Design

Susumu Koshimizu


Monday, December 12, 2016

Susumu Koshimizu is a Japanese artist known for making sculptures that expose the surface quality of different materials. He is considered a key member of the Mono-ha movement (‘School of Things’), which reacted against the embrace of technology and visual trickery in mid-1960s Japanese art. The Mono-ha artists sought to understand ‘the world as it ...

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Scott Albrecht


Monday, November 28, 2016

Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Scott is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography, geometric collage ...

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PostPanic – Lost Boy


Saturday, November 19, 2016

LOST BOY is an ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by the American action classics and Japanese samurai films. LOST BOY is sure to instantly capture viewers with its highly visual and unparalleled sci-fi world. The idea of LOST BOY was born years back by Ash Thorp’s passion for sketching out these unique characters and scenarios, which ...

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Dan Flavin


Monday, November 7, 2016

Few artists can boast having explored a single medium, and an unusual one at that, as tenaciously and consistently as Dan Flavin with his signature fluorescent light tubes. Classified within the Minimalist framework, Flavin saw himself as vehemently "Maximalist." That is, in using readymade objects in the style of Dadaist Marcel Duchamp, he exploited the ...

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Parreno | Anywhen


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In October 2016, Philippe Parreno transformed Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall into an immersive experience, challenging your perception of time and space with his 'Anywhen' installation. 'Anywhen' is a site-specific exhibition that changes throughout the day and that will evolve during the six-month period of the commission, until 2 April 2017. Prepare to have your senses activated and ...

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Kcho


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Internationally recognized for his monumental and evocative sculpture, installations, paintings and prints, Kcho is an artist inextricably connected to his childhood home, Isla de la Juventud (Island of Youth), Cuba, located miles from the mainland. Water defines all aspects of Kcho’s life and his oeuvre is populated with sculpture constructed from found objects associated with ...

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José Bedia


Friday, October 7, 2016

It is what you see through the black to make a difference, the unspeakable game, the primitive step, the so cruel escape yet contaminated by the childish fantasy. José Bedia has seen the monster over the white surface, drew the junction points that justify an idea. His large paintings find in us the necessary space ...

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Doug Aitken at Moca


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation on the occasion of the opening of Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. Aitken’s largest survey to date, the exhibition is organized as a full collaboration with the LA-based artist and his studio. Aitken and Vergne will discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to ...

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Tatiana Trouvé


Thursday, September 15, 2016

In disquieting, entropic mis–en–scenes, Tatiana Trouvé limns the boundaries between the mental and physical where material space and form converge with immaterial time and memory. Her situations combine intricate scenographic drawings, sculptures both linear and three–dimensional, and spaces that hint at invisible dimensions. Whether found or created, Trouvé’s “environmental dramas” are melancholy yet highly charged, ...

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Tania Bruguera


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cuban dissident performance and installation artist Tania Bruguera has been challenging and probing political systems—as well as the boundary between art and activism—and advocating for freedom of expression for over two decades. In one of her best-known works, Bruguera had policemen on horses ride around Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, controlling crowds of unsettled museum-goers. Last ...

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Under the Same Sun


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Artists Alfredo Jaar, Federico Herrero, David Lamelas, and Carla Zaccagnini discuss Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the South London Gallery (June 10–September 11, 2016), focusing in particular on links with the local community established via the artworks on view and site-specific projects. Curator Pablo León de la Barra notes that ...

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Camille Henrot


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Born in 1978, Camille Henrot lives and works in New York. Henrot's diverse practice combines film, drawing, and sculpture. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work acutely reconsiders the typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge. A 2013 artistic fellowship ...

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Fiona Hall


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fiona Margaret Hall (b. 1953) is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. She first emerged in the 1970s as a photographer, but during the 1980s transitioned to using a diverse range of art forms. Her ever-growing repertoire includes sculpture, painting, installation, garden design and video. Hall's choice of material, and the way she uses it, is ...

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Julia Peyton-Jones


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

In 1991, Peyton-Jones became the director of the Serpentine Galleries. In 1998, she oversaw a major refurbishment of the gallery . In 2000 she inaugurated the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a project that invites an architect who has previously never been commissioned to work in the United Kingdom to create a temporary structure at the ...

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Steven Parrino


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Steven Parrino is best known for his signature “misshaped” monochromes with slashed, torn or twisted canvases. He was also an established pioneer in performance and video art. His radicalism was born out of a deep understanding of the history of the painting and the avant–garde. The “vibe of his work” derives from his other loves: ...

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Theaster Gates


Saturday, August 6, 2016

In this preview from the "Chicago" episode of Season 8 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century," artist Theaster Gates creates work for a 2016 installation at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. Shown applying tar to materials such as doll heads and a vintage "Ebony" magazine cover, Gates states, "In these things that we imagine don't have value ...

