Aesthetics

Give the Gift of Relaxation With These 10 Lush Philosophy Sets

There's no better feeling than relaxing and pampering yourself in your own home. So when you're wondering what to get the girl who has everything this season, gift her a luxe product (or two) she can enjoy on their own watch. Popular beauty brand Philosophy is known for its lush bath items and …

Beauty

Beauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics | Arts | The Harvard Crimson

Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain …

Harvard

‘Play With Me’: Dolls and Female Objectification in the Age of Terry Richardson

First-time author Grace Banks on her new book "Play With Me: Dolls, Women and Art."<p>Grace Banks has spent the last few years researching dolls, the …

Feminism

'Separate The Art From The Artist' Is A Con Man's Principle

Upon winning the Oscar for his performance in 1999’s <i>American Beauty</i>, a story about a suburban “Joe” who rebels against the oppressive shackles of his …

Conservative View

The Art of Survival: On Santiago Zabala’s “Why Only Art Can Save Us” - Los Angeles Review of Books

MAURA AXELROD’S recent documentary film, <i>Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back</i> (2016), is a portrait of an elusive and controversial artist, one who has …

Books

watch fkl’s powerful new music video about objectification

The Seattle electro-pop duo premieres a mesmeric visual for its track “Violence.”<p>Staying still can require a lot of strength. The statue game (the kid's contest that you won by being <i>the most</i> stationary) evokes memories of muscle shaking and mental stamina. Seattle duo FKL has made its new video for …

New Music

Proposition: The limits of our social imaginaries mean the limits of our worlds

Three Poems<p><b><br>1.</b> Perhaps new forms of being require new forms of relationship<p><b>1.1</b> What is being anyway but gesturing towards an indefinite assembly of …

Parasite 2.0 welcomes us to the non-reign of Westopia

“I'm all these words, all these strangers, this dust of words, with no ground for their settling” (Samuel Beckett, <i>The Unnamable).</i><br>We live in a time …

Italy

Your Brain on Art: The Emerging Science of Neuroaesthetics Probes What Art Does to Our Brains

If you’ve followed debates in popular philosophical circles, you’ve surely heard the critique of “scientism,” the “view that only scientific claims …

Lifestyle (Canada)

9 Relaxing and Reviving Products From Philosophy That Your Skin Will Love This Fall

If you feel like you're in some serious need of a little R&R, don't feel like you need to rush to the nearest spa. Instead, you can pamper yourself at home. So whether you've been feeling stressed about something at work or the weather changes are taking a toll on your skin, spend a little time …

Skin Care

The best books on the Neuroaesthetics — a Five Books interview.

­­What is neuroaesthetics?<p>Neuroaesthetics is the study of aesthetic experiences as implemented in the brain. It encompasses the reception, the …

Histories of Violence: The Violence of Art - Los Angeles Review of Books

<i>THIS IS THE 13th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with the</i> …

Books

Science and the dilemma of death explored in groundbreaking new exhibition

UCL Culture is launching its latest groundbreaking exhibition<i> What does it mean to be human? Curating Heads</i> this week in the Octagon Gallery, Wilkins …

UK Universities

Spontaneity, Intimacy, and Friendship in Morton Feldman’s Music of the 1950s | Modernism / Modernity Print+

The problem of music, of course, is that it is, by its very nature, a public art. . . . Yet somehow there is something demeaning in the fact that …

Art

SSENSE Explores “The Aesthetics of Extra” In Its Latest Editorial

“If you put a designer logo on a seemingly benign utilitarian object, does it suddenly become desirable?”<p>Luxury is the focus in SSENSE‘s latest …

Versace

Architectural lighting amazes by infusing engineering ingenuity with aesthetics

I’m fascinated by the end results of outdoor architectural and façade lighting projects especially, because each environment poses different …

United Nations

What you value should set out how you act and that how you represent what to possibly act upon: Aesthetics -> Ethics -> Logic.

I often include references to CS Peirce in my comments. Some might think way too often. However, this whole post will be trying to extract some …

Statistical Modeling

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

<b>ALL SCULPTURE</b> in the present seems to have acquired the condition of the book, to paraphrase Walter Pater: the status of total obsolescence, …

Carol Brown Goldberg

AT THE CENTER<p><i>A center, in the dynamic sense of the term, acts as a focus from which energy radiates into the environment. The forces issuing from the</i> …

Art

Revising the History of the Art Show Urinal

The mind is a terrible thing, easily manipulated, blinkered, and pulled in a particular direction. History is no help; recounting the events of brave …

Art

The Art of Imitation

AVEDON x ERIC KIM TRACEThe secret to your beginning development as an artist and photographer is to IMITATE artists you admire.AVEDON BEEKEPERWhere …

Eric Kim

Perspectives: Negotiating the Archive | Tate

Archives, it seems, are everywhere, both in popular culture and academic discourse. The BBC’s Radio 4 has taken to using the word ‘archive’ as a …

Humanities

In Conversation with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Journal #40 December 2012 - e-flux

<b>Anton Vidokle:</b> I’d like to start by asking you about artistic independence. Your oeuvre strikes me as an example of one of the most independent …

Want a satisfying relationship? Don’t present yourself as a sex object

Is objectification bad — if you welcome sexualized attention?<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>When Joan Holloway — the bombshell office worker on the show “Mad Men” — enters a room, she knows she looks good and is going to turn heads. Every morning, Joan meticulously does …

Feminism

Aesthetic Evolution In The Animal World

At the heart of Richard O. Prum's new book <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us</i> is a bold idea:<p>"... that animals are not merely subject to the extrinsic forces of ecological competition, predation, climate, geography, and so on that …

Culture

How documenta 14 Failed Everyone but its Curators

We look at how art suffers when the political or ethical imperatives override artistic claimsThe post How documenta 14 Failed Everyone but its …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Group Show at Halle Für Kunst Lüneburg (Contemporary Art Daily)

<i>Gebärden und Ausdruck</i>: Liz Craft, Michaela Eichwald, Fanal, Birke Gorm, Julia Haller, Honey Suckle Company, Helena Huneke, Stefan Kern, Kontakt …

Art

John Divola at Maccarone

The full title of this piece is <i>“The Green of this Notebook.”</i> The piece is based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s book <i>“Being and Nothingness”</i>. In this book …

Art

Want a satisfying relationship? Don't present yourself as a sex object

When Joan Holloway – the bombshell office worker on the show “Mad Men” – enters a room, she knows she looks good and is going to turn heads. Every …

Feminism

The Art Newspaper

Object lessons: late works by Maria Lassnig and Di Cavalcanti and a creative chair by Roy Lichtenstein<p>Our pick of highlights from upcoming …

Latin America