Archive for October, 2007
If you ever wanted to see how a sculpture like this is made, I suggest you visit this Flickr gallery. The photos will be regularly updated till the work is finished. Definitely something to follow. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you.
The Crack was created by the artist Doris Salcedo and is a pretty big art installation in the London museum Tate Modern. It symbolises the… Erm it is supposed to draw the attention to… YAAAAWN ! Two visitors fell in !
Raqib Shaw – Garden of Earthly Delights III
10′ x 15′ (305 x 457 cm)
“The Garden of Earthly Delights III” by Raqib Shaw, born in India in 1974, was shown last year at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and had a high value of 600,000 pounds from Sotheby’s. It sold at four times its top estimate, taking 2.4 million pounds pre-commission and setting a record for the artist, whose collectors include hedge-fund managers. His previous auction record was $144,000.
What a strange sight: Blue lines covering everything from the floor to the walls and all over the ceiling. If you look close enough at these gigantic blue roots, you realise that it’s all made of plastic rails, more precisely, of blue plastic toy rails we used to play with as kids! And if you look at the patterns longer, you recognise model stations and mountains alongside the rail tracks – one big diorama. You’d eventually find a pinhole-sized goat on top of the model mountain! Paramodel are Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano, an artist duo from Eastern Osaka, and they unfold such 3D, graffiti-like patterns on any surface: not only on the white walls of a gallery or the floors of a back-street factory, they extend their haptic art all over a Japanese onsen tub and don’t stop with even covering the water surface of a pond.