Flora Bloom 1 Rug

Artist Santi Moix thoughtfully depicts biomorphic flowers inhabiting the phases between life and death. The Barcelona-based artist worked with contemporary rug-maker Nanimarquina to translate these paintings into The Flora Collection, a series of hand-tufted rugs, characterized by biodegradable wool. The collection includes petal-shaped as well as traditionally sized rugs. The Bloom 1 and Bloom 2 respectively represent two stages in a flower’s life: wilting and …

Anthony Akinbola Ponders the Naturalization of Fetish at Sean Kelly Gallery

Paintings made from durags, a taxidermied goat and more in this NYC show

Along the front hall and bottom floor of New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, a taxidermized goat contemplates a self-portrait, durags camouflage themselves as paintings and a diamond hides somewhere between it all. When separated, these elements may feel unrelated. Together, they reveal their relationship to each other—fetish, consumption and beauty: themes that populate Anthony Akinbola‘s latest exhibit, Natural Beauty. On view until 22 October, the Nigerian …

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An AI art exhibition, a structure that predates Stonehenge, raising awareness about unpaid labor in prisons and more

Climate-Resistant Breadfruit Could Help Fight Food Insecurity Many of our most consumed crops (like corn and wheat) will continue to be negatively effected by the climate crisis, leading to food insecurity for many, but scientists believe that the humble breadfruit could be part of the solution. High in fiber and rich with various minerals and vitamins, breadfruit (which is native to the Pacific Islands) is …