Madonna, Smut and The Ever-Changing Colors Of The Whitney…

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Lots to report today. Came across this installation sponsored by the Clocktower:

http://clocktower.org/news/oyama-enrico-isamu-letter-aeromural-video

Interesting that this artist Oyama Enrico Isamu is creating a visual then making it disappear. Another component is the sound of the materials he uses. It’s worth checking out.

Also the Whitney is changing it’s colors:

http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/tom-finkelpearl-wants-to-diversify-leadership-at-new-yorks-culture-hubs-212152

I can almost bet this is a reaction to the last Biennial and the controversy that was created:

http://hyperallergic.com/126420/artist-collective-withdraws-from-whitney-biennial/

http://hyperallergic.com/170408/performance-and-para-fiction-jennifer-kidwell-on-playing-donelle-woolford/

Personally I think it is a good idea to include more women artist, older artists that haven’t enjoyed the fame that their contemporaries have and artists of color. Not just keeping it to tokens.

Then i was reading about Madonna and her latest attempt to get sales:

http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/madonna-posts-offensive-bondage-images-of-basquiat-lennon-princess-di-211375

To be honest, I have to hand it to her. She or whoever is behind her is a marketing genius. Whether or not you agree with the imagery, she always seems to either be riding the coat tails on someone else’s misfortune (Magic Johnson’s HIV, Vanessa Williams nude photos.) Now she is tying up icons.

Came across this as well. If you are interested in the African American artists plight, this is very informative. Perhaps the Whitney should do a show on how things evolved in this community. This is one man’s struggle and very sad. What I would like to know is if he were an African American woman, would his work have been bought and seen at all?

http://hyperallergic.com/172180/a-long-lost-artist-of-the-1950s-sexual-underground/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Bilbrew

Also Ivan is back:

https://greetingsfromkarpland.wordpress.com

 

 

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About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at www.cmgross.com/pages/resume.htm for other accomplishments.
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