2006

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 as to what this boldly colored artwork was all about. At a glance, the PVC based work was …

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Why did He Yunchang carry this stone around Great Britain for 112 days?

Introduction Chinese performance artist He Yunchang has been using his body as the main prop in his art pieces. His performances are often hard on endurance, and he has to go to the extremes to showcase his might. He Yunchang carries stone around the perimeter of Great Britain On 23 September 2006, he collected a …

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

Tehran’s first all-female police unit In 2003 the first females ever graduated from Iran’s police academy in the capital city Tehran, after undergoing training of 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. Abbas Kowsari about his project …

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Mohamed Bourouissa’s Périphérique – Front row seat to Parisian ghetto

Mohamed Bourouissa’s Parisian suburb photos Mohamed Bourouissa’s photos, like those of many photojournalists work, feature impoverished, stylish young African and Arab men and women, some who are immigrants while others are the children of immigrants, living in suburban housing projects on the peripheries of Paris. His works depicts the tensions and the many issues that …

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Thomas Demand’s Grotto – 52 tons of cardboard cut into 900,000 pieces

Introduction Thomas Demand has ignited the imaginations and adventurous sides of viewers with his photography piece, titled Grotto. Pulling viewers into an underground cavern covered in beautiful bright stalactites and stalagmites, art lovers find themselves in the center of the earth. However, if viewers look a little deeper, they will find that there is much …

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Kaarina Kaikkonen – These are some of her best installations

Kaarina Kaikkonen’s biography Kaarina Kaikkonen is one of the most important artistic sculptors of our time. She is best known for her inventive use of second-hand pieces of clothing (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 …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

Introduction Broken Manual by photographer Alec Soth is a compelling series that was created over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male—Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resultant work is a group of portraits …

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