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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

humanæ 1. On the Customize screen turn off the Use default mobile theme option under Advanced Options. 2. Алексей Video Art Videos Curator John Hanhardt takes us into the creative and innovative mind of Nam June Paik. Tracing Paik’s career from early experimentation to pioneering media art, Hanhardt shares how this truly global artist transformed the art of the 20th century. The artwork and ideas of the… Read More If you have been near the Internet this week, you must have heard of the video for “Where Are We Now”, a gloomy trip down memory lane and David Bowie’s Berlin years. It’s the first single from “The Next Day,” Bowie’s first studio album in… Read More Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell: heart-breakingly beautiful photographic series in memory of an extraordinary life Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland series has been three years in the makingAll costumes, wigs and sets were constructed on a shoestring budgetSome images took up to five months to createShe would often wait an entire year to find the perfect natural setting for her shots By Stephanie Hirschmiller Published: 14:11 GMT, 17 May 2012 | Updated: 09:34 GMT, 18 May 2012

Jarosław Kubicki Julien Salaud, l'animal hybride sur Culturopoing Artiste étonnant, à la démarche foncièrement originale, Julien Salaud a mis l’animal au centre de son travail. Un animal qu’il pare, transforme, modifie, jusqu’à en faire un être hybride, à la fois fascinant et effrayant. Ce chantre du chamanisme, cet adepte des autres cultures, s‘est vu confier récemment une des salles du nouveau Palais de Tokyo et expose actuellement au Loft de la Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève. Plastic Cups Become Fields of Snow It’s not the first thing you think of when you see a package of plastic cups, but Tara Donavan has been making beautiful sculptures with the mass produced items… and they look a lot like fields of snow. By taking transparent plastic cups and stacking them at varying heights, then placing them side-by-side, she makes a rolling field of white. It looks almost soft enough to make a snow angel. See Also Huge Magazine Sculptures Swallow Objects Whole

Frosty Crop Circles Made With Snowshoes The time it takes to create great art is often unfathomable, but imagine if snow were the medium and each piece could take up to ten hours! That sounds excruciating! Snow artist Simon Beck does just that, creating intricate geometric patterns reminiscent of crop circles in the snow, often on top of lakes, in the middle of the night! Meet the Artist Behind Those Amazing, Hand-Knitted Playgrounds In a world of “dumbed-down,” down-right boring playgrounds, the colorful, architectural masterpieces of Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam stand apart. The Japanese artist knits her amazing projects by hand – her most famous project, for example, inside the “Woods of Net” Pavilion at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan, took her about a year to complete. We took a moment to speak with Ms. Horiuchi MacAdam about the Pavilion and her other works, how they bridge the worlds of art and architecture, and how they irresistibly invite the world to play. You can read our interview, and see more images of her fascinating work, after the break… AD: Some of your earlier works, such as “Fibre Columns / Romanesque Church,” are very architectural in nature – were you inspired early on by architecture?

The Paradox of GIF-iti: Street Art You Can See Only Online - Rebecca J. Rosen An artist's quest to make art tailored to the Internet, in the physical spaces of modern Los Angeles, London, and Newcastle That up there might look like some very cool but not particularly unusual street art. And that's pretty much what it is, if you were to see it on the London street where it lives. But that physical instantiation is only a remnant of an art project, not its final stage -- an art project meant not for a city's streets, but for the Internet's showrooms. Here is it in its completed form, a GIF:

View on Canadian Art » Grow Op: Meditations on Landscape at the Gladstone Hotel, Part One I stopped by the Gladstone Hotel‘s latest design exhibition last night. Curated by landscape architect Victoria Taylor, it’s the inaugural year of Grow Op, a landscape-based exhibition of experimental works that seek to ‘uncover new ways of expression and meaning through projects that represent a wide range of approaches from the prosaic to the poetic, the elemental to the ephemeral.’ Grow Op curator, the landscape architect Victoria Taylor in front of a painting by Nick Sweetman.

Complexity Graphics by Tatiana Plakhova I’ve been waiting months for the opportunity to bring Tatiana Plakhova’s work onto Colossal but wanted to make sure it was something brand new that hadn’t been widely circulated online. Just today she published this incredible new series of digital artwork called NOOSPHERE that blends her signature algorithmic and gemotetric line work with landscape photography. If her work is new to you and you want to learn more, start here. Cardboard Headphones Make The Beat Drop Do they have noise cancellation? Nope. A bass boost mode?