How Art and Nature Interact at Upstate New York’s Storm King Art Center

The Upstate New York sculpture park, Storm King Art Center, is among the most idyllic places to see large-scale outdoor sculpture in the country. “There really aren’t very many other places, particularly in the United States, where you can see artwork on this type of scale and this type of ambition,” Storm King senior curator Nora Lawrence recently told Brooke Jaffe for “ARTnews Live,” our ongoing IGTV series of interviews with a range of creatives. “It’s a place to really see art in nature.”

Founded in 1960, the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, was initially intended to spotlight visual art and music, focusing on the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Founder Ted Ogden felt inspired by a visit to the late artist David Smith’s studio in the Adirondack Mountains, where he saw “80 large-scale Smith works displayed outdoors over rolling hills, as Smith … Read the rest

The Upstate New York sculpture park, Storm King Art Center, is among the most idyllic places to see large-scale outdoor sculpture in the country. “There really aren’t very many other places, particularly in the United States, where you can see artwork on this type of scale and this type of ambition,” Storm King senior curator Nora Lawrence recently told Brooke Jaffe for “ARTnews Live,” our ongoing IGTV series of interviews with a range of creatives. “It’s a place to really see art in nature.”

Founded in 1960, the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, was initially intended to spotlight visual art and music, focusing on the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Founder Ted Ogden felt inspired by a visit to the late artist David Smith’s studio in the Adirondack Mountains, where he saw “80 large-scale Smith works displayed outdoors over rolling hills, as Smith … Read the rest

Tiwa Savage Talks Post-EndSARS on Apple Music's 'The Message’ With Ebro

Megastar and Queen of Afrobeats, Tiwa Savage was a guest on Apple music’s ‘The Message‘ with Ebro Darden and she talked about post-EndSARS protest, being a voice and her messages through songs.

Tiwa Savage on ‘The Message’ with Ebro Darden

During the interview Tiwa opened up to Ebro about the current post EndSARS era within Nigerian and it’s effects. She said:

Everyone is regrouping, because #EndSARS is just a catalyst, it was to bring awareness to the bigger picture. It wasn’t just about ending police brutality but about ending injustice, bad governance, and just fighting for a better country for us, our children and for the future. So it was a great start because it was a peaceful protest, obviously it didn’t end well but we move. Everyone is regrouping and figuring out 2023 that we all have a voice and we are going to do it.

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Mural Art Project Launches with the Joyful and Nostalgic Works of Artist Gregory Siff in Sedona



In collaboration with 4AM Gallery, Mural TX presents the premiere of Mural Art Project, an organization that travels the world searching for locations full of wonder and inspiration to document the creations of world-class artists as they engage with the surrounding area. Mural Art Project’s first iteration features Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Siff, who worked at the rugged Bell Rock landmark in Sedona Arizona.

Throughout his body of work—which includes pieces in a diverse array of space like Swizz Beatz’s Dean Collection, Deitch Projects, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Soho House New York, Soho House Miami, and Google headquarters—Siff taps into childhood nostalgia with joyful intention. His new project created with Mural Art Project captures these memories of his experience in Sedona with each painted element.

To create “Sky Lines,” Siff worked on a clear canvas, allowing the vibrant renderings to contrast … Read the rest

Artist Khari Turner on Using Water as a Medium, Supporting Incarcerated Artists, and More

Artist Khari Turner has recently begun introducing a new medium into his paintings, which are often portraits of figures with exaggerated features. Ahead of an upcoming solo exhibition at Nō Studios in Milwaukee, which opened in October, Turner collected water from the Milwaukee River, as well as water from Lake Michigan, to incorporate in some of his works.

Incorporating water in his work, Turner wants to use the medium “in a way of trying to conceptually talk about masculinity and Blackness and strength, but also vulnerability and beauty,” he said in a recent conversation with Brooke Jaffe for “ARTnews Live,” our ongoing IGTV series of interviews with a range of creatives.

Turner, who recently completed a residency at Iris Project in Venice, California, and is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at Columbia University, explained that he uses the collected water as a sort of primer before adding a layer … Read the rest

Reekado Banks Talks 'Off The Record' E.P And Wizkid's "Disrespectful" Tweet

During a radio interview with Chacha on hotfm Lagos, Nigerian singer and songwriter, Reekado Banks opened up about being disrespected by Wizkid’s tweet and talked about his ‘Off the record‘ EP. 

