But no one seemed to mind the heat. The dancers were focused on dancing and the audience was focused on the dancers. At the Ballet Ballroom Theatre on Tuesday morning, the group of dancers moved like liquid amid an art display hanging from the ceiling.
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Not widely known on this side of the Atlantic, the British sculptor has a show at the New Museum this fall that may cause jaws to drop. The artist Sarah Lucas at her London home. On her head, she is wearing one of the signature components of many of her sculptures: a piece of pantyhose filled with a wad of fluffy material.
Inside the walls of The Legion of Honorone of the gallery spaces under the Fine Arts Museums of San Franciscoa six-foot-tall concrete sculpture of high-heeled boots stands defiantly in front of Auguste Rodin's bustling bronze vision of The Gates of Hell. The high heels are a new site-specific sculpture called Jubileeone of the many multimedia works on display in English artist Sarah Lucas's new exhibition, Good Muse. Lucas's first major museum exhibition in the United States features two new works made specifically for the show, as well as a selection of recent sculptures that are being exhibited in juxtaposition with the museum's acclaimed collection of works by Rodin.
Senga Nengudi born September 18, is an African-American visual artist best known for her abstract sculptures that combine found objects and choreographed performance. She is part of a group of African-American avant-garde artists working in New York and Los Angeles from the s onward. Nengudi was born as Sue Irons in Chicago inand following the death of her father inmoved to Los Angeles and Pasadena with her mother.
Exploring art by and about people of African descent, primarily through the lens of books, magazines and catalogs, Culture Type features original research and reporting and shares invaluable interestingness culled from the published record on black art. A generation before Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto began filling nylon textiles with spices, Senga Nengudi below left was twisting, stretching and manipulating nylon pantyhose, testing their tension and form by stuffing them with sand, rocks and other matter. Conceptual and heavy with symbolism, the soft sculptural works in various hues of African-descended skin tones always read familiar.
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The show is as transparent as the modernist masterpiece building itself: the living models are all nude. It isn't everyday that you see naked women standing in the lobby of Berlin's New National Gallery. But on Thursday and Friday, a mass of women between the ages of 18 and 65 stood in the Mies van der Rohe-designed glass and steel architectural monument, wearing nothing but almond oil and see-through tights. The women are part of artist Vanessa Beecroft's new show "VB