This short video starring street artist Gaia creating a giant mural on the side of the Rag & Bone store on Houston and Elizabeth streets in Soho last week combines three of my favorite things: paintings by Pieter Breugel, time lapse photography, and giant roosters.
There’s Communism in the air here in Beijing! With the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party having just passed (per official accounts, the Party was founded July 1, 1921), China is in the midst of a country-wide celebration—and one that presents the perfect opportunity to take a look at some examples of crowd-sourced and “official” Party-related art.
New Orleans artist Dave Greber’s video work addresses issues of optical phenomena and universal spirituality. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
Last Friday, I asked Kate Wadkins to work with some Hyperallergic writers and interns who were asked to pick a mail art submission and respond to it.
The films I have chosen are not only incredible films, but also they are films I have loved for a very long time or they are films that I have grown to love after multiple viewings. A couple of them are stylish and cool, while others are extremely slow, difficult, and even tedious at times. However, they are all films that make the viewer think, and they are either films that comment upon film as an art form or are at the very least are aware of themselves as films. Hopefully people find the same joy in my recommendations as I do.