Art a GoGo Podcast #62 – Work of Art: Next Great Artist Wrap Up + Art News

Show Notes:
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(21:52 minutes)

Art on TV- Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (Season 2)
– Work of Art: The Next Great Artist – Judges critique of final exhibit


Kymia Nawabi *WINNER*
Not for Long, My Forlorn
Poem by Kymia functions as centerpiece for her exhibition. It explores the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Installation pieces = tombs filled with soil, wood Drawings
“Closest to Thoth” (helmet) copper, cotton leather (looks like feathers)
“The Bridge” drawing of boat with feet and calves on sail

Young Sun-Han
bool-sa-jo [trans: Korean for “phoenix”]
“telephone booth-like” box shrine hanging father’s clothes with dying father’s photographs on them projected images of father, boyfriend

Sara Jimenez
Anonymous Contemplations
Performance piece in which Sara dressed up in a white long-beak-like bird (cf. plague costume) in which she asked strangers to write down secrets. These later appeared hanging on a line gallery.
A large bird cage with 1,000 paper cranes; appear like they’re flying out
Mattress filled with hypodermic needles
A silhouette of herself made by dead skin on cellophane tape

Buy art from Work of Art, Season 2

Art-related films – An Object of Beauty starring Amy Adams

Amy Adams to Star in ‘Object of Beauty’ for Maven Pictures

Book Summary
Lacey Yeager takes New York City’s art world by storm, charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness, and experiencing the highs and lows of the art world from the late 1990s into the present day. By the author of Shopgirl.

Recommended Exhibits

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
de Young Museum, San Francisco
January 26 – June 2, 2013

The Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague, Netherlands is planning a major renovation and is sending 35 of its paintings on a tour to the United States and Japan.

This is the first time the museum has lent such a large body of work in thirty years.
Exhibit will feature:
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
June 22 – September 29, 2013

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis
The Frick Collection, New York
October 22, 2013 – January 12, 2014 *ONLY 10 paintings will be included

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