10 posts tagged New York
10 posts tagged New York
The End of a Free Cooper Union
Today, a representative of the Cooper Union board announced that they will be reducing all scholarships by 50% for next year.
Paste Your Face on Times Square with JR
JR’s “Inside Out New York City” in Times Square (all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic)
This week the doctor celebrates youth and old age, the emerging and the established, with a show of…
Federal Agents Raid NYC Gallery Involved in High-Stakes Poker Games
The New York Times is reporting that Federal agents have raided an Upper East Side art gallery, Helly Namad Gallery, as part of an investigation into a gambling operation that included “high-stakes poker games involving Wall Street financiers, Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes, according to an indictment unsealed in the case.”
Manet, Munch, and Vermeer, Coming to a Theater Near You
If you live in the US, chances are you won’t to make it to Manet: Portraying Life, a retrospective exhibition of the 19th-century painter’s portraiture, on view at London’s Royal Academy for just another four days. But you might be able to make it to your local movie theater tonight, where a film version of the exhibition is playing at 7:30 pm.
At Gowanus Canal, Turning Toxic Waste Into Art
New York’s Gowanus Canal is notoriously toxic — full of dangerous chemicals, industrial waste, and yes, poop. It reeks in the summer and lives in the popular imagination as the perfect dumping ground for dead bodies. No plant or animal life can survive in it for long. This tends to inspire two kinds of images: gritty photos of the filth and pollution, and scenic landscapes that try not to dwell too long on the former.
Reblogged from storyboard
A native of Serbia, Ana Kraš is a New York-based designer best known for her handmade modernist objects, including the Bonbon lamps, which are colorful, modernist, pendant lamps that she says engross her in a form of meditation as she makes them one by one.
“I want to be comfortable, and I want the objects around me to be user-friendly, and help me to do my life in the easiest way,” she explains.
Her designs, she explains, are usually “shy and quiet” and are riffs off more classical forms that she transformed with playful and attractive twists. Kraš’s love of handmade objects originated from her studies in Belgrade, where without the benefit of computers she was forced to realize her ideas by hand. If you were to describe Kraš’s work, you might call it elegantly simple but visually luxurious.
In her film for The Avant/Garde Diaries, Kraš takes us into the private world of her creativity, her studio, her romance, and New York City itself, the metropolis she now calls home.