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Kaarina Kaikkonen, “I Sprouted Into New Dimensions” (2017), Mixed media, 96.46 x 163.39 x 8.66 inches, image via Galerie Forsblom Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen (previously) transforms old consumer products into sculptural works that are presented both in galleries and as sprawling site-specific installations. In her large-scale apparel-based works, lines of shirts hang in orderly lines above city streets, while in smaller pieces like “I Feel Safe” (2015), she creates an angel-like formation

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Some of the pieces might make you feel kind of nervous, some might actually seem appealing. Lam’s works often look like modern versions of what you would describe as optical illusions, a few might even assume it’s digital art. The sculptures are in fact made with the base of polyurethane foam on top of a metal framework. The artist finds her first compositions in motifs and geometries found through nature, flesh, foods

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right now at the MOCO museum you’ll find a calcified room, an amethyst cave, and other excavations by daniel arsham. the exhibition, ‘connecting time,’ is on display in amsterdam until september 20, 2019. visitors between now and then are invited to forget what year it is as 11 rooms riddle them along architectural wonderlands. eroded looney tunes, volleyballs and tennis balls will bounce visitors back and forth between imaginary futures, where these ancient objects

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Jane Kim working on “the Wall of Birds” at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (courtesy Ink Dwell and HarperCollins)Artist Jane Kim spent three years creating a colossal mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Arranged across a map of the world are birds painted life-size, from a Great Gray Owl soaring over Europe to the Common Ostrich, the world’s largest living bird, gazing with big bright eyes at

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From a photographer capturing childhood forts to a sculptor whose giant textile renditions of pizza slices and burgers look good enough to eat, our editors select the artists to watch. Sascha Braunig, Spliied, 2018 Painting: Sascha Braunig The female form is morphed, scaled-up and distorted in the work of Canadian artist Sascha Braunig. Dismembered silhouettes are animated with herringbone, stripes and polka-dot patterns, or else flattened with a graphic, digital-infused visual language. Optical

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In the practiced hands of Canadian ceramicist Liz Magor, a soft paper bag, creased over time and worn thin, is transformed into an object of “vitality or vivaciousness”—cast into a larger-than-life, rock-hard object she carefully paints a glossy pink. Challenging conventions of subject matter and materials, Magor translates banal objects made of humble materials into items with actual weight. In an exclusive interview as part of Art21’s “Extended Play” series, the artist

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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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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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