-tombstones

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World War I Memorial in Washington Raises First Flag After Years of Wrangling

As the United States withdraws from its longest war, a memorial that recognizes one of its most complicated ones officially opens in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

#commission-of-fine-arts, #howard-sabin, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #pershing-park-washington-dc, #sculpture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #world-war-i-1914-18

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3 Artists Are Urged to Go Big. They Didn’t Hold Back.

In the show “Brand New Heavies,” three female artists answer the curators’ invitation “to do stuff they haven’t been able to do” elsewhere. Like a 20-foot-tall version of the U.S. Capitol dome.

#art, #black-people, #brand-new-heavies-exhibit, #brooklyn-nyc, #chevremont-racquel, #deville-abigail, #pioneer-works-center-for-art-and-innovation-brooklyn-ny, #sculpture, #simmons-xaviera-1974, #thomas-mickalene, #uddoh-rosa-johan

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Niki de Saint Phalle: Nothing More Shocking Than Joy

At MoMA PS1 and Salon 94, the French-American artist gets long overdue attention for her boundary-defying architecture and public sculptures.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-nyc, #moma-ps1, #queens-nyc, #saint-phalle-niki-de, #salon-94-manhattan-ny-gallery, #sculpture

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Lippold’s Soaring Lincoln Center Sculpture Lands at La Guardia

Richard Lippold’s “Orpheus and Apollo,” removed from an atrium in 2014, will be seen on a grand scale at La Guardia Airport.

#airports, #art, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #goldberger-paul, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #lippold-richard, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #sculpture

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Up on the Met Roof, an Artist Is Taking Big Bird to New Heights

Alex Da Corte, known for provocative, brightly colored installations, will showcase the beloved “Sesame Street’” character at the top of the Met this spring — but with a twist.

#art, #big-bird, #content-type-personal-profile, #da-corte-alex, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #philadelphia-pa, #sculpture, #sesame-street-tv-program

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Augusta Savage, the Black Woman Artist Who Crafted an Unlikely Life

At the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, Augusta Savage fought racism to earn acclaim as a sculptor, showing her work alongside de Kooning and Dalí. But the path she forged is also her legacy.

#art, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #discrimination, #new-york-city, #savage-augusta, #sculpture, #worlds-fairs

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16 Global Design Concepts for an Unpredictable Future

The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #building-construction, #culture-arts, #design, #furniture, #sculpture, #sustainable-living, #textiles, #wood-and-wood-products

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How the World’s Oldest Wooden Sculpture Is Reshaping Prehistory

At 12,500 years old, the Shigir Idol is by far the earliest known work of ritual art. Only decay has kept others from being found.

#carbon-dating, #russian-academy-of-sciences, #sculpture, #ural-mountains-russia, #wood-and-wood-products, #yekaterinburg-russia, #your-feed-science

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Trump as You’ve Never Seen Him Before

A furniture maker and decorator in China created a stir — and inspired copycats — by casting a ceramic sculpture of the former president in a meditative pose that evokes the Buddha.

#art, #buddhism, #sculpture, #taobao, #trump-donald-j

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The Secret Stunt Doubles of the Art World

To prepare an exhibition of Alexander Calder’s large-scale sculptures, MoMA created a set of elaborate stand-ins.

#art, #calder-foundation, #calder-alexander, #carpentry-and-carpenters, #hum-lana, #manes-cara, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #sculpture

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Carol Bove’s Light-Touch Heavy Metal Faces Down the Met

The American sculptor is the second artist invited to occupy the sculptural niches on Fifth Avenue.

#art, #bove-carol, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #sculpture

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KAWS at the Brooklyn Museum: A Coming-Out Party

The Simpsons, Snoopy and the Smurfs are all here in a survey of the artist Brian Donnelly’s 25-year career.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum, #graffiti, #haring-keith, #kaws-1974, #museums, #sculpture, #the-simpsons-tv-program

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Arturo Di Modica, Sculptor of the ‘Charging Bull’, Dies at 80

A Sicilian-born artist, he installed the artwork in Lower Manhattan without permission. The outpouring of public support persuaded the city to keep it.

#art, #di-modica-arturo, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-stock-exchange, #sculpture

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Why a Canadian Artist’s U.S. Exhibition Features Giant Emojis

The Canadian artist Divya Mehra’s first U.S. solo show takes a surprising look at mourning. She uses giant emojis to portray her devastation.

#art, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #emojis-and-emoticons, #grief-emotion, #los-angeles-calif, #mehra-divya-1981, #night-gallery-los-angeles-calif-gallery, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture, #the-funny-things-you-do-exhibit

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A Monolith Appears in Turkey

The latest unexplained metal slab was found in Turkey. It was surrounded by armed guards until it disappeared.

#sculpture, #turkey

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In Frank Stella’s Constellation of Stars, a Perpetual Evolution

An exhibition in Connecticut unites two dozen works featuring a single motif, reaffirming the restlessness of this painter’s progress.

#aldrich-contemporary-art-museum, #art, #museums, #sculpture, #stella-frank

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Monolith Mania Comes to Chelsea

Why has this relatively simple form of sculpture been so fraught with meaning and symbolism over the centuries? The Kasmin Gallery has some ideas.

#art, #between-the-earth-and-sky-exhibit, #bhabha-huma, #byars-james-lee, #harrison-rachel, #manhattan-nyc, #monolith, #paul-kasmin-gallery, #rondinone-ugo, #sculpture

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In the Bronx, a Face Lost in Time

A much-vandalized bronze statue of “Fame” in Joyce Kilmer Park is to be returned this year with a new head, arms and feet — even without any record of what the statue’s original face looked like.

