This exhibition examines Russian futurist book art from 1910 to 1915 combines dynamic lithographs with the sounds of zaum poetry. This interactive exemplifies the interplay of word-image-sound through audio recordings, Russian transliterations, and English translations of 10 poems, presented directly within the pages of the artist's books.
A Man Dies, and the Myth of the Self-Sufficient Vagabond Artist Dies with Him
He was born in Brooklyn, in 1924. His first art professor at Brooklyn College, architect and artist Serge Chermayeff, flunked him. So he moved to Alfred, New York, bought a horse, and enrolled in the College of Industrial Ceramic Design. He grew a mustache, and it became him.
inrealityadream: tumblr meme culture is really just a form of neo dadaism I'd like to clarify:dada was a largely european art movement that took place after wwi. this time and place is not a coincidence. let me explain. dada art made no sense.
10 Rules for Students and Teachers Popularized by John Cage
Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg. He greatly looked up to the exiled Austrian as a model of how a true artist ought to live. Cage, in turn, inspired generations of artists and composers both through his work - which incorporated elements of chance into his music - and through his teaching.
The First International Dada Fair took place in Berlin in the summer of 1920, and included works by George Grosz, John Heartfield, Max Ernst and Francis Picabia. Photographs from the opening show the gallery teeming with paintings, posters and scurrilous assemblages; hanging from the ceiling is Prussian Archangel, by Heartfield and Rudolf Schlichter: a pig-faced dummy in military uniform.
This collection is a compilation of underground/independently-released cassette tapes from the days when the audio cassette was the standard method of music sharing... generally the mid-eighties through early-nineties. The material represented includes tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indy, rock, diy, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials. Much of this material defies category, and has therefore not been given one.
Subscribe on iTunes. Patti Smith, musical icon and National Book Award winner, hero to aesthetes and rebels, is an NYPL favorite. The last time Smith visited, she told us about her lifelong love affair with libraries. This week, in celebration of her new book M Train , the New York Public Library is proud to present Patti Smith discussing the authors she loves.
Patti Smith on Time, Transformation, and How the Radiance of Love Redeems the Rupture of Loss
"Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?" philosopher Rebecca Goldstein asked in contemplating how Einstein and Gödel shaped our experience of time.
Searching for Sam Gilliam: the 81-year-old art genius saved from oblivion
Three years ago, Sam Gilliam was living in obscurity and his money was running out. He was nearing 80, his health was bad and he had no pension. But there was one thing he still had, one thing he had never given up on: the studio near his apartment in Washington DC.