Did you know that making art reduces stress? Even If you’re terrible at it.
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By Jessica Stillman / The Inc.
Even off-key warbling and wonky stick figures help lower stress, a new study shows.
As bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert has pointed out, there’s no such thing as an uncreative person — if you’re alive, you’re creative. Yet as we grow up into serious adults, many of us stop engaging in the creative pursuits we enjoyed when we were younger. Why is that?
By Sarah Gottesman / The Artsy
Artists invented the first pigments—a combination of soil, animal fat, burnt charcoal, and chalk—as early as 40,000 years ago, creating a basic palette of five colors: red, yellow, brown, black, and white. Since then, the history of color has been one of perpetual discovery, whether through exploration or scientific advancement.
By The artnet News
Smaller galleries may be under pressure, but these inspiration figures are forging ahead.
By José da Silva / The Art Newspaper
The Frieze Sculpture exhibition is coming early to Regent’s Park. The show, which opens 5 July this year rather than in October (as it usually does to coincide with Frieze art fair), will include 25 works selected by Clare Lilley, the director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It includes examples by Eduardo Paolozzi, Emily Young, Rasheed Araeen, Ugo Rondinone and Sarah Sze.
By the Frieze.com
Nicholas Serota calls for freedom of movement to be protected after Brexit; Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi resigns from DiEM25; Pierrette Bloch dies
By The Frieze.com
Frieze Sculpture is open from 5 July to 8 October, presenting a free outdoor display throughout the summer months.
From the Contemporary Lynx archives:
interviewed by Dobromila Blaszczyk
Alicja Kwade’s mixed-media works manipulate mental perceptions and physical experiences of how the body inhabits space and time. Her common materials include items found in everyday life – coins, metal pipes, mirrors, glass, lights, and bicycles – that she then distorts to create sensory illusions. The results, sometimes slouching or stretching, can appear anthropomorphic. Alicja Kwade works in a large building – formerly a film studio.