Books

Reference

MetPublications – Exhibition Catalogs Reloaded

MetPublications – Exhibition Catalogs Reloaded

Posted October 12th, 2012

Books, Collections, Magazines, Media, Reference

MetPublications is a portal to the Metropolitan Museum’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum… Read More

Books

The Art of Freemasons and other Secret Societies

The Art of Freemasons and other Secret Societies

Posted October 6th, 2012

Architecture, Art History, Books

The Art of Freemasons and the objects, the traditional Old Boys Club is using for it’s rituals has been overlooked for a long time, but there is a lot of fascinating stuff to look at. Some of it looks like it came straight out of… Read More

Videos

Making Medieval Illuminated manuscripts

Making Medieval Illuminated manuscripts

Posted September 6th, 2012

Art History, Books, Design, Documentaries, Drawing, Videos

For more than a thousand years all manuscripts were written and illustrated by hand. By the Middle Ages, books were being made by folding sheets of parchment, arranging them into gatherings, and assembling and binding them together. “An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which… Read More

Modernism

What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

Posted August 21st, 2012

Art History, Books, Contemporary Art, Modernism

Will Gompertz has produced a richly detailed and highly entertaining history from Delacroix to Damien Hirst, says Martin Herbert, reviewing “What Are You Looking At?” “Few are the histories of modern art that name-check Beyoncé, David Foster Wallace and Susan Boyle, describe the saturnine Paul… Read More

Nigeria

Global art discourse and contemporary Nigerian art

Global art discourse and contemporary Nigerian art

Posted August 21st, 2012

Africa, Books, Contemporary Art, Nigeria

In the book “In A New Light: Conversations with Nigerian Artists and Curators”, Kazeem Adeleke brings to the fore, some of the most insightful discussions about the role of Western curators and institutions in the representation of contemporary Nigerian art in the West. The book… Read More

Videos

“Poemotion” by Takahiro Kurashima

“Poemotion” by Takahiro Kurashima

Posted August 15th, 2012

Books, Design, Interactive Art, Japan, Videos

The way to see a new world. Stillness exists in motion. Motion lives in stillness. Stillness is not the only thing one sees, nor is motion the only thing. In between stillness and motion, a new vision rises. Like in between thoughts and action, one… Read More

Videos

On the Road – The International Trailer

On the Road – The International Trailer

Posted August 8th, 2012

Books, Film, Videos

Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the classic beat novel “On The Road”, directed by Waleter Salles, and starring Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss, Viggo Mortensen, and Steve Buscemi. On The Road in is UK cinemas 12… Read More

Old Masters

Lost Da Vinci Discovered In Scotland?

Lost Da Vinci Discovered In Scotland?

Posted August 7th, 2012

Books, News, Old Masters

Or is it just a clever promotion stunt for a book? Nobody seems to have really researched the news for more than two minutes and here at ikono labs we have some serious doubts. The story goes like this: “For years it sat on a… Read More

Shows

“Alice in the Wonderland of Art” at Hamburger Kunsthalle

“Alice in the Wonderland of Art” at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Posted August 6th, 2012

Books, Kids, Shows

For almost 150 years, one of the greatest literary inventions has fascinated children and adults alike: Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Soon after it was first published, the story of the little girl’s journey down a rabbit hole and – in the… Read More