In honor of Vo’s 2012 Hugo Boss Prize, the Guggenheim is opening an exhibition that shows a more personal and intimate side of Vo’s work.
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.
An artist’s exhibition focusing on renditions of the American flag ignites a frenzy in a normally quiet New York suburb.
Cynthia is an ungainly sight. She wears hemorrhoid pillow dresses. There’s a constant look of displeasure on her face. Her voice is pained and slightly monotonous. To numb her boredom, she surrounds herself with the stuff of infomercials – new age kitsch and painted sand. She is the alter ego of video and performance artist Shana Moulton, one of ten New York-based artists being profiled in Art21’s “New York Close-Up” Series. The protagonist of Moulton’s long-running Whispering Pines (2002 – ) series, Cynthia is the digital age’s American dreamer.