World Map Archive

Hand-drawn maps from across the globe reveal regional and individual perceptions

Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach’s World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged art project featuring first-try, no-peeking-at-Google, hand-drawn maps submitted from participants across the world. The results of Pollach’s crowd-sourced project will be on show …

Tender Lotto by Seth Kinmont

Explore the concept of value through a winnable artwork

Part of the New Museum’s 2013 Ideas City Festival, Seth Kinmont’s new project, Tender Lotto, explores the concept of value and the creation of it. Rather than just a sculpture to be viewed, Tender Lotto is an artwork to be experienced and involved in—its outcome is entirely dependent on viewers’ actions. People are invited to purchase currency invented specifically for the project, effectively entering a …

I’m So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth

Artist Aïda Ruilova talks about themes of desire, exploitation and escape in her first West Coast show

by Vivianne Lapointe “I’m So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth,” a multidisciplinary exhibition by West Virginia-born, New York-based artist Aïda Ruilova, presents a new series of works on paper created out of 25 Emmanuelle movie posters collected over time, bought by the artist from posters shops and on eBay. The show marks the West Coast debut for the prolific artist, whose work has shown in …