8892. anomie - 7/29/2012 12:05:47 AM
Vk, i too get blasted out of theaters by the bone shattering volume of action movies. Better to see the bluray. Enjoyed your review.
8893. anomie - 7/29/2012 12:09:44 AM
Bean went too long. Other segments were too slow to climax or had dsijointed intros and segways... Overall it was messy.
8894. wabbit - 7/29/2012 9:09:14 PM
Vk, don't I already?
anomie, I agree, boring. I think most of the opening ceremonies are boring. I vaguely remember thinking Sydney was ok, but overall, too much "teaching" going on. Get on with the games already.
8895. vonKreedon - 7/30/2012 4:50:31 AM
Ano - It sounds like you don't enjoy action films played over monster sound systems turned up to 11, while I do. I like to feel the sound.
8896. judithathome - 7/30/2012 11:25:04 PM
...you don't enjoy action films...
You can stop right there and that's me!
8897. arkymalarky - 12/30/2012 4:43:28 AM
I love the movie Ratatouille.
8898. Jenerator - 3/7/2013 9:37:14 PM
The Dallas Museum of Art will be showcasing Cindy Sherman's work soon.
I am very familiar with her work and have seen it in various places.
Personally, I do not understand why she is tauted as one of the greatest photographers in the history of the world.
This piece is the second most expensive art photograph ever sold Untitled
I haven't read any cohesive reason as to why she is so in demand right now. I read one review that said that her latest body of work proves that she still has it.
This is from her collaboration with MAC make-up. Not exactly how women want to look using that product line.
Yes art is subjective, but would YOU pay one million dollars for this?
I don't find her that innovative, and I do not understand why she is so important.
8899. bhelpuri - 3/8/2013 2:31:58 PM
Who touts Cindy Sherman as one of the greatest photographers of all time? Only the marketplace, which reflects a combination of factors. It's roughly the same set of phenomena that have yielded Andy Warhol as "one of the greatest artists of all time", or indeed Madonna as "one of the greatest singers of all time." I doubt she will be more than a footnote to art history within 30 years, let alone a century into the future. Certainly, I find Cindy Sherman entirely uninteresting.
8900. arkymalarky - 3/8/2013 4:42:59 PM
Thank you for putting Madonna on that list
8901. Jenerator - 3/8/2013 6:51:38 PM
The MoMa says this about Sherman:
"Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite."
Sure her idea of being both subject and photographer (while creating pictures that reflect mulitple photographic genres) is interesting, but I wonder how and why it became so important.
I'm just wondering out loud.
Personally, I find Tom Chambers' work much more intersting, symbolic and photographically complex.
8902. Jenerator - 3/8/2013 6:55:39 PM
But I wouldn't spend millions of dollars on his prints!
8903. judithathome - 3/8/2013 7:15:50 PM
Not exactly how women want to look using that product line.
I can't believe MAC accepted this as a comment on their work..clearly, she is saying women who are overly made-up with their product look like clowns...and apt interpretation, if you ask me.
The willing public will buy anything they think is trendy...last night I saw the work of an artist who does watercolors of scenes from WalMart...actually, they were more interesting than this woman's photos.
8904. bhelpuri - 3/9/2013 8:53:17 AM
I wouldn't spend five bucks on Tom Chambers prints/artwork - they're no more alive or interesting than Sherman's. If he's taken seriously by museums + the marketplace (and a cursory look at his bio suggests he is) it is just one more indication that the Western art world is collapsing in on itself through sheer inertia.
Here by contrast is the work of Dayanita Singh, who now describes herself as a bookmaker working in photographs , and consistently moves into new terrain as an artist. FYI, in a unique and historic development, she + Ai WeiWei will occupy the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year. If I were throwing more money into the art world (which I am now expressly forbidden to do by my wife and my conscience both) I'd be snapping up her early work wherever it comes to market (which is rarely if ever).
8905. Jenerator - 3/20/2013 7:51:01 PM
That's so funny, because I am convinced that my children can shoot pictures accidentally that are better than Singh's "Dream Villa".
Art is so subjective, and for me, at the very lowest level, the artist must be able to create something I cannot.
8906. Jenerator - 3/20/2013 7:52:15 PM
"Go Away Closer" looks like every college freshmen attempt at Photography 101.
8907. bhelpuri - 3/21/2013 7:55:06 AM
for me, at the very lowest level, the artist must be able to create something I cannot
we are at an impasse, madame. nothing more to be said here.
8908. Jenerator - 3/21/2013 4:32:25 PM
It's okay, Marj. I think we do agree that art is subjective and that the market place is no great determiner of taste.
Do you like Marilyn Minter at all, or has she become cliche?
8909. Jenerator - 3/22/2013 8:09:44 PM
I'm going to Istanbul this summer! Any tips or tricks, people?
8910. arkymalarky - 3/26/2013 3:10:27 AM
Stan's friend just got back from there. I'll try to get him to ask her
8911. alistairconnor - 3/31/2013 10:56:29 PM
You may remember my street-theatre artist friend Caroline : I posted about her 2008 "Finding Obama" odyssey.
For the past five years, a film-maker has been following her work, and now they need to crowd-source a little bit of finance in order to do post-production on a feature-length documentary about her.
So, if by any chance you want to support an under-the-radar international subversive stealth artist who spreads a message of solidarity, feminism, anti-racism etc... feel free to chip in, any donations from 10 euros and up are gratefully acknowledged.