Andre 3000, man of many talents

He raps, he acts, and now it seems that Andre 3000 (one half of hip hop duo Outkast) is turning his hand to drawing.  In a recent New York Times interview he stated:

Seven [his son] and I hate folding clothes, so we’d always take all of our clean clothes and just put ’em on the table. One day, I was like, “Man, we living like college students.” I got so fed up with [the mess]. I drew it. [He pulls out iPhone and flips through some sketches.] I see me moving into a visual space.”

Here’s hoping the results are better than his fellow rapper Pharrell’s recent curatorial efforts at Gallerie Perrotin…

[Above: the 2000 video for Outkast’s B.O.B.]

Andre 3000, man of many talents

Biennale of Sydney announces 2012 Artistic Directors

Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster, Artistic Directors of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney has announced a joint Directorship – the first in the organisation’s history – for the 2012 event.   Curators Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster will be the creative force behind the 18th Biennale of Sydney, which opens in June next year.  de Zegher is currently Guest Curator, Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Visiting Curator, Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona.  McMaster has been the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, since 2005.

The pair have worked together before.  They recently participated in the re-installation of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection in the renovated museum building by Frank Gehry.  They also co-curated Draw & Tell: Lines of Transformation by Norval Morrisseau/Copper Thunderbird (2001), an exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York.

Biennale of Sydney announces 2012 Artistic Directors