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Contemporary Art

Amazing Art and Oceanography – Huang Yong Ping in Monaco 2020

Amazing Art and Oceanography – Huang Yong Ping in Monaco 2020

A site-specific installation by French and Chinese contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping is on display at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Titled  ”Wu Zei”, the work accompanies the museum’s “Méditerranée” exhibition dedicated to dwindling biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea. Wu Zei is a giant sea creature 25 meters across, meant to be a hybrid between an octopus and a cuttlefish. […]

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Amazing Art Sanctums: a Visit to the Walter De Maria SOHO Installations 2020

Amazing Art Sanctums: a Visit to the Walter De Maria SOHO Installations 2020

On a recent Saturday in what is revealing itself to be a delightful Spring in New York City, I had the privilege of visiting two important works by Walter De Maria, commissioned and cared for by  Dia Art Foundation. Housed in cramped rooms in SOHO, The Broken Kilometer (1979) and The New York Earth Room (1977) are generally not accessible to the public. […]

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Amazing Contemporary Cuban Art at Marlborough Chelsea 2020

Amazing Contemporary Cuban Art at Marlborough Chelsea 2020

The Artists:  Abel Barroso, Roberto Diago, Kcho, William Pérez, and Ernesto Rancaño The Show: Living in Havana at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery May 19 – June 18 2011 Work by five leading contemporary Cuban artists will be on view at Marlborough Chelsea gallery starting May 19. Titled Living in Havana, the assembled body of work explores the paradoxes and challenges of life in […]

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Photography

Seattle Opens New Sculpture Park to Public Great Photography 2020

Seattle Opens New Sculpture Park to Public Great Photography 2020

Seattle may not have the best weather 365 days a year, but if by chance you are visiting on one of the beautiful sun-filled days, you can’t miss the new Olympic Sculpture Park. An extension of the Seattle Art Museum, the park officially opened to the public January 20, 2007. Located on the scenic Seattle waterfront, the park […]

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Amazing Harold Golen Photography Gallery Set Ablaze 2020

Amazing Harold Golen Photography Gallery Set Ablaze 2020

The Harold Golen Gallery in Miami isn’t feeling to cool right now. If you’re in the Miami area, check out their exhibition “A journey into the Neo-Psychedelic Art Movement” featuring Skot Olsen. It’s running until January 5th, and I’m sure they could use some support. Hundreds of amazing and beautiful lowbrow paintings and artwork were destroyed […]

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Memorable Colbert at the Smithsonian? Close enough. Photography 2020

Memorable Colbert at the Smithsonian? Close enough. Photography 2020

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History turned down Stephen Colbert’s efforts to have his image displayed. But the National Portrait Gallery, famous for its portraits of the presidents but also home to unique portrayals of athletes, hip-hop artists and Hollywood stars, welcomed the idea. The line outside the bathroom at the National Portrait Gallery […]

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Design

Student Artists Wanted for Space Tourist Emblem Fantastic Design 2020

Student Artists Wanted for Space Tourist Emblem Fantastic Design 2020

The clock is ticking for young artists hoping to draw up an emblem for the next paying tourist to visit the International Space Station (ISS). American computer game developer Richard Garriott, a multimillionaire training to launch toward the space station this fall, is looking for an original design that could serve as a student mission patch or […]

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Amazing Green Design from Singapore 2020

Amazing Green Design from Singapore 2020

Green design, also known as eco-design, uses design to include economic, social and ecological sustainability. Green design can be used for the microcosm and macrocosm in the scheme of daily living. Green design uses renewable resources. It reminds people about recycling to save the environment. Green design is sustainable design as it is sustained by […]

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Amazing Industrial Design – Public Shelters 2020

Amazing Industrial Design – Public Shelters 2020

These photographs show a public walkway in-between a building that makes pewter wares and a row of shop houses. This street, named River Valley Road, is in Singapore, a small island state in Southeast Asia. The pewter factory, The “Royal Selangor“, needs a covered space to organize mass participation activities. It is part and parcel […]

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Culture

Junot Diaz: The New Fiction Hero Culture 2020

Junot Diaz: The New Fiction Hero Culture 2020

Junot Diaz is a funny guy. I imagine him being the Creative Writing professor at MIT that all the girls have a crush on and that all the boys admire because he isn’t afraid to curse in the classroom. However, in the midst of his jokes Diaz is also incredibly humble about his newfound celebrity, which would lead […]

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Surfing Madonna Was a Vision and a Gift 2020

Surfing Madonna Was a Vision and a Gift 2020

We’re inspired and a bit awed by the story of Mark Patterson, who yesterday stepped forward as the creator of the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic that appeared under a railroad overpass in Encinitas on Good Friday of this year.  The colorful glass tile work depicts a wave-riding Virgin of Guadalupe with the message “Save the Ocean” […]

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In the Wisdom of Light J.G. Ballard: Culture 2020

In the Wisdom of Light J.G. Ballard: Culture 2020

This is a day of paying tribute to the great J. G. Ballard, who died yesterday at the age of 78. To many, Ballard was a trusted seer and beloved guide through the landscapes of advanced capitalism, decadent consumerism, and attendant social and psychological monstrosities.  Like all truth-tellers he was a visionary, and his vision […]

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Seattle Opens New Sculpture Park to Public Great Photography 2020

Seattle Opens New Sculpture Park to Public Great Photography 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seattle may not have the best weather 365 days a year, but if by chance you are visiting on one of the beautiful sun-filled days, you can’t miss the new Olympic Sculpture Park. An extension of the Seattle Art Museum, the park officially opened to the public January 20, 2007. Located on the scenic Seattle waterfront, the park […]

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Amazing Harold Golen Photography Gallery Set Ablaze 2020

Amazing Harold Golen Photography Gallery Set Ablaze 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Harold Golen Gallery in Miami isn’t feeling to cool right now. If you’re in the Miami area, check out their exhibition “A journey into the Neo-Psychedelic Art Movement” featuring Skot Olsen. It’s running until January 5th, and I’m sure they could use some support. Hundreds of amazing and beautiful lowbrow paintings and artwork were destroyed […]

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Memorable Colbert at the Smithsonian? Close enough. Photography 2020

Memorable Colbert at the Smithsonian? Close enough. Photography 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History turned down Stephen Colbert’s efforts to have his image displayed. But the National Portrait Gallery, famous for its portraits of the presidents but also home to unique portrayals of athletes, hip-hop artists and Hollywood stars, welcomed the idea. The line outside the bathroom at the National Portrait Gallery […]

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