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Installation Art

Mie Olise on the Imageblog

Mie Olise | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Mie Olise

The Silent Station at Nikolaj Kunsthalle solo show Copenhagen 2012. I travelled in The footsteps of writer, Aksel Sandemoses alterego, Espen Arnakke. ...

Jon Pylypchuk on the ImageBlog

Jon Pylypchuk | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts
Jon Pylypchuk

my doctor is an asshole, 2010; Paint can, acrylic paint, expanding foam spray, spray paint, light bulbs, milk crate, 12 x 9 x 7 inches In 2010 I we...

Tirtzah Bassel Transforms Duct Tape

Vanessa Albury | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Vanessa Albury

Bassel deliberately omits the artworks that bring these people together. She works with the unruliness of the material to feature delicate distinctions and quiet moments

The Artist Is Not Present

Mel Chin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Mel Chin

"I'm sorry." A few months before his retrospective, the artist started offering this apology when he met friends or acquaintances, instead of "Great to see you! How's the wife? How's your art?"

Artist Transforms The City Of Chicago Into A Giant Typography Playground

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's strange to think that although we encounter letters and numbers all the time, the little guys are normally confined to a page or a screen. That i...

William Kentridge: How to Leave a Concrete Trace in the World

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Multi-layered, complex, dreamlike and humanistic, The Refusal of Time is a manifestation, a work of art that seeks to explore ambiguity, to remain unfinished and to avoid the black hole at the end of time.

Visual Art: The Life is Beautiful Festival Legacy

JK Russ | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

With any new festival, there is always a question mark as to whether the event will be well run and well patronized, but the consensus seems to be that Life is Beautiful was successful on both counts.

Along Came Another, presented by CFEVA

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

The show's impact lies in each artist's work taken individually. Inman and Kim's respective visions are eloquently presented and highly developed; each offers much to unpack.

Playing On The Walls In Singapore

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A quickly rising street art installation artist from Lithuania is keeping his work refreshingly down-to-earth and sincerely engaging with the public...

Alchemy and Star Stuff: The Work of Adam Lovitz

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

According to Lovitz himself, the interconnectedness of all things in the universe, and the notion that we are all made of cosmic dust, inspire much of his creative activity.

My Enemy

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

"My Enemy" is the dream-child of the California-based painter Yisrael K. Feldsott. An interactive, traveling pop-up art installation, it "seeks to soften and repair divisions between friend and foe."

Susie MacMurray: Notes on the Threatening Quality of Beauty

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Artist Susie MacMurray consorts with the dangerous quality of beauty, that threatening edge between the sublime and the sinister. She understands exactly how, and exactly where, tension can form an unexpected harmony.

Christine Sciulli and the Geometry of Light

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

All the visual arts use light in some form, but in artist Christine Sciulli's new piece, Languid, on view at the Governor's Island Art Fair, light is the graphic kinetic tool with which she activates and shapes space.

Almond Zigmund: Interruptions Repeated

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Space, Zigmund understands, is not just utilitarian: it is symbolic. It is real and imaginary and it is a repository for meaning, memory and human interaction.

'Retreat' -- The Refashioned Reality of Iran do Espírito Santo

Simon Watson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
Simon Watson

Give Iran do Espírito Santo, say, a can of food from a kitchen shelf, a circular mirror, or a '50s ceiling lighting fixture, and he will begin to ruminate on the object's properties of shape and material, and then transform the formerly mundane thing into a sensually, minimal singularity.

Art-Burlesque-Fashion Fusion

JK Russ | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
JK Russ

The glamorous world of burlesque is enjoying a revival in popularity -- and a new vanguard of contemporary performers are sashaying off the stage and into lane ways lit by video projectors accompanied by pulsing electro-swing beats.

This Robot Art Will Blow Your Mind

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

Harvey Moon, a new media artist, has found a solution to the complaint: "I'm just not good at drawing." Moon has designed, built and programmed ro...

The Traveling Miracle Show Crosses the Great Divide

JK Russ | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
JK Russ

We our show on the road to Reno, Nevada -- 450 miles north across the arid Mojave Desert. Although we were following in the hoof prints of the traveling medicine shows of old, we had the benefits of bitumen and a hired Dodge Caravan, allowing us to make the trip in a day.

WATCH: "Kings Country Cornucopia" Nationally Brandishes Brooklyn's Food Culture

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 06.03.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

It should come as no surprise that the venerable Brooklyn Brewery is up to something cool again. "Kings Country Cornucopia" exhibits the artisanal foodie culture of Brooklyn in a series of traveling events aimed at bringing Brooklyn to other cities

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Are Back With Another Epic Installation

Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts

Imagine the inside of a white balloon. Now blow that balloon up to 177,000 cubic meters, and imagine yourself standing inside this massive envelope of...

"I Felt Like I Was Losing My Mind"

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts

Titus Kaphar's newest installation, "The Vesper Project," revolves around confabulation, a fantasy masquerading as a memory or factual account. Ka...

Artist Projects Old Movies Onto DVD Disco Ball With Trippy Results

Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts

Here is another reason to mourn the looming obsolescence of DVDs: they make stunning canvases. Artist Daniel Canogar, who often works with re-appropri...

Donald Judd and Marfa

Hannah Hoel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
Hannah Hoel

The crisp black lines on a set of Judd-designed teacups mirror the lines and circles of a corkscrew as well as patterning on an adjacent antique Iranian bowl, items intentionally arranged on a table downstairs.

Apophenia: "Stray Light Grey" at Marlborough Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Not so long ago -- as late as 1988, in fact -- we had a prophet walking among us. His name was William Gibson, and in his breathtaking Sprawl trilogy, he forecast the near future of technology and its social and cultural uses and impacts.

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner: A New Installation by the Poyais Group

Catherine Despont | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Catherine Despont

An air of mystery emanates from The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner -- from outside the gallery the drone of organs is reminiscent of an overheard church service.