In Praise of Art Forgeries by the New York Times

Fascinating point of view on fake art.
The art critic, Blake Gopnik, convinces readers technically maybe forgeries are not at fault. They are good reminders of the very essence of modern-contemporary art, distinctive perspectives between geographical regions in practicing art, also the beauty of questioning trusted personal once a while, connoisseurs (aka art experts). And at the end of the day, truth to be told, high art market gave birth to art forgeries.

 

My favorite phrase:

The faker could be considered a faithful assistant of theirs who happened to arrive after they’d died; ditto the hundreds of forgers of Qi Baishi (Gopnik)

 

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You rock, Google Arts & Culture!

I can’t be the only one constantly astonished by Google’s grand ambition and vision. When they launched Google Arts & Culture, it came off as a shock to me.

To elaborate my reaction, I have to admit my nerdy side (just like others) and one of the long overdue wishes– seeing Mesopotamian Ziggurat or Bodhgaya’s Buddhist temple in real life (right?) or my favorite old masters’ work all in one place. By reading related articles, I could almost get a tad closer look of historical ruins or artwork, but mere referencing images never fulfilled my curiosity or unanswered questions. In my head, I was screaming, ‘can someone please come up with something, maybe like 3-D rendering models?’ To be honest, searching through all the museum databases one by one can be tedious and exhausting. Photographic evidences on textbook were never enough to satisfy my academic thirst, so what could I have possibly done other than dreaming? In that sense, Google Arts & Culture made my dream come true.

 

 

I hope for BBuzzArt to serve a similar role as Google in the near future for art collectors and art enthusiasts in discovering fresh, new, imaginative, young artists from every corner of the world.

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This Artist -Run Space Paved the Way for Mexico City’s Now Flourishing Art Scene by ARTSY

It’s no secret that Mexico City has become THE art hotspot over the past years. Behind its boom in contemporary art, artist-run spaces significantly took part in bringing in international recognition. Let’s take a look at how independent art spaces, often highlighted with thier experimental and radical aspects, were able to survive despite the growing attention of global art market. Mexican visual artist, Yoshua Okón’s words follow:

“It became clear that even though we have greatly benefitted from the market explosion on many levels, it doesn’t really provide everything you need… You need to compensate with other kinds of structures that will cater to spiritual needs and other aspects.”

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Why We Love–And Need –Public Art from Forbes

I was fortunate to attend a school where the value of art was early on recognized, which eventually led to launch a public art program on site. Not only college students were benefitted from this program, but also many of the community members. They came over to the campus to discover this extraordinary art collection every week. Sol Lewitt, Nancy Rubbins, James Turrell, Marc Quinn, … “museum without walls,” indeed! Looking for these hidden gems on campus brightened up my stressful, mundane college life. It was a perfect breather. My friends would go to James Turrell’s Skyspace to take a quick nap underneath. I’d have an ice-cold coffee and chill by Marc Quinn’s work perfectly fit in its surroundings.

After graduating college, I forgot about my secret stress relief, but reading this article, I was reminded the fond memories of public art and felt strongly connected to the phrase below:

“[Public art] lifts up humanity and challenges the individual who encounters it to think differently about the world.” (Laneri)

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Felix Gonzalez-Torress Interview by Ross Bleckne from BOMB Magazine

FGT That’s how I always work: take your limitations . . .

RB And make them your strengths.

FGT I was telling my students, “Your limitations should be your strengths.” When I first started making art in 1987, I had no money. I had a little tiny studio smaller than this kitchen.

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Felix Gonzalez-Torress’s words go out to all the young artists out there, who are struggling, doubting, starving, sweating, wondering, grumbling, worrying, overthinking, drowning, trembling, agonizing.

DO NOT FEAR to reveal your vulnerability. EMBRACE your inner self.
And MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL with your own hands.

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When Great Art Makes You LOL by Hyperallergic

The article from Hyperallergic made me think of some humorous art pieces.
Many artworks came to my mind, but I would like introduce this particular Northern Renaissance artist’s satirical piece:

The Flatterers by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, 1592.

