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The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple Blasts Monks Into the Sky Above a Mountainside Amphitheater

Perched on the Songshan mountain in rural Henan, China, this new temple designed by Latvian architecture studio Mailītis Architects brings a whole new perspective to the legendary Shaolin monks: specifically an aerialperspective. The recently completed Shaolin Flying Monks Temple contains a one-of-a-kind levitation pavilion that houses a vertical wind tunnel designed in part by Aerodium that blasts participants toward...

Buttercream Succulents Decorate Edible Planters by Leslie Vigil

Two years ago Leslie Vigil decided to merge her love of succulents and baking, using buttercream to decorate cupcakes and multi-teared cakes with bountiful collections of aloe, cacti, and echeveria. The Southern California-based cake artist quickly discovered that the traditional tools and piping nozzles available on the market were geared towards petals and other flower-based designs. Vigil modified her materials with...

What is it? On monuments around the world appeared mysterious black slime

We understand that this may sound scary (like the scene of a horror movie, isn't it?). But this phenomenon has already begun to explore the American National Parks Service (NPS). A kind of mucus covers the most iconic sights around the world. Actually this mucus - microorganisms called biofilm. They paint the stone surface of the stone masterpieces in black. Since...

Speculative Paintings of a Graffiti-Covered Earth by Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes' newest series features subjects both manmade and natural, their common element being several layers of graffiti that cover a space shuttle, a melting iceberg, and even a whale’s tail. For the last ten years these marks had remained in the background of Keyes’ paintings, adding detail to the supporting elements of the environment rather than being integrated into...

Scientific tested Jesus’s tomb dates material there to the fourth century

Scientific testing at what is believed to be Jesus's tomb dates material there to the fourth century, supporting traditional beliefs surrounding the site, an expert involved in the study said Tuesday. The study offers no further evidence whether or not Jesus was actually buried at the site in Jerusalem, but was consistent with the historical belief that the Romans built...

Conceptual Sculptures by Dario Escobar Reflect the Product Displays of Popular Sporting Goods

Unlike Guatemalan conceptual artist Darío Escobar, most people who pass through the sporting goods section of a store would not pause to consider the accumulation of mass-produced industrial objects like soccer balls and the cultural value that they gain via those who consume them. Escobar’s sculptural works make use of balls that have had their patches removed and resewn inside...

A Five-Point Guide to Contemporary Artist Tom Sachs

The renowned creative's recent collaboration with Frank Ocean has the world's attention, but "professional handyman" Sachs has long been making treasure out of other people's trash If you’ve recently watched Frank Ocean’s much-lauded new visual album Endless (Blond’s immediate predecessor), you’ll already be au fait with the work of bricolage artist Tom Sachs; in it, Ocean builds a plywood ‘stairway...

Why This Is the Most Fascinating Building in Venice

Situated in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice stands an arresting 18th-century palace that holds one of the world's most astounding collections of modern art. Housing the personal collection of famed American socialite Peggy Guggenheim, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums for modern American and European art in Italy. But it’s not only a must-see...

The Metropolitan Museum Received A Gift From The Irving Family

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received $80 million from trustee Florence Irving and her husband, Herbert, who died last year at age 98. The donation is the largest financial gift the museum has received in its recent history, and it will be used toward establishing a new acquisitions endowment fund. Many acquisitions made through the fund,...

Manchester International Festival Is Coming

The bands New Order and Joy Division are inextricably bound with Manchester, with their music an integral part of the northern city’s cultural heritage and identity since the 1970s. The exhibition True Faith at Manchester Art Gallery (until 3 September) looks at the impact of the two groups of contemporary artists such as Mark Leckey, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Brown, Jeremy...

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