Using bacteria, ants, and scents in the making of art

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I happened upon this interesting video about Anicka Yi, who was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize. In this clip, she discusses the materials in her installations – in this case, three different art works where she has used cultivated bacteria, ant colonies, and a custom scent. One comment that stood out as […]

Typewriters, 35mm Film Cameras, and Donkeys: Slivovitz does it all

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I received an e-mail from JazzNearYou with a promo for a “1-man label” called “MoonJune.” Considering that Artsology is a 1-man operation, I’m always interested in 1-man (or 1-woman) operations of just about any kind. I like the description of what MoonJune aims to be: “progressive music exploring boundaries of jazz, rock, ethno, avant, and […]

Incredible Papier-mâché sculpture made with toilet paper, by Marvin Francis

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I saw this incredible papier-mâché sculpture at the Outsider Art Fair, and wanted to learn more about it. The artist is Marvin Francis, who made it while incarcerated at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Facility, using toilet paper and glue. Marvin was convicted of murder in 1986, and at the time he was twenty-five years old, a […]

Patricia Urquiola: bursting at the seams with thoughts and memories

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I received a press release from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with information about events at the museum, including the current shows. One of the shows, “Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry,” caught my attention and mentioned that this is the first solo exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of this internationally acclaimed […]