SHANSHUI LANDSCAPE IN CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART // 31st May 2011

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Huang Yan: Chinese Landscape Tattoo, No 6, 1999 C-print, 50,5 x 61,5 cm © the artist Some exhibitions are born with a motto. And this one on view until the 2nd of October at Museum of Art in Lucerne (Switzerland) is no exception, quoting Han Cho, a Chinese painter from the early 12th Century, “Shanshui … Continue reading

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE // 30th May 2011

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You thought knotting was a grandma activity for neverending afternoons behind tv screen? Well you should think twice. An increasing amount of artists are now using needles and wool to say what they want to say. Like Ed Bing Lee born in 1933 in San Francisco. A student of San Francisco State College, then Brooklyn … Continue reading

POINT AND SHOOT // 27th May 2011

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This could be the beginning of a new trend. Here and there, advertisers, artists and creatives of all sort use paintball as a way to create or sell their works. But they don’t use it in a simple manner. It would be to easy. They do it loud, big and spectacular. There’s this viral video … Continue reading

THE DREAMTIME // 26th May 2011

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The way you see things is always a question of point of view. With this series of paintings, Korean-American artist So Yoon Lym portraits people from an uncommon side : from an arial view ! By this, viewer can admire the dexterity needed to master the art of braiding and cornrowing. Born in Seoul, grown … Continue reading

BROKEN PHOTOGRAPHY // 25th May 2011

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Canadian photographer Todd Mclellan is a master in the art of capturing relics of the past in a dissected way. Each component has been dismantled from an object and put side by side, like the broken watch views procede by technical softwares. McLellan collection include items like a typewriter, a push lawn mower or a … Continue reading

SALUT // 24th May 2011

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Roman Signer: Salut Gotthard-Basistunnel-Durchstich, Sedrun, 15th October 2010 Photo: Michael Bodenmann Swiss visual artist Roman Signer is one of a kind. Famous, playful, with a strong tendency to strike imagination and minds with beautiful yet ephemeral sculptures. The idea behind Signer oeuvre is very simple. He sets up, carries out, and records “experiments” or events … Continue reading

PUMP UP THE VOLUME // 23rd May 2011

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Milan Furniture Fair was very prolific this year. Beside the usual big design names, they were a lot of new brands that took advantage of the event to show their creations to the public. Among them, Italian label en&is who designed a very special amplifier for iPhones and iPods: a striking and sculptural shape reminding … Continue reading

JEANS SCULPTURE // 20th May 2011

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RIBA (the Royal Institure of British Architecture) in London has put up a project called The Regent Street Windows Project 2011 in collaboration with the Regent Street Association and media partner ELLE Decoration. The aim of it is to feature 10 original architect-led window installations along Regent Street, forming a street-wide open air exhibition open … Continue reading

HAPPY MONEY // 19th May 2011

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There’s this thing going on with bankers: they are supposedly no fun, wear grey suits and never smile. Apparently, Sugamo Shinkin Bank collaborators don’t match with those clichés. Look at its Shimura building in Tokyo with its rainbowlike front. And inside, the dandelion colourful patterns on the ceiling and the glass airwells bringing light to … Continue reading

A GLASS OF WATER // 18th May 2011

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A glass of water (detail), 2011 Table, stainless steel cup, water. Table: 76 x 75 x 76 cm. Photo: Thomas Mueller Atta (detail), 2010. Painted Bronze, flour, table. 8.5 x 18 x 59.5 cm Hauser & Wirth New York just opened A glass of water, its first exhibition dedicated to Subodh Gupta. The works on … Continue reading

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