Formafantasma's Vase Made of Blown Lava from Mount Etna

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 18, 2015
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This vessel is a from a collection of work reacting to Mount Etna and the surrounding community. As they describe it, "Mount Etna is a mine without miners–it is excavating itself to expose its raw materials."  

This piece was made by reheating the cooled lava from the volcano and blowing it like traditional glass.  I think it's such a clever and poetic use of material that instantly communicates its natural properties and characteristics. I'm in love.
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Alberto Giacometti's "Floral Chandelier" in the Picasso Museum

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 17, 2015
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This chandelier is really my jam right now; it's a combination of so many things done well. It has lovely structure, a simple repeating geometry that ends up feeling organic and not too rigid. The plaster treatment, which gives that "wiggly line" feeling of a Giacometti sculpture, and simple flowers that are somehow not too precious make this a real winner.
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Phillip K. Smith III's Technical Lighting Feat

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 16, 2015
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This piece was shown at "Untitled" in Miami last year, and it was truly mesmerizing. Technically, it was quite a feat, with perfectly-even backlit panels of slowly changing colored light. The reflections were so eerily monochromatic, and the interaction of colors was so pure. As a lighting designer I was really drawn to how clearly it demonstrated qualities of light, reflection, and color.
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"Brainz Power," More Droolworthy Illustration By Craig & Karl

Curator: Simon Endres
date: February 13, 2015
Categories: Art, Illustration, Poster Design
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The work by Craig & Karl just makes me happy—both emotionally and intellectually. This "Brainz Power" illustration is a somewhat abstract depiction of something bodily, blobby, and gross but through visual dexterity and humor they've been able to turn grey matter into a writhing ball of funkiness.

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"Gloria" by Allora & Calzadilla

Curator: Simon Endres
date: February 12, 2015
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Originally part of the U.S. exhibition at the 2011 Venice Biennale, this work has always remained top of mind. It's audacious both in terms of scale, logistics, and politics. 


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