Folkert de Jong is a kind of modern-day Dutch master: His sculptures convert base materials into physically and philosophically complex work that is true to that legacy in both letter and spirit. Steeped in the rich history, politics, commerce, and art of the Netherlands, his work exhibits the acuity and practical ingenuity that have long [...]
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The final event listed for this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) festival presents another brush with celebrity, an artist lecture at the High Museum by the multitalented Harry Shearer, the actor and satirist most widely known as the voice of Montgomery Burns and at least 11 other Simpsons characters. Shearer is responsible for the Silent [...]
10/16/09 To Do List
Don’t worry. If you’re not interested in seeing more photography, there’s still plenty of artwork in other media on view this weekend. (Take for instance the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.) But if you are one of those camera-obsessed maniacs, prepare yourself for a total system shock.
03/06/09 To Do List
[UPDATED] Look out for another packed weekend for visual arts around the city. Here’s a preview of what’s coming.
When I arrived at last week’s Art Papers lecture at Emory, I didn’t realize I was already familiar with the work of photographer Joan Fontcuberta. He spoke of his career as an art world jester who—without informing his audiences of his duplicity—stages completely fake exhibitions.
During his lecture, “How I Write,” at Emory University on October 5th, renowned scholar and author Umberto Eco explained that he begins his novel-writing process with two mental images—one for the story’s beginning, the other for the end. He then devises a narrative to link these images. Once this task is complete, he has written [...]