#bronx-nyc, #heintz-louis-j-1861-93, #joyce-kilmer-park-bronx-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #saunders-john-artist, #sculpture, #vandalism

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An Artist for the Dystopian Age

For decades, Tishan Hsu has explored the ever more salient relationship between technology and the human body.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #hammer-museum, #hsu-tishan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture

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John Outterbridge, Who Turned Castoffs Into Sculpture, Dies at 87

Leftover wood, rags, rusted metal — all were his materials, and pieced together as assemblages, they told stories about history, about culture and about him.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-calif, #outterbridge-john, #saar-betye, #sculpture

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Weeks-Old Statue of Breonna Taylor Is Smashed to Pieces in Oakland, Calif.

The vandalism of the ceramic sculpture of Ms. Taylor near City Hall is under investigation, the police said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #carson-leo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #vandalism

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Can Jeff Koons Teach Me to Paint?

Jeff Koons has entered the classroom at 65, signing on as an instructor for MasterClass. An art critic tuned in to glean some of the master’s magic.

#art, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #koons-jeff, #masterclass-yanka-industries-inc, #sculpture

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Best of The Sunday Read 2020: From Female Rage to Michelangelo’s David

A few of our favorite and most popular episodes of the narrated article series from “The Daily.”

#barry-dan, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #danticat-edwidge, #deaths-obituaries, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #fashion-and-apparel, #j-crew-group, #jc-penney-company-inc, #morris-wesley-1975, #orange-tommy-author, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #shutdowns-institutional, #weil-elizabeth

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California Monolith Is Removed and Replaced With a Cross

A group of young men chanting “Christ is king!” drove five hours to dismantle the third shiny metal structure to mysteriously appear in the last few weeks, leaving a wooden cross in its place.

#art, #atascadero-calif, #california, #men-and-boys, #monolith, #sculpture, #vandalism

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Earthlings, It Seems, Not Aliens, Removed the Utah Monolith

A photographer said four men dismantled the mysterious shiny object that has captivated the country.

#aliens, #art, #deserts, #mccracken-john, #monolith, #sculpture, #utah

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Did John McCracken Make That Monolith in Utah?

It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, buried in the desert: If the sculptor made this tall, silvery object, it was without mentioning a word to his dealer or his art friends.

#2001-a-space-odyssey-movie, #art, #deserts, #extraterrestrial-life, #john-mccracken, #kelley-mike-1954-2012, #ruscha-edward, #sculpture, #star-trek-tv-program, #utah, #zwirner-david-gallery

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Melania Trump Announces a Noguchi Sculpture for the White House

Isamu Noguchi’s 1962 installation, “Floor Frame,” will be the first piece by an Asian-American artist in the White House collection.

#art, #asian-americans, #japanese-americans, #littman-brett, #noguchi-museum, #noguchi-isamu, #sculpture, #self-interned-1942-exhibit, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-historical-assn

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The Word at MoMA Is ‘Rotation, Rotation, Rotation’

On Saturday, the museum opens with changes to 20 of its 60 permanent collection galleries. A critic’s guide to the standouts on each floor.

#art, #baader-meinhof-gang, #cao-fei-1978, #design, #lee-ufan-1936, #life-magazine, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #parks-gordon, #photography, #schneemann-carolee, #sculpture

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A Naked Statue for a Feminist Hero?

Newspaper columnists and social media users are furious about a new statue dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft in London. But they’re missing the point.

#hambling-maggi, #london-england, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture, #wollstonecraft-mary, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

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An Artist’s Continuing Exploration of the Human Form

Almost 50 years after the debut of her arresting womb-like sculptures, Senga Nengudi is still challenging what it means to live in a body, especially when that body is Black and female.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #dancing, #denver-art-museum, #dunham-katherine, #hammons-david, #nengudi-senga, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture

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Alison Saar on Transforming Outrage Into Art

Ahead of her biggest exhibition to date, the sculptor talks about Black Panther imagery, the goddess Yemoja and her own quest to balance anger and beauty.

#armory-center-for-the-arts, #art, #benton-museum-of-art, #los-angeles-calif, #of-aether-and-earthe-exhibit, #pomona-ny, #saar-alison, #saar-betye, #sculpture

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Reimagining Lady Liberty’s Torch to Meet This Moment

In her first New York solo exhibition at Madison Square Park, Abigail DeVille conjures a long line of freedom fighters.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #deville-abigail, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #madison-square-park-manhattan-ny, #sculpture, #statue-of-liberty

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Placing Women on a Different Sort of Pedestal

Public monuments, and the artists who create them, are beginning to represent women and their achievements.

#art, #bergmann-meredith-artist, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #kentucky, #matthews-amanda-1968, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Ablaze With Art: Thriving Galleries in Lower Manhattan

Will Heinrich heads to TriBeCa, where new galleries keep popping up and strong shows abound.

#alexander-and-bonin-manhattan-ny-gallery, #art, #benglis-lynda, #carlson-mary, #chuke-onyedika, #downsross-manhattan-ny, #freeman-peter-gallery-manhattan-ny, #kreps-andrew-gallery, #lok-dana, #luhring-augustine, #marrin-megan, #martos-gallery, #nogueira-lucia-1950-98, #ojo-kayode, #ortuzar-projects-manhattan-ny, #page-nyc-manhattan-ny-gallery, #paula-dalton, #postmasters, #queer-thoughts-llc-manhattan-ny-gallery, #schuss-kerry-gallery-manhattan-ny, #sculpture

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