Lighting the Sails

Laurie Anderson uses Sydney's Opera House as a canvas for spectacular projections

For the city’s second annual winter celebration, Vivid Sydney tapped the immensely talented and ultra creative performance artist Laurie Anderson to transform the famed Sydney Opera House. “Lighting The Sails” does just that, turning the shell-like rooftops into a slideshow of vibrant images, projecting everything from leopard-print patterns to hair. (Click images for detail.) While the project is something of a departure for an artist …

37 Or So Ingredients

A beautifully-shot deconstruction of the Twinkie offers a scientific look at its contents

Breaking down the deleteriously toothsome Twinkie, photographer Dwight Eschliman documents the Hostess confection by exposing all of its ingredients in a simple format. From mundane sugar to the alien Red 40 (above), the petri-dish-style portraits offer a concerning view of that old adage, “you are what you eat.” Highlighted on Good, the photos are also available in his book “37 Or So Ingredients.” See selected …

Breaking The Rules: What Is Contemporary Art?

A new book delivers a kid-friendly perspective on modern art

For budding esthetes, the new children’s book from L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art attempts to distill the extensive roster of major modern talent into a clear, easy-to-read format. “Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art?,” describes each chosen artwork—such as “Delicious” (Felix Gonzalez-Torres‘ candied installation above), “Lovable Horror” (Victor Estrada’s “Happiness” monster) and “Autobiographical” (Robert Rauschenberg‘s shadow box)—in kid-friendly terrms. Covering a wide range of …