With »Apparatus«, American artist Roxy Paine introduces a new chapter in his work, a series of large scale dioramas. Inspired by spaces and environments designed to be activated via human interaction, a fast-food restaurant and a control room, the dioramas present spaces and objects which are hand carved from birch and maple wood and formed from steel, encased and frozen in time, void of human presence, making their inherent function obsolete. Apparatus was Paine’s first solo exhibition in Chicago at Kavi Gupta Gallery.
»Carcass«, 2013, birch, maple wood, glass, fluorescent, 13′ 7″ x 20′ 1/2″ x 13′ 13/16″ (H x W x D)
Kavi Gupta Chicago | Berlin
Photo: Joseph Rynkiewicz
Musicians With Guns – Overstepping Artifacts by Ricardo Montalban.
musicians with guns – overstepping artifacts
The series Broken Botany by Australian photographer Lisa Sorgini was captured after a visit on the outskirts of Melbourne after a few days in a row of windstorms.
All images © Lisa Sorgini 2013
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Toronto’s Egyptrixx aka David Psutka has been busy with various studio production projects as well as recording and touring with his side-project Hiawatha. His return as Egyptrixx takes the form of a multi-media collaboration with Berlin-based visual artist A N F – Andreas Nicolas Fischer, who created a visual counterpart to the tracks that make up new album »A/B til Infinity«. In the video for Ax//s, Psutka’s relentless, repetitive techno is the hellish complement to Fischer’s boundless, molten planet.
Egyptrixx – Ax//s
What are we talking about when we talk about sculpture? New York based photographer Andrea Galvani calls widely accepted definitions of the medium into question. Thus A Few Invisible Sculptures: The Perception of Immateriality provides a sober and insightful reflection on the function of contemporary sculpture, radically extending its boundaries. The work consists of an interdisciplinary body of work including sound sculpture, drawings, text-based works, collages and photographs what the artist describes as an »architecture of the invisible«, a kind of intervention in form of a mobile sculpture.
A few invisible sculptures #1, Andrea Galvani © 2012
All images © Aandrea Galvani.
What happens to Olympic facilities after the games are over? Some are turned into training facilities, theaters, concert halls, museums and so on. But many of them are abandoned. Check out this great series of 30 haunting images from past Summer and Winter Olympics which now lie abandoned and overgrown.
Athens 2004 Summer Olympics
Diving pool at the Aquatic Center
Field Hockey Stadium
Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics
Mount Igman Ski Jump
Overgrown Bobsled Track
Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics
Main Swimming Stadium
Main Swimming Stadium