February 28, 2013 10

West 8: Guangzhou Huadi sustainable masterplan

West 8’s winning entry for the ‘Guangzhou Huadi masterplan’ capitalizes on the southern chinese history of horticultural fecundity to provide the city with a restorative and sustainable trajectory. As the delta land rapidly industrialized, land use scaled back the natural ecosystem of wetlands and created a scattered and severely polluted urban landscape. The proposal aims […]

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February 26, 2013 8

Money jewelry – increasing value by Lauren Vanessa Tickle

American designer Lauren Vanessa Tickle explores and reevaluates the intrinsic value of currency through the discipline of jewelry. ‘increased value’ is a series of objects representing synthesized reflections on the idea of money through adornment where tickle engages in a meticulous and deliberate interrogation of the material. Slicing, cutting and reassembling one dollar bills, tickle […]

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February 25, 2013 1

Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska

Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European […]

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February 25, 2013 5

Ron Mueck’s figurative sculptures at fondation Cartier, Paris

Highly acclaimed London-based artist Ron Mueck will be unveiling new work at the fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris in his first major exhibition in Europe since 2005, running from the 16th of April through to the 29th september, 2013. To complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for […]

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