From Art

Sophie Clements

Sophie Clement’s video “Shall I This Time Hold You?” is currently installed in the foyer of the Barbican Centre.  Her work is about chance. It’s about time. It’s about things we can’t control and so much more. When you combine those ideas with breaking concrete, dropping lumber, and explosions, then you have some strong lines between how …

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A Cloud House

  This week in PreK, the theme is weather and my son asks me if we have any “weather toys” in the house. All we have is a few Magic School Bus books (which we love!). But it reminded me of this could house by Matthew Mazzotta. Also, check out these placemats he made in Italy. …

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My Sky Hole by Bukichi Inoue

  When I exited this installation by Bukichi Inoue at the Gori Collection, I heard the wailing of my child. He desperately wanted to go back and do it again! But the timing, the tour, and the group leader told us that we must  stay together and continue on. I let him cry because how many times …

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Pippilotti Rist at the New Museum NYC

This fall and winter, Pippilotti Rist has filled the three main floors of the New Museum with her video installations. The extensive exhibition includes video art from the last thirty years of her acclaimed career. She is from Switzerland and represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery in NYC. Her gallery bio describes her opinion on arts’ task,  “to contribute …

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See Turkeys in Art

My children seem ready to jump right into Christmas season, but we have one more week to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday sandwiched between the holiday of candy highs and the holiday with all the presents. We have one week to try to simply focus on turkey and gratitude. In this post, Bethany Farrell Rivello, a PhD …

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The James Turrell Skyspace in Nashville

We recently made a second visit to James Turrell’s skyspace in Nashville. James Turrell is one of the greatest American artists of the last century and most of his work is environmental. In other words, they are installations in a landscape or building that do not move easily. For example, at least three of his artworks …

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See Pumpkin in Art

I’m often trying to show my children that there is more to life than the way you see it. Discovering unclear or unknown perspectives is the play and rigor of art. Today, we’re challenging ourselves to see pumpkins in new ways because… it’s Halloween! Here are the examples that we are looking at from some …

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Making Art for Kids: JR in Paris

JR is an artist who started by working on the streets. His first project to hit the headlines was in 2006, when he pasted huge portraits of “thugs” in the bourgeois districts of Paris. Ten years later, he is working in three of Paris’ most prestigious art institutions at one time.  This summer we were in Paris to see his …

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Olafur Eliasson at Versailles

It’s the chance to run through a cloud. At one moment you are completely seen, running straight towards this mass in the middle of the field. And before you expect it, everyone disappears. The air looks as thick as walls until you break through. My oldest son’s little legs, which previously moved like lead along the approaching …

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