"Several years ago I walked into a room of Giacometti figures at the Museum of Modern Art and suddenly understood how to see sculpture. Gaunt and insistent, the figures drew everything unessential from what surrounded them. The negative shape of the space between the figures became a positive space." continue reading
‘I start every collection with one word,’’ Ms. Kawakubo says. ‘‘I can never remember where this one word came from. I never start a collection with some historical, social, cultural or any other concrete reference or memory. After I find the word, I then do not develop it in any logical way. I deliberately avoid any order to the thought process after finding the word and instead think about the opposite of the word, or something different to it, or behind it.’’
The story goes that the goat learned to wave because school kids would keep visiting him and wave hello and goodbye and so he learned it. Apparently now the other goats have started to pick up on it as well.
The 53rd Venice Biennial just handed out its gold medal in contemporary art, called the Golden Lion, to the U.S. pavilion’s sweeping survey of conceptual art by Bruce Nauman.
The Indiana-born artist, now living in New Mexico with artist Susan Rothenberg, is best known for making neon signs and mobile-like installations featuring wax versions of skinned animals and his own heads and hands.WSJ