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Wayne Chisnall: Dreams of Being Batman
Newly minted London exhibition space The Vaults Gallery is located deep in the underground tunnels below the gigantic Waterloo Station. To enter, pass the skateboarders and street artists tagging the walls of Leake Street, also known as The Tunnel...
CULTURE
A Profile of Artist Mac Premo
Brooklyn-based Mac Premo aptly self-identifies as an artist and a "stuff-maker." Peering into his studio reveals that the latter is surely a description he lives up to on a daily basis. Premo recently invited Dutch filmmaker Bas Berkhout (now based...
DESIGN
Jakub Berdych's Robot
The design and sculptural works crafted by Jakub Berdych, of Prague­-based Qubus Studio, represent a wide range of inspiration and intelligent references to history and Western society at large. Experimenting with materials, forms and meanings...
CULTURE
Ren Ri’s Beeswax Sculptures
Artist Ren Ri (who trained at Tsinghua Academy of Art and Saint Petersburg State University in Russia) creates art that is influenced by his childhood—one that occurred amongst the beautiful scenery of Wuhan’s lush vegetation. “Back then, I was spending...
DESIGN
Michael Leavitt's Cardboard Kicks
by Eva Glettner Seattle-based Michael Leavitt might be a college dropout (he quit Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute of Art as a freshman, despite his a 4.0 GPA) but that, by no means, has meant he's a failed artist. His "Art Army" project is just that;...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Thomas Doyle
In a small suburb north of New York City we met Thomas Doyle, a sculptor whose miniature works reveal an interesting view of his characters' lives. Doyle constructs frozen scenes of surreal domesticity and suburban life that provoke nostalgia and...
DESIGN
Bridget Bodenham Ceramics
Australia conjures different images for different people. Locals might recall their childhood homes, tourists might think of white-sand beaches and those who've yet to visit the land down under might just envision kangaroos and boomerangs. Yet Victoria...
CULTURE
Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain 2013
The 2013 Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) party starts right at the entrance. Immediately, visitors are faced with the impressive and imposing, nearly seven meters tall "Iron tree," by controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Pursuing...
DESIGN
Frederik Molenschot at Huys
At the Huys (pronounced "house") residence in New York City, presently in development by the Netherlands' Kroonenberg Groep, you'll find a new, unified showcase of Dutch contemporary design. Situated in an exhibition space, the lobby and beside every...
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