Check out Yayoi Kusama’s 2012 installation at the Tate Modern, Obliteration Room, in this time-lapse video produced by TateShots. Obliteration Room transforms an untouched white interior into an explosion of color. The project confounds one’s sense of depth and scale and pairs pristine space with highly personal application.
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ARTstor announces its newest image finding technique with Architecture and Design Topics Image Groups. These image sets are curated to present the seminal works that form the foundation of an architectural and design education. Browse through for inspiration.
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Photographer Noel Kerns captures the eerie vibe of ghost towns and abandoned buildings in his book NIGHTWATCH. Kerns’ use of light is the main driver in these haunting images. He shoots his night scenes under a bright full moon while illuminating the interiors with a method he calls “light painting”.
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Do Ho Suh, a RISD educated sculptor, has his most recent show at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, South Korea. In this exhibition titled “Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home” he explores the place making aspects of nested memory and architecture with 1:1 scale fabric models of his childhood home in Seoul and his first apartment in Providence, RI.
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The third concert of the Midday Music Series at The Blanton Museum of Art will take place tomorrow, Tuesday November 26, at noon in the Blanton atrium. The UT Jazz Department will be performing a piece composed in response to one of Peruvian artist Fernando de Szyszlo’s paintings. Admission is free to students, staff, and faculty.
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Ever wanted to look straight at the sun? Well you can, safely, with the help of SpaceWeather.com and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center. In addition to images of the sun in the visible spectrum, these sites maintain videos, x-ray images, aurora alerts and other up-to-date information on the weather in our cosmic neighborhood. To give some perspective for the above image, the dark spots on the surface are about one earth-diameter wide.
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Unwoven Light, at Rice University’s gallery space, was created by the artist Soo Sunny Park. Lengths of twisted chain-link fence and hundreds of plexiglass squares make up this sparkling installation. Experience Unwoven Light in this making-of video and see more of Park’s work on her website.
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What would happen if five million cubic miles of ice melted and entered our oceans? National Geographic explores sea level rise through a series of interactive maps examining what our world would look like if all the ice were to melt and increase mean sea level by 216 feet. These fascinating maps help us to imagine what would happen to the landscapes, cities, and lives on the edge.
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Alaine Delorme captures ephemeral patterns created by small European birds called starlings in his series Murmurations. Starlings flock together in seemingly choreographed formations with sudden movements that create unique, never-to-be repeated moments. Delorme then recreates these moments using plastic bags as a comment on their threat to the natural world.
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In his series of art installations, artist Mark Jenkins utilizes mundane materials to create surreal sculptures in cities around the world. These head-turning pieces of embodied and disembodied human forms raise questions of performance and observation as documented in his photographs. For more information on the artist check out his website.
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Color theory at your fingertips! In celebration of Josef Albers’s 1963 publication, Interaction Of Color, Yale University Press has created a digital version of Albers’s seminal work on color as an application for the iPad. This interactive version is composed of the full text of the book and video footage in addition to manipulable color studies and plates. For more information on the artist and educator check out the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation website.
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For the month of November, Landmarks will be featuring Gordon Matta-Clark’s video Splitting in the Art Building atrium from 8 a.m. to midnight. Matta-Clark’s Anarchitecture is an ephemeral series of work that involved cutting into buildings set for demolition. Splitting documents the largest and most celebrated of these pieces, making a statement about the dehumanization of the modern world.
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