Tag: art

photos of precariously placed balloons will have you on the edge of your seat

you know that feeling when you’re blowing up a balloon and you feel like its about to burst? the anticipation of what is about to happen and the anxious suspense. photographer daniel forero has captured that feeling, although this time no-one is actually blowing the balloons up. instead, they are precariously placed among other objects clearly […]

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sketch artist creates incredibly detailed depictions of united kingdom’s 69 cities

in an ambitious portrait project of the UK, self-taught artist carl lavia is creating immensely detailed illustrations of the island nation’s 69 cities from an aerial point view. with the help of photographer lorna le bedonchel, the pair use ink and archival paper to produce each drawing, which appear like maps from a distance, but reveal a lightweight […]

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photographers cardenal + alvarez diestro capture legendary kai tak airport two decades after closure

derelict buildings, a shiny cruise terminal, abandoned airport infrastructure reclaimed by nature and new construction works — all cohabit in the same space in one of the most coveted locations in kowloon bay, hong-kong. kai tak airport was the world’s busiest airdrome in airfreight volume and 3rd in passenger numbers until it ranked 6th most dangerous […]

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Wanderlust: A Guide to Antigua, Guatemala: A Candy-Colored City Framed by Volcanoes

Nestled in the forested hills of southern Guatemala, the small city of Antigua was once the most prominent seat of Spanish colonial government between Mexico City and Lima, Peru. Founded in the early 16th century, it served as Guatemala’s capital for almost 300 years, until 1773, when it was abandoned by crown officials following a […]

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interview with thomas hirschhorn ahead of engadin art talks 2019

the year of art for 2019 begins with the eighth edition of the renowned engadin art talks (E.A.T.). the annual art, architecture, design, film, science, and literature forum and festival takes place on january 26th and 27th, 2019 in zuoz, switzerland, and provides an interdisciplinary platform for global dialogue on a spectrum of creative fields […]

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On Display at the People’s House: A Century of Persistence

Beginning on Jan. 22, visitors to Gracie Mansion will encounter a disconsolate sight as they approach the residence of the mayor of New York City and his family: a cloaked, faceless figure sitting on the ground behind its own severed feet, a signal that an unusual set of guests has arrived. They were invited by […]

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His Art, Their Ideas: Did Robert Indiana Lose Control of His Work?

In the days before the artist Robert Indiana died last May at 89, two of his close associates were brainstorming just what sort of art might be sold under the Indiana brand during his last years. Maybe people, they wondered, who had enjoyed Mr. Indiana’s iconic sculpture LOVE, with its jaunty, tilted O, would appreciate […]

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Studio Visit: Pat Steir Gets Discovered, Again

“Chance can give you a gift,” said Pat Steir, offering a preview of 11 just-completed paintings in her studio in Chelsea. The petite, monastically dressed, 78-year-old artist stood before a monumental black painting, with a row of broad white strokes from which rivulets of pigment spilled down the dark ground. Ms. Steir allowed the random […]

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El Espace: 500,000 Students Are Affected by the L.A. Teachers Strike. Most Are Latino.

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CRISIS On Monday, more than 30,000 […]

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Big Hair and Bad Luck: The Hard Times of the Troll Museum

A woman wearing sunglasses and a fur coat approached the front desk of the Ace Hotel in NoMad earlier this week. While a hip, young concierge helped her, she became distracted by the outlandish spectacle behind him: a wall overflowing with hundreds of wild-haired troll dolls, psychedelic paintings of troll dolls, and obscure troll ephemera […]

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facebook, an interactive facial recognition book that narrates your story

new york-based interactive art director lim si ping (a.k.a. handson) has designed ‘facebook’, a truly high-tech installation. as you browse through the interactive book for the first time, the camera uses facial recognition to pair your profile with data tracked through search engines. the book draws a back-end algorithm and fills in the blank of the […]

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Meet ‘Dick Run Claire,’ the Woman Who Draws Dicks with Running Apps

This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. For a little over three years, Claire has been running the streets in the shape of dicks. The 33-year-old New Jerseyan says it started as an accident on Thanksgiving 2015 when she visited her brother in Kansas City, went for a run, and got lost. Claire eventually found […]

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Critic’s Pick: Ansel Adams in a New Light

BOSTON — Ah, wilderness! It’s our answer to Europe’s cathedrals, our proof of a unique national identity. Most citizens were first introduced to the wilderness by images. In the early 19th century, Thomas Cole placed the eastern wilderness — his beloved Catskill Mountains — on walls. Later in the century, Carleton Watkins’s 1861 photographs of […]

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south korea based kim keunsoo fuses wood and plastic in ’embrace’ furniture series

kim keunsoo has created the ’embrace series’ to articulate the relationship between man and nature. the south korean based designer has used both natural and man-made materials to create the simple yet striking furniture collection, which comprises of chair and table design. all images courtesy of kim keunsoo  the embrace series by keunsoo uses dark-stained timber to […]

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Penguin Sex and Stolen Artifacts: Museum Tours Through a New Lens

CAMBRIDGE, England — As he was leading a tour of the Polar Museum at Cambridge University one recent Saturday, Dan Vo drew the group’s attention to a smooth white penguin egg found in Antarctica in the early 1900s. It had been collected on an expedition that included George Murray Levick, the author of a semi-secret […]

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