Tag: art

designboom explores ellis island’s abandoned hospital through JR’s ‘unframed’ artwork

archtober is new york city’s architecture and design month, with daily events ranging from building tours and lectures by design experts, to architecture-themed competitions and parties. one of the events featured as part of the 31-day celebration is a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of the abandoned hospital on ellis island — the site where 12 […]

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arsham studio ‘finds’ bronze basketball seemingly restored from the future

as the 2019/2020 NBA season approaches, new york based arsham studio is set to drop its newest bronze casted sculpture edition called BRONZE ERODED BASKETBALL on october 18th at 12pm EST. ‘inspired by the global reach of basketball,’ daniel arsham writes on instagram, ‘this work falls into my fictional archaeology series in a new process […]

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kathleen ryan creates moldy fruit sculptures from semi-precious gemstones

new york based artist, kathleen ryan, comments on the culture of excess with her series of ‘rotten’ over-sized fruit sculptures. using polystyrene foam bases and countless beads carved from precious and semi-precious stones, the pieces transmute the image of discarded and rotting fruit into beautifully intricate artwork.   ‘serptenine foam’, 2019 image courtesy of josh lilley […]

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DAKU quotes shakespeare in his new shadow mural located in las vegas

india’s most prominent anonymous street artist, DAKU, collaborates with justkids to present the latest addition to his ‘time changes everything’ series in downtown las vegas for the ‘life is beautiful festival’ 2019. encompassing six other mural artists — ernest zacharevic, HOTTEA, zosen & mina hamada, mantra and AKAcorleone — the festival hopes to connect beautiful […]

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Hans Haacke, Firebrand, Gets His First U.S. Survey in 33 Years

Anyone who knows much about the defiantly political art of Hans Haacke, filling the New Museum in New York later this month, is bound to feel anxious before meeting the famous firebrand. But when Mr. Haacke showed up for an interview at his dealer’s gallery in Manhattan, what was shocking was his quietude: In sensible […]

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Celebrating 30 Years Ahead of the Curve in Art

KARLSRUHE, Germany — Many of the artworks at Z.K.M. are not so much viewed as braved. One installation on show at the interdisciplinary center for arts and technology is designed to trick visitors into thinking there are security cameras filming inside the bathrooms. (There are not.) But the illusion of surveillance, part of the “Safe […]

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prada mode’s traveling social club opens in london with installation by theaster gates

the third edition of prada mode (see previous coverage here) saw prada‘s traveling social club occupy 180 the strand, an iconic brutalist building in the heart of london for two days during frieze 2019. the private club presented a new installation by american artist theaster gates along with a dynamic live program that included performances […]

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Retracing the Spanish Path of My Ancestor, the Founder of the Whitney

Standing on the banks of the sparkling Rio Odiel in Spain, I watched the sun set over this wide estuary that stretches out to marshy grasses and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Here, in a park full of palm trees in the southwestern port city of Huelva, soars a 114-foot-tall limestone statue of Christopher Columbus. My […]

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How Linda Goode Bryant, Social Activist, Spends Her Sundays

Linda Goode Bryant likes to get things done. A self-described workaholic, the filmmaker, former art gallery owner and president of the nonprofit Active Citizen Project seems to dive into projects with two feet and not look back. Take JAM, or Just Above Midtown, the former art gallery on West 57th Street (and later, in TriBeCa). […]

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An Artist Who Works to Lana Del Rey and the Hum of Cable News

Jacolby Satterwhite has spent the past decade making highly wrought digitally animated science-fiction worlds and irreverent modern dance pieces that draw on vogueing and martial arts. But he considers his two current shows, in New York and Philadelphia, to be “the final draft, conceptually, of what I was trying to say for years.” While Satterwhite […]

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Their Friends Come for Dinner — and Remake Their Home

LIKE MANY OF the millions of immigrants who have arrived in New York City in the last three centuries, Laila Gohar and Omar Sosa live in one of the downtown walk-ups that were built to accommodate the surge of new residents who have defined the city’s culture since the mid-1800s. Less common, though, is the […]

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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

Jill Freedman, a hard-working, hard-living photographer who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and other tribes she felt were misunderstood, died on Wednesday at a care facility near her home in Manhattan. She was 79. Nancy Schiffman-Sklar, a cousin, said the cause was complications of […]

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