1. Street Artist OLEK at Jonathan Levine
2. God, I just feel like I’m Always on the Run these days… (VIDEO)
3. Community Murals Thrive in Bronx – “Magic Through Logic”
4. JR Talks about “Inside Out” (VIDEO)
5. Residency and Symposium at Art & Law
5. Example Number 17: How Corporations Scam the System (VIDEO)
Street Artist OLEK at Jonathan Levine
If you have a chance to get over to Jonathan Levine Gallery to see the Olek show, please drop us a note to tell us what you think. Props to Mr. Levine for showcasing artists like Olek, and props to Olek for pursuing her vision of creativity on the streets in a very engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining way.
Photo Copyright of and courtesy of Happy Famous Artists – Bad Art for Bad People via Flickr
“By covering things in yarn, Olek changes our interactions with everyday objects — whether that is a shopping cart or another person on the street. The surprise of that spectacle is what makes the work engaging — seeing yarn go where no yarn has gone before.”
Read more of this great piece on her on Art Info by Ashton Cooper: “Hardcore Yarn: Olek Brings Her Aggressive Appropriationist Spin on Crochet Art to Chelsea”
Olek on the street (photo © Jaime Rojo)
God, I just feel like I’m Always on the Run these days…
Next time you start complaining about the obstacles in life, just look at this for inspiration. There has to be some kind of award for extreme building jumping, and this video has 3 guys who would be choked up with gold medallions, right after they get the flames extinguished.
Community Murals Thrive in Bronx – “Magic Through Logic”
Community murals throughout New York City and have a long tradition as an important outlet for creative expression and the furtherance of communications and connectedness in a neighborhood. The group Creative Arts Workshops for Kids is unveiling this mural in Harlem River Park today.
“Each drawing means something and tells a story,” the kids wrote on their blog at the start of the project. “We knew we had to find these stories in the community.”
photo © Lauren Jobson
Read more about the project on WNYC.com in this posting by Daniel P. Tucker
JR Talks about “Inside Out”
“You have to stand for what you care about, you have to come out basically”
Example Number 17: How Corporations Scam the System
Matt Taibbi explains really quick in plain English how to set up fake structures offshore to wash your money and avoid taxes.
Residency and Symposium at Art & Law
As legal and judicial issues now permeate every aspect of social, political and cultural life, artistic production is no longer immune. The Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for participants to engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical and intellectual standpoints.
The Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for eight visual artists and four writers to engage in ongoing debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical, and intellectual standpoints. Using law as both a discourse and medium, new art and critical writing will come into being through the Residency. The writers in this year’s program will present papers investigating the role intellectual property plays in the construction and dissemination of images, and art as an alternative to traditional forms of justice and legal remedies.
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