April 10, 2014

Rook Floro

Shift

  • Shift represents my new form in my own perfection after my metamorphosis. I have transformed myself into a perfect being I call Flux. He’s my alter ego who represents everything I want to be as a person. As Flux, I am now sitting on a throne being more superior than everyone. Looking down at other flawed human beings passing by, I long for my true inferior self. I decide to abandon my perfect form and changes back to my old self. However, the desire for perfection emerges once again and the cycle endlessly continues in a state of flux.
    This piece expresses the perpetual paradox of my existence. Even if one day I can successfully change myself into a perfect person I want to be, i will long for my true self and transform back. My hidden desire to be perfect remains. Once again, I will cast my ‘shadow’ and the metamorphosis of Flux endlessly continues.  (artist statement)

April 4, 2014

Rafael Gómezbarros

Casa Tomada

2013

Installations of hundreds of sculptures representing fifty centimetre long ants take over public buildings. Their bodies are made up by the assembling of two human skull casts as if the Santa Marta-born artist were attempting to summon death in life. 
Rafael Gómezbarros’ work makes visible the overlooked. His intention is to address the plight of millions of displaced people who constitute the invisible but pervasive mass of immigrants crossing the planet. Buried in the narrative of diaspora lays a tribute to thousands of Colombians who suffered internal displacement and violent deaths as casualties of the armed conflict that wreaked havoc in the country for the most part of the last fifty years. 
Ants being usually associated with hard labour and a complex social organization are turned into phantasms of the disappeared, ghost like figures that have acquired the capacity to take over national monuments. Gómezbarros previously deployed his legion of ants onto historical buildings such as Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino – the haçienda where Simón Bolívar spent his final days – as well as Barranquilla’s customs building. 
In Bogotá, he invaded a commercial gallery with one thousand polyester cast creatures and covered the National Congress’s stone façade, his most meaningful attempt to address the national security policies that endorsed a violent status quo for decades. 
Entitled Casa Tomada, the work makes a very particular reference to a short story by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, in which the inhabitants of a large mansion become invaded by elusive presences announced solely by muted sounds. In the context of these public art interventions, the metaphor reminds the viewer what Cortázar himself declared shortly before passing away: unless a country buries its dead, they will always be remembered as ghosts in the attic. 

Text © Gabriela Salgado

March 25, 2014

Plastic Jesus

Website

March 24, 2014

Joana Vasconcelos

Website

March 9, 2014

David Oliveira.

Corpo Habitado, Inhabited Body, 2013.

Galeria 111, Porto

March 9, 2014

Beili Liu.

Thirst & Thirst: The Prayer Flag Installation

 

THIRST is a collaborative site-specific Public Art Project on the Lady Bird Lake in Austin Texas.THIRST is presented by Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas and on view from September 28th to December 16th, 2013.

THIRST is a 2013 Robert Rauschenberg Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant supported project. Grantee: Women and Their Work Gallery, for project THIRST.

THIRST is a collaboration between W&TW, Beili Liu (lead visual artist), Norma Yancey and Emily Little (architects) and Cassie Bergstrom (landscape architect). The installation speaks to the 300 million trees lost in the recent Texas drought. Sited on Lady Bird Johnson Lake that is the physical and spiritual heart of Austin, Thirst manifests the urgency and severity of the water crisis.

THIRST: The Prayer Flag Installation

14,000 white cotton flags, each printed with an iconic image of a drought-killed tree surround a 2.5 mile loop around the Lady Bird Lake. A central radiating composition is seen on the left at the Pfluger Circle, noting where the begining and the ending point of the loop merge.

The Prayer Flag Installation borrows from the physical form and cultural and spiritual reference of Tibetan prayer flags, which are often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside, people and their lives. The color white also signifies water in Tibetan prayer flag tradition.

Photos by Beili Liu Studio

March 9, 2014

Baptiste Debombourg.

Social philosophy is the philosophical study of questions about social behavior, especially human beings behavors !

Believable

Chui immortel

Mon ex-femme m’a piqué mon ex-pognon

Revenez c’est gratuit

Y’a pas qu’le physique

Simply the Best

Trust your intuition

Ce que l’on s’est dit

C’est sous-titré ou alors tabou

Reach Within Shape the Future

Winners takes nothing

 

Presentation:

installations  

Elements:

photo argentique diasec

(limited series 3/3)

Dimensions:

50x81cm

Realisation time:

280 hours

Date

08/09/2008

March 9, 2014

Ball-Nogues.

Euphony, 2013

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Catenary stainless steel ball chains descent dramatically from a suspended elliptical ring beam and then return skyward on a new path forming two shells of pattern and color. We produced a translucent three-dimensional painting, fabricated with a custom digital cutting machine. Depending on the viewer’s vantage point, the 1141 multi-colored chains of Euphony may appear as a hard-edged geometric form or blur to a vapor-like visual composition.

Materials: stainless steel ball chain, steel tube, baked 

Photography: Bruce Cain

March 8, 2014
polychroniadis:

'Chairs' by Martin Creed, 2008.

polychroniadis:

'Chairs' by Martin Creed, 2008.

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Filed under: art installation 
March 8, 2014

Alejandro Almanza Pereda.

Sticks and Stones Nº 02.