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01.31.11 Marina Galperina

Mischievous Italian art group IOCOSE crashed Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds exhibition in London this weekend. Dressed all nice and armed with a bag of sunflower seeds and slingshots, the four artists shot a few real seeds into Ai Weiwei’s immaculate carpet-pile of hand-painted porcelain seeds. See the video of the museum intervention below. Update: Ai […]

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01.03.11 Marina Galperina

Next time you see a gaggle of motorbikers with trees sprouting out of their helmets zooming down the street, relax. It’s art. You’re not crazy. Take a deep breath. The head-plants even compensated for the CO2 production for you. […]

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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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10.06.10 Marina Galperina

This week in This vs. That… Left: Anatoli Osmolovsky perching on the shoulder of Mayakowski statue in 1993 Moscow. Right: Liane Lang’s life-like dolls hanging off Lenin in modern day Budapest. They’re similar, but they’re not. But who’s legit? […]

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09.28.10 Marina Galperina

The Spanish intervention group Luzinterruptus has created some amazing projects over the years, but some of their brightest ideas were never realized. They’ve rounded up a few illustrations of the thwarted wonders: the street of trick shadows, the glowing garden and trees with lit cellulose wings. Bring it back to NYC! […]

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09.14.10 Marina Galperina

Spotting Madrid’s construction trenches are 200 lit Chinese cocktail umbrellas. Street intervention crew Luzinterruptus made a filthy heap of earth and trash near a cluster of bookshops and gambling dens all luminous. See their latest: Come September. […]

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Marina Galperina

Last month, six artists on a Tarkovsky kick explored the Zone with a yet mysterious motive. See the photos from Plan C by Tod Seelie of Eva and Franco Mattes of 0100101110101101.org crawling around the radioactive remains of Chernobyl. Gas mask mountains, a sprouted post-Apocalypse and gorgeous peeling rot await. […]

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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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08.17.10 Marina Galperina

Why are these Germans all licking guns? The gun-shaped frozen pops are edible and taste like coke, black currant, licorice, cherry and food coloring, that’s why. Tasteful… tasty, rather. […]

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08.13.10 Marina Galperina

Check out this Solarlichtraum that Sweza installed in Berlin. It is not a bird house. Peep inside and there’s a [pleasant] surprise – a backlit graffiti-style panel, aglow via a solar-powered LED. Cheap and interactive! […]

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