There was a great story in the NY Times earlier this week on Robert Smithson's 34 year old sculpture at the bottom of the Great Salt Lake. Spiral Jetty has eroded over time from exposure to the elements. The Dia Art Foundation is proposing to restore the piece. But debate has risen about whether earth art should be restored or simply allowed to change over time. I favor the latter.
Not the average school campus; it's an architectural and sculptural treasure trove
by Nara Shin
In the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills lies the “cradle of American modernism.” Out of all of Cranbrook’s different schools (which start from pre-K), the Academy of Art’s unique graduate program for architecture, art and design is especially renowned...
Bigert & Bergström: Tomorrow's Weather
by Craig Kanarick
A double helix sculpture in Denmark comprised of over 60 molecular globes, Tomorrow's Weather beautifully reimagines traditional weather balls—also known as weather beacons. While the devices usually sit on top of buildings or attach to...
Big Stone Mini Golf
Art meets putt-putt in Bruce Stillman's multi-purpose park
by Josh Rubin
A longtime fan of landscape sculpture, artist Bruce Stillman decided to turn his Minnetrista, MN farm into a functioning putt-putt course—with his works standing in as the props. We recently had a chance to check out the organic forms of his...
Tongari-kun ( Mr. Pointy )
by Josh Rubin
I wish I could say "I'm so over Takashi Murakami!" Commercialization makes the world go round, but hasn't he taken it too far? Maybe. Maybe-not. The fact of the matter is that I continue to be delighted by the things he does. Tongari...
Christian Jankowski: Living Sculptures
by Brian Fichtner
Part of the Public Art Fund's current programming, Christian Jankowski's Living Sculptures, on view in the Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park through April 2009, is a must see for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Essentially statues of people...
Photographer Alejandra Laviada
by Karen Day
Mexico City most often conjures visuals involving a profusion of bright colors and bustling energy, possibly even tacky souvenirs or dice hanging from rear view mirrors. While her hometown's influence is mildly apparent in her work, Alejandra...
Everyday objects flattened into 2-D art question the relationship between form and function
by Evan Orensten
With the eye of sculptor, Michael Zelehoski breaks down and reassembles everyday objects into two-dimensional works—like pieces of a puzzle—that challenge perspective. His mixed-media picture planes of chairs, ladders and tables incorporate...
A Ways A Way
Devendra Banhart and friends make noise without sound in this small-scale art show
by Laura Neilson
Singer and musician Devendra Banhart's latest project, an art show at Half Gallery in New York's Lower East Side, could easily be likened to a visual mixtape of sorts, with a tracklist featuring musicians Fabrizio Moretti, Kevin Long, and Banhart...
Reykjavik hosts an exhibit celebrating the international knit art movement
by Karen Day
Photos by James Ryang With terms like yarn bombing, knit art, guerrilla knitting and knitting graffiti defining the alternative knitting scene, the casual observer might mistake the movement as nothing more than a passing offshoot of the craft's resurgence...
Hudson River Piling Project Preview
by CH Contributor
by Ariston Anderson Figurative sculptor Joan Benefiel decided to further beautify one of Hudson River's scenic piers with a new installation of sculptures to be mounted atop abandoned pilings. The Hudson River Park, stretching five miles up Manhattan...
The Cloud: MIT Mobile Experience Lab
by Tim Yu
Located in downtown Firenze, the MIT Mobile Experience Lab put their brilliant minds together to create The Cloud, a large interactive sculpture. Consisting of 15,371 individual fibers and 65km of fiber optics, The Cloud senses human movement and...
by Josh Rubin
7500 steel gates with nylon flags, 16 feet tall, 23 miles long, 26 years in the making, $20 million, on view for 16 days. My first glimpse of The Gates, Jeanne-Claude and Christo's Central Park installation that opened today in New York was...