Milan based artist/designer duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla work under the name of Carnovsky. Their RGB project explores the use of light, filters and primary colors to create RGB installations that transform under different lights.
Judith Ann Braun takes on a familiar method of child’s play to the next level of skillful craftsmanship. By using her own fingers dipped in charcoal as a brush to translate her visual strategies, she ‘feels’ her way through a given space, giving new meaning to the relationship between an artist and his/her canvas. The results are quite striking and one can’t help but admire the laborious achievement and its intricate aesthetic.
Photos from http://judithannbraun.com
Trailer for street artist JR’s new documentary film “Inside Out” set to run on HBO:
This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular ‘INSIDE OUT’. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street. We witness young and old taking ownership of walls that were previously restricted and in doing so testing the limits of what they thought was possible. In capturing the process, Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of image and the role that art can play in transforming communities.
An official Documentary Feature Spotlight selection at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, the film will premiere at the SVA Theatre on West 23rd Street, on Saturday, April 20th and debut exclusively on HBO on Monday, May 20th at 9pm ET/PT.
More Info at Inside Out Project
Klutch has been making a mess for over three decades. From his work with the early 1980′s hardcore punk scene and the legendary Skull Skates, to painting backgrounds for ads in Vogue, his work has appeared around the world on t-shirts, skateboards, city walls, magazines, and galleries. In 2005 the suite he created at San Francisco’s Hotel Des Arts was featured in Time magazine’s annual “Best Of” issue. Since then he has accomplished very little.
In Of Ice and Movement, Klutch builds and installation which is a sculptural representation of glacial rust, intended as a metaphor for the constant yet invisible to the naked eye process of personal growth. All work, over 125 handmade wooden columns, was produced over the past 6 weeks exclusively for this show, and this is the only time they will be shown or sold in Portland.
We did a check in with Jeremy Fish at his North Beach, San Francisco last night, just to chat and take a few snap shots of what he has in store for his show at our FIFTY24SF Gallery, Where Hearts Get Left. All we are going to say is, you will be very, very surprised… there is a ton of great work going into this show… from the installation each piece of work. The Lower Haight is in for a special night on July 14…
Artist Tom Sachs takes his SPACE PROGRAM to the next level with a four week mission to Mars that recasts the 55,000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall as an immersive space odyssey with an installation of dynamic and meticulously crafted sculptures. Using his signature bricolage technique and simple materials that comprise the daily surrounds of his New York studio, Sachs engineers the component parts of the mission—exploratory vehicles, mission control, launch platforms, suiting stations, special effects, recreational amenities, and Mars landscape—exposing as much the process of their making as the complexities of the culture they reference.
The show opens on May 16, 2012.
SPACE PROGRAM: MARS is a demonstration of all that is necessary for survival, scientific exploration, and colonization in extraterrestrial environs: from food delivery systems and entertainment to agriculture and human waste disposal. Sachs and his studio team of thirteen will man the installation, regularly demonstrating the myriad procedures, rituals, and tasks of their mission. The team will also “lift off” to Mars several times throughout their residency at the Armory, with real-time demonstrations playing out various narratives from take-off to landing, including planetary excursions, their first walk on the surface of Mars, collecting scientific samples, and photographing the surrounding landscape.
Beneath the compulsive tinkerer’s mentality and ribald wit that permeate SPACE PROGRAM: MARS, and Sachs’ work at-large, is a conceptual underpinning that addresses serious and profound issues—namely the commodification of abstract concepts such as originality, shock, newness, and mystery—expressing them in the personal and physical terms of production and process. With the recent shuttering of NASA’s shuttle program and the shifting focus towards privatized space travel, SPACE PROGRAM: MARS takes on timely significance within Sachs’s work, which provokes reflection on the haves and have-nots, utopian follies and dystopian realities, while asking barbed questions of modern creativity that relate to conception, production, consumption, and circulation.
SPACE PROGRAM: MARS is organized by Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time and is curated by Creative Time President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak and Park Avenue Armory Consulting Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds.
From The Citrus Report
Basim Magdy‘s stainless steel basketball hoop. An odd piece of industrial design. The fact that this is a subway vent is quite brilliant in our book.
Full caption: Good Things Happen When You Least Expect Them, 2010, stainless steel subway vent cover and clear blown glass.
Installation view Street and Studio – From Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien
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