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Rachel Whiteread


Friday, August 5, 2016

There are few things more complicated to outsource our intimate feeling in the appropriation of space. Being able to solidify what resides in us as an idea multifaceted, often unreachable and yet so close to our vision. Rachel Whiteread’s approach to sculpture is predicated on the translation of negative space into solid form. Casting from everyday ...

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Galerie Kreo


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Galerie kreo which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called « Louise Weiss »,  focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.In 2008 Galerie kreo relocated to the heart of Saint-Germain des prés, and in 2009, parallel to its role in contemporary production, increased it’s dealing with vintage lighting and ...

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Frank Gehry


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Uncertain of his career direction, the teenage Gehry drove a delivery truck to support himself while taking a variety of courses at Los Angeles City College. He took his first architecture courses on a hunch, and became enthralled with the possibilities of the art, although at first he found himself hampered by his relative lack ...

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Doodling Between the Headlines


Saturday, July 23, 2016

A short film that captures the highlights of Euro 2016 by doodling between the headlines. Directed by Wriggles & Robins wrigglesandrobins.com W&R Statement We are London based directors Tom Wrigglesworth and Matt Robinson. We work on a range of film and photography projects with an emphasis on finding new ways to capture and tell stories.   https://vimeo.com/174158118

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Martin Puryear: “Big Bling”


Monday, July 18, 2016

Because Puryear could not produce the colossal 40-foot sculpture in his studio, he worked with a team of expert manufacturers to realize his vision. At Unalam, a specialty lumber fabricator in Sidney, New York, glulam wood beams were bent to create the tight curves specified by his design. Jon Lash of Digital Atelier explains how ...

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Richard Serra


Friday, July 15, 2016

Richard Serra's (b. 1938) first solo exhibitions were held at the Galleria La Salita, Rome, 1966, and, in the United States, at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York, in 1969. His first solo museum exhibition was held at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970. Serra has since participated in documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 ...

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Bananas


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bananas don’t grow everywhere, but you can get them anywhere. A true icon of the fruit family, courtesy of the innovators at banana co. A natural wonder. A truth fantastic. Life creates and we react. ‘Bananas’ is about the conscious and subconscious. Reality and surreality. A reflection of life, a personification of the immediacy in ...

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Pieter-Jan Pieters


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Pieter-Jan Pieters makes digital music using his body parts as the instruments Pieter-Jan Pieters is a recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, and founder of OWOW (theomnipresentworldofwizkids), interested in innovation, design, technology, engineering and fun. At Design Indaba Conference 2013 he talked about his Sound on Intuition (SOI) graduation project. The SOI project looks ...

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Lobo – Interface


Friday, June 10, 2016

Lobo and US agency 22squared enlist giant robots and an intrepid young girl to announce the latest environmental initiative from Atlanta carpet giant Interface, Inc. in this sweeping and emotional two-minute animated opus. In 1994, Interface® Founder Ray Anderson challenged us to pursue a bold new vision "Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows ...

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Goshka Macuga


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Goshka Macuga was born in Poland. A graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths, University of London, she makes installations which incorporate other artists’ work alongside a variety of disparate objects.  She uses techniques and styles common in archiving and museum display. Macuga's work method is often referred to as ...

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Nike Flyknit “Infinite Possibilites”


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nike Global commissioned ManvsMachine to create a cinematic piece that would communicate the 'Infinite Possibilities' of Flyknit for the 2016 Innovation Summit.This film begins a progressive brand campaign pushing the performance and innovation of Nike Flyknit across all sports and departments. Watch this space. Back in ’77, an irreverent young company released an ad declaring: ...

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A talk with Anselm Kiefer


Sunday, May 8, 2016

The great majority of Kiefer’s works since his emergence in the late 1960s through the 1990s refer to subjects drawn from Germany and its culture: German history, myth, literature, art history, music, philosophy, topography, architecture, and folk customs, even going so far as to exploit clichés or commonplace icons—for example, Wagner’s operatic Ring cycle, Goethe’s ...

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Tauba Auerbach


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Her more recent work focuses on abstract patterns, order and randomness, and multi-dimensional space. She has gained acclaim for her “fold paintings”, which she first exhibited in 2009. To make the “fold paintings”, she folds and twists a canvas to form creases, then lays it flat and paints it with an industrial sprayer, resulting in ...

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I am Hiroshi Fujiwara


Sunday, April 10, 2016

The three most influential sneaker designers in the world come together to celebrate Air Max Day ’16. We worked closely with Nike Sportswear to conceptualise and execute a huge global campaign culminating in events across the world. We see the unique mechanics of each Nike designer’s mind through a series of kinetic sculptures of movement and ...

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