Avant/Garde Diaries have a great profile up on Olaf Breuning, one of my favourite artists (posted here). I want to hang out with this guy. You can tell his problem isn’t coming up with ideas, it’s finding enough time to do them all. Watch the video below!
Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.
See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.
It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!
It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.