“Every time I have had a problem, I have confronted it with the ax of art.”
— Yayoi Kusama
Happy Wednesday! If you don’t have the ax of art handy, perhaps these artful links will distract you from your problems:
Happy birthday to Agnes Martin (1912–2004) and Yayoi Kusama (1929–), both born on March 22! Here are some other women artists you should know (since it’s Women’s History Month and all).
It’s something we see a lot of at The Art League: people who find their art later in life. For DC-area sculptor Lionel Bernstein, it happened after seeing a Henry Moore sculpture in London. The 93-year-old has his first gallery show opening this Saturday in DC.
Also making a debut: the grad students at MICA, with a series of exhibits this spring and summer. Check it out if you’re in Baltimore!
This “comedian-curator” found an unlikely source of inspiration: his roommate’s messes, which he turned into a “passive-aggressive art gallery.”
And just as those careers are budding, another run comes to an end: the iconic brown signs outside federal buildings in DC. Here’s the story of the designer who created them.
Your cool art spectacle for the day: on-demand meteor showers, which could make their debut at the 2020 Olympic opening ceremonies.
And finally, bring the black box into your home with the Video Data Bank, full of video art by the likes of Bruce Nauman, Videofreex, and other artists from the sixties to the present.