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Just like his father Pieter the Elder Bruegel, it seems Pieter the Younger depicted Flemish proverbs in his work. The inscription says, “because so much money passes trough my purse, therefore I am always surrounded by flatterers 1592.”

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Check out what Hyperallergic has to say about funny art:

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Inevitable Struggles in the Art World

Inevitable Struggles in the Art World
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Big name artists selling work for multimillion $$.

The immense growth in the art market.

 

You might hear these headlines every year if you take a teeny tiny bit of interests in the art world. However, it makes you wonder why on earth those young artists around you who appear to be gifted has not made yet. Would you say that their poor efforts and lethargic nature keep them from being successful? Is it just that simple?

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First thing to clarify is that the art market revolves around mega galleries in large urban cities, which means the majority of the revenue in art comes from their sales. The most esteemed artists alive (meaning THEY SELL) are represented by those galleries. In the case of art auctions, they are Impressionist works by Van Gogh and Monet that are in the highest demands. The primary market takes on sellable artworks which appeal to public taste and need.

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Artist Jeff Koons poses next to one of his sculptures during a press preview of “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” a exhibition of his work at the Witney Museum of American Art June 24, 2014. Courtesy of Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images.

Then, they put the best resources representing artists to the mass media, in turn, it begins to put a spot light on brand-named artists. They become legendary genius. This is the ecosystem of the art market. It is exactly why although the art market appears to be growing, young artists can’t thrive right away.

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Within the system, emerging artists become discouraged to make art. It comes to the point where they have to decide either to make art that ARE WANTED or to make art THEY WANT. In that process, many of them leave the industry.

Putting aside the depressing truth about the art world, I want to bring up the fact that we’re no longer bound to physical gallery venues in the 21st century. You don’t have to wait to be discovered. You can raise your voice in media outlets and present your works to the public.

 

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BBuzzArt, can light up the path, so that artists can follow the passion for art.
Art enthusiasts can be connected to the world.
Artists
will be encouraged by sincere art lovers at BBuzzArt.

And art lovers will meet the most avant-garde artists from everywhere.

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Pile of Candies = master art?

Pile of Candies = master art?

I LOVE watching the web series  The Madness of Art. It gives me a good laugh every time.

This episode questions how the definition of art has shifted away from its original context since the late 19th century.

One of my all-time favorite artists is Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Long before I went deep into art history, he taught me art could be expressed in various forms and it was not always static.  Frankly, it did throw me off, though, when I found out this piece was sold for over 7 million dollars at Christie’s! Whew.

 

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11 of the World’s Most Unusual Artist Residency by ARTSY

If you’re an artist looking for a place to steer clear of distraction and find your own creative inspirations, this article could be a perfect guidance.

My personal favorite?
Tiny tree house in the middle of the forest in Scotland. 

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Stop with ‘I could do that.’

“I could do that.”

Maybe I’m in bad luck. I hear this self-assured statement almost 9 out of 10 times at art exhibitions. The most recent time was at the annual traveling show from Musée d’Orsay in Korea. This young couple right behind me, probably on a date, lingered awhile in front of Millet’s rough sketch, and said exactly, “You know, I could do that, too.” I didn’t want to be some obnoxious, nosy  museum-goer lecturing why this piece was so important or it was worth a thorough observation. I rushed out of there to stop my urges, and to enjoy the rest of the show without any interruption. No matter how many times you, art lover, hear this, it doesn’t get easier to ignore and exit those moments as if nothing happened.

Pondering my recent unpleasant encounter, this genius video from the Art Assignment, PBS Digital Studios linked to Huffington Post by Katherin Brooks, which investigates “why you should stop saying ‘I could do that.'” It’s a must-see for whoever relates to my story. Especially if you’re not talented with words, but want to convince others about the common perception of art, you will learn how to respond beautifully after.

Short take-aways?

1. Take a moment to think – could you really do that?
2. All right. You’ve decided you could do that.
But why are you doing it?
3. Let’s think deeply about art. (Brooks)

I want to leave this article with Sol Lewitt’s words:

To circle back to Mr. LeWitt, it’s important for us to remember that “the artist may not necessarily understand his own art. His perception is neither better nor worse than that of others.” And that’s pretty comforting.” (Brooks)

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