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Daan Roosegaarde’s ‘Waterlicht’ Installation Illuminates Impact of Rising Sea Levels

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde will once again launch his most-popular Waterlicht installation as part of the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in England. The stunning presentation will completely immerse visitors into a virtual body of water made using LED technology and accompanying software. The monumental showcase is more than just visual eye-candy, rather, Roosegaarde aims to […]

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Ordinary Sketches Become Instant Masterpieces With “Vincent” A.I.

A team of ingenious engineers over at technology firm Cambridge Consultants has fabricated an A.I. machine that turns ordinary sketches into a digital art masterpiece. Dubbed “Vincent” after the legendary Van Gogh, the interactive software can generate iconic works of post-Renaissance art (works of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Picasso) through a complex series of machine […]

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D*Face to Launch “Happy Never Ending” Exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery

An artwork by D*Face is a pop art token of some harrowing memory that most of us can relate with. The multi-media British artist’s forthcoming exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery pulls at the heartstrings with works dedicated to “the tragedy of losing someone you love,” said the artist. Dubbed “Happy Never Ending,” the acclaimed creative’s […]

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A Look Into the Life of Renowned Japanese Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Legendary Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is known for creating arresting images undoubtedly erotic and boundary-pushing. While his work’s signature sensuality speaks volumes on its own, the process behind the final 2D pieces reveals another dimension to the contemporary artist’s creative process and philosophy. For the latest episode of Nowness’s Photographers in Focus series, we are […]

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Mr. Discusses His Career and the Responsibility Attached to Being a Japanese Artist

From a historical standpoint, Japan shares a particularly interesting relationship to the rest of the world. The small, island country has suffered multiple invasions, attacks and periods of isolation, making the formation of a unified culture and artistic style especially critical to Japanese identity. That said, the exchange of influence between the world and Japan […]

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Haroshi Launches His First Zine Spotlighting Skate Deck Masterpieces

Storied Japanese artist Haroshi has launched his first-ever zine with Switzerland publisher Innen Books. Titled “Still Pushing Despite The Odds,” the twenty-page tome spotlights a diverse range of artwork and sculptural masterpieces created by the Picasso of recycled skateboard decks. Additionally, a batch of collaborative projects are also observed in the book, ranging from his […]

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Haroshi Launches His First Zine Spotlighting Skate Deck Masterpieces

Storied Japanese artist Haroshi has launched his first-ever zine with Switzerland publisher Innen Books. Titled “Still Pushing Despite The Odds,” the twenty-page tome spotlights a diverse range of artwork and sculptural masterpieces created by the Picasso of recycled skateboard decks. Additionally, a batch of collaborative projects are also observed in the book, ranging from his […]

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Zaha Hadid Architects Bathes a German Palace in Light

Having been shortlisted for the World Building of the Year Award 2017 back in July, Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed a new — and somewhat less concrete — work in Karlsruhe, Germany. Part of the city’s future-facing Schlosslichtspiele Festival, “Behaviour Morphe” projects an impressive light display onto the 170-meter-long frontage of an imposing Baroque palace. Based on real-time […]

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Among Week’s Best Art, Andres Serrano for Supreme

Appropriation in art has been long disputed. Not only is it debated in postmodern artwork, but heated talks of artists stealing another person’s artwork go back to the Renaissance era with Roman painters pilfering inspiration from the Greeks—even the Dada movement’s appropriation of everyday objects is just another filibuster in this whole pretentious powwow. In […]

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Daniel Arsham’s “Blue Garden” Brings Reflection to Rio de Janeiro

Following on from the “Lunar Sand” installation in his home city of NYC, artist Daniel Arsham has unveiled his latest immersive sculpture. Popping up in Rio de Janeiro, “Blue Garden” sees the adidas-collaborating artist offer his take on a traditional Japanese zen garden in sand, stone, wood, concrete and plants. The installation has been presented by the […]

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London’s V&A Museum Transformed by Otherworldly Light Installation

To coincide with this year’s London Design Festival, the city’s Victoria & Albert Museum has tapped London-based artist and designer Flynn Talbot for an immersive installation. Taking over the Prince Consort Gallery — a 35-meter-long gallery that was once used as a storage space — the light installation is described as a “color experience.” The installation […]

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Artists Create Impressive Artworks Using NYC MetroCards

Artists Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy have recently partnered with The New York Academy of Art to produce a monumental exhibition dedicated to artworks created out of NYC MetroCards. Titled “Single Fare 4,” the showcase marks the fourth installment of Kagan and Roy’s ongoing project that asks artists to reimagine the quintessential Big Apple object to […]

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Jason Freeny Dissects Spongebob, Mario & More for “Plastic Surgeon” Exhibit

New York-based sculptor Jason Freeny made art headlines this past April when he posted an artwork that looks eerily similar to KAWS’ most-famous Companion figure in its Flayed iteration. Now, the renegade artist is back with new dissected pieces as part of an upcoming solo exhibition called “Plastic Surgeon” which will take place at the […]

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Edoardo Tresoldi Transforms Paris’ Le Bon Marché Department Store

Italian sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi is the latest artist to take over Paris’ Le Bon Marché department store, after Ai Wei Wei exhibited his Er Xi installation there back in 2016. Tresoldi’s “Aura” is inspired by traditional Italian architecture, with two large domes suspended from the building’s glass roof. The first structure is made of corrugated metal […]

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