installation by Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol, Museo D’Arte Contemporanae Roma
The new installation by Bik Van der Pol – a house with hundreds of butterflies inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s popular Farnsworth House – is the work chosen to inaugurate the new wing of the MACRO museum.
(4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011)
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North Gallery installation view @ Marian Goodman Gallery
a quote we like:
“People, buying my stuff, can take it wherever they go and can rebuild it if they choose. If they keep it in their heads, that’s fine too. They don’t have to buy it to have it – they can have it just by knowing it. Anyone making a reproduction of my art is making art just as valid as art as if I had made it.”
Through January 21, 2011
A stunningly beautiful installation Continue Reading
Photo © Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes
Spanish photographer’s desolate yet beautiful images….
Upon reading of Namibia’s abandoned diamond mines, Lanzarote/Barcelona-based photographer Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes, set himself on one day documenting the ghost towns and disused properties that had been, over time, ravaged by the unforgiving Namib desert.
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© Bertrand Fèvre
The first prize of the International Creation of Limoges Porcelain Award was given to the 33-piece suspended sculpture of porcelain, Ceci n’est pas (70 x 100 x 70 cm) by Bertrand Fèvre, invoking the infamous Rene Magritte painting, La trahison des images (1928–29). The artist, playing with materiality, utility, scale, volume, symbology, and perspective, confronts the inherent duality and contradictions of the quotidian, while praising issues of universality, heritage and craftsmanship. For three generations, the Raynaud family has created the renown Limoges porcelain chinaware. Limoges, in west-central France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is world-famous for its 19th century porcelain, medieval enamels on copper and oak barrels used in aging Cognac Continue Reading
Photo © Stephen Tamiesie
Yep, it’s more about the photographer than the house today …see/read more »
STEPHEN TAMIESIE PHOTOGRAPHY
A three-dimensional map of the lower Manhattan skyline made of a Jell-O-like material by Liz Hickok, from the exhibition, You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery till 5 November 2010. Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by theorist Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.”
“Susie and Friends” © 2010 Alex Prager
After almost a month of action-packed openings, the New York art scene is looking like a considerably calmer and more relaxed place this week. Upcoming openings are quieter affairs …read the rest of this article @ ARTINFO.com »