BY Amy Carlberg
on May 13, 2014
Skin: we're all wrapped up in it. But some of us have to consider it more often, and more seriously, than others. How would you feel if your skin bubbled and swelled wherever it was touched? Photographer Ariana Page Russell decided to make art out of it.
She has dermatographia, a condition which makes her skin hypersensitive. She's used this interesting feature of her body like a canvas, drawing on her skin and then photographing the designs the raised ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on May 10, 2014
This glorious project was created by Shurong Diao, a graphic designer and soon to be graduate of School of Visual Arts. She created her Hair Alphabet in a senior portfolio class taught by Ji Lee.
Diao cited Chinese calligraphy as an inspiration for her Hair Alphabet saying, “I want to build a connection between Chinese characters and the Roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair, just like putting ink on rice paper to draw ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on May 08, 2014
I have always been obsessed with the idea of growing up in a different decade. Would I still look like me? Would I still be like me? How would I dress?!
So it's no surprise that I am obsessed with Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub's photo project “Counter//Culture." Hartlaub, 16, created a photo series in which she interprets styles from previous decades. Using herself as a model, Hartlaub showcases fashion from previous decades ; her ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on May 08, 2014
Looking for a new Twitter-cause (read: actual cause) to rally around? The Internet, as usual, is here to provide an outlet for all your righteous indignation. A new viral campaign concerning the lack of diversity in American literature is out for blood; #WeNeedDiverseBooks aims to expand the frontier of all those cis-person, straight, white, male narratives that have filled our bookstores and libraries for, well, ever. So, who's got a big web presence? ... Read More
The topic of female sexuality never ceases to incite fear and outrage, from the biblical Eve to the mythological Medusa, whose phallic snakes coil about her face like hair. Too often, it seems to be up to male storytellers, artists, and philosophers to define a woman’s sex and the female body. We’re morally judged if we choose to be sexually active, and we are similarly shamed if we choose to abstain. When the photographer David Magnusson first read ... Read More
Imagine being sealed with your lover in a plastic bag, unable to breathe, your fleshy bodies pushing against each other, breaking the boundaries of the self. For the Japanese artist Photographer Hal, a mundane household item—a vacuum-sealable futon container—can visually bring to life the invisible emotional currents of love-making and sexual intimacy. He seeks out intriguing couples in bars, inviting them to sit for him in the nude; he then vacuum ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on May 07, 2014
Cotton Candy Machine is having their opening event for their new show featuring artists Jessicka Addams, Lindsey Way, and Lori Nelson on May 9th through June 8th. Cotton Candy Machine is an art boutique based in Brooklyn that sells original art, apparel, housewares, etc. from today’s trendiest contemporary artists. It was founded by artist Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard so they could share contemporary art with the public.
So, do you love Goth culture and ... Read More
on May 02, 2014
Tomorrow is your last chance to take part in the interactive art show "RESONANCE" before a wrecking ball knocks down the whole damn warehouse.
There is a secret movie theater downstairs, a mud cave, a mirrored ceiling dwelling, a big-ass slide, massive fabric alter, a giant birdcage set up for a ritual and so many other breathtaking pieces.
Featured artists include:Jade BrandtBen BurkeMonica CanilaoMv CarbonNathan CorbinRobin Aurora FrohardtJ McDonaldOrien ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
on May 02, 2014
One of the most beloved holidays on the planet, Holi is a festival in the Hindu tradition that celebrates the transition from the darkness of winter to the brightness of spring with a huge dance party! Revelers get down to bangin’ Bhangra beats, nosh on savory Indian snacks, and most amazing of all, decorate each other with brightly colored powders that represent the virtues of happiness, love, and vitality.
Here in New York City, NYC Bhangra and India.com ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on May 01, 2014
Ahh, New York City: the original, glorious melting pot. Yet unless you make a conscious habit of touring the cobblestoned side streets of the Lower East Side or popping into the Tenement Museum every now and then, it can be easy to forget that the whole of this island was once a grimy, industrial, cluttered port. Well... okay, so it's still all those things. But it sure looked a lot cooler in the 1900s, no?*
Thanks to a collection of high-res images at Shorpy ... Read More