1. alecshao:

    Ha Schult - Love Letters (2001): hundreds of thousands of love letters sent in from throughout the world and enlarged to cover the old Berlin Postfuhramt (post office)

  2. theparisreview:

Word inspiration: Edgar Degas, Marina Sunset (1869).

    theparisreview:

    Word inspiration: Edgar Degas, Marina Sunset (1869).

  3. thirteenny:

    A very interesting representation of space, the full installation can be found at the Bridge Gallery. 

    industrialist:

    FreelandBuck’s Slipstream installation at the Bridge Gallery in New York - a physical structure that confronts that leap directly, translating a 2-dimensional digital line drawing into 3-dimensional space.

  4. untitled-mag:

Marina Abramovic, “The Artist is Present,” made people hate their snuggies

Hilarious.
If it makes you curious about Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present,” we have info here.

    untitled-mag:

    Marina Abramovic, “The Artist is Present,” made people hate their snuggies

    Hilarious.

    If it makes you curious about Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present,” we have info here.

  5. A year ago, the University of Wyoming’s Art Museum commissioned an outdoor sculpture from British artist Chris Drury. “Carbon Sink” was a 36-foot-diameter vortex of logs killed by pine beetles atop a bed of Wyoming coal. The artist said he wanted to draw a connection between Wyoming’s extractive industries and damage wrought by climate change (which has encouraged a devastating pine beetle infestation across the West). Following this year’s commencement — less than a year later — the sculpture was gone: the logs put in a scrap heap, and the coal into the university’s power plant. More.
(Photo: Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink.” Courtesy of Chris Drury.)

    A year ago, the University of Wyoming’s Art Museum commissioned an outdoor sculpture from British artist Chris Drury. “Carbon Sink” was a 36-foot-diameter vortex of logs killed by pine beetles atop a bed of Wyoming coal. The artist said he wanted to draw a connection between Wyoming’s extractive industries and damage wrought by climate change (which has encouraged a devastating pine beetle infestation across the West). Following this year’s commencement — less than a year later — the sculpture was gone: the logs put in a scrap heap, and the coal into the university’s power plant. More.

    (Photo: Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink.” Courtesy of Chris Drury.)
  6. The poster reads “Be born again. Dr. Kim Plastic Surgeon. 3F” — precious.

    The poster reads “Be born again. Dr. Kim Plastic Surgeon. 3F” — precious.

  7. Artist Leonor Caraballo and her husband, Abou Farmanhas, have come up with a new approach to representing breast cancer: they make bronze models of real tumors, created from MRI scans, that can be worn or displayed.
"For me it’s a reminder that I’m here and this thing is out of my body," said Caraballo, who is a cancer survivor. "And I feel more powerful than it." More.
(Photo: A sculpture of a tumor made by caraballo-farman for Object Breast Cancer. Courtesy of caraballo-farman.)

    Artist Leonor Caraballo and her husband, Abou Farmanhas, have come up with a new approach to representing breast cancer: they make bronze models of real tumors, created from MRI scans, that can be worn or displayed.

    "For me it’s a reminder that I’m here and this thing is out of my body," said Caraballo, who is a cancer survivor. "And I feel more powerful than it." More.

    (Photo: A sculpture of a tumor made by caraballo-farman for Object Breast Cancer. Courtesy of caraballo-farman.)

  8. John James Audubon’s life-sized paintings of American birds have had a profound effect on the study of natural history. In the 1800s, the collection of Audubon’s large portraits were made into a book called “Audubon’s Birds of America.” One of the complete original sets is housed at Amherst College in Massachusetts. More.
(Image: Plate from “Birds of America” by John James Audubon, featuring the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. From Wikipedia.)

    John James Audubon’s life-sized paintings of American birds have had a profound effect on the study of natural history. In the 1800s, the collection of Audubon’s large portraits were made into a book called “Audubon’s Birds of America.” One of the complete original sets is housed at Amherst College in Massachusetts. More.

    (Image: Plate from “Birds of America” by John James Audubon, featuring the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. From Wikipedia.)

  9. Julius Popp’s “BIT.FALL” offers up a waterfall of words. (Photo courtesy of the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.)
How BIT.FALL works: A machine creates words composed of tiny water droplets that fall like rain from the ceiling. The words may seem random, but they’re actually quite timely. A computer trawls news websites and uses a statistical algorithm to select the words.
The installation is part of an exhibit called “Surface Tension” that focuses on water: its movement, its growing scarcity, its contaminants, and its power to heal. More.

    Julius Popp’s “BIT.FALL” offers up a waterfall of words. (Photo courtesy of the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.)

    How BIT.FALL works: A machine creates words composed of tiny water droplets that fall like rain from the ceiling. The words may seem random, but they’re actually quite timely. A computer trawls news websites and uses a statistical algorithm to select the words.

    The installation is part of an exhibit called “Surface Tension” that focuses on water: its movement, its growing scarcity, its contaminants, and its power to heal. More.

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