Consisting of literally thousands of films, videos, sound files, and digitized papers, UbuWeb is a treasure trove of multi-media art. The material is presented freely for noncommercial, educational use. It is easily searchable, often has a short description, and is continually updated.
So, if you’re looking for examples of early Vito Acconci videos, recent work by Matthew Barney, the music of John Cage, or PDFs of the journal “Internationale Situationniste,” UbuWeb is a great resource to find these often esoteric works.
The site has also recently announced that all films are now available to view on mobile device.
ARTstor has signed an Online Art Agreement (OLA) with Artists Rights Society (ARS) on behalf of six additional international visual arts organizations covering more than 10,000 new artists from six countries. This substantially expands the ARTstor Digital Library’s modern and contemporary artworks for subscribers.
The agreements cover the following affiliates of ARS:
VISCOPY – Australia
SODRAC – Canada
VBK – Austria
KUVASTO – Finland
SOMAAP – Mexico
AUTVIS – Brazil
Dr. Theodore Feder, President of the Artists Rights Society, said “We are very pleased to further expand our collaboration and to contribute to the many authorized images offered by ARTstor for the important purposes of teaching, research, and study.
Above: Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the artists to be included in this new agreement, photographed by Edward Weston.
A recent article by Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explores the relationships that exist between contemporary art and the sciences. Some of the dynamics explored include artists as amateur scientists, artists’ use of scientific tools and materials, and the visual culture of science. Read the full article here (University of Chicago affiliates only).
The new exhibition Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection opens today at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibit includes Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1111: A Circle with Broken Bands of Color (2003) in the Modern Wing’s Griffin Court. A recent entry on ARTicle, the Art Institute’s blog, documents the installation of this work in photographs and an interview with Matt Stolle, technical painter for the contemporary art department.