A Kazakhstan senator was shocked to discover his face painted onto a Cathedral fresco depicting men welcoming Jesus to Jerusalem. Sergey Kulagin was touring a new cathedral in Rudniy, in northwest Kazakhstan, near the Russian border, where until earlier this month he had been governor.
The centrepiece of the new cathedral’s interior was a large fresco on the dome depicting a group of robed and bearded men with Jesus.
But standing at the back of this crowd, clean shaven and jowly, was Mr Kulagin.
The fresco shows Mr Kulagin standing passively and wearing a pink robe with a blue sash. In front of him several men earnestly welcome Jesus, who is riding on a donkey. Behind Jesus are the 12 apostles.
The senator described the painting as “a sacrilege”.
For an upcoming project, we are current knee deep dived into so called self expressive scary lantern of digital scrapbooks.
On the last eight evenings of 1969, WDR 3 television marked the close of transmission by broadcasting in colour the picture of a burning coal fire. There was no mention of the artist or the art character of the broadcast – and precisely this reticence enabled ‘TV as a Fireplace’ to blend into everyday life almost as if it had always been part of it. Dibbets demonstrated that TV is a collective experience. Even if lone viewers and families were in separate living-rooms, they were united, like prehistoric cave-dwellers, by a communal fire. The relaxation and diversion the piece offers is not dependent on this cultural-historical background, however, and it is hardly surprising that videotape cassettes of open hearth fires were commercially available 20 years later.
Two years ago, we made a proposal to Stedelijk Museum within the Visibly Absent project. The aim was to represent the contemporary commercial mutation of Jan Dibbet’s work. Instead, our other proposal, Les Rêves de la Perruche et de la Sirène was accepted. This post is also a commemoration to Marten Jongema, Stedelijk Museum‘s former curator, who left us last year in April. We miss you.
Go music video is the extension in motion of recently released single’s cover artwork that we designed. Driven by the hypnotic song, together with the video producer, Jose Biscaya, we created hypersonic greyhounds race trough a vibrantly odd WWW-landscape, with a hand-crafted virtual parkour in ecstatic browsers and buttons, viral internet-icons and digital dust windstorms. Go music video is the visual translation of Diplo & Oliver Twizt’s rambling remix.
The full length music video will be online very soon!
Directed by Pinar&Viola
Video production: José Miguel Biscaya
Intern: Gui Machiavelli
We discovered a shop of colorful clothes with allover printed reproductions of old masters. The title of this clothing line is all-encompassing: Famous Painters Wear. The enhanced quality of the textile prints levels with a glossy art book.
Famous Painters Wear sells their artful collection in Amsterdam on the Waterlooplein market and on their webshop.
“The form of the Ensemble is my offer of interaction. It appears to some to be subjectivist, autistic, monomaniacal. And yet I would like to be a mediator between the different disciplines, between reason and sensual perception, between art and science, between ordinary citizen and outsider.” Anna Oppermann
Ensembles is the title that German artist Anna Oppermann (1940-1993) gave to her large-scale installations, they are a special mix of conceptual, processual, graphical, and spatial art.
Oppermann saw the world and human relations as “Ensembles,” as mutable constellations of perception and reflection, of norms, stories, emotions, and theories. Observing her private and social everyday life in detail, she sought to find objects, images, and concepts that seemed to her to encapsulate its abysses, absurdities, and areas of conflict. She made drawings, photographs, paintings, described what she found, she collected texts and quotations, and arranged all these components in Ensembles. These installations were photographed from various perspectives and in changing constellations and the photographs were then in turn integrated in new stagings, lending her works their unique openness.
This post is made possible by Jana Aylin.
Oojufink is a hair etching salon from Wales.
Encapsulating the ghetto of The Internet.
Shame that nothing will no longer be uploaded on the site, but the website will stay forever.
This post is made possible by Diplo.
The Black Astrum Signature Card, which is being touted as world’s most expensive business card, features a sleek, Swiss metal construction dotted with more than 30 carats of diamonds, Business Insider reports.
The cards, which are custom handcrafted to the client’s liking, are sold in packs of 25, 50 or 100 and are priced at about $1,500 per card.
On their website, Black Astrum describes the design of the Signature Card as follows:
We share our members’ passion for products that reflect their high standards and exclusive requirements. Each card is designed to be the ultimate expression of a member’s individuality and character. Black Astrum Signature Cards are produced in limited numbers and offered to new members by invitation only.
The Signature Card, originally produced as a one-off commission for a wealthy Middle Eastern Family, has developed into a product for the ‘special-few’. Today our dedicated team of craftsmen, inspired by our members’ desire for a product which embodies their qualities, work in the leafy suburbs of the Royal County of Berkshire, England.
This post is made possible by Jonathan Puckey, via Nina Støttrup Larsen