Posts tagged as 'Art'

"Inspired by parasites which slip beneath the skin" - finger ring made from wire and porcelain, by Kathy Ludwig

With her highly conceptual graduation project the German born and Eindhoven based designer Kathy Ludwig blends decorative and pleasant aspects of classical jewellery with emotional, even nauseous, perceptions towards parasitic insects, funguses etc. Her organic body decorations are now in production by the Paris based Galerie BSL in a limited edition of 8.


Michael Young for The Apartment gallery

On the occasion of this year’s Frieze Art Fair London’s most important exhibition of contemporary design art ‘Super Design’ will take place for the fourth time. Spread over 1,500 sqm the exhibition at London’s Victoria House will feature specially commissioned, unique and limited edition pieces from international galleries such as The Apartment, D&A-Lab, Quadrige, Mitterrand-Cramer, Tom Dixon and Vessel Gallery.


'Huts' on the facade of Centre Pompidou in Paris by Tadashi Kawamata, photo by Hervé Véronèse, Centre Pompidou, 2010

The Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata is well known for his architectural installations made from humble, sometimes recycled materials such as cardboard boxes or disused timber. One of his newest creations are wooden huts hanging like wesp’s nests between the beams and pillars of the structural facade of Centre Pompidou in Paris. With their look of improvisation the small parasites build a strong contrast to the highly technical appearing “Refinery” – this is how Parisians call the Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers building from 1977.


'CORNER NO. 2' by Ron Gilad, photo with courtesy of Wright

With strong black outlines made from enameled brass Israel born and New York based artist Ron Gilad defines spaces of miniature architecture. Sometimes only a corner, sometimes a whole facade, the spatial fragments of his series ‘SPACES ETC.’ seem to question our relationship with the architectural environments. Trained as an industrial designer at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem Ron Gilad primarily worked on furniture, products, and tabletop objects. Today he obviously moves with between disciplines and materials.


Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

‘Red Blue Motion Totem’ is the meaningful name of Malene Landgreen’s current exhibition at Esbjerg Kunstmuseum in her home country Denmark. The installation was realised on the occasion and celebration of the 100th birthday of Danish painter Richard Mortensen. With her giant wall-paintings combined with mirrored columns Malene Landgreen pays tribute to the expressive work of the jubilee and created an optical illusion which dissolves the central perspective and splits the space into striking colour fields – one could call it ‘3d-cubism’.

The exhibition will be open until 5 September 2010.

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

Red Blue Motion Totem by Malene Landgreen, 2010

to the Malene Landgreen website

Fri 28.5.

Compact order by Michael Johansson (SE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.05.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

Rubiks Kök, 2007 (Rubik's Kitchen) by Michael Johansson

Michael Johansson obviously likes things. The Swedish artist finds the ‘material’ for his overloaded installations – randomly selected objects – at flea markets. In terms of the way he uses them, it seems he doesn’t expect them to function or to be useful; the main requirement is they match the arrangement. He meticulously stacks and interlaces them to create highly composed, compact volumes and narrative assemblages.

Some of Michael Johansson’s works are currently showcased within the group exhibition ‘Meaning of Void’ at Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen (May 21 – June 19, 2010).

Ghost II, 2009 by Michael Johansson

Strövtåg i tid och rum, 2009 (Strolls through time and space) by Michael Johansson

Cake Lift, 2009 by Michael Johansson

Green Piece, 2009 by Michael Johansson

Monochrome Anachron, 2008 by Michael Johansson

to the Michael Johansson website

Urban intervention and Miami icon 'The Living Room' by Robert Behar and Rosario Marquardt, 2001

Architonic talks to Miami-based artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt about the relation between art and architecture, and how public space has become more contested than ever.
Long before architects were commissioned to sign their names on skylines across the globe, artists were largely responsible for creating local icons. And few of those public artworks have achieved the notoriety of ‘The Living Room’. Created by Robert Behar and Rosario Marquardt, who work under the name R & R Studios, the 2001 installation arguably qualifies as the most widely recognised of their interventions in Miami, their adopted hometown since 1985.

'All Together Now', Denver, by Robert Behar and Rosario Marquardt, 2007

Since then, R & R Studios has continued exploring subjects that ‘The Living Room’ captured so well, such as the scale (and more generally, the attitude) of public monuments, urban life, and the perceived permanence of cities in works like ‘House of Cards’ for the Miami Art Museum and ‘All Together Now’ in downtown Denver. Here, Behar and Marquardt delve deeply into ‘The Living Room’ and discuss how recurring themes in its work reflect the state of American cities as well as the relationship between artistic and architectural practice.

to the interview @ Architonic

Thu 2.7.


Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 02.07.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Addictlove by Tom Burr

Addictlove by Tom Burr

A research project at the Institute for Theory at Zurich’s University of the Arts looks at current furniture works involving design and art.

Design and art

Ever since the modern concept of the autonomy of art created the necessity of dividing the two areas more than 100 years ago, designers and artists have again and again adopted each other’s design and production concepts. Today this practice can increasingly be observed in the structure of exhibitions, methods of production and sales channels.

do hit by Marjin van der Poll, 1999

do hit by Marjin van der Poll, 1999

However, with the existing differences in the ways these two disciplines see themselves and the debates taking place in the fields of art and design it does not appear useful simply to call for these borders to be broken down. On the contrary, in this project the all-inclusive research approach is applied to the examination of a modified concept of function within design, art theory and sociology, as well as their current relationship with the things that are created.

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