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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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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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 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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Spanish artist Javier Riera designs and photographs light projections that fit perfectly onto specifically shaped trees and their branches. The geometric forms are inspired by the particular landscape, and are used to reveal what Riera perceives to be latent dimensions or energies embedded in the natural environment.  “His hopes the photographs deepen the connection between nature and the audience, allowing the viewer to find a greater appreciation for the multitude of layers

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This article originally appeared on i-D France. WILDER MANN, 2010-2017. Photography Charles Fréger Since the late 1990s, French photographer Charles Fréger has created portraiture that sits at the intersection of contemporary art and fashion. Travelling the world with his camera, his work is often a visually rich examination of folkloric tradition, communities and culture. Now, having exhibited internationally, published numerous books and worked with the likes of Walter van Beirendonck, the photographer

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More or less all the artists active during the second and the third decade of the 20th century were well connected and informed about the latest art tendencies. All of them naturally gravitated towards Paris, which was not only the meeting point for artists coming from different parts of the world, but it was also a bohemian environment saturated with lavish cabarets, vibrant cafes and decadent lifestyles. In this city, a number of artists

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Rashid Johnson has moved from the museum to the movie theater. HBO Films snapped up the American artist’s directorial debut, Native Son, just hours ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday. The cable network bought the film from production company A24 for a reported eight-figure sum. It will air on HBO later this year. Johnson joins a small group of visual artists who have made the leap to mainstream film,

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Salman Khoshroo builds figures out of electric wire, with the resulting character being made for both close inspection and movement. His reflections show the ties between the human machine and the manmade machine. And his kinetic sculptures, in particular, tell of the inherent ability for motion in both of these.

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“Murmuration” (2015), Flanders Red willow, installed at the Holburne Museum in Bath, UK. Photograph by Nick Smith Photography. All images courtesy of Laura Ellen Bacon. British sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon twists, ties, and knots pieces of willow and other raw materials to create large-scale abstract sculptures which she installs both inside and outside of architectural structures. The pieces often involve several stages of sketching, and weeks of weaving using her hands and

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