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My short Eutopia Essay- We got good reviews in Europe CCRN Luxembourg

In 1516 Sir Thomas More conceived Utopia as a fictional island

in the Atlantic Ocean constructed as an ideal society. The name, from Greek

origin, means no-place.…
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Added by Frank Shifreen on November 26, 2010 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Rooted: Essay I just finished for an exhibition in Luxembourg

CultureInside, an artist-run web-based artist and art social and professional network, celebrates our first exhibition and competition for "Rooted" that opened on June 25, 2009 at Galerie Clairefontaine, one of the finest galleries specializing in photography in the Luxembourg region. It was a very productive collaboration. We conjoined to engage a topic and stage a competition and exhibition both online at www.cultureinside.com and at the gallery. The genesis of this exhibition is a seed… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on August 13, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Creaticity Springs from a Choreogrphed set of of Mental Events- From Seed Magazine May 2009

FROM JACKSON POLLOCK TO JOHN COLTRANE — HOW CREATIVITY SPRINGS FROM A CHOREOGRAPHED SET OF MENTAL EVENTS.







Al Kooper didn’t know what to play. He’d told some half-truths to get into Bob Dylan’s recording session — the musicians were working on some song tentatively titled “Like A Rolling Stone” — and Kooper had been assigned the Hammond organ. There was only one problem: Kooper didn’t play the organ. He was a guitarist.



The first takes were predictably… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 26, 2009 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

Biocentrism- key to Understanding the Universe- Discover Magazine May 2009

How we understand the Universe is how we understand art-Frank



Adapted from Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, by Robert Lanza with Bob Berman, published by BenBella Books in May 2009.

The farther we peer into space, the more we realize that the nature of the universe cannot be understood fully by inspecting spiral galaxies or watching distant supernovas. It lies deeper. It involves our very selves.

This… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 20, 2009 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

German Venus oldest piece of Figurative Art ( From Cosmos Magazine- one of many sources)

News · Ancient worlds · Society & Culture

News

German 'Venus' oldest piece of figurative art

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Agence France-Presse



Fertility icon: The Venus, carved in ivory but turned a reddish brown by millennia spent in clayey silt, comprises six fragments recovered last September.

Credit: Nicholas Conard/AFP







PARIS: She's six centimetres tall, with breasts that make Dolly Parton look flat-chested – and, at more than 35,000… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 20, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

Article from Smithsonian- Forensic Astronomer solves Fine Art Puzzles

Forensic Astronomer Solves Fine Arts Puzzles



Astrophysicist Don Olson breaks down the barriers between science and art by analyzing literature and paintings from the past



By Jennifer Drapkin and Sarah Zielinski

Smithsonian magazine, April 2009

In painter Edvard Munch's Girls on the Pier, three women lean against a railing facing a body of water in which houses are reflected. A peach-colored orb appears in the sky, but, curiously, casts no reflection in the water.… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 19, 2009 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Ruth Padel - Poet of Science and Darwin's Great Great Granddaughter

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/mar/14/darwin-life-poems-ruth-padel/print



Giving to a blind man eyesDarwin's descendant has evolved a new species of biography, says Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes The Guardian, Saturday 14 March 2009



Great apes - it's Charles Darwin's bicentenary. Among a number of remarkable tribute books (notably Darwin's Sacred Cause by Adrian Desmond and James Moore) and a fine Darwin exhibition currently running at the British Library, it is… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on April 15, 2009 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Interesting and somewhat scary article in Seed Magazine on Art from living Tissues

From Seed Magazine April 12 2009

Paola Antonelli of MOMA

Photographs on

http://seedmagazine.com/slideshow/paola-antonelli_20090411//

AT SOME POINT DURING THE SHOW, VL STARTED GROWING TOO FAST. IT WAS TIME TO STOP IT. BUT DID THAT MEAN KILLING IT?



Paola Antonelli is the senior curator of design and architecture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and writes the DESIGN column on the interface of science and design.





Art and design cannot be told… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on April 12, 2009 at 7:35pm — 17 Comments

My response from International Artists Network discussion on art business problems

I only want to point out that in societies such as ours, the intrinsic commodity is really "need" .the need of artists to show work, the gallerists to have a product that is sellable or interestng. Members of the public, to own something beautiful, or chic, or something that will grow in value. A good gallerist has to be a good salesman/woman. Many gallerists are not good in sales. Many gallerists wind up getting artists, whose need is greater than others , to foot the bills and pay… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on April 10, 2009 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

The focus of my artistic research- exhibitions and artist initiatives

I am finishing my doctorate in Art and Art Education at Teachers College. I am writing my dissertation now. My research interest in my academic career has always been artists networks and exhibitions. My department at Teachers College is Art and Art Education. What is more educational for artists or the public than to generate, participate or get to visit a show by engaged and motivated artists? I also have felt scorn for the "discover me" syndrome. Artists spending an inordinate amount of… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on March 31, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

An experiment in art publication, exhibition and artist networks ( Art Against War)

I am finishing my doctorate in Art and Art Education at Teachers College. I am writing my dissertation now. My research interest in my academic career has always been artists networks and exhibitions. My department at Teachers College , Columbia University, is that of Art and Art Education. What is more educational for artists or the public than to generate, participate or get to visit a show by engaged and motivated artists? I also have felt scorn for the "discover me" syndrome. Artists… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on March 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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