At the age of twenty-two, Charles Darwin (1809-1881) started on his trip around the world. The trip would last 5 years, of which most was spent on land investigating geology and making natural history collections. After the trip, he wrote “The Voyage of the Beagle” and the influential “On the…
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One of the most important artists working today, Cornelia Parker is known for her transformation of everyday objects into unexpected, haunting scenarios – things are exploded, shot, turned back to front and rearranged in often surprising ways. Her subjects hang at the very moment of their transformation, suspended in time and completely still.
For many years, I have followed work of performance artist Marina Abramovic and had a pleasure of meeting her in Atlanta. Andrej Vidovic, joins me with the captivating review of Abramovic’s lectures in the latest exhibition “The Cleaner.” The Belgrade exhibition holds unique significance because of the artist’s return to her estranged place of birth.
So far, I have been in over 60 countries. I believe in more than 40 countries around the world I have done my hair. I was curious about how my life would be if I lived in any of these places. What would life be like if I did regular things like going to market or to the hair salon to style my hair?
Every hair salon in the world could be its own story.
Egypt, a fascinating country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Ancient monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
I was first aware of Fabien Prioville, as a dancer, through Wim Wenders award-winning documentary “Pina”. He was also in Pedro Almodovar’s opening dance scene for “Talk to her” choreographed by Pina Bausch. Over the last 10 years, Fabien has been choreographing compelling contemporary works with his own fabien prioville dance company.
Trench coats are one of my more unique passions. Why and how that passion started is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps, watching many French films – by Éric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Jacques Rivette – during college days had something to do with it. For me, they have that quintessential French “Je ne sais quoi.”
Yayoi Kusama’s exhibitions are always exciting and breathtaking. From paintings to sculptures and infinity rooms, her artwork captivates. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation mediums but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other art forms.