Posts Tagged 'fine arts'

Journal of the Month: SURFACE

Surface

The journal of the month for June and July is Surface, the American magazine of contemporary design.

Published ten times a year, the magazine provides a rich resource to discover groundbreaking projects, emerging talents, and innovative developments in the worlds of architecture, fashion, art, and design. More than a superficial survey of trends, Surface is the substance of style.

Issue 109, June/July 2014 includes:

  • Q&A with designer Yiqing Yin.
  • Ideas in Design — Studio visit with designer Marga Weimans.
  • Power 100 — Surface’s first annual list of influential figures in art, architecture, fashion, real estate, design, and more… including images and interviews.
  • Gallery — Portraits of leading women in New York’s architecture and design community, and their thoughts on the industry.

Be sure to visit Surface’s website and read about their Avant Guardian photography contest, deadline is July 24, 2014!

5 INTO 1: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 15th Annual Student Exhibition

fiveintoone

This Friday evening, June 6, come see the opening reception and presentation for 5 INTO 1: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 15th Annual Student Exhibition, at The Galleries at Moore. The show includes two Moore recent graduates, and is curated in part by a Moore alum!

Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating artists from the following schools include, Moore College of Art & Design: Lucy Heurich, Veronica Perez ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Eric Clark, Matthew Herzog; Tyler School of Art: Larkin Dugan, Theresa Sterner; University of Pennsylvania: Anthony Bowers, Theo Mullen; and The University of the Arts: Ryan Berardi, Ashley Carrega. This year’s exhibition is curated by former 5 Into 1 exhibiting artists Aimee Gilmore and Sarah Peoples.

For more information visit:
The Galleries at Moore
Philadelphia Sculptors

Google Art Project + the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Detail of Rachel Ruysch's Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1680s)

Detail of Rachel Ruysch’s Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1680s)

Whether you’re traveling for spring break or holed up studying — you can visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) online through the Google Art Project! In honor of International Women’s day this past weekend, the NMWA made 59 pieces from their collection available online as high-resolution images. Not only can you zoom into an artwork to see vivid detail, you can use Google’s “museum view” feature to zoom out and move around three floors of the museum.

Also in honor of International Women’s day, the Google Cultural Institute partnered with museums (including NMWA), archives, and cultural groups from around the world to launch “Women in Culture,” a special collection of online exhibitions highlighting achievements by women artists, leaders, and innovators.

Learn more from:
nmwa GCP

Connelly Staff Recommends: Artificial Hells

Artificial Hells
By Claire Bishop. 2012.
Main Stacks: N6494.I57 B57 2012

Like all good criticism, Claire Bishop’s Artificial Hells adds both context and complexity to the subject it examines. This book traces the lineage of participatory art (the author’s umbrella term for socially engaged art, social practice, political art, etc.) and gives a historical frame of reference for investigating the current incarnations of this form of art-making. Throughout her work, Bishop maintains a critical stance and offers an insightful assessment of this practice. She refuses to unquestioningly accept the social and artistic worth or efficacy of participatory art, and makes a convincing argument of the need to refine the standards by which we judge such works. To her credit as well, Bishop deftly incorporates into her arguments the work of complex theorists and philosophers like Jacques Rancière and Felix Guattari – making their concepts clear and relevant in relation to her position. Artificial Hells is a book well worth reading for those interested in contemporary artistic practice or the intersections of art and social/political action.

Recommended by Matthew Ducmanas, Circulation Supervisor.

Journal of the Month: Art Business News

Art Business News

The Journal of the Month for the New Year is also new to our collection! As the art industry’s news leader since 1977, Art Business News stays true to its mission of reporting the latest industry news and emerging trends driving the fine art market. The magazine’s editors collaborate with industry leaders to develop cutting-edge editorial that will keep readers ahead of the curve.

The Winter 2012 issue features:

“What’s It Worth?”—The commandments of pricing your work with confidence.

“iPainting the Future”—Sheila Elias has taken the art and technology worlds by storm with her innovative iPad creations.

“Daria Bagrintseva Has It All”—Investigating the creative drive—and commercial success—of one of the art world’s rising stars.

Be sure to check out this month’s journal along with the rest of our collection!

Journal of the Month: Asian Art News

AsianArtNews

The Journal of the Month for December 2012 is Asian Art News.

Asian Art News focuses on engaging issues surrounding contemporary art in Asia. The magazine includes articles on art history in Asia, news, poetry, and artist profiles.

Volume 22, No. 6 Features:

From Japan: From Flowers to Fireflies – Yayoi Kusama stands as a truly iconic figure at the center of contemporary art worldwide. Her boldness, sensitivity, and willingness to take risks have been central to the success of her extraordinary oeuvre. Her art and its associations are as relevant today as they were five decades ago.

From Hong Kong: Transcending Time – Over the past decade, mid-career painter Tsang Chuimei has carved out a unique position for herself in the Hong Kong art world. Her painting embraces both modern Western art expression and Chinese literati traditions. Tsang’s refreshing and unique aesthetic beckons the viewer into her private and introspective world.

From India: The Conundrum of Modern India – The world of contemporary Indian art is a dynamic, rich, and colorful one. Due to the vast range of ethnic cultures and their singular expressions, contemporary India can only be glimpsed at in a single exhibition. But a recent exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art provided a vibrant snapshot of India’s contemporary art scene.

Be sure to browse Asian Art News along with all the other journals the Library has to offer!

Grad students: see our new acquisitions!

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The Library's "New Books" Flickr

This summer the library has acquired dozens of new books and DVDs to support Moore’s graduate programs in Fine Arts, Art Education, and Interior Design.  To find featured new materials as they arrive, take a look at our “New Books” Flickr photostream. To see all recent acquisitions, visit the library’s new book shelf located by the circulation desk.

The featured new books on our Flickr are photographed individually, so you can see new items as they become available. The Library blog’s sidebar contains the five most recent titles. Additionally, each photo has a link to the new item’s record in the catalog, making it easy to find the book you are looking at.

We will post new books as they become available, so check back often or subscribe to our Flickr’s RSS feed.



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