Love these unfunctional table ceramics by Object & Totem.
Enjoy these stills by Irish painter Conor Walton.
It's like falling in love again... Ricardo Bofill
Gravity is for loosers. Not for Kris Kremo.
This still is one of my favourite artists, Roman Signer.
Paintings by Nathalie Du Pasquier.
An oldie, but goody. Simon Faithfull's chair in space (2004)
Variant/Adobe (1948) by Josef Albers, oil on masonite
Ruth Asawa in her home with sculptures, 1954. Photo by Nat Farbman.
Ruth Asawa did these beautiful wire sculptures. She lived in San Francisco.
Schneegrenze (2011), watercolour on paper.
I just went to see an exhibition by Swiss artist Andrea Heller, it was surprisingly... good.
Good work by Peter Kogler.
North America's Daniel Arsham makes ping pong balls clouds.
Janet Echelman uses real craft, new materials and engineering to create these huge wind sculptures.
Between Red-39, 2008. Oil painting by Seol's Sea Hyun Lee (born 1967).
Love the work of Jung Yeon Min, South Korean painter, born 1979 in Gwangju, lives and works in France now. Here is a nice collection of her work.
The Infinite Library is an ongoing project by Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda. It is primarily an expanding archive of books, each created out of pages of one or more found books and bound anew.
I couldn't agree more with Robert Hughes's comments about how money, fame and the media is transforming the art world. Make sure to see the whole movie.
The work of Rufus Corporation.
Olafur Elisasson (born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish-Icelandic artist. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research.
Een lek in het zwijgen (boot, dekzijl, glas, continu geluid van een neuriënde man) and Boekenkast (bibliotheek met 60 m omgekeerde boeken) by Jan van der Veer.
Ephemicropolis by Peter Root. 100,000 staples, approx. floor area 600 x 300 cm. Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.
An other project by Peter Root is called Digital Detritus: Part of an on-going series of virtual installations situated in Google Earth. Sound track created using recordings made on location in Istanbul.
The Maison en U in Montréal by Archidect Natalie Dionne wins the prize for Exellence in Archidecture.
John Powers is an artist based in New York doing sculptures. Like this one by thousands of anodized aluminum-plated Styrofoam blocks.
Jorge lets different people perform the same conversation over and over.
Gregor Kuschmirz and Moritz Schmidt developed this pixaresque bagging robot. Cute.
Like the art of Travis Louie.
This lovely single family home was placed on the MUMOK museum in Vienna by well-known Austrian artist Erwin Wurm.
How to explain my parents is a nine episode documentary in which artists of abstract work explain to their parents where its all about. Sometimes it's actually good to use the parent test, if they don't get it you might have to think it over again.
Made by by the dutch ovens Lernert & Sander.
Was born 1977 in Germany and made this installation called The Conversation. It consists of 99 solenoides mounted in a circle. Together they carry three rubberbands in the center of the circle. Each magnet works autonomously and tries to adapt to the forces in the network. The aim of the system is to keep a balance of forces.
The concept is good, but even more beautiful is the machine it self.
The Switzerland based artists Zimoun and Pe Lang did a few wonderful pieces experimenting with sound waves.
Via today and tomorrow
Mask LXV (2007) by John Stezaker.
Just recently talked about this, then seen on Swiss Miss: "Signers Koffer", by Roman Signer. For non-swiss people it might be a bit strange, but if you're Swiss, this is really heart-touching. The revolution against the old Swiss establishment and its values, done in a very precise Swiss way.
Eight dipping ducks and their drinking glasses are wired up to the eight notes of a modified keyboard. Each time a duck tips down and touches the water to drink, the circuit is completed and a sound is produced. By Kitty Clarc via Vvork.
You have to see his work, absolutely beautiful.
I was posting about this guy's work already earlier. Now I came across his talk at the TED conference, and his other work blew me again away. Just beautiful.
Another great post by the Fabrica blog.
Image by Loek van der Klis.
Theo Jansen, a Dutch Engineer, something like a hero of combining art and engineering. He came into the public's focus through a South African BMW commercial. After that, he has been invited to all major intellectual conferences, explaining his work.
And it's truly impressive. Using simple plastic tubes, he has been developing mobile kinetic constructions. Through using the principals of evolution, Theo Jansen was able to find the perfect proportions to allow his creations to walk, powered by wind only.