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#MeToo Work at Art Basel Offers Cautionary Tale About Political Art

The Los Angeles artist Andrea Bowers made a monumental artwork that she hoped would support the #MeToo movement and presented it, with the help of four galleries, at the prestigious Art Basel fair in Switzerland. Three imposing walls of text and photos made up of 167 red panels retold the stories of men and women […]

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a 15th century venetian spiral staircase is transformed into chromatic lightscape

armenian artist narine arakelian has transformed palazzo contarini del bovolo, one of venice’s iconic landmarks, and its 15th century spiral staircase into a multi-colored lighthouse. presented as part of the venice art biennale 2019, the installation sees colorful rays of light emerge from the spiraling tower, each hue emanating from a different architectural aperture. the […]

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artist euglena creates extremely delicate sculptures using dandelion seeds

tokyo-based artist euglena creates delicate sculptures using dandelion seeds, a bit of glue, and a steady hand. she creates abstract shapes that hold their form whilst reacting to the movement of their surroundings. images courtesy of the artist euglena‘s signature projects, which go by the name of ‘watage’, depend on the delicate movement of dandelion […]

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daan roosegaarde creates ‘living membrane’ installation for BMW at art basel 2019

daan roosegarde has created an immersive installation inspired by BMW‘s vision for a driverless car future. entitled ‘SYNC’, the dutch artist combined music and light with a flexible membrane to create a ‘living’ space that responds to human touch and movement. images courtesy of BMW premiering during art basel 2019, the aim of SYNC is […]

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New York’s Tribute to the ‘Tombs Angel’: Lost, Found, Now Restored

No less a critic than Charles Dickens was appalled by the way New York in the 19th century housed its prisoners in the dank, overcrowded and smelly precincts of “the Tombs,” the city jail in lower Manhattan. “Such indecent and disgusting dungeons as these cells, would bring disgrace upon the most despotic empire in the […]

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‘eyes as big as plates’ photoseries turns elderly into mythical creatures absorbed by nature

eyes as big as plates, an ongoing project by the norwegian-finnish artist duo karoline hjorth and riitta ikonen, is a photography series produced in collaboration with over fifty seniors from ten countries. starting out as a play on characters from nordic folklore, the series of portraits has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s […]

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glimpses of a roman paradise were crafted in an upstate new york garage

imagine an empty garage with plain walls and a little dust. here, in this perfect canvas, photographer jeff bark cast classic iconography to every surface. he posed models, lit them baroquely, staged still lives, and merged a hazy, idealistic past of romance and rebirth with plastic buckets, cigarettes and home security cameras. his photoset titled ‘paradise […]

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‘The Gaze Is Ours’

The Look Latinx artists and creative thinkers are incorporating family history and cultural heritage into their work. ImageGabriela Ruiz is a multidisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. She is part of a group of emerging artists, designers and archivists whose work celebrates Latinx identity.CreditNatalia Mantini for The New York Times Learning to make adobe bricks […]

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Dia Diversifies, While Staying True to Its Roots

BEACON, N.Y. — Of all New York’s museums, none has a stronger house style than the Dia Art Foundation. It committed early on to supporting a small number of artists, such as Donald Judd and Dan Flavin, and presented their work in uncommonly long exhibitions of up to a year. It also undertook permanent installations […]

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In Basel, Taking the Temperature of the Art World

BASEL, Switzerland — Some say there are too many international art fairs — nearly 300, according to one recent report — but there is little doubt that they are the most convenient way for the wealthy to get involved in the contemporary art market. Art Basel, whose 50th edition previewed in Switzerland this past week, […]

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benedetto bufalino transforms street signpost into working skateboard

from playable ping pong tables made from upside down cars, to aquariums built from telephone booths, benedetto bufalino has made a name for himself transforming ordinary objects into whimisical works of art. now, the lyon-based artist has turned his attentions to street signposts, transforming the commonplace signifier into a fully-functioning skateboard. [embedded content] benedetto bufalino transforms street […]

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You Know Frida Kahlo’s Face. Now You Can (Probably) Hear Her Voice.

ImageThe face of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is well known, thanks to paintings like “Self Portrait With Monkeys” (1943). But what does her voice sound like? CreditLauren Fleishman for The New York Times Frida Kahlo is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists. Her paintings, particularly her many self-portraits, are instantly recognizable, and her image […]

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Françoise Gilot, 97, Does Not Regret Her Pablo Picasso Memoir

The artist Françoise Gilot was only 21 years old when she first met Pablo Picasso in 1943. One evening, in Paris, the two happened to be dining at the same restaurant. Picasso was there with his then partner Dora Maar and friends; Gilot with hers. At the end of the meal, Picasso walked over to […]

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melissa mcgill choreographs 50 traditional sailboats with red sails in the venetian lagoon

for the duration of the 2019 venice biennale, but independently organized, the public art project red regatta by NY-based artist melissa mcgill sees 50 traditional venetian sailboats, hoisted with hand-painted red sails, activate the city’s lagoon and waterways. choreographing the boats in an unprecedented series of large-scale regattas, the artist celebrates local maritime culture and […]

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