Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pulling water from the air, sending art to the moon, raising funds for people in Ukraine and more

New Low-Cost Material Can Pull Buckets of Drinking Water from the Air Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin developed a low-cost gel film that can pull multiple liters of drinking water from the air—even in arid conditions—and release it easily. The material is made up of two common and inexpensive ingredients: konjac gum and cellulose. The gum’s porous structure attracts water from the …

Judy Chicago’s First-Ever Virtual Artwork, Rainbow AR

Berlin-based non-profit arts organization Light Art Space (LAS) commissioned acclaimed feminist artist Judy Chicago to continue her decades-spanning Atmospheres series of Smoke Sculpture imagery—but in augmented reality. Thus, a new work can be viewed worldwide today on one’s phone. Working with producers at International Magic and sound designer Colin Bailey, the artist’s “Judy Chicago Rainbow” is an interactive experience of shifting color and sound with …

New Art Dealers Alliance’s Month-Long Communal Online “Fair” Opens

Open now through 21 June, presented in weekly installments, a cooperative virtual fair from New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) shares 20% of all sales equally among its 200 participating galleries and another 20% with all exhibiting artists (and 10% goes to the organization, in lieu of an entry fee). Simply dubbed “Fair,” NADA’s online event aims to foster a collaborative spirit in the art world. …