“Comic Kids:” Teaching At-Risk Youth About Art

by Fraser Hibbitt for the Carl Kruse Blog It is positively clear that art sustains and nourishes something deep in our minds. It is such an obvious statement that it may appear as a platitude, or, perhaps even worse, appear as a given fact that one need not bother about; art will be there housed … Continue reading ““Comic Kids:” Teaching At-Risk Youth About Art”

What Does Art Cost -With Yury Kharchenko

by Carl Kruse On January 8, 2022 the Deutschlandfunk Kultur hyperlink – radio program invited our artist friend Yury Kharchenko to discuss the cost of art, both from a material and figurative perspective.  The program was hosted by Michael Köhler and translated from German to English by Carl Kruse, who is responsible for any errors … Continue reading “What Does Art Cost -With Yury Kharchenko”

Performance Art – SIX VIEWPOINTS

by Hazel Anna Rogers for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog I arrive in the room. Other students are milling around, some stretching in the blinding winter light stretching in from the tall windows on the far side of the room, others laughing in little clusters, some silently penning down notes in blank-paged cahiers. We are … Continue reading “Performance Art – SIX VIEWPOINTS”

Metropolis

by Hazel Anna Rogers for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog The stage is set. Three pyramids built up of myriad buildings and angles forge forth unto the screen. Spotlights dance in symmetrical lines, lighting up sections of the structures like a stage. The buildings blur into three black pieces of machinery plunging up and down, … Continue reading “Metropolis”

Upcoming: Adele Schwab Photo Exhibit in Berlin

by Carl Kruse My friend Adele Schwab has organized a photo exhibit in Berlin on two dates: 19 November 2021 (Friday) from 21.00pm-22:30. 20 November 20 (Saturday) from 17.00-18.30. Adele Schwab. Photograph from the artist’s website. Her exhibit is titled, “Seeing the Unseen” an audio visual project that attempts to make air “visible” and investigates … Continue reading “Upcoming: Adele Schwab Photo Exhibit in Berlin”

Upcoming: An Artist Talk With Yury Kharchenko

by Carl Kruse Our artist friend Yury Kharchenko joins a debate titled “Art, Culture and Memory” at the Wallraf Museum in Cologne, Germany, on 5 October 2021 from 19.00-21.00. The chat will deal with issues surrounding Holocaust remembrance, the culture of remembrance and the cult of guilt. Yury Kharchenko. Photo: New York Times. In his … Continue reading “Upcoming: An Artist Talk With Yury Kharchenko”

The Legacy of the Satyr

by Hazel Anna Rogers The passing-down of literature fascinates me. I find something utterly awe-inducing in the ability of human language to convey a narrative generation after generation, and for us to have the knowledge and ingenuity to understand the importance of preserving great stories and characters. I suppose the process must be akin, in … Continue reading “The Legacy of the Satyr”

Filippo Brunelleschi and his Dome

By Asia Leonardi for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), architect and engineer, sculptor and painter, is universally considered the pioneer of the Italian Renaissance and the creator of an approach to architecture that would dominate the European art scene, at least until the end of the 19th century. Through a passionate study … Continue reading “Filippo Brunelleschi and his Dome”

From Pop + Optical Art to the Rejection of the Artistic Object – the 1960’s.

by Asia Leonardi It will be inevitable, in this article, to feel a certain sense of unease and difficulty in orienting oneself in front of works that are very different from each other a few years later. You will find all and the opposite of everything. In the past it was easier when faced with … Continue reading “From Pop + Optical Art to the Rejection of the Artistic Object – the 1960’s.”

Frida Kahlo: Flowers Are Born From Mud

by Asia Leonardi for the Carl Kruse Arts Blog On 6 July 1907 in Mexico City, Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was born to German parents who emigrated from Hungary. She claimed to be born in 1910, with the Revolution, with a new Mexico. Frida Kahlo is a revolution. An artistic revolution, a revolution … Continue reading “Frida Kahlo: Flowers Are Born From Mud”