The art that had New York talking this past spring was barely there—shows comprised of empty, or nearly empty, spaces charged with anxious energies: the cacophony of a prison, the voices of art dealers, the movement of balloons, the smell of bacon.
A first taste from César Aira's 'The Musical Brain & Other Stories', his first collection of short fiction to appear in English. A prolific writer with more than 80 books published, it's a pleasure to see great talent reach an wider audience.
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Translated from spanish by Chris Andrews
From BOMB Magazine
The subject, brushstrokes, and colour of this painting all bear classic hallmarks of a Rembrandt. But it's actually been designed by a computer and created by a 3D printer. The work was created by teams from Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembranthuis, alongside Microsoft, ING and the Delft University of Technology. Creating a faithful replication of a Rembrandt painting required huge amounts of data, with the team describing it was a "marriage" between technology and art.
A rare glimpse into the creative process and the consequence of an unexpected hit from the artist himself. As the song's lyrics are anything but 'throw your hands up', the club-friendly remix gave the song the necessary push to take it to the higher echelons of the charts.
The advent of high technology has changed the conversation about our mortality: That Dragon, Cancer is not an easy game to experience. It’s a eulogy, an autobiography, a cry into the dark. It’s one family’s endeavour to make sense of a looming tragedy, to press pause on a life that is—was— running out of time. Joel, the tow-headed child at the heart of the whole endeavour, died in March last year. He would have turned seven on the game’s January 12 launch...
A stark white interior hosts 86 dc-motors, a staple of the artists’ work, each one pulling a very thin steel wire from side to side. The circular frame is filled with subtle geometry on its entirety; a gorgeous arch is drawn all around the visitor. Not satisfied, Zimoun pulls his second trick: an unrelenting sound vibration emanating from each string.
Luke Diiorio graduated from Lehigh University in 2006 with a degree in philosophy and has been painting recreationally for 15 years. It wasn't until 2013, however, that he emerged from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA and adopted his own contemporary form of minimalism. Now, the Brooklyn-based artist stitches together and folds linen and raw canvas, placing the fabrics directly onto wooden backings or stretching the sewn materials over frames.