Detritus by Jonathan Schipper

An interactive salt-based art installation, complete with a usable jacuzzi, that exists in a constant state of change

Humans have, and continue to be, in a constant push to alter our surroundings to suit our individual needs. From the first settlements of early man to modern suburban sprawl, our necessity to build and change, despite our technological advances, is always kept in check by larger natural forces. However, the ways in which we experience time—our time signature—does not allow us to see the …

Shoplifter’s Solstice Installation

Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir pays tribute to the sun in her mixed-media sculpture

The summer solstice is the official start of summer and the longest day of the year. It’s also a time to get together with friends and family for food, drinks and—in the higher reaches of the northern hemisphere—bask in the midnight sun. Nobody celebrates the summer solstice, or midsummer, quite like the Nordics, with their all-night parties and ancient traditions. In honor of the solstice, …

The Guggenheim App

The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum launches a mobile app to coincide with the opening of artist James Turrell's solo exhibition

Replacing the embarrassingly bulky recorder and headset once required for an audio tour, the Guggenheim’s new mobile app comes flush with insightful information, images and video to enhance past and present art exhibitions held in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum. While the Guggenheim isn’t the first to use the mobile platform—the MoMA introduced their own app in May of 2012, for example—the launch comes …