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Annie Vought Recreates Handwritten Letters with Papercutting

November 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Painstakingly sliced sentences by Oakland artist Annie Vought. In some of her works the lines on the paper provide a natural structure for a single piece and in others individual words are glued to pins. How obsessive compulsively awesome. See also Jill Sylvia. (via the best part)

 

 



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Art from Arson in Detroit

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Salvaged Landscape is the result of a collaboration between artist Catie Newell and the non-profit Imagination Station that is working to reclaim blighted areas around Detroit. Catie transformed a building that was victim to arson into a new, potentially viable space. It sounds as though once they obtain more funding the remaining charred building will be torn down around Catie’s structure and a new building could be erected to incorporate it. (via core77)

 

 



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Roman Ondák's room of heights

November 2, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Participatory installation by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák. Every visitor is encouraged to mark their height on the wall and after several months a dark band encircles the gallery. (via bldg//wlf)

 

 



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The Maniacal Grins of Yue Minjun

November 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Was delighted to stumble upon the works of Yue Minjun, who paints and sculpts himself in various settings frozen in laughter. Minjun’s painting Execution is the most expensive work sold by a Chinese contemporary artist.

 

 



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Bad Things That Could Happen

October 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Wow it’s like if Michel Gondry directed Oompa Loompas. A film by This Is It.