Category Archives: Art

We All Come From Somewhere Else

Earlier this year, I shared a story on street artist JR’s documentary on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Last week, the peripatetic French artist created this enormous installation on Franklin Street in Tribeca NYC. The piece, titled “Unframed, Ellis … Continue reading

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It’s Cooler Underground

Canadian photographer Chris Forsyth has been spending most of his free time underground for the past few years. Beginning in his home town of Montreal, he has traveled the world’s underground transit systems capturing very stylized images for a series … Continue reading

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Swinging Luxembourg

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of hours spent mindlessly swinging. This charming installation in Luxembourg—from Luxembourgeois artist Max Mertens—is aptly titled “Swings”. The 450 colorful wooden swings are suspended from fixed cables above the popular pedestrian street … Continue reading

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Real Street Art

Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin specializes in screen printing. They recently had the clever notion to use European manhole covers and drains as surfaces to ink. They’ve been printing t-shirts, bags, and textiles directly on the streets of Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, … Continue reading

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Synchronicity

Each year, Thailand’s mangrove forests are flooded by swarms of fireflies. Artists Robin Meier and André Gwerder took advantage of the insects’ ephemeral lighting to combine nature and technology in a stunning show. Their resulting film, entitled Synchronicity (Thailand) , … Continue reading

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Real Time AMS

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has created a huge suspended clock for Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport Lounge Two. Part of an ongoing series of clocks that Baas calls “Real Time”, this amazing clock shows a video performance that takes 12 hours … Continue reading

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Lady Chatterley’s Lepidopterist

Tom Gauld does it again.

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Blind Idealism Is Reactionary

American artist and graphic designer Barbara Kruger is probably best known for her text-based art. You see her latest major work from New York city’s ever-popular High Line Park at West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The text is a play … Continue reading

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Je Suis Contre Tout et Tous

When I was young, I was fascinated by the early 20th century Dada Movement. I even sported a button with I.K. Bonset’s moto “Je suis contre tout et tous” . So, I was excited to discover that the Museum of Modern Art … Continue reading

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Cut, Carved, and Folded

Australian artist Nicholas Jones has been carving, cutting, and folding abandoned books for more than a decade in Melbourne. His dramatically transformed discarded books of all kinds can be found in museums and galleries around the world. And even though I … Continue reading

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