2003

Banned: Sun Yuan & Peng Yu’s controversial dogs video

The video work titled Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other has only recently been removed from Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition series known as Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World. The video series has been met with disapproval and disparagement not only by some art critics but animal lovers and welfare organizations as well. …

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Abbas Kowsari’s surprising photos of veiled female police squad in Iran

In 2003 the first females ever graduated from Iran’s police academy in the capital city Tehran, after undergoing training for three years. Spiritual leader Ayatollah Khamenei himself had to give permission to Tehran’s police chief Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf to create the first all-female police unit. “During Qalibaf’s time as police chief,” Kowsari said, “policewomen performed …

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Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project – Why did he try to recreate the sun?

Olafur Eliasson has created a gigantic installation which in 2003 took overall space in Tate Modern, London. The artwork, a sun rising out of a mist, was bound to keep any visitor in awe. In this project named The Weather Project, the Scandinavian artist recreated the sun and the sky to occupy the Turbine Hall. …

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Kaarina Kaikkonen – These are some of her best installations

Kaarina Kaikkonen is one of the most important artistic sculptors of our time. She is best known for her inventive use of second-hand clothing pieces (mostly jackets & shirts) and molded craft paper to transform public places like churches, streets and plazas into memorable jacket installations. The environment is incorporated into these installations in some …

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Wim Delvoye’s profane messages hammered into rocks in stunning scale

With the advancement of technology, delivering messages has never been this easy. All we do is create emails, text messages and even Twitter posts, and it’s just a click away! Except for the Belgian artist who puts great effort in delivering such message, Wim Delvoye. Delvoye created iconic works by inscribing messages on mountains on …

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Elmgreen & Dragset’s Short-Cut looks like an accident scene

Berlin-based artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset have carved their career out of fixation with objects and their settings and what happens when those particular objects are recontextualized in the name of art. In this instance, the duo was commissioned by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi to create a large-scale installation for Milan’s quintessential shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio …

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