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11.20.13 Andy Cush

Dezeen, my favorite site for the weird and wonderful world of synthetic biology, today points us to human cheese. That is, cheese made with bacteria culled from real people’s bodies. Not just any bodies, either: there’s fromage derived from Olaf Eliasson‘s tears, Hans-Ulrich Obrist‘s nose, and Michael Pollan’s bellybutton. The human cheeses were made by Christina […]

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07.16.13 Kyle Petreycik

Icelandic artist Hlynur Hallsson believes to have found the person responsible for vandalism of Iceland’s purest nature sanctuaries. Earlier in April, a series of large words was found spray-painted across the landscape in a small portion north-east Iceland. Hallsson, while viewing a recent exhibition at Alexander Levy gallery in Berlin spotted numerous photographic works by an artist […]

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06.11.13 Marina Galperina

You can’t. “I want to lick that,” should not be the first thing that comes into your head upon viewing of Your Waste of Time, an immersive installation by Olafur Eliasson at MOMA PS1’s “EXPO 1: New York” exhibition. When you visit the chilled exhibit room powered by solar panels, walking between 800-year-old hunks of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest […]

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04.20.10 Marina Galperina

Olafur Eliasson’s installation with architect Ma Yanson at the Ullen Center for Contemporary art will have you walking through a colorful fog room. Impressed ArtInfo sites various influences, except for Antony Gormley’s fog room “Blind Light”, which is pretty much the same thing, but devoid of pretty colors. […]

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11.11.09 Will Sherman

If you’ve ever wanted to stand on Andy Warhol’s soap box or paper your walls with someone else’s party photos, tomorrow’s your chance at Phillips de Pury’s contemporary art sale. In addition to one of Warhol’s wooden Brillo boxes, valued up to $900k, the smaller-than-normal auction features Dash Snow’s “Polaroid Wall,” estimated at the posthumous […]

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10.06.09 Will Sherman

Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson designed a new skateboard deck for Mekanism. Known for his East River tree-killing waterfall sculptures, Eliasson continues using liquid inspiration for “Your Mercury Ocean”: a 100 board series covered top and bottom with a reflective silver wave texture. Collectors will have to choose between function and aesthetics as they decide between […]

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