Posts Tagged ‘conceptual art’

Donald Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

This is artist Donald Judd’s loft in Soho, maintained as a museum and open for viewing after recent restorations. It was one of the first artist’s lofts in Soho – not to mention in New York – and is now almost the paradigmatic example of loft living. Judd bought the entire 1870’s industrial building for 70,000 in 1968 and moved in with his family.

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Joo Youn Paek – Pillow Wig, Self-Sustainable Chair

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

See all Joo Youn Paek’s inventions here. Yes, they’re functional: as art.

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Felice Varini – geometry projected on architecture

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Swiss artist Felice Varini applies these geometric “perspective-localized” paintings to rooms and other architectural surfaces. Varini’s perspectival installations are interesting in that they project visually compelling geometric shapes onto architectural spaces but the shapes are only seen in their perfect geometric form from a single, specific vantage point. When you step away from that place, the image becomes fractured or distorted.

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Fair Weather Forces, by Germaine Koh

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008


Our friend Germaine Koh was recently part of “Untethered,” a show at New York’s Eyebeam described by curator Sarah Cook as “a sculpture garden of everyday objects deprogrammed of their original function, embedded with new intelligence and transformed into surrealist and surprising readymades.” Germaine installed a water sensor at the nearby Hudson River, causing a velvet rope on stanchions to rise and fall in the exhibition space.

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From now on the cat will be known as “Goodbye Kitty.”

Thursday, October 9th, 2008


“Shooting Kitty” from CNET. This AR-15 rifle was decorated with “Hello Kitty” and Japanese flowers by a California rifle enthusiast, for his wife, and has now been nicknamed the HK-47. Weapons are increasingly being disguised as toys for even scarier reasons – see story on handguns and semi-automatic weapons painted in feminine or childlike schemes here.

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Olafur Eliasson

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Shown above is an art installation titled The Weather Project by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, installed in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern in London in 2003. A representation of the sun and the sky, the installation involved a semi-circular disc made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitting yellow light, a mist of sugar water created with dehumidifiers, and a huge mirror which covered the ceiling and reflected visitors back on themselves.

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