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The Show goes on. Schnabel Walter Robinson and the end of Zombie Formalism

3 monthes ago   |   By Martin Mugar

It had all become a wonderfully seamless merger of theory and the art it purported to define. Modernism divided by modernism, became postmodern, became Zombie Formalism. The last remnant of self-consciousness was squeezed out. The image was often produced by machines or was so redundant of past Modernism, any notions of the authority or authenticity of the creator had exited the site of creation. Heidegger's "monstrous philosophical site" , where he crosses out Being bringing an end to ontology or at most establishing a weak ontology, had worked its way into the creative process of...
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Fuddy-Duddy art and Zombie Formalism

Fuddy-Duddy art and Zombie Formalism

3 monthes ago   |   By Martin Mugar

It has become current to demonize the power structure of the art scene that attracts large sums of money for Zombie formalist painting. The latest assault by Chris Wiley on “artnet” made a connection between ZF and the debt-ridden economy we live in. I have discussed this aspect of it with artists Mark Stone and Dennis Hollingsworth for some time now so that take is not new. Not bad. Five years running since I first coined the moniker that was popularized by Walter Robinson and people are still appalled. It all seems to reek of a modern flattening out of any dimensionality to the human...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant Set to Open Next Year in Shenzhen

World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant Set to Open Next Year in Shenzhen

Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan The world's largest waste-to-energy plant by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and... Read more ...

Microsoft is Investing $500 Million in Seattle Affordable Housing

Microsoft is Investing $500 Million in Seattle Affordable Housing

Seattle WA. Image © Shutterstock Microsoft has unveiled plans to commit $500 million to advance affordable housing solutions across the city of Seattle , Washington. The money... Read more ...

Carlton's portrait in pastels by Kim Blair

Carlton's portrait in pastels by Kim Blair

Carlton (14"x11" pastel on gessoed 300 lb. w.c. paper) This handsome man works in the creative field of design, both as an interior designer and fashion stylist. I remember... Read more ...

How To Get a Job at a Top US Architecture Firm

How To Get a Job at a Top US Architecture Firm

© Annie Spratt. Image Courtesy of Architect-US Looking for a job isn't fun. It's nerve-wracking for the applicant and it's often time-consuming for the potential employer as... Read more ...

Houdini Swims: 1908

Houdini Swims: 1908

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Aerial Futures Explores Commercial Space Travel at the Houston Spaceport

Aerial Futures Explores Commercial Space Travel at the Houston Spaceport

Houston Spaceport. Image Courtesy of Houston Airport System A new video by AERIAL FUTURES explores commercial space flight through the Houston Spaceport. The video was produced... Read more ...

To The Voice Of Running Waters..Watercolor..Texas Artist ..Rae Andrews

To The Voice Of Running Waters..Watercolor..Texas Artist ..Rae Andrews

Just finished this watercolor. I made a step by step tutorial on the process, soon to be on my YouTube channel.. This image is 16” x 20” unframed$500 plus S/H Prints will soon... Read more ...

Hutong Courtyard Renovation at Qianmen Street / Super + Partners

Hutong Courtyard Renovation at Qianmen Street / Super + Partners

Xixiangfang facade. Image © He Chen Read more ...

A Sunlit Interior by Carl Holsøe

A Sunlit Interior by Carl Holsøe

Carl Holsøe captured a remarkable feeling of light in this interior. Carl Holsøe, The Sunlit Room, 54 x 48 cm. ©Bonhams What strikes me is that he did so with a very limited... Read more ...

Manhattan Modern: 1933

Manhattan Modern: 1933

New York, 1933. "Midtown Manhattan skyline - Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral." Gelatin silver print by Irving Underhill. View full size. Read more ...