Rafael Lozano-Hemmer turns Park Avenue Tunnel into installation

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer turns Park Avenue Tunnel into installation

August 5th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Installations, Shows

Voice Tunnel is an interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, transforms the 1,400 foot long Park Avenue Tunnel with 300 theatrical spotlights that produce glimmering arches of light along the tunnel’s walls and ceiling. Participants are able to influence the intensity… Read More

Who is the Curator? The Arty Horror Picture Show

Who is the Curator? The Arty Horror Picture Show

August 2nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Curators, England, Events, Shows

Every October in the city of Derby in England a mysterious, macabre ‘Art’ event is taking place. No one knows who is the organizer of this terrifying event, the uncanny curator, or what the intention of this event is. The documentary you find below tries… Read More

Meet Kerry James Marshall

Meet Kerry James Marshall

August 2nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Paintings, Talks, USA, Videos

Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture. Although Kerry James Marshall currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, his time… Read More

Art Rules – A Twitter for Art

Art Rules – A Twitter for Art

A new social media platform for the Institute of Contemporary Arts is coming up. Artists and ICA members like Tracey Emin and Jeremy Deller have already been busy testing the site and submitting their own ‘art rules’ to encourage debate with the art community. The… Read More

Doug Aitken’s train sculpture will tour the United States

Doug Aitken’s train sculpture will tour the United States

August 1st, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Events, Sculptures, USA

Artist Doug Aitken recently announced his newest project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening that will connect artists, musicians and creative pioneers with diverse communities, pushing art and culture outside of institutional constraints. A public art project made possible by the Levi’s® brand, Station to… Read More

Outrage in Ukraine – Kiev museum destroyed controversial painting

Outrage in Ukraine – Kiev museum destroyed controversial painting

The deputy of Kiev’s Mystetskyi Arsenal Museum has just resigned, after director Natalia Zabolotna’s destroyed Volodymyr Kuznetsov’s “Koliivschina: Judgment Day”, which she considered immoral, by pouring black paint over it. The event happened just one night before President Viktor Ianoukovytch was supposed to inaugurate an… Read More

Shirin Neshat – A Contemporary Artist that will blow you away

Shirin Neshat – A Contemporary Artist that will blow you away

August 1st, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Iran, Video Art, Videos, Women

Shirin Neshat is among the best-known Persian artists in the Western world and compared to all the boring whitebread art by flannell shirt wearing, bearded hipsters you find in galleries these days she is not scared of the impact of her art. Or as Henry… Read More

Artist 3D-prints shells for Hermit Crabs

Artist 3D-prints shells for Hermit Crabs

July 31st, 2013 | 3D, Contemporary Art, Japan, Prints

How cute is that? Japanese artist Aki Inomata is helping out homeless hermit crabs. With a 3D printer and a CAT-scan (no, not that one!) of real snail shells, she produced “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs? “, a series of incredible… Read More

The Future of Art (Not!)

The Future of Art (Not!)

July 31st, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Documentaries, Videos

“In 1831 Honoré de Balzac wrote a short story, “The Unknown Masterpiece,” in which he invented the abstract painting. Almost 200 years later, writer Ingo Niermann tries to follow in his footsteps to imagine a new epoch-making artwork. Together with the artist Erik Niedling he… Read More

Looking at Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari

Looking at Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari

July 30th, 2013 | Arab World, Contemporary Art, Lebanon, Shows

Working in photography, film, video, installation, and performance, Beirut-based artist Akram Zaatari has built a complex, compelling body of work that explores the state of image-making today. One of the founders of the Arab Image Foundation, which aims to track down and preserve photos from… Read More