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Empowering you to engage with art
“Afrogallonism” is the word coined by artist Serge Attukwei Clottey in reference to his large-scale pieces constructed out of yellow gallon containers sourced from his home in Ghana.⠀ ⠀ His “Afrogallonism” creations address Ghana’s history of colonialism, trade and migration. The yellow oil gallon, known as “Kufuor” gallons, after John Kufuor, the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana whose tenure is linked to serious water shortages in Accra, are introduced into Ghana as oil canisters; they are then used to transport water and store petrol. Repurposing the plastic vessels also touches upon waste and consumerism.⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @soldesign_col
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Miami-based artist, writer and performer, A.G., debuted his new EP, 'Zeitgeist Machine,' as a fully immersive installation focused on production and engagement.⠀ ⠀ “What I wanted to say with this show, which is sort of a prelude to the rest of the work I’m developing, is that I, me, as an individual, am here, not as someone who wants the spotlight, but as someone who wants to stand in the spotlight to show the audience that all it is is an individual, a spotlight, and some ideas worth sharing.” ⠀ —A.G. on Zeitgeist Machine via @cul@cultured_mag⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @cultured_mag
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Site-specific installation at the MAP project Space in Kochi by artist French artist Georges Rousse and Greek design engineer Nassia Inglessis. ⠀ ⠀ Rousse’s geometric installations at first appear disjointed and randomly painted across multiple planes. However, his compositions come together from a specific vantage point, where his camera is positioned to perfectly capture the optical illusions he’s created.⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @artforum
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A former doctor, Wolfgang Laib uses perishable, organic material (pollen, milk, wood, rice, etc) to create ephemeral installations inspired by Eastern spiritualism and philosophy.⠀ ⠀ Shown here is his 2013 installation at MOMA, “Pollen from Hazelnut,” which spanned a 18 x 20 ft. room. The pollen used in Laib’s practice is carefully collected by the artist from the natural environment surrounding his home.⠀ ⠀ “Pollen is the potential beginning of the life of the plant. It is as simple, as beautiful, and as complex as this. And of course it has so many meanings. I think everybody who lives knows that pollen is important.” —Wolfgang Laib⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @abstrac.ted
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In "Beetle Sphere," Indonesian-based sculptor, Ichwan Noor, takes the vehicle's iconic, curved form to the extreme, presenting viewers with perfectly shaped spheres.⠀ ⠀ Noor's choice of the VW Beetle is two-fold and continues his exploration of mankind's relationship with cars and the rise of driving culture. Selected for both its unique form--which was purportedly designed by Adolf Hitler as "the people's car" (its namesake)--and the beloved design's nearly unchanged production for decades. ⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @avant.arte
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Monday Mood brought to you by Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari.⠀ ⠀ These fun collaborations bring humor, wit, and surreal elements into the vernacular of commercial image making and are featured in Cattelan & Ferrari's bi-annual publication, Toilet Paper Magazine [@toiletpapermagazineofficial]⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @collecteurs
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Calling all our art lovers in Massachusetts! In July 2019, Doug Aitken will be launching a series of happenings featuring his amazing reflective hot air balloon as part of a project entitled “New Horizon.”⠀ ⠀ “New Horizon” will be on view for 2 weeks in July at 8 different locations across Massachusetts. You can find a schedule @dougaitkenworkshop website to participate.⠀ ⠀ Aitken is taking on this ambitious undertaking with the Trustees of Reservations as part of the nonprofit organization’s Art & the Landscape initiative, a program dedicated to conservation and preservation while also showcasing large-scale works connected to nature.⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @victoriamirogallery⠀ ⠀ Tag your friends in Massachusetts
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The orange wall shown here accompanies a line from Frank O’Hara’s poem, “Why I A Not a Painter” and was presented at @TanyaBonakdarGallery as part of artist Haim Steinbach’s solo exhibition in May of this year. ⠀ ⠀ Steinbach created a site-specific installation which used exposed building materials to reimagine the architecture of the Gallery and invite visitors to consider the ways in which architecture influences one’s understanding of object, context, language, color, and cultural structures.⠀ ⠀ Image Credit: @c.a.daily
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