The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) -Marcel Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Marcel Duchamp - The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même (1915-23), reconstruction by Richard Hamilton 1965-6, lower panel remade 1985 (via Tate)
Kendell Geers - Stripped Bare(2009)
Glass and steel 277 x 175 x 79 cm 109 (x 68 7/8 x 31 inches.
THE DAILY PIC: This is a still from a video by Vivian Vivian Qin, a graduate student in fine art at Columbia University, who is showing it in the first-year MFA exhibition that her program is now hosting in the university’s Wallach Art Gallery, directed by Deborah Cullen. (Click on the still to watch a clip.) For the exhibition’s opening, Qin organized a live debate on whether contemporary art will still exist in 2020, with two experienced – but non-artsie – debaters arguing the two sides of the case. What struck me most about this witty piece is how it makes clear just how foreign many of the art world’s ideas are to non-insiders. (No one in the art world could think that contemporary art would disappear that fast; no insider would make the arguments the debaters did.) Qin’s debate had the appearance of embracing people from outside fine art, but in fact made clear that deep immersion is required to play all the art world’s best games. It also hinted that debate and discussion may be where all of our best art actually comes to life – so why not skip the art and go straight to the argument? (Up next, a debate on whether Qin’s debate is art.)
what a great idea!
Joseph Marr “Cherry Laura” Preserved Sugar
Sculptor Andy Yoder spent two years building this lovely globe from individually-painted matchsticks. His son, reddit user yoderaustin, explains that the frame is a mix of foam, cardboard, and plywood. One by one, Yoder attached the hand-painted matches to this skeleton with wood glue, before lastly—in an effort that one may consider to be of both precaution and irony—dousing the entire form in flame retardant.
Be sure to note Hurricane Sandy collapsing upon the eastern American coast in the final photo above.
The piece will be exhibited by Winkleman Gallery at this year’s PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair, May 8–11.
You’d hope it would be lighted resulting in a great ball of fire during opening night as a performance / statement on the state of the world. Why else build it in matchsticks. (Mmh, okay maybe the fact that it is in matchsticks is symbolic enough.)
Tibetan pattern book of proportions, 18th century
“This eighteenth-century pattern book is written in Newari script with Tibetan numerals, and was apparently produced in Nepal for use in Tibet. It delineates, in 36 ink drawings, precise iconometric guidelines for depiction of the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures. The Newari writing suggests the manual may have been used in a collaboration between Newar and Tibetan artists”
Sympathy for the art gallery has been going for 6 years as of today! Thanks Tumblr!