Saturday, February 28, 2009

This video, and the interview re-published at artnode, seem like more proof that the brilliance of the artist is often quite distant from the brilliance of the onlooker. Surrounded by "modern technology", he might, in retrospect, appear like a child enjoying his toys. Especially in the interview, it seems like it's the journalist who has all these great ideas, and Warhol just happily agrees with what he hears...
The enthusiasm for new technologies, when watched twenty years later, has something funny, but also something eery about it.
But if you read carefuly, there is one remarkable moment: when the journalist suggests that Andy (and the other artists) can now do everything by themselves - music, video, editing, etc., the artist agrees. But when asked if he has been doing it, he answers he hasn't had time because he is still exploring the visual art side of the computer.
So beyond this enthusiasm for all that is new, lies an aproach that is at once pragmatic and somehow... healthily conservative?


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Here is what I imagine:
I invite all of you to my house (Warsaw, Poland), and together we sit and watch I Love Alaska. Maybe it's not because this is the perfect work to be enjoying with a group of people you've only just met. (It probably isn't). Maybe it has more to do with how surprizingly far this blog has led. In many ways.
One of them is you. Right now, there are hundreds of you coming to this blog every day. There is over a hundred people following New Art "formally" via, plus many many others via feeds and such, plus the hundreds of people who drop by every now and then... I've been receiving your kind e-mails, and enjoy visiting all the blogs, portfolios, sites that you publish or recommend. Some of you have been coming here nearly since the beginning, but it's also very exciting for me to get feedback from newcomers. I've come to know you a little, and, so to speak, enjoy your company on this ride. Many of you are in the arts, others are students, for many of you I suppose this is more of a curious entertainment. All this means not only that you enjoy the art I showcase, but certainly, to some extent we share a common sensibility. Wouldn't it be delicious to have just a part of us meet and enjoy some of this art together? Sit down, have a glass of wine, watch the film, then talk about art and life and simplicity and complexity, and how the mountains are majestic, and America does or doesn't influence the world, and share other references (all the Brokeback Mountains, Into The Wilds, Cremasters that come to mind...), ideas, passions. (You know, meeting in real life someone you've hardly even known online ;))
Not a festival, but a get-together.
And then of course we would party all night, and probably go to the shore of the Vistula river, and maybe make a field trip the next day. But the moment of a genuine and common esthetic experience, together, would have been ours.
This is what I imagine.
And you know what? - we actually could do it.
(To be continued)

Oh were this the universe!
Were it but a combination of lines, a simple picture of perfection, were the universe a set of twigs and seeds with their mathematical omnipotence!
Oh were there nothing else, nothing but the point where everything meets, nothing but the shape it all embodies. And the shadow of the reflection of a shadow of the Work, just to outscore its very depth of space, just to give us the distance we need to be closer.
Oh were it all we need, the joyful meeting of vectors, the unswerving presence of fragility.

Oh were there no shadow in the top left corner, coming from elsewhere.

Both pictures are of sculptures by Christiane Löhr.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Robin Hood Above

The artist going by the name of Above made this stencil in Lisbon. (I actually know the lady sitting on the right - she is one of Lisbon's classic characters). In a gesture the artist herhimself admits robinwoodesque, Above is selling prints of this picture and will give all the profits to two charities she has previously selected. More info here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ramp show at the OSCAR RED CARPET

The 81st Annual Academy Awards in Los angeles held at KODAK theatre on
24th Feb 2009 was a event of glamorous occasion in the Film industry .

Most of the actress were with black , red and white color of dresses with Jennifer Garner, Hilary Swank and Penelope Cruz chose dresses in the former shade, while Dame Helen Mirren, Heidi Klum and Miley Cyrus opted to be scarlet women for the evening.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

This is a short fragment of my work called The Actors. The first volume - Reconnaissance lasts 50 minutes. You can see this excerpt in sort-of-HD here.
Any galleries interested in showing this work, write me, and I'll send you a DVD.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My New Art

I've been very very busy with the opening of my video installation.
Today is the opening night
I won't tell you much, and will leave you with the small text that accompanies it instead:


reconnaissance. or: finding oneself. or: recognition. the recognition of someone else. someone is recognized. or: recognizing. you are (this) someone. this is (this) someone. or: meeting again. discovering again something one knew already. electra's paradox: electra knows, and does not know, that it is her brother standing before her.

reconnaissance. checking. how far. how far one can go. how far one needs to go to. where are the borders. when do i fall into something else. and whatwho is this something else.

i like knowing so little about them.
i like that they remain actors.
and that they are actors in a way no different from all the others.
i like what they're able to do because of how we called them: actors.
The Actors opens (link in Polish) at the TR Warszawa in Poland.
Hopefuly I'll be able to post a short excerpt of the video soon...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Manisha Kelkar

Manisha Kelkar
Manisha Kelkar
Manisha Kelkar

Manisha Kelkar is making her debut in Bollywood film Lottery along with first Indian Idol TV show winner Abhijeet Sawant and Indian TV actress Rucha Gujarati.

Manisha Kelkar is the daughter of famous Bollywood writer late Ram Kelkar, who wrote many films like Kalicharan, Vishwanath, Hero, Khalnayak and Ram Lakhan.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta is a Miss Universe 2000 title holder, model cum Indian actress who is performing as Billu's wife Bindiya in Priyadarshan's directed latest Bollywood movie called Billu ( originally titled Billu Barber). Irfan Khan and Shahrukh Khan are lead actors of the film. Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are giving special appearances in Billu.

Lara is appearing as female lead actress after a very long time in Billu. Lara is also filming for Blue, Banda Yeh Bindaas Hain, Do Knot Disturb and Devdas.

Check out more details about Lara, her biography and profile in our previous posts here and here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nikita Thukral

Nikita Thukral
Nikita Thukral

Nikita Thukral (aka Nikki) was born on 16th July 1981 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is 5ft 4.5in tall Indian model and film actress who acts in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. She started her film career with Malayalam movie Kaiyethum Doorathu in 2002.

She also performed in 2008's hit Tamil film Saroja and got widespread fame with her item song "Kodana Kodi". Currently she is filming for Kannada films Rajakumari, Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam and a Tamil film Dubai Babu.

Triumph models with most sensuous bikini babes walk on the ramp


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