Don’t miss a special segment on Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday this week on NYC-ARTS. The segment will air on Thirteen Thursday, July 31 at 8 pm, and again Sunday, August 3 at noon.
Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday is on view through August 10th at the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Like most artists, I’m very opportunistic when it comes to what I read, see and observe. I’m always looking, trying to see beyond the obvious. I absorb everything and take what works for me, whatever seems important or quirky, I collect all of the fascinating loose ends and squirrel them away, let them incubate until they reveal their meaning. Like alchemy, there’s an element of time here, of waiting, of sensing and trusting a process. Again, that burying of something in order for it to emerge as something else.
Rachel Lehmann shares her best travel tips with the wsj. Take a look at her exclusive interview, here: http://goo.gl/XKY32R
Q: Best travel experience?
RL: Three years ago around Christmas, I was feeling worn down and tired. I traveled to the ancient Buddhist temple Borobudur [in Indonesia]. On the first day, very early in the morning, I started climbing the mountain and I felt a relief. The higher I climbed, the simpler the temple became and the clearer it became that I needed to be more accepting of myself. I did it for five days. It changed the way I look at myself. It made me understand that I work much more than other people do, but I do it for my own fulfillment, and I don’t want to live my life a different way.
Hot off the presses! Get your copy of the July/August 2014 Issue of Brooklyn Rail featuring Teresita Fernandez's “Golden (Onyx Sky),” 2013 on the cover.
Check out Fernandez in conversation with Sara Roffino about her solo exhibition #AsAboveSoBelow on view at massmoca and a review of Lee Bul's recent exhibition at 201 Chrystie Street.
Throwback Thursday: Installation view of Bloom Projects: Mickalene Thomas at the MCA Santa Barbara, formerly the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, in 2008.
Don’t miss Mickalene Thomas's Tete dê Femme, a new body of work currently on view at 540 W 26th Street.
Mickalene Thomas’s exhibition Femme au divan II opens Saturday at the Pavillon Bosio at the École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques in Monaco, and runs through August 31st.
The artist will present a collection of paintings, a series of photographs, and a new video. With her unbounded experimentation and vivid imagination, Thomas evolves splendid images of black women through an astounding array of artistic and material forms, as well as through the lens of myriad art historical, cultural, and social references.