Jul 21

and then THIS happened.

Jul 20

"Korean artist Lee Bul’s latest show opens with a piece from 1998: a squidlike, three-dimensional form covered in sequins and matted flowers. It’s a fitting preface to her newer, architecturally inspired efforts, which similarly combine beauty with a trace of menace."

- Merrily Kerr (MORE)

Jul 20

"I have a bag over my head. Before that, I wore an assortment of masks. One had eyeholes decorated with what seem to be pan scourers, and a pocket sewn inside that was filled with cloves. It smelled like grandma’s potpourri. Another of these weird bits of headgear rattled as I moved my head.

Ranging from the carnivalesque to the vaguely sinister, these masks come towards the end of Lygia Clark’s retrospective at MoMA in New York. The Brazilian artist, who died in 1988, was a complex figure, and her life and art followed a convoluted trajectory. It took her from being a painter and leading figure in the Brazilian neo-concretist movement, an offshoot of European constructivism, to becoming a maker of abstract sculptures that were as much propositions as fixed objects. These wonderful plays between the organic and the geometric, between form and formlessness eventually led her away from art altogether, and towards what she came to regard as a kind of therapy, in which objects took the place of speech and gesture.”

- Adrian Searle for The Guardian (MORE)

Jul 14

#cheekyLaShae

Jun 12

Rest in Power.

May 15

reginaagu:

contemporaryblackness:

Ivan Forde
Transformation
2013

This series of photographs by Ivan Forde represents the process that the reader’s mind goes through when reading Milton’s Paradise Lost… (read more @ juxtapoz)

This is everything.

Bim.

May 14

"You know what the sad thing is? It’s all I want. I mean, I can get laid. Any woman who is willing can get laid. I don’t want that. I don’t even need a boyfriend or a husband. All I want is to hold hands with a nice guy, and walk and talk —"

- Vanessa

#bim

"Presented by Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center,Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn will include a series of diverse, community-based artist commissions, launching this fall in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Weeksville neighborhoods. The project will comprise works by artists Xenobia Bailey, Simone Leigh, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young, each of whom is collaborating with a local organization. Comprising performances, installations, and events, the commissioned works will build upon the powerful history of Weeksville—founded in 1838 as an independent free black community and site of self-determination—as well as the larger history of Black radical Brooklyn.”  MORE

bim.
May 14

"Presented by Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center,Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn will include a series of diverse, community-based artist commissions, launching this fall in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Weeksville neighborhoods. The project will comprise works by artists Xenobia Bailey, Simone Leigh, Otabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young, each of whom is collaborating with a local organization. Comprising performances, installations, and events, the commissioned works will build upon the powerful history of Weeksville—founded in 1838 as an independent free black community and site of self-determination—as well as the larger history of Black radical Brooklyn.”  MORE

bim.