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Tate Modern Marks Centenary Of 1917 Revolution With Monumental Sculpture

Today Tate Modern unveiled a monumental steel sculpture by the artist Erik Bulatov, installed on the terrace outside the gallery to mark the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. The work consists of the word ‘forward’ spelled out four times in Cyrillic letters, each standing ten feet high and arranged in a wide circle. It will remain on...

Traveling Landscapes: Miniature Ecosystems Tucked Inside Vintage Suitcases by Kathleen Vance

As part of her ongoing series titled Traveling Landscapes, New York-based artist Kathleen Vance constructs entire landscapes inside of old steamer trunks and repurposed luggage. Many of the pieces incorporate real running water, soil, and living plant life to form encapsulated environments, though others are constructed from common model making materials and resin. The pieces are intended to speak...

Unusual Vintage Film Cameras That Were Created from Colored Paper by Lee Ji-Hee

Korean artist Lee Ji-hee builds paper models of old film cameras, recreating the details of their every mechanism through the expertly folded paper. Although his paper cameras match the original in every aspect of their form, the colors he selects for his designs are much different. Instead of matching the black, brown, and gray color schemes consistent with the 1952...

Museo D’arte Della Svizzera Italiana Opens a Major Exhibition of Works by Wolfgang Laib

From 3 September 2017 to 7 January 2018, MASI hosts a major monographic exhibition dedicated to Wolfgang Laib, a German artist whose work in the contemporary artistic scene stands out for its essentialness, clarity, and depth of thought. The exhibition project, planned in close collaboration with the artist himself, comprises 50 works, including sculptures, photographs, drawings, and installations that...

Major Exhibition In Mississippi Presents 175 Works By 100 Artists

Picturing Mississippi, 1817–2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, the landmark exhibition exploring Mississippi identity, commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood. Illuminating the perception and depiction of Mississippi over more than 200 years, the exhibition showcases 175 works by 100 artists who either resided in the state, visited, or lived elsewhere and were compelled to respond to a...

Hand-Built Porcelain Sculptures by Nuala O’Donovan Mimic Fractal Patterns Found in Nature

Irish artist Nuala O’Donovan sculpts intricate hand-built porcelain forms that resemble fractal patterns found in nature. Borrowing from shapes found in coral, teasel flowers, and pinecones, O’Donovan examines not only patterns, but irregularities that arise from random or unexpected events. From her artist statement: The result of using the characteristics of fractal geometry in making decisions regarding the form of...

How Tara Donovan “Plays” Cards In The Name Of Art

Tara Donovan’s most modern wall sculptures at pace Gallery are composed of lots of white styrene playing cards that are in my view stacked, glued, and turned around ninety stages. It’s easy. It’s also the most breathtaking element I’ve seen on a wall all 12 months. every of the 30 works inside the gallery feels certainly impossible – the...

New Gallery Exhibition Models Emerge in Global Art Trading Landscape

The full analysis of the shifting gallery landscape from city-center 'retail' locations to destination exhibitions is available to AMMpro subscribers. The first month of AMMpro subscriptions are free. You can cancel at any time. The New York Times takes a shot at a trend piece on the gallery landscape in New York after a series of recent closings. After some stabs at...

Anish Kapoor – One Of The Most Influential Sculptors of Our Time

What does it mean to be an artist, to create art? If the artist bears responsibility, then what is this responsibility? What kind of? What should be the artist's workshop? The British-Indian Anish Kapur gives his answer to these questions; Tells about the color, the role of sexuality in their work, about space inside out. The importance of cultural...

New Geometric Paper Sculptures from Matthew Shlian

Ara 211, 2016, Paper, 48 x 83 x 6 in. Paper artist Matthew Shlian combines his talent for sculpture with a knack for engineering, producing geometric works that are composed of tight-knit tessellations. Shlian’s receptively folded works have lead to collaborations with scientists at the University of Michigan, together working to visualize research by translating paper structures to micro folds. “Researchers...

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