Adapted from an old parlor game by the Surrealist artist movement in the 1920s, Exquisite Corpse is a method of collaborative image or word collection. The method, indicative of the movement’s purpose to express the real functioning of thought, features unusual juxtaposition and the element of surprise. Sort of like round-robin, but without the whole anarchy thing, a group gathers together and one person begins either drawing, collaging, or writing something, then hides part of it and passes it on to the next person to add to, continuing throughout the entire group. Read More
American artist and filmmaker, Cindy Sherman has been creating works that comment on both social and sexual roles and stereotypes since the 1970s. One of her earlier and best-known photographic works, Untitled Film Stills (1977–80), portrays women in their socially assigned roles and presents the potential danger and instability of these constructs. Read More
BY Lan Truong
on May 04, 2012
Finding cool and affordable art to hang on your walls can feel downright impossible. Sure, you can go to a big-box store and pick up some okay looking art in the home decorating section, but if you're on the hunt for some jazzier pieces for your walls, check out the following websites.
1. 20x200: Prints start at just $20! That's right, $20! Prices go up to $200 for larger, more limited prints. Prints can be purchased unframed or framed (framed prints costs extra).
2. Tiny Showcase: A portion of sales from each print is donated to a charity chosen by the artist.
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BY Intern Tessa
on Apr 24, 2012
We're not all cat videos and vintage sitcoms over here at BUST--we appreciate the classier things in life as well (said while holding a cup of tea and straining to push our pinkies outward). Modern-dance lovers will be thrilled by Co(te)lette, an award-winning, emotionally charged dance film all about the feminine experience. Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) adapted choreographer Ann Van den Broek's work for the movie, which was recently released on iTunes. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Mar 19, 2012
Having a place of one's own is quite the challenge, and not only with regard to paying the bills and making sure that the couch isn't consistently covered with cat hair. On top of these basic requirements, there is also the task of making one's house a home, adding those tender touches that can really transform a living space. A perfect way to create visual interest and generate conversations for those grown-up dinner parties you've always wanted to have is by choosing some art to line the hallowed halls of your abode. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Feb 29, 2012
Here’s an awesome event for our New York BUSTies! For Women’s History Month, Target’s upcoming First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum has been dubbed “Fierce, Phenomenal Women.” So this March, enjoy a slew of activities, performers, and art exhibits to honor and inspire discussion about women.
From “Action Station,” an interactive exhibit that invites visitors to contribute images of influential women in their lives, to a performance by the Brooklyn Ballet, I can only describe the lineup for the night as totally BOSS. Read More
One of our fave photographers, Aliya Naumoff, is in the MTV Canada spotlight and we are lovin' it. You've definitely seen her work in the pages of BUST, including a classic portrait of Kathleen Hanna for a past music issue. She has also done work with Rolling Stone, Nylon, Vice and The New York Times, including poignant portraits whose sales went to benefit victims of the Haitian earthquake. Read More
on Feb 06, 2012
F*CK Art, a collection of works by 20 street artists who are pushing the boundaries of sexuality and public space, is opening this Wednesday, February 8th at the Museum of Sex in NYC. BUST Magazine is inviting 25 people to the private opening night party from 7-11 PM! Just email your name and the name of your guest (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "F*CK Art" -- the first 25 people to RSVP will get on the list. Read More
BY Julisa Colón
on Feb 03, 2012
If you're in the NYC area this Wednesday night, be sure to check out F*CK Art: A Street Art Occupation.
Hosted by the Museum of Sex and sponsored by our very own Callie Watts' mag Candy Rain, F*CK Art is a collection of works by 20 street artists who are continuously pushing the boundaries of sexuality and public space. The show is curated by Emilie Baltz and Mark Snyder, and participating artists include Wonderpuss Octopus, DROID, Miss Van, Andrew Shirley, William Thomas Porter, and Cassius Fouler, among many others. Read More
BY Intern Arielle
on Jan 24, 2012
As much as I love the surrealist movement for dragging my subconscious mind out of its deep slumber, I can't help but feel perturbed that it is an art movement commonly identified with men. Women were often represented in surrealist art as objects of beauty, but a good number of them stepped outside of the frame and made important creative contributions. To illustrate women's involvement in the surrealist movement, Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, and Terri Geis teamed up to put together In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States (Prestel). Read More