Archives for posts tagged ‘radical’

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen Work from Nonfunctional Satellites. Developed in collaboration with aerospace engineers, the nonfunctional satellites are space-worthy sculptures designed as small, lightweight satellites that expand to become large, highly reflective structures. Placing one of these objects into low-earth orbit would create a visible “sculpture” in the night sky, visible from the earth below after sunset […]

Johan Rosenmunthe

Johan Rosenmunthe Work from Tectonic. “Stones transcend human life and experience. They live on different time scales to humans, exist on other planets and fall from the sky to Earth. Both art and philosophy have looked upon the stone before (think Sartre’s nausea at pebbles on the beach) because they are compelling objects of alchemical […]

Rick Silva

Rick Silva Work from The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future with a short story by Claire L. Evans In an old growth forest along the Oregon coast, an ornithologist is hiking across a loamy bed of pine needles. She is three weeks into a census, cataloguing birds in the deep woods. […]

Ron Nagle

Ron Nagle Work from his oeuvre. “Ron Nagle’s diminutive sculptural work is colorful, ironic, and layered with texture and detail. This seminal Californian artist, working in the professional arena for thirty years,continues his fascination with intimately scaled, finely crafted objects. All of the new works are small, but with an intensity that will knock the […]

Oliver Laric

Oliver Laric Work from Holograms. “Laric’s series of hologram stickered PET sheets employ overlapping layers of small circular holograms that act as signatures. Commissioned by the artist, these holograms were produced in the thousands by factories in Shenzhen, China, a region renowned for the manufacturing and produciton of both official and bootleg goods. The hologram […]

Corin Hewitt

Corin Hewitt Work from his oeuvre. Hewitt also has a really solid exhibition on right now at MOCA Cleveland. “Five staggered cast-dirt walls articulate the stage in Corin Hewitt’s exhibition, Medium/Deep. Behind each, a surrogate figure — off-stage actors composed of concrete, steel, wood, aluminum, simulated pegboard, aprons, makeup, scents and pigments — anticipates an […]

Hélio Oiticica

Hélio Oiticica Work from Body of Color at the Tate Modern. “Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980) was one of the most innovative Brazilian artists of his generation and has come to be acknowledged as a significant figure in the development of contemporary art. Among his achievements was the original and uncompromising use of colour that was central […]

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez Work from Chromosaturaion. “These works relate to the idea that in the origin of every culture lies a primary event as a starting point. A simple situation that generates a whole system of thoughts, sensitivity, myths, etc. The Chromosaturation is an artificial environment composed of three color chambers, one red, one green and […]

Takeshi Murata

Takeshi Murata Work from Synthesizers at Salon 94. “His images display the technological innovations that invade our 21st century lives: sports drinks, antidepressants, Apple products, brand- name snacks, and exercise equipment. The objects have either been immaculately sculpted through computer programs or purchased as ready-mades from 3D web malls. Without access to a Hollywood animation studio, […]

Céline Condorelli

Céline Condorelli Work from Support Structures (A co-production with Support Structure: Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade) “Support Structures is a manual for what bears, sustains, props, and holds up. It is a manual for those things that encourage, give comfort, approval, and solace; that care for and provide consolation and the necessities of life. It […]