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 ... Read More
BY Lan Truong
on May 21, 2012
Gratuitous Type / No. 2 is a snazzy, zine-like "pamphlet of typographic smut" that'll make designerds a little weak in the knees. It's the brainchild of Brooklyn-based graphic designer/art director Elana Schlenker and is filled with great work and interviews from creatives who love letters, including calligrapher Kathryn Murray and graphic designer Astrid Stavro.
Kathryn Murray's calligraphy in Gratuitous Type / No. ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on May 17, 2012
Whenever I see a kitten, whether in person, on TV, or in a picture (doesn’t matter) I turn into a bumbling, baby-talking, crazy-face-making lady. It’s like I’ve seen anything so cute before and I can’t focus anything else. So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw photographer Arne Svenson’s newest project Strays, in which he photographs some hella adorable strays kittens he borrowed from Animalkind Inc, an animal shelter ... 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. Her work in film includes a short animation, Doll Clothes (1975), in which a doll cutout of the artist (unlike ... Read More
BY Lan Truong
on May 09, 2012
The New Museum's (235 Bowery, New York, NY) women-dominated Spring Exhibitions opened this past week, and you should definitely mosey on over there and check it out. With five exhibitions on five floors, make sure you have a couple hours free to take everything in. Here's a peek at two of my favorite exhibitions.
A few of Djurberg's sculptures in The Parade, made from metal, clay, foam, fabric, adhesive, silicone, acrylic paint, varnish, wood, ... 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 ... Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on May 03, 2012
Have you checked out a book from The Underground New York Public Library? We haven't either, which is probably because it’s not an actual library, but rather a beautiful blog created by Ourit Ben-Haïm. It's got a straightforward concept: take and post photos of fellow subway riders who are reading books. For such a simple premise, the blog is surprisingly engaging and thoughtful. According to the website:
"The Underground New York Public ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on May 01, 2012
My feelings for my mother fall somewhere between "Thanks for everything you've done, I'm pretty sure I'd be dead without you," to "YOU'RE THE BEST, MOM FOR PRESIDENT! MOM FOR QUEEN! MOM FOR RULER OF THE UNIVERSE!"
While neither of those sentiments are as well-articulated as I'd like, I'm sure that she'd love to hear them both. And luckily, Mother's Day is coming up, so I'll have the chance to say them to her.
The big day falls on May 13th this year, which ... Read More
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 ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 18, 2012
As a child of the nineties, I have such a soft spot for the toys of my youth. Furbies were somehow cute and creepy at the same time, Skip-Its were practically the only way my mom could get me to exercise, and I'm pretty sure I thought my Lite Brite drawings had one up on Van Gogh's Starry Night.
I've gotten over most of my obsessions because, you know, I grew up or something. But every now and then, those old standbys get an update and my pigtails-sporting, ... Read More