Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Javier Siquier: Graffiti Removal" (via Collab Cubed)


"Spanish graphic designer, illustrator and street artist Javier Siquier seems intrigued by reversal. Recently, he created a series of work on the streets titled Graffiti Removal where he whites out graffiti, leaving blocks of (mostly) white paint, as if redacting the words from the streets." (via Collab Cubed)

Friday, April 13, 2012

"Art to Occupy Times Square" (via New York Times)

Ultimate Times Square 1

"Imagine a canvas at the so-called Crossroads of the World: Artists are being invited to take over the giant screens of Times Square. Chashama, an organization that supports artists, has teamed up with Artists Wanted and the Times Square Alliance to create “Art Takes Times Square,” which starts with a day of events on June 18.

The selected artworks will be shown on Nasdaq, Thomson Reuters, Clear Channel and Spectacolor signs, among others, as well as A2aMedia’s Port Authority display. Artists can submit their work for consideration here through May 25." (via New York Times) 


Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Eerie Mirrored Sculptures by Rob Mulholland" (via Colossal)


"Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland creates these eerie mirrored sculptures out of Perspex, a kind of acrylic glass. The pieces create the uncanny effect of blending into their surroundings, at times appearing almost completely camouflaged and yet jumping out at you suddenly as your perspective shifts around them. Mulholland’s largest installation of six figures, Vestige, is currently installed at David Marshall Lodge in Scotland." (via Colossal)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Cause and Effect Art Installation by Ana Soler" (via Zilla Mag)

"An amazing art installation entitled Causa-Efecto (Cause-Effect) made by Spanish artist Ana Soler. Using 2,000 tennis balls suspended throughout the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain, the artist created a sense of motion by carefully aligning them to create trajectories as if the balls were bouncing all over the place." (via Zilla Mag)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"Boa Mistura Uses Graffiti To Connect Communities" (via Huffington Post)


"Street artists Boa Mistura sees their graffiti as an intervention...Their latest, "Luz nas Vielas," is in the Sao Paulo favela (shanty town) of Brasilandia. The troupe painted the walls of the town bright colors, and using a clever visual trick -- painted words that appear to float when viewed from, a certain angle. With words like "Amor" (love) and "Firmeza" (stability), the project is right in line with the group's mission." (via Huffington Post)


"TUFT" at Pula by Numen/For Use (Croatia)

  [A toddler walking inside Numen/For Use's "TUFT" at Pula \\ source]

Numen/For Use's latest creation, TUFT, is a large scale interactive sculpture made predominantly from transparent adhesive tape.  It is an evolution of Numen's earlier tape concept which is more permanent and inhabitable than its predecessor due to it being lined with cozy, red colored floor carpeting. 

[Night View of TUFT hanging in Pula\\source]

"Rough, industrial surface of the back side of the carpet is deliberately exposed to serve as a counterpoint to the invitingly soft, carnal interior. The result is a surreal simultaneous feeling of anxiety and thrill whilst entering into the installation. The exhibition of the structure at the height of 4 meters in the middle of the former church in Pula, additionally enhances the tension and the sensational perception of the visitor..." (via Numen/For Use website)

Check out: Astrid Bowlby

[Scale View of Astrid Bowlby's "Chrysanthemum"\\source]

Astrid Bowlby is Artists Wanted's 2011 Year in Review Sculpture + Installation Award winner.  She creates room-sized installations from hand-cut ink drawings that collectivity resemble fantastic and whimsical landscapes.  Check out detail images of Bowlby's work on the Artist Wanted website, here.

"White"\\Studio 400 Book Show Installation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


"White was a gallery installation produced by the 20 students of Studio 400, a fifth-year architectural design studio at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The installation, which served to present each of the student's research books, was designed, developed, fabricated, and installed by the studio in a collaborative effort. The students developed the design over a period of about a month, with fabrication and installation occurring over a five day period. 80,000 square feet of plastic sheeting was sliced, loomed, woven, stapled, taped and tied to provide a climbable and malleable surface in the 4,500 square foot gallery. "White" supported a variety of interactive experiences above and below this dynamic surface, opening and exploring the relationships between book, user, material, space, and collective group." (via Pablo Sandoval)

"Andreas Von Gehr: Re-Bio-Gehr" (via CollabCubed)


