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In celebration of the Fourth of July, here are a few artists who have used fireworks and explosions in their work, from drawing on walls to collaborating with research laboratories to creatively disposing of others’ artworks.
The Guild Hall in East Hampton, Long Island is a rare hybrid of art museum, theater, film center, and concert hall all in one. With hopes of attracting younger audiences to the eighty-year-old Hamptons staple, the center has brought in Alec Baldwin, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, and two young New York City curators for this summer’s program.
If you see nothing, say something.
In the vein of Kehinde Wiley’s Renaissance-inspired paintings, Rineke Dijkstra creates monumental photos of ordinary people.
Anne Koch describes her jewelry as “wearable sculpture,” referring to the careful casting that she executes in designing rings that look like seafood and teeth.
In the small Seto Inland Sea in south Japan, the Benesse Corporation has turned three sparsely inhabited islands into sanctuaries for art.
The Art Institute of Chicago commissions a surreal assortment of brightly colored objects from German artist Katharina Fritsch.