Category Archives: Artists

So long, Shigeko Kubota

Shigeko Kubota, Vagina Painting, 1965

Shigeko Kubota, Vagina Painting, 1965

Japanese-born video artist and Fluxus member Shigeko Kubota has died in New York aged 77.  She is perhaps best known for the photographs associated with her 1965 performance Vagina Painting at the Perpetual Fluxus Festival in New York, in which she marked a scroll of paper with washes of red paint from a brush strapped between her legs – a powerful response to the heroic posturing of the male-dominated abstract expressionist movement.  Surprisingly, this was Kubota’s first and only performance work, and her subsequent practice was centred around video, sculpture and installation.  Read Art Asia Pacific’s obituary here.

Gabomi vs Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney, Cremaster 2: Genealogy, 1990

Matthew Barney, Cremaster 2: Genealogy 1990

Gabomi, The Surface - Mirror - Koto River 2014

Gabomi, The Surface – Mirror – Koto River 2014

Poor Little Billionaires

So Long, Chris Burden

Some Towel Art

Amanda Ross-Ho, Untitled Textile Arrangement (Towel Rack), 2014

Amanda Ross-Ho, Untitled Textile Arrangement (Towel Rack), 2014

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011

Paul Lee, Untitled 2006, bathtowel, cotton, threads, ink, 30.5 x 30.5cm

Paul Lee, Untitled 2006, bathtowel, cotton, threads, ink, 30.5 x 30.5cm

Marian Tubbs, messmates, 2015

Marian Tubbs, messmates, 2015

Alex Vivian, installation detail, 2015

Alex Vivian, Thinking about branding, advertising, target audience etc., installation detail, 2015

How many women artists are in the 2015 Venice Biennale?

gender breakdown
Here’s the breakdown care of Artnews.

Hot Photo Friday – Claire Milledge

Claire Milledge, 'George', 2011

Claire Milledge, ‘George’, 2011