May, 2011

Direct from the Alabaster Alcove: Hennessy Youngman on Relational Aesthetics

Today we bring you a special treat, Art Throughtz, from our friend Hennessy Youngman. Direct from the alabaster alcove, Youngman, aka the Pharoah Hennessy, breaks down the concept of relational aesthetics in terms that we all can understand. From time to time, we will bring you updates on the priceless wisdom of Hennessy Youngman. Believe us, you’ll be smarter after watching!

Pure Satire by Maleonn

As Susan Sontag observed, “the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads”. Pure Satire by Maleonn at the 2902 Gallery in Singapore encapsulates this visual aesthetic, creating an open set of performative statements within a symbol-laden, dreamlike universe that amalgamates historical and contemporary trends, wherein protagonists are children with[.....]

From the DS Archives: Subverting the Male Glaze: Rob Pruitt’s Pattern and Degradation

From the DS Archives brings you a new public art destination from the American artist, Rob Pruitt. On display through October 2nd is Pruitt’s The Andy Monument, a slightly larger than life-sized chrome-plated sculpture of the Pop artist icon, Andy Warhol. Sponsored by the Public Art Fund, the sculpture is situated in New York off Union Square at 17th and Broadway, within view of the[.....]