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Olafur Eliasson & a pond in a museum – The Meditated Motion

Background Throughout his career, Olafur Eliasson has participated in a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions worldwide. His works have been displayed in numerous private and public collections all over the world, including the Guggenheim Museum as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, just to name a few. Eliasson always includes his audience …

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Santiago Serra’s Tattoo Lines – Paying prostitutes with drugs (SFW)

In a video recording of the process of drawing a tattoo on the back of four women, the documentation by an artist, Santiago Sierra, has a far deeper meaning. The event took place in Salamanca, Spain, in 2000. From the artist’s explanation, the four women are prostitutes and addicted to her*in. Their pay for …

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Photographer Martin Parr’s breakthrough series The Last Resort

Martin Parr’s rise to fame The Last Resort is an unwavering series of photographs that featured the working-class seaside resort of New Brighton, situated in Merseyside, as the primary subject. The series of photographs is what helped to bring Martin Parr to broad public attention during the mid-1980s. Since the launch of the Last Resort, …

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Michael Najjar – Outer Space, ignition, 2019

Michael Najjar & Outer Space – Shooting for the stars

Michael Najjar’s galactic trip Michael Najjar is slated to be the very first artist to travel to space in an exploration of his craft and artistry. His work, Outer Space, was actually created while Najjar was training for the Virgin Galactic project. The Virgin Galactic Project is the brainchild of founder Richard Branson. The project …

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David Hockney’s Pool with Two Figures broke an important record

David Hockney & pools David Hockney’s Roosevelt Hotel pool mural David Hockney is one of Britain’s most influential artists of the 20th century. Hockney is well known in other parts of the world as well, thanks to his internationally recognized works. For instance, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has long been the meeting spot for …

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Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room – What makes it a crowd pleaser?

Who was Walter de Maria? Walter de Maria was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century having participated in four popular movements including installation art, minimalism, land art, and conceptualism. He was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and large-scale sculptures. …

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Photographer William Eggleston’s Democratic Forest book

William Eggleston might not have aroused much attention in his prime time, but his work has continued to gain more and more relevance in today’s society. He’s been compared to the likes of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Faulkner, and rightly so. Of Eggleston’s work, however, The Democratic Forest is perhaps his most ambitious …

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This was Cai Guo-Qiang’s impressive installation Inopportune at the Guggenheim

What is Cai Guo-Qiang known for? Cai Guo-Qiang has been making art since 1985. However, the installation piece that he is perhaps most well known for, or at least helped to propel him to global fame, was his brief but impressive exploding rainbow of fireworks over the East River in 2002. This piece, which was …

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Why did Kimsooja crisscross South Korea with her Bottari Truck?

Kimsooja’s trip through South Korea Kimsooja is a celebrated interdisciplinary artist who uses various artistic disciplines and mediums to weave a tale regarding concepts such as migration and cultural issues. Her work has been praised as giving center stage to these issues, and one of these renowned pieces is the Cities on the Move – …

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Maurice Agis’ Dreamspace tragically killed two people – This is why

What was Dreamspace V? As a commission for Copenhagen, the Dreamspace V creation by Maurice Agis saw the light of day in 1996. Scooping an award of £60,000 from the Art Council of England, everybody was curious about what this boldly colored artwork was all about. At a glance, the PVC-based work was shaped like …

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