What is Visual Studies in relation to art history...
Based on the readings, there is a resistance to introducing (or giving agency to) Visual Studies as the “new art history.” One of the main arguments is that Visual Studies is not historical, but anthropological. Since art history and aesthetics are pedigree, Visual Studies, as a hybrid offspring, is not. Aby Warburg’s methods are suddenly reconsidered for this emergent sub-genre or sub-discipline....
…[M]an is coming into an extraordinary new era on earth, in which we are...– R. Buckminster Fuller, from “Prevailing Conditions in the Arts” in Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity.
Space Mix Vol. 6
A heavy beard covers the face of astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Apollo 7 Commander, as he looks out the rendezvous window in front of the Commander’s station on the ninth day of the Apollo 7 Earth orbital mission (via). It’s been a while since I’ve made another space mix. Here’s the playlist for Vol. 6. Unfortunately, I lost the photoshop file for the cover format...
Virginia Mecklenburg & Modern Masters from the...
I just got home from the opening night of Modern Masters at the Jepson Center for the Arts where I saw my first Philip Guston painting. The exhibition features forty four works from key players in modern American art such as Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, Philip Guston, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline and more. Tonight was particularly special because the Smithsonian American Art...
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