Space (2009) by Jay Anderson.
Laser-cut digital c-print with wood and plexiglas, 22 in. x 16 in.
This 1/10 scale model of KOU-AN (Glass Teahouse) by Tokujin Yoshioka, is currently showing at Glasstress 2011, the collateral event of the 54th La Biennale di Vennezia. The completed full-scale work is scheduled to be realized in 2013.
Glasstress 2011, an event in which sculptures and installations of glassworks created by internationally recognized contemporary artists, such as Zaha Hadid, Jan Fabre and Huan Zhang are showcased, runs until November 27th 2011.
Cool works from Arian Behzadi.
I’m a big Barbara Hepworth fan so I am desperate to visit the new Chipperfield designed Hepworth Wakefield, both for the works inside and the architecture of the building.
The identity devised by APFEL is not too shabby either, though it has drawn a certain amount of controversy, with suggestions that maybe the job should have been given to a local Yorkshire agency, comparisons with the Hayward Gallery’s branding and complaints that the new bespoke typeface (Hepworth Regular) should be more rounded, with organic letter forms to better reflect Hepworth’s signature use of oval motifs and natural forms.
Personally I think these criticisms are unfair. I can think of nothing worse than some awful blobby pastiche of Hepworth’s work and I don’t subscribe to the somewhat parochial view that geographical location should be ranked particularly highly in the commissioning process. Surely work should be offered primarily on the merit of a studio’s output and demonstrable ability, not their locality.
Curious artifacts, from the mundane to the fantastical, to be found at Reliquarium.
Shown above from top:
Pigeon Footprint Found in Snow, 2008
Found on Minetta Lane, New York City
Bad Luck, 2011
Hawaiian lava rock rumored to bestow bad luck if removed from the island, found wood, glass, metal tag bearing title.
Second Skin by Hayley May and Fiona Christie, Wellington.