"Chilean artist Andreas Von Gehr is interested in the interaction between photography, digital media and painting. Much of his work involves his family and the theme of immigration. His installation Re-Bio-Gehr, which was exhibited at Scope here in NYC last month, is one such piece. Von Gehr fragments the image of his father into 256 separate framed portraits with a young German boy at the center base of each frame, his father in his youth (or maybe a representation of his father – I’m not sure). The larger portrait alludes to immigration in its typical passport or ID photo style."  (via CollabCubed)

Space Invaders Game As Interactive Art Work (Manchester, UK)


"A man plays a 17m high Space Invaders machine on the side of Manchester's Town Hall. Street artist Filthy Luker used road barriers, traffic cones and other street furniture to create Manchester's largest ever interactive artwork as part of the Make With A Red Stripe art project." (via The Telegraph UK)

Starheadboy + Public Art Campaign (Seattle, WA)


"Our good friend Starheadboy recently put some wheatpaste pieces on the streets of Seattle depicting awesomely cute and rather thoughtful kitties frolicking in boxes while pleading the case for public art instead of advertising." (via Geyser of Awesome)

"Tremor Laquearia" Installation by Remon De Jong

 [Time-Lapse of Remon De Jong installing "Tremor Laguearua"]

"Remon de Jong captivates his audience by capturing the essence of time in his art installation called ‘Tremor Laquearia.’ 

The room itself is part of the project where it seems everything froze during an earthquake. The use of space is entirely used and it’s like stepping into a room where everything is incorporated as the project. Falling ceiling tiles are turned into still life objects where it looks as if one is staring at a photograph. Dutch artist Remon de Jong creates a feeling of being lost in time with this motionless project.


Like the Tremor Laquearia project, De Jong’s specialized work of videos, paintings, music and sculptures often stirs up the theme of man’s relationship versus the environment. Check out the video to see how this artist created the crumbling ceiling effect." (Review by Kevin Young at Trend Hunter)

"Tearing Open the Night Sky" (via My Modern Met)


"We've seen cross-dimensional portals open up in movies, but how would an ordinary person recreate this exact same scene in real-life? Israeli artist Yochai Matos used hundreds of fluorescent bulbs to tear open the night sky. I can only imagine the sense of wonderment I would feel if I randomly stumbled upon this installation titled Flame (Gate)." (via My Modern Met)

"Horizons, Giant Steel Sculpture on a New Zealand Hilltop" (via Laughing Squid)

“Horizons” by New Zealand artist Neil Dawson is a giant outdoor steel sculpture that gives the illusion of a windblown piece of paper resting on a hilltop. Dawson created the sculpture back in 1994 for Gibbs Farm, a outdoor sculpture collection in New Zealand. (via Laughing Squid)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

On View: Richard Telles Gallery Presents "B. Wurtz & Co."//March 17- May 4, 2012

"[B. Wurtz & Co.] includes work by an inter-generational group of artists whose individual approaches resonate with the prevailing attitudes – aesthetic or otherwise – at play in Wurtz’s art. For more than four decades B. Wurtz has deftly avoided categorization. Operating in the elastic space between sculpture and drawing, his work invokes a decidedly informal take on formalism....the exhibition seeks to explore the serendipitous correspondences – both formal and psychological – at play between a group of artworks, made by an eclectic group of artists, and produced in idiosyncratic contexts and for decidedly singular ends..." (written by Matthew Higgs via B. Wurtz & Co. Press Release)

This is installation is on view at the Richared Telles Gallery (7380 Beverly Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90036) now through May 4, 2012.  For more info visit www.Tellesfineart.com.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

On View: Xavier Veilhan's "Promenade" at Hatfield House (UK)

[One of Xavier Veilhan's sculptures in Promenade\\source]

Xavier Veilhan's sculpture exhibition Promenade is currently on view at the Hatfield House in the United Kingdom.  Veilhan's intriguing sculptures will be in the Hatfield House gardens now through September 30, 2012.  Click here to learn more about the artist's inspiration and the work found in Promenade.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

AiOP Open Call//Deadline April 15, 2012

"Art in Odd Places (AiOP) invites citizens from all walks of life and from anywhere in this world to propose projects for its eighth installment in New York City. Taking place from October 5–15, 2012, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP 2012: MODEL will proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest runway in the world. MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape..." (via AiOP website)

Deadline Sunday, April 15, 2012 midnight EST

Visit Artinoddplaces.org to submit a proposal today.

