www.bgc.bard.eduThe Codex and Crafts in Late AntiquityThe Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity examines the structural, technical, and decorative features of the major types of codices—the wooden tablet codex, the single-gathering codex, and the multigathering codex. Along with surviving artifacts and iconographic evidence, handmade replicas are used to explore the craft processes applied in the making of these early books. The exhibition presents the codex as an innovation, rather than an invention, that evolved using techniques already widely employed by artisans and craftspeople in the creation of everyday items such as socks and shoes, revealing that the codex was a fascinating, yet practical, development.
deyoung.famsf.orgCult of the MachineCharacterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.
archpaper.comDonald Judd’s furniture exhibition opens at SFMOMAAmerican artist Donald Judd may be known for his stainless steel and Plexiglas sculptures, but his furniture designs shine at a new show titled Donald Judd: Specific Furniture, currently on view at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) through November 4.1
openculture.comDownload 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim MuseumFor at least half a decade now, New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been digitizing its exhibition catalogs and other art books. Now you can find all of the publications made available so far — not just to read, but to download in PDF and ePub formats — at the Internet Archive.59
artforum.comMika Rottenberg Wins 2019 Kurt Schwitters PrizeArgentinian artist Mika Rottenberg has been named the winner of the 2019 Kurt Schwitters Prize, a biennial award that recognizes artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary art. Founded in 1982 and administered by the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung [Lower Saxony Sparkasse Foundation], the prize honors the legacy of the late German painter Kurt Schwitters who passed in 1948. Rottenberg will receive $28,600 and will stage an exhibition at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany. Born