Jan 25, 2011

Egypt asks Berlin to return Nefertiti bust


From the Associated Press:
CAIRO – Egypt's top archaeologist has formally requested the return of the 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti that has been in a Berlin museum for decades, the latest move in his eight-year-old campaign to bring home ancient artifacts spirited out of the country during colonial times. (Read the full story here).

Jan 13, 2011

Gigantic Deals

A unique advertisement for BMW rentals from the German car rental company SIXT, photographed at Dusseldorf en route to Essen to attend a conference (Between Fetish and Art: Is Sculpture Transcultural, Global, Universal?)

Jan 4, 2011

THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT

Ongoing at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Global Africa Project exhibition. It's receiving positive reviews from the New York Times, where a critic stated that the show
presents 200 works by nearly 120 people, teams and collectives. It represents artists, designers, artisans, D.I.Y. improvisers and people engaged in various combinations of those already fuzzy job descriptions, toiling in ways that blur aesthetics, sociology and philosophy
Read the full review here. MADmuseum also provided a very helpful Teachers Resource Packet designed for k-12 teaching but useful as a brief introduction to the artists and artwork. Above, an installation view of the exhibition, from the NYTimes.

Jan 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New year to everyone. Pictured above: Ogbechie, "Angel of the Morning". Street Art in Los Angeles, 2010.