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Shiny Art-World Celebrities Turn Out for Performa’s Metal Ball

Mon, 2008-11-17 23:45
The contemporary-art market took a sobering blow in last week's auctions, but the hundreds of people who turned out for Performa's Metal Ball on Saturday found the mood to be redolent less of 1929 Wall Street than of 1929 Wiemar, Germany. Inspired by the Metallic Festival of that year thrown by Bauhaus artist Oscar Schlemmer, the $1,000-per-plate dinner and dance party featured a scattering of performances throughout the evening, including a theremin recital accompanied by a video from artist

20 Strange Sculptures (Part I)

Mon, 2008-11-17 18:59
I really hate people taking photos near the sculptures. When I was traveling around the Europe with my friends, I just couldn’t get why people think that they have to make a photo near every sculpture. Is it in our genes? Or is there some kind of magnet in those sculptures? Well ok, there might be some sculptures that I would like to have a photo standing near them… Check this awesome list of 20 strange sculptures around the world. 1. Vomiting Fountain Sculpture, London, UK (Image credits: a

World’s Most Unique Bus Stops

Sat, 2008-11-15 17:58
Ventura, California - Creation of Dennis Oppenheim Unknown - Do a stunt or 2 while waiting for the bus? London - Created by Bruno Taylor Dubai - You cannot expect millionaires to wait with the bus without some air-conditioning do you? Germany - Now you finally get a chance to experience what Homer Simpson feels like vegetating on his couch every episode. Unknown - Handy light sabers for you if you ever need to fight off another person trying to take your spot on the bus. So

World’s Most Unique Bus Stops

Fri, 2008-11-14 13:16
Here is what happen when creativity meets public transportation. Ventura, California - Creation of Dennis Oppenheim Unknown - Do a stunt or 2 while waiting for the bus? London - Created by Bruno Taylor Dubai - You cannot expect millionaires to wait with the bus without some air-conditioning do you? Germany - Now you finally get a chance to experience what Homer Simpson feels like vegetating on his couch every episode. Unknown - Handy light sabers for you if you ever need to fi

Simon Critchley at Cabinet

Fri, 2008-10-31 16:34
Simon Critchley: The Heights of Ecstasy 8-10pm Friday 31 October 2008 Cabinet - 300 Nevins St, Broolyn NY Tonight at Cabinet's new event and exhibition space in Brooklyn, philosopher Simon Critchley will deliver a performance lecture, or sermon, while situated in a very tall wooden chair. Ever faithful to the Cabinet aesthetic, the lecture's topic will quite naturally be elevation: on thinking, ecstasy, and self-deification. The event is co-presented by the Slought Foundation, a Philladelphi

Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. Land Art 1968-2008

Thu, 2008-10-23 05:12
El proyecto Latitudes presenta este 25 de octubre en Madrid la última proyección de su programa de film y video "Una estaca en el lodo, un hoyo en la cinta. El campo expandido del Land Art, 1968-2008". La cita es en el Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid, de 12 a 2:30 pm. Es una pena que el programa de Latitudes que se ha paseado por varios lados no haya podido pasar por Lima, ya que incluso se incluye una obra realizada precisamente por Francis Alys en nuestra capital.Como ya dije en o

Andy Goldsworthy et le Land Art

Wed, 2008-10-15 15:05
En cherchant (comme souvent) tout à fait autre chose sur le net, j’ai retrouvé avec plaisir ces deux créations Arc qui allient éléments de nature et intervention éphémère de l’homme et dont j'ignorais le nom de leur auteur. Parc de l'Université de New York J'en ai appris un peu plus maintenant, alors je vous en dis quelques mots. Andy Goldsworthy et le Land Art Né en 1956 dans le comté de Cheshire en Angleterre, Andy Goldsworthy passe son enfance dans le Yorkshire. Dans les années

Interesting Bus-Stops around the World

Tue, 2008-10-14 14:03
I believe that every one of us has waited for a bus in a bus-stop at least one time in our lifetimes. And I am pretty sure that 99% of them were absolutely dull and boring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Look at these interesting bus stops, and if you happen to see one too, don’t forget to take a picture and send it to us. Bus-Stop in Dubai (Image credits:elvis_payne) Probably the most advanced bus-stop on this list - fully enclosed with air conditioning. It stands near Burj al Arab an

Bending Nature at The Franklin Park Conservatory

Thu, 2008-10-09 21:00
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the preview of the new Bending Nature exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory. This new installation includes works by 15 artists including Dorothy Gill Barnes (Columbus), David Byrne (NYC), Dennis Oppenheim (NYC), Shigeo Kawashima (Kanagawa, Japan) and many others. This exhibit is part of an ongoing program at the Franklin Park Conservatory to more strongly connect the art world with the horticultural world. Several of the artists will be prese

cool bus stops around the world

Thu, 2008-10-09 06:36
This increible bus stop was designed by Dennis Oppenheim in Ventura, California This bus stop allows skaters to go on a mini ramp attached to a bus stop--it's a Quiksilver ad Swing on a Bus Stop in London, part of Bruno Taylor's "Playful Spaces" art project Air-conditioned bus stop, presumably near Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai The Simpsons Bus stop in Germany, advertising for the movie This Star Wars "faux light saber" bus stop ad lights up at night. The caption says "Use Only In C

