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Violent Garden by Fawn Rogers: Mirroring the delicacy and prevailing determinacy of nature versus human nature

Violent Garden is an installation of sculptures comprised of wood, nails, soil, deconstructed photographs of natural light, mirrors, urban ash, ostrich eggshells, and other natural and artificial materials. Through a mixture of elements, the installation mirrors the delicacy and prevailing determinacy of nature versus human nature. Using materials that invoke both conflict and construction, Violent Garden invites the viewer to consider notions of autonomy and evolution. The project highlights themes of individual power and the primal self. Through these sculptures, Rogers questions the dynamic between spirit, body, and matter, and examines the interplay between industrial progress and the violence of the natural world. Fawn Rogers is a contemporary multimedia artist primarily using a conceptual approach to photography, painting, video, sculpture and installation. Born in Portland, Oregon, Rogers currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Source Lees verder

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Life Imitates Art Imitates Life: Artist Jen Lewin to unveil her largest interactive sculpture to date

Interactive sculptor Jen Lewin is returning to Burning Man this August 27 – September 4, 2017, with her latest piece, Aqueous, a 10,000 square foot illuminated and interactive light sculpture. This installation marks Lewin’s fifth honorarium from Burning Man and her eighteenth year participating in the annual festival. “I wanted to create a global, interactive and traveling work that could evoke the evolution of symmetry and beauty seen in organic systems,“ says Lewin. ““Every decision in the creation of this work, from its thousands of lines of internal code to its custom form generation, its custom wiring harnesses, custom hardware and even the customized shipping crates, focus on making a work that can truly move and interact with the community throughout the world. These decisions are part of the core of the artwork itself.” Inspired directly from looking the evolution of symmetry in natural systems, Aqueous is one of the first pattern based physical sculptures of its size and sc.. Lees verder

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Laurindo Feliciano captures and translates the maze of collective memories of other individuals on top of his own

Laurindo Feliciano is an awarded Brazilian artist, illustrator and art director. He has lived and worked in France since 2003. His collage work has been published and exhibited in several countries and his work has been recognized by the AOI illustrators awards in the Professional editorial category. Inspired by his own collection of vintage books, magazines, postcards and letters, he has created an impressive amount of beautiful illustration works over the years. All of his Illustrations and posters share a certain nostalgic flair and a great passion for surrealism. Laurindo’s illustrations beam with quality and care blended flawlessly. His clients include: Le Monde, British Airways, Wired UK, The Financial Times, Nestlé, Penguin Vintage, HarperCollins, Cosmopolitan, Publicis, Waitrose, Kiehl’s, Stranger & Stranger, among many others. “My work as artist and commercial illustrator is determined by the interpretation of memories,through the use of collage techniques, digital and ha.. Lees verder

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Shortlisted winners of the World Interior of the Year 2017 announced

78 finalists of the World Interior of the Year have recently been announced and, while the nominees all hail from different parts of the world, Greater China and Australia racked up the most nominations. Because of the increase in architectural changes during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, architects and designers based in Greater China all wanted in on the action. This has paved the way for more innovative and globally competitive designs from the Chinese. China-based designers were also the big winners last year. Most of the nominations this year were under the Bars and Restaurants category including a coffee shop cum guest house designed by Beijing-based design firm Office AIO. Australia was also seen to rise this year racking up 12 nominations including 4 for design firm SJB. The contest aims to give recognition to this year’s best-designed restaurants, bars, hotels, offices, and commercial spaces. The final winners will be announced in November in Berlin. Below are some of the short.. Lees verder

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You can now stay the night in world-renowned architectural creations through AirBnB

Ever dreamed of staying in fancy-looking houses in architectural magazines? Thanks to the online marketplace for house rentals Airbnb, you can now make that impossible dream come true. Architectural wonders such as the Torres Blancas in Madrid and Shigeru Ban in Sri Lanka can now be rented through the online platform. Through this amazing opportunity, you can now actually stay the night in one of your most coveted house and live to tell the tale. Other famous houses include the modernist structure called Calp in Valencia, Spain where guests can enjoy staring at the labyrinths of stairs and terraces, the charming ReUrbano project in Mexico rich with historical value, and a highly sustainable pre-fab cabin located in the Easter Island in Chile complete with solar panels, natural ventilation, and rainwater collection system. Are you ready to book your next vacation? Source Lees verder

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Big balloons pumped with two different gasses float like black objects in a trance

Tadao Cern’s “Black Balloon” art installation delves into the artist’s idea of contradictions. Big yet light balloons are filled up with helium and painted with a heavy black paint to highlight its contradictory elements. It is made more “hypnotic” due to the balloon’s solid yet lightweight nature which basically enables them to move around like objects in a trance. Cern explained that he “used two regular latex balloons and two different gases: helium and sulphur hexafluoride – the light and the heavy ones.” He then “worked out how to make the balloons float in the middle of a glass tank without connecting them to anything. Compositions started to grow more complex and bigger then eventually I was working with 3-meter big custom made balloons,” he added. The installation has already been proposed in ranging formats and is expected to soon pop up in an art gallery in New York. Source Lees verder

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You can now text the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and get an art piece as a reply

A new and unique art movement created by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has everyone tapping and looking over their phones – and it’s all for a good cause. “Send Me SFMOMA” is a project aimed to create a sense of appreciation for art in even the most insipid of people. People can text the number 57251 for free with the phrase “send me” followed by a word or emoji and the museum replies with a related picture of one of their archived artworks. The whole experiment has been a success and the museum has since received over two million text messages. The requests varied from happiness and positivity to sadness and grief. Building a communicative relationship with the audience is exactly the goal of SFMOMA. The museum wanted to make all of its 34,000 art pieces to be open to the public in any way or platform and the ongoing project is already using 17,000 of what are already indexed on the museum’s website. Source Lees verder

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Dead sperm whale washes along the banks of the Seine River to spread environmental awareness

Many Parisians were shocked and caught off guard by the appearance of a seemingly dead sperm whale on the River Seine. The humungous sea animal, although very realistic in appearance, is fortunately only an art installation made by the Belgian Captain Boomer Collective in the effort of spreading awareness about various environmental issues. The sperm whale installation has already been seen around the world since 2013. The movement first appeared in London’s Thames River and eventually popped up in cities such as Rennes, Antwerp, Valencia, and Duisburg. To make the art installation look more convincing to the passersby, the setting is staged with actors dressed as specialists to educate people on the causes and effects of the tragedy. “The psychological archetype of the dead big fish leaves no one untouched,” said Captain Boomer Collective. “The sperm whale appeals to everyone. It is the place where everyone gets together. That’s why it is vital it beaches on a public spot that is fr.. Lees verder

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