theartassignment

theartassignment:

Stakeouts! You guys did some really amazing surveillance. It’s been a pleasure to watch these roll in, and we hope you continue to do so. 

If you missed Deb Sokolow’s Art Assignment video, you should watch it first. 

Thanks to all who posted responses featured in this video:

ConVinceingVince (friends in Balboa Park):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr2rA…

Ajetosien (Margriet & Josien): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGCLl…

Daisy May Smith: http://bicyclemadefortwo.tumblr.com/p…

collegeswaggernuggets (college campus selfie project):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6bM0… 

Jane83Doe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aExy…

Julia Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SYQU…

Kenton Visser: http://kentonblogs.tumblr.com/post/78…

allylucas99: http://instagram.com/p/llg0w8TXbk/

Laufey Haraldsdóttir: http://laufeyha.tumblr.com/post/78441…

klonschaferl (Friends in Vienna): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k5m-…

Jennifer Reynolds-Strange (Jen and Sumayya):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQWo5…

Danielle Vaughn (Harvey): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vmVp…

Joanna Volavka (frog w peppermints):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqW_E…

venjb (you are beautiful mirror box):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmCWB…

CzarMadeline (pennies): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZX_p… 

Geeksdanz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi-lF…
The Art Assignment #2 - Stakeout Pt. 2 - “Forsaken Bubbles” 

Lin Hai Wen: http://linhaiwen.wordpress.com/2014/0…
Box of chocolates “for you”:http://davidandlucy.blogspot.co.uk/20…

VidsByBrad (homer simpson bookmark): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3aBB…

JoyLyte: http://youtu.be/yg-YqG0vaYw

Jeffrey Lanzini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skv07…

Was much fun to put together some of the best responses so far to Deb Sokolow’s Art Assignment. New assignment coming next Thursday!

theartassignment

theartassignment:

This week John and I answer your questions about The Art Assignment and show just a few Intimate, Indispensable GIFs! Today, I’ll be answering other questions here on our Tumblr and Twitter as well. 

Keep posting your GIFs and your responses to episodes 1 and 2. We continue to monitor what’s coming in and share a selection on Tumblr. 

Thanks for watching!

No new assignment this week, but a scintillating Q&A instead. Stay tuned for a new assignment courtesy of David Brooks next Thursday. 

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theartassignment:

Toyin Odutola’s GIF An Undoing (2014) in all of its glory. See the individual drawings on her website. 

And if you haven’t seen it yet, watch her Art Assignment, and then make your own GIF and post it online with #theartassignment. And subscribe!

I could watch this for hours. (That might be a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean. Tangential question: How long qualifies as “for hours” on the internet?)

theartassignment:

Toyin Odutola’s GIF An Undoing (2014) in all of its glory. See the individual drawings on her website

And if you haven’t seen it yet, watch her Art Assignment, and then make your own GIF and post it online with #theartassignment. And subscribe!

I could watch this for hours. (That might be a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean. Tangential question: How long qualifies as “for hours” on the internet?)

manpodcast

manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken with Museum of Modern Art curator Eva Respini.

Heinecken was a pioneer in using media to critique media, a practice that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have adapted for a television age. Heinecken rarely took his own photographs, instead using existing images and long-familiar photographic and printing techniques to create new semi-collages made up of multiple images. Heinecken’s work is the subject of "Robert Heinecken: Object Matter," a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is in member previews, opens on Saturday, and runs through September 7.

While Heinecken is best-known for his interest in and his critiques of sex in media, he also made a substantial body of work about violence in media, and the ways in which violence and sex were (often unintentionally) juxtaposed to help sell products. Today on MANPodcast.com we’ll be spotlighting Heinecken’s violence-themed work.

This is an untitled, undated off-set lithograph Heinecken made. It features a typical example of Heinecken using one of his ‘favorite’ news images — a Cambodian soldier holding two severed heads — and presenting it in a single image with the sort of news magazine advertisement that would have ‘accompanied’ the photograph. This piece is in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Ariz.

Eva Respini has organized exhibitions of Cindy Sherman and with Vik Muniz. Her many projects are chronicled at her website. She organized “Heinecken” with curatorial fellow Drew Sawyer.

On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Anne Wilkes Tucker discusses Heinecken as a conceptualist. On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s 1999 Heinecken retrospective, Tucker gave a lecture in which she posited that in the future the conceptual nature of Heinecken’s practice would be more valued and more useful to other artists than it was then. Did her prediction come true?

Tucker was most recently a guest on The MAN Podcast to discuss an MFAH exhibition she co-curated titled, “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.”

Listen to or download the Smithson MAN Podcast on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

See more images of art discussed on this week’s program.

A pleasure to hear Eva Respini’s take on Heinecken. She speaks clearly and beautifully about his work. Looking forward to seeing the show. 

A beautiful family portrait.
Julianne Swartz
Surrogate (JS), Surrogate (KRL), Surrogate (ARL) , 2012
White cement, grey cement, mica, and 143 clock movementsDimensions in inches:JS: 68 x 18 x 12 KRL: 72 x 24 x 14 ARL: 40 x 17 x 8
"Each figure corresponds to the dimensions of a particular body: my own, my husband’s and my daughter’s. One hundred forty-three ticking clocks inside the cement blocks give the figures an audible and erratic pulse."

A beautiful family portrait.

Julianne Swartz

Surrogate (JS), Surrogate (KRL), Surrogate (ARL) , 2012

White cement, grey cement, mica, and 143 clock movements
Dimensions in inches:
JS: 68 x 18 x 12 
KRL: 72 x 24 x 14 
ARL: 40 x 17 x 8

"Each figure corresponds to the dimensions of a particular body: my own, my husband’s and my daughter’s. One hundred forty-three ticking clocks inside the cement blocks give the figures an audible and erratic pulse."

Thinking of Julianne Swartz's work today, which I'll have the pleasure of seeing tomorrow at the IMA. This is:
Julianne Swartz, Spectrum (Double Yellow), 2004
magnets, thread, wire, plastic and hardware
120 x 42 x 36 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Josée Bienvenu Gallery 
Click to view closer!

Thinking of Julianne Swartz's work today, which I'll have the pleasure of seeing tomorrow at the IMA. This is:

Julianne Swartz, Spectrum (Double Yellow), 2004

magnets, thread, wire, plastic and hardware

120 x 42 x 36 inches

Courtesy of the artist and Josée Bienvenu Gallery 

Click to view closer!