Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hallucinatory Photographs by an Outsider Artist Defy Convention

Alle afbeeldingen met dank aan de fotograaf. Like hallucinations splashed onto paper, the pictures of Guyanese artist Kwesi Abbensetts seem to abide by no photographic convention, utilizing layered exposures, desaturated hues, and cubist fragmentations to create portraits that seem more like paintings, at times. For his solo show Water Me at Brilliant Champions Gallery in …

Doggone Cute Pics From America's First Art Show for Dogs

Nacho, Creators‘ Canine Critic in Chief. Photo by Beckett Mufson It’s a given that art is made for humans. But an experimental exhibition that ran in New York from August 11–13 showcased works of art designed specifically for canine viewers. Presented by Arts Brookfield, dOGUMENTA was filled with art pieces meant to intrigue and stimulate …

This 70s Sci-Fi Mockumentary Predicted Our Current Political Climate

In the 1971 film Punishment Park, countercultural activists are rounded up, tried in an emergency tribunal, and given the option to either go to prison or take a three-day trip to the desert for a forced 53-mile trek as a form of discipline. The mockumentary, directed by English filmmaker Peter Watkins, is a dystopian sci-fi …

9 Breakout Artists from the Venice Biennale

This article originally appeared on Creators. Every two years, the Venice Biennale sets the stage for investigative art that represents the current human condition and grapples with identity, nationality, and liberty. Established in 1895, the Biennale today invites artists from all over the world to share their work on a global stage. 120 artists are …

This Brooklyn Art Space Wants to Keep Kids Out of Jail

Photo: Kaz Sakuma. All images courtesy of the artist and Assembly.Custom Embroidery Digitising Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’s mission, according to their website, is to seek “to forge a new repose to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants in Brooklyn, New York.” In thinking of new, innovative ways of trying to keep children from going to jail, the BJI …

Massive Murals Are Popping Up Around Detroit

Charles McGee, Unity. Photo by Sal Rodriguez. All images courtesy of Library Street Collective.Custom Embroidery Digitising In 2014, when the City of Detroit threatened to sell many of the Detroit Institute of Art’s prized artworks to help the Motor City exit bankruptcy, the question of art’s role in the city’s future came front and center. …

These Glitched-Out Photos Look Like Paintings Made by a PC

Several years ago, Berlin-based documentary and travel photographer Polina Efremova discovered a unique type of datamosh glitch. The accidental discovery happened when Efremova installed a new video player on a very old PC. When she tried to play her videos on the player, glitches would appear from time to time, which she would eventually capture …

ProyectosLA Opens Borders for Latin American Art in Los Angeles

Still from the film “O Caso Dora” by Dora Longo Bahia. Images courtesy of  ProyectosLA. With the political climate being bombarded with chatter about walls, both physical and rhetorical, the Latin American art scene is beginning to address the issue in greater depth. This is the premise for proyectosLA, an exhibit which heavily touts its …