Carl Akeley, the father of modern taxidermy, examines his kill. A tranquil scene emerges on the island of Naoshima, Japan, where the Chichu Art Museum lies underground. MoMA PS1 presents Wendy, a massive water-spewing, pollution-fighting piece of eco-art, which the young boy in Rineke Dijkstra’s beach portrait would undoubtedly love. Finally, Michael Heizer’s 340-ton Levitated Mass, initially conceived over forty years ago, is finally complete.
Carl Akeley, the “father of modern taxidermy,” with the leopard he killed with his bare hands. Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Chichu Art Museum on Naoshima island, Japan (via Esoteric Survey).
Rendering of HWKN’s Wendy, 2012. Courtesy of HWKN and MoMA PS1.
Rineke Dijkstra, Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 13, 1996. Chromogenic print, 117 × 94 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.
Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass, 2012. © Michael Heizer. Courtesy of LACMA.