Tag Archives: Modern Art

“Pharmacy” Asks Us To Consider Medicine and The Fragility of Life

Damien Hirst reminds us that medicine serves only a short-term purpose

Damien Hirst has always been a provocateur of sorts, and is one of contemporary art’s more controversial and well-respected figures. Much of his work explores death and the fragility of life, and his 1992 room-sized installation “Pharmacy” falls neatly into … Continue reading

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In the Eyes of Others: Jodie Carey

A look at Carey’s awe-inspiring art installation confronts the way we consider death and mortality in regards to ourselves and to others

Born in 1981, Jodie Carey is a London-based artist whose work is well-known for its focus on mortality and the way we perceive and experience life and death (specifically in contemporary Western society). One installation in particular – “In the … Continue reading

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Breathing Light: James Turrell at LACMA

A retrospective of artist James Turrell's work offers a personal, spiritual experience to viewers

Artist James Turrell (b. 1943, Los Angeles) played a pivotal role in the West Coast’s Light and Space Movement during the 1960s and 70s. The movement was rooted in the flexibility of perception and manipulation of space, and Turrell’s pieces … Continue reading

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Dissolving into Form

Eva Hesse's art comes into being even as it falls apart much like the life she led

Eva Hesse’s (1936-1970) artwork is falling to pieces. The industrial materials that she worked with – latex, fiberglass, plastic – are deteriorating. They have a limit to their life and show signs of this. The fiberglass resin, which Hesse chose … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol: A Life in Time Capsules

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania reveals the pop artist's beyond-the-grave masterpiece

The employees of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been going through a lot of dirty laundry lately. Cataloguers are currently in the lengthy process of sifting through the life contents of the late Andy Warhol, in what … Continue reading

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