Thomas Demand’s Fascinating Film is Made from a Cruise Ship's Security Footage

Curator: Wendy MacNaughton
date: February 5, 2015
Categories: Art
Tags: sculpture, video
Similar to Vincent Tomczyk’s paper sculptures from yesterday's post, but all about the formalism, is Thomas Demand’s stop-motion paper sculpture film “Pacific Sun," which I saw at LACMA a couple weeks ago and was blown away. 

It was made using security footage from the interior of a cruise ship during a storm. You can watch the video here (video from his show at the Matthew Marks Gallery).
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How on Earth Does Vincent Tomczyk Make These Sculptures From Just Paper?

Curator: Wendy MacNaughton
date: February 4, 2015
Categories: Art
Tags: art, sculpture
The artist Vincent Tomczyk meticulously recreates objects like a pressed white shirt, a pair of jean shorts, a worn leather wallet, and a Corbusier bench entirely out of paper for total paper sculpture trompe l’oeils.
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Rad Designer Alert: Misha Kahn

Curator: Nora Wolf
date: October 17, 2014
Categories: Art, Product Design
Tags: art, sculpture

Weird. Gross. These are my highest compliments when it comes to design (seriously). If a designer can make something that makes me giggle, makes me want to touch it, intangibly reminds me of food AND is still functional and perfectly executed—then I’m sold. 

I definitely drank the Kool-Aid because I’m really digging the Memphis revival.  I wouldn’t say Misha Kahn’s work fits exactly into this Memphis 2.0 grouping, but it's part of a larger design movement that celebrates the serious and silly.

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Aaron Koblin Doing It Yet Again with "Unnumbered Sparks"

Curator: Sue Murphy
date: September 8, 2014
Categories: Art, Environmental Design, Experience Design
Tags: art, digital, installation, interactive, sculpture
If life was like The Matrix I'd ask for the Aaron Koblin card to be loaded into my brain. I'm always excited to see what project he's been working on. I have a hard time explaining to my family what I do, I can't even imagine how he does it. 
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An Overlooked "Paperweight" Holds it Down in NYC

Curator: Rodrigo Corral
date: September 4, 2014
Categories: Architecture, Art
Tags: art, sculpture
Maybe you never come to downtown New York, but if you do, even if you work there, I'd bet that 999 out of 1,000 of you never notice it—but it’s there. 

To most it looks like a giant yet nondescript plaque bearing the name of Harry B. Helmsley, a prominent NYC property holder in the mid 19th century. The Helmsley Plaza, where it's located in the Financial District (FIDI), is also home to artist Isamu Noguchi’s famous "Red Cube." However, it's this paeprweight that always catches my eye. It’s the reason FIDI didn’t blow away during Sandy, a giant paperweight holding down the corner of Broadway and Cedar Street.
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