Interview with artist Olafur Eliasson on Design Boom

Interview with artist olafur eliasson on Design Boom Since the founding of his studio in 1995, olafur eliasson has engaged audiences across the globe with an extensive and important body of work spanning sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation. the danish/icelandic artist has set his monumental projects both in and around civic space and within museum institutions, each embodying his interests in perception, movement, experience, and feelings of self. His urban artworks like Read more […]

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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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