The Machine Stops by Casey McKee tell a story of loneliness

The Machine Stops by Casey McKee tell a story of loneliness

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

Casey McKee‘s art is a balance between painting and photography. After years and years of experimentation and trial and error, his technique has reached perfection, which we can see in his latest series of works The Machine Stops.

Casey was born in Phoenix, Arizona and then moved to Berlin, where he now lives and works. Over time he has managed to develop a unique creative process that combines painting and photography. Photography is the basis of his work. Thanks to the use of liquid photographic emulsions, Casey can print his photos on different materials. Starting with raw wood and handmade paper, he managed to print on canvas. From this came the brilliant idea of incorporating painting, which has gradually become more and more dominant.

The interaction between the two media is so perfect that it is no longer possible to distinguish where photography ends, and painting begins.

A good example is his latest series The Machine Stops. The protagonist of these works is a lonely astronaut who wanders through unknown lands. His state vaguely recalls Meursault, the protagonist of The Stranger by Camus. The title of the series is taken from the novel with the same name by E.M. Foster, in which people are no longer able to live on the surface of the Earth. Like the astronaut who, thanks to the best technology, manages to get to distant and unknown places, but then finds himself alone, we, thanks to the internet and social networks, follow and know everything, but remain forever isolated. To start again the only solution is to stop the machine in which we are perpetually immersed. This series is currently located at the Space K gallery in Seoul, where it will remain until October 26, 2018.

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MacRo changes appearance thanks to Greg Jager’s Metamuseo artwork

MacRo changes appearance thanks to Greg Jager’s Metamuseo artwork

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

On the occasion of the new installation of MacRo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, curated by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo and the direction of Giorgio de Finis, street artist Greg Jager has created Metamuseo.

The mural takes its inspiration from the idea of those responsible for the MacRo to renew and strengthen the relationship between the museum and citizens and covers an area of 100m² starting from the entrance. For this work, Jager confronted the place that hosts it, building a dialogue between his art and the architecture designed by Odile Decq.

The result is a graphic artwork, characterized by geometric figures and a rigorous chromatic scheme. Black and grey predominate in the lobby and the suspended paths, red is found in the auditorium and the space dedicated to the cafeteria and white is dedicated to the exhibition rooms.

Greg Jager thus manages to create an abstract dimension that the visitor experiences through the galleries and rooms of the museum.

From October 1st Metamuseo will include three permanent works by MacRo, which can be visited on the opening days of the museum.

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PH: Gianfranco Fortuna.

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For the Met Gala 2019, the keyword is kitsch and Gucci is the godfather

For the Met Gala 2019, the keyword is kitsch and Gucci is the godfather

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

After last year’s Met Gala on the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic”, we never thought there would be anything more exaggerated, but it seems that the 2019 one will be. Actors, models, designers, and exponents of the world of the jet set will gather on May 6 on the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum in New York to show off clothes and suits following the theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion”. In this case, the term camp refers to the unscrupulous and conscious use of kitsch in the art world. At the head of the most anticipated event of the year will be Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, Anna Wintour, and Alessandro Michele.

The theme is inspired by the essay “Notes on Camp” published in 1964 by cultural critic Susan Sontag. Susan was the first to examine the subject and analyze kitsch within the occidental culture, opening the way to many other researchers.

“Indeed the essence of camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”

Three days after the Gala, the exhibition on the same theme will also open at the MET. From May 9 to September 8, 2019, about 175 objects will be on display to retrace the history of the camp. It will start from its origins to get to the present day, exploring how irony, humor, parody, and exaggeration have become part of the world of fashion.

Among the designers whose works will be present are Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Franco Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood, Gianni, and Donatella Versace and of course Alessandro Michele. I say, of course, why the exhibition’s sponsor will be Gucci. After all, there couldn’t have been a better choice, since the fundamental characteristic of Michele’s brand is its ability to combine art and pop culture.

 

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The @MetCostumeInstitute’s spring 2019 exhibition will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion” opening May 9, 2019 with #MetGala on Monday, May 6. It will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways. // 1. Ensemble, Virgil Abloh (American, born 1980) for Off-White c/o @VirgilAbloh (Italian, founded 2013), pre-fall 2018 2. Shirt, Franco Moschino (Italian, 1950–1994) for House of @Moschino (Italian, founded 1983), spring/summer 1991 📷: Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2018 #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #MetCamp

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“I only do art so yeah”,  Somehoodlum’s illustrations

“I only do art so yeah”, Somehoodlum’s illustrations

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

“I only do art so yeah” is the claim of Somehoodlum‘s Instagram profile, and that’s very, very true!
The artist is a very talented graphic designer, Internet jokester, and creator of viral memes. The artist is a very talented graphic designer, Internet jokester, and creator of viral memes also collaborated with Comedy Central, Soulection, Migos and many others. It all started on an ordinary day, while attending the industrial design school and had fun experimenting with new graphics styles when one of his friends told him that with this kind of drawings he could become famous.

His memes are ironic and brilliant and represent trap scene a lot, even if among his favorite artists there are names that make very different music, such as Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, Taylor Swift, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Hudmo. From the point of view of visual research, it has been influenced by Itsmcflyy, Hoodass (Filip Hodas), Henri Matisse, Martin Scorsese, Shinichirō Watanabe, Walter Gropius. Somehoodlum is one that has culture, but who likes to play and have fun with the images, a cool guy.

You can find some t-shirts with prints of the artist’s drawings on the Urban Outfitters website, for everything else, there is his website.

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Daan Roosegaarde’s installation tracks space waste

Daan Roosegaarde’s installation tracks space waste

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

Black skies on which stand out beams of dazzling light that seem to come out from some U.F.O films, this is the installation that has come to life thanks o performance by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde. The work has the task of tracking in real time the space waste to highlight the great problem of the scarcity of places in which to dispose of waste. The artist explains:

“The light installation is really impressive. It moves really slowly, but this makes it very dramatic, it’s really great to take something very abstract and problematic, and turn it into something visual and very shareable, so there was a real alien beauty to it”.

The installation was developed in form of live performance in the Dutch city of Almere, where beams of green neon light were projected into the sky at a distance of between 125,000 and 136,000.

Also the European Space Agency (ESA) highlights some interesting aspects of Daan’s work

“On any given moment, ten large pieces of space debris the size of satellites or a rocket stage are floating right above your head, Daan Roosegaarde wants to give these objects a face with his Space Waste Lab.”

In the video below you can see how the performance took place, to find out more you can visit the artist’s website.

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