Jay-Z and Marina Abramović rekindle art’s relationship with pop
This latest subgenre in the long history of art/pop hybridisation is different and new. It’s not just another example of the mutual seduction of pop and art that goes back to Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton designing Beatles album covers. For one thing, these artists are participating directly in music – making it or dancing in public to it. For another, and this makes them different from the legions of young artists who are in arty bands, they are mature people, stepping into mainstream pop. Abramović is in her late 60s, Ai Weiwei well into his 50s. Yoko Ono, one half of art and pop’s ultimate marriage, is 80.
Is their embrace of mainstream pop music a symptom of the same disintegration of age boundaries the Rolling Stones enacted at Glastonbury? Surely, this is a truly definitive time in the story of modern culture. (via The Guardian)
I DON’T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS.
Tumblr of the Day
Bushwick, Brooklyn. $900.00
(what’s behind door number one?)
I love how 90% of the rooms are in Williamsburg or Bushwick.
A close friend of mine is getting married (again), and so I’ve been seizing my maid-ish duties by helping her find a dress. She was looking for cheap dresses, so after a couple of Google searches we landed on Grandgown.com, a site I’ve never heard of but is apparently the hub of cheap, tacky dresses made in every color (green! yellow! purple!).
One of my favorites was this snappy number…
…you know, for when you want to look your frumpiest (it’s also available in pink!).
There’s also this one…
…you know, for when you want to look like a 6-year-old’s version of what going to prom is like.
Friend: “This is a dress for psychopaths.”
Me: “Or mentally damaged individuals who never leave their house.”
Friend: “Yeah, and they’re marrying their cousin.”
I have nothing negative to say about this dress, but I’m weirded out by this picture because the model looks 12. “I’m a model!”
Speaking of models, my friend kept making fun of this model’s piss yellow hair, but I couldn’t stop staring at her teeth.
She’s missing a tooth! Don’t tell me casting missed that.
Friend: Hey, guys! I glued feathers to my bra!
I actually don’t have a problem with this dress. Vegas strippers need love too.
Yep, it’s Wednesday.
By the way, I finally found a purpose for my other Tumblr, which will basically be used for images/unoriginal crap/reblogs, etc. Long-ish articles, music and other original stuff will remain here. My ongoing transfer from Startlogic to Hostgator is still in process. Parts of the site (mostly images, mp3s) are down because Wordpress MU decided to stop working.
"This guy I’m dating took 20 minutes to reply to my text when usually it only takes him 15. Help me, internet!"
colossal wastes of time
why didn't I think of this
The Incredibly Shrinking Woman: This photo series, called “Changing Room," shows a woman documenting her 160 pound weight loss, one pound at a time. The pictures were taken throughout 2010 and 2011 at various dressing rooms. "Even though these images were taken years ago, when I look back at them, I become extremely emotional," she tells NPR. “I can still remember the experience presented in each image. I recall the thrills of trying on smaller sizes and the satisfaction of feeling more attractive, even sexy. More so, I remember the devastation of not recognizing the person reflected back to me in the mirror.” [NPR, “The Picture Show”]
I was thinking Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, but yeah, this works too.
Coffee Ring Art of the Day: Hong “Red” Yi has already proven herself adept at creating spot-on portraits with nothing but a basketball and some paint, so it’s no surprise that she’s just as handy with coffee-cup rings.
Wow, I must have a hyperactive imagination because on first glance I thought this was made out of pubic hair.
(Source: laughingsquid, via thedailywhat)