Check Out: Florian Riviere


"Florian Riviere is an 'urban hacktivist' He founded and led from 2008 to 2012 the collective Democratie Creative very active in the public space of Strasbourg.

Inspired by the hacker culture, he reinvests and diverts public space to allow citizens to reclaim their environment. His interventions, located between urban design "Do It Yourself" and upcycling (upgrading waste), have the particularity to be spontaneous and raw, exclusively made with objects found in the street, and always with humor.
Games, furnishings, traps, maps, instructions ... : so many urban tactics to show the functionality of sites, and direct action of the user on urban space." (via FlorianRiviere.fr)

"Joseph L. Griffiths’ Drawing Machines" (via Beautiful/Decay)

"Melbourne based Joseph L. Griffiths’ drawings and mechanical installations seek to transcribe the living relationship between man and machine. The relentless accuracy of the drawings evoke the printed sheen of digital reproduction, simultaneously celebrating and denying the human touch. His interactive drawing machines propose a return to primitive technologies and encourage a reconnection to the natural and man -made worlds through manual crafts."
(via Beautiful/Decay)

"Suspension" (Via Daily Serving)

 [Sam Smith, 'Into the Void', 2009, single channel HD video, 5:50 minutes\\Source]

"Suspension is an exhibition of video works that boldly steps outside the forgiving confines of the gallery and enters public space...This collection of screen works offers several videographic explorations of suspension and the complex passive / active consciousness of the viewer. This thematic focus is further enhanced by [Erin] Coates’ choice to present the work outside of a gallery, challenging conventional viewing practices of video art." (via Daily Serving)

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

"1400 feet grass carpet by Gaëlle Villedary" (via David Report)

"Artist Gaëlle Villedary recently made a nice installation called ‘Tapis Rouge!’ in a small French town called Jaujac. It was made as a celebration of their arts and nature trail programs. Gaëlle Villedary wanted to connect the center of the village to the rich natural surroundings. Magic pictures below by David Monjou."

Via The David Report. 

"'Waiting for Climate Change' by Isaac Cordal" (via Juxtapoz Magazine)


"Working in one of the smallest mediums in the street we know of, Isaac Cordol’s  newest ephemeral installations comment on stereotypes of people that confront climate change in different ways.  Starting today, March 31st through September 30th, 2012, the artist will create work on the beach of De Panne in Belgium, as well as in a local historic villa once occupied by Chalutier.  For more info on this project."  (via Juxtapoz)


"Shinji Ohmaki’s interactive floor installations are composed of traditional floral patterns made out of food coloring, laid on the floor for viewers to walk over, destroying it as they do so.  This work transformed with the passage of time, and the space too was reborn through this process." (via Beautiful/Decay)

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Daniel Lahoda on LA FREEWALLS Project

LA FREEWALLS is a community initiative in Los Angeles, California that gears its creativity towards promoting creative freedom and "positive cultural influence" within Los Angeles city.  In this video filmed by Jason Wawro, Daniel Lahoda discusses LA FREEWALLS and the potential it has to build LA into a greater, more well-rounded cultural landscape. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Tomás Saraceno’s Amazing Web Installation" (via Beautiful/Decay)


"Tomás Saraceno takes the spider’s web as a starting point in Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider . Investigating how the gossamer thin filaments of these intricate webs are able to suspend life by way of intricate geometry, Saraceno suggests at a conceptual architectural proposal that relies on this most delicate and prehistoric system of life to take us into our future..." (via Beautiful/Decay)

On View: Jim Campbell's 'Exploding Views'//SFMOMA

Now through November 2012, Jim Campell's installation Exploding Views will be on view at the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art. "Exploded Views investigates the nuances of perception through a series of four different films, changing every two months. (-SFMOMA)" Learn more about the artist and this work in the video above.  Event Details: SFMOMA.org

Monday, March 26, 2012

Colossal Revisists Nike Savvas

"Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder was a 2005 installation by artist Nike Savvas at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The piece involved an immense array of suspended bouncy balls creating a dense field of color in the gallery space that was gently moved in waves by a nearby fan." (Via Colossal: Art and Design)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

On View: Noriko Ambe's 'Inner Water' (1 March-12 March 2012)

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"This spring the Warehouse Gallery presents New York City-based Japanese artist Noriko Ambe (b. 1967, Saitama). In her first US museum solo show, Ambe will create a new site-specific installation in the main gallery reflecting the tragic 2011 events in Japan through the use of video projections and her signature large-scale paper cutouts that evoke waves." (Via The Warehouse Gallery website)

