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:

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

"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

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

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>>