Probably most original and unique artist of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) was the Minneapolis-based HotTea. Known for his yarn installations on fences, he found a very original and harmless way of expressing himself on the streets. He created this technique after getting in trouble for doing graffiti but still wanting to be able to continue bombing, but not get in trouble. Thinking of his grandma’s knitting skills, he found a way to incorporate this unusual medium in creating public works. His unique style and […]
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Now through March 13th, Peter Regli’s Snow Monsters will be on view at Flatiron’s North Public Plaza in New York. The timely installation, presented by the Dominique Lévy Gallery in partnership with the NYC DOT Art Program and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is just the latest project in the Swiss artist’s continuing Reality Hacking series, number 320 to be exact since 1996. The new work fits perfectly with his practice of “transforming existing elements in the streetscape or by inserting sculptures into an almost too-familiar setting.” As you can see from the photos, combined with the […]
Earlier today, Museu Casa do Pontal in Rio de Janeiro unveiled the first ever permanent installation from the Brazilian street savants – Os Gemeos. Entitled The Bunker, the piece features a statue of their famous yellowskinned character enclosed within a concrete bunker. The event also featured a conversation with the twins as well as a live concert from Siba. More photos below… Photos via the artists. Discuss Os Gemeos here.
On Saturday, the 31st of January, Museu Casa do Pontal will be inaugurating new work by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Created exclusively for this institution, the twins’ first permanent installation will be entitled The Bunker. The activities will begin in the afternoon at the Municipal Theatre, in Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, with an open conversation with artists Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo, mediated by curators Paul Portela and Angela Mascelani, followed by the installation reveal and a live concert by Siba. The work created for the museum is focused on honoring Brazilian folk art and the […]
In December, Cai Guo-Qiang opened his latest exhibition at Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, his first solo showing in Argentina. Impromptu is a new series of works inspired by his time in the country, which has been at the same time baffling, illuminating, and liberating for his artistic vision. Included are pieces created in collaboration with the National University of Arts and teachers and students of the Municipal Institute of Ceramics of Avellaneda featuring his signature gunpowder drawings, a ceramic creeper that hangs through the library, nine ceramic figurines […]
For the newest edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival showing through January 18th, the four person Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN have created a stunning installation entitled Ghost Ship. Projecting the image of a 17th century onto two perpendicular curtains of weather, the piece references the rich maritime history of Netherlands’ capital city. Those in town can see this colorful replica of the famous Dutch East India Company ship that started its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749 in person in front of the ARCAM Amsterdam Center for Architecture and The National Maritime […]
Versatile artist Jen Stark certainly kept busy with her art visible at various venues during Basel Week Miami, including showing at the Untitled. art fair (covered). Before leaving town, she also completed a large scale public mural at the Miami International Airport located at Terminal D & E (3rd level), just off the moving skywalk. It’s a permanent installation so next time you are in town, make sure you stop by. Photo credit: Peter Vahan. Discuss Jen Stark here.
China’s most notorious artist and social activist, Ai Weiwei, recently introduced a new public piece created exclusively for the Vancouver Biennale. F Grass is a site specific piece currently exhibited in Harbour Green Park, Vancouver, that is composed of 1328 tufts of iron grass. Totaling 182 square meters, this installation shows letter F, constructed of oversized grass tufts. F Grass is the continuation of the Chinese artist’s large-scale installation Sunflower Seeds made for Tate Modern in 2010 (covered), as they both share a similar idea – “the relationship between the individual and the collective and the […]
Having worked on many projects together over the years despite their geographical differences and language barrier, American artist Brad Downey and Russian artist Igor Ponosov have always hoped to do a project in Ukraine one day. Earlier this year, when Russian president Putin announced that he wanted to “protect the interests of the Russian-speaking population in Crimea,” the artists decided it was time for an art intervention in Ukraine. They wanted draw attention to the complex political situation, highlighting the conflicts of interest between the West and Russia. Acting […]
Katrin Fridriks recently rounded up a successful year with an solo exhibition at Circle Culture in Berlin. Opened on the 21st of November, Stendhal Syndrome is the most challenging show that Icelandic abstract conceptual artist has put together to date. Showing mostly large works, dominated by five major installations measuring up to 5 m in length (Space Molecule Syndrome triptych), the exhibition is actually a preview of the big projects coming up for the artist in 2015. For example, the title piece of the show, Perception of the […]