alexander calder’s great-grandson talks to artsy about art + music

{article by: CHRISTINE KUAN  |  via: Artsy} Gryphon Rower-Upjohn is the great-grandson of the renowned artist Alexander Calder. The current exhibition “Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion” in Dusseldorf highlights the ground-breaking, yet often overlooked, experimental work in sound and music Calder did 20 years before John Cage. In this interview, I talk to Rower-Upjohn about why…

the mirror man: an interview with douglas gordon

The Scottish artist is flooding New York’s Park Avenue Armory to create a giant looking-glass surrounding the pianist Hélène Grimaud By Louisa Buck. Features, Issue 263, December 2014, Published online: 10 December 2014 {post via The Art Newspaper}, featured image: An installation view of tears become… streams become… at the Park Avenue Armory. Photo by James Ewing….

origami: a blend of sculpture + mathematics

Artist and MIT professor Erik Demaine makes flat geometric diagrams spring into elegant, three-dimensional origami sculptures. By Marina Koren, SMITHSONIAN.COM, JANUARY 23, 2013 The shape of a Pringle, mathematically speaking, is called a hyperbolic paraboloid. Artists have been folding paper into this shape for years. The twist? Hyperbolic paraboloids shouldn’t exist in origami—it’s impossible to make such…

after 47 years, a show of picasso sculptures

Article by Carol Vogel via New York Times, Art & Design, December 11, 2014 When it comes to exploring Picasso, it would seem there is little left for curators to discover, despite his prodigious output. Right now, there are two major gallery exhibitions, at Gagosian and at Pace, as well as a show of Cubist…