Famously reclusive artist Michael Heizer may have declined to be part of MOCA’s current land art exhibition, but that’s probably because he was busy mounting a 340-ton rock into LACMA’s backyard.
Artists team up to make work inspired by each other, making for an exhibition that doubles as a who’s who of the contemporary art world.
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.
The Art Institute of Chicago commissions a surreal assortment of brightly colored objects from German artist Katharina Fritsch.
Even though Venus over Manhattan is in the heart of art world bustle on Madison Avenue, the gallery sits in stark contrast to the white walls of its neighbors. The space looks more like a bomb shelter than a place for exhibiting art, which is exaggerated by the fact that its inaugural show, À Rebours (Against Nature), takes place in near-darkness.
In 2008, Maarten Vanden Eynde was shocked to discover that there is a “floating landfill,” about the size of the continental United States, made up of tiny plastic particles about 1,000 miles west of California and 1,000 miles north of Hawaii.