#📺 Nam June Paik’s partner Shigeko Kubota (1937–2015) was a video artist in her own right. She was involved with Fluxus and the downtown New York art scene of the early 1960s—and particularly with early feminist-oriented performance works. Kubota is best known for her “Vagina Painting” performance in 1965, in which she “painted” in red paint using a brush attached to a harness between her legs. The work, along with actions by her contemporaries such as Yoko Ono, Valie Export and Carolee Schneemann, is considered a feminist rebuttal to the “male-coded” modes of production, such as Jackson Pollock’s splatters of paint and Yves Klein’s “Anthropometry” canvases that were created with the impressions of nude female bodies. She went to create many video works that were diaristic in nature, though she suffered from living in Paik’s shadow. When she passed away in 2015, the Museum of Modern Art in New York put up a wall of her works from its collection, including perhaps her best-known video, Duchampiana: Nude Descending a Staircase (1976). In this obituary, editor-at-large HG Masters looks back at Kubota’s career and her legacy, as well as her involvement in Paik’s affairs (link in bio).
Aquí Pollock claramente quiso expresar su profundo sentir ante las diversas manifestaciones del ser a través de múltiples capas que cobijan la personalidad, representadas por formas aleatorias pero dirigidas con propósito para taparse una a la otra hasta cubrir por completo la verdadera esencia del sujeto.
A metaphysical disturbance sat with me, and in that moment that image came alive. Thoughts and feelings bleeding into a single mass of hysteria. No answered attained, nor a conclusion come across, but a sense of unity with another soul trudging through liminality.
On Saturday we had to put down our 15 year old chihuahua, Jackson (named after Jackson Pollock). I've been moved by Pollock's work since seeing it in person at the Bellagio art gallery, and it will now hold an additional significance for me. RIP Jackson Pollock and Jackson.
Mayor Jack "#daVinci " Reed gives the beautiful #MonaLisa a local @choosemarshall touch.
To add to the fun at next Monday's #EESGRenovationCelebrationOpenHouse , we have invited 10 daring Marshallites take to the canvas and recreate famous masterpieces by the likes of #JacksonPollock , #WassilyKandinsky , #JoanMiro , #PaulKlee , and more. To ensure they were up for the challenge we had each of them join us in one of our new classrooms for a test run, and since then our phone has been ringing off the hook (with galleries interested in featuring each recreation)!
Persona. Da per-sonar: risuonare attraverso. Ci scopriamo ri-suonatori rispetto a ciò che ci circonda. In maniera naturale rispondiamo a forme e colori a seconda della vibrazione che suscitano in noi. Letteralmente immersi nei toni accesi delle opere di Franz Marc, per passare attraverso le intricate trame danzate di Jackson Pollock abbiamo fatto silenzio e buio attorno a noi per poter ascoltare ciò che muove "di dentro" e "da dentro". Ci siamo lasciati abitare e agitare nel nostro farci cassa di risonanza. "L'armonia dei colori è fondata solo su un principio: l'efficace contatto con l'anima" (W.K.) #whatsart#franzmarc#jacksonpollock#kandinsky#colors#arte#art#festivalfrontiereletterarie#gazzadaschianno#dialoghiconlarte