Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

... and Satan gave me another taco...

Posted in Audio, Beaux Arts, Comics & Manga, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Interna by Suzanne G. on March 13th, 2005 | BBC Wikipedia

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The charming young lady above ate this blog entry twice.

And her appetite for HTML code is still not assuaged, as you can clearly see.

Just so you know how much I love you, dear reader.




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Beautifully disturbing Daniel Martin Diaz is currently selling a limited edition (only 13 sets à... ahem... $2,500) of handprinted linoleum carvings entitled De Exorcismus et Supplicationibus Quibusdam.

The print set is accompanied by an essay that explores the intricacies of exorcism in the Catholic Church and provides an in-depth analysis of Diaz's images.

→ Please visit Pressure Printing's website for further details.



Kunsthalle Hamburg is currently showing The Gaze of Desire - an amazing exhibition about the early days of surrealist photography.

Exhibited artists include:

Jean-Eugène-Auguste Atget, Hans Bellmer, Denise Bellon, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Josef Breitenbach, André Breton, Claude Cahun, Georges Hugnet, Valentine Hugo, Louis-Jean-Baptiste Igout, Pierre Jahan, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Eli Lotar, Dora Maar, René Magritte, Man Ray, Marcel Mariën, Willy Maywald, E. L. T. Mesens, Lee Miller, Paul Nougé, Jean Painlevé, Gaston Paris, Roger Parry, Roger Schall, Jindrich Štyrský, Raoul Ubac, Robert Valençay, Wols.

The exhibition is being staged in conjunction with Hamburg's 3rd Triennial of Photography as well as a photography competition entitled Begierde Im Blick / Hamburg Surreal.

N.B.: Make sure you visit the Kunsthalle's own library. They have a most impressive collection of catalogues raisonnés, as I could convince myself the last time I was in H'burg.



Oh, delay!

Beck's playing a show this coming Monday, March 14th at the Islington Academy in London.

Also, The Guardian is looking for some clever questions for the upcoming interview with Beck on Guero - his latest album - and his new underwear.

And yes, I've already submitted "Will you marry me?". About 17 times.

So, send your questions in to arts.editor@guardianunlimited.co.uk before next Tuesday. Please put "Beck" in the subject line.

Hmm... I think I'd prefer my Mr Hansen with post-its instead of labels and without shirt... but that's a totally different story...

AiS and c505 do Beck! Yay! :)

→ Feature on Beck in anthemMag. *melts*



Robert Crumb is invading Merry Olde England with a show at the Whitechapel and a book promotion tour this March.

KultureFlash writes:

"[...] Maturing with Hippies in the Bay Area, Crumb's life is a document to that other America: one that also belongs to Ware, Charles Burns and Harvey Pekar. Besides being an amusing storyteller, Crumb is first, and foremost, a brilliant draughtsman. [...]"

→ Don't miss the Art Talk with Crumb on Friday, 18th March 2005, 8:20 PM @ the NFT.

The Londonist has all the necessary details on book signings, shows and lectures.



How come both Beck Hansen and Robert Crumb are fiddling around with their ties on the photographs above. Hmmm... I guess it has a similar subliminal meaning to the female gesture of adjusting a bra strap and I'll probably file this under "Verlegenheitsgesten".

Still, I should have definitely paid closer attention to Sigmund Freud's
Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens.

*Adjusts bra and smokes a cigar*

In other thrilling news, Chet Zar will go down in the annals of the History of Hypertext as the man with the best splash site ever!


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