Oakland-based sculptor Scott Hove’s newest foray into Cakeland deals with the artist’s apocalyptic visions and opens in LA this weekend. Sample Hove’s discomfiting confections at The End of Being.
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Conceptual Cuban sculptor Yoan Capote’s sculpture and installation work manages to drip with irony while also oozing sincerity.
Photographer Kimberly Witham spends time with the victims of suburban sprawl. Calling on suburban style, minimalism, and memento mori, Witham’s work creates a space for meditation on our collective relationship with animals.
Kyoto-based photographer Miwa Yanagi’s Gothic horror and film noir-infused interpretations of fairy tales explore age, beauty, and femininity.
Watch Martynka Wawrzyniak get drowned in chocolate syrup by her husband, Richard Kern, at The End of Being!
Screen the criminally under-seen ’80s cult film “Decoder” — starring F.M. Einheit, Bill Rice, Christiane F., William S. Burroughs, and Genesis P-Orridge — at The End of Being! And, remember, muzak is not just music.
Watch David Lynch’s creepy, charming commercial for his Signature Cup Coffee at The End of Being. And, while you’re at it, check out Lynch’s 1991 Twin Peaks-centric commercial triad for Georgia, a Japanese canned coffee company.
The End of Being had a tête-à-tête with Polish artist Urszula Kluz-Knopek over the snaky wires.
Robert Watts’ path to becoming a prime mover of the Fluxus art movement was unconventional. Take a couple ganders at the evidence and call us in the morning.
You’re a Tim Pope fan.
Whether you realize or not, one of your favorite goth, punk, or electro music videos was created by Pope. Check out the oft-banned video Pope created for Soft Cell’s “Sex Dwarf” at The End of Being!
Once upon a time, there was a Finnish sculptor named Pekka Jylhä. Jylhä’s haunting yet whimsical sculptures explored both sides of the looking glass and confronted both dread and wonder.
Milan-based artist and ad man Daniele Del Nero’s series of photographs and models, titled After Effects, is comprised of architectural models constructed out of black paper, dampness, flour, patience, and mold. According to Del Nero’s artist statement: “My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.” It’s all very “There Will Come Soft Rains” and, well, it’s downright pleasant to meditate on organic decay and technological loneliness when gazing at Del Nero’s post-human scale models via the snaky wires.
Constituted around emotional barriers caused by trauma, Úna Burke’s RE: Treat Collection subjects consumers of its objects to a meditation on restraint, healing, and repetition.
Design Help, a clever, philanthropic association of young architects and designers from A1Architects bring new meaning to the adage “waste not, want not” with an original, sanguine jewelry collection.
Italian designer Federico Mancosu created his minimalist music video posters to honor ten prolific music video directors.
Attempting to describe Bill Durgin’s figure studies calls to mind the photographic lovechild of Hans Bellmer and Ansel Adams. Keep you arms and legs inside the ride at at times.
Pakistani-born, New York-based artist Murad Khan Mumtaz utilizes centuries-old Indian and Persian miniature painting techniques to draw the ghosts out of the root of all evil.
Paraconceptualist Tobias Wong is gone. But let’s not focus on the gory details of his suicide. Instead, enjoy the “stuff” he was so passionate about creating.
Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised once again.” With that sentiment in mind, jot down “check out an archival exhibit of artists’ lists” on your to-do list.
The Rodarte sisters’ Fall 2010 collection ruminates on the plight of female maquiladora workers and, in that process, lazily betrays the horror visited upon more than 400 las muertas de Juárez.
Extra! Extra! Read all about “a strange story of love, hate, passion, and intrigue” and the “strange rites” of “frantic flagellants” in New Mexico. Enjoy “The Lash of the Penitentes” trailer at The End of Being!
Werner Herzog gives voice to the existential plight of a plastic bag in Ramin Bahrani’s new immortality morality tale.
Show Cave continues to unabashedly accomplish its mission of force-feeding El Lay’s angelic citizens the uncomfortable and spectacular. On Wednesday, March 24th, Show Cave will screen the little-seen ’69 Toshio Mastumoto cult classic “Funeral Parade of Roses”.
Nietzsche once spake: “Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.” Photographer Erica Baum challenges this Nietzschean notion with her ephemeral bibliophilic creations that explore presence/absence and present/past alongside spatial and semantic relationships.
IAMAMIWHOAMI releases a claustrophobic new music video and members of a LiveJournal community further the notion that the mandrake lady is Jonna Lee.
Japanese artist Makoto Azuma’s “Armored Pine” showcases the strength and beauty of nature by placing it within literal confines of industrial technology.
Preeminent performance artist Marina Abramović’s “Energy Blanket” and MoMA retrospective offer the public ample opportunity to interact with a living legend.
Protofeminist Carolee Schneemann’s “Meat Joy” is a transformative Dionysian ritual, a celebration of the flesh, and the inaugural entry in a forthcoming series of blogs centered on meat art.
French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s avant-rock aviary, which takes its cues from the everyday life of birds, sounds like early-Sonic Youth and serves as a reminder that hope is the thing with feathers.
The End of Being intercepted a missive addressed to Pat Robertson from Voudon Petro loa Ezili Dantor and steamed open the envelope.
Unleash your inner wage slave, Bambi savior, and/or grieving widow with a triumvirate of games that will satisfy even the most existential inner child.
David Wojnarowicz used the mediums of collage, music, painting, performance, poetry, prose and video as a means of witnessing. Revisioning and recontextualizing the American dream, Wojnarowicz was a potent American artist who refused to be silent, a radical historian of outsider culture and a fierce activist for pleasure and freedom.
Born in Belgrade and based in New York, Marina Abramović, the self-professed “grandmother of performance art” has been creating intense, provocative art since the 1970s. Her works exemplify the tenets of endurance, desire, and discipline.