This past weekend, Art Brussels filled the halls of Brussels Expo with a buzz quite similar to the one on the Belgian capital's art gallery-filled streets. Maskara, a Mumbai-based gallery, rubbed shoulders with New York galleries both established and young, while Cypriot gallery the Office joined no less than 50 Belgian galleries,
Kevin Kelly: As you can see from these photographs I took in 1976, the medieval town is delicate. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings.
Across the backdrop of an expansive retro-Scandinavian landscape, Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag has spent the last few years imagining a world of science fiction inhabited by roaming mech robots, dinosaurs, and other technological innovations plopped right onto the Swedish countryside.
Will Holman is a maker's maker whose HOWTOs have graced Make, Instructables, Readymade and other hotbeds of DIY; his new book Guerilla Furniture Design is a beautifully written and inspiring design manifesto disguised as a project book,
Dulwich Picture Gallery usually gets about 500 visitors a week. Which is not great, considering that it is a gorgeous gallery in the capital and is filled with masterpieces. So we must salute the chutzpah of its curator, Xavier Bray, who has boosted attendance enormously by inventing a game, namely slotting in a fake along the permanent collection of true Old Masters, and asking people to guess which one it was.
For the second year running, international street artists descended on Delhi this February to create enormous murals on the city's walls. Organised by St+art, a group that also runs a similar festival in Mumbai, the festival is meant to democratise art: to take it out of the gallery and bring it to everyone via Delhi's bustling streets and public spaces.
Artist Roy Tyson is back with a new series and exhibition. The new seriesnamed ‘Little Heroes’ is filled with the same political engagement and humor as his previous works, with more emphasis on the hero inside all of us.
Swiss artist Felice Varini recently opened a new solo exhibition titled 'La Villette en Suites' featuring a number of anamorphic projections designed to be viewed from a single location creating an uncanny optical illusion.
In his 2010 photo series 1503, photographer Christian Tagliavini recreates 16th century Renaissance portraits in eerie stylized images. Tagliavini spent six months painstakingly handcrafting all the costumes, including the rather elaborate hats. The models’ curiously long necks were achieved through deft photo manipulation.
Could art students capture the real Britain in the run-up to the 2015 general election? We invited them to have a go via GuardianWitness, and come up with a new slogan for a political party or their own alternative political message. Here are the best entries, which riff on everything from Nirvana to Beyoncé and rave posters
Did you know you can use Lego Bricks to make concrete furniture? In this episode of HomeMade Modern Ben Uyeda shows how to make a set of modern concrete nesting tables using quikrete cement mix. A lot of people have questions about the strength so it might be fun to test it.
Back in 2012 we first posted about 'Urban Geode', charming faux crystal street art installations created by artist Paige Smith in Los Angeles. In the intervening years Smith has taken her crystals–crafted mainly from paper or resin–to other locales, including Istanbul and San Francisco.
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