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Seiko Mikami - Desire of Codes
This installation by Seiko Mikami, consisting of three parts, is currently set up in YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media. Large number of tentacles-like devices with built-in cameras are placed across a huge wall, while six robotic “search arms” equipped with cameras and projectors are suspended from the ceiling tracking the visitors. Data is collected and assembled, presenting elements of past and present back to the viewer. Video
Spanning nearly five decades, and coinciding with the artist’s 80th birthday, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is a major retrospective exhibition that groups together significant moments of his remarkable career.
Since the 1960s, Gerhard Richter has immersed himself in a rich and varied exploration of painting. Gerhard Richter: Panorama highlights the full extent of the artist’s work, which has encompassed a diverse range of techniques and ideas. It includes realist paintings based on photographs, colourful gestural abstractions such as the squeegee paintings, portraits, subtle landscapes and history paintings.
Modern Art Oxford presents Teacher of Dance, the first major UK exhibition of the Seoul- and Berlin-based artist Haegue Yang. Yang has developed a distinctive practice of colourful and sensorial installations and sculptures that seek to occupy the spaces where public and private meet and contend with one another. Through her work, Yang discloses narratives, individual portraits and her own sentiments, reflecting the balance of research and intuitive enquiry that underlies her practice. She predominantly uses materials drawn from the domestic realm, yet employs an abstract language to free the work from any narratives that influenced her production process. (via)
Ahead of her astonishing multimedia album, iPad ‘App Suite’ and performance residency, Dazed invites Björk to explore her influences as a guest editor for a very special 200th issue of Dazed, featuring some of the world’s leading scientists, creative technologists and musical pioneers — plus Björk herself! (via)
I saw this piece at Collect in May and it’s beautiful, definitely worth clicking through to see at high resolution. This bowl is made of copper and the inside is gilded with silver. The outside has this beautiful bluey indigo patina where Nishikata has accentuated the texture on the copper by applying liver of sulphur then rubbing it back, then boiled in a solution to create the beautiful blue colour (via).
Right now, on display at the Nancy Margolis Gallery are Eva Hild’s aluminum outdoor sculptures.
“Hild, known for her white and dark ethereal flowing ceramic forms, has ventured to another material and process. Hild’s new sculpture is made of aluminum, may be installed outdoors, is similar in design to her elegant white and dark sculpture, however the process is quite different.”
“Hild builds the initial model for the sculpture, and the skilled technicians at the foundry prepare the mold from the model. After the casting is completed it is coated with a sealer to protect the surface from erosion. Hild also has made very large scale public sculptures that are installed in Boras, Sweden where she lives and works, and in other locations in Sweden.”
We already sawBjörk driving a car whilst listening to her forthcoming single Crystalline, but here is a better quality snippet of that new song. The single should be out later this month (June 30, apparently); can’t wait to hear this in full.
UPDATE Audio replaced with the full song. Björk reclaims whatever throne she used to have. (via)
Bebel Gilberto - So Com Voce (Thievery Corporation Remix) (via)
“We only realize the true value of the things in the moment of losing them, “BREATH” is my latest work, focuses on breath, a vital activity of human-beings which is controlled by ourselves. An infinite number of air bubbles appeared in the water enables us to see ‘breath’ with vivid clarity. Although we breath unconsciously in our ordinary lives, it is not easy to breath under water Losing air that we need for life, being enabled to breath, being controlled by water. We realize true value of things that always exist around us, in the moment of losing them. Some people accepts its control and wait for the end to come without bidding defiance to it, The others are thirst for life, struggling against it and trying to control themselves. That is the contrast of holding on to life, which appears clearly under water. “BREATH” asks viewers questions. What is the things you should know the value of, hold on to and control? And what is the most necessary thing for your life?” (via)