Reekado expressed that during his music camping he and his manager decided to hand pick some songs amongst his recorded but unreleased songs to form an E.P and that process however inspired the E.P title ‘Off The Record‘.

My album comes out next year, sometime in June or July but when we conceived this idea of dropping an E.P I was at one of those recording camps that I usually have. Since I have recorded but unreleased songs, my manager suggested that we should put together different body of works to put out from time to time before big projects like albums and stuff. That’s how we came up with the name ‘off the record’

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‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’: Tens of Thousands of Ice-Age Paintings Discovered in a Remote Area of the Amazon

All images via Marie-Claire Thomas/Wild Blue Media/Channel 4

Archaeologists have discovered an enormous collection of prehistoric art that spreads across a nearly eight-mile-long cliff within the Amazon rainforest. Now dubbed as the “Sistine Chapel of the ancients,” tens of thousands of paintings depict humans and animals like sloths, horses, and the now-extinct palaeolama and mastodon. The latter creatures haven’t occupied regions in South America for almost 12,000 years, which has provided the British-Colombian archaeology team with a timeline for the artworks’ origins.

Although the findings were discovered last year, they’ve been kept private because they’ll be presented as part of a Channel 4 documentary titled Jungle Mystery: Lost Kingdoms of the Amazon, which airs this month. Archaeologist Ella Al-Shamahi, who is leading the television series, told The Guardian that the site, which is located in the Serranía de la Lindosa, required a two-hour drive from San José del … Read the rest

Black Lives Matter Movement Tops ArtReview’s ‘Power 100’ List

The London-based publication ArtReview has published the 2021 edition of its annual “Power 100” list, and while the top position is usually held by an influential figure within the art world, this year the #1 spot went to a movement: Black Lives Matter.

In a press release announcing this year’s list, ArtReview said, “In a period of social and cultural upheaval, the social justice movement’s unprecedented influence is signaled not only by its overarching position on the list—and this is the first time a movement rather than an individual has been at the top of the Power 100—but also in the shaping of this list.”

The editors of the list acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic has also had sweeping effects on the world, but said it was the Black Lives Matter movement—in particular the protests across the U.S. sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis … Read the rest

Femi Kuti and son, Made Kuti Plan To Drop Joint Album 'LEGACY +'

The father-son duo 2 sided album by legendary musician and 4-time Grammy Awards nominee, Femi Kuti, and son, Made Kuti scheduled to drop in February, 2021.

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

The secret is out! Legendary Afrobeat artist Femi Kuti will be releasing a joint album, ‘Legacy+ alongside his son, Made, on the 5th of February 2021. Legacy+ will be a two-sided album, with one side featuring Femi’s project, ‘Stop the Hate’ and the other, Made’s For(e)ward album.

Leading up to the February release, the father-son duo has today, 1st of December 2020 released two new singles: ‘Your Enemy by Made, and ‘ Pá Pà by Femi.

READ ALSO: Seun Kuti to perform at the 61st  Grammy Awards

Your Enemy  Made’s follow-up to his debut single, ‘Free Your Mind’ – turns a Read the rest

Colossal’s 2020 Gift Guide of Creative Experiences

Colossal hasn’t shared a gift guide in a few years—2020 is full of surprises—but we’ve prepared our new list with two principles in mind: the desire to support small businesses and reduce giving items that’ll be forgotten in the closet or tossed after a year. Instead, we’ve curated a collection of subscription boxes and kits centered around doing, whether that’s through learning a new craft, doodling, or kneading a loaf of bread.

Check out our picks below, and for similarly thoughtful options, head to Colossal’s Bookshop for a collection of craft- and art-centered titles.

 

Art Snacks

Each month, Art Snacks curates a selection of four to five high-quality art supplies along with a menu describing the proper pairings and suggested usage for each item. There are boxes geared toward kids and adults, and members also get access to exclusive products and a discount in the shop.

 

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Roger Mandle, Prominent Leader of Museums in U.S. and Qatar, Has Died at 79

Roger Mandle, a prominent figure within the museum world, has died at 79, according to the Associated Press. He reportedly died of a long illness in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

Over the course of his career, Mandle served in various high-ranking positions at several U.S. museums, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. And, toward the end of his life, from 2008 to 2012, he served as executive director at the Qatar Museums Authority, a Doha-based network that operates the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Islamic Art, and other institutions in the country.

Mandle’s longest tenure in a leadership role was at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he served as president from 1993 to 2008. While at the Providence institution, Mandle quadrupled the art school’s endowment to … Read the rest