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Kong Lingxi's "Unit Time" in Beijing
In the Chinese art community, Kong Lingxin's work has been widely praised for its simplicity and elegance—characteristics rarely seen among the younger generations of artists in China. Kong's first solo show, "Unit Time" (Shijian Danwei) at ArtDepot...
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Study of Perspective: The White House, 2017 Skate Decks
In response to the current American government, The Skateroom has collaborated with two political artists—Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey—on limited edition skateboard decks. Done in an edition of 666, "Study of Perspective—The White House, 2017" sees...
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Venice Biennale 2017: Thematic Highlights
Anticipation takes hold before we head to Venice for the Biennale Arte, as we consider (and wonder about) what topics will emerge. It's easy to experience the Biennale, now in its 57th iteration, as if you've never seen art before. Curator Christine...
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1. New York Design Week's Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design "Week" has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, "By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design...
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The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference
In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information...
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1. Extraordinary Aurora Given a Very Ordinary Name Termed as an aurora, but technically an aurora-like feature, this phenomenon behaves differently—and has been named differently too. While most auroras ripple and fade horizontally, this one appears...
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Soundsuit
Artist Nick Cave is selling photographs of several of his iconic Soundsuits at Artspace. Usually visible at galleries and art fairs, or worn by dancers in Cave's performance pieces, these sometimes furry, sometimes floral and occasionally metal costumes...
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Interview: Multimedia Artist Yuri Suzuki
One of the more powerful installations at Milan Design Week 2017 was London-based multimedia artist Yuri Suzuki’s “First of all, it’s not 100% demonstrating a car, but they really wanted to demonstrate the concept—the philosophy behind what they...
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Squarespace: Showcasing Talent
As a group of editors constantly on the lookout for emerging designers and artists, the team at CH understands the value of an accurate, beautiful demonstration of talent. Sites can be too busy, or mistake scantness for minimalism. UX problems are...
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1. IKEA's Art Event 2017 Diverse, bold and colorful limited edition prints by 12 different artists will be available as part of IKEA's Art Event 2017. The likes of Amandine Urruty, Jean Jullien, Yasuto Sasada, Steve Harrington and more have contributed...
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1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
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Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
Written by Stockholm-based illustrator and architect Maja Säfström, this little hardcover book is as educational for adults as it is for children. Full of sweet and strange creatures (like the Opabinia, an ancient sea creature; and the Indriotherium;...
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Fondazione Prada, Milan
With over 100 years of history, Prada has long been respected for originality and subtle contradictions—and finding a visually striking balance between dichotomies is what makes the fashion house unique. Milan's Fondazione Prada complex maintains the...
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Highlights From Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
Located in the south east of France, the coal mining city of Saint-Etienne launched the Biennale Internationale Design 20 years ago. The 10th iteration recently opened (and will run through early April). Within, one will find an exploration of the...
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1. New Planets Are a Google Doodle The news that NASA discovered an exoplanet system some 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth—three of which are in the habitable (or Goldilocks) zone—was a big deal yesterday. Never a company to...
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Steven Spazuk's Impressive Fire Art
In a truly romantic tale, artist Steven Spazuk says that the idea to paint using flames came to him in a dream. After his first attempt—which resulted in a page burnt to a crisp—he became obsessed with perfecting the technique. From there, he started...
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1. Artist Sending Trump Artwork in Protest This past weekend, Paul Weston decided to send President Trump a piece of artwork every single day—but not as a gift, as a reminder of the importance of arts funding. This comes hot off the news that...
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