Considered one of the most dramatic Art Projects public art piece at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach artist Ai Weiwei has installed 100 glistening ceramic blue bubbles across a 600 sq. m area. The work took two years to create. “The individual porcelain pieces reflect the city lights and the water…Maybe the installation should rather be read as a metaphor for speculative bubbles of all kinds,”
"We took three small painted canvases and immersed them completely in water overnight. Then we put them in a freezer at minus 17 degrees centigrade. We did this ten times in a row and they appeared absolutely fine." read more
Bobby Neal Adams is a photographer whose works look at the transformation of the human body as it ages. He began experimenting with a technique he calls ‘photo surgery’ in the 1980s. this technique involves stitching together two different images to make them appear as one. ‘Agemaps’ takes photographs of different people as children and adults and mixes them together to create a new image.
On november 18th, the spanish government officially presented miquel barceló’s latest art installation in the UN’s palace of nations in geneva. The controversial work of art is a massive sculptural installation located on the domed ceiling of the building’s newly created human rights and alliance of civilizations chamber. The work consists of multi-coloured stalactite forms that appear to be dripping from the ceiling.
Then 2008 rolled around, and I suddenly found myself living in the middle of a total disaster. My life was a total mess. I had just quit my gallery and was struggling again with my work. All of the plans that I had had for living on Easy Street were totally blowing up in my face.
An art show that opens and closes on the same day. The show, called "Naivete" features 14 different artists and takes place this Friday between 8 and 10 p.m. at 286 Mulberry Street in New York City. Above a piece by Reka Reisinger. An image of Yosemite from her series of photographs of her cut out self-portrait shot in different environments.via
Pamela Latrimore, 42, has cancer, arthritis, and no insurance. So the Fort Pierce, Florida woman is hoping to make some cash auctioning off an MRI of her brain that contains an image of the Virgin Mary.
"It was an odd moment when I walked into that first gallery in Chelsea and saw a large white desk with a head poking up from the top edge of the computer screen. I took out my camera, carefully framing and exposing the scene, and the head never moved or took notice of my gaze. As I walked around that booming Chelsea neighborhood of art galleries, I began to notice a trend: at some of the biggest galleries there are giant entry desks, where the top of the head of the desk sitter is often the only other human presence. This leads me to wonder, in this digital world of email and instant messaging that supposedly makes us more connected, are we also setting up barriers to the simple eye to eye contact that affirms our humanity?"by Andy Freeberg
Belgian artistArne Quinzehas created an installation calledThe Sequenceoutside the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Quinze designed The Sequence for the Festival of Politics at the Flemish Parliament last month; it will remain in place for at least five years .
At some point a third of the way into Charlie Kaufman's new film "Synecdoche, New York," Hazel, brilliantly played by Samantha Morton, goes to a house she proposes to rent (buy?) with a real-estate agent. They discuss its merits and demerits, never mentioning that the place is on fire, with flames leaping about and smoke filling every room. Whenever we revisit Hazel in her house, the flames are crackling away, but the house hasn't burned down and no one says anything. Eventually, after she ages with fantastic verisimilitude, she dies. Smoke inhalation, someone speculates idly. Otherwise, never any indication of why, never the slightest surprise. The fire just is.