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07.02.15 Liam Mathews

A floating orb made from old pieces of trash that was meant to signify brighter days for the filthy canal got crab-bucketed by even older pieces of trash and pulled to the bottom, DNAinfo reports. The Harvest Dome, built by architects Alexander Levi and Amanda Schachter out of 450 discarded umbrellas and 128 plastic bottles, […]

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06.17.15 Liam Mathews

Artist Molly Soda has had nude photos publicly shown without her permission before. Last year, some dude found some photos of her in the trash and put them up in a gallery without knowing Molly Soda was famous-ish. So even though she “doesn’t send nudes” to romantic partners, as she told Paper, she still has […]

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06.03.15 Prachi Gupta

You could be a part of a new art installation going up at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that artist Isabelle Garbani is “seeking volunteers to knit and crochet flowers out of plastic bags” for her project, “Post War Blues,” in which “thousands of colorful flowers…will burst out of a train car,” […]

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06.02.15 Liam Mathews

For years, New York City’s smallest museum was Mmuseumm, a 60-square-foot collection of artifacts (including the shoe thrown at George W. Bush!) housed in an abandoned freight elevator in Cortlandt Alley in Tribeca. But Mmuseumm’s founder Alex Kalman is ambitious, and by dreaming big he dreamt even smaller: Mmuseumm 2, which opened on Saturday, is […]

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05.26.15 Liam Mathews

Paper magnate, art collector and magazine publisher Peter Brant owns a landmarked building on East 6th Street in the East Village. He paid $27 million for it last year, and says he plans to use it as a gallery for his art collection. But his neighbors worry that a planned rooftop terrace, for which construction […]

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05.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Yukie Ohta, a writer and artist who has been archiving the history of Soho over at Soho Memory Project since 2011, wants to create a mobile station that will travel through the neighborhood and give passersby a glimpse of what used to be there. Ohta, who grew up in Soho in the 1960s and well […]

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04.29.15 Prachi Gupta

If you’re interested in gaming, art and coding but find most tech conferences to be too expensive, intimidating or unwelcoming, then FACETS might be the enrichment opportunity you’ve been waiting for. The idea for the FACETS, an “un-conference” in Brooklyn that will feature artists like Ramsey Nasser and Addie Wagenknecht, prioritizes women, people of color, […]

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04.27.15 Prachi Gupta

This Friday, the Empire State Building will be lit up in spectacular fashion: For the first time ever, it will be illuminated by projections of paintings by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns and several other celebrated artists whose works reside in the Whitney Museum. The occasion, according to New York Times, is two-fold: to […]

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04.21.15 Prachi Gupta

Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda, who helped bring “kawaii culture” mainstream, wants to create a giant, cute time capsule in the shape of a Japanese bear in New York City. In this interactive art project, called Time After Time people are encouraged to fill a semi-transparent bear-like character with keepsakes and other personal items, creating a […]

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04.16.15 Bucky Turco

An art bot and the random items it bought from the deep web with its weekly $100 bitcoin allowance was returned to art collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik after being taken into police custody months ago, sans its stash of 10 Twitter-branded ecstasy pills. Those were destroyed. Swiss authorities initially seized the entire exhibit from the gallery […]

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