Category:
Avant Garde

Documenta

I'm sorry I learned about the Documenta Art Festival only just now. The thirteenth one occured this past September, and there won't be another for five more years.

We'll have to content ourselves with these videos till then.











Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 06, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, 1950s, Europe, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Jack’s Dream



Until recently, I was not aware that the famous surrealist collage artist Joseph Cornell also made films. Here's one delightfully weird sample. Many more on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 08, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Movies, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Myths and Fairytales, Fictional Monsters

Don’t Drink and Paint

Another installment in the "I've failed at everything, but maybe I can make it in the exciting industry of road painting."

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Maybe this painter is really into abstracts -- could Van Gogh have started this way?

Posted By: gdanea - Sun Sep 02, 2012 - Comments (14)
Category: Avant Garde

Creative Destruction



"A short film inspired by EDWARD SCISSORHANDS..."

Curse your soul to hell, Tim Burton!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 30, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Dance

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn



Please rate this video for its boredom content, always using "Wooden Bridge Inspection" as your gold standard.

Add some extra points for the irritating traffic and nature noises in the background, and the wandering eyes of the narrators.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 31, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Video, Avant Garde, Landmarks, Monuments

Turner Prize 2012

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It's that time of the year again, a favorite moment for all WU-vies. The shortlist for the UK Turner Prize is announced! We get to see a selection of the best and the brightest UK artists, those figures who contribute to humanity's glorious heritage of imperishable art that uplifts the soul and defines what it is to be human.

My personal fave this year is Lali Chetwynd. "She reworks iconic moments from cultural history in deliberately amateurish and improvisatory performances." Such as you see above.

Monet, eat your heart out!

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 02, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Annoying Things, Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Science Fiction, Europe

Angel



See how long you can last through this 1966 film without ingesting any drugs. Caffeine permitted.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 14, 2012 - Comments (14)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Body Modifications, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs, Movies, 1960s

La Napoule

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According to this LIFE magazine article, art collector Henry Clews had a taste for the bizzare, as seen in the statue above. His French Mediterranean home is now a museum, and you can visit, or even apply for an arts residency there!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 09, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Dreams and Nightmares, Eccentrics, Collectors, Museums, 1950s, Europe

Winky Dink and You



The voice of Betty Boop launched a thousand TV screen scribbles and parental curses....

Have fun playing with your "winky dink" at home!

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 31, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Disasters, Television, 1950s

Turner Prize Winner Improvement?

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The signature work of past winner Tracey Emin.

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The signature work of this year's winner, Martin Boyce.

Full report here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 05, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art

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