Kaelen Wilson-Goldie’s new book, “Beautiful, Gruesome, and True” considers how art may operate as a proxy for political discourse in places where free speech has been suppressed. Continue reading
As U.N. Climate Talks Continued in Egypt, Protesters Simultaneously Targeted Sculptures in Three European CitiesNovember 19, 2022
A sculpture by Charles Ray that stands outside the Bourse de Commerce in Paris was doused in orange paint. Continue reading
In Keita Morimoto’s paintings, soft yellow streetlights, LED shop signs, and clinical beams of a public transit stop expose the discomfiting nature of perpetual surveillance. Working in acrylic and oil, the Japanese artist explores the scenes of daily commutes, walks with friends, and trips to a vending machine. He shrouds his streets with shadows that add a mysterious aura to the works, a feeling bolstered by the anonymity of the places and people. More
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After picking up a copy of Japanese artist Sanzo Wada’s A Dictionary of Color Combinations a few years ago, Charles Young decided to divert the course of his otherwise monochromatic body of work. The Scottish artist, who is currently based in Edinburgh, has accumulated an extensive archive of tiny buildings, transportation, and public architecture all created in white paper. The stark structures number well into the thousands and together, sprawl into massive miniature metropolises. More
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Although a New York Times report prophesied its end, the ecosystem there is very much alive. Continue reading
Designed for Leisure, Sarah Ross’ ‘Archisuits’ Question the Inhospitable Environments of American CitiesNovember 2, 2022
Among American cities, Los Angeles has a reputation for being particularly car-centric, and it lacks the infrastructure for walkability or a robust public transit system. This choice of design is inherently political, as it makes commutes and travel across neighborhoods more inaccessible for people who don’t drive.
There’s also the fact that public spaces available to pedestrians generally aren’t constructed with comfort in mind, an issue Chicago-based artist Sarah Ross sought to remedy back in 2005 with the satirical Archisuits. More
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As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the United States, Santa Fe has long enchanted visitors with its rich history and unquestionable beauty. Situated at the base of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe’s tranquil yet rugged environs engender both inspiration and isolation, providing ideal conditions for a multicolored artistic paradise […] Continue reading
Samsung Saga: The Donation of Lee Kun-hee’s Multibillion-Dollar Art Collection Has Sparked an Ongoing Debate in South Korea Over How to Show ItSeptember 28, 2022
Plans to build a museum in northern Seoul dedicated to the donation of some 20,000 artworks and antiquities amassed by the late collector have been controversial in the country. Continue reading
Towering far above their real-life counterparts, the wild specimens that populate Mona Caron’s murals emphasize nature’s inherent beauty and resilience. Clusters of pink petals peek out from behind curled milkweed leaves in Denver, while the wispy stalks of a euphorbia plant sprout flowering tendrils on an apartment complex in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Many of the botanic murals shown here are part of the San Francisco-based artist’s ongoing Weeds series, which places flourishing plants among largely urban environments as a metaphor for the endurance of the natural world. More Continue reading
Artists Guadalupe Maravilla and Mariana Parisca Partner with PPOW Gallery on Donation Fund for Asylum Seekers in New YorkSeptember 15, 2022
The asylum seekers are arriving to New York from Texas, as part of a policy by Governor Greg Abbott. Continue reading
Klein published a series of groundbreaking photo books on New York, Rome, and Tokyo. Continue reading
While art history and art criticism overlap as disciplines, we usually tend to think of the latter as writing the first draft of the former. Continue reading
“Chieftaincy is truly the backbone and root of our Ghanaian culture,” said Benissan. Continue reading
Cory Feder (previously featured here). some works made in recent times that are all interconnected and here are some words: My feelings about travel have changed significantly after life during the pandemic. I used to study and take notes of my external landscape heavily as I was constantly in movement, visiting many different cities and … Continued Continue reading
The man collected stone fragments during a tour of the Sumerian city of Eridu. Continue reading
A profound sense of curiosity and a search for answers consumes Chiharu Shiota’s practice. The Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist is known for her massive installations that crisscross and intertwine string into mesh-like labyrinths. Simultaneously dense in construction and delicate and airy, the site-specific works rely on negative space and a recurring theme of “absence in existence,” Shiota tells Louisiana Channel in a new interview.
Chronicling the artist’s evolution and surveying her works across decades, the short film visits her Berlin studio, where a suspended boat hangs from the ceiling and Shiota shares some childhood paintings. More Continue reading
Bell Brown is a rising star at the museum. Continue reading
At the heart of Zadok Ben-David’s Natural Reserve on view at Kew Gardens is a low-lying plot sprouting nearly 1,000 plant species. The sprawling, ecologically diverse installation, which has traveled to multiple cities like Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Paris since 2006, is titled “Blackfield,” a name tied to the flowers’ dualistic nature: one side captures the vibrancy of life through bright, fantastical colors, while the other is painted entirely black. More Continue reading