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05.23.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Inspired by the Renaissance-era Christian art adorning the walls of London’s National Gallery, resident artist Michael Landy puts a grotesque, contemporary spin on the lives (and deaths) of Saints. Seven interactive large-scale kinetic sculptures make up Saints Alive — on view through November. Constructed from fragments of National Gallery paintings and mechanical junk parts scavenged at flea markets, the towering sculptures tell […]

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12.21.09 Will Sherman

In January, artist Michael Landy will reopen South London Gallery as a dumpster for the arts. The British artist, known for pulverizing all his possessions in his 2001 “Break Down,” will curate a collection of unwanted works as a “monument to creative failure.” Over the course of six weeks, Landy’s 2000-cubic foot “Art Bin” will […]

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