In “Historic Present,” Korean artist Sungseok Ahn combines past and present by shooting old images of historical locations on screens that line up perfectly with the present-day. Creating such a stark overlap, Ahn’s work explores issues of memory, the rapid passage of time, as well as the way history is treated. More images from his series below.
Located in a converted elevator shaft in New York City, Mmuseumm houses a carefully curated selection of contemporary artifacts you won’t find in conventional museums. Their permanent collection includes items like “Gummy Worm” and “Homemade Antenna.” Open to the public Thursday and Fridays 6-9pm, and Saturday and Sundays noon-6pm, a $5 suggested donation will get you an audio/text guide, illuminating the quirks and complexities of the modern world. Check out Huck’s video featurette below!
Faig Ahmed takes apart traditional Azerbaijani carpets and recreates them, altering their patterns to create compositions with contemporary twists: pixelation, graffiti, optical illusions, and various purposeful imperfections. See more images below!
Short animation exploring texture by Berlin-based interdisciplinary design studio, Colors And The Kids. Watch below!