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10.06.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s a great installation by Marcos Zotes for the Nuit Blanche: Bring to Light New York 2011 fest. For CCTV/Creative Control, the artist has turned Brooklyn’s 10-story-high Milton Street water tower into an ever vigilant live eye. See the video for creepy, luminous blinking below. […]

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09.27.11 Marina Galperina

Copenhagen art crew Superflex has created a “life-sized, detailed, and functional replica” of the executive restroom of the New York JPMorgan Chase headquarters inside Olympic Restaurant on Delancey, so any purveyors of the LES Greek joint can experience being in the seat of authority whilst shitting like kings and “contemplating the structures of power that become imbued in even […]

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05.25.11 Marina Galperina

Meet the mother of Russian “total installations” who penetrated the boys-only club of the Moscow Conceptual Circle. The MMMA is exhibiting 40-years-worth of Irina Nakhov’s conceptual art. One of the ‘Rooms’ from her five-part, ground-breaking apartment installation is reconstructed in detail. Now go back to 1984 and pretend you’ve never seen that before. Ooh. Aah. […]

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10.22.10 Marina Galperina

♪♫ Bb…. That’s the sound of Sun Boxes, a solar power installation now making its way to Turner Falls. Hear Craig Colorusso’s twenty independently operating, solar-paneled speakers play pre-recorded guitar notes into one gorgeously droning chord below. […]

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10.12.10 Marina Galperina

So, why were 0100101110101101.ORG, Tod Seelie and crew scrambling mysteriously in the Chernobyl-poisoned, restricted dead Zone of Pripyat? After a few video clues, Plan C is now revealed: to scavenge and haul away parts, assemble a radioactive carnival ride and plop it in Manchester park for people to ride. Yes, really. […]

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Marina Galperina

Here’s latest from Isaac Cordal’s conceptual miniature series Cement Eclipses, new work for the same dirty old world disaster. A parasite suit stands on a London CCTV camera, tiny men follow the leader to their watery graves and the saddest little bureaucrat sinks into melted cement. The gas-masked wedding cake topper is the latest from […]

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09.07.10 Marina Galperina

There are birds with cameras for heads perched about a Netherlands’ city centre. Since cameras have become “pests” with their constant surveillance, the Utrecht school of art begat the panoptICONS project – a street art intervention/installation of avian spies. […]

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05.21.10 Marina Galperina

Sixty pianos will be scattered throughout the five boroughs this summer as artist Luke Jerram brings his touring public art installation to NYC. The installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” previously planted pianos in public areas and parks across London, São Paulo, Bristol and Barcelona. […]

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05.19.10 Marina Galperina

Installation artist Justin Lowe is will recreate CBGB’s legendary bathroom this summer. Four gallery rooms of Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum will become nostalgic echoes of the stinking, stickered, tagged and memorabilia-encrusted facilities. […]

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05.06.10 Marina Galperina

Edward Kienholz’s “Roxys” is a surreal recreation of a well-known Vegas brothel circa the ’40s, originally shown in LA in ’62. A pioneer of installation art, Kienholz bric-à-brac and found materials (vintage calendars, a jukebox playing ’40s records) fill the space. Mangled mannequin characters haunt it. See the boar-skulled Madam, Five Dollar Billy with the […]

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