Making It Up 139: Pandemic art and bookclubs
On Making It Up 139, Charis and Eugene discuss the new tech startup BookClub and how niche groups of people formed around singular interests benefit (or not) from technological additions. They also talk about trends in art this year in relation to the pandemic and lockdowns.Timestamps00:01:43 Bookclubs00:15:45 Pandemic artLinksArtnet: From New Faces to Hug Art, Here Are 5 Major Trends to Be Found in Art Basel’s New Online Fair Devoted to Work Made During Lockdown by Artnet NewsTech Crunch: The first rule of BookClub? No boring book clubs. by Natasha MascarenhasThe post Making It Up 139: Pandem...
Art Links Science And Technology – Ewurum Jonas
Ewurum Jonas is the author of ‘Arts Social Control in the Nigerian Society: Traditional and Modern’.Here, the retired Customs Officer, painter, art historian, poet, and actor talks about the value of art, its control, and more. Excerpts:Your book, ‘Arts Social Control in the Nigerian Society: Traditional and Modern’ explores the influence and regulation of the society through arts, among others. What inspired this work?I was inspired by the knowledge I acquired at my MA (Art History) Programme at the University of Lagos, specifically on a course titled Art and Society.Good art is relative. You...
Robot swarms follow instructions to create art
By Frontiers Journals & BlogBy Conn Hastings, science writerControlling a swarm of robots to paint a picture sounds like a difficult task. However, a new technique allows an artist to do just that, without worrying about providing instructions for each robot. Using this method, the artist can assign different colors to specific areas of a canvas, and the robots will work together to paint the canvas. The technique could open up new possibilities in art and other fields.What if you could instruct a swarm of robots to paint a picture? The concept may sound far-fetched, but a recent study in open...
Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon
As the rain clouds cast shadows over Lebanon's capital on that October day,Tamara Nasrwas making her way back home after a long day of protests in downtown Beirut.As she went up the stairs just off Riad El-Solh Square, a thought struck her. "Where are we going?" she wondered, putting into words a concern felt by many of the protesters who had filled Lebanon's streets, and who all wondered where their country's future lay.In late October 2019, Lebanese citizens took to the streets in civil protest. Having long faced bleak prospects of unemployment and poverty, and now angered by a collapse in t...
Being Free: A celebration of diverse women bodies with art
While the world cannot celebrate women enough because of their countless contribution to humanity, Deborah Segun, a rising visual artist, is furthering the cause of women with her works.The multidisciplinary artist is hosting art lovers and the general public in an enthralling show tagged ‘Being Free’, an exhibition of paintings and pastel drawings.The exhibition, which holds from October 3-31, 2020 at Temple Muse, Victoria Island, Lagos, features works that celebrate the diverse bodies of women through shape and color, portraiture and narrative, creating an important counter-point to society’...
The fleeting nature of Frankfurt's chalk memorial to murdered Jews
Come rainy weather, and the hours spent on Margarete Rabow's memorial project are washed away in a matter of minutes. But that's part of it, promises the Frankfurt-based artist.Rabow galvanized residents of the central German city to take part in her project to write down the names of Frankfurt's Jewish community who were murdered by the Nazis - nearly 12,000 - in chalk along the banks of the central river Main in just a matter of days.Walter de Jong, Marianne David, Salli Dembowicz and the names of many others are listed on the street as part of the art project called "Schreiben gegen das Ver...
15 Paintings Of The Spectral And Heavenly Faces Of Death
For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!-Lord Byron-The clock is ticking. From the moment you’re conceived, your clock is ticking. We all know the time is going to come someday, and each tick of the clock brings us one step closer. How will it be like? Is it impossible to guess? Are we going to be aware of it when it happens? What’s next? Again, there’s no way to know. The only certainty is that when the Angel of Death choos...
The art of nurturing talent
Franchise cricket is ruthless. If a player is injured, it is natural for a franchise to look beyond him and move on. That’s the norm and an aberration to this practice is rather rare. That’s where the Kolkata Knight Riders have scored a point. With Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KKR waited for two years to get them back and in the interim showed exemplary patience and commitment. The two youngsters, such a whiff of fresh air in this edition of the IPL, were sent abroad for treatment and in their words were surprised that the franchise stood by them every step of the way. This, I would argu...
Turning pots, stones and glass into art
[unable to retrieve full-text content]This week we visit three moms, all with creative flair.
The lockdown Maison is filled with art, tradition and spirituality
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Maison & Objet has always moved with the times, lockdown included.