rogwalker:

Textured Cities: A New Photo Series

Textured Cities is an extensive, ongoing photo documentary chronicling the unique people, places, and things that populate cities across the globe. I’m looking forward to building this series and excited about the new book.

I’m definitely a city person and as much as I like to travel, it’s great to connect with so many great people and places here in NYC. If you’re in the city you might see me biking around taking pics this spring. Be sure to say hey if you do.

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See the entire spread HERE

Get the book HERE

Heck yeah! This will be mine - a salute to all those great scientists at work… from the participating researchers at Columbia’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society

ABOUT on www.climatemodels.orgIn collaboration with photographers Charlie Naebeck and Jordan Matter, creator of the New York Times bestseller “Dancers Among Us,” we’ve produced a 2014 wall calendar featuring 13 powerful portraits of climate scientists and their research.

The Climate Models Calendar humanizes scientists and facilitates understanding of current climate research: Who’s doing it? Why? Where? And what are they learning?

A Day in the Life of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Internet is, by most scientific estimates, friggin’ huge. While only about one-third of the world’s population is connected, the amount of data we generate and consume is likely to blow your hair back. Perhaps the best way to put all those petabytes in perspective is to look at what goes d…

A Passionate Portrait Of An Artist And Her Muse

Found this on NPR. I can not wait to read this book by Ellis Avery - The Last Nude. I have always been fascinated by Lempicka and the women depicted in her paintings. Check out the full article on NPR, and if you don’t have a hand free its also an audible story.

Here’s a snippet from the interview highlights:

On the story behind La Belle Rafaela:

"The artist met the model on a walk in a public park in Paris in 1927, [and] took her back to the studio. This girl became her model and her lover, and they produced six paintings together over the months that followed.

QUTOE: “… What was incredibly moving was … the very last painting she was working on when she died in 1980 was a copy of this same 1927 beautiful Rafaela. So 53 years later, this girl was on her mind.”  

La Belle Rafaela

museumstudies:

The latest Editor’s note of the Museum Studies Weekly deals with a somewhat different approach to the conservation of contemporary art’s digital events.

Instead of trying to migrate from one I.T. platform to the next one, in order to keep data and usability as up to date as possible, it…

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reginasworld:

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliviera creates sculptures of tree trunks, making them look like they burst through the walls of the galleries.

This reminds me of Christine O’Loughlin’s Cultural Rubble, from the façade of the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne (N. Katsalidis, 1988)… See slide 31 of my presentation Museums, Open and Closed. Musings on Museum Form, Content, and Function (Tashkent 2008).

bibibeaver:

Graphic Design für das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Die Neue Sammlung - und die Subkulturszene in München. Für die Bayerische Staatsoper - und das unabhängige Music Label Gomma, für das Thalia Theater in Hamburg und den Modeschöpfer Kostas Murkudis in Berlin. Creative Director des…

Wer geht dahin aus Regensburg?

der chinesische künstler ai weiwei, dem das haus der kunst 2009/10 die ausstellung „so sorry“ widmete, wurde am 03 april 2011 festgenommen. am 22 juni, nach 81 tagen haft, kam er wieder frei. als grund für die festnahme hatte die chinesische regierung „wirtschaftsverbrechen“ angeführt, die vorwürfe jedoch bis heute nicht untermauert. seit seiner freilassung steht der künstler nun unter hausarrest, soll sich vom internet fernhalten und keine ausführlichen interviews geben. diese beschränkungen sind anlass, sich weiter dafür einzusetzen, dass ai weiwei – wie auch andere in china inhaftierte künstler, dichter und dissidenten – ein faires und transparentes verfahren bekommt.

on the occasion of ai weiwei:
art, dissidence and resistance
podiumsdiskussion in englischer sprache
27 jul 11 / mi 19 h

*Ich will auf jeden Fall dabei sein, habe aber Leider Bettruhe wegen mein Schwangerschaft! give me feedback bitte!!!… wie ist es gelaufen? danke :)

**Reply with photos too, ja?!

jennifuchs:

Adopt-a-Museum

5 July 2011

Today we are launching our latest Museum140 project: Adopt-a-Museum. The idea for the project was the result of visiting just one too many fantastic museum that doesn’t get enough attention, coupled with the latest list of  ‘top museums in the world’ to circle the web, featuring the same usual suspects. Adopt-a-Museum aims to put the spotlight on those lesser known museums, that don’t necessarily display famous art or get millions of visitors every year, but that are just really good at what they do. Each week, the Adopt-a-Museum blog will feature a new ‘adoption’, and you can participate by commenting on the relevant posts, or checking out the museum locations on the map. And if you end up visiting one of our adopted museums as a result of this project, we’d love to hear about it. Of course, you can also take part by adopting a museum yourself - just contact us at Museum140 and we’ll send you the short questionnaire to complete. If you’re tweeting about the project, please use the hashtag #adoptamuseum. Thanks!