2007

Posts that feature are art made or presented in 2007.

Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Spanish born Lara Almarcegui who currently lives in Rotterdam has always had a deep curiosity for examining processes of contemporary transformation that are brought about by the social, political and economic transformations in society. Since the early 1990s, Lara has examined urban areas that most artists choose not focus on such as rubble from …

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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

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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Artist Susan Silton covers entire museum with colorful tarp

What did Susan Silton do? Susan Silton’s piece Inside Out is regarded in two parts, while it is an exploration of the duality of stripes as mutually a signifier and as an extremely utilized decorative pattern. Her installation “inside” functioned as a store chock-full with numerous striped objects for sale, exposing the innocent function of …

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Artist Yin Xiuzhen & her 14 meter minibus Collective Unconscious

Collective Subconscious Collective Subconscious is a large-scale interactive installation created by Beijing-based artist Yin Xiuzhen. She has spent the last twenty-five years creating and displaying works that reflect her surrounding environment and her relationship with it. Her works are usually personal and environmentally engaging and typically site-specific. Collective Subconscious, which is composed of a bisected …

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Andreas Gursky’s sensational photos of North Korea’s mass games

About Andreas Gursky Renowned for his large-format color photographs charting themes of globalized society at work and play, Andreas Gursky’s production employs the digital technology to capture and refine an astounding compilation of detail on an epic scale. The perspective in many of Gursky’s photographs is drawn from an elevated vantage point. This position enables …

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Cayetano Ferrer’s optical illusion billboard in South Korea

About Cayetano Ferrer’s describes his works like this: My work ends up being the result of the question: what exactly is an illusion? Is everything we see on a screen or a printed photograph an illusion? Is culture implicated in illusion? Can language itself be an illusion? Photos All images by Cayetano Ferrer/cayetanoferrer.net unless otherwise noted. …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

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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Nadav Kander: 3 years taking photos of China’s longest river

Nadav Kander – Chongqing I, Chongqing Municipality Nadav Kander’s trips to China For his Yangtze photos Nadav Kander came to China several times in 2005 to 2007, visited 186 cities and traveled along the world’s third-largest river, from the spring in the Himalaya to the mouth. Humans are usually just portrayed as small figures next …

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