Sweetness in Seattle

Thu, 2008-10-02 15:09
In Seattle this week for a speaking gig, where I always seem to find myself at the Olympic Sculpture Park, quite possibly one of my favorite places on the planet. The team at Weiss/Manfredi designed huge swaths of grass and native plants that bridge a glass box on the hillside with the industrial waterfront, zig zagging over cars, trains, bikes and people, pulling Seattle Art Museum’s annex all the way down to Elliott Bay. First stop is the cafe where Geoff McFetridge’s In the Mind exhibit

Dennis Oppenheim

Thu, 2008-10-02 06:00
Dennis Oppeheim, known for his experimentation in land art and body art, is now exhibiting new work at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. Cactus Grove features colorful, exuberant, architectural sculptures of cacti - a lighthearted but characteristic venture for an artist who has spent the last forty years adventurously challenging the way people interact with space and nature. Oppenheim has used a span of materials, including fiber glass, side walk grating, galvanized steel, doors and windows, to e

ANDY GOLDSWORTHY (suite)

Wed, 2008-10-01 18:24
D'abord quelques mots sur le Land Art. Le land art est une tendance de l'art contemporain, utilisant le cadre et les matériaux de la nature (bois, terre, pierres, sable, rocher, etc.). Le plus souvent, les œuvres sont à l'extérieur, exposées aux éléments, et soumises à l'érosion naturelle ; ainsi, certaines ont disparu et il ne reste que leur souvenir photographique. Les premières œuvres ont été réalisées dans les paysages désertiques de l'Ouest américain à la fin des années 1960. Les œuvres le

Permanent link to Upside Down Homes and Buildings

Tue, 2008-09-30 06:10
Upside Down Homes and Buildings September 30, 2008 at 7:10 am · Filed under Pictures, Architecture, Travel & Places, Art & Craft Photo: Chromatist Photography Are you upside down on your property? Well, maybe you’ll feel better after taking a look at homes and buildings that are actually upside down. Or maybe not. Urlesque has a pretty neat gallery of upside down buildings from around the world. This one above is actually a 1997 art installation at Harbour Green Park, Vancouver, Canada b

Upside Down Homes and Buildings

Tue, 2008-09-30 05:10
Photo: Chromatist Photography Are you upside down on your property? Well, maybe you’ll feel better after taking a look at homes and buildings that are actually upside down. Or maybe not. Urlesque has a pretty neat gallery of upside down buildings from around the world. This one above is actually a 1997 art installation at Harbour Green Park, Vancouver, Canada by Dennis Oppenheim titled "Device to Root out Evil." ("A country church is seen balancing on it’s steeple, as if it had been lifted b

Zacheta National Gallery of Art presents Revolutions 1968

Mon, 2008-09-29 12:31
Zacheta National Gallery of Art Dorothy Iannone The Next Great Moment in History is Ours, 1970. Photo Jochen Littkemann, courtesy Air de Paris. “Revolutions 1968″ September 16 - November 9, 2008 Zacheta National Gallery of Art Pl. Malachowskiego 3 00-916 Warsaw, Poland phone (+ 48 22) 827 58 54 press@zacheta.art.pl http://www.zacheta.art.pl The year 1968 is a time of the culmination of a great number of wildly different political and social tensions. Protests, unrest and demonstra

Art & soul

Sat, 2008-09-27 14:00
(image credit: Kurt Wenner) Three outdoor works of art by Dennis Oppenheim Top 5 amazing kinetic sculpture videos Top 10 creative responses to junk mail Top 10 most strange monuments 10 of the world's most amazing 3D street artists: from sidewalk sketches to awesome wall murals 10 pieces of stolen artwork 10 really large creative works Unusual art from everyday materials: 16 Post-It Note pranks, sculptures and murals 20 most fascinating prehistoric paintings 20 things you didn't know about Leo

Ten Crazy Weird Building Designs

Wed, 2008-09-24 12:40
The Netherlands never really was a desert, but the designers down at UCX Architects in Amsterdam created this apartment complex called The Urban Cactus, anyway. Sure looks weird; though not half as weird as the Babelfish translation of the designers’ description, which goes like: “Urban Cactus are themselves to the head of this back edge and belong as an object more at this green vein then at the surrounding urban structure.” You betcha! To be inaugurated next year before Be

Oppenheim cirkusz

Thu, 2008-09-11 07:43
Dennis Oppenheim művész és szobrász. Alkotásait egy szóval megmagyarázni nem érdemes és többel sem könnyű. Közel áll furcsához, a káoszhoz és a lehetetlenhez, általában nyakatekert és legtöbbször meghökkentő. 1967 óta borzolja a kedélyeket monumentális alkotásaival, amelyek olyanok mintha egy szürrealista cirkuszmester vonalzóval csattogtatna ostor helyett és olyan intenzitással, hogy minden csattintásra egy-egy meghökkentő kreáció jut. Körülbelül ilyen Oppenheim cirkusza:

Update: Dennis Oppenheim's "Bus Home" is a "a monument to governmental waste and stupidity"

Wed, 2008-09-10 03:33
Photo link. Last week, I mentioned how great Dennis Oppenheim's artwork was, including "Bus Home" in Ventura, CA. A commenter claimed that the work was "universally hated" in Ventura. Intrigued, I did a little research. Universally hated might be a little strong, but the project was certainly deeply flawed. As in, the paint has decayed, leading to rust, and Bus Home doesn't provide shelter when it rains. In June, only six years after Bus Home was unveiled, the city began repairs expected to