Ingrid Schaffner, Lauded Curator Behind 2018 Carnegie International, Heads to Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TexasFebruary 20, 2020
She had overseen a closely watched exhibitions program at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia for 15 years. Continue reading
In 1832, artist John Jesse Barker added depth to a drawing by Philadelphia-based William G. Mason to create an optical illusion titled “Horizontorium.” Part of a tradition of anamorphic works, this depiction of the Bank of Philadelphia is one of the two surviving works looking at the historic financial building designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. At the time, it was the unofficial bank of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that sat at the southwest corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. More Continue reading
Eyal Weizman said that the revocation of his visa points to larger issues about borders. Continue reading
Japan-based artist Ayumi Shibata (previously) constructs intricate paper cities and natural landscapes that both fit in the palm of her hand and are expansive enough to pass through on foot. Using dozens of layers of paper for a single project, Shibata carves miniature houses, clouds, and tree-filled forests that eventually are illuminated in glass vessels, stored safely in a book, or erected in large-scale installations.
The artist tells Colossal that she doesn’t use pencil outlines, in part because the white paper isn’t durable enough to be erased if there’s an error. More Continue reading
See more images below or on display from February 20 until March 28. For some time now, we’ve known how much the Jullien brothers have in common: a quirky passion for science-fiction, haemoglobin and aliens… a shared universe that allows them to create in unison a multifaceted range of pro- jects. From their early collaborations … Continued Continue reading
Concerns Over Britain Returning Elgin Marbles to Greece Arise as E.U. Drafts Brexit Negotiating MandateFebruary 18, 2020
A Greek official denied that the mandate was meant to address returning the Parthenon sculptures. Continue reading
Paging through a photo album detailing every moment of a friend’s poolside vacation might not be a riveting activity, but flipping through Angela Mckay’s sketchbooks filled with tiny paintings of her travels certainly is. The Brooklyn-based pattern designer and illustrator of Okhii Studio documents the lush scenery, cavernous waters, and hilly villages she sees on the streets of Lagos, Calamosche Beach on Italy’s southern coast, and in Joshua Tree National Park. Mckay generally positions her miniature paintings against the real-life backdrop, juxtaposing the two depictions that she then shares on Instagram. More Continue reading
Suzanne Jackson’s exhibition at Ortuzar Projects was an autobiography in visual form. Continue reading
Justine Haupt, a developer of astronomy instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory, spent the last three years developing a device that strips away all of the non-phone functions of modern smartphones. The Portable Wireless Electronic Digital Rotary Telephone (aka Rotary Cellphone) does not have a touchscreen, menus, or other superfluous features. It fits in Haupt’s pocket, and it makes calls.
The first version of Haupt’s anti-smartphone was made using a cellphone radio development board. More Continue reading
Andrea Love (previously) is back with a new heart-felt animation detailing the journey of a six-year-old girl named Tulip. An adaptation of Hans Christen Anderson’s Thumbelina, the 8-minute short film will chronicle Tulip’s adventures navigating a dense garden after being born from a flower. “We wanted to create a contemporary adaptation of Thumbelina that allows Tulip to be a child, free from a love-story ending and able to find home in more places than one, while maintaining the original story’s themes of risk, adventure and magic,” a statement about the project says. More Continue reading
Zynga founder Mark Pincus’s donation was announced at a party that also included a surprise performance by Grimes. Continue reading
In his furniture-like sculptures, the artist merges American and African concepts of functional design. Continue reading