21 November, 2012

Carlos Cruz-Diez

The starting point for Cruz-Diez´s chromatic investigations is the unstable nature of colour. His work combines colour theory, science, kinetics, mechanical engineering, and the painter´s craft, and it defies easy categorization.


For more than five decades, Carlos Cruz-Diez (born 1923) has experimented intensively with the origins and optics of colour. His wide-ranging body of work includes unconventional colour structures, light environments, street interventions, architectural integration projects, and experimental works that engage the response of the human eye while insisting on the participatory nature of colour.
http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/past/carlos-cruz-diez-color-space/


Carlos Cruz-Diez: Colour in Space and Time features more than 150 works created from the 1940s to today, including paintings, silk-screen prints, and innovative chromatic structures; room-size chromatic environments, architectural models, and videos; and a virtual re-creation of the artist´s studio. The exhibition introduces international audiences to Cruz-Diez´s extensive production and places his theoretical and artistic contributions to 20th-century Modernism in a broader context than they have traditionally been seen. This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Cruz-Diez Foundation, Houston. February 6, 2011
- July 4, 2011


Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time Virtual Tour from Carlos Cruz-Diez on Vimeo.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: El color en el espacio y en el tiempo at Museo Universitario Arte ContemporĂ¡neo - MUAC in Mexico City runs until February 10, 2013.


 

09 November, 2012

Impact 8

28th August – 1st September 2013

Print Festival Scotland


Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference:
A celebration of interdisciplinarity and exploration through the medium of print.

The eighth Impact international conference will be hosted in Dundee as a central element to the inaugural Print Festival Scotland – an event which aims to confirm the cultural diversity, historical significance and future potential of print.

Foregrounding the inherent experimental and interdisciplinary nature of print practices Impact 8 will provide a critical and interactive platform for the varied interests that make print such a unique discipline.  From its hybrid roots in industry and scholarship, through traditional design applications and fine art practices to it’s consistent significance within emerging technologies and theoretical debate – print continues to play a crucial role in the exploration of borders and crossings – be they geographical, ideological, cultural, theoretical or practical.


 http://www.conf.dundee.ac.uk/impact8/home/

The NEW Shock of the New



The New Shock of the New

Robert Hughes

Mona Lisa Curse

The Mona Lisa Curse

Documentary by Australian writer and critic art Robert Hughes

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