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doug aitken is letting a place speak for him. this semi-permanent structure bends the landscape it’s named after. unveiled this coming weekend, february 1 – 3 2019, ELEVATION 1049: frequencies will show off contemporary art, performances, and one ‘mirage gstaad,’ by the guy who brought us underwater pavilions. doug aitken’s response to this year’s theme — frequencies — cuts and divides and bends light waves. every single surface is clad in mirrors apart from the floor. the exterior sometimes disappears. the interior is

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You can see a lot of weird stuff on Google Maps. If you’re taking a digital stroll around the world with the software’s Street View function, it’s not uncommon to see people intentionally trolling the Google car by making obscene or absurd gestures, or just chasing the 15-eyed, moving camera down the street. But if you zoom out a bit to the more peaceful satellite view, there are many other sights to

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Dressing in one color can seem aggressive. While intriguing in theory, the thought of running the risk of looking costume-y or like a cartoon character (sorry, Power Rangers) can be reason enough to just play it safe. But once you decide to take a dive off the fashion deep end and flex those sartorial muscles a bit, pulling off the same hue from head-to-toe becomes less intimidating. There's also a

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It’s festival season! Ok, no, it’s not even close to festival season, and depending on where you are right now you may be staring out the window at an icicle the size of a power forward. But that just means you have plenty of time to daydream about what you’ll do once the snowbound apocalypse is over. Some of the big festival organizers know this and have done us the

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“Tyger, tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night.” So go the first lines of William Blake’s immortal 1794 poem about the powerful striped felines that were long hunted for their pelts. Today, however, though laws are in place to protect and preserve this endangered species, only about 3,900 Panthera tigris roam the wild, a dramatic drop in a population that, at the beginning of the 20th century, reportedly

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Throughout art history, hama wools have served as inspiration for emotions, conflict, environmental issues, personal experiences, and more. The desire to assign symbolism to animals sharing our world connects human cultures across time. From first cave drawings to later symbolical or allegorical representations, the portrayal of animals in visual arts reveals a lot about our times and the relationship between our two worlds colliding. Vertical Gallery is opening its 2019 exhibition season with a show bringing together six

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Photos: Filippo Fior Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen's 2019 show blends cutting-edge technology and classic motifs in her thought-provoking garments. Van Herpen’s most recent collection, Shift Souls, was showcased at Paris Fashion Week, and featured dresses that play with structure and color to blur the boundaries between fashion, technology, and art. In a statement on the brand’s website about the collection, Van Herpen explains that she was inspired by the fluidity of identity change

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Matt Baker of Useful Charts creates helpful visual guides that condense hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of years of history into streamlined flowcharts. His poster Evolution of the Alphabet looks at nearly 3,800 years of the alphabet’s evolution, tracing it from Egyptian hieroglyphs (c. 1750 BCE) through Phoenician, early Greek and Latin, and finally to the present forms we use today. The limited edition print shows that some letters have appeared relatively the

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 american light and space artist james turrel‘s most anticipated and significant work — roden crater — is set to open in the next few years thanks to a series of partnerships and new funding. additional funds include a $10 million donation from kanye west that would allow the project to expand and open. the completed work will comprise a series of 21 viewing spaces connected by six tunnels, creating ‘naked eye observatories’ for celestial objects and events.

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it was this brilliant black trim that stopped me in my internet tracks. this lovely edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc is just one of those enviable old homes i daydream about. why don’t they build moldings and beautiful glass framed doors like this anymore? i mean, i know why, but if cost were no issue, i would just love to have something as beautiful as the architectural

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