By Robyn Phelan
Cai Guo-Qiang: Amazing sculptures in the best museums
"Inopportune: Stage Two,” 2004 Tigers:
Entering the tiger room, you see the violent act- tigers with arrows pierced into their bodies and there’s a very visceral response. Even though it’s completely fake, the tigers are so realistically made that the audience feels pain when they see the them. The pain is not in the tigers, which obviously can’t feel. The pain is really in the person who’s viewing this. So it’s through the artwork, because it represents pain, that one feels this pain and has this very visceral relationship or reaction to it.”- Cai Guo-Qiang
"HEAD ON”, 2006:
Glass sheet and 99 life-sized replicas of wolves, dimensions variable. Installation view at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2006. Photo by Hiro Ihara and Mathias Schormann. Courtesy Cai Studio, New York.
An installation of 99 life-sized animal sculptures, including pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos, all drinking together from a lake surrounded by white sand;inspired by a trip he made in Australia, the artist Cai Guo-Qiang created a huge installation called Heritage, to gather around a swimming pool disguised as a pond 99 replicas of animals from around the world coming to drink. A magnificent work, presented at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.
Photography: Natasha Harth
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Keramik af Christina Schou Christensen, Copenhagen
Finished painting a new jug today! Whew!
Gilliatt by Victor Gabriel Gilbert
June 27, 2014
New York, New York
going through all these amazing photos and then seeing someone I love so much in the last photo was so good.
Akira the Hustler Exhibition —Ordinary Life-
at: OTA FINE ARTS
photo: Hiroyuki Takenouchi
Ann Agee is an American visual artist who works mainly in ceramics, often reappropriating traditional designs such as blue-and-white patterns. Her works include ceramic murals, an entire ceramic bathroom, and ceramic sex toys. She was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
Kelim (כלים, literally “Vessels”) is the first tractate in the Order of Tohorot in the Mishnah. It contains thirty chapters, making it the longest tractate in the entire Mishnah. The Tosefta on Keilim consists of twenty-five chapters, divided into Bava Kama (“First Gate”), Bava Metzia (“Middle Gate”), and Bava Batra (“Final Gate”) of Keilim. The tractate discusses the laws of ritual purity and impurity pertaining to all types of vessels.
- Chapter 1 clarifies the ranking of ritual impurities
- Chapters 2-10 discuss earthenware vessels
- Chapters 11-14 discuss metal vessels
- Chapters 15-19 discuss vessels made of wood, leather, and bone
- Chapters 20-25 discuss laws of purity and impurity pertaining to all vessels
- Chapters 26-28 discuss laws pertaining to leather and clothing
- Chapter 29 discusses the seams of clothing and vessels
- Chapter 30 discusses glass vessels.
Artscroll Mishnah Series has recently[when?] published a landmark 2 volume series explaining all of Mishnayot Keilim in English with many full color illustrations.