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Did you know that making art reduces stress? Even If you’re terrible at it.

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Science: Making Art Reduces Stress (Even If You’re Terrible at It)

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?

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A Brief History of Color in Art

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.

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Yves Klein, IKB 49, 1960, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin

Yves Klein, IKB 49, 1960, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin

 


11 Young Art Dealers Who Are Revitalizing Their Art Scenes

By The artnet News

Smaller galleries may be under pressure, but these inspiration figures are forging ahead.

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Performance by Irene Maria Caraba, as part of Ditte Gantriis's Sexual Feeling (2016), at Frutta.

Performance by Irene Maria Caraba, as part of Ditte Gantriis’s Sexual Feeling (2016), at Frutta.

 


Frieze lets the sculptures play outside before the big tents arrive

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.

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Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

 


Briefing

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

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Nicholas Serota, 2016 Photograph: Flickr/Pinn, Creative: Commons

Nicholas Serota, 2016 Photograph: Flickr/Pinn, Creative: Commons

 


Frieze Sculpture 2017

By The Frieze.com

Frieze Sculpture is open from 5 July to 8 October, presenting a free outdoor display throughout the summer months.

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Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014, presented by Holtermann Fine Art. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014, presented by Holtermann Fine Art. Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

ALICJA KWADE – SOMEWHERE ELSE AT THE SAME TIME…

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.

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Alicja Kwade, Boros Collection, Berlin, photo Contemporary Lynx

Alicja Kwade’s Studio, Berlin 2015, photo Contemporary Lynx

 

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