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Experience Yayoi

BY Intern Tessa in Arts

The Whitney Museum of American Art will present the exhibit Yayoi Kusama, about the avante-garde, extremely original artist of the same name's development over six decades. She worked in Japan and the United States. It will start on July 12 and run until September 30th. This woman’s middle name is versatile. She paints, draws, sculpts, creates films, performs, and immerses you in the art, taking you to the place she has created. Her pieces are unique, to say the least. She is infamous for her use of polka dots and patterns that will blow your mind. Read More
I’ve heard of learning from the masters--you know, studying the big names, imitating their works, and pulling inspiration from them. But artist Dorothee Golz is doing something quite different than all of that. Instead of being influenced by the work, she actually makes modern people become a part of it. In these fascinating (and mildly creepy) portraits, Golz transplants well-known, classic portrait heads onto the bodies of modern women. Not only does she create bodies for these famous-floating heads, but she also adds an entire environment around them. Read More
How fantastic would it be if you were given a dollar for every instance someone said to you “Wow, you've changed so much!”? I, for one, would probably be lounging by my gigantic pool and fanning myself with $100 bills in the Hamptons right now, if that were the case. It can be difficult to really see the changes you’ve undergone with age—which is what inspired the individuals posted on Young Me/Now Me to submit photos from their past, along with the recreated image of themselves, years later. Read More
Chicago-based artist and illustrator Lilli Carré creates magical characters in her comics and animations. Whether she’s telling the tale of a mythical singing sea monster, a stone-skipping woodsman, or a sister-run joke-writing business, she manages to create work that's altogether thought-provoking, sincere, and relatable. I was introduced to Carré’s work with her 2008 debut graphic novel The Lagoon, which also became one of the first works to turn me on to the wonderful world of comics and graphic novels. Read More
Who says you’re too old for sleep-away camp? The fun-filled getaway isn’t just for little kids, anymore.  Founded in 2009 by self-proclaimed “adventurer” Angela Ritchie, Ace Camps are travel experiences for the creatively curious. Each journey features a different leader who is established in his or her field. Ranging from bloggers, artists, crafters, foodies, and writers, these talented creative-types conduct different workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. Each instructional event will help you learn, improve skills, and get inspired. Read More
One of the many purposes of contemporary guerrilla art is to help bring a more universal form of awareness to issues within our society that are difficult to illuminate through other means – I’m thinking of Banksy’s famous stenciled commentary on the value of graffiti, as well as the late-night chalk-activism that my friend Q and I have been known to bestow upon the streets of St. Louis from time to time. Read More
Incredible illustrator and designer, BUST contributor, and all around rad dude, Mike Perry, wants to create your dream space—he just needs a little of your help to make it happen. Perry just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new project, named after his recent book of collected works, called Wondering Around Wandering. The project will be a three-month free (!!) community exhibition and event space brimming with workshops, screenings, open discussions, and more, all conducted by the man himself. Read More
If you’ve ever taken a moment to glance around a crowded subway or waiting room, chances are, there will be at least a handful of folks sporting the latest version of a Nook or Kindle. So what does fate hold for all of the books we've retired? Just ask the Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee, who created an entirely new way to enjoy old books by literally carving the pages into mind-blowing masterpieces, with an incredible attention to detail. Read More
The people over at Retronaut unearthed these photos from a 1979 Victoria’s Secret catalogue. Despite the loveliness of these ladies, is it just me or is there something about this spread that's reminiscent of 30 Rock’s “1-900-OK-FACE” sex hotline clip starring Tina Fey as “Bijou?" Either way, it’s definitely worth a look to see how the company’s marketing and products have shifted over time… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   Images courtesy of retronaut. Read More
Are you still putting off spring cleaning this year? Clean out your apartment and put your souvenirs to good use by donating them to Martha Rosler’s Meta-Monumental Garage Sale. Though the installation doesn’t premiere until November 17-30, Rosler is on the hunt this month for all of your cast offs, bric-a-brac, no-longer-wanted objects and odd items. Read More