Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Annie Leibovitz's Sumo-Sized Book

Annie Leibovitz’s Sumo-Sized Book

Annie Leibovitz has been a working photographer for 40 years. She was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone and then the first contributing photographer for the revived Vanity Fair. In addition to her editorial work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she has created several award-winning advertising campaigns. She has been designated a Living …

Stand By Robert Longo

Stand By Robert Longo

Stand (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775738149, $50) is a documentation of an site-specific multimedia installation by American artist Robert Longo, which activated the architecture of the Capitain Petzel gallery in Berlin. The building was shrouded with an enormous depiction of the American flag in black and white. Longo uses the polemic: “American’s conviction that the inalienable …


Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry’s work is characterized by a reflection on the ubiquity of the image in contemporary society and the possibility of redefining known visual codes and interpretative habits. Lassry’s multi-media practice explores the current status of images as the point where multiple modes of production and reception merge. In just a few years Lassry (b. …

Reducing Knitted Garments To Balls Of Yarn

Reducing Knitted Garments To Balls Of Yarn

The ever-intriguing Dutch duo Lernert & Sander made space for the arrival of new collections at Kiki Niesten store in Maastricht by reducing Last Season knitted garments from Fall/Winter by Céline, Chloé, Jil Sander and Prada to balls of yarn: symbols of hope and aspiration. This art concept with simple but stunning art direction, is driven …

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

The Wolfsburger art prize 2014 Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst is awarded to the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (see portrait above by Norman Konrad). The award is coupled both with an exhibition in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg and with a considerable publication and and included prize money of 80,000 euros. Furthermore there will be an acquisition …


Surrealist Paintings By Paco Pomet

Surrealist Paintings By Paco Pomet

Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain subverts vintage vacation photos and historical landscapes in his surreal oil paintings. He possesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in his oil paintings which contain a humorous visual twist–and yet they’re staged in such a way that the viewer can imagine the …

One-To-One By Caroline Slotte

One-To-One By Caroline Slotte

The reworking of second hand objects play a pivotal role in Helsinki-based artist Caroline Slotte's practice. She manipulates found materials, primarily everyday items, so that they take on new meanings. Her series One-to-One for example is featuring a set of objects that are supposed to look like two things at once or rather two materials …

What Is A Photograph?

What Is A Photograph?

Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A photograph?" The medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as technological developments allow for endless experimentation–until the very definition of a photograph becomes ripe for debate. A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface. …


Turn To The Installation

Turn To The Installation

Sasha Waltz is a German choreographer and a pioneer of the so-called turn to the installation. She is expanding the field of the installation to include actions and people. Dance becomes installation and installation becomes action. In the exhibition space, the visitor himself moves on stage, he is part of the events taking place and …

Ear Connects People

Ear Connects People

EAR, an artwork by Netherlands-based artist Jeroen Bisscheroux stands on the embankment along the A50 (Autobahn, Freeway). The installation is around Son en Breugel, a municipality in the southern Netherlands just outside of Eindhoven. The city has been once an old and a continuous green area. The A50 now literally cuts through this sensitive space, …

Pictures Of Something?

Pictures Of Something?

Akzidenz aka Philipp Bolthausen is currently living and working between Paris and New York. The background of his art and communication studies has a rooted presence in his work - in that he is less interested in the representational qualities of the photograph, focusing more on the exploration of the fringes of each terrain. This …


Tandem Iron Pour

Tandem Iron Pour

Decay feeds new potentials in all facets of life. Using cast iron, raw and fired clay, and found objects, artist team, Zak Helenske and Mya Kerner aim to harness these lost forms of released energy. The duo make cast iron sculpture at a historic industrial furnace site in Birmingham, AL. Using a Cupolette (small furnace), …

Of Spirits And Empty Spaces By Joachim Koester

Of Spirits And Empty Spaces By Joachim Koester

The reference monograph on the work of the Danish artist Joachim Koester, Of Spirits and Empty Spaces (Mousse Publishing, ISBN 978-8867490882, $) covers an oeuvre that over the past two decades has balanced a thin line between documentary and fiction. Koester belongs to an artists’ generation whose practices are based on what Hal Foster once …


43 Prepared DC-Motors, 31.5kg Packing Paper

43 Prepared DC-Motors, 31.5kg Packing Paper

This installation has been made by Switzerland-based Studio Zimoun for view in Orbital Garden Bern. Zimoun used 43 prepared DC-motors, 31.5kg packing paper, a lot of nylon and wood to bring his vision of mechanical rhythm alive–a architecturally-minded platform of sound. The artist creates a closed system which develop its own behavior. Once running, it is …

The Art Of Rebellion

The Art Of Rebellion

The Spanish-born urban artist going under the pseudonym SpY first appeared back in the mid-eighties as street artist. His pieces want to be a parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urban dweller. They are pinches of intention, hidden in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Filled with equal parts of irony …

Modified Tools By Remedios Vincent

Modified Tools By Remedios Vincent

The modified Tools by Remedios Vincent are made out of old utensils that the artist has been hoarding in his travels or searching for on the internet. These very interesting instruments, in spite of having been manufactured using less advanced production techniques than the current ones, are of unquestionable quality, they are made of the …


As Sweet As It Gets By Michael Borremans

As Sweet As It Gets By Michael Borremans

As Sweet As It Gets (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3769-2, $85) is the mother of all Borremans books and a inspiring tribute to the oeuvre of the Belgian artist. Since the late 1990s Michaël Borremans has created an improbably mature body of work that has captured international attention. Borremans has been known to make personal references …

Dashilar Flagship Store By Sander Wassink

Dashilar Flagship Store By Sander Wassink

Sander Wassink is an artist and designer who encourages us to reconsider our ideas of beauty and aesthetic value. "How can we reconsider what is important and what is desirable to include notions of history, memory and the preservation of a past which is slipping away," asks Wassink himself.  Often Wassink uses products and leftovers …

Zimoun's Prepared DC-Motors Art

Zimoun’s Prepared DC-Motors Art

Using simple and functional components, Switzerland-based artist Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Powered by simple DC motors his kinetic works explore mechanical rhythm and flow, recalling some kind of traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns …


From The Web To The Wall

From The Web To The Wall

72 Editions is a new online store that showcases and sells contemporary artist prints and artefacts in exclusively produced limited editions. An ever-growing roster of illustrators, photographer and other artists have contributed to a superb collection of affordably priced work - perfect for creative gifting. Take for example the wonderful shot above of coloured roofs …

Steal My Photograph: Framed Identity Theft And Surveillance

Steal My Photograph: Framed Identity Theft And Surveillance

Would you trade your identity for something free in return? The response is overwhelmingly YES amongst Londoners who visited the outdoor exhibition Steal My Photograph by photographer Lukas Renlund. Here you are recorded by CCTV cameras over 300 times a day, making it one of the most surveilled cities in the world. "With my outdoor …

Crumbled Faces By Aldo Tolino

Crumbled Faces By Aldo Tolino

Aldo Tolino is an Austrian artist and philosopher. He is currently working on a book project Interferenz (interference–anything which alters or modifies), which evolves around the topics paper, folding, image, object, sculpture, texture and recursion. On his website, you can see the "work in progress". All paper objects are the outcome of a multi-step creative loop …