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5 inspiring TED talks on art

#1 Taking imagination seriously by Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman is an American sculptor. She creates magical and colorful giant sculptures on the urban spaces using a fiber as a material. Her artworks hang between buildings above the streets making it easy to notice. Once you see them, you cherish them immediately.
In this video the artist will present you a story behind her sculptures.

The aerial sculpture suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway that I had opportunity to explore.

#2 How painting can transform communities by Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas&Hahn)

I can assure you that you will find this talk very inspiring, emusing, and motivating. Talk is given by 2 artist from the Netherlands.  They speak about  inspiring stories behind their artwork – murals, which are great examples on how art might have a positive influence on the city, neighbourhood, and most importantly – people.

https://jeroenkoolhaas.com/THE-FAVELA-PAINTING-PROJECT

#3 Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology by Es Devlin

Es Devlin is a London-based artist, who creates mesmerizing, and literally mind-blowing kinetic sculptures while mapping light and videos on them.
Those sculptures communicate with thousands of people – the audience of conserts, by achieving the indended atmosphere and making the performance of the musicians memorable.

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION WORLD STADIUM TOUR 2016 https://esdevlin.com/work/beyonce

#4 Why art thrives at Burning Man by Nora Atkinson

Craft curator Nora Atkinson took a trip to Nevada’s Burning Man festival and curated an exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washingtom, D.C. Her talk reveals the phenomenon of the contemporary art created for Burning Man.

Thruth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane, 2013. Photo by Eleanor Preger

#5 How I became 100 artist by Shea Hembrey

This exceptional American visual artist and curator will show you in an emusing way how the creativity emerges. You will never think the same about the contemporary art again.

https://crosstownarts.org/residency/resident-artists/shea-hembrey/
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Art online

5 ways to explore art remotely

If you feel like using your leisure time to connect with the art world, here I come with some suggestions for you.
Especially in the recent quarantine times, many of us feel the need of exploring art online, as this is the one and only way for many us to stay connected with art, until museums and galleries become open for the visitors again.
Fortunately, the Internet is now filled with wonderful options to keep this connection.

#1 Take a virtual tour through museums of art
on the Arts and Culture application created by Google

#2 Dive into the art books offered by top museums
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – offers a collection of over 200 art books
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – with over 500 art books
Getty Museum – over 300 books

#3 Explore over 1700 artworks from the Guggenheim collection

#4 Take up free online courses on Coursera to learn some art-related topics

ART AND PAINTINGS

DESIGN

MUSIC

PHOTOGRAPHY

#5 The last thing I would like to recommend to you all is a beautiful initiative created recently to let us deal with the hard time of isolation and share our creativity with people! This is the Q Gallery , an online gallery that collects artworks of people around the world.

Thank you for reading this. Stay healthy and creative!