I don’t fear commitment. I fear wasting my time.
When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
A striking feature of Antoine Cordet’s body of work is that nearly all of his subjects are male. In an image culture where the bare, female body is used as a story-telling medium in everything from art to advertising, this aspect of Cordet’s work is refreshing. The Parisian painter’s artworks resemble discarded party polaroids that have taken a serious beating. Snapshot-like portraits of dejected youths, the paintings spell out agony and confusion with muddled brushstrokes and dripping paint splatters — like a visualization of a secret quickly whispered in passing. See more of Cordet’s paintings below.
Olafur Eliasson's The New Planet Installation
"The New Planet Installation"Olafur Eliasson’s “The New Planet” is constructed in the shape of an oloid, a geometric form discovered in 1924 by scientist Paul Schatz; the shape’s form is conceived around two congruent circles, placed perpendicular to one another with the centre of each lying on the circumference of the other.
Paintings by Iranian Artist Afarin Sajedi
We are enjoying the work of Iranian artist Afarin Sajedi this morning. Sajedi has had exhibitions across Iran and also taught at Tehran Azad University and Tehran University. Her paintings and sketches of women are fascinating and slightly surreal, but gracefully honest.
photos: Jamie BakerThe performance “’Be the Inside of the Vase” was divided into two parts.
The first story began with my dad’s attempt to commit suicide. The performance revealed my uneasy childhood and difficult relationship with my father. I was still and silent whist my voice revealed the narrative using a pre-recorded audio. In the second performance the story moves towards my relationship with my mother. Through a rather brutal personal history I addressed sexually political statements:
From my father: “Women should be like vase, smooth, decorative and empty inside! ” From my mother: “ Don’t be a vase, pretty but empty inside, be the inside, be the quality!” From myself: “This is my voice, my story, my childhood, I am not a vase! .”
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