Archive for June, 2015

Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday. Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Jerome Listecki called the museum callous and the portrait insulting in a blog last week on the Archdiocese website. About 17,000 colorful condoms were stitched together to fashion the portrait called “Eggs Benedict,” which the museum plans to put on display in November, museum spokeswoman Vicki Scharfberg said.

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Nova Paul uses photography as a time machine in For Future Reference at CCP

Photography is often seen as a memory machine that represents the past. But, if it is a time machine, photography is a highly unreliable one, leading back to distorted visions and false histories.

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Haiti’s image explored in photo exhibit at Florida museum

In this, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 photo, Bonnie Clearwater, left, director and chief curator of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and Mireille Louis Charles, executive director of the Green Family Foundation, chat as they look at an exhibit being hung titled: "From Within And Without: The History of Haitian Photography," at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Haiti is often a dream assignment for photojournalists, but rarely has photography produced by its residents shaped the public image of the Caribbean country in mainstream media. The exhibit runs from June 21 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A new exhibit at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale explores the tension between Haiti's image abroad and the work of Haitians turning the cameras on themselves.


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Goldberg collection: Why Australia’s public art institutions will not show emerging artists

“There were probably two important things my family enjoyed doing,” Danny Goldberg says. “One was eating and the other one was art.”

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Artist in profile: Cloves

Cloves' debut single, "Frail Love," released last week.Teenage singer-songwriter Cloves is making a stir with her debut single, a piano ballad spotlighting her emotionally charged voice and lyrics. Cloves is a 19-year-old from Melbourne, Australia — real name Kaity Dunstan — according to a recent interview with i-D magazine — who just emerged last week with a gig and her first single. More specifically, how does Cloves set herself apart in a sea of talented young female singer-songwriters?


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