Onishi Yasuaki Website KAYOKOYUKI この度KAYOKOYUKIは、10/24（水）から11/24（土）まで、青木真莉子、有賀慎吾、土居下太意、野沢裕の4人のアーティストによる展覧会『地点 -POU STO-』を、千代田線沿線の3つの会場にわたって開催いたします。会場は、西日暮里の「TALION GALLERY」（10月28日［日］-11月24日［土］）、湯島の「JIKKA」（11/9日［金）-24日［土］）、もう一つは表参道にて行われる青参道アートフェア（10月24日［水）-11月4日［日］）の「JAMIN PUECH」ショップ内です。3会場の会期が異なりますので、足をお運びになる際にはご注意頂けますと幸いです。 青木真莉子（1985年生まれ）が扱う素材は熊や鹿、海亀の剥製から、カラフルなラメ素材、蛍光色、パフォーマーとしての身体まで、物質を愛しい存在へと昇華させる道具として選ばれています。剥製の首を切り落とす、あるいは仮面を剥ぐという行為は、その物を視覚的イメージから解放し自由を獲得する為の手段であり、光を鮮やかに反射するようにコーティングされた断面は、生き物として、また一人の女性としての存在そのものを映し出す鏡としての役割でもあります。 場所も性質も異なる3会場にて開催されるこの展覧会では、ギャラリーの次世代を担う4人のアーティストをご紹介いたします。 マザースペース, 6min, video, 2012 マザースペース, resizable, mixed media, 2012 鳥屋, 20min, video, 2011 New Garden ～繕い少女～, F30, mixed media, 2010 青木真莉子 埼玉生まれ 東京造形大学大学院修了 主な展示 〈いないいないGO〉相模原市民ギャラリー（神奈川県） 〈KOSHIKI ART PROJECT〉（甑島/鹿児島） 〈リムトリップ〉ANEXギャラリー（東京） 〈Ongoing Festival〉Art Center Ongoing （東京） 〈the two geostationary objects〉Art Center Ongoing（東京） 〈Ongoing X'mas〉Art Center Ongoing （東京） 〈アートアワードトーキョー2012〉丸の内行幸地下ギャラリー（東京） 受賞歴 ZOKEI賞 Mariko Aoki Born in Saitama.
Watch: A Huge Kinetic Sculpture Balanced Miraculously On A Single Feather I’ve happened across enough contact juggling videos on YouTube to know that souped-up circus routines are a dime a dozen on the Internet. But Balance, a short film directed by Tobias Hutzler, is the first I’ve been able to watch without laughing. Balance stars Maedir Eugster, the 58-year-old "balance master” and co-founder/director of Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque, a performance art troupe based in Switzerland. Eugster, clad only in pantaloons (and maybe some eyeliner for effect?) spends the video building a temporary sculpture, based on a single feather. Then, thanks to physics, the whole thing collapses without Eugster’s steady hand. [H/t Ignant]
MAYA LIN STUDIO 13 | After Afghanistan, A Vet Finds His Talent For Felted Animals Kiyoshi Mino is a farmer who needle-felts incredibly realistic small animals for fun. The Illinois native had no intention of being an artist--or a man of the land, for that matter--but two stints in Afghanistan gave him a new perspective on personal priorities, and significantly changed the course of his life. After studying evolutionary biology as an undergrad Mino went straight into the army, and his four years of service included one deployed abroad. “My unit was tasked with disrupting Taliban movements into Afghanistan along the border with Pakistan in the Paktika province,” he tells Co.Design. “We spent three months up in the mountains going from village to village, sleeping under the stars or our Humvees. Most of these villages were so remote that we were the first foreigners they’d seen since the Russian Invasion. That experience led Mino to question the quality-of-life standards that most Americans are often born-and-bred to hold dear.
Giant Glowing Sculpture Made From Crushed PET Bottles Rises at the Venice Architecture Bienniale A freestanding sculpture made from thousands of salvaged PET bottles popped up at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Created by Rodrigo Garcia and Maciej Siuda, this repurposed public art installation titled Devebere represents the massive amounts of waste we create. Garcia and Siuda created Devebere after winning the Gau:di student competition for sustainable architecture. The temporary sculpture provided a free space for recreation and relaxation—and created some cool shadows—during the city’s Biennale. The sculpture was made by first cleaning the outside of the bottles, then taking the label and top off, and sucking the air out of them, which makes them much stronger. + Devebere Photo © Devebere Via Experimenta
Welded Steel Sculptures Look Different from Various Angles Through his emotive metal sculptures, Hungarian sculptor Aron Majoros explores human equilibrium both physical and emotional. One female figure stands tiptoe on the edge of a thin vertical sheet, evoking an intense feeling in the viewer, and prompting the physical uneasiness of vertigo. The fragmented sculptures are meticulously welded together piece by piece. Both of the life-size standing figures are composed of hundreds of circles only a few centimeters in diameter. While they look solid from the front, when viewed from any other angle, you'll see that Aron's figures are half-formed. Dr. Aron Majoros' website via [doloresdepalabra]
Loopcamp: Giant Musical Recycled Paper Cylinders Rise From The Dusty Desert Plain at Burning Man The desert extravaganza Burning Man started in 1986 as a small gathering of free-thinking artists, but it has since evolved into a storied pilgrimage for creatives that attracts about 50,000 people each year. In 2012, Stéphane Malka of Malka Architecture took to the flat and dusty scene of Black Rock City in Nevada with Loopcamp - an installation comprised of giant recycled paper cylinders of different widths and heights that serve two important functions. Hit the jump for the "deets." Black Rock City is carefully organized in a giant semi-circle with grid rows that all face the open desert, and the scene of the final burning event. Malka Architecture installed their recycled cylinders, which look like giant paper towel cartons, in an open space amid the geodesic domes and art cars and half-naked participants. Loopcamp’s was specifically oriented in a semi circle that faces directly into oncoming winds in order to take advantage of wind pressure to create a giant wind chime.