Artist Janet Echelman, known for her beautiful large outdoor sculptures made of nets, is set to install her largest work to date in Vancouver! She is personally borrowing funds to cover the cost of installing the work and a non-profit called Burrard Arts Foundation has stepped in to try and help her make this sculpture a reality.
Watch the video below explaining the proposed piece for Vancouver, and if you want to support the project jump over to Kickstarter.
Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin created a series of sculptures and then invited eleven children between the ages of three and five to interpret them.
“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story connected to them, which one they liked the most, etc. I asked each child if they felt the collection was missing something, and if so could they draw the missing piece. I asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which every child except for one did. Even the children who didn’t have anything to say about my sculptures were so certain when they started to move them around. There was no hesitation – they knew exactly how and where they were supposed to go. Before any judgment on the beautiful or the ugly, before any acceptance or refusal (official or private), they provided a testimony of a certain way of being in the world, experiencing the world.“
Malin has produced a beautiful book of the project (which you can order here). I’ve included more images from inside the book below!
This week the @Booooooom Instagram account has been taken over by a relatively unknown artist from Puerto Rico, Luis Alberto Perez. The artist has quite a unique drawing style, which I’m sure will garner much more recognition this coming year. Follow along on our account and be sure to follow Perez’s personal account.
Last month I completely missed posting this fantastic video by director Jesse Kanda and producer Arca. I’ve featured Kanda’s work before and Arca you may know from that mind-melting &&&&& mixtape. The two have created a feast for the ears and eyes for SSENSE.
Enjoy “Fluid Silhouettes” below.