If the language was sometimes humourless or rotely Marxist, the effort to make art matter in the world could produce incandescent results. It was in the 70s that women began to engage more powerfully with conceptual art, wrestling it from the hands of art school boys and using it as a force to convey urgent concerns. As Susan Hiller remarked, “You have no subject matter other than what’s already in language – and what was already in language, for my generation of women, was not what we wanted to say. We wanted to say other things, not necessarily feminist political things, but other kinds of things, and you couldn’t do that without inventing other ways of going about the whole procedure of making art.” … [Read more...] about Conceptual art: why a bag of rubbish is not just a load of garbage
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Katie Holmes is a big city fashionista as she works a chic... Is romance on the menu? Katie Holmes looks smitten as she... Katie Holmes steps out in a casual black shirt and jeans as... Katie Holmes cuts a low-key figure in a flannel shirt and... … [Read more...] about Katie Holmes gets creative stocking up on art supplies in New York… after sparking romance rumors with chef Emilio Vitolo Jr.
Joseph Altuzarra made some floral foulards, which is how the super-rich say handkerchiefs. “I was interested in bringing back the bandana as a piece of political messaging,” the designer told Vogue, citing how the accessory was used throughout history in labor movements and gay cruising culture. “I wanted to design something that really met the moment and the 2020 significance of the bandana is really as a mask.” … [Read more...] about Dreaming of a Joe Biden Victory? You Can Dress for One, Too
Stuck at home for weeks while Japan was under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, renowned Japanese Bunraku puppet master Kanjuro Kiritake, all his performances cancelled for months, was stricken with deep anxiety. His art, a traditional, male-only Japanese puppet theatre, was born in Osaka in the late 1600s, but in 2020 felt existentially threatened, he said. “Many things crossed my mind: when would the pandemic end, when would performances resume, if my 87-year-old master could ever perform again,” Kanjuro, 67, said in his home, which has a room dedicated to puppetry. … [Read more...] about Traditional ‘Bunraku’ puppets for children help Japanese master endure coronavirus shutdown
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