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What happens in Cyprien Gaillard’s Nightlife?

Cyprien Gaillard is known for creating work that interconnects history and nature, as well as humankind’s connection to both. In particular, Gaillard is known for exploring the beauty of failure and the natural collapse of things in general, and in particular, only deeply interested in ruins. His work spans numerous mediums, including etching, performance art, …

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Fischli & Weiss: The groundbreaking way things go

Peter Fischli and David Weiss are two Swiss artists that have made some of the most significant, most unanticipated and funniest artworks of their generation. The Swiss duo, Fischli and Weiss’s celebrated film The Way Things Go had a remarkable influence on the way artists, curators and audiences approached and interpreted art in relation to …

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Thomas Hirschhorn filled entire museum with garbage

Thomas Hirschhorn has grown to become one of the most recognizable leading artists in the global contemporary art world. He gained fame in the 1990s thanks to his space-filling massive collages that were created from disposable materials. Thomas Hirschhorn was born in Switzerland in 1957. Originally trained as a graphic designer, his artworks often feature …

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

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 as …

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Santiago Sierra’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 agreeing …

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Photographer Martin Parr’s breakthrough series The Last Resort

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, Parr has since grown to …

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

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 the stars and celebrities, has a mural created by the …

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

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 conceptual art. He was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and large-scale sculptures. Walter de Maria revolutionized …

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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 and …

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

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 created to commemorate MoMA’s opening in …

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Why did Kimsooja crisscross South Korea with her Bottari Truck?

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 – 2727 Kilometres Bottari Truck, the …

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