Monday, March 22, 2010

EU Gender Equality Drawing Competition

For the fourth year in a row, the European Commission is organising an international drawing competition on Gender Equality, which will be launched on the International Women's Day – 8 March 2010. Eight to ten year old children in developing countries are invited to express in a drawing their vision on the theme of gender equality. This year's theme proposes to reflect on how girls and boys, women and men, can together make the world a better place.

The deadline for entries is May 14, 2010.

For more information, please visit the EU website.

Inscriptive Science

The International Graphonomics Society is dedicated to investigating how marks are made, be they semiotic or less so... I am more and more interested in thinking about how inscription *happens* especially as mediated through digital technologies. Any resources, please let me know!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More simple gestures...

Gestures by Koki Tenaka

Sai Hua Kua - Very Kinetic!

I like that this "space drawing" by Sai Hua Kua has the potential to inflict rope burn on innocent bystanders. Two versions, with and without thrill-seeking audience.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Studio Show at the MCA Chicago

The City of Big Shoulders (that sticks with me for some reason - I see them everywhere!) was host to a whirlwind art tour this past week, with a highlight being the first floor of the MCA, as nine artists take on the ethos of The Studio. In my solipsistic way, I considered it a drawing show, foremost, with studio explorations from Kentridge, Tacita Dean, Andrea Zittel, Nikhil Chopra, Amanda Ross-Ho, and more. Deb Sokolow's wall drawing for the lobby is hysterical and brilliant.

Full details on the show are here on the MCA website.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kentridge at the MoMA on the Web

William Kentridge has been my hero since I picked up a piece of charcoal, and the current exhibition at the MoMA is once again testament as to why. The online resource has some of the highest-quality video footage of his animations I have seen online, combined with interviews and excellent text. If you've tried to get any HD footage of Kentridge animations from YouTube, you know how frustrating it is to have to weed through people's handheld camming attempts, well-intentioned though they may be.