Art News: Play Pianos at NYC Landmarks, Michelangelo Might Have Hid a Brain In Sistine Chapel & Peter Zimmerman Exhibition

22 Jun
2010

PLAY ME, I’M YOURS PUBLIC ART PROJECT

The Play Me, I’m Your Project, a public art project, is installing 60 pianos at New York City landmarks. Each instrument was decorated uniquely by local artists.

From 9am-10pm each day the pianos will be available to play across the city. Presented by Sing for Hope they are located in public parks, streets and plazas the pianos will be available until 5th July for any member of the public to play and engage with.

Photo: Luke Jerrum

Cyndi Lauper is set to play a piano in Times Square tomorrow.

Visit streetpianos.com for more information.

MICHELANGELO HID A BRAIN IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL?

Photo: wikimedia commons

Medical illustrator Ian Suk and neurosurgeon Dr. Rafael J. Tamargo think that there’s something hidden in the Vatican: a brain. The two published a paper in last month’s issue of Neurosurgery magazine that argues that Michelangelo incorporated one of his rare anatomical drawings into the Separation of Light from Darkness panel of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. God — Suk and Tamargo posit — is depicted with a brain and a brain stem. Read whole article: artinfo

PETER ZIMMERMANN EXHBITION AT GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN

Peter Zimmermann’s solo art show “Kith and Kin’ is currently running at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris  until July 30, 2010.

A series of never seen paintings in different formats, a floor entitled Leak and a ceiling will be produced for the occasion immersing the visitor in a minimalist environment of pop colours. Peter Zimmermann borrows the knowledge of old masters like Cranach and Dürer in superimposing layers of paint to provide a subtly transparent effect. Oil painting is replaced here by epoxy resin in which acrylic pigments are randomly inserted. Peter Zimmermann also reinvents Action Painting, giving it a post-modern twist.

The abstract motifs that have been present in his works since the end of the 1990’s spring paradoxically from figurative representations. He has for some time subjected the world of art and society in general to a critical semiological reading through art book or philisophy enlarged cover paintings and fictional publicity stands.

Thanks to computer tools and dithering, the artist deforms visuals, texts and signs coming from his own inventory of sundry images that recall the atlases of Gerhard Richter and Warburg. The digital files obtained in this way, which are the matrices of his future paintings, are subsequently transfigured. Peter Zimmermann’s ‘tactile’ paintings possess a luminosity and unique internal sensuality issuing from a complex technique.

Photos: Galerie Perrotin Paris

Here is a documentary on artist Peter Zimmerman…

Part 1

Part 2

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