"ZER01 Garage" (Via ArtPlace)

"ArtPlace funds ZERO1 to support two initiatives that complement one another. The Garage is one, where principles of artistic creativity will be applied to real world innovation challenges, and the other is the 2012 Biennial, which will focus on contemporary art expressed at the frontier of technology."(via ArtPlace)


Friday, March 23, 2012

Olafur Eliasson Rails Against 2012 Olympics

‘There’s not a lot to celebrate in the Olympics and I thought I would make a work of art that exposes some of the weaknesses of the Olympics.’ -Olafur Eliasson via Daily Mail UK

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Elmgreen & Dragset's Fourth Plinth, in London's Trafalgar Square" (Via Wallpaper* Magazine)

[The 'Powerless Structures, Fig. 101' statue in London's Trafalgar Square, Feb 29, 2012//Source]
"[Powerless Structures, Fig. 101] is sure to have its fans and detractors. Ironically (or perhaps deliberately, in this Olympic year), it is supposed to show that there is more to life than winning, and that the simple things in life must also be celebrated." (Via Wallpaper* Magazine)


AnOther Magazine Interviews Rob Montgomery


"For over a decade, Robert Montgomery has adorned the streets of various capital cities with phrases such as CIVILISATIONS COME AND GO LIKE AUTUMN RAIN and WHENEVER YOU SEE THE SUN REFELECTED IN THE WINDOW OF A BUILDING IT IS AN ANGEL in an effort to engage passers-by with his emotionally-charged, and often melancholic, abstract poetry. Working in the situationist tradition, he continues to relentlessly hijack advertising spaces in order to provide a reflective space in which a public so used to being psychologically bludgeoned into a consumerist daze can find some repsite from the relentless static of the modern world." (Via AnOther Magazine) 

"Alicia Martin's Book Sculptures" (Via Juxtapoz Magazine)


"Spain based artist, Alicia Martin, has created three site-specific installations using 5,000 books in each sculpture.  The series is titled “Biografies” and is located in Madrid, Spain." (Via Juxtapoz Magazine)

The RedBall Project\\Touring World Wide

Redball Project - Norwich

Artist Kurt Perschke has created a giant red ball made out of vinyl that is touring cities throughout the globe as we speak.  His objective with the ball is to activate the imagination of people in cultures world wide and inspire/remind them to play and live actively. 

An excerpt from his artist statement: Through the RedBall Project I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us...

The larger arc of the project is how each city responds to that invitation and, over time, what the developing story reveals about our individual and cultural imagination.

To see if the RedBall is coming to your city, visit RedBallProject.com.

"St. Louis to Host National Arts Conference" (Via STLToday)

"St. Louis will welcome artists and activists from across the country for “Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads,” a national convention that explores how the arts can create social change. The convention will be April 12-14 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel." (Via STLTODAY.com)

Krzysztof Wodiczko to Speak at PennDesign Lecture Series

[Krzysztof Wodiczko's War Veteran Vehicle project on display at Abandon Normal Devises 2009]

Penn State's School of Design and Department of Fine Arts has invited Krzysztof Wodiczko to speak at the Institute of Contemporary Art for their PennDesign Spring Lecture Series.  The lecture will take place on April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM (ET).

For more information on this event and the work of public projection artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, visit krzysztofwodiczko.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Uptown Palazzo Project" (Via New York Times)

 [photo by Librado Romero//Source]

"For the last several weeks a group of more than 30 artists — some well known, like Mel Chin, Sylvia Plachy and Bronx veterans like John Ahearn and the collective Tim Rollins and K.O.S. — have been at work in the [Andrew Freedman Home], turning old bedrooms and bathrooms into installations that mine the building’s eccentric history as a way of drawing in the life of the borough around it. 

An exhibition of the pieces — organized by No Longer Empty, a nonprofit art group that got its start in 2009 by using spaces made vacant by the recession — will open April 4, granting the public access to one of the city’s stranger Gilded Age palaces for the first time." (Via New York Times. Read More >>)

"A Special Award for Sarah Sze’s High Line Art Installation" (Via High Line Blog)

"This week, the US Art Critics Association (AICA-USA) announced its annual awards recognizing artists, curators, museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions for their work in the past year.

Topping the list in the category of “Best Project in a Public Space” was Sarah Sze for her High Line Art installation, Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat)."

Via the High Line Blog. Read More>>