Imagine your daily routine: you’re on the subway, walking down the street, going to the market, etc. Now picture a small cardboard robot rolling by you with a flag taped to it asking you to help him reach his destination. What do you do? Do you walk on by or do you help him? Kacie … Continue reading I heart Robots
The documentary “Beats Rhymes & Life” follows the career trajectory of Hip Hop icons A Tribe Called Quest (Q-TIP, PHIFE DAWG, ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD & JAROBI WHITE). In the film, Director Michael Rapaport tells a story of how artistic talent, opportunity and success converged in a perfect storm whose aftermath ultimately led to the dismantling … Continue reading Beats, Rhymes & “Strife”
So, I’ve been neglecting my beloved blog and it makes me sad. There are too many excuses to count, but to sum it up, I’ve been trying to get fit; I’m cycling, taking kick boxing classes and working my way through P90X. I’ve completely cut cupcakes out of my diet (a major accomplishment), cut back … Continue reading Blogging Blues
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Andy Warhol “Warhol is so yesterday-be a celebrity for 15 seconds.” John Baldessari If Baldessari has his way he will give everyone a shot at fame in his recent conceptual piece titled “Your Name in Lights”. The work features a Broadway style marquee that will display … Continue reading Narcissists of the world UNITE!
For someone who loves art, I have many bare walls in my home and I’m secretly hanging onto a budget specifically for my first real purchase. Truth be told I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to art, and after 2 years of searching and not finding the right piece I was growing … Continue reading Collecting for Newbies
My previous posts on Art in the Streets failed to mention the numerous photographers responsible for documenting street art over the years. Because street art is such a temporary medium, photographers played an integral role in cataloging artists works. The exhibit pays homage to these photographers and photojournalists, of which Martha Cooper is a standout. … Continue reading Behind the Lens-Martha Cooper
I came across a cute video from MoMA today. This video and the writers at Hyperallergic really crystallize what CultureShockArt is about, so I will simply post the video. Be sure to read Hyperallergic’s comments. For just a moment, I’d ask that you abandon trying to figure out the meaning of the installation in the … Continue reading This is what my blog is all about…