Tag: art

The Shirley Chisholm Monument in Brooklyn Finds Its Designers

During her long political career, Shirley Chisholm became famous for firsts: In 1968, as the first black woman to serve in Congress, she represented a district that encompassed Bedford-Stuyvesant, the neighborhood where she grew up. Four years later, she ran for president, becoming the first black woman to seek that nomination from either major political […]

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jobs, musk, putin, trump, bezos, zuckerberg: a 3D printed pantheon of modern forces

chilean born, new york based artist and designer sebastian errazuriz uses rendered prints and 3D modeled sculptures that have been 3D printed to portray greco-roman style — a pantheon of today’s polarizing technological forces. the beginning of the end, curated by james salomon, will be the US premier of errazuriz’s latest sculptural works. the exhibition will […]

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a stop motion fish made of plastic forks + spoons devastates marine life one frame at a time

colorful sporks, spoons, forks and LEGOs appear in the skeleton of a long dead turtle. the brightly colored plastics, now free from the turtle’s dusty ribcage, might look just as appetizing to a seagull. 800 species are harmed by these plastics. they kill, but never die. only one species knows not to eat these plastic lures […]

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artists transform brutalist pavilion in the UK with abstract moving projections 

with a light installation entitled ‘apollo 50’, holger mader and heike wiermann (mader wiermann) have transformed the existing ‘apollo’ brutalist pavilion in the UK city of county durham. the project sees an incredible display of lines and colors projected across the architectural form and has been envisioned by the duo to celebrate 50 years since […]

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Displaced Artists Open a New Front at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Jessica Dickinson and her husband, Marc Handelman, both New York artists, sat in Ms. Dickinson’s newest studio in Brooklyn with a big loose-leaf album that might have been a baby book. It was a record — photographs, floor plans, drawings — of all the unaffordable spaces they had looked at, or had been turned down […]

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violins are perfect canvases for leonardo friga’s hand illustrated stories

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hasselblad heroines celebrates female photographers

hasselblad heroines is a photography movement that was initiated on march 8 2019, international women’s day. in an industry overflowing with men, a diverse selection of female photographers are spotlighted. through weekly reflections, each heroine shares their experiences, tips, and inspiration with their hasselblad to fellow photographers. image © maria svarbova slovakia, seattle, st. petersburg […]

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Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99

Jayne Wrightsman, a benefactor of the arts and grande dame of New York society whose celebrated collections of decorative and fine arts surrounded her life with grandeur and became treasures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 99. Rudolph Metek, Mrs. Wrightsman’s general manager, confirmed her […]

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coachella art installations create a vibrant ‘pop-up city’ for festival-goers

architect francis kéré and design studio ​NEWSUBSTANCE are among the creative talents who have created installations as part of coachella, the annual music and arts festival in indio, california. other multidisciplinary artists include new and returning multidisciplinary artists featured include artist and fashion designer sofia enriquez​​, creative studio ​poetic kinetics​, architecture studio​ office kovacs​​, artist […]

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carsten höller invites play and physical manipulation in mexico city survey

at mexico city’s museo tamayo arte contemporáneo, carsten höller is presenting his first survey in latin america — sunday. the museum’s unique architecture became a source of inspiration for the artist: it is designed as a pyramid in reference to the pre-hispanic architectural history of the area of chapultepec. with this in mind, höller has […]

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carlo massoud places fish as altarpiece in milanese church for design week

lebanese artist carlo massoud presents ‘the fish and the crowd’,  his first solo exhibition in italy, during milan design week 2019. the artist collaborated with his sister, ceramist mary-lynn, for this exhibition curated by maria cristina didero. the artwork was displayed at oratorio passione, a church in milano for the duration of the design week. […]

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Critic’s pick: A Barnes Foundation Show Illuminates the Dawn of Photography

PHILADELPHIA — When technology dashes forward, taste pussyfoots behind. Photography emerged around 1839, independently, in England and France. Through trial and error, the earliest practitioners learned for themselves how to use and improve the new processes. For aesthetic guidance, however, they relied on what they already knew. The tension between the promise of the new […]

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fender forges 3 GOT guitars: stark telecaster, targaryen stratocaster, lannister jaguar

HBO has been john snow’ing the dragon-glass out of their marketing campaigns, from oreo openings to iron thrones. but this particular brand partnership with fender was a special one for game of thrones creator and guitar-lover dan weiss. in the video above, dan shreds a few bars and talks about his nervous encounter with fender CEO, […]

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Keeping Rhythm, and Hanging It in a Gallery

Avid music fans are always looking for ways to connect with their favorite artist. Some follow a band from city to city during concert tours; others obsess over every record, bootleg recording, Facebook post and Instagram photo they can find of a musician’s performance. Now a growing number of fans are discovering and collecting “rhythm-on-canvas” […]

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