Portrait of the artist: Bill Viola, video artist

Portrait of the artist: Bill Viola, video artist ‘I fell into a lake aged six and saw the most beautiful world. My work is about getting back there’ Story via the Guardian  Why have you always been drawn to video? I came of age at the end of the 1960s, just when video was also coming into the world. Companies such as Sony and Panasonic were starting to market it and we artists immediately knew how it could be used. It was a rare time of collaboration rather than competition: every Read more […]

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Max Zorn interview on Design Boom

Max Zorn interview on Design Boom   DB: please can you tell us a bit about your background and what you do for a living? MZ: I make art with packing tape, the same kind you might use on boxes when you’re sending a package in the mail or moving home. it may sound weird to start my resume with a sentence like that, but that’s what I do for a living. yet, it was a coincidence that I ended up as an artist at all. it all started with the idea to use street lamps as an urban gallery for street Read more […]

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David Hockney on the Guardian

‘When I’m working, I feel like Picasso, I feel I’m 30’ By Tim Lewis David Hockney last year left Yorkshire and returned to his home in the Hollywood Hills after a series of traumatic events in his personal life. Here the 77-year-old reveals how California has rejuvenated him, before answering questions from Observer readers and cultural figures David Hockney wants to tell you a joke. A man goes to a doctor and informs him that he wants to live the longest life possible – what Read more […]

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Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his)

Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his) The architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum, has declared that 98 per cent of modern architecture is “s**t”. The put-down came after a journalist suggested his buildings are “showy” and another asked whether “emblematic buildings” such as his own would continue to feature in modern cities. Peering stonily from a podium he raised his middle finger in a gesture of contempt and rudeness before declaring Read more […]

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Marco Djermaghian interview

Marco Djermaghian, an unconventional Iranian architect has actively sought in his practice to engage directly with the process of construction. Lately he has renovated and partially re-constructed the office building of a glass factory in Iran.  His purpose was to refine the traditions of his country to elemental simplicity, while transforming materials and surfaces through the exploration of new treatments and techniques. Liya Glass Factory Qazvin/ (IRAN): the construction is a completion Read more […]

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