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Cyprien Gaillard (b. 1980 in Paris) put up the enormous Neon Indian on the Haus der Statistik at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. The Indian is reminiscent of the logo of the US Baseball team Cleveland Indians. Gaillard often uses this in 1894 created image and refers to the use of indian names and mascots in the US, despite their extermination. Even though those images seem outmoded, they still continue to exist in mass culture, and although Indians were victims of exclusion, some part of their culture serves as marketing tools for American sport teams and others.
The Neon Indian can be see until the 11th of December, then the Haus of Statistik will be teared down.
Neon Indian, 2011
Neon tubes, steel construction
Haus der Statistik
(Image Cyprien Gaillard Neon Indian, 2011 (Skizze), Courtesy: Berliner Künstlerprogramm / DAAD & the artist / Sprüth Magers)
In September Zedz (Amsterdam) will show works at Ruttkowski68 (Cologne, Germany)
The gallery Ruttkowski68 from Cologne is going to present works by Zedz from 2nd of September to 2nd of October.
Zedz (b. 1971) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Art academy and after graduating in 1998 is working as a visual artist.
> read more about the exhibition here
Photographer David Guttenfelder, the chief Asia photographer for The Associated Press, took on North Korea after spending seven years taking photos in Afghanistan. He was granted more access than other photographers and could travel around more freely. His recent photos (2011) from North Korea cover something else than the Arirang Festival, which has been already shown by Andreas Gursky, Noh Suntag and many after them. Certainly most images of Guttenfelder staged in a larger context but they are still remarkable.
A statue known as the Monument to the Three Charters for National Reunification, which symbolizes the hope for eventual reunification of the two Koreas, arches over a highway at the edge of Pyongyang, North Korea
Commuters walk through a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea
A video shows the liftoff of the North Korean Unha-2 rocket to launch the Kwangmyongsong-2 satellite into space, on a screen inside a hall at the Three Revolution Exhibition in Pyongyang, North Korea
A shadow of the 170-meter (560-foot) Juche Tower is cast over the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea. The tall structure at top right is the Ryugyong Hotel, its exterior only recently completed, despite construction starting in 1987.
> Read more in this article by Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief in Seoul, who accompanied Guttenfelder on his trip
New installation, recently shown in the Netherlands
spraypaint/ink on styrofoam,
Shown at Hidden Beauty, Eindhoven (NL)
Hemer used information taken from Google to rebuild the Korean city Ulsan in the game SimCity and showed it later in form of a public sculpture.
Hemer used information by Google and Google Earth to rebuild the Korean city Ulsan in the game SimCity and showed it later in form of a public sculpture.
“This project started with the point of view that much of our cultural knowledge in the contemporary world is gained from online digital media and interface. As such there is often a disconnection between the fragmented nature of digital culture and real histories and culture.
As an international artist removed from the historical realties of Ulsan, I choose to respond to the location through the cultural means that are most obvious to me. While working in Sydney I began the project by locating Ulsan through various Google and Google Earth searches to geographically understand Ulsan. I then used the geographical information to create a virtual map of Ulsan in the computer game Simcity. Using this map I played Simcity for one month- to reimagine and recreate my own Ulsan. Using 3D models of actual Korean and International buildings created by online gaming users, and hacks within the game to produce my own colour buildings, I was able to create a city that is a combination of real and fantastical elements.
The installation of this project presents the map of Ulsan based around the Taehwa River back to the local population- to question, provoke, and engage with both the real and imagined Ulsan. Additionally, the media work captures fly-bys of the game in play.”
The project was on display at the Taehwa-river Eco Art Festival (태화강국제설치미술제) in Ulsan, Korea.
> More installations of Andre Hemer on Public Delivery